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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 6 July 2020     and 20 July 2020   TO FOLLOW

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 6 July 2020 and 20 July 2020 be confirmed as a correct record.

4.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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 1.00pm on Thursday 3 September 2020

5.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive any questions of which Members have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 2 September 2020

6.

Scrutiny Items

7.

River Severn Partnership Shropshire Flood Prevention pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Robert Macey – Portfolio Holder for Housing and Strategic Planning

 

Report of Director of Place

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To

 

(i)        Explore in principle the potential development of water management measures north of Shrewsbury that would reduce future risk of river flooding for all communities within Shropshire along the River Severn south of Shrewsbury. 

(ii)      Explore the principle of a holistic approach to development of the North West Relief Road in conjunction with (i) above.

(iii)      Explore the opportunity, in conjunction with (i) above, to explore the potential to develop a water based, leisure resource that includes enhanced natural wildlife and habitat, visitor economy facilities that would include enhanced highway, cycling and walking infrastructure.

(iv)      Support the work of the River Severn Partnership and Environment Agency in a joint approach to a programme of community consultation and engagement that will explore and develop potential options for future flood risk management outlined in the report.    This is to have particular focus on engaging those directly affected by any proposals.

8.

Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the draft Statement of Community Involvement be agreed for public consultation and a further report to Cabinet will follow this with any recommended amendments for Cabinet to consider prior to adopting the revised SCI.

9.

Transfer of Apprenticeship Levy Funds 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Lee Chapman – Portfolio Holder for Organisational Transformation and Digital Infrastructure

 

Report of Director of Workforce and Transformation

 

Contact:  Michele Leith, Director of Workforce and Transformation, 01743 258913

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That:

 

(i)Cabinet agrees to transfer up to 25% of annual Apprenticeship Levy Funds, in line with the ESFA Funding Rules, to local businesses including voluntary aided schools, voluntary and community sector organisations and small to medium sized enterprises via a transparent and robust application process (Appendix 1).

 

 

(ii)Cabinet agrees to support the following priority sectors within the process of Apprenticeship Levy Transfers;

     Health and Social Care

     Engineering and Manufacturing

     Digital and Creative

     Construction

     Visitor Economy

     Education and Childcare

 

(iii) Cabinet agrees to support the following priority groups:

 

     People in Protected Characteristic groups and people at risk of social exclusion (i.e. Care Leavers, NEETs) outlined on the Shropshire Council webpages for Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion.

     People who are currently unemployed or have been affected by COVID-19 (i.e. redundancy)

     16-18-year olds who cannot access training via other funding opportunities.

10.

Quarter 1 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 560 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Lee Chapman – Portfolio Holder for Organisational Transformation and Digital Infrastructure

 

Report of Interim Chief Executives

 

Contact:  Andy Begley, 01743 252421  or Karen Bradshaw 01743 254201

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To consider the emerging issues in this report

 

To review the performance portal and identify any performance areas that they would like to consider in greater detail or refer to the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee.

 

11.

Financial Monitoring Report Quarter 1 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance TO FOLLOW

 

Contact:  James Walton 01743 258915

 

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

To note that at the end of Quarter 1 (30 June 2020), the full year revenue forecast is a potential overspend of £1.925m;

 

To consider the impact of this on the Council’s General Fund balance.

 

12.

Annual Treasury Report 2019 - 2020 pdf icon PDF 801 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance attached

 

Contact:  James Walton 01743 258915

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

to accept the position as set out in the report.

 

13.

Treasury Management Report Quarter 1 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 559 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance attached

 

Contact:  James Walton 01743 258915

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To accept the position as set out in the report.

14.

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 Information Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

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

15.

Alveley Industrial Estate

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Assets, Economic Growth and Regeneration attached

 

Report of Director of Place

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258916

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the two recommendations set out in the report be agreed.

 

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