Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

75.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

21. Service Provision.

Councillor Caryl Billingham MBE, Non Statutory Disclosable Interest, as set out in the exempt minutes.

 

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire, Non Statutory Disclosable Interest, as set out in the exempt minutes.

 

76.

Minutes of Council pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 December 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of Council held on 16 December 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

77.

Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive communications from the Chairman of the Council.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

General Housekeeping

The Chairman reminded attendees that members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected.

 

There were no planned fire drills so if the alarm did sound, meeting attendees should follow the evacuation instructions given by officers. 

 

All meeting attendees were requested to switch mobile phones to silent.

 

Chairman’s Engagements

A copy of the events the Chairman had attended had been published as a supplement to the agenda.   

 

Post

The Chairman reminded Members to collect any post from their pigeon holes.

 

 

78.

Public Participation

(i)                 Receipt of Petitions (if any) from Local Government Electors for the District

 

(ii)               Questions (if any) from the Public

 

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

79.

Written Questions

To receive any written questions and answers which have been submitted with advance notice in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.2.

Minutes:

There were no written questions.

80.

Motions

To debate any motions which have been submitted with advance notice, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.

 

Minutes:

There were no motions.

81.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

To receive communications from the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

Minutes:

There were no announcements by the Leader or the Chief Executive.

82.

Questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

The Chairman to invite questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive relevant to their announcements

Minutes:

There having been no announcements by the Leader or the Chief Executive, there were no questions.

 

83.

Corporate Plan 2020-21, Budget and Medium Term Financial Position pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Report of Executive Director – Finance (S151 Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

The Corporate Plan, draft budget and Summary Medium Term Financial Position are presented as an integrated report. This demonstrates the Council’s strategic approach to aligning its resource to the delivery of the Council’s Priorities.

 

This report provides members with the proposed Corporate Plan 2020-21, the proposed Budget for 2020-21 and the Council’s Summary Medium Term Financial Position.    

   

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1.    To consider and approve the Corporate Plan set out in Appendix 1.

 

1.2.         To note the Risk Register contained at Appendix 2.

 

1.3.         To consider and approve an increase in the level of Council Tax for South Northamptonshire Council of £5.00, or 2.6%, for a Band D property in the District for this Council’s services increasing the Band D Council tax to £196.33.

 

1.4.         To consider the comments from the Scrutiny Committee when it considered the investment growth items at its meeting held on 15 January 2020 as detailed in paragraphs 6.7 to 6.10.

 

1.5.         To consider and approve the Draft Budget for 2020-21 as set out in Appendix 3.

 

1.6.         To consider and approve the Medium Term Financial Position as set out in Appendix 4.

 

1.7.         To consider and approve the Capital Programme as set out in Appendix 5.

 

1.8.         To delegate authority to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to amend the Capital Programme to reflect any changes in external funding such as Heritage Lottery Funding, Better Care Funding and so on, so that the capital expenditure budgets are matched to the external income received.

 

1.9.         To consider and approve a minimum level of General Fund reserves of £1.0m.

 

1.10.     To consider and approve that authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to:

·        Transfer monies to/from earmarked reserves should that become necessary during the financial year.

·        Update prudential indicators in both the Prudential Indicators Report and Treasury Management Strategy Report to Council, for any budget changes that impact on these.

 

1.11.     To consider the changes to the Fees and Charges as specifically set out in paragraphs 6.34-6.38 and approve the Fees and Charges schedule in Appendices 6a- 6h. To delegate authority to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to finalise the Fees and Charges Schedule if further adjustments are required.

 

1.12.     To note the Forecast Reserves Statement included as Appendix 7.

 

1.13.     To consider and approve the Capital Strategy as set out in Appendix 8.

 

1.14.     To consider and the Treasury Management Strategy as set out in Appendix 9.

 

1.15.     To consider and approve the Investment Strategy as set out in Appendix 10.

 

1.16.     To note that the contents of the Section 25 Report from the Executive Director - Finance in relation to the robustness of estimates and adequacy of reserves are set out in paragraphs 7.1 to 7.9 of this  ...  view the full agenda text for item 83.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That, having given due consideration, the Corporate Plan (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(2)            That, having given due consideration, the Rick Register (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(3)            That, having given due consideration, an increase in the level of Council Tax for South Northamptonshire Council of £5.00, or 2.6%, for a Band D property in the District for this Council’s services increasing the Band D Council tax to £196.33 be approved.

 

(4)            That the comments from the Scrutiny Committee when it considered the investment growth items at its meeting held on 15 January 2020 be noted.

