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Postal Address

Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate

Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 11.00 am

Venue: Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Contact: Jane Palmer  Senior Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve as correct records and sign the Minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 17 and 26 September 2018.

Additional documents:




That, subject to the deletion of the incomplete text at Minute 75, the Minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 17 and 26 September 2018 be approved.



Public Question Time

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification for this meeting is no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.


Member Questions

To receive any questions of which members of the Council have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00pm on Friday 12 October 2018.


Scrutiny Items

To consider any scrutiny matters from Council or any of the Scrutiny Committees.


Shropshire's Great Outdoors Strategy pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Lead Member – Councillor L Picton – Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure


Report of the Chief Executive


Contact: Clive Wright          Tel: 01743 252702

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That the publication of Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy 2018 to 2028 and the revised Shropshire Council policies in Appendix 5 of the Strategy be supported.


Annual Report on Health and Safety Performance for 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Lead Member – Councillor S Charmley – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Commercial Support


Report of the Head of Human Resources and Development


Contact: Michele Leith        Tel: 01743 254402



i)       The contents of the report are accepted; particularly noting:

·         Good progress has been made during 2017/2018 on managing health and safety across the Council.


·         Reportable employee accidents to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have increased and minor accidents have decreased compared to last year’s figures.


·         Benchmarking with other Unitary Councils show that Shropshire Council performs well in terms of accident statistics.


·         Service Areas and the Health & Safety Team work well together.


·         The Council continues to maintain a good relationship with the HSE.  

ii)  The Key Actions for 2018/2019 are agreed

      The key actions for Shropshire Council are:

·         The Health and Safety Team to work with Service Areas to produce and implement H&S management systems including policies, procedures and arrangements


·         Development of external contracts with associated Service Level Agreements (SLA) in place.


·         To fulfil contractual monitoring and support to Academies and customers under Service Level Agreements


·         Continue updating and monitoring of Workstation Safety Plus to reduce risks associated with musculoskeletal disorders.


·         Raise awareness of workstation assessments in particular agile working.


·         Continuation of staff wellbeing events throughout the year.


·         Support ‘Leap into Learning’ development for e-learning health and safety awareness courses across service areas.


·         Digital Transformation Programme – support development for the management of accident data and case management arrangements for occupational health.


·         To engage with Service Areas to ensure that health and safety compliance is in place and to review Self-Monitoring Checklist to ensure roll out to Premise and Team Managers     .


·         To continue to implement the Wellbeing Plan and facilitate three themes of Be Active, Be Minded and Be Informed


·         Market and deliver new Defibrillator course that has been developed



Community Asset Transfer: Oswestry Station Building pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Lead Member – Councillor S Charmley – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Commercial Support


Report of the Director of Place  TO FOLLOW


Contact: Mark Barrow         Tel: 01743 258919

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That, in principle, the disposal of the Oswestry Station Building as a Community Asset Transfer is agreed, with delegated authority to the Director of Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Commercial Support, to agree the method and terms of disposal to ensure compliance with State Aid Rules and the Council’s legislative obligations, and a one-off grant funding award of up to £30,000 to the Trust. 



Exclusion of the Public and Press

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 for the following item/s.


Exempt Minutes

To approve as a correct record and sign the Exempt Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 26 September 2018.




That the exempt Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 26 September 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.


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