Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 27th June, 2022 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: The Council Chamber, Town Hall, Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7QF

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

CAB/11/06/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Sharp.  

CAB/12/06/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

CAB/13/06/22

Questions and Representations from the Public

To receive questions and representations from the public under Rule 5 of the Cabinet (Executive) Procedure Rules of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

No questions from members of the public were received.

CAB/14/06/22

Questions from Members

To receive questions and representations from Members under Rule 4 of the Cabinet (Executive) Procedure Rules of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

No questions from Members.

CAB/15/06/22

Inspiring Eden - Update pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider Report No: DCE34/22 of the Assistant Director Development, the purpose of this report is to present, for noting and approval:

 

·        Updates on consultations on four Inspiring Eden work streams

prospectuses (Visitor Economy, Business Support, Business Charter and

Rural Economy) as the basis for producing the final versions for

publication.

·        An update on Inspiring Eden Expressions of Interest process and next

steps.

·        Proposal for inclusion in the Inspiring Eden Levelling Up Fund (LUF)

Round 2 bid as the basis for finalising a bid for submission on 6 July 2022.

·        An update on the Eden Investment Plan to draw down Eden’s share of the

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF - £1,990,203) as the basis for

submission on 1 August 2022.

·        Governance arrangements for Inspiring Eden to enable sign off for LUF

and UKSPF investment plan as required by Government guidance.

·        Penrith Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

·        Extension of contract limit for current Inspiring Eden Project Management

Consultant.

 

The Report also provides a progress update on the Inspiring Eden Delivery

Programme and associated activity.

 

As well as driving local economic recovery and prosperity Inspiring Eden will

ensure Eden District Council is well placed to shape the economic policy

focus and associated work streams as part of both the local government

reorganisation process across Cumbria and the national review of local

enterprise partnerships.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that:

 

1. The updates to the work stream prospectuses, as detailed in Section 3.2

of this report, are approved with authority delegated to the Assistant

Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for

Economy and Enterprise, to finalise the documents ready for publication.

 

2. The proposal for inclusion in the Inspiring Eden Levelling up Bid, as

detailed in Section 3.4 of this report, is approved with authority delegated

to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio

Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to finalise and submit the Bid by the

deadline on 6 July.

 

3. Progress on the development of the Inspiring Eden UK Shared Prosperity

Fund Investment plan, as detailed in Section 3.5 of this report, is noted

and authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in

consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to

finalise and submit the investment plan by the deadline on 1 August.

 

4. The governance arrangements for the Inspiring Eden UK Shared

Prosperity Fund and Levelling up proposals, as detailed in Section 3.6 of

this report including the nominations of members to represent the Council,

are approved.

 

5. The Penrith Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, as detailed in

Appendix 3 to this report, is endorsed with authority delegated to the

Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder

for Economy and Enterprise, to agree Eden District Council’s input into

the finalisation and delivery of the Plan.

 

6. Agree a contract extension of up to a further £30,000 beyond the current

£60k limit for the current Inspiring Eden Project Management contract.

Minutes:

At 2:07 Councillor Rudhall joined the meeting.

 

Members considered Report No: DCE34/22 of the Assistant Director Development, the purpose of this report being to present, for noting and approval:

 

·        Updates on consultations on four Inspiring Eden work streams

prospectuses (Visitor Economy, Business Support, Business Charter and

Rural Economy) as the basis for producing the final versions for publication.

 

·        An update on Inspiring Eden Expressions of Interest process and next steps.

 

·        Proposal for inclusion in the Inspiring Eden Levelling Up Fund (LUF)

Round 2 bid as the basis for finalising a bid for submission on 6 July 2022.

 

·        An update on the Eden Investment Plan to draw down Eden’s share of the

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF - £1,990,203) as the basis for submission on 1 August 2022.

 

·        Governance arrangements for Inspiring Eden to enable sign off for LUF

and UKSPF investment plan as required by Government guidance.

 

·        Penrith Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

 

·        Extension of contract limit for current Inspiring Eden Project Management

Consultant.

 

The Report also provides a progress update on the Inspiring Eden Delivery

Programme and associated activity.

 

As well as driving local economic recovery and prosperity Inspiring Eden will ensure Eden District Council is well placed to shape the economic policy focus and associated work streams as part of both the local government reorganisation process across Cumbria and the national review of local enterprise partnerships.

 

Proposed by Councillor Robinson

Seconded by Councillor Rudhall

 

Members discussed the following points:

·        The benefits of extending the contract; and

·        The Inspiring Eden Governance Arrangements.

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     The updates to the work stream prospectuses, as detailed in Section 3.2 of this report, are approved with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to finalise the documents ready for publication.

 

2.     The proposal for inclusion in the Inspiring Eden Levelling up Bid, as detailed in Section 3.4 of this report, is approved with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to finalise and submit the Bid by the deadline on 6 July.

 

3.     Progress on the development of the Inspiring Eden UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment plan, as detailed in Section 3.5 of this report, is noted and authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to finalise and submit the investment plan by the deadline on 1 August.

 

4.     The governance arrangements for the Inspiring Eden UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling up proposals, as detailed in Section 3.6 of this report including the nominations of members to represent the Council, are approved.

 

5.     The Penrith Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, as detailed in Appendix 3 to this report, is endorsed with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to agree Eden District Council’s input into the finalisation and delivery of the Plan.

 

Reasons for the Decision/ Recommendation:

To  ...  view the full minutes text for item CAB/15/06/22

CAB/16/06/22

Poverty Statement pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider Report No: DoR51/22 of the Assistant Director Customers and Performance which seeks to set out the proposed Poverty Objectives and Actions and detail the contents of the Poverty Statement.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Objectives and Actions are adopted and the corresponding Poverty Statement (Appendix A) is approved and published on the Council’s website on a dedicated Cost of Living support webpage.

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DoR51/22 which seeks to set out the proposed Poverty Objectives and Actions and detail the contents of the Poverty Statement.

 

Proposed by Councillor Derbyshire

Seconded by Councillor Greenwood

 

and RESOLVED that the Objectives and Actions are adopted and the corresponding Poverty Statement (Appendix A) is approved and published on the Council’s website on a dedicated Cost of Living support webpage. 

 

Reasons for Decision/Recommendation:

 

It is recommended that the proposed objectives, actions and Poverty  Statement included in this report are adopted, for the reasons cited in  paragraph 3.3, it is in line with the 2020 adopted Corporate Priority; Poverty and the statement includes helpful information for Eden’s residents.

CAB/17/06/22

Any Other Items which the Chair decides are urgent

Minutes:

No other urgent items of business were raised.

CAB/18/06/22

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of Cabinet be confirmed as the 19 July 2022

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of Cabinet was confirmed as 19 July 2022.