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Decisions published

02/07/2019 - Write Offs ref: 541    Recommendations Approved

The amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

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)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


02/07/2019 - Sports Pitch Infrastructure ref: 543    Recommendations Approved

Update on new sports pitch Infrastructure

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

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)

 

Wards affected: Belgrave Ward;

Lead officer: Sarah McGrandle


02/07/2019 - Grants to Voluntary Organisations (Small Grants Scheme) Quarter 1 2019-20 ref: 547    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Lead officer: Stephanie Ivey


02/07/2019 - Sports Grants Scheme Quarter 1 2019-20 ref: 546    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Lead officer: Stephanie Ivey


02/07/2019 - Arts Grant Scheme Quarter 1 2019-20 ref: 545    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Lead officer: Stephanie Ivey


02/07/2019 - Start Up Business Grants Scheme – Quarter 1 – 2019/20 ref: 544    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Lead officer: Lorraine Farley


02/07/2019 - CCTV - Service Review setting out future delivery options ref: 548    Recommendations Approved

Following completion of the Councils service review into its CCTV provision, the report will detail options for future delivery arrangements incorporating a range of stakeholder feed-back.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Mustafa


02/07/2019 - Quarter Four 2018/19 Performance Report ref: 540    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

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)

 

Lead officer: John Day


02/07/2019 - Update on Tamworth Assembly Rooms ref: 542    Recommendations Approved

Progress report of the refurbishment of Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

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)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anica Goodwin, Sarah McGrandle


17/07/2018 - Local Authority Trading Company ref: 613    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2018

Lead officer: Jane Hackett


17/07/2018 - Community Infrastructure Levy ref: 611    Recommendations Approved

To consider the examiners report, the proposed modifications and adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2018

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth to; consider the outcome of public consultation on the Regulation 123 List, Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document and to approve the Tamworth Borough Council Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule arising from the Planning Inspectorate’s report of the examination for adoption and implementation. The Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Regulation 123 List that sit alongside the Charging Schedule to be published and a new Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document to be adopted

 

 

RESOLVED

          That Council;

 

 

  1. Resolved to adopt and publish the Tamworth Borough Council Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule and Local Policies contained in Appendix 1 and that the Charging Schedule and Local Policies be implemented from 1st August 2018, in line with the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) and Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

 

  1. Resolved to publish the Infrastructure Delivery Plan contained in Appendix 2 alongside the CIL Charging Schedule and that arrangements for the approval of subsequent revisions to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan be considered by Cabinet

 

  1. Resolved to publish the Regulation 123 List, in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010, contained in Appendix 3, alongside the CIL Charging Schedule and that arrangements for the approval of subsequent revisions to the Regulation 123 List be considered by Cabinet

 

  1. Resolved to adopt the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (2018), contained in Appendix 4 and it will be a material consideration in future decision making on planning applications

 

  1. Resolved to revoke the existing Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (2007) and the Open Space for New Development Supplementary Planning Document (2007)

 

  1. Resolved that a report will be submitted to a future Cabinet meeting to consider governance

arrangements for the distribution of CIL funding

 

  1. Noted Appendix 6 CIL notice of adoption (required under the CIL regulations 2010); Appendix 7 notice of revocation of existing SPD’s (Planning Obligations July 2007 and Open Space for New Residential Development SPD July 2007); and Appendix 8 Obligation SPD Adoption Statement (Planning Obligations 2018). The notices in Appendix 7 and Appendix 8 are required under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and will be published following the decision of Council.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and Seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sushil Birdi, Matthew Bowers


17/07/2018 - Appointment of a Deputy Electoral Registration Officer ref: 612    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2018

Decision:

Report of the Chief Executive to; seek Council approval to appoint a Deputy Electoral Registration Officer, with the same duties as the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) to provide resilience and business continuity in this role.

 

RESOLVED

That Council;

 

 

Approved the appointment of the Head of Audit & Governance, Mrs Angela Struthers, to the role of Deputy Electoral Registration Officer, under section 52(2) of the Representation of People Act 1983, having the same duties as the Electoral Registration Officer

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and Seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Barratt


11/09/2018 - Against Hate Campaign - Endorsement of Amnesty International's Definition ref: 609    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 11/09/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2018

Decision:

Council received a recommendation from the Chair of Corporate Scrutiny Committee to endorse Cabinet’s decision regarding Amnesty International’s Against Hate Campaign

 

As a result of a named vote it was:-

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet endorsed the Amnesty International UK motion

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doil and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

 

FOR

ABSTAIN

ABSENT

Councillor A Bishop

Councillor R Bilcliff

Councillor M Bailey

Councillor J Chesworth

 

 

Councillor R Claymore

 

 

Councillor S Claymore

 

 

Councillor T Clements

 

 

Councillor D Cook

 

 

Councillor C Cooke

 

 

Councillor S Doyle

 

 

Councillor J Faulkner

 

 

Councillor R ford

 

 

Councillor M Gant

 

 

Councillor S Goodall

 

 

Councillor M Greatorex

 

 

Councillor A James

 

 

Councillor T Jay

 

 

Councillor R Kingstone

 

 

Councillor K Norchi

 

 

Councillor J Oates

 

 

Councillor M Oates

 

 

Councillor Dr S Peaple

 

 

Councillor S Peaple

 

 

Councillor B Price

 

 

Councillor R Pritchard

 

 

Councillor R Rogers

 

 

Councillor P Standen

 

 

Councillor M Summers

 

 

Councillor M Thurgood

 

 

Councillor P Thurgood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/09/2018 - Annual Report on the Treasury Management Service and Actual Prudential Indicators 2017/18 ref: 610    Recommendations Approved

The Annual Treasury report is a requirement of the Council’s reporting procedures.

It covers the Treasury activity for 2017/18, and the actual Prudential Indicators for 2017/18.

The report meets the requirements of both the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management and the CIPFA Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities. The Council is required to comply with both Codes in accordance with Regulations issued under the Local Government Act 2003.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 11/09/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance informed Members that The Annual Treasury report is a requirement of the Council’s reporting procedures.

It covers the Treasury activity for 2017/18, and the actual Prudential Indicators for 2017/18.

The report meets the requirements of both the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management and the CIPFA Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities. The Council is required to comply with both Codes in accordance with Regulations issued under the Local Government Act 2003. It also provides an opportunity to review the approved Treasury Management Strategy for the current year and enables Members to consider and approve any issues identified that require amendment.

 

RESOLVED

          That Council

 

 

  1. Approve the actual 2017/18 Prudential and Treasury Indicators within the report and shown at Appendix 1; and

 

 

  1. Accept the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2017/18.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanne Goodfellow


11/12/2018 - Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 onwards ref: 608    Recommendations Approved

Results of Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 onwards consultation

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 11/12/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance advises Members of the results and feedback from the recently undertaken consultation on the proposed Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2019/20 onwards.  To review the consultation feedback when considering potential changes to be applied in the 2019/20 onwards Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme;

 

To advise members that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age customers for 2019/20 should include continued alignment to Applicable Amounts with those of Housing Benefit;

 

That Council endorses the proposed change, moderately supported by the consultation results, that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019/20 be aligned with the Universal Credit Regulations for self-employed working age earners.

