Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Policy Development Working Group
Thursday, 26th November, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.




Declarations of Interest

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




Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2020.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2020 be agreed as a correct record.


Matters arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.


Councillor Simon Carter noted that an interim report on the Regeneration Strategy was considered at the last meeting but was not listed on the Work Plan.


Councillor Simon Carter (seconded by Councillor Jean Clark) proposed that a member sub group be re-convened for the purpose of producing the Regeneration Strategy.


RESOLVED that a member sub group would be re-convened with members volunteering their involvement.  


Local Council Tax Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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The Working Group received a report on the Local Council Tax Support Scheme.


RESOLVED that the Policy Development Working Group acknowledged the current position regarding the 2020/21 Local Council Tax Support Scheme and endorses continuing stability within the scheme for 2021/22.


Treasury Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Additional documents:


The Working Group received a report on the Treasury Management Review. The Working Group suggested that potential issues for Cabinet to consider were the impact of the Covid-19 virus and changes to interest rates.


RESOLVED that the Working Group:


A     Considered the report and the underpinning principles that support the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy.


B     Recommended to Cabinet that the impact of the Covid-19 virus, and changes to interest rates are considered in the development of the Treasury Management Strategy.


Work Plan pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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


The Working Group requested an update on when the Climate Change and Transport Strategies would be going to the Working Group. Simon Freeman, Head of Finance and Deputy to the Chief Executive, agreed to come back to the Working Group with an update.


RESOLVED that the Work Plan was noted.



Matters of Urgent Business

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