Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday, 19th March, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: James Harris  Deputy Democratic Services Team Leader - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

55.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr I Thomas.

56.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Leader announced that he had agreed the addition of the following item after the publication of the agenda, as he was of the opinion that the item should be considered as a matter of urgency:

 

‘Emergency Scheme of Delegations’             

 

The reason for the urgency being to enable the Council to continue to function over the coming months in respect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

57.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 6 February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 February 2020 were confirmed and signed as an accurate record.

58.

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.

 

                                               

59.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

RECOMMENDED that the following decision taken under the scheme of delegations to Portfolio Holders be noted:

 

(1)  Capita IT – Service Adjustment

 

 

 

                                               

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the following decision made by the Leader under the Scheme of Delegations to Portfolio Holders be NOTED:

 

(i) Capita IT – Service Adjustment.

                                               

60.

Welfare & Wellbeing Vision and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following an introduction by Cllr Butler it was RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

(i)            Recommended the adoption of the Welfare and Wellbeing Strategy to Full Council;

(ii)          Delegated the allocation of funds under the Welfare and Wellbeing Strategy to the Portfolio Holder; and

(iii)         Agreed the appointment of the Social Prescriber and the associated funding costs.

61.

Draft Digital Strategy 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following an introduction by Cllr Drew it was RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

(i)            Agreed the funding of the delivery of the strategy, on a project by project business case to be approved by Cabinet; and

 

(ii)          Recommended the adoption of the Digital Strategy to Full Council.

62.

Empty Homes Strategy pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following an introduction by Cllr Butler Cabinet RESOLVED that the Empty Homes Strategy be APPROVED.

63.

Emergency Scheme of Delegations pdf icon PDF 22 KB

The Leader has agreed the addition of this item after the publication of the agenda under Standing Order 33.2, as he is of the opinion that the item should be considered as a matter of urgency.  The reason for the urgency being to enable the Council to continue to function over the coming months in respect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following an introduction by the Leader it was RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

(i)     Agreed the changes in the scheme delegations;

(ii)     Refer the changes to the first available full Council; and

(iii)    Noted the draft advice to essential decision making.

64.

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 10

Paragraph 3

Minutes:

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

 

(a)          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 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 outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

                                               

65.

Provision of Havant BC Street Street Name & Numbering Service

Minutes:

Following an introduction by Cllr Louisson Cabinet RESOLVED that a new Section 101 agreement from 1st April 2020 be AGREED.