Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

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2.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chair will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out in the Notes

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3.

Apologies for Absence

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4.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

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5.

To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chair

The Chair agreed to take on one urgent item (Park and Ride East of Bath) at agenda item 12.

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6.

Questions from Public and Councillors

Questions submitted before the deadline will receive a reply from an appropriate Cabinet member or a promise to respond within 5 days of the meeting.  Councillors may ask one supplementary question for each question they submitted, up to a maximum of two per Councillor.

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7.

Statements, Deputations or Petitions from Public or Councillors

Councillors and members of the public may register their intention to make a statement if they notify the subject matter of their statement before the deadline.  Statements are limited to 3 minutes each.  The speaker may then be asked by Cabinet members to answer factual questions arising out of their statement.

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8.

Minutes of Previous Cabinet Meeting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair

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9.

Consideration of Single Member Items Requisitioned to Cabinet

This is a standard agenda item, to cover any reports originally placed on the Weekly list for single Member decision making, which have subsequently been the subject of a Cabinet Member requisition to the full Cabinet, under the Council’s procedural rules

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10.

Matters Referred by Policy Development and Scrutiny Bodies

This is a standing agenda item (Constitution rule 14, part 4D – Executive Procedure Rules) for matters referred by Policy Development and Scrutiny bodies.  The Chair of the relevant PDS Panel will have the right to attend and to introduce the Panel’s recommendations to Cabinet.

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11.

Single Member Cabinet Decisions Taken since Previous Cabinet Meeting pdf icon PDF 106 KB

A list of Cabinet Single Member decisions taken and published since the last Cabinet meeting to note (no debate).

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12.

Park & Ride East of Bath pdf icon PDF 88 KB

At a Special Cabinet meeting on 25 January 2017, Cabinet considered an extensive report on the need for a Park & Ride (P&R) to the east of Bath and authorised the Strategic Director, Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways to make all necessary arrangements to implement a P&R at either site B or site F, subject to certain conditions.

 

This report outlines the work undertaken since January 2017.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:

1.1  Cease progressing site B as a possible location for a Park & Ride site to the east of Bath for access safety reasons and because it has not been possible to negotiate the purchase of the land within a reasonable timescale; and to cease progressing site F because of potential access safety issues.

1.2  Continue to implement new opportunities emerging from the Joint Transport Plan for the West of England and new mayoral transport powers associated with the recently created West of England Combined Authority to address the transport issues facing Bath and North East Somerset to ensure that we sustain economic growth and support the provision of new homes.

1.3  To continue to investigate and implement approved schemes as identified  in paragraph 4.13 of this report.

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13.

Modern Libraries options for Bath pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Bath Central Library is one of our 3 main Libraries and is part of our overall strategic review of the Modern Library Agenda in which we are seeking to integrate our Library and One Stop Shop (OSS) services.

Following an appraisal of the potential options, a review of local needs and public consultation on design, this report and the attached papers sets out the reasoning for the recommendation to consult on two options for integrating Bath Library and OSS services in one location.

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14.

Revenue & Capital Outturn 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The report presents the revenue and capital outturn for 2016/17, highlighting a net revenue overspend of £2.221m after allowing for proposed carry forwards. The overspend has increased since the last report, which forecast an overspend of £1.039m based on monitoring for the year to December 2016, mainly due to the closure of four care homes during the year, which required supporting the move of existing residents to new placements at significant additional cost, as well as the continuing cost pressures within Children’s statutory services. The report highlights that the majority of the £12.6m of budgeted savings and additional income generation have been achieved during the year.

The report refers to requests to carry forward specific revenue budget items to 2017/18 and to write-off revenue overspends where recovery in future years would have an adverse impact on continuing service delivery. It is proposed that the overspend is funded by appropriate drawdowns from specific earmarked reserves held as contingency against in year spending pressures and includes use of the specific transitional grant funding provided by the government and set aside by the Council at the start of the financial year.

The report also refers to requests to re-phase specific capital budget items to 2017/18 and to remove net capital underspends.

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