Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 11th October, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: A. Hendry (Democratic Services)  Tel: (01992) 564246 Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast and Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.

 

The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the Internet and will be capable of subsequent repeated viewing, with copies of the recording being made available for those that request it.

 

By being present at this meeting, it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in your image becoming part of the broadcast.

 

You should be aware that this may infringe your human and data protection rights. If you have any concerns then please speak to the Webcasting Officer.

 

Please could I also remind Members to activate their microphones before speaking.”

 

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3.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 13 September 2021.

 

 

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Decision:

That the minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 13th September 2021 be taken as read and would be signed by the Leader as a correct record.

 

 

5.

Reports of Portfolio Holders

To receive oral reports from Portfolio Holders on current issues concerning their Portfolios, which are not covered elsewhere on this agenda.

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6.

Public Questions and Requests to Address the Cabinet

To receive any questions submitted by members of the public and any requests to address the Cabinet.

 

(a)        Public Questions

 

To answer questions asked by members of the public after notice in accordance with the provisions contained within Part 4 of the Constitution (Council Rules, Rule Q3) on any matter in relation to which the Cabinet has powers or duties or which affects the District.

 

(b)       Requests to Address the Cabinet

 

Any member of the public or a representative of another organisation may address the Cabinet on any agenda item (except those dealt with in private session as exempt or confidential business) due to be considered at the meeting, in accordance with the provisions contained within Article 7 of the Constitution (The Executive, Paragraphs 27 and 28).

 

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7.

Overview and Scrutiny

To consider any matters of concern to the Cabinet arising from the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny function and to identify any matters that the Cabinet would like the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to examine as part of its work programme.

 

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8.

Equality Policy pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Corporate Services – (C-016-2021-22) – update on the Council’s Equality Policy.

 

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Decision:

 

1.         The Cabinet took into consideration comments arising from the Stronger Council Select Committee review of the Equality Policy and Equality Objectives; and

 

2.         That the Cabinet agreed to adopt the Equality & Inclusion Policy and the Equality Objectives it contains.

 

 

9.

Branding for the Civic Offices - Ground Floor pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Customer and Partnerships – (C-017-2021-22) – review of the new branding for the ground floor of the Civic Offices.

 

 

 

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Decision:

(1)        That approval was given to a Branding exercise for the Ground Floor of the Civic Offices;

 

(2)        That approval be given to Option B ‘The Civic Hub’ as presented; and

 

(3)        That the Cabinet members noted the comments made by Community Hub partners and the Stronger Place Select Committee at their meeting on 23rd September 2021.

 

 

10.

Quarter 4 Budget Monitoring Report 2020/21 (Final Outturn) pdf icon PDF 719 KB

Finance, Qualis Client & Economic Development – (C-018-2021-22) – review of quarter 4 for 2020/21.

 

 

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Decision:

1.         The Cabinet noted the General Fund revenue position at the end of Quarter 4 (Final Outturn) for 2020/21;

 

2.         The Cabinet noted the General Fund capital position at the end of Quarter 4 (Final Outturn) for 2020/21;

 

3.         The Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account revenue position at the end of Quarter 4 (Final Outturn); and

 

4.         The Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account capital position at the end of Quarter 4 (Final Outturn) for 2020/21.

 

 

11.

Quarter 1 Budget Monitoring Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 720 KB

Finance, Qualis Client & Economic Development – (C-019-2021-22) – review of quarter 1 for 2021/22.

 

 

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Decision:

1.         The Cabinet noted the General Fund revenue position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021) for 2021/22, including actions being or proposed to improve the position, where significant variances had been identified;

 

2.         The Cabinet noted the General Fund capital position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021) for 2021/22;

 

3.         The Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account revenue position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021) for 2021/22, including actions proposed to ameliorate the position, where significant variances had been identified; and

 

4.         The Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account capital position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021) for 2021/22.

 

 

12.

Updated Medium Term Financial Plan 2022/23 to 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Finance, Qualis Client & Economic Development – (C-020-2021-22) – review an updated Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP) for 2022/23 to 2026/27.

 

 

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Decision:

1)         The Cabinet noted the contents of the report, including:

 

           The General Fund element of the updated Medium-Term Financial Plan (2022/23 to 2026/27);

 

           The Housing Revenue Account element of the updated Medium-Term Financial Plan (2022/23 to 2026/27), including the anticipated impact on the 2021/22 budget outturn; and

 

2)         The Cabinet discussed and agreed actions required, including the assumptions contained in the MTFP and the potential options for addressing the underlying budget deficit in order to set a balanced budget for 2022/23.

 

 

13.

Capital Programme Update 2022/23 to 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 453 KB

Finance, Qualis Client & Economic Development – (C-021-2021-22) – review an updated Capital Programme for 2022/23 to 2026/27.

 

 

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Decision:

1)         The Cabinet noted the report, including both the updated General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Capital Programmes (2022/23 to 2026/27) at Appendix A; and

 

2)         The Cabinet discussed and agreed actions required (in the context of the updated Medium-Term Financial Plan) for the further refinement of the Capital Programme as part of developing integrated draft budget proposals for further consideration by Cabinet in December 2021.

 

 

14.

Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, together with paragraphs 6 and 24 of the Council Procedure Rules contained in the Constitution requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

 

In accordance with Operational Standing Order 6 (non-executive bodies), any item raised by a non-member shall require the support of a member of the Committee concerned and the Chairman of that Committee.  Two weeks' notice of non-urgent items is required.

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