Decisions

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Decisions published

09/09/2021 - 2022/23 Medium Term Financial Strategy ref: 1608    Approved

The Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) sets out the strategic direction and priorities for the Council as well outlining the financial context and challenges the Council faces over the next five years and the strategy that will be used to inform its annual budget process

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to approve the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Rothery


09/09/2021 - Proposed Public Space Protection Orders to restrict alcohol consumption in public spaces in Bath and Midsomer Norton ref: 1607    Approved

The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 gave the Police the power to seize and dispose of alcohol if they believed someone is, has or is about to consume it where a Designated Public Place Order is in force. Failure to comply with the Police request was made an arrestable offence and punishable by a fine. Councils were given the power to “designate” and make a Designate Public Place Order where they were satisfied that nuisance or annoyance to members of the public or a section of the public, or disorder, had been associated with consumption of alcohol in that place.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Consider the outcomes of the consultation on a Public Space Protection Order to restrict street drinking in Bath and Midsomer Norton, as set out.

2)  Consider the legal criteria for adopting PSPOs, as set out in Paragraph 4 of this report, and particularly the test set out in paragraph 4.1

3)  In the light of 1) and 2) above make the Bath City Order and Midsomer Norton Order as set out in Appendix 1 of the report

4)  Request the Head of Legal Services or an authorised signatory on their behalf to sign and seal the Bath City Order and the Midsomer Norton Order.

5)  Request the Director of People and Policy to undertake publicity relating to any agreed Order and ensure the impact of the PSPOs is kept under review

6)  Request the Bath and North East Somerset Community Safety and Safeguarding Partnership to receive regular monitoring reports on the impact of the PSPOs, including equalities impacts, and updates on support and treatment available for people who misuse alcohol including street drinkers.

7)  Thank those who were involved in the consultation process including Midsomer Norton Town Council and publicise the outcomes of the consultation.

 

Lead officer: Samantha Jones


09/09/2021 - Qtr 1 Corporate Performance update 2020/21 ref: 1606    Approved

Update report on Council qtr 1 performance.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Note progress on the delivery of the Corporate Strategy and key aspects of the Council’s service delivery, details of which are highlighted in report.

 

2)  Indicate any other key service areas to be highlighted and included in the strategic indicator report.

 

3)  Receive update reports on a quarterly basis.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Harman


09/09/2021 - Cleveland Bridge update and options report ref: 1609    Approved

An update report on the work completed to date on Cleveland Bridge and a review of the long term options to achieve Council aims

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Work with Wiltshire and Dorset Councils and the Sub-Regional Transport Board (STB) Western Gateway to complete a strategic study into north-south connectivity between the M4 and the Dorset Coast with an aim of making the A350 the strategic route and limiting HGV use of Cleveland Bridge as part of the Governments Road Investment Strategy 2 (2020-25).

2)  Assess and review the position after completion of the study, recognising that any investment that would resolve the core issue would be considered, at the earliest, as part of the Road Investment Strategy 3 which covers the period 2025-30. The study would also inform discussions between BANES and the other stakeholders. It is considered that this approach is the one most likely to result in a positive outcome for both B&NES and the other stakeholders involved.

3)  Continue to make representations to Government about the need to improve the traffic situation at Cleveland Bridge, highlighting the changes to road conditions within Bath and the wider area since 2012 such as the changes to the A350 as part of the planned improvement and upgrade and the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in Bath.

4)  Officers are requested to:

  A.  Prepare a draft Traffic Regulation Order seeking to restrict HGV movements over Cleveland Bridge in order to preserve or improve the amenity of the area through which the road runs, in this case the grade 2* listed Cleveland Bridge structure and environs including the London Road and Bathwick St, in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

  B.  Investigate and consider any other options that may exist for achieving a similar end to a TRO and report on both actions including the draft TRO to the November meeting of this Cabinet.

  C.  Consult with appropriate heritage and amenity groups in Bath including Residents’ Associations in the course of preparation of the TRO.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Peacock


09/09/2021 - Bath Clean Air Plan- update ref: 1604    Approved

The Cabinet will be provided with an update on the Clean Air Zone following it's launch on 15 March 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Note the successful launch and implementation of the CAZ during a global pandemic, the success in upgrading the local scheduled bus fleet and the successful response to the Financial Assistance Scheme to bring forward the replacement of non-compliant vehicles.

2)  Note the positive progress which has been made towards improving air quality and associated public health outcomes, together with increasing the proportion of compliant vehicles entering the CAZ and discharging the Ministerial Directions.

3)  Delegate authority to the Director of Place Management to make any non-material changes to, and authorise the adoption of, the Bath Clean Air Zone Charging (Variation) Order, and for it to have effect from the date of sealing.

4)  Note the performance of the scheme against the scheme financial model, ensuring it covers its costs of operation and avoids placing an additional burden on the Council and local taxpayers.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Major


09/09/2021 - Climate Emergency Procurement & Commissioning Strategy ref: 1605    Approved

To update the Council's Procurement Strategy following the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union including preparing for the implementation of new Public Procurement Regulations following the Government's Green Paper "Transforming Public Procurement". This will include updating the Council's Contract Standing Orders to reflect legislative changes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 17/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Adopt the B&NES Procurement & Commissioning Strategy – “Think Climate, Think Local, Think Innovation”,

2)  Delegate authority to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources to update the Strategy to reflect future changes to the national statutory framework.

 

Lead officer: Richard Howroyd


06/09/2021 - Fees & Charges - Legal Services ref: 1603    Approved

to review the fees and charges applied for external legal services in line with the UK Consumer Price Index effective from July 2021 until and including 1 July 2023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Resources

Decision published: 06/09/2021

Effective from: 14/09/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the fees and charges will be reviewed annually in light of the UK Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) and amended on an upwards only basis from 1 July 2021 until and including 1 July 2023.

Any marked economic and/or budgetary change negatively impacting on Service fees and charges during this period will be reported back to the relevant Cabinet Member.

 

Lead officer: Shaine Lewis