 

 

 

RESOLVED

That Council

 

 

 1 Considered the results of the public consultation on the current scheme, carried out from August 2018 to October 2018, and endorse or otherwise the  proposed recommended changes detailed below:

 

 

2 The base scheme goes forward with the following;

A)   That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age customers for 2019/20 will continue to be aligned to Applicable Amounts with those of Housing Benefit.

 

 

B)   That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme     for 2019/20 be aligned with the Universal

Credit Regulations for self-employed working age earners.

 

 

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

 

 

While all motions passed, motions 1 plus 2a) and 2b) were voted on separately.

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Taylor


11/12/2018 - Referral of Breach of the Members Code of Conduct by Councillor R Bilcliff ref: 606    Recommendations Approved

Referral to Full Council of the Decision of the Audit and Governance Standards Sub-Committee of the finding that Councillor R Bilcliff has breached the members Code of Conduct.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 11/12/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

The Audit and Governance Standards Sub-Committee on 21st November 2018 having found a breach of the Members Code of Conduct by Councillor R Bilcliff made the following decisions;

 

a) The findings in respect of the member’s conduct be published;

b) The Sub-Committee report its findings to full Council for information;

c) It be recommended to full Council that Councillor Bilcliff be issued with a formal censure or be reprimanded.

 

This report therefore was presented to Council in respect of decisions b and c above of the Standards Sub-Committee.

 

 

RESOLVED

That,

 

 

Council endorsed the Sub-Committee’s Findings in respect of Councillor R Bilcliff presented for information

 

 

That Council having considered the matter referred to them by the Audit and Governance Standards Sub-Committee noted the item for information and believe that a formal censure is appropriate in this case; the fact that the findings have been made public is NOT a sufficient outcome in the circumstances

 

 

That the matter be Press Released for transparency, but shall not quote any elected member as to remain a non-political matter

 

 

The exact wording of the written censure that is to be sent to Councillor Bilcliff be delegated to the Monitoring Officer

           

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

 

 

A motion was made to make the following amendments:

 

That the Censure or reprimand be deferred until procedural issues for the Code of Conduct have been properly reviewed by the Council and that any possible risks to this decision have been assessed.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Bilcliff and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

This motion was not carried.

 

Rule 4.17.5 of the Constitution, Right to require individual vote to be recorded

 

Councillor P Standen abstained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Ryan Keyte


11/12/2018 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-year Review Report 2018/19 ref: 607    Recommendations Approved

This report is presented in line with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Code of Practice for Treasury Management which suggests that members should be informed of Treasury Management activities at least twice a year, but preferably quarterly. This report therefore ensures this Council is embracing Best Practice in accordance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 11/12/2018 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance presented to Members the Mid-year Review of the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy

 

RESOLVED

That Council

 

 

Accepted the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-year Review Report 2018/19.

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanne Goodfellow, Lynne Pugh


26/02/2019 - Nomination of Honorary Alderman - Steven Claymore ref: 605    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 26/02/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

The following speeches were made;

 

Councillor D Cook – “Thank you Mr Mayor I think that many members of the Chamber will of course recall that using the status of Honorary Alderman for those that have served this Council was only really brought online in Tamworth over the last few years.

 

We had an opportunity to catch up with many members who served over this Council for many years and give them the Honorary Alderman Title many years after they have finished their service.

 

 

Many of those were very worthy of that Honorary Alderman Status, I can think of none more worthy than Councillor Steve Claymore. He was my colleague, he was my brother in arms, he was my partner, and he was my friend. The things he achieved for Tamworth were fundamentally phenomenal to say he never held the title of Leader.

 

His work with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, his work with the combined authority, his work with the Local Plan in Tamworth, his handling of the economy in Tamworth from his position is simply superb.

 

The benefits out there for all residents to see, he did it with a distinction, a passion and a pure belief that the residents of Tamworth deserved better than the status quo.

 

I have spoken many times over the last couple of weeks about Steve Claymore and I think everybody has now heard what I’ve got to say about Steve.

 

I’m just happy to be stood here tonight Mr Mayor to actually nominate Councillor Steve Claymore for the position of Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Tamworth, Thank you.”

 

 

Councillor Dr S Peaple –“Thank you Mr Mayor, obviously the occasion is sad and I wish to not have to do this, I can say without reservation members on my group were devastated when they heard the news of his original diagnosis and of his death.

 

 

Can I start at the beginning by saying it was about 20 years  ago that I had to speak at my own  father’s  funeral I think that Steve’s children did him proud when they spoke, I was 30 odd and had experience of being on the Council by then and I had something to draw on the day when packed with strangers the Church looked very odd so I would just like to say to them how well they did and how well they did for you and how very much they were doing their father proud, they did a wonderful job.

 

Can I also say Mr Mayor that it was a very lovely service because for those of us that had dealt with Steve in different ways who wouldn’t have had the same opportunities you came away really feeling as though you knew him better, from those who knew him the most, it was a very fitting tribute to him the whole event spoke volumes of the regard in which he was held.

 

 

He was a man who sat opposite but nonetheless always reached out, always discussed, always wanted to work as far as he could, it didn’t stop him telling me that my calculations were on the back of a fag packet. But the kind of man that he was, as I left the chamber he stopped me to say “when I said that I really think I shouldn’t have “ and that was the thing about him he was big enough to say “do you know sometimes the debate isn’t as high as we all want it to be”

 

 

He was a really valued colleague obviously to his political colleagues but to all of us Councillors and I know the Officers held him in great regard not because he did what they said, but because he convinced them to do what they thought was a very good idea in whatever way that particular project had to go.

 

He was someone who had fun I couldn’t help but grin which I’m sure was not inappropriate when Councillor Cook told us about how he said to his colleagues in Manchester “I’ve got Cancer and you want me to die of hunger” I could just hear him saying it and thinking it because he would have reminded them what was most important.

 

 

Steve I got to know better through the fact that he was very keen when I was asked to represent the Borough on the LEP/Scrutiny. We used to talk regularly and discussed what mattered, to him it was not a political colour but by being there one can do more for Tamworth.

 

 

And talking to one side with the person and talking to the other side with another was a greater good for the whole event; he wanted Tamworth to do well.

 

He was a really lovely chap. I would say that what we heard whether he developed his taste for vodka after he joined the Council I don’t know entirely but what I would say is he was here with Rosey and none of us can do this without the support of that person who may or may not be with us in the Chamber but who is always there when we feel fed up, useless, on top of the world whatever it is we need that support and you were a marvellous support to him you could tell that.

 

Can I also say Mr Mayor that one of the difficulties on the Council is coming on young, not really knowing the way round, having to learn and when Tom came on the Council he got that support from Steve and from Rosey before she was a Councillor, they would always talk to him, they encouraged a young person to be a Councillor and do it as well as they could.

 

 

Bringing on younger people is a tradition we all need because there is plenty of us that are on the wrong side of 50 let alone maybe older and in time will need to be replaced, Steve knew that and wanted to encourage it didn’t matter what side he was on, he encouraged him anyway.

 

I believe that in the way he acted to each of us made him an absolute gentleman.

