Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday 20 June 2022 10.00 a.m.

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

Contact: Governance Unit - Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

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.

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:

(1)  Rachel Graham, Clerk to Waverley Community Council, asked the following question in relation to Waverley Junior Academy: Could the Council provide portacabins for the young students come September 2022 to commence their education in their village, which they can walk to, as there are an additional 21 students without  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 232 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 16 May 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 May, 2022, be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 11 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 of business on the grounds that it  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that Appendix 1 to Item 11 on the agenda contained exempt information however the meeting remained open to the public and press throughout.

 

5.

Cabinet Response to the Outcomes from the Scrutiny Spotlight Review on Young Carers pdf icon PDF 349 KB

 

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

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approve the response to the recommendations, as detailed in Appendix 1, and note the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the response of Cabinet to the outcomes from the Scrutiny Spotlight review on Young Carers. The findings of the Scrutiny Review had been presented to Cabinet on 28 March 2022 and were as follows:

 

a)    That action plans and performance matrix be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2022/2025), Action Plan (2022/2023) and Annual Report (2021/2022) pdf icon PDF 345 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2022/2025 be approved.

 

  1. That the Equalities Annual Report 2021/2022 be received.

 

  1. That the Equalities 2022/2023 action plan and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultation findings report be noted.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Consideration was given to the report which explained that the Council Plan 2022/2025 had set out the Council’s ambition was to create an inclusive borough for people to live, work and enjoy; a borough where nobody is left behind and where all are welcome and treated fairly. The Equality, Diversity  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Finance Update pdf icon PDF 407 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the update on the revenue budget financial outturn 2021/22 be noted.

 

2.    That the Councils progress on the delivery of the Local Council Tax Support Top Up payment be noted.

 

3.    That the Councils progress on the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on a number of financial matters, including those related to COVID-19. It also provided an interim update following the approval of the Budget and Council Tax 2022.23 report at Council on 2 March 2022. This was in advance of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Fitzwilliam Road Public Spaces Protection Order, June 2022 pdf icon PDF 628 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That Cabinet approve the designation of the new Public Space Protection Order, set out at Appendix 2, in the Fitzwilliam Road area.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which explained that since 2019, a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) had been in force in the Fitzwilliam Road area of Rotherham. This was due to expire in June 2022 as the maximum duration of PSPO’s was three years. The report detailed a review  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

New Applications for Business Rates Discretionary Relief - Rotherham and District Citizens Advice Bureau pdf icon PDF 287 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That Cabinet approve the application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for Rotherham & District Citizens Advice Bureau in accordance with the details set out in Section 6 to this report for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council had received an application for the award of Discretionary Business Rate Relief for Rotherham and District Citizens Advice Bureau. In line with the Council’s Business Rates Discretionary Relief Policy, having regard to the financial cost of the proposed relief, the charitable use of the premises and the contribution  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Housing Strategic Acquisitions pdf icon PDF 294 KB

 

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

 

Recommendations:

1.    That Cabinet agrees to purchase the homes identified in Exempt Appendix 1, subject to the budget parameters as set out in the Council’s approved Capital Programme.

  1. That authority to negotiate and complete the legal documentation to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the Council to purchase 66 new homes, of which 48 would be for council rent and 18 for council shared ownership. The acquisitions would be funded by the Housing Revenue Account and had been modelled within the HRA Business Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

BT proposal to permanently remove the public phone box at the junction of Wensleydale and Teesdale Road, Rotherham pdf icon PDF 268 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That Cabinet notes the decision to retain the BT public phone box at the junction of Wensleydale and Teesdale Road, Rotherham under the local veto.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report submitted for information which detailed the decision taken by officers under delegated powers in respect of the proposal from BT to remove the public phone box at the junction of Wensleydale and Teesdale Road, Rotherham.

 

It was reported that, following a period of public  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Cabinet's Response to Scrutiny Review - External Funding pdf icon PDF 355 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That the Cabinet response to the Scrutiny Review Recommendations – External Funding be approved.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the response of Cabinet to the outcomes from the Scrutiny Review on External Funding. The findings of the Scrutiny Review had been presented to Cabinet on 28 March 2022 and were as follows:

 

a)    That the ambition of the service in submitting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

First Council Plan 2022-2025 and Year Ahead Delivery Plan Progress Report pdf icon PDF 352 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

  1. Note the overall position in relation to the Year Ahead Delivery Plan activities

  2. Discuss the activities which have been delayed and any resulting actions required

  3. Note the year-end data for 2021-22 for the Council Plan performance measures

  4. Note the performance reporting  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on the first three months of the Council Plan 2022-2025 and Year Ahead Delivery Plan. The Council Plan had been adopted in January 2022 and had been informed by public consultation. It set out the Council’s vision for the borough  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Appointment of Councillors to serve on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 287 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet agrees that Councillors be appointed to serve on outside bodies, as detailed on the schedule in Appendix 1.

2.    That the amendments to the outside bodies list for 2022/23 be noted.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how outside bodies were external organisations which had a Council appointed representative but had their own governance structures. Appointments to outside bodies were seen as an important mechanism for community leadership, partnership and joint working along with knowledge and information sharing. At  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Cabinet Response to the Outcomes from the Review Group of the Health Select Commission on the Rotherham Community Hub pdf icon PDF 356 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approve the response to the recommendations, as detailed in Appendix 1, and note the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the response of Cabinet to the outcomes from the Health Select Commission Review on the Rotherham Community Hub. The findings of the Review had been presented to Cabinet on 28 March 2022 and were as follows:

 

a)    That the excellent work of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 213 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 15 June 2022.

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.

17.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 11 July commencing at 10.00am in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 11 July 2022, commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.