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Decisions

Decision records have been maintained since October 2010 when the system was implemented. For details of specific decisions taken before this time please contact Democratic Services.

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Decisions published

23/02/2018 - Award of contract to Snape Contracting ref: 1078    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Finance

Decision published: 01/03/2018

Effective from: 09/03/2018

Decision:

To award a contract to Snape Contracting following a competitive tender for the external works to various flats and houses in the sum of year 1 £300 000 , Year 2 £200,000 with possible extension Year 3 £200,000 (approximately)

Lead officer: David Roberts


23/02/2018 - Appointment of Commercial Director for GAL ref: 1075    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 23/02/2018

Effective from: 03/03/2018

Decision:

To approve the appointment of Richard Connelly to the role of Commercial Director for GAL.

 

To sign the written resolution for the above

Lead officer: Mark Sheldon


12/02/2018 - Gang injunction ref: 1074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Development and Safety

Decision published: 22/02/2018

Effective from: 03/03/2018

Decision:

To support Gloucestershire Constabulary with the process of taking out a gang injunction through providing financial support of 25% of the total costs of the injunction up to a maximum cap of £5,000.

Lead officer: Richard Gibson


20/02/2018 - Variation of Public Spaces Protection Order ref: 1073    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Development and Safety

Decision published: 20/02/2018

Effective from: 28/02/2018

Decision:

1.    Note the consultation feedback; and

2.    Adopt the proposed PSPO attached at Appendix 4 to be incorporated in to the Public Space Protection (Cheltenham) Order 2017;

3.    Delegate authority to the Director of Environment to implement the revised PSPO.

Lead officer: Louis Krog


16/02/2018 - Application to GCC for a Highways Agreement ref: 1072    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Planning-Tracey Crews

Decision published: 16/02/2018

Effective from: 16/02/2018

Decision:

To submit an application to Gloucestershire County Council for a Highways Agreement to enable Cheltenham Borough Council to proceed with phase 1 improvement works on Cheltenham High Street East.


13/02/2018 - Discretionary Business Rates Reliefs ref: 1066    For Determination

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

1.    a change to the amount of local discretionary revaluation support scheme for 2017/18 as set out in section 2.3 of this report and appendix 2

 

2.    the local discretionary revaluation support scheme for 2018/19 be approved in accordance with section 3 of this report and appendix 2

 

3.    the extension of the relief scheme for pubs in 2018/19 be approved to be awarded in accordance with the detailed guidance in appendix 3

 

4.    the Supporting Small Businesses relief scheme in 2018/19 be approved to be awarded in line with the detailed guidance in appendix 3

 

5.    the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance, be authorised to set the percentage relief level for local revaluation support in 2018/19 as detailed in section 3.4 of this report.

 

6.    due to the volume of cases, decisions relating to the application of these reliefs be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and officers in the Business Rates team. In the case of a dispute a reconsideration is to be made by the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance.

Lead officer: Jayne Gilpin


13/02/2018 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2018/19 ref: 1068    For Determination

To approve the strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

Council be recommended to approve the attached Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Annual Investment Strategy for 2018/19 at Appendix 2, Lending list at Appendix 2, Table 2 page 6 and MRP policy statement for 2018/19 at Appendix D be approved, including :

·         The general policy objective ‘that Council should invest prudently the surplus funds held on behalf of the community giving priority to security and liquidity’.

·         That the Prudential Indicators for 2018/19 including the authorised limit as the statutory affordable borrowing limit determined under Section 3 (1) Local Government Act 2003 be approved.

·         Revisions to the Council’s lending list and parameters as shown in Appendix 2, Table 2 page 6 are proposed in order to provide some further capacity. These proposals have been put forward after taking advice from the Council’s treasury management advisers Arlingclose Limited and are prudent enough to ensure the credit quality of the Council’s investment portfolio remains high.

 

 

 

Lead officer: Paul Jones


13/02/2018 - Discretionary Housing Payments Policy ref: 1065    For Determination

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

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

 

2.    decisions relating to the award of DHP in line with the policy and DWP guidance, be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits, with the final decision in the event of dispute being taken by the Chief Finance Officer.

