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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH. View directions

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  01709 822477 or Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

143.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest to report.

144.

Questions from Members of the Public

 

To receive questions from members of the public who wish to ask a general question in respect of matters within the Council’s area of responsibility or influence.

 

Subject to the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may ask one question and one supplementary question, which should relate to the original  ...  view the full agenda text for item 144.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

145.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 15th April, 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 15th April, 2019, be agreed as true and correct records of the proceedings.

146.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 11 has an exempt appendix. Therefore, if necessary when considering that item, the Chair will move the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it  ...  view the full agenda text for item 146.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Item 11 on the grounds that the appendices involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 146.

147.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sufficiency - Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the publication of the refreshed Special Education Needs Strategy (2019) as part of the Borough’s Local Offer for Children with SEND.

 

2.    That approval be given to a period of consultation with  ...  view the full agenda text for item 147.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which contained the proposed second phase of the Council’s plans to increase and develop special education needs provision in Rotherham and, therefore, specifically proposed developing the use of SEND Inclusion Units within mainstream school settings to ensure that vulnerable pupils could access a mainstream  ...  view the full minutes text for item 147.

148.

Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children pdf icon PDF 107 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.          That the Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children be endorsed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which presented the Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children, which had been developed, in accordance with statutory guidance, by the three safeguarding partners in consultation with the wider partnership. These arrangements would become effective from September, 2019.

 

The new safeguarding arrangements built on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 148.

149.

Cultural Strategy 2019-2025 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the new Cultural Strategy 2019 – 2026 be considered and endorsed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the request by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board to defer the report pending completion and submission of an accompanying Equality Impact Assessment and for greater clarity on the governance arrangements and lines of accountability in future reports.

 

Resolved:-  That the new Cultural Strategy 2019 –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 149.

150.

Consultation on a New Library Strategy 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That consultation be undertaken with the public, partners, stakeholders and interested parties in respect of developing a new Library Strategy 2020 – 2025.

 

2.    That a further report be brought to Cabinet detailing proposals for a draft library strategy  ...  view the full agenda text for item 150.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given the report which detailed how the Council had a statutory responsibility to provide “a comprehensive and efficient” public library service “for all persons desiring to make use thereof” (Public Libraries and Museums Act, 1964). The Act stated that the Local Authority had a duty to provide  ...  view the full minutes text for item 150.

151.

Council Plan Refresh pdf icon PDF 162 KB

 

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the refreshed Council Plan for 2019-2020 be agreed and accepted.

 

2.    That Council be recommended to adopt the refreshed Council Plan for 2019-20.

 

3.    That quarterly performance reports continue to be presented to public Cabinet meetings, with opportunities for pre-decision scrutiny.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 151.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the 2017-2020 Council Plan was the core document that underpinned the Council’s overall vision, setting out headline priorities and measures that would demonstrate its delivery.

 

Alongside it sat the corporate Performance Management Framework, explaining to all Council staff how robust performance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 151.

152.

Disposal of Surplus Properties pdf icon PDF 122 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.     That approval be given to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the following properties:-

 

(a)          The site of the former Maltby Library, High Street, Maltby and greenspace land to the rear.

(b)          Treeton Youth Centre and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 152.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval to dispose of the Council’s freehold interest in the following surplus properties:-

 

·             The site of the former Maltby Library, High Street, Maltby and greenspace land to the rear.

·             Treeton Youth Centre and the adjacent land, Church Lane, Treeton.

·             Former caretaker’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 152.

153.

Public Consultation on Revised Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 139 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.         That approval be given to public consultation on the Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement as detailed in Appendix 1.

 

2.      That following consultation a further report be brought to Cabinet in October 2019 to consider the adoption of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 153.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval to undertake consultation on a Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement.

 

The requirement to prepare a Statement of Community Involvement was set out in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and set out how the Council involved local communities in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 153.

154.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

 

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the above items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 15 May 2019.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the circulated report, the contents of which were included as part of the relevant item and the details included accordingly.

155.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 10 June 2019 at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Cabinet take place on Monday, 10th June, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.