Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms A & B - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Julie Gallagher  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

CA.372

Apologies for Absence

CA.373

Declarations of Interest

Members of Cabinet are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters of the Agenda, and if so, to formally declare that interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest

CA.374

Public Question Time

Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting about the work of the Council and the Council’s services.

 

Approximately 30 minutes will be set aside for Public Question Time, if required.

 

Minutes:

No questions were received.

 

CA.375

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes from the meeting held on 21st February 2018 are attached.

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21st February 2018 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

CA.376

Anti Poverty Strategy pdf icon PDF 90 KB

A report from Councillor Judith Kelly, Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Services is attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Services submitted a report setting out the framework for the refresh of the Council’s previous Poverty Strategy.  It seeks to tackle inequality through targeted strategies of support to build resilience, empower local people and reduce demand on services. It will be delivered by an accompanying partnership action plan, which consolidates the skills and resources of Council departments, partner organisations and various external agencies to help achieve the Strategies objectives.

 

Delegated decisions:

 

Adopt the Bury Partnership Anti-Poverty Strategy 2018 – 2021 and authorise officers and partners to implement the delivery plan and take forward the actions in the Strategy.

     

Reason for the decision:

 

The Strategy provides a framework to prevent people from falling into poverty as well as supporting those who are already struggling.  Therefore, this Strategy will have an overall positive effect across all equality strands.

 

Other options considered and rejected:

 

Do not support the Bury Partnership Anti-Poverty Strategy 2018 - 2021 and related aspects.

 

CA.377

Bury Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2018 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

A report from Councillor Alan Quinn, Cabinet Member for the Environment is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader and Cabinet Member (Economic Growth and Human Resources), submitted the flood risk management strategy. The Strategy creates a framework for managing flood risk and is the means by which the Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), will discharge its duty to co-ordinate flood risk management on a day to day basis.

 

The Strategy has been produced in consultation with local partners and the designated “Risk Management Authorities” under the Act within the Borough.  Although it covers wider causes of flooding, its focus is on flooding from surface water runoff, groundwater and smaller ‘ordinary’ watercourses.

 

The adopted Flood Risk Management Strategy will provide a framework to deliver a prioritised programme of works and initiatives to manage flood risk across the Borough.

 

Delegated decisions:

 

That members approve the updated Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) for adoption.

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority to comply with its statutory duties and responsibilities required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

 

The strategy has been produced in consultation with local partners and the designated “Risk Management Authorities” under the Act within the Borough.

The recommendations would enable the Council as a lead local flood authority to meet its statutory duties.

 

Other options considered and rejected:

That members seek revisions to the proposed contents of the LFRMS prior to adoption.  Members to specify the nature of any revisions to be sought.

 

CA.378

Urgent Business

Any other business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair agrees may be considered as a matter of urgency.

CA.379

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the appropriate resolution under Section 100 (A)(4), Schedule 12(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the reason that the following business involves the disclosure of exempt information as detailed against the item.

CA.380

Multiple Build Schemes Including LACIF over 250k and Local Authority Condition Improvement Fund Schemes (LACIF)

A report from Councillor Sharon Briggs, Cabinet Member for Children and Families will be sent to follow.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Children and Families submitted a report which provides details of the financial terms the details of multiple projects, each of which involves expenditure exceeding £250,000.

 

The report details the financial profile of each of the projects identifying the estimated costs to be incurred.

 

The projects are contained within the Council’s agreed capital programme for 2018/19 and 2019/20 and the proposed funding arrangements are set out in the report.

 

Delegated decisions:

 

Cabinet is requested to approve the financial details set out in the report.

 

Reason for the decision:

 

This report seeks approval for the capital funding in accordance with the Council’s relevant procedure rules. The subsequent works will then have to be undertaken according to procurement rules and any subsequent changes to capacity addressed via a separate process.

 

CA.381

For Information ***Minutes Of Association Of Greater Manchester Authorities / Greater Manchester Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 430 KB

To consider the minutes of meetings of the AGMA Executive Board and Greater Manchester Combined Authority held on 23rd February 2018.