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Agenda and 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

18.

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.

 

19.

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 19.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

20.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 10th June, 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 10th June, 2019, be agreed as true and correct record of the proceedings.

21.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 14 has an exempt appendix. Therefore, 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 for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it/they  ...  view the full agenda text for item 21.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Item 14 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 21.

22.

Revised Foster Carer Fees and Allowances Payment Scheme pdf icon PDF 148 KB

 

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the implementation and changes to Foster Carer Fees and allowances as follows:

 

·         An additional skill level fee to paid to the carer when caring for more than one child, as set out  ...  view the full agenda text for item 22.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed the vision in Rotherham of ‘Working with Rotherham’s children, young people and families to be safe, resilient and successful’ and the aim to improve the care experience for children in Rotherham by ensuring that wherever possible they were looked after in a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

Advice Services Review - Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

 

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the management of Council provided advice services be consolidated under the management of Housing Services within the Adult Social Care & Housing Directorate and co-location within Riverside House by September 2019.

 

2.    That the role of partnership working through the Advice in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 23.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how continuing austerity and the impact of welfare reforms including the roll out of universal credit was having a significant effect on many of the most vulnerable Rotherham residents especially people with disabilities and families with children.

 

The provision of good quality  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Council Plan Quarter 4 (January to March 2019) and 2018-2019 Annual Performance Report pdf icon PDF 167 KB

 

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the overall position and direction of travel in relation to performance be noted

 

2.    That consideration be given to measures which have not achieved their target and the actions required to improve performance, including future performance clinics

 

3.    That the performance  ...  view the full agenda text for item 24.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Council Plan was the core document that underpinned the Council’s overall vision.

 

The Plan set out the headline priorities, outcomes and measures that would demonstrate delivery of the vision. The process for monitoring performance against the vision was set out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Financial Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the revenue outturn position for 2018/19 be noted. 

 

2.    That approval be given to the transfer of the £1.4m HRA underspend to the HRA reserve.

 

3.    That the carry forward of the combined schools balance of £3.369m  ...  view the full agenda text for item 25.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the final revenue and capital outturn position for 2018/19.

 

The Revenue Budget 2018/19 was approved by Council on 28th February 2018.  A budget of £216.876m was set for General Fund services; this excluded schools budgets and Housing Revenue Account (HRA). 

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Financial Outturn 2018/19 - Treasury Management and Prudential Indicators pdf icon PDF 163 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the Treasury Management Prudential Indicators outturn position as set out in Section 3 and Appendices A and B of the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2018/19 be noted.

 

2.    That the report be forwarded to Audit Committee  ...  view the full agenda text for item 26.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed the final treasury report for 2018/19. Its purpose was to review the treasury activity for 2018/19 against the strategy agreed at the start of the year. The report also covered the actual Prudential Indicators for 2018/19 in accordance with the requirements of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

May Financial Monitoring Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the current General Fund Revenue Budget forecast of £4.5m overspend.

 

2.    That it be noted that actions will continue to be taken to mitigate the forecast overspend.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the financial position as at the end of May, 2019 and was based on actual costs and income for the first two months of 2019/20 and forecast for the remainder of the financial year. 

 

Financial performance was a key element within  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

New Application for Business Rates Discretionary Relief for Rain Rescue pdf icon PDF 119 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.         That 20% top up discretionary relief be awarded to Rain Rescue for the animal welfare centre at Summerfield Lodge, Moat Lane, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 1DZ for the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 28.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed two applications for the award of a business rate discretionary relief for the same organisation in accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy (approved by Cabinet on 12th December, 2016).

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That 20% top up discretionary relief be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Response to Scrutiny Recommendations:- Modern Methods of Construction pdf icon PDF 118 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.          That the officer response to the recommendations of the Scrutiny Review of Modern Methods of Construction as set out in Appendix A be approved.

 

2.          That a further recommendation be added to receive a formal ‘lessons  ...  view the full agenda text for item 29.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 103 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 4th February, 2019 consideration was given to the report which detailed the response to the five recommendations and how the Council’s Strategic Housing and Development Service was exploring a range of ways to accelerate the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Acquisition of land at Fenton Road pdf icon PDF 139 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the acquisition of land at Fenton Road as detailed in Appendix 3, subject to the land being acquired within the allocated budget.

 

2.    That the Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport negotiates and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 30.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval to acquire 1.29 hectares of land at Fenton Road from the Watson Estate. 

 

The Council already owned part of this Fenton Road site and the acquisition of the remainder would give the Council full control of this site and enable it  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Local Plan Core Strategy Five Year Review pdf icon PDF 131 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the findings of the Local Plan Core Strategy Five Year Review be noted.

 

2.    That approval be given to the commencement of a partial update of the Local Plan Core Strategy (adopted 10 September 2014).

 

3.    That a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 31.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how, in line with legislative requirements, a desk based five year review of the Local Plan Core Strategy had been undertaken to assess whether some or all of it may need updating.

 

The review indicated that, although the Core Strategy continued to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Transportation Capital Investment Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

 

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the specific funding allocations for the Transportation Capital Investment Programme for the 2019/20 financial year be noted.

 

2.    That the proposed programme as identified in Appendix 1 as the basis for further feasibility works, detailed design and implementation  ...  view the full agenda text for item 32.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the Transportation Capital Investment Programme for schemes to be delivered and developed in the financial year 2019/20.  The report also provides an update on progress on the A630 Parkway Widening Project and the College Road Roundabout.

 

The appendix set out in detail  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

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 3 July 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.

34.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Cabinet will take place on Monday 16 September 2019 at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Cabinet take place on Monday, 16th September, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.