Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday 8 June 2016 10.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jo Moore - 01452 324196 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

No apologies were received.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2016, (minutes attached).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2016 were agreed and signed as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Cabinet members are invited to declare any pecuniary or personal interests relating to specific matters on the agenda.

 

Please see note (a) at the end of the agenda

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made at the meeting.

4.

Questions at Cabinet Meetings pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To answer any written questions from a County Councillor, (or anyone living or working in the county, or anyone who is affected by the work of the County Council), about matters which relate to any item on the agenda for this meeting.

 

The closing date for the receipt of written questions was 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 June 2016. 

 

An oral question may be asked by a member of the public if notice of the question is given by the questioner to the person presiding at the meeting, or the Chief Executive’s representative, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

 

Depending on the nature of the questions, it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be provided as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

 

Questions received and proposed responses do not accompany this agenda but will be circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public (written) questions

 

A public (written) question was submitted by Mr Nigel Wise. Mr Wise was not present at the meeting and, therefore, unable to ask a supplementary question.

 

The question and written response can be viewed at the following link: -

 

http://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/documents/b11820/Cabinet%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20Wednesday%2008-Jun-2016%2010.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=9

 

Public (oral) questions

 

Question 1

 

Item 7: Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children

 

Cllr Paul McLain, (Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Strategic Commissioning), informed members that an additional, (written),  question had been submitted by Mrs Chris Roberts, (a member of Fairford Town Council). Although the question had been submitted after the deadline for submitting written questions, it was agreed a written response would be provided after the meeting.

 

Mrs Roberts was unable to attend the meeting to ask the question as an oral question and subsequently requested that the following written statement be considered by cabinet members in advance of making their decision in relation to item 7 of the agenda, Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children.

 

Question submitted by: Mrs Chris Roberts

 

Regarding the re-structuring of the Children’s Centres in Gloucestershire, could someone explain why Glos County Council is considering closing the Centre in Fairford when the town is being inundated with hundreds of new homes and young families needing these services?

 

Response from Cllr Paul McLain: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Strategic Commissioning

 

The children’s centre service is based in Fairford Library and there are no plans to close this provision. The library will become the host organisation for the facilitation of services for families. The current children centre provider delivers one session on Tuesday afternoons. Currently the majority of services are delivered by library staff including Toddler Time on a Monday and Baby Bounce and Rhyme on Wednesday. These two sessions, for parents and young children will continue.

 

Families requiring additional 1.1 support will be able to receive this through the outreach service provided by an integrated team of Gloucestershire County Council family support workers, who will work exclusively across the Cotswolds. Opportunities for future services will be developed with the community according to identified needs.

 

The response was emailed to Mrs Roberts on 9 June 2016 and circulated to all Gloucestershire County Councillors for information.

 

The following questions were submitted as oral questions at the meeting.

 

The questions were acknowledged by both the Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, and by Cllr Paul McLain, (Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Strategic Commissioning), and the following responses provided and emailed to the respective councillors on 9 June 2016. The responses were circulated to all Gloucestershire County Councillors the same day.

 

Although Cllr Majoram was not present at the meeting for consideration of his question, Cllr McLain agreed to provide a written response after the meeting.

 

Question 2: Cllr Lucas Schoemaker (Stroud Town Council)  

 

Cllr Schoemaker submitted the following question in relation to the Parliament Children’s Centre in Stroud .

 

What guarantees and necessary funding will there be that the building  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Overview and Scrutiny Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider recommendations from the A429 Scrutiny Task Group.

 

The report to be presented by Chairman of the Task Group, Cllr Shaun Parsons.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Shaun Parsons, Chairman of the A429 Task Group, presented the task group’s recommendations following its recent review of congestion and safety issues on the A429 Fosse Way.

 

Cabinet Member for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure, Cllr Nigel Moor, noted the task group’s report and informed members that the recommendations would be referred to the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership to seek its advice on the suitability of reducing speed limits along the entire length of the A429 corridor, and on the Cirencester ring road.

 

The cabinet response to be circulated to the members of the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee before submission to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for final consideration.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Produce a formal response to the task group’s recommendations.

Minutes:

Cllr Shaun Parsons, Chairman of the A429 Task Group, presented the task group’s recommendations following its recent review of congestion and safety issues on the A429 Fosse Way.

