Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Castle House - Astley Room with Video Broadcast. View directions

Contact: Denise French 01782 742211 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Jill Waring.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of interest from Members  on items included in the agenda.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

3.

MINUTES OF A PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 July, 2020.

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8th July 2020 be agreed as a correct record. 

4.

BACK ON TRACK - CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RECOVERY PLAN UPDATE pdf icon PDF 461 KB

Decision:

That the report be noted and the work being undertaken to recover from the pandemic be endorsed. 

5.

ADVANCED TOWN DEAL FUNDING pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Decision:

That Cabinet supports the development of proposals for the Government’s Advanced Town Deal Funding for both Newcastle and Kidsgrove and that the Executive Director Commercial Development and Economic Growth in consultation with the Section 151 Office and the Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Service Improvement, People and Partnerships is authorised to:

 

(i)            Continue to work with both of the Town Deal Boards to develop the proposals for Newcastle and Kidsgrove Advanced Town Deal Funding and to make any minor alterations to funding allocations.

(ii)          Negotiate the terms and any contracts for accelerated funding payments to external delivery partners where they will be the lead partner in delivery.

(iii)         Negotiate on any property matters including purchase, lease or sale relating to the accelerated funding projects. 

(iv)         Assess the procurement options linked to the delivery of each of the accelerated funded projects, and should this be required that they have the authority to finalise the specification, undertake the tendering process, if required to complete any post tender negotiations and award the contract.

6.

KIDSGROVE SPORTS CENTRE REFURBISHMENT pdf icon PDF 431 KB

This item includes a supplementary report.

Decision:

(i)            The progress made on the project since April 2020 Cabinet in terms of scope, design and budget in consultation with the Kidsgrove Leisure Centre Community Group be noted.

(ii)          It be noted that following detailed survey work, the target cost of the project is now £5.998m

(iii)         The submission of a bid under the Town Fund Advance Funding for a contribution towards the refurbishment of the Centre be noted.

(iv)         A supplementary capital estimate be approved of up to £400,000 to be drawn down from the Council’s 2020/21 capital programme contingency in the event that external funding contributions cannot be secured

(v)          That the Executive Director Commercial Development and Economic Growth, in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Service Improvement, People and Partnerships, continue to work with the Community Group to progress the refurbishment.

7.

DELIVERY OF THE COUNCIL'S NEW RECYCLING SERVICE AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Decision:

(i)            That the report be noted.

(ii)          That further steps in development of the recycling service for flats, schools and businesses be approved.

(iii)         The proposal to enter into a joint procurement for a contract to commence from April 2022 for the processing of dry recycling materials collected with the Staffordshire Waste Partnership (SWP) be approved.

(iv)         Cabinet place on record its thanks to all members of staff involved in the implementation of the new Recycling Service.

(v)          Cabinet place on record its appreciation of local residents’ patience during the transition phase to the new arrangements. 

8.

STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)    The review and recommended changes to the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Statement of Community Involvement be noted.

(ii)  The amended Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Statement of Community Involvement be approved and adopted as detailed at Appendix A.

9.

FINANCIAL AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REPORT - QUARTER ONE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Decision:

That the contents of the report be noted and Members will continue to monitor and challenge the Council’s performance alongside its financial performance for the same period.

10.

FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Decision:

That the Forward Plan be received.

11.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision:

There was no Urgent Business.

12.

DISCLOSURE OF EXEMPT INFORMATION

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following reports, because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision:

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following matter because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972.

 

 

13.

KIDSGROVE LEISURE CENTRE REFURBISHMENT -CONFIDENTIAL APPENDIX

This item includes a supplementary report.

Decision:

That the report be noted and endorsed.