Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 15th June, 2020 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting - viewable at https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts

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

Items
No. Item

8.

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 agenda item 12 (Covid-19 Discretionary Business Grants Scheme).

9.

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.

 

Please contact the Governance Unit if you want to ask a question at this meeting – governance@rotherham.gov.uk – and you will be provided  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

10.

Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 114 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 23 March and 11 May 2020.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the previous meetings of the Cabinet held on 23 March and 11 May 2020 be approved as true and correct records of the proceedings.

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 13 and 15 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 item(s) of business on the grounds that  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Items 13 and 15 on the grounds that the appendices of the reports involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Rotherham's All Age Autism Strategy and Implementation Plan 2020 -2023 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the content of the report be noted.

 

2.    That approval be given to the proposed Rotherham All Age Autism Strategy and Implementation Plan.

 

3.    That the intention to review the Plan in 2022 noted.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which presented Rotherham’s All Age Autism Strategy and Implementation Plan 2020 -2023 for approval. It was reported that the strategy was grounded in the vision and passion expressed in the Council Plan and in the Rotherham’s Integrated Health and Social Care Place Plan, which  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Public Health Proposals for Recommissioning Sexual Health Services (Adults and under 18s) pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the impact of the pandemic on NHS providers and also the local authority in its role as commissioner of the Sexual Health services for Rotherham residents as set out in the report be noted.

 

2.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report requesting that the tender for sexual health services, which was due for publication in July 2020, be delayed in order to give service providers (some of which are in the NHS) time to recover from the COVID 19 crisis and furthermore to enable RMBC  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Operational Delivery of LAC Sufficiency Strategy – Update on the Development of New Residential Provision pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet note the progress made.

 

2.    That approval be given to progress to phase two of the implementation plan, which incorporates the acquisition of three properties within the capped budget of £750, 000 and the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which provided a progress update on the in-house children’s residential development, which had previously been agreed by the Cabinet at its meeting on 17 February 2020, and detailed the financial implications for progressing to the next stage of development.

 

It was reported that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Support Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation: Commissioning and Procurement Approach pdf icon PDF 179 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the key findings from the needs analysis for support services for adult survivors of child sexual exploitation be noted.

 

2.    That approval be given for services to be re-commissioned until 31 March 2023, with an  ...  view the full agenda text for item 15.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which provided background information on current commissioning arrangements for support services for adult survivors of child sexual exploitation and presented the key findings from the needs analysis. Further to that needs analysis, the report also provided details of the proposed procurement arrangements, including the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

Finance Update and Budget Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the substantial costs associated with responding to the Covid-19 pandemic be noted.

 

2.    That the funding received from Government to be used to mitigate the costs of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic be noted.

 

3.    That approval  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which provided an update on a number of financial matters, including those related to Covid-19. The report was provided as an interim update for Cabinet, following on from the approval of the Budget and Council Tax 2020/21 report in February 2020 and in advance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

17.

New Applications for Business Rates Discretionary Relief for Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service and Rotherham Crossroads - Caring for Carers pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That 20% top up discretionary relief be awarded to Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service for the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2021.

 

2.    That 20% top up discretionary relief be awarded to Rotherham Crossroads –  ...  view the full agenda text for item 17.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed the application for the award of a business rate discretionary relief for Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service and Rotherham Crossroads - Caring for Carers. The report was submitted in accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy (approved by Cabinet on 12  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Covid-19 Discretionary Business Grants Scheme pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet approve the operation of the Discretionary Grant Fund as set out within the report.

 

2.    That Cabinet note the application process and timeframe for applications to be made.

 

3.    That Cabinet delegate to the Strategic Director  ...  view the full agenda text for item 18.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sets out proposals for how the Discretionary Grant Fund will be utilised by the Council, the businesses the Council aims to support, eligibility and exclusions and the application process.

 

On 1 May 2020 the UK government announced a new discretionary grant fund scheme  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Update on the Site Clusters Programme pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That progress with the Site Clusters Programme be noted.

 

2.    That the anticipated final cost position of the Site Clusters Programme as set out in Appendix 4, be noted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which provided an update on progress and outcomes in respect of the Site Clusters Programme, and further explained the impact of Covid-19 on the programme, and set out the final cost position.

 

It was reported that the Site Clusters Programme, which would deliver 217  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Local Plan: Adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to adopt the Supplementary Planning Documents in respect of:-

 

·         Householder Design Guide

·         Development in the Green Belt

·         Equal and Healthy Communities

·         Town Centre Uses and Developments

·         Air Quality and Emissions

·         Shop Front Design Guide

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sought approval to Cabinet approval to adopt the following Supplementary Planning Documents:

 

·         Householder Design Guide

·         Development in the Green Belt

·         Equal and Healthy Communities

·         Town Centre Uses and Developments

·         Air Quality and Emissions

·         Shop Front Design Guide

 

It was reported that Rotherham’s Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Disposal of Surplus Property Asset - Former Caretaker's Property (Thorpe Hesley Primary School), 790 Upper Wortley Road, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the Former Caretaker’s Property (Thorpe Hesley Primary School), 790 Upper Wortley Road, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham

 

2.    That approval be given to the Assistant Director (Planning,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 21.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sought approval to dispose of the Council’s freehold interest in the Former Caretaker’s Property (Thorpe Hesley Primary School), 790 Upper Wortley Road, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham.

 

The property was declared surplus to the operational requirements of the Council in November 2019. Consultations had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 82 KB

 

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 10 June 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

23.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 13 July 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m. and will be viewable at https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 13 July 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m.