 

Cllr Parsons stated that, whilst the recommendation to seek re-classification of the A429 as a trunk road could potentially offer a tremendous solution to some of the issues that had been considered during the review, the task group was aware this might not be a feasible option, and that there could be no guarantees it would happen. 

 

Cabinet Member for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure, Cllr Nigel Moor, noted the task group’s report and informed members that the recommendations would now be referred to the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership to seek advice on the suitability of reducing speed limits along the entire length of the A429 corridor, and on the Cirencester ring road.

 

Cllr Moor confirmed that a formal cabinet response would be circulated to the members of the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee before submitting to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for final consideration in July.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Produce a formal response to the task group’s recommendations

6.

A417 Missing Link - Payment of Revenue Funding to Highways England pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To seek approval for the payment by Gloucestershire County Council to Highways England of £1m revenue funding to assist Highways England in the delivery of the solution to the A417 Missing Link.

 

 

Decision:

Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure, sought Cabinet approval for the payment of £1m revenue funding by Gloucestershire County Council to assist Highways England in the delivery of the solution to the A417 Missing Link.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Approve payment of £1m revenue funding by Gloucestershire County Council to Highways England (HE) no later than 1 September 2016.

Minutes:

Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure, sought Cabinet approval for the payment of £1m revenue funding by Gloucestershire County Council to assist Highways England in the delivery of the solution to the A417 Missing Link.

 

Outlining the near cross party support for the campaign to find a solution to the A417 ‘Missing Link’, Cllr Moor confirmed that this remained a number one infrastructure priority for both the County Council and for the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

Forming part of the county’s strategic road network, the A417 trunk road is managed, (in terms of upgrading and maintenance), by Highways England. Members recalled that, in December 2014, the government had announced its intention to provide grant funding to develop and deliver a solution to the ‘Missing Link’. Having completed an initial ‘feasibility’ stage for the project, Highways England was now hoping to secure the necessary funding from which to progress to the ‘options identification’ stage of the project and beyond.

 

Cllr Moor informed members that the £1 million payment, (to be taken from the County Council’s A417 Missing Link reserve), would aid Highways England commence the next stages of the work. He explained that the payment would be subject to a funding agreement, which included a project specification, monitoring regime and milestone deliverable dates.

 

Cllr Moor confirmed that the Secretary of State for Transport had made a commitment for construction works to commence during the next ‘Roads Investment Strategy’ period in 2020. Although a matter for Highways England, Cllr Moor highlighted the importance of the council continuing to work with local MP’s to ensure the allocation of funds for this major artery route through Gloucestershire was realised.

 

A Due Regard Statement was not completed for this item pending completion of a thorough equalities assessment by Highways England as part of the scheme development process.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Approve payment of £1m revenue funding by Gloucestershire County Council to Highways England (HE) no later than 1 September 2016.

7.

Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To seek Cabinet approval of the recommendations for reshaping of services for families and young children and the procurement of those services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Councillor Paul McLain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Strategic Commissioning, sought Cabinet approval of the recommendations for the reshaping of services for families and young children and the procurement of such services, as outlined in the decision report published with the cabinet agenda.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Authorise the Commissioning Director, Children & Families, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children & Young People and Strategic Commissioning:

 

1)    To conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process for the award of three contracts for a period of 3 years with an estimated total value of up to £11.4m, with the ability to extend for a further period of 2 years, (to a value of £19 million), for the delivery of a targeted family support service based in 16 Children and Family Centres across Gloucestershire. The service is to be procured as three contracts: Contract 1: Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Localities, Contract 2: Gloucester North and Gloucester South localities, and Contract 3: Forest of Dean and Stroud localities. (Section 4.1, 5 and 7).

 

2)    To take the Cotswold locality service back in house from 1 April 2017 to enable the County Council to deliver the services in the Cotswolds directly to vulnerable families by integrating the new targeted family support service with the existing Families First plus teams to provide an integrated and efficient response to meeting the needs of vulnerable families in the Cotswolds (Section 4.2 and 7).

 

3)    To conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process for the award to suppliers of a two year contract with an estimated total value of £200k for the delivery of business support service to facilitate parent and community led universal provision for children and families across the Gloucestershire. (section 4.3)

 

4)    Upon conclusion of the competitive tender processes set out in 1 and 3 above, to enter into contracts with the preferred providers who are evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the services set out in 1 and 3 above. In the event that the preferred provider for the contracts is either unable or unwilling to enter into those contracts referred to in 1 and 3 above with the council then the Commissioning Director, Children and Families is authorised to enter into such contracts with the next willing highest placed suitably qualified providers. (Section 5.1).

