Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday, 10th September, 2020 5.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no announcements that the Leader wished to make.



To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 9 July 2020.


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 July 2020 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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

(i)                    Reopening of EHDC Leisure Centres.


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Cabinet RESOLVED that the following Delegated Decision be NOTED:


(i)     Reopening of EHDC Leisure Centres.


'Shaping Our Future' Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 904 KB


The Leader introduced the item and explained that the proposal was a natural progression to look at how best to work with Havant Borough Council, a long-term partner.  He confirmed that the proposal was not a merger, nor had it been instigated due to the council’s financial position or as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Cabinet supported the proposal, noting the successes of partnership working undertaken to date.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:


(i)            Agree the policy principles in Appendix 1.


(ii)          Invite full Council to agree the approach taken by Cabinet to implement the Corporate plan to create a sustainable Council.


(iii)         Invite the Chief Executive to produce a ‘Shaping our Future’ transformation programme initiation document to support the Corporate Plan Theme 1 of sustainability.


(iv)         Invite the Chief Financial Officer to make appropriate provision in preparation of the annual budget 2021/22 for delivery of transformation.


(v)          Invite the Chief Executive to report to Cabinet each quarter outlining progress, expenditure and any delay.


(vi)         Noted that a Cabinet Liaison Panel has been established under Covid-19 Recovery and a Transformation themed group will be formed within this panel to coordinate approaches.


Liphook Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan pdf icon PDF 370 KB

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Following an introduction by Cllr Glass, Cabinet commended the work undertaken in producing the character appraisal and the important role they played in conserving and protecting sensitive areas of the district.


RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends to Full Council that it:


a) Notes the responses to the recent consultation (included at Appendix B); and


b) Adopts the Liphook Conservation Area Character Appraisal (Appendix A), including alterations to the boundary (Appendix D).


Introducing Microsoft Teams pdf icon PDF 316 KB


Cllr Drew introduced the item and detailed the significant increase in the use of video conferencing at the Council in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Skype for Business had been used by officers and councillors for informal and formal meetings, however MS Teams was a newer platform with additional functionality and stability. He confirmed that training for officers and councillors would be part of the roll out of MS Teams and commended the recommendation to Cabinet.


RESOLVED that Cabinet Agree the mitigations, proposed implementation methodology and timeline outlined in Section 5.