Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet Executive - Monday, 14th September, 2020 5.30 p.m.

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Venue: via Zoom

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Items
No. Item

52.

Chairman's Announcement

Minutes:

Cllr. Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council, thanked all staff working behind the scenes to get this livestream running and a notification out to the public, following technical issues earlier in the day.

53.

Disclosure of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

54.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2020 (enclosed)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2020, as circulated, were approved and signed as a correct record.

55.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Senior Democratic Services Officer with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

No requests were received.

56.

Budget Review Q1 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

1.    That the financial performance against the budget for the quarter ending 30 June 2020 be accepted.

 

2.    That the potential contribution from General Fund balances of £685,280 be accepted.

 

Reason:

 

The Council’s performance up to 30 June 2020, together with known commitments for the remainder of the financial year, indicates that a significant contribution will be required from balances to mitigate the financial effects of COVID-19.

 

 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager.

 

Cllr. Maggie Wright, Finance & Assets Portfolio Holder (Deputy Leader) thanked the Accountancy Services Manager and the Finance Team for their hard work throughout Quarter 1 and in putting this report together.

57.

Capital Programme Review Q1 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

1.    That the report be accepted.

 

2.    That the latest Capital Programme totalling £6,376,295 be approved.

 

Reason:

 

To ensure that the Council has adequate resources in place to meet its capital expenditure commitments.

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager.

 

The Accountancy Services Manager advised Cabinet of a typo in Appendix A of the report, which should read “John’s Court Car Park” and not “St John’s Car Park”.

 

Cllr. Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council asked for an amendment to Appendix A, that all abbreviated place names be written out in full in order to avoid confusion.  

58.

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Section 151 Officer) (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

That the Annual Governance statement in respect of 2019/20 financial year, as attached to this report, be approved.

 

Reason:

 

It is a requirement of the Account and Audit Regulations 2015 for the local authority to prepare and approve an Annual Governance Statement.

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Strategic Director (Section 151 Officer).

 

Cllr. Maggie Wright, Finance & Assets Portfolio Holder (Deputy Leader) thanked the Strategic Director (S151 Officer) and team for their hard work verifying indicators and putting together the report.

 

Cllr. Les Phillimore, Housing & Community Services Portfolio Holder, gave thanks to the Finance Team and Council Tax & Benefits Teams for their hard work assessing and awarding support to businesses and residents alongside delivering business as usual.

59.

Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Environmental Health Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

1.    That the draft Air Quality Action Plan be approved  for formal consultation.

 

2.    That delegated authority be given to the Leisure and Regulatory Services Group Manager in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to make any minor changes to the draft Air Quality Action Plan prior to consultation.

 

Reasons:

 

1.    It is for the Cabinet Executive to approve a Air Quality Action Plan and so it is appropriate for it to consider the document prior to consultation.

 

2.    This delegated authority is in the interests of expediency. The final Air Quality Action Plan will be considered at a future meeting of the Cabinet Executive, once consultation has been completed.

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Senior Environmental Health Officer, presented by the Environmental Services Manager.

 

Cllr. Sharon Coe, Health, Wellbeing & Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder, thanked the Environmental Services Manager and her team for all their hard work and noting that their work has received excellent feedback from Leicestershire County Council.

 

Members of the Cabinet echoed Cllr. Coe’s comments, and welcomed that Blaby is now considered to be a proactive air quality partner within the County.

 

60.

Designations under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No3) Regulations 2020 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider the report of the Leisure & Regulatory Services Group Manager (enclosed). 

 

 

 

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

1.    That a legal agreement be entered into  with Leicestershire County Council (LCC) to put Blaby District Council Environmental Health Officers at the disposal of LCC to undertake agreed work as instructed under the new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020.

 

2.    That delegated authority be given to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Health, Wellbeing & Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder to finalise the details in the legal agreement.

 

Reason:

 

This will allow the Council’s Environmental Health Officers to implement and enforce the requirements of Directives issued by the Director of Public Health and the County Council to tackle imminent risks to public health in relation to Covid 19 infection. This can include a range of sanctions that vary from district wide controls to those only impacting individual events or premises.

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Leisure & Regulatory Services Group Manager.

 

Members of the Cabinet expressed their thanks to the Environmental Health Team and all those working behind the scenes. This work is something that the Cabinet feel very strongly about and they want to ensure that Officers are fully supported in this.