 

5)    To facilitate the continuation of nursery provision based in the 22 children’s centre buildings through an expressions of interest programme to take effect by 31 March 2017. (Section 4.4 and 7).

 

6)    Prior to the de-designation of the 30 children’s centres as statutory children’s centres to seek expressions of interest and subsequently business cases from organisations including schools who wish to be host sites for the delivery of early education and childcare and for universal services for children and families thereby offering greater flexibility to meet the needs of the  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

Minutes:

Councillor Paul McLain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Strategic Commissioning, sought approval of the recommendations for the reshaping of services for families and young children, and the procurement of such services, as outlined in the decision report published with the cabinet agenda.

 

Cllr McLain invited Linda Uren, Commissioning Director of Children and Families, and Ruth Lewis, Lead Commissioner for Early Years, to give a detailed presentation on the background to the decision, including an overview of some of earlier decisions relating to the issue.

 

Please refer to the following link for details of the presentation.

 

Cllr McLain emphasised the importance of investing in the protection of the most vulnerable children in Gloucestershire. He also referred to the need to consider how best the council could reshape its services for families and how such services would be procured in the future.

 

Noting the variations in response by other councils to this national issue, Cllr McLain believed it was a fantastic opportunity for Gloucestershire to evaluate how it could best target those families and children who needed most support.

 

Acknowledging the constraints limited resources had placed on the delivery of children’s services, Cllr McLain reassured members it was not this council’s intention to close children’s centres, but rather, to avoid this as an option at all costs. Furthermore, he was confident service providers and professional groups would be keen to work with the council in reshaping how current services were delivered.

 

Cllr McLain explained how the council aimed to review and expand existing childcare facilities. He said this would be achieved via a number of proposals, including; providing a locality based family support response service, (for delivery from a broad range of community buildings); providing additional outreach services for families; delivering universal services via partnership working with voluntary and community groups, (for which £300k of capital had been allocated to support the development of the provision); creation of a new parent and community support service, (offering advice and support to organisations wishing to run universal services from children’s centres), and, finally, development of the current network of ‘other’ children’s centres providing early education and childcare.

  

Cllr McLain believed the council would maintain existing services. He also believed the council would take advantage of this opportunity to expand and develop service delivery. Responding to questions, Cllr McLain stressed how important it was for the council to target families early. He stated that, rather than rely on the assumption that the majority of families were prepared to travel to seek support, it was a far better option to concentrate on providing more accessible services, particularly in rural areas such as the Cotswolds and Stroud Districts.

In summary, Cllr McLain anticipated developing a larger, more outreaching resource from which to support the vulnerable children and families in Gloucestershire. Acknowledging the levels of concern surrounding the proposals, Cllr McLain reiterated his offer to meet with members on an individual basis to discuss specific issues.

 

Members were advised that a Due Regard Statement for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Extension of contracts for accommodation based support services for vulnerable homeless adults pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To seek authorisation to exercise contractual options to extend the contracts for accommodation based housing related support services for vulnerable homeless adults.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought authorisation to exercise contractual options for the extension of contracts for accommodation-based housing related support services for vulnerable homeless adults.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, to:

 

Exercise the contractual option to extend each of the following contracts for accommodation-based support services for vulnerable homeless adults for a final period of 1 year in each case, commencing on 1 July 2016: -

 

(a)   Contract with Elim with a maximum value of £119k;

(b)   Contract with Riverside with a maximum value of £284k;

(c)    Contract with Homegroup Ltd (Stonham) with a maximum value of £550k; and

(d)   Contract with Cheltenham YMCA with a maximum value of £125k

Minutes:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought authorisation to exercise contractual options for the extension of contracts for accommodation-based housing related support services for vulnerable homeless adults.

 

Cllr Williams informed members that the extension of contract would be for one year only, allowing support to continue whilst the council reviewed further long term options in response to changing patterns of demand. Any financial or resource implications to be met from within the existing budget.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, to:

 

Exercise the contractual option to extend each of the following contracts for accommodation-based support services for vulnerable homeless adults for a final period of 1 year in each case, commencing on 1 July 2016: -

 

(a)   Contract with Elim with a maximum value of £119k;

(b)   Contract with Riverside with a maximum value of £284k;

(c)    Contract with Homegroup Ltd (Stonham) with a maximum value of £550k; and

(d)   Contract with Cheltenham YMCA with a maximum value of £125k

9.

