Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

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Decision:

There were no apologies.

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting. 

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Decision:

Councillors Bobby Feeley and Huw Hilditch-Roberts declared a personal interest in agenda item 6 – Establishment of Sport North Wales Partnership because they were directors of Denbighshire Leisure Limited.

3.

URGENT MATTERS

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.  

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Decision:

No urgent matters had been raised.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To receive the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 15 December 2020 (copy enclosed). 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2020 be received and confirmed as a correct record.

5.

BUS EMERGENCY SCHEME pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Brian Jones, Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet agreement to sign up to the Bus Emergency Scheme 2 to secure financial support for the bus sector and establish a relationship with Flintshire County Council as the lead regional authority.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       agrees to the principles of the Bus Emergency Scheme 2 agreement (as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report) to secure (conditional) financial support for the bus sector and to establish a relationship with Flintshire County Council as the regional lead authority and signatory that ensures that the ongoing emergency funding meets the authority’s priorities and is delivered on its behalf, and

 

(b)       in due course, to call for a further report on bus reform proposals relating to the future management of bus services in Wales.

6.

ESTABLISHMENT OF SPORT NORTH WALES PARTNERSHIP pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Bobby Feeley, Lead Member for Well-being and Independence (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet’s support in principle for the establishment of the Sport North Wales Partnership.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       supports in principle the establishment of the Sport North Wales Partnership and delegates authority to the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services in consultation with the Lead Member for Well-being and Independence and Section 151 Officer to approve the terms of the final Inter-Authority Agreement, and

 

(b)       that Denbighshire Leisure Limited be appointed to represent the Council on the Governance Board of the Sport North Wales Partnership acting as an agent of the Council.

7.

HOUSING RENT SETTING & HOUSING REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet approval for the Denbighshire Housing annual rent increase, the Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budgets for 2021/22 and Housing Stock Business Plan.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

(a)       the Housing Revenue Account Budget for 2021/22 (Appendix 1 to the report) and the Housing Stock Business Plan (Appendix 2 to the report) be adopted;

 

(b)       rents for Council dwellings be increased in accordance with the Welsh Government Policy for Social Housing Rents to an average weekly rent of £93.89 with effect from Monday 5 April 2021;

 

(c)        the additional report (Appendix 3 to the report) on Cost Efficiencies, Affordability and Value for Money be noted, and

 

(d)       Cabinet confirms that it has read, understood and taken account of the Well-being Impact Assessment (Appendix 4 to the report) as part of its consideration.

8.

BUDGET 2021/22 - FINAL PROPOSALS pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets (copy enclosed) setting out the implications of the Local Government Settlement 2021/22 and proposals to finalise the budget for 2021/22.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       notes the impact of the Draft Local Government Settlement 2021/22;

 

(b)       supports the proposals outlined in Appendix 1 to the report, and detailed in Section 4 of the report, and recommends them to the full Council in order to finalise the budget for 2021/22;

 

(c)        recommends to Council the average Council Tax rise of 3.8% proposed;

 

(d)       recommends to Council that authority is delegated to the Head of Finance and Property in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance to adjust the use of cash included in the budget proposals by up to £500k if there is movement between the draft and final settlement figures in order to allow the setting of Council Tax in a timely manner, and

 

(e)       confirms that it has read, understood and taken account of the Well-being Impact Assessment submitted as part of the report.

9.

FINANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 452 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets (copy enclosed) detailing the latest financial position and progress against the agreed budget strategy.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet note the budgets set for 2020/21 and progress against the agreed budget strategy.

10.

CABINET FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To receive the enclosed Cabinet Forward Work Programme and note the contents. 

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet’s forward work programme be noted.