Agenda and decisions

Moved from 14 May 2020, Cabinet
Thursday, 21st May, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held virtually and a live audio stream can be listened to via

Contact: Nancy Graham, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01962 848 235, Email:

No. Item



To record the names of apologies given.



Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.



To note any request from Councillors to make representations on an agenda item.

Note: Councillors wishing to speak about a particular agenda item are required to register with Democratic Services three clear working days before the meeting (see below for further details).  Councillors will normally be invited by the Chairperson to speak during the appropriate item (after the Cabinet Member’s introduction and questions from other Cabinet Members).



Minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 158 KB


Public Participation

– to note the names of members of the public wishing to speak on general matters affecting the District or on agenda items.

NB members of the public are required to register with Democratic Services three clear working days before the meeting (see below for further details). 



The Leader to appoint Cabinet Members and allocate responsibilities for 2020/21


Leader and Cabinet Members' Announcements


Responding to the Coronavirus outbreak pdf icon PDF 920 KB


1.    That the council’s response to the outbreak of coronavirus is noted.


2.    That the emerging financial impacts on the city council budget are noted and a further report be prepared for the June Cabinet meeting.


3.    That the Discretionary Business Support policy be developed in line with national guidance and the award of discretionary business support be delegated to the Section 151 officer following recommendation from the Discretionary Business Support Panel comprising the Cabinet Member; Finance, Cabinet Member Local Economy and Shadow Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Strategic Director: Place and Corporate Head of Resources.


4.    That the policy to write off qualifying commercial rents from March to June 2020 on application from premises with a valid tenancy arrangement in the council’s portfolio is agreed. The decision to write off any rent be delegated to the Section 151 officer following recommendation by the Rent Abatement Panel comprising the Cabinet Member: Housing & Assets, Cabinet Member: Finance, Strategic Director Place and Corporate Head Asset Management.


5.    That the outline Restoration and Recovery Plan be agreed but updated as required in the light of emerging information and local circumstances.


Strategic Service Plans 2020 – 25 and Performance Reporting pdf icon PDF 745 KB

Additional documents:


1.      That the contents of the Strategic Service Plans which will monitor and evidence progress against the Council Plan 2020 -2025 priorities and drive service improvements and transformation be endorsed.


2.      That the Strategic Key Performance indicators that will be reported on a quarterly basis be agreed.



Annual Appointments to Cabinet Fora and Informal Groups 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Additional documents:


Annual Appointments to External Bodies 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Additional documents:


To note the future items for consideration by Cabinet as shown on the June 2020 Forward Plan. pdf icon PDF 209 KB


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