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24.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2nd July 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

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

 

25.

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.

26.

Question Time:

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

Minutes:

None

27.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules No1

Minutes:

The Chair of Infrastructure Safety and Growth Committee attended Cabinet to present the report on Electric vehicle charging in Tamworth with the following 5 recommendations for Cabinets consideration

 

1. Install a fast charge unit on a council car park in the Borough for the short term

 

2. Develop an infrastructure plan including the following:

 

a.    Identify suitable sites for electric ‘plug-in’ vehicle infrastructure.

 

b.    Explore funding opportunities both nationally such as Department for Transport / Office of Low Emission Vehicles and locally such as local partnerships and organisations. 

 

c.    Work with a range of partners to support the installation of infrastructure.  

 

d.    Build confidence in the technology by providing residents and local businesses with information on electric vehicles and recharging infrastructure. Promote home charging grants to residents.

 

e.    Develop an Action Plan for delivery, review this regularly and report on progress internally and externally.

 

 

3.  That ISAG recommends to Cabinet that relevant officers are tasked with submitting a bid to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles for capital funding for an initial 4 charging points (Max grant £30,000 -75%)

 

4. That ISAG recommends to Cabinet that, subject to the receipt of a grant, £10,000 (25%) be made available from the General reserve to fund the balance of the works.

 

5.  That, subject to the above, those officers tasked with the project meet with ISAG at a future date to discuss the project

 

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet endorsed recommendations 1 and 2 only and added an additional recommendation that Officers are to be tasked to create a project that Scrutiny are asking for, whilst keeping Scrutiny involved on the progression and then bring the report back to Cabinet for consideration.

 

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

 

 

28.

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 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 J Chesworth)

29.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules No2

To receive the Report of the Chair of Corporate Scrutiny Committee

Minutes:

The Vice Chair of Corporate Scrutiny attended to request that Cabinet endorse the recommendation that if a full report for a final decision on the Review of Cleaning Services is planned for a Cabinet decision on 15 August 2019, the item and any decision by Cabinet be deferred until Corporate Scrutiny had the opportunity to consider the full report in advance.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

 

 

Cabinet agreed that Corporate Scrutiny Committee can see the report on the 14th and give a verbal update to Cabinet on the 15th August  

 

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