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Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 14th September, 2016 12.30 pm, MOVED

Venue: Shrewsbury Room

Contact: Jane Palmer  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in whch they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 13 and 27 July 2016 respectively. 

 

Contact: Jane Palmer  Tel: 01743 257712

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 13 July 2016 and 27July 2016 be approved

as correct records and signed by the Leader.

4.

Public Questions

To receive any public questions or petitions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  The deadline for this meeting is 5.00pm on Friday 2 September 2016.

5.

Scrutiny Items

To consider any scrutiny issues referred from Council/Scrutiny Committees.

6.

Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayment Debt Collection Policy pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Malcolm Pate – Leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Financial Strategy, Budget and Business Plan.

 

Report of the Head of Finance, Governance and Assurance.

 

Contact: James Walton      Tel: 01743 255001

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the following paragraph be inserted into the Introduction of the Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayment Debt Collection Policy:  ‘We are aware that people fall into arrears for a number of different reasons.  We are conscious that some people fall regularly into arrears, and other people are in arrears for the first time due to losing employment for example.  We are committed that everyone will be treated sensitively, fairly, and realistically.  We would stress that this is a two way process and that taxpayers need to be confident enough to approach us and are willing to take steps to sort out their problems themselves, if we are going to have any chance of helping them.’ 

 

That with this amendment, the Council policy for Debt Collection of Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayment set out in Appendix A be approved.

 

That the Council Policy for Debt Collection of Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayment should be reviewed every three years. 

 

7.

Quarter 1 Performance Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Malcolm Pate – Leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Financial Strategy, Budget and Business Plan.

 

Report of the Commissioning Support Manager.

 

Contact: Tom Dodds           Tel: 01743 258518

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the key underlying and emerging issues in the Quarter 1 Performance Report be noted.

8.

Proposal to consult on the amalgamation of Hope CE Primary School, Worthen CE Primary School and St Marys CE Primary School, Westbury pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Young People

 

Report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

Contact: Karen Bradshaw  Tel: 01743 254201

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That formal consultation on the proposal to amalgamate Hope CE Primary School, Worthen CE Primary School and St Mary’s CE Primary School Westbury in the academic year 2017/18, which will require the closure of the sites at Hope and Westbury and the enlargement of the current site at Worthen to accommodate the displaced pupils, be agreed.

 

9.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.2 of the Council’s Access to Information Rules, the public and press be excluded during consideration of the remaining items.

 

10.

Shropshire Council Smallholding Estate

Lead Members – Councillor Michael Wood – Portfolio Holder for Corporate Support and Councillor Robert Tindall – Deputy Portfolio Holder for Estates and Built Assets.

 

Report of the Director of Place and Enterprise.

 

Contact: George Candler   Tel: 01743 255003

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the two recommendations set out in the exempt report from the Head of Business Enterprise and Commercial Services be agreed.

11.

Exempt Minutes

To approve as a correct record and sign the exempt Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 13 July 2016.

 

Contact: Jane Palmer          Tel: 01743 257712

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Exempt Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 13 July 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader. 

 

 

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