Council - Thursday, 23rd September, 2021 6.45 pm

Venue: Cumberland Hall, Ullswater Community College, Penrith

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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.




RECOMMENDATION that the public minutes Cl/15/07/21 to Cl/25/07/21

of the meeting of Council held on 29 July 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copy previously circulated).



Chairman's Announcements


Questions by the Public

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



Questions by Members

To receive questions from Members under Rule 12 of the Constitution





Motions on Notice

To consider motions on notice under Rule 13 of the Constitution.



Appointment - Interim Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider the report F34/21 of the Interim Director of Resources, and to consider the recommendations of Human Resources and Appeals Committee for their preferred option for the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive.




a)    the recommendation of the Human Resources and Appeals Committee to appoint Ian Frost as Interim Chief Executive to March 2023 on the terms set out at 3.6 below be agreed;


b)    the Interim Director of Resources, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources, be authorised to conclude any outstanding terms relating to the appointment; and


c)    the additional budget required, £52,645 in 2021/22 and £105,289 in 2022/23, be approved and funded from reserves.


Allocation of Seats pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider the report G28/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services and to propose and confirm appointments of Standing Deputies to Committees and Members for Working Groups in accordance with political proportionality for the municipal year 2021/2022.




(i)            the appointment of Standing Deputies to Committees be confirmed as set out in Appendix 1 to the report;


(ii)           the proposed allocation of seats to parties for Working Groups be as set out in Appendix 2 to the report be approved; and


(iii)          the appointment of Members to Working Groups as set out in Appendix 3 be approved.

Additional documents:


Eden Housing Strategy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider the attached report PP17/21 of the Assistant Director of Communities which seeks approval to adopt the Housing Strategy.


RECOMMENDED that the Housing Strategy be adopted.

Additional documents:


Policy and Procedure to Spend Commuted Sums Designated for Affordable Housing pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report PP18/21 of the Assistant Director of Communities which presents the policy document ‘Commuted Sums for Affordable Housing’ for approval and adoption.


RECOMMENDED that the Commuted Sums for Affordable Housing Policy attached at Appendix1 to the report be adopted.


Capital Grant for Infrastructure Improvements at Penrith Football Club Frenchfields Stadium pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To consider the attached report no CE10/21 of the Deputy Chief Executive which requests agreement for grant funding for capital improvements at Penrith Football Club.


RECOMMENDED that that Council approve


a)    a supplementary estimate of £100,000 is made in the capital programme as a grant to Penrith Football Club to support the delivery of the schemes outlined in paragraph 3.7 of the report is chosen to progress, and


b)    the Portfolio Holder for Communities in conjunction with the Assistant Director Communities are authorised to determine proposals from the Football Club to draw down this funding.



Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of Council be confirmed as Thursday 25 November 2021 at 6.45pm.