 

I remember Councillor Cook telling me about when Steve was diagnosed after the delayed election in Glascote last year, one of the lovely things was virtually every time I went out canvassing, door knocking and leafleting and you happened to bump in to the Conservative team nearly always Steve was there.

 

The fact is that he and I could have swapped places and neither of us would ever have fallen out because with him it was never personal. The party wanted to win the seat, the party wanted to defend their seat that’s fine, he was never personal and that’s how he achieved that respect in that period of time.

 

Councillor Cook talked about his policies I’m not going to get in to politics of it; he is remembered tonight with affection and respect for what he was a very decent person, who cared about his town. He cared hugely about his family and we know that is what happens when somebody cares for those that matter they extend that care to a wider group which is what makes the best Councillors and Councillor Claymore was the best of those people and I would just say we had discussed with the Tory group the proposal and a way around the bar because we wanted him to hear some of the nice things whilst he was here, to hear them.

 

I did cheat slightly in the last couple of Council Meetings when he was talking about the economic policy and I was chipping in to say what a good job he had done on the LEP, because I wanted him to hear it, but maybe out of tonight’s debate if I can say Rosey, rather than Councillor Claymore can go home to her family and say “your dad and everything he gave to the town was really respected and reflected in the attitude of everyone tonight. Thank you Mr Mayor and therefore I second that.”

 

 

Mayor P Thurgood- “On a personal note without Steve and Rosey I wouldn’t be here. The work they did when I was in trouble at home.

 

All the best Steve, wherever you are.”

 

 

 

 

RESOLVED:

That pursuant to Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 the Council in recognition of his services admit the title of Honorary Alderman of the Borough to Steven Claymore

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

 


26/02/2019 - Corporate Vision, Priorities Plan, Budget & Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019/20 ref: 604    Recommendations Approved

For Members to approve the Vision Statement & Priority Themes, Corporate Priorities for 2019/20 and the recommended package of budget proposals to enable the Council to agree the:
General Fund Revenue budget and Council Tax for 2019/20;
Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget for 2019/20;
the Capital Programme;
the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).
and
To comply with the requirement of the Council’s Treasury Management Policy in reporting to Council the proposed Treasury Management Strategy for the forthcoming year and the Local Government Act 2003 with the reporting of the Prudential Indicators.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 26/02/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council proposed the Vision Statement, Priority Themes, Corporate Priorities and Outcomes and their inclusion in the Corporate Plan and Support Service Plan.

 

The recommendation package of budget proposals to enable the Council to agree the:

·General Fund (GF) Revenue Budget and Council Tax for 2019/20;

 

·Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2019/20;

 

·5 Year General Fund Capital Programme (2019/24);

 

·5 Year HRA Capital Programme (2019/24);

 

·3 Year General Fund Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) (2019/22); and

 

·5 Year HRA Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) (2019/24).

 

 

To comply with the requirement of the Council’s Treasury Management Policy in reporting to Council the proposed strategy for the forthcoming year and the Local Government Act 2003 with the reporting of the Prudential Indicators

 

 

RESOLVED

That Council approved;

 

1

The Vision Statement, Priority Themes, Corporate

Priorities and Outcomes for 2019/20

 

2

The proposed revisions to Service Revenue Budgets (Policy Changes)

 

3

The sum of £62,517 be applied from Council Tax Collection Fund surpluses in reducing the Council Tax demand in 2019/20

 

4

The sum of £752,887 be applied from Business Rates Collection Fund surpluses in 2019/20

 

5

That on 29th November 2018, the Cabinet calculated the Council Tax Base 2019/20 for the whole Council area as 21,761 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")]

6

That the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2019/20 is £3,849,303

7

The following amounts as calculated for the year 2019/20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

a.    £49,832,645 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act (Outgoings excluding internal GF Recharges);

b.    £45,983,342 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act (Income excluding internal GF Recharges);

c.    £3,849,303 being the amount by which the aggregate at 7(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 7(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (Item R in the formula in Section 31A(4) of the Act);

d.    £176.89 being the amount at 7(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (at 5 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year;

 

8

The Council Tax level for the Borough Council for 2019/20 of £176.89 (an increase of £5.14 (2.99%) on the 2018/19 level of £171.75) at Band D;

9

An aggregate Council Tax (comprising the respective demands of the Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority) of £1,715.41 at Band D for 2019/20 be noted (£1,648.36 in 2018/19)

10

The Council Tax levels at each band for 2019/20

11

The sum of £1,408,174 be transferred from General Fund Revenue Balances in 2019/20

12

The Summary General Fund Revenue Budget for 2019/20

13

The Provisional Budgets for 2020/21 to 2021/22, summarised at Appendix G, as the basis for future planning;

14

Minimum level for balances of £500k to be held for each of the General Fund, Housing Revenue Account, General Capital Fund and Housing Capital Fund;

15

Cabinet be authorised to release funding from the General Contingency budget and that the release of funding for Specific Contingency items be delegated to the Corporate Management Team in consultation with the Leader of the Council;

16

Proposed HRA Expenditure level of £13,164,850 for 2019/20

17

Rents for Council House Tenants in General Accommodation for 2019/20 be set at an average of £85.52 (2018/19 £86.50), over a 49 week rent year (including the required 1% reduction);

18

Rents for Council House Tenants due for 53 weeks in 2019/20 be collected over 49 weeks;

19

The proposed 5 year General Fund Capital Programme of £5.297m, as detailed in Appendix I to the report;

20

The HRA deficit of £115,050 be financed through a transfer from Housing Revenue Account Balances in 2019/20

21

The proposed 5 year Housing Capital Programme of £44.496m, as detailed in Appendix J to the report;

22

To delegate authority to Cabinet to approve/add new capital schemes to the capital programme where grant funding is received or there is no net additional cost to the Council;

23

The Treasury Management Strategy Statement, the Treasury Management Policy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Strategy and Annual Investment Statement 2019/20

24

The Prudential and Treasury Indicators and Limits for 2019/20 to 2021/22

25

Adoption of the Treasury Management Practices contained within ANNEX 8;

26

The detailed criteria of the Investment Strategy 2019/20 contained in the Treasury Management Strategy within ANNEX 4; and

27

The Corporate Capital Strategy and associated Action Plan

 

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stefan Garner, Lynne Pugh


19/03/2019 - Taxi Licensing Policy – Amendment Taxi Licensing Points System & Dress Code ref: 600    Recommendations Approved

To amend the Taxi Licensing Policy to;

1. Introduce a Taxi Licensing Points system for drivers and operators
2. Introduce a Dress Code.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 19/03/2019

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships to seek Council adoption of amendments to Tamworth’s Taxi Licensing Conditions to include

 

A Taxi Licensing Points system for drivers and operators that breach conditions; and

Guidance on appropriate dress to ensure those drivers licenced by Tamworth Borough Council present their selves in the best possible light.

 

 

RESOLVED

That Council;

 

Adopted the amended Taxi Licensing Conditions at Appendix A

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor B Price)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen Lewis


12/03/2019 - State of Tamworth Debate ref: 603    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council informed Members of the new vision and priorities. The two topics for debate were; People and Place, and Organisation.

