Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To authorise the Deputy Leader (Statutory) to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019 as a correct record.

4.

Announcements

5.

Public Questions

6.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 155 KB

7.

2019-20 Performance Reporting Arrangements and Quarter 1 Operational Key Performance Indicator Results pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

a)    Endorsed the approach to reporting to be adopted for the 2019-20 financial year, as set out at paragraph 7 and Appendix A to the report from the Director of Corporate Services; and

 

b)    Noted the list of emerging Business Plan Indicators as set out and mapped against Business Plan focusses at Appendix B and currently being considered and shaped for reporting at the end of Quarter 2.

 

c)    Reviewed the Operational Key Performance Indicator results as set out in Appendices C and Ci to the report.

8.

Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the amended draft Strategic Risk Register attached as Appendix A to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

9.

Draft Local Transport Plan - Consultation Response pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

1.            Agreed in principle the draft joint response from South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council to the Local Transport Plan consultation as attached to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, subject to the addition, either as part of the joint response or of a separate South Cambridgeshire District Council response, of comments relating to

 

(i)            the A428 between the Interchange at Girton and the Caxton Gibbet roundabout

(ii)           transport links between South Cambridgeshire villages

(iii)          the specific provision of charging points for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles

 

2.            Agreed to delegate the wording of the final joint response and any individual response to the consultation to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

10.

Motions referred from Council pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Regarding the Motions referred to it from Full Council, Cabinet

 

1.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Sarah Cheung Johnson about domestic violence and the White Ribbon Campaign, and asked officers to present a report to a future meeting on the implications for South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

2.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Alex Malyon about single-use plastics and plastic pollution and requested the Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing and the Waste Policy, Change and Innovation Manager to take forward work to promote the Plastic Free Communities scheme to parishes and community groups in the District.

 

3.    Noted the Motion from Councillor Nick Wright and:

 

a.    Agreed, in principle, that the Council should embrace, as far as possible, a pragmatic approach to a transition to paperless meetings:

b.    Requested officers to present a report to a future meeting on the options and cost implications; and

c.     Supported the proposal for Cabinet to pilot the concept with a view to providing leadership and identifying any issues.

 

4.    Noted the  Motion from Councillor Gavin Clayton about Safe Spaces, the further comments from Councillor Clayton tabled at the meeting, and agreed that officers be requested:

 

a.    Tto present a report to Cabinet on an annual basis on the Council’s work in respect of equality and diversity.

b.    To investigate the concerns and issues that the LGBT+ community experiences in South Cambridgeshire by engaging with representatives of the community and any actions the Council could undertake to address those issues both within the organisation and within the wider community.

c.      To explore how the Council can promote equality and diversity policies through working with partners and engaging with our communities, including encouraging community groups to consider equality and diversity issues when applying to the District Council for grant aid.

 

 

 

11.

Value for Money Strategy pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Decision:

Cabinet approved the adoption of the Value for Money Strategy attached at Appendix A to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

12.

Options around maternity, premature birth and neo-natal leave pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

 

1.    To support the introduction of a premature birth and neo-natal policy, as set out in the appendix to the report; and

2.    To approve option 4, at 100% of normal salary, in respect of paid leave for employees on premature or neo-natal leave.  

13.

Date of next meeting

Wednesday 2 October 2019 starting at 9.30am

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act).

 

Paragraph 3 relates to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

15.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee (Housing Revenue Account - Purchase of Affordable Homes and Review of Executive Scheme of Delegation)

16.

Housing Revenue Account - Purchase of Affordable Homes and Review of Executive Scheme of Delegation

Decision:

Cabinet

 

  1. Approved South Cambridgeshire District Council entering into Heads of Terms, followed by a JCT Design and Build Contract, for the purpose and with the developer specified in the confidential report from the Interim Chief Executive, and a land contract and transfer to purchase the site in Sawston;

 

  1. Approved South Cambridgeshire District Council entering into Heads of Terms, followed by a JCT Design and Build Contract, for the purpose and with the developer specified in the confidential report from the Interim Chief Executive, in Northstowe;

 

3.    Acknowledged the significant benefits arising from the investments, outlined in the confidential report, at the sites in Sawston and Northstowe in line with the Council’s key Business Plan priorities; and

 

4.    Agreed that the limit for Executive Decisions by the Lead Cabinet Member for Housing be amended, with decisions above a certain level being referred to Cabinet and that the Scheme of Delegation of Executive Functions be amended accordingly.