Council - Tuesday, 30 June 2020 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Inge Booth 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 634 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 25 February 2020.

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Emergency Non-Executive Decisions

To receive the following Emergency Non-Executive Decisions taken by the Chief Executive between 30 March and 29 May 2020 in accordance with Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution 3. (B 1) (1.1) and to note any spending outside any budgetary provision:-


001 30-03-20 Business Rate Relief pdf icon PDF 319 KB


002 31-03-20 Non-Attendance at Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 218 KB


003 31-03-20 Treasury Management pdf icon PDF 274 KB


004 07-04-20 Special Leave Policy pdf icon PDF 255 KB


005 16-04-20 HR Flexible Retirement 01-2020 pdf icon PDF 279 KB


006 16-04-20 HR Flexible Retirement 02-2020 pdf icon PDF 280 KB


007 29-04-20 Council Tax COVID-19 Hardship Fund pdf icon PDF 277 KB


008 29-04-20 AGM, Appointments for 20/21 and Calendar of Meetings 20/21 pdf icon PDF 745 KB


009 12-05-20 Remote Meetings Protocol, Procedure Rules, Public Participation, Privacy pdf icon PDF 889 KB


010 29-05-20 Discretionary Business Grant Fund DBGF pdf icon PDF 338 KB


Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.


(1)        Questions and Representations


            To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.


(2)        Deputations and Petitions


            To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To receive announcements by the Chairman (a list of official engagements undertaken by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman between 26 February and 30 June 2020 is attached for information).


Leader's Announcements

To receive any announcements by the Leader of the Council.


Revenue and Capital Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider the Council’s financial performance for 2019/20 and movements to and from reserves and the carry forward of budgets to 2020/21.

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2019/20 Annual Treasury Management Report pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider treasury performance during 2019/20 against the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy.

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Lancaster and South Cumbria Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Subject to approval by Cabinet on 24 June 2020 of the establishment of a Joint Committee with Barrow Borough and Lancaster City Councils covering all respective administrative areas to promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the areas, to consider amendments to the Council’s Constitution and an update to the Council’s Scheme of Delegation in Part 3 of the Constitution.

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Carbon Reduction Target and Green Team Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider updates to the South Lakeland District Council Climate Change Policy and progress on the Climate Change Action Plan.

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Amendments to the Scheme of Delegation relating to Procurement Matters and Applications for Grant Funding pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider amendment of the Constitution as regards the Scheme of Delegation relating to Procurement matters and Applications for Grant Funding.


Continuation of the Appointment of the Independent Person pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider the continuation of the appointment of Mr David Tweddle as the Council’s Independent Person.


Leader's Announcements and Cabinet Question Time, including the Composite Report of the Cabinet (1 Hour Maximum) pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Council is asked to receive the Executive Reports from the Leader and Cabinet and to deal with any questions raised by Members to the appropriate Cabinet Members on the contents of the reports.


To receive announcements from the Leader and, in accordance with Paragraphs 10.2 and 10.3 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, to deal with any questions to the Leader and/or Portfolio Holders on any topic which is within the jurisdiction or influence of the Council and is relevant to their Portfolio.  Any Member who poses a question will be entitled to ask one supplementary question on the same topic.


Members are encouraged to give 24 hours’ written notice of questions to the Solicitor to the Council of questions to be raised under the Agenda Item.  If no notice is received, then the Portfolio Holder can reserve the right to give a written answer.  Where written notice of questions has been given, these will be taken first.  Should a Member wish to ask more than one question, questions should be listed in order of priority.  If more than one Member sends in a question, these will be taken in alphabetical order of Members’ names, alternated from meeting to meeting.  Each question and each response is restricted to three minutes.

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Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 13 January and 1 May 2020.


Questions to Chairman of the Council or Chairman of any Committee or Sub-Committee

To deal with any questions under Rule 10.6 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, of which due notice has been given and/or the Chairman allows as a matter of urgent business and which are in relation to any matter over which the Council has powers or duties or which affect the area.


Urgent Decisions pdf icon PDF 359 KB

In accordance with Paragraph 17.3 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules, to receive details of any urgent Executive Decisions taken since the last meeting of Council on 25 February 2020.


Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions

To note the following Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions taken by the Chief Executive between 30 March and 6 May 2020 in accordance with the Leader’s decision noted by Cabinet at CEX/104 (2019/20):-


001 30-03-20 Business Rate Relief pdf icon PDF 309 KB


002 03-04-20 Temporary Suspension of Green Waste Collections pdf icon PDF 281 KB


003 14-04-20 Arboriculture Contracting Framework pdf icon PDF 603 KB


004 17-04-20 Kendal Leisure Centre Temporary Recovery Centre pdf icon PDF 383 KB


005 30-04-20 Re-Commencement of Green Waste Collections pdf icon PDF 205 KB


006 06-05-20 Asset of Community Value - Farmers Arms, Lowick pdf icon PDF 776 KB


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.