Agenda

Council - Thursday, 25th November, 2021 6.45 pm

Venue: Cross Fell Suite, North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QT

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

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.

 

3.

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that the minutes Cl/ 26/09/21 to Cl/39/09/21 of the meeting of Council held on 23 September 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

4.

Chairman's Announcements

5.

Questions by the Public

To receive questions from the public under Rule 10 of the Constitution

 

6.

Questions by Members

To receive questions from Members under Rule 12 of the Constitution

 

7.

Motions on Notice

To consider motions on notice under Rule 13 of the Constitution

 

8.

Petition - 'Stop the Penrith Pong'

To consider a petition submitted by Mr J Thomson for ‘Fresh AIR for Penrith’. 

9.

Gambling Act 2005 - Review of Statement of Policy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report PP23/21 of the Assistant Director Communities, in respect of the response to the consultation on the proposed minor amendments to the Statement of Policy, and to approve the said amended policy.

 

RECOMMENDED that the draft revised Statement of Policy as set out at Appendix A to this report, be approved. 

10.

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery and Home Upgrade Grant pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the attached report PP26/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which requests that Council:

 

1.            notes the outcomes delivered by Phase 1a of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (GHG LAD), and the ongoing delivery of Phase 1b of the LAD scheme, as detailed in Section 3.2 of this report;

2.            notes progress on Phase 3 of GHG LAD and the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), as detailed in Section 3.4 of this report; and

3.            approves the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures and notes Eden District Council acting as accountable body.

 

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            the outcomes of Phase 1a GHG LAD, and the progress on Phase 1b and Phase 3 GHG LAD, HUG be noted; and

2.            the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures, be agreed.

11.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel Report on the Scheme for Members' Allowance pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider the attached  report G43/21 of the Assistant Director Finance and Human Resources which outlines the recommendations made in the report of the Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP), attached at Appendix 1.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            Independent Remuneration Panel’s recommended Scheme of Allowances is agreed to run from the municipal year which starts in May 2020

2.            the proposed changes to the Members Allowance Scheme be considered and the revised Scheme be adopted and included in the Constitution; and

3.            the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Members’ Allowance Scheme following its adoption by Council.

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

Budget Planning Committee - Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Budget Planning Committee for the remaining municipal year 2021/22, following the resignation of Councillor G Nicolson from that post. 

13.

Allocation of Seats on Committees pdf icon PDF 651 KB

To consider the attached report G39/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, in respect of the distribution of seats in accordance with the rules of political proportionality and to make appointments to the Committees for the remainder of the 2021/2022 municipal year.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.    the proposed allocation of seats as set out in the report be approved;

2.    the appointment of Members to Committees as set out in Appendix 2 be approved; and

3.    the Green Group and Labour Group adopt a reciprocal arrangement where the nominated Members can act as Standing Deputies.

14.

Eden District Council Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report G42/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, which proposes the adoption of the Local Government Association Model Code of Conduct for Local Authority Members.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Council adopts the Local Government Association Code of Conduct (as amended) for inclusion in the Constitution.

15.

One Eden Workstream - Constitution pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the attached report G41/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, in respect of proposed changes to the Constitution.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Council

 

1.    considers the proposed changes and adopts the revised Constitution; and

2.    authorises the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Constitution following its adoption by Council.

Additional documents:

16.

Local Government Reorganisation Implementation Reserve pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider the attached report F38/21 of the Interim Director of Resources, which summarises the resources required to fund the implementation costs of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) within Cumbria, and requests appropriate delegations to the Council’s Interim Director of Resources (S151 Officer) to identify a funding source from earmarked reserves held by the Council in order to contribute up to £1.6million to a County wide Implementation Reserve.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.    the requirement for a county wide LGR Implementation Reserve be noted;

2.    the establishment of an implementation reserve of £1.6million be approved, to support the Council’s contribution to the LGR implementation costs;

3.    the governance arrangements and scheme of delegation regarding the use of the reserve as set out in the report (Paragraph 4.8 and associated appendices) be noted.

17.

Quarter 2 - Revised Budget 2021/22 and Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report F39/21 of the Interim Director of Resources, which:

 

1.            provides information on Quarter 2 monitoring and a number of additional factors affecting the in-year budget position for both revenue and capital;

2.            seeks approval for the revised capital and revenue budget for 2021/22; and

3.            considers the  mpact that the revised budget and additional factors have on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            the Outturn Position 2020/21 set out at 4.8 be noted;

2.            the LGR implementation reserve of £1.6m be approved;

3.            the additional capital budget of £980k required for Voreda House to be funded through capital receipts be approved;

4.            the new corporate priority budgets set out at 4.20, to be funded from earmarked reserves, to include those for the Economic Development Framework considered separately by the Executive, be approved;

5.            the Quarter 2 forecast outturn position for revenue as set out at Appendix 1 be noted;

6.            the revised revenue budget 2021/22 set out at Appendix 2 be approved;

7.            the Quarter 2 Capital Monitoring position as set out at Appendix 3 be noted;

8.            the revised capital programme as set out at Appendix 4, including the new scheme for Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Appleby £113k to be funded by capital receipts, be approved;

9.            the revised MTFP as set out in Appendix 5 be noted;

10.          the revised Reserves and Balances position as set out in Appendix 6 be noted; and

11.          the Medium Term Financial Strategy set out from paragraph 4.44 be noted.

18.

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of Council be confirmed as Thursday 27 January 2022 at 6.45 p.m.