Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 15th September 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

No. Item


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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14th July 2021.


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


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


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.


Net Zero 2045 and UK100 pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council seeking membership of the UK100 network – bringing forward the City Council’s net zero carbon commitment by five years, to 2045 – and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.


Additional documents:


RECOMMENDED to Councilthat:


(1)       Gloucester City Council joins the UK100 Local Authority leaders’ group and international Race to Zero commitment in advance of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), to be held in the City of Glasgow


(2)       as a condition of UK100 membership, Gloucester City Council bring forward its 2050 net zero target to 2045


(3)       Gloucester City Council becomes a signatory to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.




Draft Council Plan 2021-24 for Consultation pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council presenting the draft Council Plan 2021-2024 and seeking approval to commence the required consultation process.

Additional documents:




(1)    the draft Council Plan 2021-2024 is approved for public consultation


(2)    the timetable for the development and finalisation of the Council Plan 2021-2024 is noted.



Performance Monitoring Quarter 1 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources informing Members of the Council’s performance against key measures in Quarter 1 of 2021/22.

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RESOLVED that the Quarter 1 Performance Report 2021/22 at Appendix 1 to the report is noted.



Financial Monitoring - Quarter 1, 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 623 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking Members to note year-end forecasts and financial pressures on the Council during the 1st Quarter ended 30th June 2021.

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RESOLVED it is noted that:


       (1)               the forecast year-end position for the financial year is currently an increase to the General Fund balance of £173k against a budgeted increase of £123k


       (2)               the details of specific budgetary issues identified by officers and the actions being taken to address those issues


       (3)               the current level of Capital expenditure as shown in Appendix 2 to the report


       (4)               the financial implications of COVID-19 and the level of economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic will continue to be monitored and reported alongside any grant funding provided to mitigate the spend or lost income.




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


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


St Oswalds and Eastgate Centre Lease Reviews

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council seeking to extend the authority to agree leases at these properties.


RESOLVED as per the recommendations in the confidential report.