Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday 22 March 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting - viewable through https://rotherham.public-i.tv

Contact: Governance Unit  Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

123.

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.

 

124.

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 124.

Minutes:

(1)      Elizabeth started off by expressing concerns regarding a Stage 3 Complaint hearing she had observed the previous week. It was agreed that Elizabeth would email the Leader regarding the matter. Elizabeth then proceeded to ask her question which was, did the Leader feel current services for children at serious  ...  view the full minutes text for item 124.

125.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 339 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 15 February 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 15 February 2021 be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

 

126.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Agenda Item 10 has one exempt appendix. Therefore, if necessary when considering that item, 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 126.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that Appendix 4 to Item 10, Annual Housing Development Report 2021/22, was exempt by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. However the Appendix was not discussed during the meeting and as such, the meeting remained open to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 126.

127.

Year Ahead Plan Progress Report (second quarterly update) pdf icon PDF 499 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.

 

Recommendation:

 

1.          To note the progress made with the Year Ahead activities.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on the progress made with the Year Ahead Plan activities since September 2020. The Plan was the Council’s plan for operating in and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. It aimed to support residents, communities and business through the challenges and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

Update on the Council's response to COVID-19 pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet agrees provisional allocations of the grant subject to final adjustments for the purposes of:

a) School holiday food vouchers and support for uniforms - £315,000

b) Struggling with utility costs / debt - £35,218

 

2.    That final allocations be apportioned across  ...  view the full agenda text for item 128.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on how the Council was responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The report also sought approval for the allocation of an additional £350,218 allocation of COVID Winter Grant in accordance with the priorities agreed by Cabinet in December 2020.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 128.

129.

Public Health Proposals for Recommissioning Children's Public Health Nursing services for the 0-19 population pdf icon PDF 294 KB

 

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

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:-

 

1.    Note the ongoing impact of the pandemic on NHS providers and Public Health in the Local Authority; in its role as commissioner of 0-19 Children’s nursing services for Rotherham residents as set out in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 129.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report regarding the Public Health Children’s Nursing services in the Borough. The Local Authority was responsible for the commissioning of these services as described in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. These services contributed to a wide range of Public Health outcomes in infancy,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 129.

130.

Climate Emergency Annual Report pdf icon PDF 747 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the progress to date towards NZ30 and NZ40 targets be noted

 

2.    That the 2021/22 Carbon Action Plan appended be noted

 

3.    That the report and action plan be forwarded to the next ordinary Council meeting.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on the “Rotherham Council Responding to the Climate Emergency” Policy and Action Plan. Rotherham Council had declared a Climate Emergency on 20th October, 2019, which had led to the production of the Policy and Action Plan. At its meeting on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 130.

131.

Annual Housing Development Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 437 KB

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

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approves the release of the Council owned sites listed in Appendix 3 for residential development, subject to written confirmation of agreement by the relevant Ward Members.

2.    That Cabinet approves the programme of strategic  ...  view the full agenda text for item 131.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the second annual housing development report under the new reporting arrangements agreed by Cabinet on 21st September, 2020. The report set out the housing growth progress made in 2020/21 and proposed projects for 2021/22. The proposed projects were aligned with the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 131.

132.

Transport Capital Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet notes the funding, as stated in the report, that supports the delivery of major transport projects for the Council.

 

2.    That Cabinet approves the content and scheme priorities for the 2021-22 Local Transport Plan Programme and three  ...  view the full agenda text for item 132.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which outlined the Transport Capital Programme for 2021/22 and explained the sources of funding. Specific Transport Capital funding was provided to the Council via the Sheffield City Region’s Integrated Transport Block allocation which was is awarded to Local Transport Authorities each year from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 132.

133.

Rotherham Cycling Strategy 2021 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendation:

 

1.    That the draft Rotherham Cycling Strategy 2021 attached at Appendix 2 be approved for public consultation.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the development of a new Strategy, outlining the Council’s ambition for cycling. The Strategy would deliver improvements to the Council’s existing cycle network and also set out its ambitions and objectives for the investing in and expanding of Rotherham’s cycling provision.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 133.

134.

SCC/RMBC Clean Air Zone Programme - Approval To Deliver Rotherham's Air Quality Measures Projects pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendation:

 

1.    That approval is given for commencement of 3 highways works projects detailed in paragraph 1.10 to enable the Council to be in a position to achieve N02 compliance as soon as possible and that these projects, fully funded  ...  view the full agenda text for item 134.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the commencement of 3 highways works projects to enable the Council to be in a position to achieve NO2 compliant as soon as possible. The works were required as air quality was a major issue of growing interest and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 134.

135.

Strategic Management and Maintenance of Rotherham's Highways - Indicative Highway Repair Programme for 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 665 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet note the strategic approach to the management and maintenance of Rotherham’s Highways.

 

2.    That a period of consultation with Members, to collate local recommendations for inclusion in the indicative programme, is undertaken in May and June  ...  view the full agenda text for item 135.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which described how Rotherham’s highways were strategically managed and maintained; reviewed the current strategy for the management and maintenance of the highway network and described the current performance both in terms of the condition of the highways and the delivery of maintenance services.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 135.

136.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 262 KB

 

To receive the following reports:

-       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 March 2021.

-       A report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board Working Group on  ...  view the full agenda text for item 136.

Additional documents:

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.

 

Consideration was also given to the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board Working Group on Building Use. The Chair of OSMB explained that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 136.

137.

New Application for Business Rates Discretionary Relief for Safe Haven Rotherham pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendation:

 

1.    That Cabinet approve the application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for Safe Haven Rotherham in accordance with the details set out in Section 6 to this report for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for the award of Discretionary Business Rate Relief for Safe Haven Rotherham had been received. In accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy, Cabinet were asked to consider the application.

 

Safe Haven Rotherham was a charity that provided food and clothing to disadvantaged people and those  ...  view the full minutes text for item 137.

138.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Cabinet will take place on Monday 21 June at 10.00am. The venue for the meeting is yet to be confirmed.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

The next meeting of Cabinet would take place on Monday, 21st June at 10.00 a.m. The venue for the meeting was yet to be confirmed.