Extension of the Parking Management Services Enforcement Contract pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To seek Cabinet approval to exercise the contractual right to extend the current Parking Management Services Enforcement contract for a further 2 years commencing on 1 April 2018, with an estimated gross value of £2.4m.  

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, sought Cabinet approval to exercise the contractual right to extend the current Parking Management Services Enforcement contract for a further 2 years, commencing on 1 April 2018, with an estimated gross value of £2.4m.  

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise the Commissioning Director: Communities and Infrastructure to:

 

1)    Exercise the contractual right to extend the current Parking Management Services Enforcement contract with APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd (APCOA) for a further 2 years commencing on 1 April 2018; and

 

2)    In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to negotiate and agree the terms of the extension with APCOA and subsequently enter into an agreement on those terms for the extension period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

Minutes:

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, sought Cabinet approval to exercise the contractual right to extend the current Parking Management Services Enforcement contract for a further 2 years, commencing on 1 April 2018, with an estimated gross value of £2.4m.  

 

Cllr Smith proposed members consider option 2 of the options outlined on pages 139 of the agenda pack as the preferred option. Cllr Smith believed this would be the best option for the council at this time.   

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise the Commissioning Director: Communities and Infrastructure to:

 

1)    Exercise the contractual right to extend the current Parking Management Services Enforcement contract with APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd (APCOA) for a further 2 years commencing on 1 April 2018; and

 

2)    In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to negotiate and agree the terms of the extension with APCOA and subsequently enter into an agreement on those terms for the extension period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

10.

Building Better Lives - Consultation on all age, all disability short breaks provision pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To seek approval to consult on the reconfiguration of adult learning disability respite care services in order to inform the ongoing commissioning strategy for respite and short breaks.  

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought Cabinet approval to consult on the reconfiguration of adult-learning disability respite care services in order to inform the ongoing commissioning strategy for respite and short breaks.  

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise a 3-month consultation on the proposals for short breaks, as detailed in paragraph 5 of the published decision report, to run from1 July to 1 October 2016.

Minutes:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought Cabinet approval to consult on the reconfiguration of adult-learning disability respite care services in order to inform the ongoing commissioning strategy for respite and short breaks.  

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: 

 

Authorise a 3-month consultation on the proposals for short breaks, as detailed in paragraph 5 of the published decision report, to run from 1 July to 1 October 2016.

11.

Building Better Opportunities (Gloucestershire GEM pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To authorise the Council to act as the lead organisation for the Gloucestershire GEM Project and to accept and administer European Social Fund funding as the responsible body should the funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund be successful.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought Cabinet approval to authorise the Council to act as the lead organisation for the Gloucestershire GEM Project, and to accept and administer European Social Fund funding as the responsible body, should the funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund be successful.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Affirm the appointment of the Council to act as lead organisation for the Gloucestershire GEM Project (the Project);

 

2)    Authorise the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, should the funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund be successful:

 

(a)  In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to enter into a funding agreement in respect of any and all ESF funding offered to the Council for the delivery of the Project;

 

(b)  To accept and administer any and all ESF funding received as the responsible body in connection with the delivery of the Project in accordance with the funding agreement referred to in Recommendation 2(a)above;

 

(c)  In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to negotiate, agree and enter into a Partnership Agreement with each of the delivery partners required to deliver the Project.

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Long-term care, sought Cabinet approval to authorise the Council to act as the lead organisation for the Gloucestershire GEM Project, and to accept and administer European Social Fund funding as the responsible body, should the funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund be successful.

 

Cllr Williams informed members that the purpose of this project was to engage 1100 individuals disengaged from the labour market to move closer to or into work, education or training.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Affirm the appointment of the Council to act as lead organisation for the Gloucestershire GEM Project (the Project);

 

2)    Authorise the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, should the funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund be successful:

 

(a)  In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to enter into a funding agreement in respect of any and all ESF funding offered to the Council for the delivery of the Project;

 

(b)  To accept and administer any and all ESF funding received as the responsible body in connection with the delivery of the Project in accordance with the funding agreement referred to in Recommendation 2(a)above;

 

(c)  In consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to negotiate, agree and enter into a Partnership Agreement with each of the delivery partners required to deliver the Project.

