Council - Tuesday, 23 February 2021 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Inge Booth 

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No. Item



Minutes pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 8 December and 15 December 2020.

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Emergency Non-Executive Decisions

To receive the following Emergency Non-Executive Decision 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:-


018 21-12-20 - Local Restrictions Business Grants pdf icon PDF 431 KB


019 18-01-21 - Business Supports Grants (National Restrictions - January) pdf icon PDF 237 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 and to note the dispensations granted to Members by the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Independent Person, for a period of four years.


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.


Local Government Reform - Proposal for the Bay Area

To receive a verbal update on Local Government Reform.


Adoption of Council Plan pdf icon PDF 283 KB

To consider an update to the Council Plan 2021-2026, for adoption, as part of the Policy Framework.

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Corporate Financial Update Quarter 3 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

To note the projected year end position based on performance to the end of Quarter 3 2020/21 and to consider a budget virement request.

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Council Tax Discount and Premia pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider the amended proposals for Council Tax Discount and Premia.

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Review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2021 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider whether the current Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme is the most appropriate for this Council for the financial year commencing 1 April 2021.


2021/22 to 2025/26 Budget pdf icon PDF 383 KB

Note – In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the consequential change to the Council’s Rules of Procedure, this item will automatically be subject to a recorded vote in respect of the adoption of the Budget and on any amendments proposed at the meeting.


To consider the recommendations from Cabinet to determine the Council’s Budget for 2021/22 onwards, including fees and charges, the Capital Programme, the Pay Policy and the Chief Finance Officer’s Advice on the Robustness of Estimates and the Adequacy of Reserves.

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Calculating and Setting the 2021/22 Council Tax pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Note – In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the consequential change to the Council’s Rules of Procedure, this item will automatically be subject to a recorded vote in respect of setting the Council Tax and on any amendments proposed at the meeting.


To consider a report to enable the Council to calculate and set the Council Tax for 2021/22. At the time of printing the Agenda, formal confirmation of the precepts from Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner are awaited and, if these differ from assumptions, revised figures will be issued as soon as possible.

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Treasury and Capital Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To consider the Treasury Management Strategy for 2021/22 – 2025/26 and the Capital Strategy for 2021/22 – 2033/34.

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Procurement Schedule 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider the Procurement Schedule for 2021/22.

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Updates to the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the proposed updates to the Council’s Constitution.


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 12 October and 15 December 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

In accordance with the Constitution, to receive details of any urgent Executive Decisions taken, if any, since the last scheduled meeting of Council on 15 December 2020, and to consider any urgent non-executive decisions, if necessary.


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):-


013 31-12-20 - Local Restrictions Business Grants pdf icon PDF 326 KB


014 18-01-21 - Business Support Grants (National Restrictions January) pdf icon PDF 296 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.