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Appointment of Chair



That Councillor J Oates be appointed as Chair



(Moved by Councillor M Gant and seconded by Councillor E Rowe)



Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Clarke


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 39 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor A James)


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. 




There were no Declarations of Interest.


Draft Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2016/17 to 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 628 KB

(The Report of Cabinet)


The Report of the Cabinet regarding the budget proposals and medium term financial strategy for General Fund (GF) Revenue, the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and the Capital Programme was considered.


There was a discussion regarding the proposed policy change to cease provision of Mayoral hampers. It was noted that the purpose of the change was to ensure that the purpose behind the Mayoral hamper scheme remained – that assistance is received by those citizens most in need. It was considered that was not being achieved at present. It was noted that members wished to keep this budget intact and a cross party working group is to be formed comprising 6 former Mayors (or alternative nominations), 3 from each party to look at the current process, make suggestion for amendment and feed back the findings to Cabinet.




That the budget proposals as contained within the report were considered.