Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8th May 2019.

4.

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:

 

·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers

5.

Petitions and Deputations (15 minutes)

To receive any petitions or deputations provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:

 

·         Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·         Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings

6.

Leader and Cabinet Members' Question Time (15 minutes)

Any Member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:

       

·       Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·       Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the summons

·       A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities

 

Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

7.

Green Travel Plan Progress Report 2018 and Update pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment seeking to update Members on the implementation of the Council’s Green Travel Policy and its effectiveness following 12 months of operation from April 2018 to March 2019.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the effectiveness of the policy be noted following 12 months of operation.

 

8.

Tenancy Rescue and Homelessness Prevention Initiatives pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods seeking support for revised tenancy rescue and homelessness prevention initiatives to be used as a spend to save approach for the Housing Service. The funds are to be sourced from central government funding made available to local authority to prevent homelessness (Homelessness Prevention Grant Funding).

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       the use of Homelessness Prevention Funding to be used for tenancy rescue initiatives be approved

 

(2)       authority be provided to the Housing Service Manager to adopt a flexible approach to Homelessness Prevention and to provide financial incentives that “allow households to remain in their accommodation or move to alternative accommodation” on the understanding that homelessness for these households is likely to have a greater financial impact on the Council’s budget 

 

(3)       a set of Homelessness Prevention Guiding Principles as opposed to a prescriptive policy in order to allow a degree of flexibility in the Council’s approach to Homelessness Prevention be adopted (Set out in Appendix 1 of the report)

 

(4)       authority be provided to the Housing Services Manager to agree any variations to the Guiding Principles that may be required to reflect the housing market.

 

9.

Annual Report on the Grant Funding provided to the Voluntary Community Sector pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods outlining the Council’s financial contributions towards the voluntary and community sector during the year 2018-19.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

10.

Treasury Management Six Monthly Update 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources highlighting issues specific to the Council, interest rate forecasts and providing an overview of the Council’s performance for 2018/19.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the contents of the report be noted.   

11.

Delivery of Strategy Performance Project Governance pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that the creation of two new permanent posts as set out in the report be approved.

 

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve:

that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public are present during consideration of this item there will be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.

 

Agenda Item No.    Description of Exempt Information

 

14                 Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

13.

Acquisition of Temporary Accommodation

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods seeking approval for the Council to enter into agreements with the Cheltenham YMCA (CYMCA) to facilitate the acquisition by the CYMCA of a 48 unit scheme in Gloucester to be used as supported accommodation for households presenting to the council as homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Decision:

RESOLVED as per the recommendations in the confidential report

 

 

 
 
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