Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Friday, 30th September, 2022 5.00 pm, MOVED

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

Contact: V. Messenger (Democratic Services)  Tel: (01992) 564265 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 119 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 July 2022.

 

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Decision:

That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 18 July 2022 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.

Quarter 1 Budget Monitoring Report - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 842 KB

Finance – Cllr. J Philip (C-010-2022-23) – To note and comment on the quarter 1 Budget Monitoring Report for 2022/23.

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Decision:

(1)           That the Cabinet noted the General Fund revenue position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2022) for 2022/23, including actions being or proposed to improve the position, where significant variances have been identified (Appendix A);

 

(2)           That the Cabinet noted the General Fund capital position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2022) for 2022/23 be noted (Appendix B);

 

(3)           That the Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account revenue position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2022) for 2022/23, including actions proposed to ameliorate the position, where significant variances have been identified; and

 

(4)           That the Cabinet noted the Housing Revenue Account capital position at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2022) for 2022/23 (Appendix C).

9.

Financial Planning Framework 2023/24 to 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Finance – Cllr. J Philip (C-017-2022-23) – To note the backdrop to the Financial Planning process for 2023/24 to 2027/28.

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Decision:

(1)           That the Cabinet noted the backdrop to the Financial Planning process for 2023/24 to 2027/28, including the impact of the economic crisis, limited financial reserves, and emerging changes in local authority finance; and

 

(2)           That the Cabinet agreed the proposed approach to Financial Planning for 2023/24 to 2027/28, including the reporting and governance timetable summarised in Appendix A.

10.

Qualis Quarterly Monitoring Report Quarter 3 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Finance – Cllr. J Philip (C-014-2022-23) – To note and comment on quarter 3 monitoring report for the Qualis trading year 2021/22.

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Decision:

That the Cabinet noted the report.

11.

Changing Landscape of Housing - Paper 2 - Social Housing Regulation pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Housing & Community – Cllr. H Whitbread (C-013-2022-23) – To note the changing landscape for housing and property services.

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Decision:

That the Cabinet noted the changing landscape for housing and property services.

12.

Limes Farm Estate - Tender Report Update pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Housing & Community – Cllr. H Whitbread (C-006-2022-23) - To agree to appoint Equans Regeneration Ltd.

 

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Decision:

(1)           That the Cabinet agreed to appoint Equans Regeneration Ltd;

 

(2)           That the Cabinet noted the SWOT analysis, in particular, the risk to both EDFC and Leaseholders in delaying the project; and

 

(3)           That the Cabinet noted the contribution EFDC is making to leaseholder costs (funding the replacement of front doors).

13.

Housing & Asset Management System Project - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Housing & Community – Cllr. H Whitbread (C-012-2022-23) – To note the progress on the implementation of the Civica Cx Housing and Asset Management System.

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Decision:

That the Cabinet noted:

 

·     the progress on the implementation of the Civica Cx Housing and Asset Management System;

 

·     the cost benefit analysis; and

 

·     a further progress update would be provided in April 2023.

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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