To receive announcements from:
a) The Mayor
b) Leader of the Council
c) Members of the Cabinet
d) Chairs of Committees
e) Head of Paid Service
17.1 The Mayor reminded Members that the Civic Charity Ball would be held on Friday 17 September and encouraged Members to buy tickets.
Members of the Cabinet
17.2 Councillor Norman, Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, advised that the Gateway reception had partially reopened and that there would be limited appointments aimed specifically at vulnerable people or those who did not have digital access. The frequency of opening would be kept under review and the service would respond to demand. Councillor Norman thanked Customer Services, Housing and the Revenues and Benefits teams for all their endeavours during their time working from home.
17.3 Councillor Gravells, Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing, informed Members that the Examination in Public of the City Plan had taken place and that a decision was expected in August. He noted the comments of the inspectorate that the case had been put very eloquently and he thanked the Planning Policy Team for the preparation and submission of the examination.
17.4 Councillor Morgan, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, announced that a sky art installation was in place at the Guildhall and encouraged Members to see it. He further announced that the latest exhibition at the Museum, ‘The Wonderful World of Ladybird’ had opened which showcased the work of some of the country’s best illustrators through the years.