 

 

Following the debate the following motions were approved

 

RESOLVED

That Members requested

 

 

That all staff within the organisation be thanked for all the work that they do to contribute towards the operation of the Council. 

 

 

 

That the Leader of the Council discusses with the Leader of the Opposition the key areas of the debate which could be referred to the Scrutiny Committees for their consideration next year.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

Before the motions were voted on, Councillor S Peaple and Councillor A James had left the meeting.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Day


19/03/2019 - Reports of the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees - 2018-2019 ref: 602    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 19/03/2019

Decision:

The Annual Report of the Chair of Corporate Scrutiny Committee was received.

 

RESOLVED

That the contents of the report be endorsed.

 

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

 

 

 

That Council agreed to continue      to support the Corporate Scrutiny Committee in its current form;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

 

That Council agreed to planning 8 Corporate Scrutiny Committee Meetings for 2019/2020, 4 for the Quarterly Performance Report and 4 for general business of the Committee;

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

 

The following additional recommendations were moved and carried

 

 

RESOLVED

That Council thanked all the Members who have sat on Corporate Scrutiny Committee for the last 12 months for the work they have done; and

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

That Council thanked Jo Hutchison, Scrutiny Officer for her enthusiasm and the challenge she has brought to the Chair.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

 

 

The Annual Report of the Chair of Health and WellbeingScrutiny Committee was received.

 

RESOLVED:

That the contents of the report be endorsed

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor R Bilcliff)

 

 

The Annual Report of the Infrastructure Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee was received.

 

RESOLVED:

That the contents of the report be endorsed

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Kingstone  and seconded by Councillor R Bilcliff)

 

 

 

At the Close of the Council meeting Councillor M Gant advised Members this was her last Council meeting as she is stepping down. Councillor M Gant proceeded to thank Members for their help and advice over the years.


19/03/2019 - Audit & Governance Annual Report 2018-19 ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 19/03/2019

Decision:

The Report of the Chair of Audit and Governance Committee advising Members on the key areas of business taken by the Audit and Governance Committee for the municipal year 2018/19 was considered.

 

RESOLVED:

That the contents of the report be endorsed

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Summers and seconded by Councillor J Faulkner)

 

 

 


21/05/2019 - Appointment of Committee Chairs ref: 595    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

Appointments and Staffing Committee

 

Councillor D Cook was nominated by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle

 

Councillor D Cook was appointed Chair of Appointments and Staffing

 

 

Audit and Governance Committee

 

Councillor M Summers was nominated by Councillor M Oates and seconded by Councillor P Thurgood

 

Councillor M Summers was appointed Chair of Audit and Governance.

 

 

Licensing Committee

 

Councillor B Price was nominated by Councillor M Oates and seconded by Councillor P Brindley

 

Councillor B Price was appointed Chair of Licensing.

 

 

Planning Committee

 

Councillor P Thurgood was nominated by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor S Doyle

 

Councillor P Thurgood was appointed Chair of Planning

 

 

Corporate Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillor T Jay was nominated by Councillor T Clements and seconded by Councillor M Summers.

 

Councillor T Jay was appointed Chair of Corporate Scrutiny.

 

 

Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillor R Ford was nominated by Councillor M Oates and seconded by Councillor A Farrell.

 

Councillor R Ford was appointed Chair of Health and Wellbeiing

 

 

Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillor S Goodall was nominated by Councillor M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor T Jay

 

Councillor S Goodall was appointed Chair of Infrastructure, Safety and Growth

 

 

Nominations Committee

 

Councillor T Clements was nominated by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor M Cook

 

Councillor T Clements was appointed Chair of Nominations.


21/05/2019 - Appointment of Committees ref: 596    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

Membership of Committees for 2019/20 was agreed as follows:

 

Cabinet

 

Councillors

 

D Cook Leader of the Council

R Pritchard Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance and Deputy Leader of the Council

M Cook Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Communities

S Doyle Portfolio Holder for Regulatoryand Community Safety

J Oates Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth.

J Chesworth Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services

 

 

Appointments and Staffing Committee

 

Councillors

 

D Cook

R Pritchard

M Cook

S Doyle

Dr S Peaple

 

Audit and Governance Committee

 

Councillors

 

M Bailey

M Greatorex

M Oates

M Summers

P Thurgood

J Faulkner

C Cooke

 

Planning Committee

 

Councillors

 

J Chesworth

J Oates

M Bailey

R Ford

S Goodall

M J Greatorex

M Greatorex

P Thurgood

T Jay

M Oates

S Peaple

P Standen

C Cooke

 

Licensing Committee

 

Councillors

 

P Brindley

R Claymore

T Clements

 

MJ Greatorex

M Greatorex

T Jay

R Kingstone

B Price

R Rogers

M Summers

K Norchi

S Peaple

R Bilcliff

 

Nominations Committee

 

Councillors

 

T Clements

A Farrell

R Kingstone

B Price

R Rogers

K Norchi

C Cooke

 

Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillors

 

M Bailey

P Brindley

T Clements

A Farrell

S Goodall

M Greatorex

P Thurgood

Dr S Peaple

R Bilcliff

 

Corporate Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillors

 

R Claymore

R Ford

S Goodall

T Jay

B Price

M Summers

Dr S Peaple

P Standen

R Bilcliff

 

Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillors

 

P Brindley

R Claymore

R Ford

MJ Greatorex

M Oates

R Rogers

J Faulkner

K Norchi

D Box

 

Chief Officer Conduct Committee

 

Councillors

 

R Ford

T Jay

M Oates

M Summers

S Peaple

 

 

Statutory Officer Conduct Committee

 

Councillors

 

A Farrell

S Goodall

R Kingstone

J Faulkner

D Box

 

 

In addition Councillor D Cook advised Council of the 3 Champions

 

Councillor B Price as Town Centre Champion

Councillor T Clements to continue as Dementia Champion

Councillor P Brindley as Heritage Champion


21/05/2019 - Appointment of Cabinet and Allocation of Responsibilities ref: 597    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

The Membership of Cabinet for 2019/20 was received and circulated as below;

 

 

Leader of the Council

 

Assets and Finance

 

Heritage and Growth

Cllr Daniel Cook

 

Cllr Rob Pritchard (Deputy leader)

 

Cllr Jeremy Oates

Portfolio

 

Portfolio

 

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

Business Continuity

 

Asset / Facilities Management

 

WMCA Member

Member Development

 

Commercial Property Portfolio

 

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP's)

Corporate Assessments

 

DFG's

 

Economic & Business Development

Budgetary Planning

 

GF Repairs

 

Education / Educational Attainment

Commercial Investment Stategy (CIS)

 

Property Management Investment

 

Career Skills and Training

Organisational Capacity/ Development

 

Town Centre Car Parks

 

Town Centre Regeneration

PR / Comms / Corporate Consultation

 

Finance

 

Town Centre Master-planning

Marketing

 

Procurement

 

Tourism / Destination Tamworth

Customer Insight

 

Revenues & Benefits

 

Heritage Conservation

Corporate Risk Management

 

Treasury Management

 

Heritage Promotion

Emergency Planning

 

Town Centre Markets

 

T.I.C. - Tourism

TSP (Tamworth Stategic Partnership)

 

Payroll

 

 

Partnership Development

 

Audit & Governance

 

 

Performance

 

Constitution

 

 

 

 

Democratic Services

 

 

 

 

Land Charges

 

 

 

 

T.I.C. - Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory and Community Safety

 

Culture and Operational Services

 

Housing Services and Communities

Cllr Stephen Doyle

 

Cllr John Chesworth

 

Cllr Michelle Cook

Portfolio

 

Portfolio

 

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

Local Plan Development

 

Waste Management

 

HRA Business Planning

Development Control (Planning)

 

Joint Waste Board with LDC.

