Council - Tuesday, 28 July 2020 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Inge Booth 

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No. Item



Minutes pdf icon PDF 464 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 30 June 2020.


Emergency Non-Executive Decisions

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


011 21-05-20 HR Flexible Retirement 03-2020 pdf icon PDF 284 KB


012 07-07-20 Management Agreement for Braithwaite Fold Caravan Park pdf icon PDF 284 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

To receive announcements by the Chairman.


Update on Appointments

To receive a verbal update on appointments.


Commissioning Strategy 2020 pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To consider the Commissioning Strategy 2020.

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Draft Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 - 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the draft Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 -2025/26.

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Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy to allow the granting of additional Council Tax support where hardship can be shown and to supplement the Council Tax Reduction Scheme approved in February 2020.

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Cumbria Choice Based Lettings Allocations Policy Review pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider the draft Cumbria Choice Based Lettings Allocations Policy Review.

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Planning Committee Membership pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider a reduction in the Membership of the Planning Committee.

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Request to Change the Names of the Parishes of Lower Allithwaite and Windermere pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider two separate requests from parish/town councils to change the name of their respective parishes.

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The Business and Planning Act 2020 - Pavement Licence Policy pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider necessary policy and procedures to meet legislative requirements.

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Leader's Announcements and Cabinet Question Time (30 Minutes)

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 Monitoring Officer 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.


Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 4 May and 5 June 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 175 KB

In accordance with Paragraph 17.3 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules and Paragraph 16(j) of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules, to receive details of any urgent Executive Decisions taken since 1 May 2020 (report to be circulated following Cabinet meeting on 22 July 2020).


Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions

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


007 29-05-20 Discretionary Business Grant Fund Scheme pdf icon PDF 350 KB


008 11-06-20 Re-introduction of Car Park Charges pdf icon PDF 372 KB


009 07-07-20 Management Agreement for Braithwaite Fold Caravan Park pdf icon PDF 271 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.