Agenda and decisions

Venue: Civic Suite, North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EP

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

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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 201 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2024.

 

4.

Public Question Time (15 minutes) pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members provided that questions do not contravene the provisions set out Council Procedure Rule 10.01.

 

To ask a question at this meeting, please submit it to democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 12th July 2024 or telephone 01452 396203 for support.

 

Questions and responses will be published at least 24 hours before the meeting. Supplementary questions may be put and answered during the meeting, subject to the relevant time limit.

5.

Petitions and Deputations (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to present a petition or deputation provided that any such petition or deputation does not contravene the provisions set out Council Procedure Rule 11.01.

 

To present a petition or deputation at this meeting, please provide the subject matter to democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 12th July 2024 or telephone 01452 396203 for support.

6.

Leader and Cabinet Members' Question Time (15 minutes) pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Any Member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question 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.

 

Questions must be submitted to democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 12th July 2024. Responses to questions will be published in an addendum to the agenda by 12 noon on the day of the Cabinet Meeting.

7.

Digital Equity and Inclusivity pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources updating Members on progress to date on the digital inclusivity motion passed at Council (16 November 2024 Minute 53.8).

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       progress on exploring partnering with the DAISI (Digital Accessibility, Inclusion, Support and Innovation) project hosted by GRCC (Gloucestershire Rural Community Council) is noted;

 

(2)       the update on the review of support to help residents on lower incomes to access social tariffs for broadband and mobile phone access and make recommendations for improvement is noted;

 

(3)       the progress made on accessibility of the website and the further improvements planned is noted;

 

(4)       the Council continues to explore using DAISI to support our residents. The Council will also consider how to use other community groups and locations (such as libraries) to support residents improve digital inclusivity.

 

 

8.

Gloucester Guildhall Business Plan 2024-2029 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure providing an overview of the Gloucester Guildhall Business Plan 2024-2029.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the Guildhall Business Plan 2024-2029 is endorsed.

9.

Financial Outturn 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources seeking to present the Council’s final General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn positions against agreed budgets for the 2023-24 financial year, and report on performance against certain key financial performance indicators.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       it is noted that:

 

i.               the year-end position for the financial year 2023-24 is currently a decrease to the General Fund balance of £288k against a budgeted decrease of £104k;

 

ii.              the General Fund balance has decreased from £849k to £561k at the end of 2023-24;

 

iii.             that the level of earmarked reserves has decreased by £0.322m from £4.264 to £3.942m;

 

iv.       the current level of Capital expenditure is as shown in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(2)    the transfers to and from earmarked reserves as detailed in the table in section 6 of the report are approved.

10.

Treasury Management Year End Annual Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources seeking Members to note treasury management activities for the period 1st October 2023 to 31st March 2024, prudential indicators, interest rate forecasts and an overview of the financial year 2023-24.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the contents of the report are noted.

11.

Risk Management Annual Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources presenting the Strategic Risk Register (SRR) and updating Members on the Council’s risk management activities from 2023/24.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the Strategic Risk Register and the planned risk management arrangements for 2023/24 are noted and endorsed.

12.

Proposed Community Asset Transfer of the Social Club at Tuffley Park pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources presenting the applications received to take on the lease of the social club at Tuffley Park by way of a Community Asset Transfer.

 

Please note that Appendix 2 is 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 Appendix 2 the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)    applicant 3, One Church, is chosen as the successful bidder;

 

(2)    authority is delegated to the Asset Manager to agree the terms of the lease.