Cabinet, Monday, 11 May 2020

This meeting will be held at 6 pm and will be streamed online.

You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link and selecting 'Watch on the web instead'.

Icon for pdf URGENT Notice of Decisions to be made by Cabinet on 11.05.20 - Council Tax Support – COVID-19 Hardship Fund Discount [116.67KB]

UPDATING

Icon for pdf Cabinet Updating 11.05.20 [122.03KB]

AGENDA

Icon for pdf Item 00 Cabinet Agenda 11.05.20 [244.02KB]

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS       

  • The Chair will give their announcements.
  • The Chair will explain the procedure for Virtual Meetings.
  • Mobile phones should be set to silent

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 2 March 2020

Icon for pdf Item 05 Previous Cabinet Minutes 02.03.20 [251.4KB]

6          COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS AND LOANS

The Chief Executive is asked to exercise his emergency powers in connection with the approval of COVID-19 emergency funding.

Icon for pdf Item 06 COVID-19 Emergency Grants and Loans [220.74KB]

7          COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT - COVID-19 HARDSHIP FUND DISCOUNT

In the Budget on 11 March 2020, the Government announced a national £500m Hardship Fund. The Government's expectation is that all working-age Council Tax Support claimants in 2020-21 can receive a further discount of £150. To achieve this the Government has provided a Fund of £742,410 for Mendip.

Icon for pdf Item 07a Council Tax Support Hardship Fund Discount [404.45KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07b Council Tax Support Hardship Fund Discount - Appendix 2 [435.8KB]

8          ANNUAL UPDATE REPORT ON SAFEGUARDING ARRANGEMENTS AT MENDIP

This report identifies the action plan and activities to take place over the next year to ensure continuity of our safeguarding arrangements.

Icon for pdf Item 08 Annual Update Report on Safeguarding Arranagements at Mendip [172.37KB]

9          THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WORK OF THE MENDIP ONE-TEAM

The Mendip One Team is now in its fourth year of operation and has been cited by its participating agency representatives as a unique resource within the Mendip area for the timely exchange of relevant information. 

Icon for pdf Item 09a The Annual Report of the Work of the Mendip One Team [345.18KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09b The Annual Report of the Work of the Mendip One Team - Glastonbury_Banner_WorkingTogether [661.29KB]

10        REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 (RIPA)

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the Council's use of its Policies and Procedures in relation to RIPA.

Icon for pdf Item 10 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”) [143.19KB]

11        CALENDAR OF PUBLIC MEETINGS 2020/2021

The draft calendar of public meetings for 2020/2021 has been prepared and is attached at Appendix A of this report.

Icon for pdf Item 11 Calendar of Public Meetings 2020-2021 [144.42KB]

12        MEMBER DEVELOPMENT 2019/2020

Members are supported in their role as an elected Member of the Council. Training and development is essential for both the newly elected and existing Members.

Icon for pdf Item 12 Member Development 2019-2020 [159.93KB]

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION

13        PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS                                                                      

None.

14        FORWARD PLAN                                                                                                    

To note the current Forward Plan.

Icon for pdf Item 14 Mendip District Council Forward Plan [385.96KB]

15        MINUTES FOR INFORMATION                                                                             

To note any recent minutes from other relevant committees

Icon for pdf Item 15 Draft Scrutiny Board Minutes 17.02.20 [224.69KB]

16        URGENT BUSINESS                                                                                               

To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.

EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS 

17        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 18 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 1

information relating to any individual

Category 2

information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

Category 3

information 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 18 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council. 

18        PREVIOUS MINUTES - CONFIDENTIAL ELEMENT