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79.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20th February 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

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

 

80.

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.

81.

Question Time:

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

Minutes:

None

82.

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

Minutes:

None

83.

Corporate Plan 2019 - 2022 (2020 Update) pdf icon PDF 105 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader provided Cabinet Members with an update of the Council’s Corporate Plan for the period to 2022.

 

RESOLVED

That;

 

 

Cabinet approved the Corporate Plan update

 

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

 

84.

Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of Anti-Semitism pdf icon PDF 202 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Minutes:

The report of the Leader of the Council to consider the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of Anti-Semitism

 

RESOLVED

that Members approved;

 

1

The adoption of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance non-legally binding working definition of anti-Semitism:-

 

“Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-semitism are directed towards Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, towards Jewish community institutions and religious facilities”

 

 

2

That the Council’s Diversity and Equality Policy and Statement be updated to include the definition in the next scheduled revision

 

 

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

 

85.

Insurance Renewal 2020 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and finance advised Cabinet of the Authority’s insurance requirements being put out to tender and to request the delegation of authority to the Executive Director Finance (EDF) to approve the acceptance of the successful submission

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

1

 

Endorsed the contract brief for the procurement of Insurance contracts

 

2

 

Delegated authority to the Executive Director Finance, in consultation with the portfolio holder, to appoint the successful insurer and to undertake any negotiation with the insurer to finalise the contract

 

 

3

 

Approved the continual use of the insurance reserves for self-insurance liabilities

 

 

4

 

Endorsed the Executive Director Finance to use part of any premium reductions achieved to maintain funds at an appropriate level to cover the potential impact on revenue budgets of increased excesses

 

 

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

 

86.

Local Plan Review pdf icon PDF 145 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Community Safety)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Community Safety seeks Cabinet approval for a revised approach to the review and subsequent preparation a new local plan and for the publication of the Local Plan Review document.

 

RESOLVED

 

 

1

 

Acknowledged that the recommendations set out in this report supersede those  in the 05 July 2018 Local Plan Review Update Cabinet report

 

2

Endorsed the conclusions of the Local Plan Review document and approve the commencement of work to produce a new local plan

 

3

Approved the publication of the Local Plan Review document

 

 

4

 

Acknowledged that a future report will be brought to Cabinet setting out the timescale for the development of a new local plan

 

 

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

 

87.

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 and  3 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)

88.

Tamworth Borough Council Grant Schemes

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

Minutes:

The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Communities was considered to agree the grant applications to the Council’s small grants, arts grants, sports grants and business grants scheme

 

RESOLVED

That;

 

1

Grants outlined below be deferred until the next meeting, to allow Officers to discuss with businesses that grants will remain required after Covid 19 outbreak

 

2

Scope to provide and retain grants for emergency help – Officers to feedback

 

 

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

 

 

Small grant applications                                                  Amount

 

Applications for Revenue/Running Costs

                    

 

Parkinson’s UK Tamworth Support Group

 

£520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications for   Equipment/Projects

 

 

Tameside Wildlife Conservation Group

 

 

 

£560

 

 

Combined Applications: Running Costs/Projects and Equipment

 

 

Choices Tamworth

 

£500

 

 

 

 

 

Art grant applications

 

No Applications Q4

 

 

Sports grant applications

 

 

Applications for talented individual

 

That three grants for a Talented Individual for £1750 be made

 

 

 

Applications for club                     

                    

Parkinson’s UK Tamworth Support Group         £2500  

 

 

Applications for coaching      

 

No Applications

 

 

Business Grants                Amount

 

Clarity Accounting

 £1,200.00

 

 

 

 

CG Pro-Active HR LTD

£1,100.00

 

 

Ellis Engineering Consultants

£1,100.00

 

 

Carli’s Canines

£1,000.00

 

 

Ritual Tattoos

£900.00

 

 

Beechcroft Midlands Limited

£800.00

 

 

 

TLCleaning

£750.00

 

 

 

Nails

£0.00