 

(5)            That, having given due consideration, the Draft Budget 2020-21 (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(6)            That, having given due consideration, the Medium Term Financial Position (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(7)            That, having given due consideration, the Capital Programme (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(8)            That authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to amend the Capital Programme to reflect any changes in external funding such as Heritage Lottery Funding, Better Care Funding and so on, so that the capital expenditure budgets are matched to the external income received.

 

(9)            That, having given due consideration, ta minimum level of General Fund reserves of £1.0m (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(10)        That, having given due consideration, authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to:

·        Transfer monies to/from earmarked reserves should that become necessary during the financial year.

·        Update prudential indicators in both the Prudential Indicators Report and Treasury Management Strategy Report to Council, for any budget changes that impact on these.

 

(11)    That, having given due consideration, the changes to the Fees and Charges as specifically (Annexes to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved and authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to finalise the Fees and Charges Schedule if further adjustments are required.

 

(12)    That the Forecast Reserves Statement (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(13)    That, having given due consideration, the Capital Strategy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(14)    That, having given due consideration, the Treasury Management Strategy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(15)    That, having given due consideration, the Investment Strategy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(16)    That the contents of the Section 25 Report from the Executive Director - Finance in relation to the robustness  ...  view the full decision text for item 83.

Minutes:

Prior to consideration of the item, the Chairman sought the agreement of Members to suspend standing orders with regard to the duration of the speech by the proposer of the budget, or the speeches of the group spokesperson and group Leaders. Members indicated agreement.

 

The Chairman reminded Council that it was required in legislation that any motion or amendment to the budget or council tax setting reports be taken by recorded vote and this would be done at the appropriate time.

 

The Executive Director Finance (S151 Officer) submitted a report which presented the Corporate Plan 2020-21, the proposed budget 2020/21 and the Council’s Summary Medium Term Financial Position as an integrated report which demonstrated the Council’s strategic approach to aligning its resource to the delivery of the Council’s Priorities.

 

In introducing the report, the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Councillor Rawlinson, explained that the Council was required to produce a balanced budget for 2020/21 as the basis for calculating its level of Council Tax. Councillor Rawlinson gave a detailed presentation outlining the Corporate Plan, budget and medium term revenue position.

 

Councillor Rawlinson thanked the Executive Director Finance (S151 Officer) and the finance team who had worked hard on the budget setting process and submitted a balanced budget to Council. Councillor Rawlinson also thanked the Budget and Financial Strategy Committee and the Scrutiny Committee for their hard work supporting the budget setting and business plan process.

 

Having presented the report, Councillor Rawlinson proposed the Corporate Plan 2020-21, the budget 2020/21 and the Council’s Summary Medium Term Financial Position. Councillor McCord seconded the proposal.

 

Councillor Lofts, on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, addressed Council in response to the budget and confirmed that he would be proposing no amendments.

 

Councillor Billingham, on behalf of the Independent Group, addressed Council in response to the budget. Councillor Billingham congratulated all involved in drafting the Corporate Plan, confirmed that she would be supporting the budget and proposing no amendments.

 

On behalf of Cabinet and all councillors, Councillor McCord, Leader of the Council, thanked all in charge of financial management at the council. Councillor McCord also extended thanks to the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, the Budget and Financial Strategy Committee and the Scrutiny Committee.

 

A recorded vote was taken, and members voted as follows:

 

Councillor Addison

For

Councillor Allen

For

Councillor Atkinson

For

Councillor Bagot-Webb

For

Councillor Baker

For

Councillor Bambridge

For

Councillor Barnes

For

Councillor Bignell

For

Councillor Billingham

For

Councillor Budden

For

Councillor Roger Clarke

For

Councillor Stephen Clarke

For

Councillor Cooper

For

Councillor Dallyn

For

Councillor Hywel Davies

For

Councillor Peter Davies

For

Councillor Furniss

For

Councillor Grant

For

Councillor Harries

For

Councillor Herring

For

Councillor Hollowell

For

Councillor Lofts

For

Councillor Manners

For

Councillor McCord

For

Councillor Ord

For

Councillor Pritchard

For

Councillor Rawlinson

For

Councillor Tarbun

For

Councillor Walker

For

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire

Councillor Paul Wiltshire

For

For

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That, having given due consideration, the Corporate Plan (Annex to the Minutes as set out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

84.

Adjournment of Council Meeting

The Council to adjourn, if necessary, to allow Cabinet to meet to consider any proposals which do not accord with Cabinet’s recommendations.