 

3.    the Chief Finance Officer be authorised to apply to DCLG for an accounting direction if it appears that the annual allocation will be exceeded in any financial year

Lead officer: Jayne Gilpin


13/02/2018 - Final Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget proposals 2018/19 ref: 1071    For Determination

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT it be recommended to Council that

 

1.    the revised HRA forecast for 2017/18 be noted.

2.    the HRA budget proposals for 2018/19 (shown at Appendix 2) including a proposed rent decrease of 1% and changes to other rents and charges as detailed within the report be approved.

3.    the proposed HRA capital programme for 2018/19 as shown at Appendices 3 and 4 be approved

4.    authority be delegated to the Section 151 Officer, in consultation
with the Cabinet Member for Finance, to apply for a direction from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to permit Discretionary Housing Payments to Council Tenants to be funded from the HRA if it appears probable that the annual Government allocation for the year will be exceeded (see paragraph 6.6 of the report).

Lead officer: Paul Jones


13/02/2018 - Budget Monitoring Report 2017/18 - position as at December 2017 ref: 1069    For Determination

To note the report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

1.    the contents of this report including the key projected variances to the 2017/18 budget and the expected delivery of services within budget be noted.

 

2.    Council be recommended to approve the budget virements to the 2017/18 budget, as part of the revised budget 2017/18, as detailed in Appendix 6.

Lead officer: Paul Jones


13/02/2018 - Final General Fund Revenue and Capital budget proposals 2018/19 (including Section 25) ref: 1070    Recommendations Approved

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT it be recommended to Council to:

1.    Approve the revised budget for 2017/18.

2.    Consider the budget assessment by the Section 151 Officer at Appendix 2 in agreeing the following recommendations.

3.    Approve the final budget proposals including a proposed council tax for the services provided by Cheltenham Borough Council of £203.01 for the year 2018/19 (an increase of 2.99% or £5.89 a year for a Band D property), as detailed in paragraphs 4.26 to 4.30.

4.    Approve the growth proposals, including one off initiatives at Appendix 4.

5.    Approve the savings / additional income totalling £716,500 and the budget strategy at Appendix 5.

6.    Approve the use of reserves and general balances and note the projected level of reserves, as detailed at Appendix 6.

7.    Note that Gloucestershire was successful in becoming a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot in 2018/19 and propose that the additional revenue generated be earmarked for economic growth initiatives specific to Cheltenham (paragraphs 4.19 to 4.20).

8.    Approve the extension of grants to Cheltenham Performing Arts (£20,000) and the Holst Birthplace Trust (£7,500) for a further 3 years, as detailed in paragraph 5.12.

9.    Approve the deferral of the 2017/18 Cheltenham Trust management fee saving to 2019/20 and 2021/22 and provide for a contingency within the working balance of £150,000 for the Trust to drawdown (paragraphs 5.13 to 5.18).

10.  Approve the Pay Policy Statement for 2018/19, including the continued payment of a living wage supplement at Appendix 9.

11.  Approve a level of supplementary estimate of £100,000 for 2018/19 as outlined in Section 13.

Lead officer: Paul Jones


13/02/2018 - Events Programme ref: 1067    Recommendations Approved

To consider outcomes of Tour of Britain project and context within future Cheltenham Festival of cycling events

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2018

Effective from: 23/02/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    that the preparation of an events programme to support the delivery of the Council’s 5 year strategy to grow the visitor economy that promotes Cheltenham as a world class destination be agreed.

 

2.    that a budget of £50,000 per annum be built into the base budget to support the delivery of a collaborative Cheltenham events programme which facilitates a mixture of high profile and community led activities and events.

 

3.    to commit to delivery of a community based cycling event in 2018 and agree to seek to deliver a high profile cycling event in 2019 within the context of an events programme.  Officers to bring back to Cabinet a business case for 2019 one off funding in due course.

 

4.    that the most effective means of the future delivery of the marketing and events programme be investigated and that a further report be brought back to Cabinet accordingly.

Lead officer: Tracey Crews