Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 10.00 am

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email: michael.bradbury@staffordshire.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

57.

Decision notice of the meeting held on 26 October 2016 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

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Minutes:

Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 26 October 2016 be approved.

58.

Leader's Update

Oral report of the Leader of the Council

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Minutes:

Decision – That the oral report of the Leader of the Council giving an update on a range of issues including how the county council was helping to promote economic growth and support local enterprises through events such as the Staffordshire Business Festival (launched earlier this month by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce with support from the County Council) and also through its involvement in the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Hub; be noted.

59.

Treasury Management Report for the Half Year Ended 30 September 2016 pdf icon PDF 573 KB

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters

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“In an increasingly uncertain financial environment, we remain focused on reducing the authority’s exposure to risk and using our resources prudently.  It is important that we focus and prioritise our support and resources on those residents who depend on us the most and work with partners and within the budget we now have available.”

 

Ian Parry, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters.

 

Reasons for the Decision – To provide Cabinet with a summary of the County Council’s Treasury Management activities for the half-year ended 30 September 2016.

 

Decision That the Treasury Management activities for the half-year ended 30 September 2016, including the Prudential Indicators detailed in Appendix 2 to the report, be noted.

60.

South Staffordshire District Deal 2 pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Leader of the Council

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Philip Atkins

 

“Our two councils already work closely together to bring in major investors and create the right environment for businesses of all sizes. The achievements at i54 South Staffordshire have been recognised as a leading national example of how councils can work together to bring jobs and investment to their area. We’re getting the mix of big business and smaller enterprises right and are also delivering essential infrastructure like superfast broadband to boost connection and productivity. This all creates increased opportunities and more prosperous, healthier communities.”

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

Reasons for the Decision To inform Cabinet of the detail of the revised South Staffordshire District Deal (2).

 

Decision – That the detail of the revised South Staffordshire District Deal (2) be noted.

61.

Decisions taken by Cabinet Members under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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Decision – That the following decisions taken by Cabinet Members under delegated powers be noted:

 

Cabinet Member

Decision

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

In approving the earmarking of the capital receipt from the future sale of the former Aelfgar school site in Rugeley to finance demolition works, agreed predisposal sums and outstanding site security costs.

 

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

In approving further Proposed Additional Modifications to the New Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 – 2030) to be submitted to Inspector now compiling his report on examination of new Minerals Local Plan.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters

In approving the earmarking of the capital receipt from the future sale of the former site compound land off Rugeley Bypass to finance the remaining costs of the scheme, including the outstanding disturbance claim.

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving proposals for the redesign of the drug and alcohol strategy.

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving the cessation of funding for Special School Nursing in the south of the County.

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving the cessation of funding for the Debt Benefit and Consumer Advice Service provided by Staffordshire Southwest Citizens Advice Bureau

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving the closure of the current service at Brighton House and the recommissioning of respite beds and a permanent bed from the independent sector residential/nursing care providers; and review of the way enablement is provided in partnership with the CCGs.

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving that Living Independent Stafford (LIS) cease to provide any ongoing home care maintenance and that sufficient capacity be made available from the independent sector by implementing further procurement approaches to the market.

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving that the County Council reduces funding for Sustain+ from £597,790 to £397,790 (pro rata) over the next two years.

Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment.

In approving the Collections Development Policy, Documentation Policy and Conservation Policy for Staffordshire Museum Service.

 

 

 

62.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 21 December 2016 to 19 April 2017, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Infrastructure+

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Health and Care Update - Mental Health Assessment and Case Management

Name: Nichola Glover-Edge

Tel: (01785) 895186

Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2017-2022

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Future Operating Model for Staffordshire's Arts Service

Name: Janene Cox

Tel: (01785) 278368

Staffordshire Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan 2017

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Quarter 3 2016/17 Performance Report

Name: Lauren Jackson

Tel: (01785) 854561

Treasury Management Annual Investment and Minimum Revenue Provision Strategies 2017/18

Name: Tim Byford

Tel: (01785) 278196

Innovation Centre No 6, Keele University

Name: Steve Burrows

Tel: (01785) 277204

Alternative Uses for Shire Hall, Stafford

Name: Jamie MacDonald

Tel: (01785) 277508

Third Quarter Budget Monitoring Report

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Quarter 4, 2016/17 Performance Report

Name: Lauren Jackson

Tel: (01785) 854561

 

 

 

63.

Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.

 

 

PART TWO

(All reports in this section are exempt)

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RESOLVED - That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.

 

PART TWO

 

 

64.

Exempt decision notice of the meeting held on 26 October 2016

(Exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Decision – That the exempt notes of the meeting held on 26 October 2016 be approved.

 

 

 

 

Philip Atkins

Leader of the County Council