Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 21st November, 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gateshead Civic Centre

Contact: Mike Aynsley 

Items
No. Item

CL49

To confirm the Minutes of the meetings held 19 September and 17 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the minutes of the meetings held on 19

September and 17 October 2019 be approved as a correct record.

CL50

Official Announcements

(announcements may be made by the Mayor, Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive)

Minutes:

There were no official announcements.

CL51

Director of Public Health Annual Report - Presentation

Minutes:

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health, attended the meeting and presented her annual report, the focus of which is ageing well.

CL52

Petitions

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

Minutes:

There were no petitions submitted.

CL53

Questions from Members of the Public

(to consider any questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 7)

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by members of the public.

CL54

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 – 2024/25.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the Medium Term Financial

Strategy for 2020/21 to 2024/25, including the proposed MTFS principles, be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the outcome of the reserves review

of both general fund and strategic earmarked Council reserves be noted and that the creation of four strategic reserves at the financial levels outlined in the report be approved.

 

                                                            (iii)       That the Strategic Director, Corporate

Resources, following consultation with the Chief Executive, will continue to produce and monitor on an annual basis, a rolling programme of five-year budget forecasts taking account of the key issues facing the Council.

 

                                                            (iv)       That the Strategic Director, Corporate

Resources, following consultation with the Chief Executive, will continue to keep under review and update the MTFS as appropriate to respond to Government policy and funding announcements.

CL55

Proposals to Reduce Plastic Waste pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services and Governance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval on the Council’s approach to reducing the volume of single use plastic waste.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the UK Plastics Pact be signed up

to.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the Corporate Social Responsibility

Pledge be amended to encourage the Council’s supply chain to also sign up to the UK Plastics Pact.

 

                                                            (iii)       That the implementation of the

procurement protocol be approved.

CL56

Revenue Budget 2nd Quarter Review 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report outlining the latest position on the 2019/20 revenue budget at the end of the second quarter.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That an amendment to the net revenue budget

for 2019/20 from £206.999m to £207.262m to account for the additional better care grant funding be approved.

CL57

Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the latest position on the 2019/20 Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators as at the end of the second quarter to 30 September 2019.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That all variations to the 2019/20 Capital

Programme be approved as the revised programme.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the financing of the revised

programme be approved.

 

                                                            (iii)       That the capital expenditure and capital

financing requirement indicators have been revised in line with the revised budget and that none of the approved Prudential Indicators set for 2019/20 have been breached.

CL58

Capital Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Capital Strategy for 2020/21 to 2024/25.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the Capital Strategy be approved to ensure

that it fully complies with the requirements of good financial practice in capital accounting.

CL59

Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of a Local Council Tax Support Scheme for the year 2020/21.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the proposed scheme as set out in

paragraphs 7 and 8 of the report be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That powers be delegated to the

Strategic Director, Resources and Digital, to provide regulations to give effect to the scheme.

CL60

Treasury Management Performance to 30 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report informing on Treasury Management performance for the six months up to 30 September 2019.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the Treasury Management Performance to

30 September 2019 be noted; to contribute to sound financial management and the long-term financial sustainability of the Council.

CL61

Gateshead Quays Development Framework pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Acting Strategic Director, Economy, Innovation and Growth

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report informing on the Gateshead Quays Development Framework Consultation Feedback Report.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the Gateshead Quays

Development Framework Consultation Feedback Report be noted.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the consultation Feedback report,

along with the amended Development Framework, be made available for over 30 days on the Council’s website, in the Civic Centre reception.

 

                                                            (iii)       That the Gateshead Quays

Development Framework be approved, subject to any minor modifications arising from the consultation on the Feedback Report and amended Framework.

 

                                                            (iv)       That authority be delegated to the

Strategic Director, Economy, Innovation and Growth, following consultation with the Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, to make any minor changes necessary to the Gateshead Quays Development Framework in light of any further representations received during the consultation.

 

                                                            (v)        That authority be delegated to the

Strategic Director, Economy, Innovation and Growth, following consultation with the Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, to approve the Adoption Statement and publish the final Gateshead Quays Development Framework.

CL62

Report from the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council reported on a number of key issues currently affecting the Council.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the information be noted.

 

 

 

 

CL63

Notice of Motion

(to consider any notices of motion submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9.1)

Minutes:

There were no motions.

CL64

Questions

(to deal with any questions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.1)

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted.