Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

94.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Law and Steve Parrock, Chief Executive.

95.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 21 January and 4 February 2020.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 21 January and 4 February 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

96.

Communications

To receive any communications or announcements from the Leader of the Council.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, Councillor Stockman, implored Members to lobby Government and Torbay’s Members of Parliament to reconsider the funding formula for Younger Adults (18 to 24 year olds) social care, the revised funding formula could result in a 15% reduction in funds placing further pressure on the Council’s supporting people budgets.  Councillor Stockman also announced that the Better Care Fund 2019/20 had allocated funds to a range of projects across Torbay.

 

The Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture, Councillor Morey, provided an update on damage caused by the recent storms and thanked staff and contractors for their hard work during difficult conditions.

 

The Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, Councillor Long, was pleased to support South Devon College at a celebratory reception hosted by the Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee and former Skills and Apprenticeship Minister.  The reception formally recognised the national finalists and also acknowledged outstanding apprenticeship delivery and provision across the sector.  Whilst in parliament, Councillor Long also met with Anthony Mangnall MP, to discuss supporting growth of Brixham as a fishing port and how Torbay can position itself for future funding.

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance, Councillor Cowell announced the launch of Crowdfunding Torbay.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Darling, welcomed the Employment Committee’s recommendation to appoint Nancy Meehan as the Director of Children’s Services.

97.

Matters for Consideration

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the following matters, full details of which (including the Cabinet’s decisions and recommendations to Council) are set out in the Record of Decisions appended to these Minutes.

97a

Revenue Budget 2020/2021

To consider any objections to the above budget referred to the Cabinet from the adjourned Council meeting held on 13 February 2020.

Minutes:

This item was not required as the Council approved the Revenue Budget at its adjourned meeting held on 13 February 2020.

97b

One Torbay: Working for all Torbay - Community and Corporate Plan pdf icon PDF 414 KB

To make recommendations to the Council on the final proposed Community and Corporate Plan (Policy Framework document).

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97c

Housing Strategy pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider the submitted report setting out the Council’s proposed Housing Strategy (Policy Framework document) and associated documents and make recommendations to the Council.

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97d

Torre Abbey Restoration Project - Phase 3 National Heritage Lottery Fund Bid pdf icon PDF 450 KB

To consider the submitted report in respect of a funding bid for the Torre Abbey Restoration Project and any recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Board and make recommendations to the Council.

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97e

Contractors Compound on Paignton Green pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To consider the submitted report on the above.

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97f

Extension of the Joint Community Equipment Contract pdf icon PDF 504 KB

To consider the submitted report on a proposal to extend the current contract for the delivery of the Joint Community Equipment Service.

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97g

Torbay Council Annual Pay Policy Statement including Gender Pay Gap Report and Review of Pensions Discretions pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To consider the submitted report on the above and make recommendations to the Council.

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97h

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting prior to consideration of the following items on the agenda on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) is likely to be disclosed.

Minutes:

Councillor Darling proposed and Councillor Long seconded the motion, which was agreed by the Cabinet unanimously, as set out below:

 

that the press and public be excluded from the meeting prior to consideration of items 15 to 18 on the agenda on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)) was likely to be disclosed.

 

Prior to consideration of the item in Minute 97.10, the press and public were formally excluded from the meeting.

97i

TDA Business Plan 2020-2025

To consider an exempt report which sets out the TDA Business Plan for the next five years and make recommendations to the Council.

Minutes:

This item was deferred to enable the Chairman of the TDA Board to attend the meeting to present the report.

97j

New Economic Growth Fund Opportunities

To consider any new Economic Growth Fund investment opportunities.

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97k

New Investment Fund Opportunities

To consider potential investment opportunities.

Minutes:

There were no new Investment Opportunities.

97l

Update on Existing Investments

To receive an update on existing investments.

Minutes:

There was no update at this time.