Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk 01295 221534

Items
No. Item

34.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

35.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 14 October 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 14 October 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

36.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

37.

Final South Northants Sport & Leisure Strategy 2019 -2024 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of Executive Director Operations

 

Purpose of report

 

The purpose of the report is to:

 

a)       Update members of Cabinet on the strategy consultation responses and cross directorate links.

b)       Provide feedback on recommended amendments to the strategy and action plan. 

c)       Allow members of the Cabinet to consider the final version of the Sport & Leisure Strategy following public consultation and to seek approval and adoption of the Sport & Leisure Strategy and Action Plan. 

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:  

 

1.1     Support the adoption of the final version of the Sport & Leisure Strategy

(Appendix A).

 

1.2     Support the adoption of the final version of the Sport & Leisure Strategy Action Plan (Appendix B).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the final version of the Sport and Leisure Strategy be supported.

 

(2)      That the final version of the Sport and Leisure Action Plan be adopted.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Operations submitted a report which updated members on the South Northamptonshire Sport and Leisure strategy consultation responses, the cross-directorate links and feedback on recommended amendments to the Sport and Leisure Strategy and action plan.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the final version of the Sport and Leisure Strategy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be supported.

 

(2)      That the final version of the Sport and Leisure Action Plan (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be adopted.

 

Reasons

 

Cabinet is requested to approve for adoption the Sport & Leisure Strategy 2019-2024, the Strategy Action Plan 2019-2020 and supporting documents. 

 

It is not a statutory requirement to have a Sport & Leisure Strategy but is seen as good practice in setting out the council’s priorities and plans for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of residents and doing so based on a robust evidence base.  We expect the Sport & Leisure Strategy to guide and influence the decision making of partners; particularly local sports clubs, facilities, Active Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of sport and Sport England in helping to deliver quality sport and leisure provision that meets our community’s needs and enables them to live healthy, positive lives. 

 

We expect the final Strategy to be a material consideration in planning decisions and the drawing down of internal and external grant funding.   

 

The strategy will also be a key document that articulates the needs of South Northants residents and the council’s priorities in light of the reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire.

 

Alternative options

 

Option 1: to not approve the Sport & Leisure Strategy document for adoption. This would mean the council does not have an up to date Sport & Leisure Strategy.  Although it is not a statutory requirement to have a Sport & Leisure Strategy, not having a strategy would mean the council is not complying with good practice.  The absence of a Sport & Leisure Strategy document would limit the council’s influence over partners’ activities.  Also, there would not be a key document that articulates the needs of South Northants residents and the council’s priorities as we go through the process of local government reorganisation in Northamptonshire.

 

38.

Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan 2018 - 2020 update and review pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of Assistant Director of Wellbeing.

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Cabinet on the progress of implementation and delivery of the Council’s Homelessness Action Plan and approve the updated Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2020.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To note the progress made on the implementation and delivery of the Homelessness Strategy Action Plan 2018-2020.

 

1.2     To approve the updated Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2020 (see Appendices A & B).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the progress made on the implementation and delivery of the Homelessness Strategy Action Plan 2018-2020 be noted.

 

(2)            That the updated Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2020 be approved.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director for Wellbeing submitted a report to update Cabinet on the progress of implementation and delivery of the Council’s Homelessness Action Plan.

 

The Cabinet expresses thanks to the Housing Services Manager and her team for the work carried out in implementing of the Council’s Homelessness Action Plan.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That the progress made on the implementation and delivery of the Homelessness Strategy Action Plan 2018-2020 be noted.

 

(2)            That the updated Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2020 (annexes to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

Reasons

 

The national rough sleeper strategy requires local authorities to update their homelessness strategies and rebrand them as ‘Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategies.  It is also good practice and forms part of this strategy’s governance arrangements that we would review the strategy and action plan on an annual basis.

 

Alternative Options

 

Option 1: to not approve the updated homelessness and rough sleeper strategy and action plan. This would mean that the Council has not accorded with the strategy’s governance arrangements.  Additionally, if the Council chose not to update the homelessness and rough sleeper strategy by December 2019 this would result in us not according with the requirements of the national rough sleeping strategy.

 

39.

Northamptonshire Action Against Hate Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour Strategies pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Report of Assistant Director Wellbeing.