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Revenue and Capital Expenditure 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 447 KB

To consider the Council's outturn expenditure for 2015/16 and consequential actions.

 

Decision:

Cllr Ray Theodoulou, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, gave an update on the council’s outturn expenditure for 2015/16.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Note the revenue and capital outturn positions, and the following transfers to reserves;

 

                                     i.        Revenue contribution to capital of £0.807 million for Highways Minor Capital Works

                                    ii.        Transfer of £0.223 million to a new LED renewables reserve

                                   iii.        Transfer of £0.476 million of the Communities and Infrastructure underspend to a new Communities and Infrastructure reserve to fund the following commitments in 2016/17:

·         Highways Local £0.168 million

·         Street Lighting Phase 2 of LED mobilisation  £0.137 million

·         Libraries book and access improvement funding £0.150 million

·         Road Safety Partnership £0.021 million

                                   iv.        Transfer the Children & Families underspend of £0.268 million to the Vulnerable Children Reserve

                                    v.        Transfer £0.3 million of technical and cross cutting underspend to a new Services to Families with Young Children  Reserve

                                   vi.        Transfer £1.0 million of technical and cross cutting underspend to the new Communities & Infrastructure reserve to invest in Highways

                                 vii.        Increase the bad debts provision by £0.539 million to cover all debts over 18 months

                                viii.        Transfer underspends on Traded Services of £0.067 million to a new Trading Services Reserve

                                   ix.        Transfer of £0.175 million to the Rates Retention Reserve

                                    x.        Other technical reserve movements for 2015/16, as set out in Annex 1.

 

2)    Approve the balanced revenue budget position for 2015/16, on the basis that the above transfers to reserves are approved.

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Ray Theodoulou, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, gave an update on the council’s outturn expenditure for 2015/16.

 

Cllr Theodoulou confirmed that two of the council’s major infrastructure projects, (the waste to energy incinerator and the new anaerobic digestion waste facility at Wingmoor Farm near Bishop's Cleeve), were not included in the report to this meeting.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Note the revenue and capital outturn positions, and the following transfers to reserves;

 

                                     i.        Revenue contribution to capital of £0.807 million for Highways Minor Capital Works

                                    ii.        Transfer of £0.223 million to a new LED renewables reserve

                                   iii.        Transfer of £0.476 million of the Communities and Infrastructure underspend to a new Communities and Infrastructure reserve to fund the following commitments in 2016/17:

·         Highways Local £0.168 million

·         Street Lighting Phase 2 of LED mobilisation  £0.137 million

·         Libraries book and access improvement funding £0.150 million

·         Road Safety Partnership £0.021 million

                                   iv.        Transfer the Children & Families underspend of £0.268 million to the Vulnerable Children Reserve

                                    v.        Transfer £0.3 million of technical and cross cutting underspend to a new Services to Families with Young Children  Reserve

                                   vi.        Transfer £1.0 million of technical and cross cutting underspend to the new Communities & Infrastructure reserve to invest in Highways

                                 vii.        Increase the bad debts provision by £0.539 million to cover all debts over 18 months

                                viii.        Transfer underspends on Traded Services of £0.067 million to a new Trading Services Reserve

                                   ix.        Transfer of £0.175 million to the Rates Retention Reserve

                                    x.        Other technical reserve movements for 2015/16, as set out in Annex 1.

 

2)    Approve the balanced revenue budget position for 2015/16, on the basis that the above transfers to reserves are approved.

 

 

13.

Quarterly Strategic Performance Report 2015-16 (Quarter 4) pdf icon PDF 435 KB

To provide Cabinet with strategic oversight of the Council’s performance during 2015/16.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, presented the Strategic Performance Report (Quarter 4) for 2015/16.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet: -

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Endorse the strategic performance report for 2015/16,

 

2)    Note the progress made in tracking council priority outcomes; and

 

3)    Support the actions being taken to address areas of concern.

 

Minutes:

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, presented the Strategic Performance Report (Quarter 4) for 2015/16.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet: -

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Endorse the strategic performance report for 2015/16,

 

2)    Note the progress made in tracking council priority outcomes; and

 

3)    Support the actions being taken to address areas of concern.