Agenda

Council - Monday, 24th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: The Preston Room, Woodgate Chambers, Woodgate, Loughborough

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 requires that a Councillor who owes arrears of Council Tax which have been outstanding for more than two months must declare this at any Council meeting which considers the setting of a budget and the Council Tax, and that they should not vote on those matters.  Failing to comply with those requirements if they apply is an offence.  If this applies to any Councillors at this meeting, they are therefore advised to make the required declaration and to leave the meeting during consideration of item 6.1.

 

It is a requirement of the Council’s Code of Conduct for Members that the existence and nature of all personal interests must be disclosed.  Therefore, in the case of item 6.1 on the agenda, 2019/20 Special Expenses and General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets, it is suggested that members of precepting authorities declare such interests.  (For example, this would relate to members of Leicestershire County Council, the Combined Fire Authority and Parish and Town Councils).

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To confirm the minutes of the Council meeting held on 20th January 2020.

4.

Announcements

4.1

Mayor's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Mayor (if any).

4.2

Leader's Announcements pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider significant, recent matters affecting the Council or the Borough (if any).

4.3

Chief Executive's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chief Executive (if any).

5.

Petitions

To allow councillors to formally submit petitions for consideration under the Council’s petition scheme, as set out in Full Council Procedure 9.8.

6.

Business Reserved to Council

To consider the following matters reserved to Council in accordance with Section 5 of the Constitution:

6.1

General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets and Council Tax 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

A report of the Cabinet, setting out the proposed General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets for 2020/21 along with the proposed Council Tax Levy, and the 2020/21 proposals to increase rent and service charges within the ring-fenced Housing Revenue Account, is attached.

 

The full Council Tax Recommendations, which the Council must consider in order to set a Council Tax Levy and General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets for 2020/21, will be circulated once the major preceptors have confirmed their precepts.

Additional documents:

6.2

Capital Strategy, including Treasury Management Strategy, Annual Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

A report of the Cabinet, setting out the Capital Strategy, the Annual Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Policy for 2020/21, together with the changes to the Council’s financial regulations, and other elements of the Constitution necessary to enable delivery of the Investment Strategy, is attached,

 

Additional documents:

6.3

New Capital Plan 2020-21 to 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

A report of the Cabinet setting out a new Capital Plan 2020/21 to 2022/23 and sources of funding for consideration and approval, is attached.

Additional documents:

6.4

Corporate Plan 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

A report of the Cabinet setting out the final version of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2024, is attached.

 

Additional documents:

6.5

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) in respect of Allowances Paid to Members of Charnwood Borough Council for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

A report of the Chief Executive, enabling the Council to consider the findings and the recommendations of the IRP in respect of allowances paid to Members of the Council and the scheme of Members’ Allowances for 2020/21, is attached.

6.6

Appointment of a Co-opted Parish Member of the Member Conduct Committee pdf icon PDF 109 KB

A report of the Monitoring Officer, enabling the Council to make an appointment of a Co-opted Parish Member of the Member Conduct Committee to fill a vacancy, is attached.

7.

Call-in References

There are no references to Council following the call-in of a Cabinet decision under Scrutiny Committee Procedure 11.7.

8.

Position Statements

To consider the following position statements requested by the Conservative Group and the Labour Group under Full Council Procedure 9.10:

 

8.1

The Community Safety Partnership and Crime pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To update the Council on the Community Safety Partnership and Crime within Charnwood, added to the agenda by a Cabinet Member.

8.2

Combined Authorities pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To update the Council on the letter sent by the Leader of the Council dated 28th January 2020 regarding devolution and the opportunity to work with the government on its forthcoming Devolution Framework, added to the agenda by the Labour Group.

 

9.

Motions on Notice

No motions on notice have been received.

10.

Questions on Notice pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To deal with the following questions on notice, submitted under Full Council Procedure 9.9(a):

10.1

Litter and Dog Bins Policy

 

Question submitted by Councillor Radford.

10.2

Tree Policy

 

Question submitted by Councillor Radford.

10.3

Empty Homes Remit

 

Question submitted by Councillor Parton.

10.4

Town Deal Board Work Plan

 

Question submitted by Councillor Parton.

10.5

Charnwood Community Grants

 

Question submitted by Councillor Parton.

10.6

Investment in Fossil Fuels

 

Question submitted by Councillor Needham.

10.7

Hastings Ward People Zone

 

Question submitted by Councillor Draycott.

10.8

Land at Moor Lane, Loughborough

 

Question submitted by Councillor Draycott.

10.9

Charnwood News Distribution

 

Question submitted by Councillor K Harris.

11.

Minute References

There are no minute references.

12.

Urgent Executive Decisions Exempted from Call-in

12.1

Acquisition of Properties pdf icon PDF 106 KB

A report of the Chief Executive to note decisions taken by the Head of Strategic and Private Sector Housing to acquire properties which were exempted from call-in in accordance with Scrutiny Committee Procedure 11.9.

Additional documents:

13.

Delegation of an Executive Function - Participating in the UK Resettlement Scheme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

A report of the Chief Executive informing Council of a delegation of an Executive function confirming the Council’s participation in the UK Resettlement Scheme, is attached.

Additional documents:

14.

Nomination of Deputy Mayor Elect for 2020/21

To receive nominations for Deputy Mayor Elect for 2020/21 (subject to nomination and appointment at Annual Council, scheduled for 18th May 2020).

 

15.

Nomination of Mayor Elect for 2020/21

To receive nominations for Mayor Elect for 2020/21 (subject to nomination and appointment at Annual Council, scheduled for 18th May 2020).

 

16.

Appointments to Committees

To consider any changes to Committee membership for the current Council year (2019/20) (if any).

Forthcoming Scheduled Meetings of Council

 

Council Meeting Date

Deadline Date and Time for Councillors to submit Questions on Notice (under Full Council Procedure 9.9(a)), Requests for Position Statements (under Full Council Procedure 9.10) and Motions on Notice (under Full Council Procedure 9.11(a))

Monday, 27th April 2020

Friday, 17th April 2020 at noon

Monday, 18th May 2020

Annual Council – No Questions on Notice, Position Statements and Motions on Notice

 

 

Councillors, please send your question, request for position statement or motion on notice to:

 

Karen Widdowson, Democratic Services Manager

Council Offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX

Email: democracy@charnwood.gov.uk

 

 

Where to Find Woodgate Chambers and Public Access

 

 

Woodgate Chambers

70 Woodgate

Loughborough

Leics

LE11 2TZ

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING

 

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Please turn your mobile phone on to silent during the meeting.

 

 

 

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Toilet facilities are available for members of the public at the back of the Public Gallery.  Toilet facilities are available for members attending the meeting on the opposite side of the Foyer.

 

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Please note that smoking is not permitted by law within the building and is also not permitted outside the building anywhere on the site.   Please observe notices which request no smoking around the entrances.