Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 20th July, 2020 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting - https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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

Items
No. Item

24.

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.

25.

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 25.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present at the meeting.

26.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 110 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 15 June 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2020 be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

27.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 12 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 27.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for agenda Item 12 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) of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Further Financial Support for Adult Social Care providers to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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

 

Recommendation:

 

1.    That the funding arrangements currently in place be extended for a further three months (backdated from 1st July 2020) until 30th September 2020 and that the costs be funded from the government grant referred to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 28.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which outlined a proposed approach to facilitate support the Adult Social Care sector, with an extension of previous decisions and an addition in respect of proposed cash grants for Home Care and Support providers.

 

It was reported that the Council had been allocated two  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Children's Commissioner Takeover Challenge Report - Hate Crime pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the report and the recommendations from the review be received.

 

2.    That, in view of the requirement for a multi-agency response to the recommendations, the Interim Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services co-ordinate the preparation of a response to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 29.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which outlined the findings and recommendations following a spotlight review undertaken by Rotherham Youth Cabinet regarding hate crime, a key priority in their manifesto for 2020.

 

The report was submitted to invite Cabinet to respond formally to the recommendations and indicate agreement or otherwise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Rotherham Show 2020 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That approval be given to the cancellation of the 2020 Rotherham Show in its traditional form.

 

2.    That approval be given to the development of an alternative programme of events and activities which can be safely delivered in its  ...  view the full agenda text for item 30.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed the implications for holding the Rotherham Show 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and proposed alternative arrangements.

 

It was reported that in considering the implications for the Rotherham Show scheduled for September 2020, officers and the Production Board had taken account  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Financial Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the revenue outturn position be noted. 

 

2.    That it be noted that the budgeted transfer from HRA reserves was reduced by £2.7m following the HRA outturn position.

 

3.    That the carry forward of the combined schools balance  ...  view the full agenda text for item 31.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which outlined the final revenue and capital outturn position for 2019/20. It was reported that the Revenue Budget 2019/20 was approved by Council on 27 February 2019.  A budget of £221.1m was set for General Fund services; which excluded schools budgets and Housing Revenue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Annual Treasury Management Report and Actual Prudential Indicators 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the Treasury Management Prudential Indicators outturn position as set out in section 3 and Appendices A and B of the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20 be noted.

 

2.    That the report be forwarded to Audit Committee  ...  view the full agenda text for item 32.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Annual Treasury Management report, which was submitted to review the treasury activity for 2019/20 against the strategy agreed at the start of the year. The report also covered the actual Prudential Indicators for 2019/20 in accordance with the requirements of the Prudential Code. The report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

May 2020/21 Financial Monitoring pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the current General Fund Revenue Budget forecast of £6.2m overspend be noted.

 

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

 

3.    That the Capital Programme update be noted.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 33.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed the financial position as at the end of May 2020 and was based on actual costs and income for the first two months of 2020/21 and forecast for the remainder of the financial year. 

 

Members noted that financial performance was a key  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Strategic Acquisition of 12 New Homes at Highfield Farm, West Melton pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That authority to purchase six discounted Section 106 planning gain homes at Highfield Farm West Melton, using Housing Revenue Account resources, be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration and Transport, in conjunction with the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 34.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sought approval to purchase 12 new homes at Highfield Farm, West Melton from Persimmon Homes as part of the Council’s Housing Development Programme.

 

It was reported that six of the new homes were Section 106 planning gain homes which would be acquired at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Local Plan: Consultation on draft Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That approval be given to public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Documents at Appendices 2 to 6.

 

2.    That, following consultation, a further report be submitted in July 2021 regarding adoption of the Supplementary Planning Documents.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which sought approval to undertake public consultation on the following draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs):

 

·         Draft Affordable Housing SPD

·         Draft Development Viability SPD

·         Draft Natural Environment SPD

·         Draft Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Parking Standards SPD

·         Draft Safeguarding Community Facilities SPD

 

It was reported  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Community Energy Switching Scheme pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That it be noted that the previous decision to award the community energy switching scheme to Robin Hood Energy has not been able to be progressed.

 

2.    That approval be given to the re-tendering of the community energy switching  ...  view the full agenda text for item 36.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which proposed a change of approach in respect of the Community Energy Switching Scheme that had been approved by Cabinet on 16 September 2019, where a contract had been awarded to Robin Hood Energy (RHE). It was noted that, in the time since RHE  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Orders - Town Centre and Borough Wide Dog Fouling pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That approval be given to carry out a consultation in relation to a new Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order.

 

2.    That approval be given to carry out a consultation in relation to a Borough wide Public Spaces Protection  ...  view the full agenda text for item 37.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which proposed to undertake consultation to establish views in relation to Public Spaces Protection Orders and support a future decision about these Public Spaces Protection Orders.

 

It was reported that the current Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order and the transitioned borough-wide dog fouling  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 80 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 July 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

39.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 21 September 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 21 September 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m.