 

HRA Neighbourhood Renewal

Building Control (Planning)

 

Street Scene / Tamworth in Bloom

 

Unified Community Offer

Environmental Health (Licencing)

 

Cemeteries

 

Community Development

Licensing Policy

 

Arts / Culture

 

Landlord Services

Corporate ASB Strategy

 

Outdoor Events

 

HRA Repairs

Street Wardens

 

Community Leisure / Sport

 

Tenant Participation

Health & Safety

 

Nature Reserves

 

Housing Solutions

Enforcement

 

Parks and Play

 

Homelessness

Community Safety

 

I.C.T. Customer Services

 

HRA Caretaking & Cleaning

Safeguarding

 

Information Management

 

Private Sector Housing

Civil Parking Enforcement

 

Public Toilet Provision

 

Strategic Housing

Local Health Engagement

 

CCTV

 

Voluntary Sector

PCC Engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 


21/05/2019 - To elect a Mayor ref: 599    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

Councillor R Kingstone was elected as Mayor

 

(Moved by Councillor P Thurgood and seconded by Councillor T Clements)

 

Mayor Kingstone proposed a vote of Thanks to Councillor P Thurgood’ and Anne Thurgood outgoing Mayor and Mayoress for their work over the past year.

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)


21/05/2019 - To elect a Deputy Mayor ref: 598    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

Councillor R Claymore was elected as Deputy Mayor

 

(Moved by Councillor R Kingstone and seconded by Councillor S Peaple)

 

 

 


21/05/2019 - The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) regulations 2012 ref: 594    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council informed Members that The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) Regulations 2012 specifies and requires inter alia under Regulation 19 that the Executive Leader must submit a report on a regular basis to Council containing details of particulars of each urgent Executive decision and a summary of the matters in respect of which the decision was made. 

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

Endorsed the Annual Executive Arrangements Report

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

Lead officer: Anica Goodwin


21/05/2019 - Calendar of Meetings - 2019 / 2020 ref: 591    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

The Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 was received and circulated at the meeting

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

 

Accepted the Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 with the agreement to move the Joint Health and Wellbeing & IS&G Committee Meeting on the 11th June 2019.

 

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

 


21/05/2019 - Review of the Constitution & Scheme of Delegation ref: 593    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets andFinance & Monitoring Officer ensures lawfulness and operational functionality of the Governance process of the Council, as required by the endorsement and approval of the Constitution and Scheme of Delegation as required by Local Government legislation

 

RESOLVED

That Council

 

 

Approved and adopted the Constitution and Scheme of Delegation as presented in Appendix 1.

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor P Standen)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Struthers


21/05/2019 - Regulation of Members Conduct ref: 592    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/05/2019

Decision:

The Chief Executive advised Members on the number of complaints received for the period 01 May 2018 until 30 April 2019 in relation to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct arising from implementation of Part 1 Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011 which introduced provisions to assist with the regulation of standards of conduct for elected and co-opted Councillors

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

Endorsed the findings of the contents of the report.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Struthers


14/06/2018 - Updated Environmental Crime Policy and Revision to Fixed Penalty Structure ref: 588    Recommendations Approved

To consider updated policy and fixed penalty charges for littering and other environmental offences

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2018

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships accept revised environmental crime policy and revision of fixed penalty structure

 

RESOLVED

That Members:

1.

Approved the revised policy in line with legislative updates;

2.

Agreed the default fixed penalty level for core environmental offences;

3.

Agreed a higher level of penalties for fly tipping

4.

Approved a phased implementation of civil penalty regime for littering from vehicles; and

5.

Agreed a standard level of penalty for littering from vehicles

 

 

Cabinet thanked Jo Sands for the report

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanne Sands


14/06/2018 - Repairs and Investment Contract Extension Arrangements ref: 589    Recommendations Approved

Following Cabinet approval on the 22/2/18 to extend the contract; this report provides further detail to give effect to that decision

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Mustafa


05/07/2018 - Arrangements for the Councils 24hour Community Alarm Service ref: 587    Recommendations Approved

The report will set out the options for the Councils Community alarm provision at its sheltered housing schemes. This will discuss the options for continued delivery of the alarm service within the context of the changing funding and delivery models for sheltered and supported housing; as consulted on by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government & Department for Works & Pensions. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-for-supported-housing-two-consultations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/07/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Mustafa


14/06/2018 - Corporate Credit Policy ref: 590    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the update of the Corporate Credit Policy in line with current working practices.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/07/2018 - Quarter Four 2017/18 Performance Report ref: 586    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/07/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2018

Decision:

Report of the Leader of the Council, to provide Cabinet with a performance and financial health-check.  (The report was considered by Corporate Scrutiny Committee on 13th June 2018).

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

Endorsed the contents of this report.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor Daniel Cook and seconded by Councillor Robert Pritchard)

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: John Day


02/08/2018 - Budget and Medium Term Financial Planning Process 2019/20 ref: 585    Recommendations Approved

To seek agreement to the proposed budget and medium term financial planning process for General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/08/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2018

Decision:

Report of the Leader of the Council seeking agreement to the Proposed Budget and Medium Term Financial Planning Process for General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account for 2019/20

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet adopted

 

The proposed process for the General Fund and Housing   Revenue Account Budget and Medium Term Financial Planning Process for 2019/20

 

(Moved by Councillor Daniel Cook and seconded by Councillor Robert Pritchard)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stefan Garner


02/08/2018 - Invitation of Tenders for Refurbishment of Castle Ground Toilets ref: 584    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval to invite tenders for the refurbishment of the Public Conveniences within the Castle Grounds.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/08/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2018

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services seeking approval to invite tenders for the refurbishment of the Public Conveniences in the Castle Grounds.

 

RESOLVED

          That Cabinet 

 

 

  1. Authorised that the invitation of tenders for the refurbishment of the Public Conveniences in the Castle Grounds be delegated to the Assistant Director Assets in consultation with the Procurement Officer; and

 

 

  1. Authorised that the award of a contract to the most economically advantageous Contractor be delegated to the Executive Director Communities in consultation with the Head of Legal and Democratic Services with the approval of the Portfolio Holder for Culture & Operational Services

 

 

(Moved by Councillor John Chesworth and seconded by Councillor Robert Pritchard)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Weston


02/08/2018 - Upgrade of Capita Payment System ref: 582    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to release funds from capital contingency budgets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/08/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


02/08/2018 - Write offs - 01.04.18 to 30.06.18 ref: 583    Recommendations Approved

Write offs 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 02/08/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance provided Members with details of write offs from 01 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

 

(Moved by Councillor Robert Pritchard and seconded by Councillor Daniel Cook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


27/09/2018 - Castle Review ref: 580    Recommendations Approved

Submission of a Castle Review seeking permissions to amend operational methods to ensure the future sustainability of the Castle and its tourism offer.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/09/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 27/09/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth updated Members on the continued review of the Castle, methods of operation of the Castle and sought permission to commence the implementation of the recommendations from the review.

