Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Contact: Lynn Cain  Email: l.cain@ashfield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and/or Non Registrable Interests

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 29 June 2021, be received and approved as a correct record.

4.

Scrutiny Review: Veterans and Service Personnel pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Scrutiny Panel A Chairman

Councillor Dave Shaw

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the possibility of expanding the e-training modules regarding the Armed Forces Covenant, Housing and Homelessness for frontline staff, across all sections of the Council, be further explored;

 

b)    the work undertaken by the Council’s Senior Community Engagement Officer in supporting the Ashfield Armed Forces community, be commended;

 

c)    the potential to designate an Armed Forces representative in each section of the Council, be explored;

 

d)    Cabinet supports and continues to commit to achieving the MoD Gold Employer Recognition Award through the Defence Employee Recognition Scheme;

 

e)    a robust and purposeful Reservist Policy continues to be developed, to assist and support employees as required;

 

f)     Cabinet commits to increasing awareness across the Council and embedding ongoing support for the local Armed Forces Community within the Council’s Corporate Plan;

 

g)    an Armed Forces Welcome Pack designed to support the Armed Forces Community with the transition to civilian life in Ashfield, be developed.

5.

Housing Strategy 2021-23 pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor Tom Hollis – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Council and Social Housing

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the Housing Strategy 2021-23, as presented, be approved;

 

b)    the achievements of the Housing Strategy 2018-20 be received and noted.

 

6.

Draft Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor David Martin – Portfolio Holder for Finance, Revenues and Benefits

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the 2020/21 draft Revenue Outturn for the General Fund, the HRA Outturn and the Capital Programme Outturn, be received and noted;

 

b)    approval be given to the proposed in-year movements to and from reserves, as shown at Appendix 2;

 

c)    it be agreed that the 2021/22 revenue budgets be adjusted to reflect the movements from earmarked reserves to utilise the funding/grants in 2021/22 (Section 5);

 

d)    the carry-forward of the £5.455m underspend on the Capital Programme to 2021/22 due to slippage (delays to schemes) included within the Programme (Section 4), be agreed and recommended to Council for approval.

7.

Addition to Capital Programme - S106 Funding pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor David Martin – Portfolio Holder for Finance, Revenues and Benefits

 

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the additions to the Capital Programme of a number of green space improvement projects, funded through Section 106 public open space contributions and as outlined in the report, be agreed and recommended to Council for approval.

8.

Council's Insurance Arrangements 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Non-Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor David Martin – Portfolio Holder for Finance, Revenues and Benefits

 

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the contents of the 2020/21 Annual Insurance Report, as presented, be received and noted.

9.

Corporate Risk - Year End 2020/21 Position pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Non-Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor Daniel Williamson – Portfolio Holder for Customer Services, Corporate Change and Digital Transformation

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the current significant items on the Risk Register and the actions being taken to mitigate those risks, be received and noted.

 

 

10.

The Big Ashfield Spring Clean 2021 pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor Samantha Deakin – Portfolio Holder for Parks, Town Centres and Neighbourhood Services

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the success of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean in 2021, as presented, be noted and welcomed;

 

b)    approval be given to the creation of a more sustainable BIG Spring Clean for 2022 and campaigns throughout the year to support residents in managing their waste.

11.

Ashfield District Council's successful application to the Infrastructure Solutions for Zero Emission Vehicles Competition pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Non-Key Decision

 

Portfolio Holder

Councillor Samantha Deakin – Portfolio Holder for Parks, Town Centres and Neighbourhood Services

 

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the funding of £10,391 awarded from the Infrastructure Solutions

for Zero Emission Vehicles competition, be accepted.