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform elected members that several draft countywide community safety strategies have been produced by the Northamptonshire Community Safety Board (NCSB) including Action Against Hate Strategy and Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1     To note the contents of the new countywide strategies.

 

1.2     To provide comments on the new countywide strategies which officers can feedback to the NCSB.

 

1.3      To endorse the new countywide strategies.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the new countywide strategies be noted.

 

(2)            That having given due consideration, no feedback on the new countywide strategies be given to NCSB.

 

(3)            That the new countywide strategies be endorsed and recommended to Full Council for approval.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Wellbeing submitted a report which informed members that several draft countywide community safety strategies had been produced by the Northamptonshire Community Safety Board (NCSB) including Action Against Hate Strategy and Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy.

 

At a meeting of the Community Safety Board all Chief Executives agreed that the Strategies go to Full Council for approval.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the new countywide strategies be noted.

 

(2)            That having given due consideration, no feedback on the new countywide strategies be given to NCSB.

 

(3)            That the new countywide strategies be endorsed and recommended to Full Council for approval.

 

Reasons

 

The new strategies, Action Against Hate and Tackling Anti-Social Behaviours, are planned to be the basis on which a common delivery plan can be developed across Northamptonshire, ensuring that victims are dealt with in a consistent and structured approach.

 

As we move towards Unitary status having an agreed Strategy and Delivery plan across the districts and boroughs will ensure minimum disruption to the service provided.

 

Alternative Options

 

Option 1: To not note, comment on and endorse the new countywide domestic abuse strategy.  Failure to provide comments and feedback on the strategy would mean the needs of South Northamptonshire residents have not been represented.  Also not endorsing the strategy would not facilitate work between statutory and non-statutory agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour and hate crime.

 

40.

Draft Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of Assistant Director Wellbeing.

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform elected members that a countywide Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy has been produced by the Northamptonshire Community Safety Board (NCSB).

 

Recommendations

            

1.1     To note the contents of the new countywide strategies.

 

1.2     To provide comments on the new countywide strategies which officers can feedback to the NCSB

 

1.3     To endorse the new countywide strategies.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the new countywide strategies be noted.

 

(2)            That having given due consideration, no feedback on the new countywide strategies be given to NCSB.

 

(3)            That the new countywide strategies be endorsed and recommended to Full Council for approval.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Wellbeing submitted a report which informed members that a countrywide Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy had been produced by the Northamptonshire Community Safety Board (NCSB).

 

At a meeting of the Community Safety Board all Chief Executives agreed that the Strategies go to Full Council for approval.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the new countywide strategies be noted.

 

(2)            That having given due consideration, no feedback on the new countywide strategies be given to NCSB.

 

(3)            That the new countywide strategies be endorsed and recommended to Full Council for approval.

 

Reasons

 

The new Domestic Violence & Sexual Crime Strategy is planned to be the basis on which a common delivery plan can be developed across Northamptonshire, ensuring that victims are dealt with in a consistent and structured approach.

 

As we move towards Unitary status having an agreed Strategy and Delivery plan across the districts and boroughs will ensure minimum disruption to the service provided.

 

Alternative Options

 

Option 1: To not note, comment on and endorse the new countywide domestic abuse strategy.  Failure to provide comments and feedback on the strategy would mean the needs of South Northamptonshire residents have not been represented.  Also not endorsing the strategy would not facilitate work with statutory, non-statutory and specialist agencies regarding domestic abuse and could prevent the development of consistent services across Northamptonshire. Also, it would make it more difficult for the council to respond to the new powers set out in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

41.

Monthly Performance, Finance and Risk report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Assistant Director: Customers and Corporate Services and Head of Finance and Procurement.

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of September.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To note the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director: Customers and Corporate Services and Head of Finance and Procurement submitted a report which summarised the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of September.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

 

Reasons

 

The Council is committed to performance, risk and budget management and reviews progress against its corporate priorities on a monthly basis.

 

This report provides an update on progress made so far in 2019-20 to deliver the Council’s priorities through reporting on performance, the Leadership Risk Register and providing an update on the financial position.

 

Alternative Options

 

Option 1: This report illustrates the Council’s performance against the 2019-20 business plan. As this is a monitoring report, no further options have been considered. However, members may wish to request that officers provide additional information.

42.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

To consider any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.