Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 16th March, 2023 9.30 am

Venue: Walton Suite, Winchester Guildhall (& a live stream video broadcast available via )

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


No. Item



To record the names of apologies given.



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)    St John’s Winchester Charity – nomination of director (until February 2026)


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 (in the case of the latter, representations will normally be received at the time of the agenda item, after the Cabinet Member’s introduction and any questions from Cabinet Members).

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


Establishing a local housing company pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Additional documents:


1.      That the proposed draft shareholder agreement as at Appendix A of report CAB3401 be agreed.

2.      That the proposed draft memorandum of articles be agreed as at Appendix B of the report.

3.      That in consultation with the Strategic Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer), Corporate Head of Asset Management and the Corporate Head of Finance (S.151 Officer), the Strategic Director (with housing responsibility) be authorised to establish a council owned housing company for the purposes set out in report CAB3366.

4.      That the company name be approved as Venta Living.

5.      That the following be appointed as company directors:

a)  Strategic Director (non-housing responsibility).

b)  Two councillors with nominations to be reviewed after one year.

6.      That the Corporate Head of Housing be authorised to advertise and recruit up to two independent and remunerated directors with the requisite skills to the board of the company.

7.      That the Strategic Director (with housing responsibility) be authorised to enter into a resourcing contract with the local housing company subject to an agreed business plan to provide services to the company.

8.      That the Strategic Director (with housing responsibility) be authorised in consultation with the Strategic Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer) and the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community and Housing to finalise details of the draft articles of association, and shareholder agreement.

9.      That it be noted that full Council will consider and agree the reserved matters in the shareholder agreement.



Risk Management Policy 23/24 pdf icon PDF 1 MB


That, subject to changing the heading within section 8 of the Policy to “Assessing Risk against Risk Appetite”, the Risk Management Policy for 2023/24, its Risk Appetite Statement for 2023/24 and the updated Corporate Risk Register be approved.


Q3 Finance & Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:


That the progress achieved during Q3 of 2022/23 be noted the contents of report CAB3380 be endorsed.

Registering to speak at this meeting:

The information below relates to the majority of meetings of the council but please note that different rules do apply for registering to speak at meetings of Full Council, Licensing Sub Committees, Planning Committees, Open Forums, the Winchester Sports & Leisure Park (WSLP) Advisory Board and the Standards Hearing and Human Resources Sub Committees and the Appointments Panel. Further information can be obtained using the contact details above.

Members of the public may speak at this meeting, provided they have registered to speak three working days in advance. Please contact Democratic Services via or (01962) 848 264 to register to speak and for further details - which can also be found on the individual meeting agenda front sheets.


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