Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 29th June, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader - 023 9244 6234

Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

32.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no matters the Chairman wished to report.

33.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 25 May 2017 (previously circulated).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 25 May 2017 were approved as a correct record.

34.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from any of the members present.

35.

Financial Outturn 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader presented a report to Cabinet setting out the financial outturn position as at 31 March 2017.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)  The Outturn position be noted;

(2)  The Carry Forward bids as set out in the report be approved; and

(3)   Funding be set aside as set out in the report to continue the Cabinet Approved Grants scheme.

36.

Wheels to Work pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Butler presented a report to Cabinet setting out proposed future funding arrangements for the Wheels to Work Scheme operating across East Hampshire.

 

RESOLVED that East Hampshire District Council approves funding of £16,517.80 for two years towards the Wheels to Work scheme, covering the period 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2019.

37.

Revised Safeguarding Policy for East Hampshire pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Butler presented a report to Cabinet setting out a revised Safeguarding Policy for East Hampshire District Council, setting out how the Council proposes to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults and protect from harm.

 

In response to a Cabinet member an assurance was given that comprehensive training would be given to both officers and Councillors on identifying and responding to new and emerging challenges within the safeguarding environment.

 

RESOLVED that the revised policy be approved and adopted.

38.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item as:

 

(a)          it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and

(b)          in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Item 9 – Delegated Decisions (Exempt)

Paragraph 3

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item as:-

 

(i)         it was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and

 

(ii)        in all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The items to be considered were exempt under Paragraph 3 – Information

relating to the financial affairs or business affairs of any particular person

(including the Authority holding that information).

39.

Delegated Decisions (Exempt)

The Cabinet to note the following exempt decisions taken in accordance with the scheme of delegations to Portfolio Holders:

 

(1)          Outline Proposal for Property Acquisition as set out in the attached exempt report;

(2)          Whitehill and Bordon Leisure Centre.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the following exempt decisions be noted:

 

(1)  Outline proposal for Property Acquisition as set out in the exempt report; and

(2)  Whitehill and Bordon Leisure Centre.

 

In noting the delegated decision at (1) above, and in recognising that the current strategy for property investment allowed the Council to act quickly and flexibly on a case by case basis, Cabinet members indicated that there may be scope to review the strategy in light of current market conditions and this would be subject to formal consideration in due course if appropriate.