Agenda and decisions

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet
Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 415021 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declaration of members' interests

7.

Corporate performance - quarter 2 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning and Chief Finance Officer

Lead Cabinet members: Councillors Colin Swansborough and Stephen Holt

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1)  To note the achievements and progress against Corporate Plan priorities for 2018/19, as set out in part A of the report.

 

(2) To agree the General Fund, HRA and Collection Fund financial performance for the quarter ended September 2018 as set out in part B of the report.

 

(3) To agree the amended capital programme as set out at appendix 4 to the report.

 

(4) To agree the Treasury Management performance as set out in section 5 in part B of the report.

8.

Draft budget proposals 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of Chief Finance Officer

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Stephen Holt

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree the draft budget proposals for consultation.

 

(2) To agree that subject to there being no material change in the government settlement that Cabinet is minded to propose a council tax rise of 2.99% for 2019/20 to make a Band D charge £246.84, in line with the current cap.

 

(3) To note the updated medium term financial strategy.

9.

Council tax base and non-domestic rates income for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Report of Chief Finance Officer

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Stephen Holt

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree the provisional Council Tax Base of 34,765.3 for 2019/20.

 

(2) To agree that the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, determine the final amounts for the Council Tax Base for 2019/20.

 

(3) To agree that the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, determine net yield from Business Rate income for 2019/20.

10.

Community safety partnership annual report pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor John Ungar

Decision:

(Non key decision):

 

That Cabinet note the achievements and activities of the Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership during 2017/18 and future risks/opportunities to performance.

11.

Sustainability policy pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To approve the Sustainability Policy for adoption.

12.

Sustainable energy investment feasibility pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer and Director of Planning and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Place Services to fund up to £25,000 for the commissioning of Clear Sustainable Futures to undertake the feasibility study of deploying sustainable energy generation at the Sovereign Leisure Centre

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with CMT and the Cabinet Member for Place Services, to proceed with the recommended sustainable energy solution for the Sovereign Leisure Centre if this is demonstrated to be a viable investment up to a value of £1.45m.

 

(3) To note that a similar request is being made to Lewes District Council to progress viability analysis on their projects at Avis Way depot and Sutton Road and that the work is being conducted concurrently with knowledge being shared.

13.

Exclusion of the public

The Chief Executive considers that discussion of the following items is likely to disclose exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and may therefore need to take place in private session.  The exempt information reasons are shown beneath the items listed below.  Furthermore, in relation to paragraph 10 of Schedule 12A, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. (The requisite notices having been given under regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.)

 

(Note: Exempt papers are printed on pink paper).

 

14.

Community and housing grants - Major grants

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth

 

Exempt information reason 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree the allocation of the major and housing grant budgets as set out in the exempt report.

 

(2) To approve the additions to the Community and Housing Grants Policy as set out in the exempt report.