Minutes:

The Budget having been agreed, the Leader of the Council confirmed that he did not require Council to adjourn to allow Cabinet to meet discuss any issues arising from the budget.

 

85.

Calculating the amounts of Council Tax for 2020-21 and setting the Council Tax for 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To detail the Calculations for the amounts of Council Tax for 2020-21 and the setting of Council Tax for 2020-21.

 

Recommendations

            

It is recommended that the Council resolves: -

 

(1)            That it be noted that Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio holder for Finance, Performance and Governance calculated the Council Tax Base 2020-21:

 

a)              for the whole Council area as 37,012.1 [item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)]; and

 

b)              For dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish Precept relates as in column 2 of the attached Appendix 1.

 

(2)            That the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020-21 (excluding Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) is £7,266,586.

 

(3)            That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020-21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:-

 

a)              £40,245,051 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act, taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils and any additional special expenses.

 

b)              £29,631,192 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act.

 

c)               £10,613,859 being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(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 31B of the Act).

 

d)              £286.77 being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish Precepts and Special Expenses);

 

e)              £3,347,274 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act as per the attached Schedule 2.

 

f)                £196.33 being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T(1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish Precept or special item relates;

 

(4)      It be noted that for the year 2020-21 the Northamptonshire County Council, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority have issued precepts to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each category of dwellings in the Council’s area as indicated below :-

 

Valuation

Northamptonshire County Council

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority

Band

£

£

£

A

856.95

170.03

41.31

B

999.77

198.36

48.20

C

1,142.60  ...  view the full agenda text for item 85.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That it be noted that Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance calculated the Council Tax Base 2020-21:

 

a)              for the whole Council area as 37,012.1 [item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)]; and

 

b)              For dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish Precept relates as in column 2 of the annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(2)            That the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020-21 (excluding Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) is £7,266,586.

 

(3)            That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020-21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:-

 

a)              £40,245,051 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act, taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils and any additional special expenses.

 

b)              £29,631,192 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act.

 

c)               £10,613,859 being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(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 31B of the Act).

 

d)              £286.77 being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish Precepts and Special Expenses);

 

e)              £3,347,274 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act as per the attached annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

f)                £196.33 being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T(1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish Precept or special item relates;

 

(4)      That it be noted that for the year 2020-21 the Northamptonshire County Council, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority have issued precepts to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each category of dwellings in the Council’s area as indicated below :-

Valuation

Northamptonshire County Council

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority

Band

£

£

£

A

856.95

170.03

41.31

B

999.77

198.36

48.20

C

1,142.60

226.70

55.08

D

1,285.42

255.04

61.97

E

1,571.07

311.72

75.74

F

1,856.72

368.39

89.51

G

2,142.37

425.07

103.28

H  ...  view the full decision text for item 85.

Minutes:

The Executive Director – Finance submitted a report to detail the Calculations for the amounts of Council Tax for 2020-21 and the setting of Council Tax for 2020-21.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance, Councillor Rawlinson, introduced and proposed the Council Tax for 2020-21, which was duly seconded by Councillor McCord.

 

A recorded vote was taken, and Members voted as follows:

 

Councillor Addison

For

Councillor Allen

For

Councillor Atkinson

For

Councillor Bagot-Webb

For

Councillor Baker

For

Councillor Bambridge

For

Councillor Barnes

For

Councillor Bignell

For

Councillor Billingham

For

Councillor Budden

For

Councillor Roger Clarke

For

Councillor Stephen Clarke

For

Councillor Cooper

For

Councillor Dallyn

For

Councillor Hywel Davies

For

Councillor Peter Davies

For

Councillor Furniss

For

Councillor Grant

For

Councillor Harries

For

Councillor Herring

For

Councillor Hollowell

For

Councillor Lofts

For

Councillor Manners

For

Councillor McCord

For

Councillor Ord

For

Councillor Pritchard

For

Councillor Rawlinson

For

Councillor Tarbun

For

Councillor Walker

For

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire

Councillor Paul Wiltshire

For

For

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That it be noted that Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance calculated the Council Tax Base 2020-21:

 

a)              for the whole Council area as 37,012.1 [item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)]; and

 

b)              For dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish Precept relates as in column 2 of the annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(2)            That the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020-21 (excluding Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) is £7,266,586.

 

(3)            That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020-21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:-

 

a)              £40,245,051 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act, taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils and any additional special expenses.

 

b)              £29,631,192 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act.

 

c)               £10,613,859 being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(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 31B of the Act).

