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Decisions published

08/10/2020 - 2021/22 Medium Term Financial Strategy ref: 1446    Approved

The Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) sets out the strategic direction and priorities for the Council as well as 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: 08/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020


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

Lead officer: Andy Rothery

08/10/2020 - Mead Lane, Saltford - River moorings ref: 1444    Approved

To consider recommendations from the Mead Lane, Saltford River Bank structural survey in line with Cabinet decision of 16/01/2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


·  Reduce the number of moorings in the short/medium term, by implementing paragraphs 2.2. & 2.3, thereby increasing the amount of open space along Mead Lane

·  Agree to a long-term aspiration to relocate moorings from Mead Lane – with a target date of 31st December 2022

·  Ensure that suitable alternative moorings are identified and in place prior to reducing further any moorings at Mead Lane

·  To increase enforcement & engagement capacity




2.1 To work with Waterspace Partners to identify alternative sites for 14-day moorings along the watercourse and to request that it gives due consideration to the Opinion Research Survey assessment and findings, and

2.2  To remove the 48-hour moorings at Mead Lane from 1/11/20, on a permanent basis, this part of the riverbank to be reallocated as open space for other leisure purposes and

2.3  Agree to no 14-day moorings at Mead Lane, on a seasonal basis, during the time period 1 November until the end of February each year and

2.4  When the Waterspace Partnership programme of work and Opinion Research Survey assessment is complete (see 2.1 above), review the moorings on Mead Lane, with the aim that the total number of 14 day moorings available along the watercourse are not reduced, and

2.5   Create a joint River Warden post with the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT)


2.6  Delegate future decisions on Mead Lane/moorings to the Cabinet Member for Community Services, in consultation with the Director of Environment and,

2.7 Request that the Cabinet Members for Transport and Director of Environment, in consultation with Avon and Somerset Police, review the parking restrictions along Mead Lane/Saltford

2.8  Request that officers devise a charging regime for moorings at Mead Lane, to be implemented from 1st March 2021, in accordance with delegations outlined in recommendation 2.6.  Requests for future capital allocation for moorings to be considered as part of the council annual budget setting process.


Wards affected: Saltford;

Lead officer: Mandy Bishop, Mark Minkley

08/10/2020 - Treasury Management Monitoring Report to 30th June 2020 ref: 1447    Approved

This report gives details of performance against the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy & Annual Investment Plan 2020/21 for the first three months of 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1  The Treasury Management Report to 30th June 2020, prepared in accordance with the CIPFA Treasury Code of Practice, is noted.

2.2  The Treasury Management Indicators to 30th June 2020 are noted.

Lead officer: Jamie Whittard

08/10/2020 - Leisure Service Review ref: 1445    Approved

Review of the leisure service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to the following recommendations that have been developed in response to the Covid-19 impact upon the leisure industry, our contractual arrangements with GLL and the financial impacts this has placed upon the Council.


(1)  Remove Chew Valley Leisure Centre from the GLL contract and hand back the lease to Chew Valley School at the end of this financial year (31st March 2021) and work with the Lighthouse School Partnership to provide an alternative solution to providing community use of the leisure facilities outside school hours.

(2)  Re-open the dry side facilities at Culverhay Leisure Centre. The future of the  swimming pool will be considered in more detail as numbers return to leisure centres and Covid 19 infection risk is reduced.

(3)  Request officers explore investment opportunities at Odd Down Sports Ground to turn this facility from a deficit to a profit.  A business case that demonstrates a clear return on investment well within the remaining life of the contract will be required for this to proceed.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marc Higgins

06/10/2020 - Home to School Transport - Safe routes to School ref: 1443    Approved

The policy setting out how the Local Authority assesses a route to school and therefore determines eligibility to transport is formalised into a new policy and processes paper. The decision is to adopt the policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020


The Cabinet Member agrees that the policy will be adopted as the methodology of determining whether a route is safe.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Morgan

01/10/2020 - Purchase of Neighbourhoods Welfare Units ref: 1442    Approved

During the Covid-19 pandemic to date, the Council has successfully managed Covid-safe workplaces for operational staff, following national legislation and sector-specific guidance.

A recent review carried out by Property in consultation with Senior Operations management identified a requirement to provide extra canteen/breakout space for staff and site operatives at working depots where 'social distancing' cannot be supported by existing facilities, during the colder, wetter weather conditions to come in the Autumn and Winter.
Existing breakout / kitchenettes do not allow for the number of staff using them and it is recognised that under health, safety and welfare duties, extra units need to provided at 6 key site locations, which have been assessed for external space and necessary services connections.
• Midland Road Depot, Bath
• Ashmead Road Depot, Keynsham
• Keynsham Recycling Centre
• Radstock Road Depot, Midsomer Norton
• RVP Nursery, Bath
• Cleansing Depot, Locksbrook Road, Bath

Decision Maker: Director Environment

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 01/10/2020


To approve £183k for Neighbourhoods Welfare Units to be funded from the Corporate Capital Contingency budget on an urgency basis, to enable purchase and installation of extra welfare units for frontline operational staff over the Winter period 2020/21, required due to the Covid pandemic.
Reports were approved through the Recovery Board and the Capital Strategy Group for this decision.

Lead officer: Carol Maclellan