Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Monique Smart on 033 022 22540  Email:  monique.smart@westsussex.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 162 KB

The Cabinet is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2019 (attached, cream paper).

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4.

Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) Update 2020-21 to 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Report by the Director of Finance and Support Services

 

This report provides an update on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) projections, building on the information previously considered by Cabinet in July, and Performance and Finance Select Committee in October 2019.

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5.

Key Decisions

The Cabinet is asked to agree the following Strategic Budget decisions as per the attached decision reports

 

·       Creation of Additional Special Support Centres in Schools - Phases 2 and 3

·       Review of Library Offer

·       Local Assistance Network (LAN)

·       Reduction in Funding for Recycling Credits

 

It should be noted that the proposal relating to a reduction in the Post-16 Support Services identified for consideration at the Cabinet meeting in July is being deferred whilst further work is undertaken to review this service within the wider Children First Improvement Plan.

 

The Cabinet is also asked to agree the following proposals:

 

·       Electric Vehicle Strategy

·       Lease of Vacant Residential Properties to a Registered Provider

 

The relevant Cabinet Member will introduce their respective report.

 

Select Committee Chairmen will be invited to speak for up to three minutes to provide the views of their Committee on proposals being considered by the Cabinet relevant to that Committee’s work.

 

Each of the main Opposition Group Leaders will be invited to speak for up to two minutes each on any of the proposals.

 

The Cabinet will then discuss the proposal prior to the decision being taken.

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5a

Creation of Additional Special Support Centres in Schools - phases 2&3 (CAB03(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Education & Skills.

 

Cabinet approved the proposal to develop a full business case, to be taken through the County Council’s capital governance process, for the second phase of the project for opening additional Special Support Centres places attached to schools for opening in September 2020 and to bring forward any individual schemes under phase 3 of the SSC investment programme from 2021 to 2020, where it is possible to do so. All the individual specific schemes that are brought forward under phases 2 and 3 will be subject to their own approval process.

 

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

5b

Review of Library Offer (CAB04(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 216 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet considered the report by Executive Director Place Services

 

Cabinet approved:

 

(1) the cessation of the mobile library services;

 

(2) the reduction in evening opening hours in the 4 main libraries with some minor adjustments elsewhere to ensure the offer is consistent across libraries from April 2020; and

 

(3) minor logistical changes that will impact working practices but not customers

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

5c

Local Assistance Network (LAN) (CAB05(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 155 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet considered a report by Executive Director of Adults and Health.

 

Cabinet approved that the fund available for the Local Assistance Network grant allocations for 2019/20 be £100,000 and for the fund to be allocated in line with the priorities identified in section 3. of the report.

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

5d

Reduction in Funding for Recycling Credits (CAB06(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 302 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet considered a report by Acting Executive Director Place Services.

 

Cabinet approved that:

 

(1) The County Council formally notifies all the District and Borough Councils (D&Bs) in the county of the termination of all payments for recycling credits except those which are statutorily eligible under the Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling) Payments (England) Regulations 2006 from 1 April 2020.

 

(2) £2m is placed in a reserve to support D&Bs who commit to implementing a New Service Model for refuse and recycling collections, to a specification and timetable agreed with the County Council, including separate food waste collections, or agrees with the County Council another alternative approach that will improve performance and reduce costs.

 

(3) £0.3m is set aside for the West Sussex Waste Partnership to deliver joint projects such as those concerning schools waste, education, campaigns etc. and to undertake waste composition analysis; and that

 

(3) Authority is delegated to the Acting Executive Director Place Services to develop, in consultation with D&Bs, the specification for the New Service Model, criteria for awarding the funding and the calculation method.

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

5e

Electric Vehicle Strategy (CAB07(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet considered a report by Acting Executive Director Place Services.

 

Cabinet approved the Electric Vehicle Strategy for the period of 2019 – 2030, attached as Appendix 2.

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

5f

Lease of Vacant Residential Properties to a Registered Provider (CAB08(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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6.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance – attached

 

The Cabinet is asked to:

 

      Note progress against the Forward Plan and to confirm awareness of the status of each item and readiness to take the decision.

      Identify any decisions that require decision at a future Cabinet

 

A link to the full Forward Plan can be found here

 

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7.

Outside Bodies Review and Appointments (CAB09(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance – attached.

 

Outside bodies are external organisations and partnerships

which have requested that the County Council appoint an

Elected Member to them.

 

The Cabinet is asked to approve the recommendations set out

in the report.

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Decision:

Cabinet considered the report by Director of Law and Assurance.

 

Cabinet approved:

 

1) Changes to the appointments to the Outside Bodies listed in Appendix 1 until the end of the term of the County Council in May 2021.

 

2) Removal of the outside bodies listed in Appendix 2.

 

 

The call-in deadline is 12 December 2019

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on 14 January 2019.

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