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Agenda and draft minutes

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

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

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

2.

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 2.

Minutes:

Councillor Sansome had intended raising his query via the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board regarding the Rotherham Employment and Skills Strategy, but sought reassurance that the Council would be centric to the partnership across major employers such as the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham College and construction.  This area of South  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 20 May 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 20th May, 2019, be agreed as true and correct records of the proceedings, subject to an amendment to Minute No. 149 to correct the word “deter” to “defer”.

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

There are no agenda items which would require the exclusion of the press or public from the meeting. However, if necessary when considering those items, 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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

There are no agenda items requiring the exclusion of the press or public from the meeting.

5.

Appointment of Councillors to serve on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Councillors be appointed to serve on Outside Bodies, as detailed on the schedule in Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how outside bodies were external organisations which have a Council appointed representative, but have their own governance structures to the Council.

 

Appointments to outside bodies were seen as an important mechanism for: community leadership, partnership and joint working and knowledge and information  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Looked After Children and Care Leavers Sufficiency Strategy 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the publication of the Looked After Children’s Sufficiency Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given the report which detailed how the Looked After Children and Care Leavers Sufficiency Strategy had been developed in line with the duty to provide or procure placements for Children Looked After (CLA) by the Local Authority. 

 

The legislation and guidance included the Children Act 1989,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Rotherham's Cultural Strategy 2019 - 2026 pdf icon PDF 144 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:

Further to Minute No. 149 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 20th May, 2019 when the report was deferred for an Equalities Impact Assessment, consideration was given to the detail of Rotherham’s new Cultural Strategy which had been produced in collaboration with members of the public and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Selective Licensing - Consultation on future designations pdf icon PDF 376 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to a public consultation on the proposed designation areas for Selective Licensing of private rented housing.

 

2.    That a further report be submitted to Cabinet in January 2020 on the outcome of the public consultation  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Council designated four areas for Selective Licensing in May, 2015, covering parts of Maltby, Dinnington, Eastwood and Masbrough, with the aim of delivering improved conditions within the private rented sector. These designations would expire on 30th April,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Designation of Selective Licensing Areas - Parkgate and Thurcroft pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the strong evidence and public support for the Selective Licensing of Private Rented properties in Thurcroft and Parkgate be noted.

 

2.    That the two areas in Thurcroft and Parkgate detailed in this report be designated as Selective Licensing  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 22 of the Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting held on 6th August 2018, which approved a period of public consultation regarding the potential benefits of designating areas of Thurcroft and Parkgate for Selective Licensing of private rented housing.

 

This report, therefore, now provided detail  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Rotherham Employment and Skills Strategy pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the Rotherham Employment & Skills Strategy be endorsed.

 

2.    That it be noted that responsibility for delivering and monitoring of the Strategy sits with the Business Growth Board of the Rotherham Together Partnership (RTP).

 

3.    That it  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided detail of the Rotherham Employment and Skills Strategy and sought Cabinet endorsement of its adoption by Council.

 

The Strategy was a Rotherham Together Partnership (RTP) document linking to the existing Rotherham Economic Growth Plan to provide a framework for delivery  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Proposal for a Public Space Protection Order in the Fitzwilliam Road area pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the implementation of a Public Space Protection Order on the boundaries as shown as draft in Appendix 1, for the maximum three year period.

 

2.    That the specific conditions recommended in section 7 and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 129 of the Cabinet held on 18th March, 2019, consideration was given to the report which launched targeted consultation in relation to a proposed Public Space Protection Order for the Fitzwilliam Road area. The draft order published proposed a range of conditions. 

 

Ward Members were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Modern Slavery Update and Transparency Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the progress against commitments made be noted.

 

2.    That the refreshed Transparency Statement be approved for publication.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update in relation to the activity of the Council and its partners, in seeking to both address and prevent modern slavery. The report focussed specifically on actions following the resolution passed by Council to adopt the Co-operative Party Charter against Modern  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Adoption of a Sex Establishment Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the Cabinet notes and has due regard to the attached reports including the Equality Analysis and the consultation document appended to this report.

 

2.    That the proposed Sex Establishment Licensing Policy be adopted (see Appendix 2), including: proposed  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which confirmed, following public consultation, the passing of a resolution by Council on 22nd May, 2019 to adopt powers to regulate sex establishments across Rotherham from 1st July 2019. The adoption by Council of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to begin public consultation, in line with Option 3 (section 3), to inform the development of the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

2.    That Cabinet agree that Officers undertake a Cumulative Impact  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed under Section 5 of the Act, how a Licensing Authority must prepare a Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy (a ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’) which effectively set out the principles it proposed to apply in exercising functions under the Act. 

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

  1. That approval be given to begin public consultation, in line with Option 3 (section 3), to inform the development of the Council’s Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

  1. That Cabinet agree to the commencement of a study into the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 15.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report that detailed how under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 a Licensing Authority was required to prepare and publish a statement of its licensing policy at least every three years.

 

The Council was now seeking to develop a revised Gambling Act 2005 Statement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

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 following items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on ??:

 

·          

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.

17.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will take place on Monday 8 July 2019 at 10.00 am in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Cabinet take place on Monday, 8th July, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.