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Agenda

Venue: CDC Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members and Officers, relating to

items to be considered at the meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on Monday 7 November 2022.

4.

Chair's Announcements

5.

Public Questions

To deal with questions from the public within the open forum question and answer session of fifteen minutes in total. Questions from each member of the public should be no longer than two minutes each and relate to issues under Cabinet’s remit.

6.

Member Questions

To deal with written questions by Members, relating to issues under the Cabinet’s remit, with the maximum length of oral supplementary questions at Cabinet being no longer than one minute. Responses to any supplementary questions will be dealt with in writing if they cannot be dealt with at the meeting.

7.

Old Station and Memorial Cottages - Refurbishment and Reuse Options pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Purpose

To review options for the future use of the Old Station and Memorial Cottages, Cirencester and to agree which option should be further developed and costed.

 

Recommendations

That Cabinet resolves to:

a)    Agree to pursue Option 2 for both the Old Station and the Memorial Cottages, and instructs officers to either undertake an open market procurement for that renovation, and,

b)    Note that a report will be brought back to Cabinet for recommendation to Council, to proceed with Option 2, once costs have been tendered and subject to sufficient grant funding being  secured to achieve a minimum projected breakeven position.  Should insufficient external grant funding be secured Options to sell the properties will be reconsidered at that time.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Green Economic Growth Strategy - Six Monthly Update pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Purpose

To update Cabinet Members on the progress in delivering the Council’s Green Economic Growth Strategy.

 

Recommendation

That Cabinet resolves to note the progress in delivering the Green Economic Growth Strategy.

9.

Infrastructure Funding Statement pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Purpose

The Infrastructure Funding Statement is a national reporting requirement which provides an overview of all CIL and S106 monies collected, held and spent as well as a list of infrastructure projects that Cotswold District Council expects to be wholly or partly funded by CIL.

 

Recommendation

That Cabinet resolves to note the publication of the Infrastructure Funding Statement.

Additional documents:

10.

Financial, Council Priority and Service Performance Report - 2022/23 Quarter Two pdf icon PDF 505 KB

Purpose

To provide an update on progress on the Council’s priorities and service performance

To provide information on the Council’s financial position

 

Recommendations

That Cabinet:

(a) Reviews overall progress on the Council priorities, service delivery and financial performance for 2022-23 Q2  

(b) Agree that if in the event the Council receives one-off income or cost savings, this is allocated to the Financial Resilience Reserve and not committed to fund existing or new/additional expenditure.

(c) Agree that as part of the final budget preparation process for 2023/24, a review of the Reserves and Balances strategy is undertaken to consider the adequacy of reserves in light of the financial risks faced by the Council

(d) Agree that the Chief Executive oversees the creation of a Cabinet Transform Working Group, tasked primarily with receiving regular updates on progress against the Publica savings and efficiencies target as part of an ongoing strategy to mitigate the forecast adverse financial position.

Additional documents:

11.

Schedule of Decisions taken by the Leader of the Council and/or Individual Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 58 KB

12.

Issue(s) Arising from Overview and Scrutiny and/or Audit

Purpose

To consider any issues or recommendations arising from meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and/or the Audit Committee.