Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 25th November, 2021 4.30 pm

Venue: at the District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, S42 6NG

Contact: Alan Maher  01246 217391

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.

3.

Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 480 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Leader to sign the attached Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 9 September 2021.

4.

Proposed Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme for 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Report of the Chairs of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet supported the Work Programmes for the Audit & Corporate Governance Scrutiny Committee, the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the Growth Scrutiny Committee and the Organisation Scrutiny Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year. 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To keep Cabinet informed of the Work Programmes of the Council’s four Scrutiny Committees. 

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED 

 

No alternative options were considered.  

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

5.

Action Plan for Business Centre and Industrial Units Scrutiny Review pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Report of Councillor C Renwick, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet endorsed the proposed Action Plan as set out in the report in response to the Growth Scrutiny Committee Review of Business Centres and Industrial Units.

 

REASONS FOR THE DECISION

 

To confirm Cabinet’s support for the review’s recommendations and agree the actions to be taken in response to it.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED 

 

No other options were considered.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

6.

Single Equality Scheme 2019-2023 Review Year Two pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Report of Councillor M Foster, Portfolio Holder for Council Services

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

Cabinet noted the progress achieved during the second year of the Council’s Single Equality Scheme 2019-23.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To appraise Cabinet of progress made towards achieving the Council’s Single Equality Scheme objectives

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED

 

No other options were considered. The Council has a statutory duty to publish information demonstrating with the General Equality Duty.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

7.

Medium Term Financial Plan Financial Monitoring 2021-22 (Quarter 2) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet noted the budget monitoring position for the financial year 2021-22, as set out in the report.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To inform Cabinet the financial position of the Council following the second quarter’s (Q2) budget monitoring exercise for the General Fund, the Housing Revenue Account, Capital Programme and Treasury Management activity.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED

 

No other options were considered. The report provided monitoring information for Members on the financial position against the Council’s previously approved budget.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

 

8.

Medium Term Financial Plan (Revised Budgets) 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance

 

Key Decision

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)  That Cabinet approved the use of the Resilience Reserve to fund the approved growth for the waste recycling service, as specified in the report.

 

(2)  Cabinet approved that any subsequent under-spend on the General Fund in respect of 2021/22 be transferred to the Resilience Reserve to “pay-back” the contribution made during the current financial year and increase financial resilience for future years.

 

(3)  Cabinet recommend to Council that:

 

(a)  The budget in respect of the General Fund as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved as the Current Budget for 2021/22

 

(b)  The budget in respect of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) as set out in Appendix 3 of the report be approved as the Current Budget for 2021/22

 

(c)  The Capital Programme as set out in Appendix 4of the report be approved as the Current Budget for 2021/22.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To enable revised budgets to be prepared as early as possible within the financial year, in order to provide sufficient time to allow any planned changes to be delivered. The Council has faced financial challenges this year putting pressure on the ability to set a balanced General Fund budget. Careful budget management, use of reserves ring fenced for providing resilience when needed, and the ongoing progression of the Transformation Agenda has mitigated this.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED

 

No alternative options were considered. Decisions on how resources are used will be taken by Members as part of the 2022/23 Medium Term Financial Planning process.

 

This is a Key Decision.  The call-in period for the decision will run until Monday 6 December 2021

 

 

9.

The Council's Housing Companies pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Report of Councillor A Powell, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Communities and Communications

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Council’s companies:

 

(a)  Homes for North East Derbyshire Limited,

(b)  NE Housing Trading Company Limited, and

(c)   NE Derbyshire Housing Development Company Limited,

 

be now wound up.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

The Companies are not required to ensure the Council’s regeneration and economic development aims are achieved.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED

 

The option of retaining the companies was considered but rejected, as the companies are not required.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

 

10.

Eckington Depot Refurbishment pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Report of Councillor J Kenyon, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Transformation and Climate Change

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(a)         That Cabinet approved the proposed refurbishment works identified within the report in order to address fire safety and improve the provision of welfare facilities at the Eckington Depot.

 

(b)         That Council be recommended to increase the current Capital Programme by £0.525m in order to fund these works

 

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To enable the required refurbishments work to Eckington Depot as specified in the report to be carried out.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED

 

No alternative options were considered at this time.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

 

 

 

 

11.

Urgent Items

To consider any other matter which the Leader is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 2012 No 2089, Regulation 11.

12.

Exclusion of Public

The Leader to move:-

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the following items of business to avoid the disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).  [The category of exempt information is stated after each item].

 

Private Session

13.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

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14.

Urgent Items (Private)

To consider any other matter which the Leader is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 2012 No 2089, Regulations 5 and 11.