Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 17th February, 2020 10.00 a.m.

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

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

113.

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:

Councillor Lelliott declared a personal interest in respect of Item 10 on the agenda (Business Rates Discretionary Relief Renewals in 2020/21) on the basis that she was a trustee of the Cortonwood Comeback Community Centre.

114.

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 114.

Minutes:

A member of the public asked whether it was ethical and acceptable for Leader of the Council or any Elected Member to identify that a member of the public had suffered a serious illness in a pre-prepared answer. In response, the Leader sought clarification that the individual asking the question  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.

115.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 20 January 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 20 January 2020 be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

116.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 7 has exempt appendices. 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 of business on the grounds that it involves  ...  view the full agenda text for item 116.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Item 7 on the grounds that the appendix of the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 116.

117.

To launch a new building based respite offer to replace current provision pdf icon PDF 212 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the contents of the report be noted and approval be given to the recommended option for the Council to continue to provide a respite service from the new location at Conway Crescent as set out  ...  view the full agenda text for item 117.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which proposed that the Council utilise two newly developed detached properties at Conway Crescent, East Herringthorpe to provide an alternative respite offer for up to eight people per day at any one time.

 

It was reported that one of the buildings had been developed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 117.

118.

Operational Delivery of LAC Sufficiency Strategy - Proposals to Develop New Residential Provision pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the proposal to develop in-house residential provision in the borough, as required to deliver the LAC Sufficiency Strategy 2019-2022, be approved.

 

2.    That approval be given to progress to operational delivery of two properties in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 118.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which outlined Rotherham Children and Young People’s Services strategic intention to reduce external residential placements and ensure more Rotherham looked after children and young people are placed within borough close to their family and community networks.

 

It was reported that Rotherham was a regional,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 118.

119.

December Financial Monitoring 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

  1. That the current General Fund Revenue Budget forecast of £4.0m overspend be noted.

 

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

 

  1. That the Capital Programme update be noted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

It was reported that financial performance was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119.

120.

Budget and Council Tax 2020-21 and Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

That Cabinet resolve to recommend to Council:-

 

1.     Approval of the Budget and Financial Strategy for 2020/21 as set out in the report and appendices, including the proposed budget adjustments and investments, a basic Council Tax increase of 0.99%  ...  view the full agenda text for item 120.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report proposed the Council’s Budget and Council Tax for 2020/21, based on the Council’s Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement for 2020/21, budget consultation and the consideration of Directorate budget proposals through the Council’s formal Budget process alongside a review of the financial planning assumptions within  ...  view the full minutes text for item 120.

121.

Business Rates Discretionary Relief Renewals in 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the applications for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for the organisations listed in Appendix 1 of the report and in accordance with the details set out in Section 6 of the report, for the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 121.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report in respect of the renewal applications for the awards of Discretionary Business Rate Relief for a variety of organisations and premises. The report was submitted in accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy, which had been approved by Cabinet on 12 December  ...  view the full minutes text for item 121.

122.

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 12 February 2020.

Minutes:

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

123.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 23 March 2020, commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 23 March 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.