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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

The Cabinet is asked to note any apologies for absence received from Members.

 

2.

Minutes of the Last Meeting of the Cabinet held on Friday 18 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

4.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council

The Cabinet is asked to note any announcements made by the Leader of the Council.

5.

Announcements by Cabinet Members

The Cabinet is asked to note any announcements made by Members of the Cabinet.

6.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by the Council - A.1 - Petition: Closure of Ipswich Road Public Convenience, Holland-on-Sea pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To addresses the issues arising from a Petition reported at the meeting of the Full Council held on 22 January 2019.

Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

(a)         Cabinet, having regard to the vote of the Council taken at its meeting on 22 January 2019 at which it had considered a petition placed before it to replace those toilets which had been closed for being not fit for purpose, agrees that no further action should be taken in respect of this petition, thereby reaffirming the will of the Council in respect of its support for the Public Conveniences Strategy, adopted in June 2017; and

 

(b)         the Leisure and Tourism Portfolio Holder be requested to undertake a review of the Council’s Public Conveniences Strategy (which will also include the Portfolio Holder inviting scrutiny of that Strategy by the Resources and Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee) in view of any changed circumstances such as the impact of changes to the Non-Domestic Rates regime.

7.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by a Committee - Reference from the Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee - A.2 - Free Swimming Lessons for Children pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To enable Cabinet to give consideration to recommendations made by the Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee in respect of free swimming lessons for children.

Decision:

RESOLVED that -

 

(a)   the actions identified be agreed, whilst recognising that Essex County Council retains the responsibility for schools and school provision and that Active Essex has a lead role in promoting physical activity;

 

(b)   this Council provides support across all actions, where appropriate,  having regard to its available capacity and resources; and

 

(c)   it be noted that, in relation to action (viii), the promotion of water safety information and advice is a key part of the work of the Water Safety Forum which this Council has set up and that a signage audit has been undertaken by the RNLI.

8.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by a Committee - Reference from the Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee - A.3 - Essex Future Library Services Strategy 2019 - 2024 (Draft) pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To enable Cabinet to give consideration to a recommendation made by the Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee in respect of the Council’s formal consultation response to the above draft Strategy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the proposed consultation response, as attached as Appendix B to item A.3 of the Reference from the Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee, be approved as this Council’s formal response to Essex County Council’s consultation on its “Essex Future Library Services Strategy 2019 – 2024”.

9.

Leader of the Council's Items

There are none on this occasion.

10.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Finance and Corporate Resources Portfolio Holder - A.4 - Freehold Disposal of former Isolation Hospital Site, Main Road, Dovercourt pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To seek approval for the principle of the freehold disposal of the former Isolation Hospital site at Main Road, Dovercourt.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that, subject to its decision to be taken in private later in the meeting in respect of the terms and conditions, Cabinet authorises, in principle, the freehold disposal of the former Isolation Hospital Site, Main Road, Dovercourt.

11.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Finance and Corporate Resources Portfolio Holder - A.5 - Performance Reports: October - December 2018 (Quarter 3) pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To present the Performance Reports (2018/19) for the period October – December 2018 (Quarter 3).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the contents of the Performance Reports for the period October – December 2018 (Quarter 3) be noted.

12.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Finance and Corporate Resources Portfolio Holder - A.6 - Financial Performance Report: In-Year Performance against the Budget at end of December 2018 and Long-Term Financial Forecast Update pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To provide an overview of the Council’s financial position against the budget as at the end of December 2018 and to present an updated forecast on an on-going basis as part of developing the budget for 2019/20 and beyond.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that -

 

(1)         in respect of the financial performance against the budget at the end of

December 2018:

 

(a)     the position be noted; and

 

(b)   the proposed in-year adjustments to the budget, as set out in Appendix H to item A.6 of the Report of the Finance and Corporate Resources Portfolio Holder be agreed.

 

(2)         in respect of the Updated Long Term Forecast:

 

(a)     the updated forecast be agreed; and

 

(b)   the Resources and Service Overview and Scrutiny Committee be consulted on the latest position.

13.

Management Team Items

There are none on this occasion.

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Cabinet is asked to consider the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Items 15 and 16 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

15.

Exempt Minute of the Meeting held on Friday 18 January 2019

To confirm and sign the exempt minute of the meeting of the Cabinet held on Friday 18 January 2019.

 

16.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Finance and Corporate Resources Portfolio Holder - B.1 - Terms for the Freehold Disposal of former Isolation Hospital Site, Main Road, Dovercourt

To agree terms for the freehold disposal of the former Isolation Hospital Site, Main Road, Dovercourt to a named individual.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)     approves the terms for a freehold disposal to [a named individual]; and

 

(b)     authorises the Deputy Chief Executive to enter into a contract to dispose of the site on the approved terms and subject to such other terms that he considers necessary.