Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 13th October 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

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 156 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15th September 2021.

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.

Proposed Disposal of Public Open Space Armscroft Road/Barnwood Road pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council presenting the points raised at the Cabinet Meeting of 14th July 2021 regarding the disposal of Public Open Space at Armscroft Road/Barnwood Road.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       the further information and objections received in response to the s123 notices are noted

 

(2)       the disposal of the whole site is approved following consideration.

 

8.

Armed Forces Community Covenant Update pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods providing an update to Members on the support offered to current and former members of the armed forces, reservists and their families as part of our commitment to the Gloucestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that work undertaken to support current and ex-service personnel as part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to the Covenant is endorsed.

 

9.

Annual Report for Energy Costs and Energy Reduction Projects pdf icon PDF 462 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment seeking to to inform Members of the Council’s energy costs and projects to reduce energy usage.

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       progress in the reduction of energy usage and consumption in the year 2020-21 is noted

 

(2)       continued implementation of projects to save energy in the Council’s main buildings as set out in section 4 of the report is supported.

 

 

10.

Together Gloucester 2 – Programme Review pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources providing an update and summary of the work undertaken as part of the Together Gloucester Transformation Programme (Phases 1-2) and seeking Members to note that capacity has been created to support ongoing transformation work in support of the Council’s priorities and objectives.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       the information set out in the report is noted

 

(2)       the action taken by the Council as part of the Together Gloucester Transformation process is welcomed and endorsed

 

(3)       the closure of Together Gloucester Phase 2 and the incorporation of future work into ongoing “business as usual” is formally endorsed.

 

11.

ICT Services: Options Report pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources presenting options for the delivery of ICT services beyond the current contract end date of 30 April 2022.

 

 

Please note that Appendix 1 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 1 the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       the assessment and analysis set out in the report are received and noted

 

(2)       the option to procure the services via a compliant framework agreement is taken forward as the preferred option

 

(3)       Gloucestershire County Council is thanked for their co-operation in reviewing the shared service option

 

(4)       delegated authority is given to the Head of Policy and Resources (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources and the Council Solicitor) to determine procurement route, contract duration, conclude contractual negotiations, and implement these decisions.

 

 

12.

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

 

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

13.

Acquisition of Property to meet Temporary Accommodation Needs

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking the acquisition of a property to provide temporary accommodation.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED as per the recommendations in the confidential report.