Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 9.30 am

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


Membership of Cabinet bodies etc.

To give consideration to the approval of alternative arrangements for appointments to bodies set up by Cabinet or external bodies, or the making or terminating of such appointments.


a)    The Carroll Centre Board of Trustees – appointment of representative (Observer to the Board of Trustees) until May 2022.


b)    Changes for remainder of 2020/21 Municipal Year following appointment of Councillor Lynda Murphy as Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency:


·         Cllr Murphy to replace Cllr Ferguson as Council’s representative (Company Director and Charity Trustee) on WinACC;

·         Cllr Murphy to replace Cllr Ferguson as the Council’s deputy representative on Project Integra Management Board.



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.



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 (contact: or 01962 848 264). 


Leader and Cabinet Members' Announcements


Revised General Fund Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Additional documents:


1.    That due to the continuing restrictions on operation of public venues and associated operating costs of the Guildhall , that the Guildhall remain closed to general public hire for the next 12 months but that a “venue only” service be provided.


2.    That virtual meetings of the council’s committees continue for the remainder of the 2020/21 committee calendar but this be reviewed on a quarterly basis.


Consultation on changes to the Council Tax Reduction scheme pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Additional documents:


That statutory consultation on the introduction of a new income banded / grid Council Tax Reduction scheme, effective from 1st April 2021 for working age applicants, be approved.



Garrison Ground - drainage improvements to sports pitches and provision on an outdoor gym pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Additional documents:


1.     That a capital budget and expenditure of up to £150,000, financed by prudential borrowing, be approved to implement measures to improve land drainage in the Garrison Ground.


2.     That the Strategic Director - Place be authorised to undertake a procurement exercise using the GEN 4-2 Civil Engineering, Highways and Transportation Infrastructure Framework, or other suitable framework, and to subsequently instruct a suitable contractor to implement measures to improve land drainage in the Garrison Ground.  The procurement exercise will be based on measures identified in the appended consultant reports but further discussion will be undertaken with the contractor appointed to undertake the works to ensure the most effective solution, both in terms of performance and cost, will be implemented.


3.     That the Strategic Director - Place be authorised to negotiate and agree heads of terms and the Service Lead - Legal be authorised to enter into a funding agreement with Allegra’s Ambition where the funds are for the purpose of construction and maintenance of an outdoor gym in the South Western corner of the Garrison Ground.


4.        That the updates set out in the report CAB3240 in relation to the Winchester Sport and Leisure Park Design Framework are noted.


Grant Review Update pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Additional documents:


1.     That the outcomes achieved as a result of the Strategic and Priority Outcome fund allocations in 2019/20 be noted.


2.     That the small grant programme continues to be operated in the new style of an interactive grant panel, involving ward councillors.


3.     That delegated authority be given to Corporate Head of Engagement in consultation with the Cabinet Member to make minor revision and improvement to the grant award process and priorities for the Small Grants and Crowd Funding to ensure these remain accessible, effective and responsive to changing needs and issues that may arise over the course of a funding period.


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


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