Agenda

Cabinet
Tuesday 17th September 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Graham Seal 

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 2019 (previously circulated).

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Cabinet and to receive any petitions.

4.

ACTIONS STATUS REPORT pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the status of actions agreed at the last Cabinet meeting.

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 12

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on the Agenda.

7.

ITEM RELATING TO THE BUDGET AND POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNCIL

To consider the following item:-

 

7a

Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet Housing Panel on 13 August 2019 on the adoption of the Strategy after further consideration by the Panel, following the Cabinet’s recommendation from its meeting on 9 July (Minute 20.2 refers) being withdrawn from the Agenda for the Council meeting on 22 July 2019 for report back (Minute 19.4 refers)

 

Link to Strategy:-

Cabinet Housing Panel Agenda Pack – 13 August 2019

https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=265&MId=964

 

Additional documents:

8.

ITEMS REQUIRING KEY DECISION

To consider the following items for decision in the current Forward Plan:-

 

8a

Review of Medium Term Financial Strategy (Forward Plan Reference FP935) pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) seeking endorsement of the updated Strategy.

8b

Extension of Door Entry Contract (Forward Plan Reference FP937) pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) on the extension of the current contract for door entry.

9.

GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON THE MANDATORY FORTIFICATION OF FLOUR WITH FOLIC ACID pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) seeking views on a proposal to introduce a mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

10.

PERFORMANCE EXCEPTION REPORT - QUARTER 1 (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) summarising strategic performance data from the last performance clinic for quarter 1 (2019/20).

11.

RISK MANAGEMENT pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the current strategic and top operational risks facing the Council.

Additional documents:

12.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Cabinet is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for Items 14, 15 and 16 (if any)  on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraphs 3 (private financial or business information) and 5 (legal and professional privilege) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

PART II

14.

ITEM OF AN EXEMPT NATURE REQUIRING KEY DECISION

To consider the following item of an exempt nature:-

 

14a

Award of Contract for the Refurbishment of Beaconsfield Court, Hatfield (Forward Plan Reference FP936)

Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) on the award of contract or the refurbishment of Beaconsfield Court, Hatfield.

 

15.

HERTS BUILDING CONTROL LTD

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the possible expansion of the company.

 

(Note: The Chairman of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been given notice that it was impracticable to comply with the requirement that at least twenty eight days notice must be given of the intention to  consider item (15) in the private section of the meeting in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 because it was urgent and could not reasonably be deferred for the reason specified).

 

(1)     The reason for item is to enable the expansion of the company.

16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN