Council - Monday, 22nd February, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Zoom


No. Item




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,  2021-22 General Fund,  HRA Revenue Budgets and Council Tax and Medium Financial Strategy 2021/24 , 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).



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To confirm the minutes of the Council meeting held on 18th January 2021.




Mayor's Announcements


Leader's Announcements


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


Chief Executive's Announcements


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



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


Business Reserved to Council

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


General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets and Council Tax 2021-22 and Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2021-24 pdf icon PDF 383 KB


A report of the Cabinet, setting out the proposed General Fund and HRA Revenue Budgets for 2021/22 along with the proposed Council Tax Levy, the 2021/22 proposals to increase rent and service charges within the ring-fenced Housing Revenue Account and the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021-24.


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 2021/22, will be circulated once the major preceptors have confirmed their precepts.

Additional documents:


Capital Strategy, including Treasury Management Strategy, Annual Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 329 KB


A report of the Cabinet to set out a Capital Strategy, the Treasury Management Strategy Statement, the Annual Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Policy for 2021/22 for consideration and approval.

Additional documents:


Treasury Management - Mid-Year Review for the 6 Months Ended 30th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 260 KB


A report of the Cabinet to consider the mid-year review of the Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Strategy, plus the various Prudential Borrowing and Treasury Indicators for the first six months of 2020/21.


Additional documents:


Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) in Respect of Allowances Paid to Members of Charnwood Borough Council for 2021/22. pdf icon PDF 327 KB


A report of the Chief Executive to consider the findings and the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel in respect of allowances paid to members of Charnwood Borough Council (attached as Appendix A) and the Scheme of Members’ Allowances for 2021/22 (attached as Appendix B). 


Call-in References

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


Position Statements

No requests for position statements were received.


Motions on Notice

No motions on notice have been received.


Questions on Notice pdf icon PDF 398 KB

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


Section 106 Monies


Question submitted by Councillor Taylor.


Charnwood Paralympics


Question submitted by Councillor Popley.


Legislation of Virtual Meetings


Question submitted by Councillor Draycott.


Minute References

There are no minute references.


Urgent Executive Decisions Exempted from Call-in pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To note a decision which was exempted from call-in in accordance with Scrutiny Committee Procedure 11.9.

Additional documents:


Nomination of Mayor Elect 2021/22

To receive nominations for the Mayor Elect for 2021/22 (subject to nomination and appointment at the Annual Council, scheduled for 17th May 2021).


Nomination of Deputy Mayor Elect 2021/22

To receive nominations for the Deputy Mayor Elect for 2021/22 (subject to nomination and appointment at the Annual Council, scheduled for 17th May 2021).



Appointments to Committees

To consider any changes to Committee membership for the current Council year (2020/21) (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, 24th June 2019

Friday, 14th June 2019 at noon

Monday, 2nd September 2019

Wednesday, 21st August 2019 at noon

Monday, 4th November 2019

Friday, 25th October 2019 at noon

Monday, 20th January 2020

Friday, 10th January 2020 at noon

Monday, 24th February 2020

Friday, 14th February 2020 at noon

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




Where to Find Woodgate Chambers and Public Access



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