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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices, Severn Room

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: 01684 272021  Email:  democraticservices@tewkesbury.gov.uk

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No. Item

1.

Announcements

When the continuous alarm sounds you must evacuate the building by the nearest available fire exit. Members and visitors should proceed to the visitors’ car park at the front of the building and await further instructions (during office hours staff should proceed to their usual assembly point; outside of office hours proceed to the visitors’ car park). Please do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.

 

In the event of a fire any person with a disability should be assisted in leaving the building.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Pursuant to the adoption by the Council on 26 June 2012 of the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct, effective from 1 July 2012, as set out in Minute No. CL.34, Members are invited to declare any interest they may have in the business set out on the Agenda to which the approved Code applies.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2019.

5.

Items from Members of the Public

To receive any questions, deputations or petitions submitted under Rule of Procedure 12.

 

(The deadline for public participation submissions for this meeting is 31 January 2019).

6.

Executive Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan.  

Subject To Call In:: No - Item to Note.

Decision:

That the Committee’s Forward Plan be NOTED.  

7.

Financial Update - Quarter Three 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider the quarterly budget position.  

Subject To Call In:: No - Item to Note.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the financial performance information for the third quarter of 2018/19 be NOTED.  

8.

Budget 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider the 2019/20 budget and make a recommendation to Council.

Subject To Call In:: No - Recommendation to Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that:

1.      a net budget of £8,772,830 be APPROVED;

2.      a Band D Council Tax of £119.36, an increase of £5.00 per annum, be APPROVED;

3.      the use of New Homes Bonus, as proposed in Paragraph 3.5 of the report, be AGREED; and

4.      the capital programme, as proposed in Appendix A to the report, be AGREED.

9.

Council Tax Discounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a range of Council Tax discounts for 2019/20 and make a recommendation to Council.  

Subject To Call In:: No - Recommendation to Council

Decision:

That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that the following discounts be effective from 1 April 2019:

·           the Council Tax discount for unoccupied furnished properties (second homes) is zero;

·           the discount for unoccupied and substantially unfurnished properties is 100% for a period of one month then 25% for the following five months;

·           the discount for dwellings which are vacant and undergoing major repair work to render them habitable will be 25% for a maximum period of 12 months; and

·           an empty homes premium of an additional 100% is levied on properties that have remained unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for more than two years.

10.

Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider the implementation of a Council Tax discount for care leavers and make a recommendation to Council.  

Subject To Call In:: 1 and 3. Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period. 2. No - Recommendation to Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.      That a class be determined for Gloucestershire care leavers between the ages of 18 and 21 for the purposes of Section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

2.      That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that the Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers be ADOPTED effective from 1 April 2019.

3.      That authority be delegated to the Head of Corporate Services to apply the discount for care leavers, with any dispute being subject to an internal reconsideration by the Deputy Chief Executive.

11.

Deerhurst Neighbourhood Plan Designation and Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve the designation of Deerhurst neighbourhood plan area and an amendment to the Scheme of Delegation in respect of neighbourhood plans.

Subject To Call In:: Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.      That a neighbourhood area covering the Parish of Deerhurst be APPROVED for designation.  

2.      That the Scheme of Delegation be amended to delegate authority to the Head of Development Services to approve the designation of neighbourhood areas where a relevant body proposes a neighbourhood area that follows their Parish Council boundary meeting the requirements of Regulation 5A of Statutory Instrument 2012/637 (The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012).

12.

Tewkesbury Mop Fair Opening Time - Variation to Agreement pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To approve a variation to the current Mop Fair agreement to allow the Fair to open at the earlier time of 4pm for the term of the current licence

Subject To Call In:: Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period.

Decision:

That, subject to the annual approval of the emergency services, a variation to the current licence agreement be APPROVED to facilitate a 4pm opening of the Mop Fair with effect from 2019.