Cabinet, Monday, 6 January 2020

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet. The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm.

APPROVED MINUTES
Icon for pdf Approved Cabinet Minutes 06.01.20 [112.14KB]

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL DECISIONS

Icon for pdf 28 Day Notice of Confidential Decision - Arrears - Cabinet 6.1.20 [7.82KB]

1          CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS    

  • Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
  • An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber.  Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.
  • The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.

2          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE     

To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.

3          DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

4          PUBLIC PARTICIPATION   

a)    Items on the agenda

b)    Items not on the agenda

5          PREVIOUS MINUTES                                                                                            

To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 4 November 2019

Icon for pdf Item 05 Previous Cabinet Minutes 04.11.19 [228.98KB]

6          GLASTONBURY: TOWN DEAL OPPORTUNITY

Glastonbury has the opportunity to bid for funding of up to £25 million as part of the government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund. Lead Councils, including Mendip District Council (MDC) will need to establish Town Deal Boards by the end of January and develop Town Investment Plans by summer 2020.

Icon for pdf Item 06 Glastonbury - Town Deal Opportunity [125.43KB]

7          CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REPORT QUARTER 2 2019/2020

This report provides a summary of the high level actions and projects that support the delivery of the 2017-2020 Corporate Strategy, Shape the District, as at Q2 2019/20.  Additionally, the report provides performance information in relation to Q2 2019/20:

Icon for pdf Item 07a Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2019-2020 [739.46KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07b Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2019-2020 - Appendix A [230.14KB]

8          BUDGET MONITORING REPORT QUARTER 2 2019/2020

The report summarises the forecast outturn position of the Council's Medium Term Resource Strategy for the 2019/20 financial year, based on Quarter 2 projections. 

Icon for pdf Item 08a Budget Monitoring Report Quarter 2 2019-2020 [235.53KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08b Budget Monitoring Report Quarter 2 2019-2020 - Spreadsheet [167.29KB]

9          NEW CORPORATE AIM AND PRIORITIES

The lifespan of the Council's current Corporate Strategy comes to an end in 2020.   Work has been underway to develop a new Corporate Aim and Priorities, which now come to Cabinet in draft form for consideration. 

Icon for pdf Item 09a New Corporate Aim and Priorities [105.08KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09b New Corporate Aim and Priorities Appendix A - Draft Aim and Priorities [242.7KB]

10       REVIEW OF LOCAL PLAN PART 1 

A review of the policies within Local Plan Part I is legally required five years post adoption.  This date is 15th December 2019.  An assessment has been carried out to ascertain which policy areas are now out of date and need reviewing.

Icon for pdf Item 10 Review of Local Plan Part 1 [495.03KB]

11       MENDIP MARKETS STRATEGY 2020-2025

This report seeks the endorsement of Cabinet to the Mendip Markets Strategy.

Icon for pdf Item 11a Mendip Markets Strategy 2020-2025 [308.25KB]
Icon for pdf Item 11b Mendip Markets Strategy 2020 - 2025 - the Strategy [404.99KB]
Icon for pdf Item 11c Mendip Markets Strategy 2020-2025 - Appendix A - Market Rights [253.19KB]
Icon for pdf Item 11d Mendip Markets Strategy 2020-2025 - Appendix B – Terms and Conditions of Trading [552.53KB]

12       EVENT & FILMING STRATEGY 2020-2025.

This report is to instigate the adoption of the Event & Filming Strategy 2020-2025.

Icon for pdf Item 12a Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 [175.2KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12b Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 - the Strategy [821.14KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12c Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 Appendix H - Market Rights [253.2KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12d Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 Appendix I - Event Process Map [207.21KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12e Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 Appendix I - Event Organiser Process Map [136.51KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12f Event and Filming Strategy 2020 - 2025 Appendix J MDC - Small event guide [347.14KB]

13       DISCRETIONARY BUSINESS RATE RELIEF 2020/21

Mendip has a long standing Policy and budget for providing discretionary relief, as well as maximising the use of mandatory reliefs, to local businesses and organisations in line with Rating Law and corporate priorities. 

Icon for pdf Item 13 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy 2020-21 [296.76KB]

14       COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT - 2020/21 AND BEYOND

Mendip has had a local discretionary Council Tax Support Policy in place since April 2013 which is designed to provide financial relief to those least able to afford to pay their council tax.

Icon for pdf Item 14 Council Tax Support 2020-21 and Beyond [649.08KB]

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION

15        PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS                                                                  

To note any recent Portfolio Holder Decisions.

Icon for pdf Item 15a 2019 323 November - Office 365 Licensing Extension [241.28KB]
Icon for pdf Item 15b 2019 324 December Glastonbury Living Spaces [1.2MB]

16        FORWARD PLAN                                                                                                  

To note the current Forward Plan.

Icon for pdf Item 16 Mendip District Council Forward Plan [387.94KB]

17        MINUTES FOR INFORMATION                                                                          

To note any recent minutes from other relevant committees.

Icon for pdf Item 17 Draft Audit Committee Minutes 30.10.19 [219.57KB]

18        URGENT BUSINESS                                                                                            

To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.

EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS 

19        EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC 

Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 20 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed: 

Category 1information relating to any individual
Category 2information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual
Category 3information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).


CIRCULATION OF PAPERS 

In accordance with Section 100B (2) of the Local Government Act 1972, reports and documents relating to item 20 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council. 

20        PREVIOUS MINUTES - CONFIDENTIAL ELEMENT