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Items
No. Item

10.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th June 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Oates)

 

11.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

12.

Question Time:

To answer questions from members of the public pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule No. 13

Minutes:

None

13.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

Minutes:

The Chair of Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee would provide the recommendation from the Committee on the CCTV item later in the meeting.

14.

Quarter Four 2018/19 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 45 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council provided Cabinet with a performance update and Financial Health-check.  The report was considered by Corporate Scrutiny Committee on 12th June 2019.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the contents of this report.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

15.

Write Offs pdf icon PDF 63 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance advised Cabinet of the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and seeks approval to write off irrecoverable debt in line with policy re Housing Benefit Overpayments in excess of £10k

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

1)    Endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period of 1st April 2018 to 31 March 2019 as detailed at Appendix A-D and

 

 

2)    Approved the write off of irrecoverable debt for Housing Benefit Overpayments of £22,000.77 as detailed at Appendix E

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

16.

Update on Tamworth Assembly Rooms pdf icon PDF 87 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth provided members with a further comprehensive update in respect of the Assembly Rooms project.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the update as detailed within the report

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

17.

Sports Pitch Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 92 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Operational Services informed Members of the award of grant funding to build a new outdoor 3G sport pitch facility for the Borough at Tamworth Enterprise College

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

      1   Accepted the Premier Leagues and

           Football  Association Facilities grant award of

           £471,951

 

 

2      Endorsed the Service Level Agreement between Tamworth Borough Council Academies Enterprise Trust and Tamworth Enterprise College for the project (Appendix 1).

 

 

3      Approved the fees and charges for the facility (Appendix 2).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

18.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and /or 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

19.

CCTV - Service Review setting out future delivery options

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Operational Services summarised the key findings, options for modernising future service delivery including the financial and commercial impacts and action plan following the review of the Councils CCTV service.

 

RESOLVED that the eight recommendations in the report be approved with an amendment to reflect the recommendations of the Infrastructure Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

20.

Start Up Business Grants Scheme – Quarter 1 – 2019/20

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth to enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Start up Business Grants Scheme

 

RESOLVED

That Grants be made to the following

 

 

Name

    £

Conditions

 

 

Hair & Beauty by Oksana

850.00

The grant to be used towards equipment and marketing to allow continuity and business growth

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

County Driving Academy

810.00

The grant to be used towards training, his 3rd test, dual controls for the car and marketing to assist setting up the business.

 

           

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

 

House of Jones Ltd

800.00

The grant to be used towards marketing to help grow the business.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

 

Woody’s Walkies

1,000

The grant to be used towards converting the van with cages, signage for the van, courses and marketing to help grow the business.   

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

Sharon Rose Author and Playwright

    0

For the application to be deferred as the project didn’t score high enough on the evaluation form to pass section 1, the business plan requires further clarity and if this could be improved the application could be reconsidered in a future round

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

 

JWH Social Media Solutions

 500.00

The grant to be used towards software, website, domain and email, logo and marketing to help start-up the business.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

 

Showroom

standard cleaning

      0

The application to be deferred as the project didn’t score high enough on the evaluation form to pass section 1, if the business plan could be improved the application could be reconsidered in a future round.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

Padmini

900.00

The grant to be used towards shop signage, counter units, cash register and marketing to help start up the business.

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

21.

Arts Grant Scheme Quarter 1 2019-20

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Minutes:

No applications for Art Grants were received this quarter.

 

22.

Sports Grants Scheme Quarter 1 2019-20

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Sport Grants Scheme.

 

1.    Applications for Talented Individuals

 

 

RESOLVED

That Two grants for Talented Individuals for £1300 be made and one grant to a Talented Individual be rejected

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

 

2.    Applications for Club

 

 

NAME

               £

 

 

Tamworth   Tigers Academy

          2010.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

 

Wilnecote Cricket Club

 

             0

Deferred pending more information as to Community Focus

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

 

Tamworth and District Indoor Bowls Club

 

 

       1696.80

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

 

3.    Applications for Coach

 

No applications for Coach were received this quarter.

23.

Grants to Voluntary Organisations (Small Grants Scheme) Quarter 1 2019-20

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Communities)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Communities

To enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Small Grants Scheme

 

 

RESOLVED

That Grants be made to the following

 

1.        Applications for Revenue/Running Costs   

 

 

NAME

   £

 

Park Farm Social Group

 

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

 

CASS Carers Association                             

 

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

Monday Club for the Blind                             

 

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

 

2.        Applications for Equipment/Projects

 

 

Tamworth Castle Bowls Club

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

Transforming Communities Together CIC                    

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Cook and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

Pennymoor Association Trust                                       

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

Unite Tamworth and District Retired Members Assoc  

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Oates)

 

 

3.        Combined Applications: Running Costs/Projects and Equipment

 

 

Tamworth

History Group                  

500.00

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor M Cook)