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Items
No. Item

1.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Meeting and/or the Chief Executive.

2.

Apologies for Absence

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 273 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 January 2021.

5.

Items from Members of the Public

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

 

(The deadline for public participation submissions for this meeting is 17 February 2021).

 

b)   To receive any petitions submitted under the Council’s Petitions Scheme.

6.

Member Questions properly submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To receive any questions submitted under Rule of Procedure 13. Any items received will be circulated on 22 February 2021.

 

(Any questions must be submitted in writing to Democratic Services by, not later than, 10.00am on 15 February 2021).

7.

Appointment of Civic Heads for the Municipal Year

To recommend the appointment of Civic Heads for the Municipal Year 2021/22.  

7a

Mayor

The decision was taken by Council in February 2020 to elect Councillor Andrew Reece as Mayor for 2020/21; however, in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the Council did not make new appointments for 2020/21 with the previous arrangements remaining in place which now expire in May 2021. The Council is therefore now asked to confirm that Councillor Andrew Reece take office as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

7b

Deputy Mayor

The decision was taken by Council in February 2020 to elect Councillor John Murphy as Deputy Mayor for 2020/21; however, in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the Council did not make new appointments for 2020/21 with the previous arrangements remaining in place which now expire in May 2021.  The Council is therefore now asked to confirm that Councillor John Murphy take office as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

8.

Recommendations from Executive Committee

The Council is asked to consider and determine recommendations of a policy nature arising from the Executive Committee as follows:- 

8a

Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 378 KB

At its meeting on 3 February 2021 the Executive Committee considered the 2021/22 budget and RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:

1.     That a new budget of £9,270,575 be APPROVED.

2.     That a Band D Council Tax of £129.36, an increase of £5.00 per annum, be       APPROVED.  

3.     That the use of uncommitted reserves totalling £431,108 to support the base budget       be APPROVED.

4.     That the inclusion of growth items within the budget for 2021/22 be APPROVED as    proposed in Appendix A to the report.

5.     That the capital programme be APPROVED as proposed in Appendix B to the report.

(If a Councillor intends to move a Motion or Amendment in relation to the Council’s annual budget, the text of the proposed Motion or Amendment must be submitted in writing to the Borough Solicitor by 9.00am on the working day preceding the day of the Council meeting).

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8b

Interim Housing Strategy pdf icon PDF 125 KB

At its meeting on 3 February 2021 the Executive Committee considered the Interim Housing Strategy and RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that it be APPROVED.

 

(Please note an amended version of the Strategy addressing typographical and consistency errors is attached).

Additional documents:

9.

Council Tax pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The Council is asked to formally set the Council Tax for 2021/22.

 

(A report will be circulated prior to the meeting).  

Additional documents:

10.

Separate Business

The Chairman will move the adoption of the following resolution:

That under Section 100(A)(4) Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

11.

Separate Minutes

To approve the separate Minutes of the meeting held on 26 January 2021.