Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 13th January 2021 6.00 pm

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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 172 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2020.

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

 

If you would like to ask a question at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 8th January at the latest.

 

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

 

If you would like to present a deputation or petition at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 8th January at the latest.

 

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.

 

If you would like to ask a question at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 8th January at the latest.

 

7.

Vulnerable Women with Complex Needs Project Update and Contract Extension pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods seeking Members tonote progress of this project benefiting a cohort of vulnerable women with complex needs in Gloucester, and to approve a 12 months contract extension funded from existing budgets.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  the success and impact of this co-commissioned project be noted

 

(2)  a contract extension with the County Council of 12 months be approved.

 

 

8.

Report on Cycle Provision in Gloucester pdf icon PDF 330 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment seeking to respond to the Notice of Motion submitted at full Council in September 2020 on cycle networks in the City.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the report be noted and forwarded on to the County Council as the relevant Highway Authority.

9.

Revenues and Benefits Contract pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Policy and Resources seeking approval for a new contract with Civica UK Ltd for a 5-year period (extendable by a further 2 years) using a framework contract via Kingston Upon Hull City Council.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  a new contract be awarded to Civica UK Ltd for provision of Revenues & Benefits Managed services via the Kingston Upon Hull City Council Framework for a period of 5 years with the option of two further extensions of 1 year each

 

(2)  the Head of Policy & Resources be authorised (in consultation with the Cabinet Member Performance & Resources and the Council Solicitor) to take such actions and make such arrangements as are necessary for the implementation of the above recommendation including such legal processes, agreements and benchmarking as are necessary.

10.

Kings Quarter Delivery Proposal pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment seeking to secure recommendations to Council that they authorise Officers to enter into a legally binding Development Agreement with a partner to deliver Kings Quarter The Forum development in its entirety, following completion of the Exclusivity and Co-Operation Agreement previously approved by Cabinet on 17th June 2020.

 

 

Please note that Appendices B to F are exempt from disclosure to the press and public by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information). If Members wish to discuss Appendices B, C, D, E, F the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

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Decision:

RECOMMENDED to Council that:

 

(1)  the Head of Place in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment, the Head of Policy and Resources and the Council Solicitor is authorised to enter into a Development Agreement with our partner to implement the construction and development of Kings Quarter The Forum in its entirety at an estimated total cost to the Council of £107m, to create a high quality mixed use hub, packed with community features aimed at attracting new companies to Gloucester, based on the latest proposal outlined in this report

 

(2)  authority be delegated to the Head of Place in consultation with the Council Solicitor to take all necessary steps and undertake necessary procedures, including entering into any legal arrangements or other documentation as may be required to implement or facilitate the Kings Quarter The Forum Redevelopment Scheme

 

(3)   the estimated total cost be incorporated into the council’s Capital Programme and Treasury Management Strategy.