Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Overview Working Group
Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors David Carter and Christine O’Dell.

14.

Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 22 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2014.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2014 are agreed as a correct record.

16.

Matters arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

17.

Medium Term Financial Strategy Report pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Overview Working Group received a report from the Head of Finance on the Medium Term Financial Strategy.  Particular attention was given to the General Fund Budget Parameters 2015/16-2019/20.

 

The Overview Working Group noted the elements of financial planning that are outside the Council’s direct control, listed in paragraph 2.13 of the MTFS.  It asked that the Cabinet in particular be made aware of the impending local government pay award, that has yet to be settled.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A The Working Group noted the report and the underpinning

principles that supports the MTFS.

 

B The Working Group asks Cabinet to note the impending local government pay award that is not yet settled.  If a pay increase is approved there may be short, medium and long term budget impacts for the Council.

18.

Community Based Assets Report pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Overview Working Group received a report from the Head of Regeneration on a review of Community Based Assets. Councillors discussed the large number of Council owned assets and how carrying out a comprehensive review would involve significant Councillor and Officer time.  Councillors expressed hope that the energies of this review would not be jeopardised by potential political change. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A the Working Group noted the content of the report and reviewed the assets at Appendix 1 of the report.

 

B the Working Group seeks cross-party agreement that the Community Asset Review will remain a Council priority until its work has been completed.

19.

Work Plan 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

To review the Overview Working Group’s work plan for the current year.

Minutes:

The Overview Working Group received a report that outlined its work plan for the current year. 

 

Councillors suggested that further consideration of the Community Based Asset Review be allocated to the 15 January 2015 meeting as there will be more findings and external witnesses could attend.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

The 2014/15 Work Plan is noted, subject to the addition of further consideration of the Community Based Asset Review at the meeting of 15 January 2015.

20.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.