 

d)              £286.77 being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish Precepts and Special Expenses);

 

e)              £3,347,274 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts and Special Expenses) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act as per the attached annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

f)                £196.33 being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

86.

Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of Executive Director - Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

For members to consider the proposed Local Discretionary Relief Policy and to seek approval of the Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme and related policy for 2020-2021.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1          To note the contents of the report.

 

1.2     To approve the adoption of the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021(Appendix 1).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021 (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Director – Finance submitted a report to consider the proposed Local Discretionary Relief Policy and to seek approval of the Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme and related policy for 2020-2021.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021 (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

87.

Business Rates Retail Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of Executive Director - Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide members with an update on the retail relief scheme and the forthcoming changes to the scheme as announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, and to seek approval of the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy for 2020 -21.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1          To note the contents of this report.

 

1.2      To approve the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy (Appendix 1).

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Director – Finance submitted a report to provide members with an update on the retail relief scheme and the forthcoming changes to the scheme as announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, and to seek approval of the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy for 2020 -21.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

88.

Business Rates Retail Pub Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of Executive Director Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide members with an update on the forthcoming changes for Business Rates Relief and to seek approval for the proposed Pub Relief Scheme.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1          To note the contents of this report.

 

1.2      To approve the adoption of the proposed Business Rates Pub Relief Policy (Appendix 1).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Business Rates Retail Pub Relief Policy (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Director Finance submitted a report to provide members with an update on the forthcoming changes for Business Rates Relief and to seek approval for the proposed Pub Relief Scheme.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That the adoption of the Business Rates Retail Pub Relief Policy (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

89.

West Northamptonshire - Memorandum of Cooperation Update pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of Assistant Director Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider an update to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the partnerCouncils.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1           To agree and re-sign the updated Memorandum of Cooperation (Appendix 1). 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the updated Memorandum of Cooperation (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be agreed and re-signed.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning and Economy submitted a report to consider an update to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the partnerCouncils: Daventry District Council; Northampton Borough Council; Northamptonshire County Council; and, South Northamptonshire Council.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the updated Memorandum of Cooperation (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be agreed and re-signed.

90.

Licensing Act 2003 Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of Assistant Director Environment and Regulatory Services

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider a revised Statement of Licensing Policy as part of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To approve and adopt the revised Northamptonshire Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the revised Northamptonshire Statement of Licensing Policy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved for adoption.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Environment and Regulatory Services submitted a report to consider a revised Statement of Licensing Policy as part of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the revised Northamptonshire Statement of Licensing Policy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved for adoption.

91.

Community Funding Policy - Delegation Levels pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of Assistant Director: Wellbeing

 

Purpose of report

 

The purpose of the report is to gain approval for the delegation levels set out in the new Community Funding Policy (Appendix 1).

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To approve the delegation of funding grants under £5,000 to the Assistant Director: Wellbeing.

 

1.2         To approve the delegation of funding grants from £5,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 to the Executive Director:  Operations.

 

1.3         To approve the delegation of funding grants in excess of £25,000 to Cabinet.

 

1.4         To delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make all necessary changes to the Council’s Constitution.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the delegation of funding grants under £5,000 to the Assistant Director: Wellbeing be approved.

 

(2)            That the delegation of funding grants from £5,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 to the Executive Director:  Operations be approved.

 

(3)            That the delegation of funding grants in excess of £25,000 to Cabinet be approved.

 

(4)            That authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer to make all necessary changes to the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director: Wellbeing submitted a report to gain approval for the delegation levels set out in the new Community Funding Policy, which had been approved by Cabinet at their meeting of 10 February 2020.

 

In introducing the report, the Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Councillor Cooper, thanked the Communities Team for their hard work on the new Policy.   

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the delegation of funding grants under £5,000 to the Assistant Director: Wellbeing be approved.

 

(2)            That the delegation of funding grants from £5,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 to the Executive Director:  Operations be approved.

 

(3)            That the delegation of funding grants in excess of £25,000 to Cabinet be approved.

 

(4)            That authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer to make all necessary changes to the Council’s Constitution.

92.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

93.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report contains exempt information as defined in the following paragraph of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3  would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3  would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

94.

Service Provision

Exempt report of Executive Director – Finance (S151 Officer)

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            As set out in the exempt decisions.

 

(2)            As set out in the exempt decisions.

Minutes:

The Executive Director – Finance (S151 Officer) submitted an exempt report regarding Service Provision as detailed in the exempt Minutes.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            As set out in the exempt Minutes.

 

(2)            As set out in the exempt Minutes.