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Shirehall
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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Shrewsbury/Oswestry Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND. View directions

Contact: Amanda Holyoak  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021, TO FOLLOW

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021 be confirmed a correct record.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification is not later than 10.00 am on Monday 19 July 2021

5.

Member Question Time

To receive any questions from members of the council.  Deadline for notification is not later than 5.00 pm on Friday 16 July 2021

6.

Scrutiny Items

7.

Treasury Management Update - Quarter 4 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 510 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio Holder for Resources

 

Report of Executive Director of Resources attached

 

Contact:  James Walton 01743 258915

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: To accept the position as set out in the report.

 

8.

Shrewsbury High Street pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure, Highways and Built Housing

 

Report of Executive Director of Place TO FOLLOW

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258919

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1    That Cabinet agrees that following the end of social distancing measures on 19 July an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order be confirmed closing Shrewsbury High Street to traffic Monday to Sunday 11-4 but allowing buses and taxis to use the road Monday- Friday and for this arrangement to continue until after the consultation referred to in recommendation 2.2 has been completed and a further report has been considered by Cabinet to longer term arrangements for High Street.

 

2.2    That Cabinet approves an 8-week public consultation to be initiated in the late Autumn led by Shropshire Council and its key partners to consider proposals for pedestrianisation of the High Street between:

 

·           Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm for all vehicles except buses, taxis, and cyclists to be prevented from accessing the High Street.

·           Saturday/Sunday 11am – 4pm all vehicles to be prevented from accessing the High Street

·           to reduce or restrict through traffic on Town Walls via the formalisation of existing temporary measures on Town Walls and or the implementation of a Low Traffic Zone.

 

2.3    That Cabinet delegates authority to the Executive Director of Place, and Head of Communications / Head of Transport and Environment (working with partners) to finalise the consultation plan with the Council’s key partners.

2.4    That Cabinet to receive a further detailed report on the outcomes of the public consultation.

 

9.

Proposed Improvements to Recycling Containers pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure, Highways and Built Housing

 

Report of Executive Director of Place TO FOLLOW

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258919

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

 

 

2.1           That Cabinet approves in principle the use of a 240-litre wheeled bin for recycling, and the intended roll out plan as described in the report, subject to funding of the project being identified and approved.

 

2.2     That the preferred option for funding the initiative was as follows:

 

a)    The Council to bearing the cost of the initiative, which has been estimated at £2.932m.  This option would require material changes to be made to the Financial and Capital Strategies to take account of the cost.  An additional capital cost of £2.932m would be likely to result in an additional revenue cost of £0.335m per annum for ten years.  Revised Financial and Capital Strategies will require full Council approval.

 

10.

Highways Asset Advertising Policy pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure, Highways and Built Housing

 

Report of Executive Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258919

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet: 

 

2.1  Approves the advertising policy and guidelines set out in Appendix 2  

 

2.2  Approves the proposal to allow highway assets namely roundabouts boundary signs, lampposts and verges to be used for advertising/sponsorship purposes and branding by businesses advertising on the assets in accordance with the advertising policy/guidelines set out in Appendix 2. 

 

2.3  Delegates to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure, Highways and Built Housing to conclude the process of a contract award to Community Partners Ltd for a 4 year contract for the provision of a management and advertising scheme for  roundabouts, boundary signs, lampposts and verges further to a direct award under the ESPO, Advertising Solutions Framework. This shall include implementation matters associated with the contract. 

 

2.4  Delegates to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure, Highways and Built Housing the decision to include additional highway assets for advertising purposes in accordance with appendix 2 and determine the most appropriate procurement method for this.  

 

11.

Variation to Determined Admission Arrangements pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight – Portfolio Holder for Children and Education

 

Report of Executive Director of Children’s Services attached

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw 01743 254201

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1   That Cabinet approves the variations to Shropshire Council’s admission

arrangements for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, namely to give equal top priority to

children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of

England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted, alongside

children who are currently or were previously looked after by English local authorities

and ceased to be so as a result of being adopted.

 

2.2   That Cabinet approve the variations to take effect from 1 September 2021 in compliance with the School Admissions Code 2021.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4 (3) of the Council’s Access to Procedure Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item

Decision:

RESOLVED: That in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4 (3) of the Council’s Access to Procedure Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item.

13.

Exempt Minutes

To confirm the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021, TO FOLLOW

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021 be confirmed a correct record.

 

 

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