Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday, 17th September, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

29.

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Rattray declared a personal interest in respect of Item 8 (Charnwood Community Lottery Review). She would not take part in the meeting during consideration of the item.

30.

Leader's Announcements

Minutes:

No announcements were made.

31.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th August 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.

32.

Questions under Cabinet Procedure 10.7

The deadline for questions is noon on Wednesday, 9th September 2020.

Minutes:

No questions had been submitted.

33.

Public Space Protection Order Loughborough Town Centre pdf icon PDF 546 KB

A report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services.

 

Key Decision

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Smidowicz joined the meeting at 6.10pm.

 

Considered, a report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services seeking approval to extend the current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Loughborough Town Centre for a further three year period (item 6 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

Councillor Seaton, Chair of the Scrutiny Commission, presented a report setting out the Commission’s pre-decision scrutiny of the matter and recommendation (copy filed with these minutes).

 

The Head of Neighbourhood Services and the Community Safety Manager assisted with consideration of the report.  A correction was made to the report, paragraph 25 in Part B referred to the consultation having commenced on 24th July 2020, the correct date was 24th June 2020.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.      that approval be given to the extension of the current PSPO for Loughborough Town Centre for a further 3 years from October 20th 2020 as drafted in Appendices 1 and 2 to the report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services;

 

2.      that the Head of Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Lead Member, be given delegated authority to extend the Order if there are no major changes required to the Order at the renewal time (October 2023), following the required consultation;

 

3.      that the report of the Scrutiny Commission be noted.

 

Reasons

 

1.      To enable the current PSPO for Loughborough Town Centre to be extended.

 

2.      To enable renewal of the PSPO if there are no major changes required.

 

3.      To acknowledge the work undertaken by and the views of the Scrutiny Commission.

34.

Additions to Annual Procurement Plan 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

A report of the Strategic Director – Commercial Development.

 

Key Decision

Minutes:

Considered, a report of the Strategic Director – Commercial Development seeking approval for additions to the Annual Procurement Plan 2020/21 (item 7 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

The Strategic Director – Commercial Development assisted with consideration of the report. He outlined a further item which required adding to Appendix B for approval “Local Plan Transport Modelling: Assessment of preferred development strategy”.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.      that the contracts over £25,000 and up to £75,000, listed in Appendix A to the report of the Strategic Director – Commercial Development, be let in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules;

 

2.      that the contracts over £75,001 and up to £500,000, listed in Appendix B to the report of the Strategic Director - Commercial Development, be let in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules, with the addition of a further item entitled “Local Plan Transport Modelling: Assessment of preferred development strategy”.

 

Reason

 

1 &2.     To allow contracts of the Council to be let in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules.

 

Having declared an interest, Councillor Rattray did not take part in the meeting during the consideration of the following item.

35.

Charnwood Community Lottery Review pdf icon PDF 236 KB

A report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered, a report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services to review the Charnwood Community Lottery 18 months after the first lottery draw in line with the previous Cabinet decision (Cabinet Minute 80, 18th January 2018) (item 8 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

Councillor Seaton, Chair of the Scrutiny Commission, presented a report setting out the Commission’s pre-decision scrutiny of the matter and recommendation (copy filed with these minutes).

 

The Head of Neighbourhood Services and the Neighbourhoods and Partnerships Manager assisted with consideration of the report. The Head of Neighbourhood Services welcomed several suggestions made regarding the further promotion of the Charnwood Lottery, she would consider those along with, for any future reports, how information was presented and whether comparison with other local authority lotteries could be provided.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.         that the content of the report be noted and support be given to the continuation of the Charnwood Community Lottery;

 

2.         that the report of the Scrutiny Commission be noted.

 

Reasons

 

1.         To keep Cabinet informed on the progress of the Charnwood Community Lottery since it was introduced 18 months ago.

 

2.         To acknowledge the work undertaken by and the views of the Scrutiny Commission.

 

Councillor Rattray re-joined the meeting.

36.

Annual Health and Safety Performance Report 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

A report of the Head of Strategic Support.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered, a report of the Head of Strategic Support to inform Cabinet and provide a public record of the Council’s health and safety performance (item 9 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

Councillor Seaton, Chair of the Scrutiny Commission, presented a report setting out the Commission’s pre-decision scrutiny of the matter and recommendation (copy filed with these minutes).

 

The Scrutiny Commission was thanked for its useful pre-decision scrutiny work, both in respect of this item and items considered earlier in the meeting.

 

The Head of Strategic Support and the Corporate Health and Safety Officer assisted with consideration of the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.         that the Council’s health and safety performance over the preceding year, as set out in the Appendix to the report of the Head of Strategic Support, be noted;  

 

2.         that the report of the Scrutiny Commission be noted.

 

Reasons 

 

1.         It is considered good practice by the Health and Safety Executive, the Institute of Directors and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for public bodies to publish an annual report on health and safety performance. The Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 require all employers to review their health and safety management system. Since 2015 the Council has employed BS OHSAS 18001: “Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems” as its base system for managing health and safety.

 

2.         To acknowledge the work undertaken by and the views of the Scrutiny Commission.