Cabinet, Monday, 3 February 2020

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

AGENDA

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 6 January 2020

Icon for pdf Item 05 Previous Minutes 06.01.19 [372.09KB]

6          SOMERSET WASTE AUTHORITY ANNUAL REPORT AND DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN 2020-2025

This report seeks a decision from the Cabinet on the Somerset Waste Partnership's Draft Business Plan 2020-2025. It also seeks approval of the draft budget for 2020/21 and the proposed revisions to the Waste Partnership's Inter Authority Agreement.

Icon for pdf Item 06a Somerset Waste Partnership Annual Report [257.22KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06b Somerset Waste Partnership Appendix A - Business Plan 2020-25 [324.02KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06c Somerset Waste Partnership Appendix B - Proposed revisions to the Inter-Authority Agreement [689.28KB]

7          NEW CORPORATE AIM AND PRIORITIES

The Leader of the Council invited Members to provide feedback on the draft Aim and Priorities.This report summarises the feedback received and the proposed responses to it and presents for Cabinet approval and recommendation to Full Council a final draft of the Corporate Aim and Priorities.

Icon for pdf Item 07a New Corporate Aim and Priorities [178.7KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07b New Corporate Aim and Priorities - Appendix A [244.71KB]

8          THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SOMERSET

The Leader of Somerset County Council has stated that he wishes to pursue the option of a single Unitary Council for Somerset. This Report sets out the work conducted to date, looking at the options for the future of local government in Somerset, and suggests an option of further collaboration and integration as being the preferred option moving forward.

Icon for pdf Item 08 The Future of Local Government in Somerset [306.94KB]

9          WELLS RECREATION GROUND AND BISHOP'S BARN

The Council has been the sole Trustee of the Wells Recreation Ground Trust since 1974 which means that it is responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the Wells Recreation Ground and the Bishop's Barn. The Council understands the high value of these assets to the community and recognises the desire for their management to be returned to the people of Wells.  

Icon for pdf Item 09 Wells Recreation Ground and Bishop's Barn [204.8KB]

10        MENDIP DISTRICT COUNCIL CLIMATE EMERGENCY - REPORT ON BASELINE EVIDENCE

This report is for noting only. The objective of the report is to analyse Mendip District's carbon footprint and identify key sources of emissions and priorities for action.

Icon for pdf Item 10a Mendip District Council Climate Emergency - Report on Baseline Evidence [151.53KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10bi Mendip District Council Climate Emergency - Report on Baseline Evidence - Appendix A [1.13MB]
Icon for pdf Item 10bii Mendip District Council Climate Emergency - Report on Baseline Evidence - Appendix A UPDATED [1.13MB]

11        ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SOLUTIONS

It is recognised that the way in which our residents and visitors travel within and through our district is changing. The changes to national positions on Electric Vehicles require Mendip District Council (MDC) to consider its infrastructure to support and maximise on this change.

Icon for pdf Item 11a Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions [664.55KB]
Icon for pdf Item 11b Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions Appendix B - Procurement Specification [318.4KB]

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION

12        PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS                                                                      

None.

13        FORWARD PLAN                                                                                                    

To note the current Forward Plan.

Icon for pdf Item 13 Mendip District Council Forward Plan [386.36KB]

14        MINUTES FOR INFORMATION                                                                             

To note any recent minutes from other relevant committees

Icon for pdf Item 14 Draft Scrutiny Board Minutes 09.01.20 [209.47KB]

15        URGENT BUSINESS                                                                                               

To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.