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

Approved the proposed changes as detailed in the report to the general public opening hours of the castle and that they commence in April 2019

 

 

Gave approval for the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration to develop a new staff structure and operating method for consideration and approval by Appointments and Staffing Committee

 

 

Members endorsed the commencement of formal consultation with staff / trade unions with regards to the implementation of a new staffing structure.

 

 

Agreed that any investment requirements for the castle would be considered as part of the Capital Budget process on a return on investment basis.

 

 

Gave approval for the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration to prepare and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of Tamworth Castle and Museum

 

That the following recommendations from Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee (IS&G Committee) be approved:

 

 

That Cabinet investigated a commercial decision on the Heritage Day costing structure

 

 

That Cabinet received within 4 months an interim progress report on the short terms changes delivered by the implementation of the review, including online ticket sales

 

 

That Cabinet received within 12 months a full review on the impact of the changes delivered by the implementation of the review.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor M Thurgood)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Bowers


27/09/2018 - Proposed revision to the interpretation of the affordable housing policy and revision to the Planning Obligations SPD ref: 581    Recommendations Approved

Approval to implement a revised interpretation of Tamworth's Local Plan Affordable Housing Policy HG4 and approval to undertake consultation on amendments to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document in order to reflect the new National Planning Policy Framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/09/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 27/09/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth updated Cabinet on the impact of changes to national policy set out in the revised National Planning Policy Framework in relation to the provision of affordable housing and to seek endorsement of the proposed interpretation of Local Plan policy HG4 (Affordable Housing). Approval was sought to consult on revisions to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document to reflect these changes and to publish the revised document following the period of consultation. Further approval was sought to delegate authority to make minor amendments to the document in future.

 

RESOLVED

 

 

That the Council reverted to seeking to secure affordable housing contributions from developments of 10 units and more as set out in policy HG4 of the adopted Local Plan;

 

 

That Council noted that  part c) of policy HG4 continued to be not in compliance with the NPPF and that little weight should be applied to it when assessing planning applications;

 

 

That references to specific paragraphs of the National Planning Policy Framework in the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document be updated to reflect the revised National Planning Policy Framework

 

 

That Cabinet approved a period of consultation on revisions to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document, as set out in recommendations 1 and 2, and approved publication of the revised document subject to the approval of the Portfolio Holder Heritage and Growth

 

 

That future minor amendments (changes that would not require a period of public consultation and would not alter the scope or emphasis of the document) to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document be delegated to the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Portfolio Holder Heritage and Growth.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Powell


18/10/2018 - Homes England Compliance Audit Report ref: 579    Recommendations Approved

As a requirement of grant conditions it is required that the outcome of the Homes England compliance audit relating to garage site redevelopment is reported to the Council's Cabinet

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Neighbourhoods notes the outcome of the Home England compliance audit report in completion of the Affordable Homes grant process

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Noted the outcome of the Homes England Compliance Audit Report regarding redevelopment of garage sites

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wards affected: Glascote Ward;

Lead officer: Rob Barnes


18/10/2018 - Statement of Community Involvement and Local Development Scheme 2018-2021 ref: 578    Recommendations Approved

Seek approval to amend the SCI and undertake consultation. Update the LDS and approval to publish

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth is seeking Cabinet approval to adopt and publish a new Statement of Community Involvement and Local Development Scheme. An update on the Council’s position in respect of the delivery of housing and employment land targets within the adopted local plan is also included within the report

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Resolved to adopt the content of the new Statement of Community Involvement included in appendix A from 01 November 2018; and that approval was given for officers to carry out final word processing of the document prior to publication

 

 

Resolved to adopt the 2018-2021 Local Development Scheme, included in appendix B with effect from 01 November 2018 and;

 

 

Endorsed the Statement of Common Ground that has been agreed with Lichfield District Council and North Warwickshire Borough Council which details the arrangements for the delivery of Tamworth’s unmet housing and employment land need.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Powell


08/11/2018 - Budget Consultation 2019/20 ref: 577    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Leader of the Council informs Cabinet of the outcomes arising from consultation undertaken with residents, businesses and the voluntary sector in accordance with the corporate budget setting process.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

Endorsed the report and take account of the findings along with other sources of information when setting the 2019/20 Budget

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Day


08/11/2018 - Town Centre Report ref: 576    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Councils approach to the Town Centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth is seeking approval to put in place a formal programme management approach and structure that will prioritise action by the Council to improve Tamworth Town Centre. Approval to develop a Town Centre Strategy is also sought to assist in identifying areas of weakness and potential failure with a focussed, co-ordinated response that will seek to improve the vitality and viability of the town centre for years to come. The town centre strategy will need to show how the Council can achieve a clear vision for the future to achieve maximum potential from the town centre and set guidelines for working together to deliver change.

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Approved the production of a Town Centre Strategy covering the topics indicated in the report for future consideration and adoption by Cabinet.

 

Approved a Programme management approach to delivery of town centre activity and projects as detailed in the report

 

Approved the creation of a 5 year programme budget and retained fund using existing budgets as detailed in the report

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Castle Ward;

Lead officer: Matthew Bowers


29/11/2018 - Release of Capital Contingency Funding ref: 575    Recommendations Approved

To request that members approve the release of £14,210 from capital contingency as per capital bid already requested for financial year 17/18 to cover General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance responsibilities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to request that members approve the release of £14,210 from the GDPR capital contingency budget, established to cover the costs of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance responsibilities

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Approved the release of £14,210 from the GDPR capital contingency budget established to cover costs associated with GDPR compliance for the Council’s line of business software applications, approved as part of the 2018/19 budget process.

 

 

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

 

Lead officer: Gareth Youlden


29/11/2018 - Council Taxbase 2019/20 ref: 573    Recommendations Approved

To report the Council Tax Base for the Borough Council for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance reported the Council Tax Base for the Borough Council for 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Resolved its calculation of the Council Tax Base for the year 2019/20 to be 21,761 (2018/19 – 21,438).

