Agenda and decisions

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1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Minutes of the last meetings pdf icon PDF 212 KB

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4.

Public and Member Questions and Petitions

Questions must be received no later than 12 noon on the seventh working day before the date of the meeting

5.

Cheltenham Ice Rink pdf icon PDF 942 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Culture, Tourism and Wellbeing, Councillor Max Wilkinson

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

1.    the information about the outputs of the 2023-24 ice rink is noted;

2.    in advance of planning permission being considered by the Planning Committee and noting the costs and risks set out in this report, Cabinet approves that Cheltenham Borough Council leads the delivery of an ice rink in Cheltenham for the 2024-25 Christmas period;

3.    Subject to planning permission, extension to the contract for delivery and management of the Christmas Ice Rink at Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham for 12 months is approved;

4.    a total potential financial commitment as set out in section 4 of this report is approved;

5.    Cabinet notes that officers are progressing procurement and delegates appointments of contractors to the Director of Communities and Economic Development, as per section 5 of this report. 

6.

Discretionary Business Rates Relief pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets, Councillor Peter Jeffries

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

1.    the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief scheme 2024 as detailed in Appendix 2 is approved.

 

2.    the Head of Revenues and Benefits, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, is authorised to implement any changes to the reliefs detailed in appendix 2 as required by Government or to ensure the successful operation of the scheme.

 

3.    Due to the volume of cases, decisions relating to the application of these reliefs are delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and officers in the Business Rates team. In the case of a dispute reconsideration is to be made by the Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer.

 

7.

Discretionary Housing Payments Policy pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets, Councillor Peter Jeffries

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

1.    the Discretionary Housing Payment Policy in Appendix 2 is approved

 

2.    decisions relating to the award of Discretionary Housing Payments, in line with the policy and DWP guidance, are delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and designated officers within the Benefits team, with the final decision in the event of dispute being taken by the Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer.

 

3.    the Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer is authorised to apply to DLUHC for an accounting direction if it appears that the annual allocation will be exceeded in any financial year

8.

Employee and Councillor Domestic Abuse Policy pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Safety and Communities, Councillor Flo Clucas

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

1.            the Employee and Councillor Domestic Abuse policy is adopted.

 

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Physical Activity and Sports Strategy, Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 981 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Culture, Tourism and Wellbeing, Councillor Max Wilkinson

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT: 

 

1.    the findings and recommendations from the Max Associates’ Built Leisure and Sports Facilities Report as set out in section 4 and attached as appendix 2 is noted

 

2.    the provisional findings and indicative recommendations from stage C of the Playing Pitch Assessment as set out in section 5 is noted

 

3.    the initial findings from the Physical Activity Survey as set out in section 7 is noted

 

4.    that a report will be brought back to Cabinet to agree and finalise the playing pitch strategy, along with the over-arching physical activity and sports strategy and accompanying action plan that will deliver the Council’s vision and outcomes for physical activity and sports as set out in section 3 is noted

 

  1. consultants to undertake an options appraisal of the future provision of Leisure at Cheltenham and the Prince of Wales stadium to include indicative capital costs is commissioned.

 

10.

Cotswolds Beechwood Mitigation Strategy pdf icon PDF 440 KB

Report of Cabinet Member for Customer and Regulatory Services, Councillor Martin Horwood

Decision:

11.

UBICO Business Plan, 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Report of the Leader, Councillor Rowena Hay

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1. the Ubico 2024/2025 Business Plan is noted;

2. the Leader of the Council, as shareholder representative, will sign the written resolution to approve the Ubico 2024/2025 Business Plan in due course.       

 

12.

Briefing from Cabinet Members