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Shirehall
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Shropshire
SY2 6ND

Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Amanda Holyoak  Senior Democratic Services Officer

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Interests

Members are reminded that they must declare their disclosable pecuniary interests and other registrable or non-registrable interests in any matter being considered at the meeting as set out in Appendix B of the Members’ Code of Conduct and consider if they should leave the room prior to the item being considered. Further advice can be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 8th June 2022, attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2022 be confirmed as 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 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th June 2022.

5.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To receive any questions from Members of the Council. Deadline for notification is not later than 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th June 2022.

Additional documents:

6.

Scrutiny Items

7.

Financial Outturn 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Lead Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Resources

 

Report of James Walton, Executive Director of Resources, attached

 

Tel: 01743 257775

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

In respect of the revenue budget:

A.   Note that the outturn is a overspend of £2.505m.

B.   As a result of the outturn position to note that the level of the General Fund balance stands at £11.522m, which is below the recommended level. 

C.   Note the decrease in the level of service-related Earmarked Reserves and Provisions of £8.152m.

D.  Note that the Council has received revenue funding relating to Covid-19 in 2021/22 which covered all Covid-19 costs in the year, and so no additional costs have had to be funded by the Council’s base budget.

 

Relating to ringfenced funding:

E.   Note that the outturn for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for 2021/22 is an underspend of (£0.251m) and the resulting level of the HRA reserve is £11.592m.

F.   Note that the level of school balances stands at £8.191m (£5.995m in 2020/21).

 

In respect of the capital programme:

G.  Approve net budget variations of £3.598m to the 2021/22 capital programme (in Appendix 11) and the re-profiled 2021/22 capital budget of £83.572m.

H.  Approve the re-profiled capital budgets of £132.724m for 2022/23, including slippage of £1.245m from 2021/22, £82.009m for 2023/24 and £34.077m for 2024/25 as detailed in Appendix 15.

I.    Accept the outturn expenditure set out in Appendices 12 and 13 of £82.327m, representing 98.5% of the revised capital budget for 2021/22.

J.    Approve temporary application of capital receipts of £18.273m to generate a one-off Minimum Revenue Provision saving of £0.398m in 2022/23.

 

Other matters:

K.   Approve that Shropshire Council act as accountable body for the Shaping Places for Healthier Lives Food Insecurity in South West Shropshire.

 

8.

Performance Monitoring Report Quarter 4 pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Leader Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Resources

 

Report of James Walton, Executive Director of Resources, attached

 

Tel: 01743 257775

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To considerand endorse the performance to date

 

 

 

9.

Treasury Management Update Quarter 4 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Resources

 

Report of James Walton, Executive Director of Resources, attached

 

Tel: 01743 257775

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To accept the position as set out in the report

 

 

10.

Private Rented Sector Housing Enforcement Policy pdf icon PDF 368 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Simon Jones – Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Public Health

 

Report of Mark Barrow, Executive Director of Place, attached

 

Tel: 01743 258919

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To adopt the updated Private Rented Sector Housing Enforcement Policy as set out at Appendix 1 with the amendment to section 16 so that it reads as below:

 

16.0 Housing Associations/Private Registered Providers of Social Housing

 

16.1 Housing Associations/Private Registered Providers of social housing have published arrangements for reporting problems and clear response times for tenants addressing these issues. 

 

16.2  If tenants consider that repairs have not been carried out to their satisfaction, each Housing Association/Private Registered Provider of social housing has a complaints procedure that the tenant should follow. 

 

16.3  As a result of this, the Council will not normally investigate issues from any tenant of a Housing Association/Private Registered Provider of social housing, unless the reporting and complaints procedure has been followed and the landlord has then failed to take appropriate action.

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Draft Empty Homes Strategy for Consultation pdf icon PDF 556 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Dean Carroll – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure

 

Report of Mark Barrow, Executive Director of Place, attached

 

Tel: 01743 258919

 

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

to approve that the draft Empty Homes Strategy, be subject to an eight-week public consultation period.

12.

Gypsy & Traveller Transit Site pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Dean Carroll – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure

 

Report of Mark Barrow, Executive Director of Place, attached

 

Tel: 01743 258919

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the preferred location of the Transit Site as identified in the Appendix 1.

 

To approve the addition of £0.271m to the Capital Programme for the development of

the Transit Site to be funded by a combination of capital receipts and grant.

 

to delegate responsibility to the Assistant Director, Commercial Services, in

consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure to submit an

application for temporary planning permission for the Transit Site 

 

Subject to planning permission, to delegate responsibility to the Assistant Director, Commercial Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure to progress a procurement and delivery strategy and implement the works to develop the Transit Site. 

 

13.

Parking Charges and Restrictions pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Dean Carroll – Portfolio Holder for Physical Infrastructure

 

Report of Mark Barrow, Executive Director of Place, attached

 

Tel: 01743 258919

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the proposed increases in parking charges as set out in paragraph 7.2 and Appendix 2.

 

 

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