Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber - Guildhall, Bath

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Items
No. Item

1.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

The Chair will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 5.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

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 complete the green interest forms circulated to groups in their pre-meetings (which will be announced at the Council Meeting) 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.

4.

MINUTES - 14 NOVEMBER 2019, 16 DECEMBER 2019 (x2), 16 JANUARY 2020 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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

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5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OR FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

These are matters of information for Members of the Council. No decisions will be required arising from the announcements.

6.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chair will announce this and give reasons why it has been agreed for consideration at this meeting. In making this decision, the Chair will, where practicable, have consulted with the Leaders of the Political Groups. Any documentation on urgent business will be circulated at the meeting, if not made available previously.

7.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

8.

BUDGET & COUNCIL TAX 2020/21 AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK pdf icon PDF 394 KB

This report presents the revenue and capital budgets together with proposals for Council Tax and Adult Social Care Precept for 2020/21.

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9.

B&NES CORPORATE STRATEGY 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

The Council’s Corporate Strategy will guide council activity and budget planning over the next four years.  As recommended by Cabinet following it’s meeting on 13th February 2020, this report now invites Council to adopt the Corporate Strategy and Corporate Delivery Programme as set out in Appendix One and Appendix Three.

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10.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT AND TREASURY INVESTMENT STRATEGY 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report fulfils the Authority’s legal obligation under the Local Government Act 2003 to have regard to the CIPFA Code. Treasury management is the management of the Authority’s cash flows, borrowing and investments, and the associated risks. The Authority has borrowed and invested substantial sums of money and is therefore exposed to financial risks including the loss of invested funds and the revenue effect of changing interest rates.  The successful identification, monitoring and control of financial risk are therefore central to the Authority’s prudent financial management.

 

This report was scrutinised by the Corporate Audit Committee at the 6th February 2020 meeting, and reported to Cabinet on 13th February 2020.

 

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11.

APPROVAL OF THE JOINT WEST OF ENGLAND LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 4 FOR ADOPTION BY WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY JOINT COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To approve the Joint Local Transport Plan 4 and to recommend the plan for adoption by the West of England Combined Authority Joint Committee.

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12.

REFERRAL FROM CHILDREN, ADULTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING PDS PANEL - MATERNITY SERVICES RECONFIGURATION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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13.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.