Agenda and draft minutes

Policy, Finance and Development Committee - Tuesday, 16th November, 2021 7.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

57.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors Mrs R H Adams, D M Carter, R F Eaton, Mrs L Eaton JP, F S Ghattoraya, Miss A Kaur, Ms C D Kozlowski, R E R Morris and Mrs S B Morris.

 

Councillors F S Broadley and Mrs L M Broadley attended the meeting remotely.

58.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

59.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

 

60.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 September 2021 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

 

Votes For:                 11

Votes Against:         0

Abstentions:            1

61.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

There was no action list arising from the previous meeting held on 14 September 2021.

62.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

63.

Financial Outturn Report (Q2 2021/22) pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Report of the Head of Finance / Acting Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 7 – 20 of the agenda, which asked it to note the overall Council position for the financial year 2021/22, as at the end of the second quarter for both Revenue and Capital Expenditure, and to authorise the Senior Leadership team to look at identifying ways of reducing the current overspend.

 

It was confirmed that there would not be a further budget monitoring report presented to the December meeting of the Committee in order to focus attention on other priorities, but that Members could contact the Interim Head of Finance with any related questions in the meantime.

 

It was moved by Councillor L A Bentley, seconded by Councillor J W Boyce and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i) The content of the report and appendices be noted; and

(ii) The Senior Leadership team be instructed to look at ways to reduce the amount of overspend.

 

64.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the item(s) below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the respective paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exempt item(s) outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the item(s) below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the respective paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exempt item(s) outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

65.

Draft Budget Initiatives 2022/23 (Exempt)

Report of the Head of Finance / Acting Section 151 Officer.

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the exempt report as set out on pages 21 - 66 of the private agenda reports pack.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Recommendations A, B and C be approved.

66.

Refuse and Recycling Review (November 2021) (Exempt)

Report of the Strategic Manager.

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the exempt report, as set out on pages 67 - 82 of the private agenda reports pack.

 

It was moved by Councillor J W Boyce, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

Recommendations A, B, C and D be approved.

 

Votes For:                 10

Votes Against:         0

Abstentions:            2

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