 

 

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

                                       

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


29/11/2018 - Write Offs 01/04/18 to 30/09/18 ref: 574    Recommendations Approved

That Members endorse the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance to provide Members with details of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period of 01 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


20/12/2018 - Delivery of Housing Repairs and Investment Works from April 2020 ref: 570    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the two options considered for the delivery of housing repairs and investment works from April 2020 and seeks approval to move the project forward to delivery phase.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Weston


29/11/2018 - Quarter 2 Performance Report 2018/19 ref: 571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Report of the Leader of the Council to provide Cabinet with a performance and financial health-check. The report was considered by Corporate Scrutiny Committee on 14th November 2018.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet,

 

 

Endorsed the contents of this report.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Day


29/11/2018 - Draft Base Budget Forecasts 2019/20 to 2023/24 ref: 572    Recommendations Approved

To inform Members of the re-priced base budget for 2019/20, base budget forecasts for the period 2020/21 to 2023/24 and the underlying assumptions and to consider the future strategy to address the financial trends

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Report of the Leader of the Council to inform Members of the re-priced base budget for 2019/20, base budget forecasts for the period 2019/20 to 2023/24 (the 5 Year Medium Term Planning Period) and the underlying assumptions and to consider the future strategy to address the financial trends.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

approved technical adjustments and re-priced base budget figures for 2019/20 & indicative budgets to 2023/24 (as attached at Appendix B, C, D, E, F, G & H);

 

 

Considered the proposed Policy Changes and Capital Programmes, as detailed within the report;

 

 

Considered planned changes to Council Tax and Housing Rent for 2019/20, as detailed within the report; and

 

 

In compliance with the Constitution of the Council, the Leader’s Budget Workshop considered the budget proposals contained within this report.

 

 

 

            (Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Claymore)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stefan Garner, Lynne Pugh


20/12/2018 - Tamworth Assembly Rooms Project ref: 566    Recommendations Approved

To update Cabinet on the progress of the Assembly Rooms Project and to seek relevant approvals to progress the project

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth updated Cabinet on progress of the Assembly Rooms project and seek relevant approvals to progress the project

 

RESOLVED

That

 

 

1 Cabinet noted the progress of the Assembly Rooms project

 

 

2  Cabinet noted the revised costs as detailed

 

 

3 Cabinet approved the release of £560,000 from the retained Building Repair Fund and delegate spends to Executive Director and Portfolio Holder.

 

 

4 Cabinet approved the supporting plans

 

 

5 Cabinet acknowledged the revised project timetable

 

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: Castle Ward;

Lead officer: Anica Goodwin, Sarah McGrandle


24/01/2019 - Resolution of Contract Dispute - Dry Recycling Materials Contract ref: 565    Recommendations Approved

To approve the resolution of a contract dispute.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Lead officer: Andrew Barratt


20/12/2018 - Design Supplementary Planning Document ref: 568    Recommendations Approved

Approval to undertake consultation on a Design Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Decision:

Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth seeks approval to undertake consultation on the Draft Design Supplementary Planning Document included within Appendix 1.

 

RESOLVED

That  Cabinet

 

1 Resolved that the attached Draft Design  Supplementary                   Planning Document be taken forward into a 4 week

consultation period

 

 

 2 Authorised the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration to make minor changes to the Draft Design Supplementary Planning Document prior to consultation.

 

 

3 receive a further report on the outcome of the consultation and a final version of the Design Supplementary Planning Document for approval

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sushil Birdi


20/12/2018 - Council Housing Annual Performance Report ref: 569    Recommendations Approved

Councils with retained housing stock are required to demonstrate compliance and performance with the national consumer standards. Details include outcomes relating to housing management and maintenance of council housing stock for the financial year 2017/18

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder For Housing Services and Neighbourhoods provides details of the Councils Landlord Performance for 2017/18 as required under the Homes & Community Agency Landlord Regulatory Framework

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Approved production of the Council’s Landlord Annual Report to Tenants’ (2017/18) complying with required governance under the Landlord Regulatory Framework as shown at Appendix C

 

 

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

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Mustafa


20/12/2018 - Building Control Services ref: 567    Recommendations Approved

To consider proposed changes to the delivery of Building Control Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Decision:

Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth seeks approval to terminate the existing arrangements for the delivery of the Councils Building Control responsibilities and enter into a new arrangement.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

 

a)    Approved the proposal to enter into a new Building Control Partnership with Lichfield District Council, South Staffordshire Council, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, South Derbyshire District Council and North Warwickshire Borough Council with effect from 1 April 2019 to be hosted by Lichfield District Council;

 

 

b)    Authorised the Chief Executive following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth to:

i.                    Approved the terms of the new Building Control Partnership and to enter into any necessary agreements or arrangements;

ii.                 Subject to terms for the new Building Control Partnership being agreed, and similar approvals being obtained by Lichfield District Council and South Staffordshire Council, approve the arrangements and terms for the termination of the 2015 Building Control Collaboration Agreement between the Council, Lichfield District Council and South Staffordshire Council and to enter into any agreements or other documents required to document the termination;

 

 

c)    Authorised the Chief Executive, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth, to agree the detailed terms upon which Lichfield District Council will discharge the building control functions set out at Appendix A;

 

 

d)    Approved that a retained fund be established to manage the surplus redistributed from the existing partnership

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Bowers


24/01/2019 - Arrangements for the Community Alarm Service monitoring at Sheltered Housing Schemes ref: 564    Recommendations Approved

Currently the community alarm monitoring for Sheltered Housing is delivered by WELbeing. This contract is set to expire March 2019 and details outlined set out the arrangements for continued service provision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Mustafa, Lee Birch


24/01/2019 - Business Rates Income Forecast 2019/20 ref: 563    Recommendations Approved

To seek endorsement from Members on the Business Rates income forecast for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Decision:

 

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance to seek endorsement from Members on the Business Rates income forecast for 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

approved the Business Rates income forecast for 2019/20 and subsequent NNDR1 form for submission to MHCLG by 31 January 2019, in line with the scheme of delegation.

 

 

authorised the Executive Director Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to make such required amendments as necessary should material amendments be required to the forecast NNDR1; and

 

 

noted discretionary relief granted to qualifying bodies in line with the existing policy.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


24/01/2019 - Draft Budget & Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019/20 ref: 561    Recommendations Approved

To approve the draft package of budget proposals to consult with the Joint Scrutiny Committee (Budget) on 30th January 2019 and receive their feedback on:
General Fund Revenue Budget and Council Tax for 2019/20;
Housing Revenue Account budget for 2019/20;
Capital Programme; &
Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Decision:

 

Report of the Leader of the Council to request Cabinet to approve the draft package of budget proposals (attached at Appendix A) to consult with the Joint Scrutiny Committee (Budget) on 30th January 2019 and to receive their feedback on the:

 

·               General Fund Revenue (GF) Budget and Council Tax for 2019/20;

 

·               Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2019/20;

 

·               Capital Programme – General Fund & HRA;

 

·               Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).

 

This was a key decision as it affected two or more wards and involved expenditure over £100k.

 

 

 

RESOLVED

that:

 

 

Cabinet approved the draft package of budget proposals including the proposed policy changes (as detailed at Appendix B); and

 

 

as required by the Constitution of the Council, the Joint Scrutiny Committee (Budget) on 30th January 2019, be requested to consider the budget proposals contained within this report.

 

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

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stefan Garner, Lynne Pugh


24/01/2019 - Temporary Reserves, Retained Funds and Provisions ref: 562    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the establishment or retention of Temporary Reserves, Retained Funds and Provisions, to write back to balances those reserves that have been identified as no longer being required.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Decision:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance to advise Cabinet on the levels of reserves and to seek approval to re-purpose unspent reserves, following the recent review by the Executive Director Finance.

 

RESOLVED

that Cabinet:

 

 

approved the transfer of  the reserves, as detailed in Appendix A, of £231,977 to create a General Fund Transformation Reserve and £62,104 to create a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Transformation Reserve;

 

 

noted the reserves to be spent in 2018/19 and 2019/20 which would otherwise be returned to balances; and

 

 

noted the current levels of reserves which remained.

