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Postal Address

Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate

Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 11.00 am

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

Contact: Amanda Holyoak  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 66 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 1 May 2019, attached


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 May 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader. 


Scrutiny Items


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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 commencement of the meeting. 


Member Question Time

To receive any questions of which members of the Council have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5pm on Friday 17 May 2019. 


Financial Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Lead Member – Councillor D Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support


Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance, TO FOLLOW


Contact:  James Walton, tel 01743 258915




A  To note that the outturn for the revenue budget for 2018/19 is a controllable underspend of £0.167m.  This represents 0.03% of the original gross budget of £561.950m.


B  To note that the level of the General Fund balance after adjusting for the outturn underspend and insurance position stands at £15.537m, which is above the anticipated level assessed in February 2019


C  To note that the Outturn for the Housing Revenue Account for 2018/19 is an underspend of £3.859m and the level of the Housing Revenue Account reserve stands at £9.813m (2017/18 £8.225m).


D  To note the increase in the level of Earmarked Reserves and Provisions (excluding delegated school balances) of £4.986m in 2018/19 and the reasons for this.


E  To note that the level of school balances stand at £4.178m (2017/18 £5.381m).


F  To approve net budget variations of £0.848m to the 2018/19 capital programme, detailed in Appendix 5 / Table 11 and the re-profiled 2018/19 capital budget of £60.703m.


GTo approve the re-profiled capital budgets of £69.243m for 2019/20, including slippage of £15.728m from 2018/19, £22.181m for 2020/21 and £16.001m for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix 5 / Table 15.


H  To accept the outturn expenditure set out in Appendix 5 of £50.975m, representing 76% of the revised capital budget for 2018/19.


I   To approve retaining a balance of capital receipts set aside of £20.515m as at 31st March 2019 to generate a one-off Minimum Revenue Provision saving of £0.621m in 2019/20.



Discretionary School and College Transport pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Lead Member – Councillor E Potter - Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services


Report of Director of Children’s Services


Contact: Karen Bradshaw tel 01743 252407

Additional documents:




To note the feedback received from the various consultees and stakeholders, detailed in Appendix

A of the report and to approve the amended recommendations as follows:-


A    To set the lower rate of the contribution to £280 per student, whilst maintaining the upper limit of the Post 16 mainstream scheme at its current £875 pa.


B    To expand the contribution scheme to include SEND Post 16 students at the contribution rates, ensuring a consistent approach across all Post 16 transport, whilst also reflecting practice in a number of other councils.


C    To continue to support nursery SEND transport assistance, incorporating nursery school SEND transport within the Council’s contribution scheme for discretionary travel as laid out in the amended recommendation above.


D    That any changes come into effect from 1 September 2019 and will only be applicable to new applicants.  As with previous practice, the removal of provision will be on a phased basis, protecting all those pupils and students entitled within the existing schemes.




Consultation on Prescribed Alterations - Shropshire Hills Federation pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Lead Member – Councillor E Potter - Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services


Report of Director of Children’s Services


Contact:  Karen Bradshaw  Tel 01743 252407

Additional documents:



A  to note the outcomes from the statutory consultation undertaken by the Shropshire Hills Federation

B  to agree to the prescribed alteration to transfer education provision from Stiperstones CE Primary to Norbury Primary from January 2020, with the option for parents to elect for their children to be educated at the Federation’s other site at Chirbury CE Primary.



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