Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 15th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose

Contact: Joanna Morley  01572 758271

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND/OR HEAD OF THE PAID SERVICE

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

4.

RECORD OF DECISIONS

To confirm the Record of Decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 May 2021.

5.

ITEMS RAISED BY SCRUTINY

To receive items raised by members of scrutiny which have been submitted to the Leader and Chief Executive.

6.

BUILDING CONTROL CONTRACT AND CHANGE OF SERVICE PROVIDER pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To receive Report No.78/2021 from the Strategic Director for Places and the Monitoring Officer.

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Hemsley, leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Economy and Infrastructure:

 

1.    Authorised the Strategic Director for Places to appoint Blaby District Council as the provider of the Building Control Services for an initial 3 year period.

2.    Approved an increase in budget of £52,700.

7.

HIGHWAYS CAPITAL PROGRAMME- SECOND ALLOCATION 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To receive Report No.65/2021 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Stephenson, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Communities, Environment and Climate Change:

 

Recommended to Council that the spend of the Department for Transports (DfT) for the balance of the Highways Maintenance Block funding allocation, and both the Capital Pot Hole and Incentive funds received, as well as the carried forward £106,000, to the value of £1,487,000 is used for proactive highway drainage, Bridges, Street Lighting structural survey, carriageway and footway works as per Appendix A.

8.

REVENUE AND CAPITAL OUTTURN REPORT pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To receive Report No.66/2021 from the Strategic Director for Resources.

Additional documents:

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Payne, Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation:

 

1.    Noted the provisional outturn (subject to audit and finalisation of business rates figures) on the revenue budget and updated capital programme

2.    Approved budget carry forwards of £596k as per para 3.5.3 (b)

3.    Approved transfers to reserves of £631k as per para 3.5.3 (b)

4.    Approved of £408k funding to cover new service pressures as per Appendix E2

5.    Recommended to Council approval of 21/22 budget adjustments for new grant income of £1.567m and planned expenditure of £1.458m as per Appendix E1.

6.    Recommended to Council the setting up of one new reserve for donations received as detailed in section 3.5.3.

7.    Noted potential future pressures highlighted in Appendix G

8.    Noted changes to the capital programme as per Section 4 and Appendix F

 

9.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Cabinet is recommended to determine whether the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and in accordance with the Access to Information provisions of Procedure Rule 239, as the following item of business is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

10.

CATMOSE SPORTS CONTRACT UPDATE pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To receive Report No.74/2021 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Walters. Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care:

 

1.    Approved acceptance of the offer of a grant of £59,249 from the National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF), administered by Sport England, to support the re-opening of the Catmose Sports facility. £57,707 will be passed on to the Council’s leisure operator.

2.    Noted the request from the Council’s leisure operator Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL) for additional financial support for the 2021-22 financial year.

3.    Authorised the Strategic Director for Places and the Strategic Director for Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Finance, to agree additional financial support to SLL of up to £43,000 (in addition to the NLRF) in 2021-22 in light of the Covid-19 impact and swimming pool closure.

4.    Authorised the Strategic Director for Places and the Strategic Director for Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Finance, to agree capital expenditure on maintenance works at the Catmose Sports facility, in line with lease obligations, of up to £150,000 over the financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

11.

ANY ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To receive items of urgent business which have previously been notified to the person presiding.