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Barbara Cox, Lynne Pugh


25/02/2019 - Amington Community Woodland ref: 560    Recommendations Approved

Report detailing the Amington Community Woodland Project including appointment of a Landscape Architect and project plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 25/02/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services and the Leader of the Council updated Cabinet on the progress of the Amington Community Woodland Project, and requested that Cabinet approve the plan for the project and delegate approval for procurement of a Landscape Architect and professional team to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services. 

 

RESOLVED

That;

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the programme management approach as detailed in Appendix 3

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the draft Project Initiation Document (Appendix 1) and reporting lines for the Amington Community Woodland Project.

 

 

  1. Cabinet approved commencement of the Amington Community Woodland Project, as per the project plan (Appendix 2).

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the design principles and consultation programme set out in the report

 

 

  1. Cabinet approved the list of services required from an appointed Landscape Architect and associated professional team, as detailed in Appendix 4.

 

 

  1. Cabinet authorised the commencement of the procurement process for the Landscape Architect and professional team and delegate responsibility for the appointment to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to appoint.

 

 

  1. The 2018/19 approved Capital Programme be increased by a total of £305k being:
  • Additional £115k for the Amington Community Woodlands scheme to reflect the additional external funding secured through the “Small Habitats Grant”
  • Additional £150k for the Amington Community Woodlands scheme to reflect the revised phasing of the project funded through Section 106 agreement.
  • Additional £40k for the Community Woodland Cycleway scheme to reflect the additional Section 106 contributions to fund the scheme.

 

 

 

  1. Cabinet gave delegated authority to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to:
    1. agree the final design for the hard and soft landscaping works
    2. prepare and endorse the contract briefs to be used as part of future procurement of contractors to implement the elements of the scheme;
    3. Commence the procurement processes
    4. Award the contracts to the successful tenderers.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Wards affected: Amington Ward;

Lead officer: Corinne O'Hare


25/02/2019 - Write Offs 01/04/18 to 31/12/18 ref: 559    Recommendations Approved

That Members endorse the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 December 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 25/02/2019

Decision:

The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance proposed that Members endorse the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 and sought approval to write off irrecoverable debt in line with policy regarding Business Rates in excess of £10k.

 

 

RESOLVED:

The Committee endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 as set out in Appendices A-D, and:

Approved the write off of irrecoverable debt for Business Rates of £322,199.74, as set out in Appendix E.

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


25/02/2019 - Quarter 3 Performance Report 2018/19 ref: 558    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 25/02/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council provided Cabinet with a performance and financial health-check.  The report had been considered by the Corporate Scrutiny Committee on 7th February 2019.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the contents of this report

 

 

That the Capital budget for Disabled Facilities Grants be increased by £107,170 to reflect the additional grant funding from Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.

 

 

 

That £200,000 be vired from the Walkways at Magnolia capital scheme into the Bathroom Renewals scheme to fund additional bathroom replacements.

 

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Day


21/03/2019 - Corporate Plan 2019 - 2022 ref: 557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council provided Cabinet Members with the details and information relating to the Council’s Corporate Plan for the period 2019 – 2022

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Endorsed the document and so adopted the Council’s Corporate Plan for the period 2019 – 2022

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Day


21/03/2019 - Mandatory and Discretionary Rate Relief Policy ref: 556    Recommendations Approved

Updated policy from 1 April 2019 onwards taking into account legislative changes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance sought Cabinet approval of the proposed Discretionary Rate Relief Policy (Appendix A) with effect from 1 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Noted the Government Funding for Retail Discount

 

 

Approved the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy (Appendix A) which will be applied with effect from 1 April 2019.

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Buckland


21/03/2019 - Tamworth Assembly Rooms ref: 555    Recommendations Approved

Progress update on refurbishment of Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council provided members with a comprehensive update in respect of the Assembly Rooms project.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Endorsed the update as detailed within the report

 

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

 

Wards affected: Castle Ward;

Lead officer: Anica Goodwin, Sarah McGrandle


11/04/2019 - Motor Neurone Disease Charter ref: 553    Recommendations Approved

To consider adoption of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/04/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/04/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships requested Members to consider the adoption of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter to assist in the achievement of quality of life, dignity and respect for people with MND and their carer’s in Tamworth

 

RESOLVED

That Members;

 

 

Supported the adoption of the MND Charter in recognition of the specific nature, speed of progression and impact of Motor Neurone Disease which means it is particularly important to ensure appropriate support is provided as soon as possible.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor J chesworth)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanne Sands


21/03/2019 - Town Centre Programme and Projects update ref: 554    Recommendations Approved

An update on progress on the town centre programme and individual projects, such as Gungate

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council updated Cabinet on progress made on the Town Centre Programme and individual projects, including the Gungate project

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the progress on the town centre programme and individual projects,

 

 

Endorsed the feedback so far in relation to the Tamworth….What’s Next? Campaign.

 

 

Approved the submission of an Expression of Interest to the Future High Street Fund based on the outline of the vision described in this report

 

 

Endorsed the work streams and timetable for the feasibility stage of the Gungate project

 

 

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

 

Wards affected: Castle Ward;

Lead officer: Matthew Bowers


13/06/2019 - Market Tender ref: 551    Recommendations Approved

The Council wishes to go out to the wider commercial market for a term of at least 5 years for a market operator.  Permission will be needed from Cabinet as the value of the contract in its entirety will be more than £100,000.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 13/06/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Fletcher


13/06/2019 - Gungate ref: 552    Recommendations Approved

To consider opportunities to support the delivery of the site

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 13/06/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Bowers


13/06/2019 - Design Supplementary Planning Document ref: 550    Recommendations Approved

Report on the outcome of public consultation and approval to adopt a Design Supplementary Planning Document for Tamworth.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 13/06/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Community Safety sought Cabinet approval to adopt the attached Draft Design Supplementary Planning Document included within Appendix 1.

 

RESOLVED

           That Cabinet

 

  1.  Approved the adoption of the Design Supplementary Planning Document

 

 

  1. Noted the comments received during the consultation period and the Council’s response to them

 

 

  1. Authorised the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration to make minor changes to the Design Supplementary Planning Document and publish a final version of the document

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor J Oates)

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sushil Birdi


13/06/2019 - Capital Outturn Report 2018/19 ref: 549    Recommendations Approved

To advise members on the final outturn of the Authority’s Capital Programme for 2018/19 (subject to audit confirmation) and to request formal approval to re-profile specific programme budgets into 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 13/06/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance advised Members on the final outturn of the Authority’s Capital Programme for 2018/19 (subject to audit confirmation) and requested formal approval to re-profile specific programme budgets into 2019/20.

 

This report is a key decision due to expenditure in excess of £100k requiring approval.

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet:

 

 

1.    received the final outturn position of the 2018/19 capital programme as summarised in Appendix A;

 

 

2.    approved for each of the projects detailed in Appendix B the re-profiling of the budget into the Authority’s Capital Programme 2019/20 (total £40.283m)

 

 

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

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Barbara Cox