Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Lisa Antrobus 

Items
No. Item

102.

Communications

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

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Law, thanked headteachers, teachers and support staff for all that they have done for the families of Torbay during the Covid-19 Pandemic recognising that the support provided had gone beyond that of delivering education.  Councillor Law also thanked education staff at Torbay Council, in particular, Rachael Williams, Assistant Director of Education, Learning and Skills who had received particular praise from Ofsted for her leadership and extensive knowledge of the schools in Torbay.

103.

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.

104.

Budget Monitoring 2020/21 - Period Two

To consider a report that provides a high level budget summary of the Council’s forecasted revenue position for the financial year 2020/21.

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Minutes:

The Cabinet noted the Budget Monitoring 2020/21 – Period Two report which set out the latest position in respect of the Council’s budget as at 31 March 2020 taking into account the financial impact of Covid19.  The report was also due to be considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Board on 22 July 2020.

105.

Future High Streets Funding for Paignton Town Centre pdf icon PDF 659 KB

To consider a report that seeks support for the submission, to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), of a Future High Streets Business Case for funding to start the process of transforming Paignton Town Centre.

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106.

Torquay Town Deal

To consider a report on the above.

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107.

Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan - Update

To receive a verbal update on the above.

Minutes:

Alan Denby, Director of Economic Strategy, TDA provided a verbal update in respect of the Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

108.

Schools' Capital Programme 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 699 KB

To consider a report that seeks approval to implement the Schools’ Capital Programme using capital allocations received from the Department of Education (DfE).

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109.

Fostering Annual Report pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To note a report that sets out the Fostering Services Annual Report which details the activities undertaken within the service over the last 12 months (April 2019 – March 2020).

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Minutes:

The Cabinet noted the Fostering Services Annual Report for 2019/2020 which provided details of activities undertaken within the service between April 2019 and March 2020.  The report summarised the performance of the service and provided an update on the roles and functions of the service, including the introduction of a Special Guardianship Support Service set up in 2019. 

 

The Cabinet thanked the Director of Children’s Services and her team for the work that they have put in to the complete Service Redesign during this period, which Cabinet noted was now yielding more positive results for our Children Looked After.

 

110.

Draft Heritage Strategy for Consultation pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To consider the submitted report on the proposed Heritage Strategy for consultation.

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111.

Local Development Scheme

To consider a report on the above.

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112.

Amendment to boundaries of Occombe Farm Local Nature Reserve

To consider a report on the above.

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