Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 20th January, 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  01709 822477 or Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

100.

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.

101.

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 101.

Minutes:

A question was received from Councillor Cutts in respect of Agenda Item 10 (Designation of Selective Licensing Areas 2020-25) regarding the lack of police involvement in this area of work and he indicated that he did not fully understand the proposals. In response, the Leader of the Council indicated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.

102.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 176 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 23 December 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 23 December 2019 be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

103.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 9, 10 and 11 have 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 items of business on the grounds  ...  view the full agenda text for item 103.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Items 9, 10 and 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)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 103.

104.

Councillor Representation on Outside Bodies – Appointment to Citizens Advice Rotherham pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Councillor Victoria Cusworth be appointed as the Council’s representative on the board of Rotherham Citizens Advice Bureau for the remainder of the 2019-20 municipal year.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which was submitted to seek approval to appoint Councillor Victoria Cusworth as the Council’s representative on the Board of Trustees for Citizens Advice Rotherham.

 

It was reported that following the resignation of Councillor Steele as the Authority’s representative on the Board of Citizens Advice  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.

105.

Consultation and engagement on a Library Strategy and future service delivery model pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the results of the public consultation and engagement on the future service delivery model and the Peer review for the Libraries Service be noted.

 

2.    The needs assessment, which brings together all the research, consultation and engagement undertaken  ...  view the full agenda text for item 105.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which summarised the initial consultation and engagement undertaken on the development of a new Library Strategy for the period 2020 – 2025.  It also detailed the proposed draft Library Strategy, setting out the vision, mission, key principles and core offer for the future service.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 105.

106.

Ethical Procurement Policy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the Ethical Procurement Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which introduced the Ethical Procurement Policy, which set out a range of measures and policy decisions/commitments that have been taken by the Council over the years (including the recent Social Value Policy) to achieve this and drive ethical practice, with the aim to encompass  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.

107.

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation – Investment Opportunity pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet agrees that Rotherham MBC remain as a Founder Member of YPO, and in doing so agrees to underwrite the loan through entering into the Supplemental Agreement.

 

2.    That Cabinet delegates authority to the Strategic Director of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 107.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed a potential investment opportunity in respect of the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, of which Rotherham MBC was one of thirteen members.

 

It was reported that the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) had agreed to purchase Findel Education Ltd., subject to Competition and Markets Authority  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

Designation of Selective Licensing Areas 2020-2025 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet note the strong evidence and public support for the Selective Licensing of Private Rented properties.

 

2.    That Cabinet designate the areas in Eastwood and the Town centre, Masbrough (as amended by consultation), Maltby South East and Dinnington  ...  view the full agenda text for item 108.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sought to designate areas of Parkgate and Thurcroft for Mandatory Selective Licensing of private rented housing.

 

It was reported that on 10 June 2019, the Cabinet had agreed that public consultation be undertaken on the proposed designation of parts of Maltby, Dinnington, Eastwood/Town  ...  view the full minutes text for item 108.

109.

Swinton Town Centre Redevelopment: Preferred Proposal and Developer Appointment pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet endorse the preferred proposal (option 1) and the appointment of the successful bidder.

 

2.    That authority be delegated to the Council’s Property Officer, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services, the Head of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 109.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which provided an update on the outcome of the procurement process and summarised the preferred option for the redevelopment of part of Swinton town centre. It outlined the implications for the Council and recommended endorsement of the preferred option and appointment of the successful  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.

110.

BT proposals to permanently remove the public phone box adjacent to 268 Kimberworth Road and 33 phone boxes across the borough pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet note the decision consenting to the closure and removal of the BT phone box adjacent to 268 Kimberworth Road.

 

2.    That Cabinet note the decision regarding the 33 phone boxes consenting to the closure and removal of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 110.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report submitted for information which detailed two decisions taken by officers under delegated powers in respect of proposals from BT to remove the public phone box adjacent to 268 Kimberworth Road and, as a separate process, to remove thirty-three public phone boxes across the Borough.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.

111.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

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

112.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 17 February 2019 commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 17 February, 2020, commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.