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 146 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4th December 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.

Driving Up Architectural Design in Gloucester pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy advising Members of a plan intended to take steps to drive up the standards of architectural design across the City to be delivered by the City Growth and Delivery service.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED to adopt the recommendations summarised at Appendix 1 of the report.

 

8.

Transfer of Hucclecote Hay Meadows East Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) to Gloucester City Council pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment updating Members on the current situation relating to the use and ownership of Hucclecote Hay Meadows East and recommending that the City Council accepts ownership of the site contingent on receiving a commuted sum of £124,000 from Bovis Homes.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that subject to confirmation of receipt of a commuted sum of £124,000 and satisfactory deduction of title, the freehold interest in Hucclecote Hay Meadows East be transferred to the City Council. The transfer to be subject to such conditions as the Head of Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Council Solicitor consider appropriate.

 

9.

Procurement of Private Sector Environmental Crime Enforcement Contractor pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment seeking approval of Members to tender for an enviro crime enforcement service over a 5-year period to replace/carry on from the existing contract with 3GS (UK) Limited.

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  the City Council carry out a procurement for a private sector organisation to deliver enforcement services against environmental crime for a five-year term.

 

(2)  should the procurement be successful, authority is delegated to Corporate Directors to award the contract to the chosen bidder with the terms being agreed in consultation with the Council Solicitor.

 

(3)  the City Council extend the current contract with 3GS(UK) Limited for a period up to three months to allow sufficient time for the procurement and contract award to be carried out.

 

10.

Marketing Gloucester pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure and the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources reporting on the findings and recommendations of the finance, governance, strategic and operational review of Marketing Gloucester commissioned by the Board of Marketing Gloucester and seeking for future actions to be agreed.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  to note and welcome the review reports and thank the report authors and the city and sector stakeholders, MGL staff and Directors, councillors and officers who participated in the review;

 

(2)  to endorse the proposal that Gloucester needs an effective, dynamic and collaborative Place Marketing Organisation (PMO) and that MGL should refocus its efforts to deliver this requirement;

 

(3)  to bring back in-house the budget, seconded staff and commissioning responsibilities for the delivery of the City Events Programme;

 

(4)  to work with MGL to reshape and resize the Board to ensure that the Council’s interests are equitably represented, that there is an independent Chair and  appropriate mix of executive and non-executive Directors and that the Directors have the necessary skills and experience to provide effective governance and management of the company

 

(5)  to appoint one additional City Council representatives to the Board of MGL

 

(6)  to recommend to the Board of MGL the urgent appointment of an interim Managing Director to work with the Board to determine the Company’s vision, mission and purpose, its business plan, its staffing structures, skills needs and budgets; and for this to include a review of best practice nationally and locally, including Marketing Cheltenham and appropriate risk assessments;

 

(7)  to support the Board of MGL in putting in place formal and transparent financial policies and procedures to ensure effective financial management, oversight and reporting;

 

(8)  to work with the Board of MGL and GFirstLEP on a priority review of the delivery and operation of the UK:DRIC;

 

(9)  to engage with the Boards of MGL and the Gloucester BID on a possible review of the support, administration and events delivery provided to the BID by MGL;

 

(10)to authorise the Corporate Director (Transformation) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure to negotiate and enter into revised Articles and Service Level Agreement and other related legal documentation, on terms approved by the Council Solicitor and s151 Officer, in order to implement those above mentioned recommendations.

 

 

11.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) Update Report pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods updating Members following the PSPO report which went to Council in 2018 and to update on how Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) and initiatives to tackle street-based nuisance have been working over the past year.

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  ongoing work of PSPOs and Street Aware be endorsed

 

(2)  proposals contained in this report be endorsed–

a.    That existing PSPOs as mentioned in paragraph 3.2.1 are next reviewed in 2022

b.    That any gating-order type PSPOs are reviewed on a three-yearly basis

c.     That begging continues to be dealt with via the Street Aware partnership initiative rather than be included in a PSPO

d.    That street trading and entertainment be incorporated in to the City Council’s enforcement policy rather than incorporated in to a PSPO which would duplicate existing legislation

 

(3)  it be endorsed that the Council’s `engage, support, enforce’ approach continues as its primary means of dealing with street based nuisance, with PSPOs used as a supporting tool.

 

12.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval to amend the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21.

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Decision:

RECOMMENDED that:

 

(1)  the changes recommended to the 2019/20 Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21 be adopted as the approved scheme for Gloucester City Council

 

(2)  The scheme approved at (1) above be updated to align with any legislation changes in January 2020 and to be implemented from 01 April 2020

 

13.

Disposal of Herbert, Kimberley and Philpotts Warehouses pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy updating Members on the progress of the disposal of this key interest and seeking to authorise continued negotiations.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)           the actions taken to date be noted

 

(2)           the Property Commissioning Manager be authorised to continue negotiations with the interested parties and, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy and the S151 Officer, to accept an offer of an assignment of the existing leases or the grant of a new lease, which in the opinion of external advisers represents best consideration provided that:

 

a.         The consideration shall be payable in full upon the assignment or grant of new lease; and

b.         The transaction shall be an outright assignment or grant of lease at arms’ length, without any obligation for a continuing relationship with the Council other than as landlord

 

14.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

EXCLUSION OF THE 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

 

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

 

15.

Kings Quarter Delivery Proposal Kings Square Tender Update

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy seeking to secure approval from Members to authorise Officers to enter into legal negotiations for a joint venture to realise the Council’s regeneration aspirations for Kings Quarter and to provide Cabinet with an update on the progress of Kings Square and the wider Quarter.

Decision:

RESOLVED as per the recommendations in the confidential report.

 

 
 
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