Monday, 11 March 2019
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet. The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm.
1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber. Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.
The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
5 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 18 February 2019: to follow
6 REVIEW OF SITES DISPOSALS PROCESS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE
The Council has identified potential efficiencies in the processes for the disposal of small and medium to moderate plots of land. This is covered in more detail in the revised Acquisitions and Disposals Strategy and the Procedure Notes for the Purchase of Small Pieces of Council Land, which are appended to this report.
7 BREXIT CONTINGENCY PLANNING
The report is to reassure members that the Council is undertaking the necessary planning and preparations to identify and mitigate any potential short-term adverse impacts of Brexit, particularly a 'No Deal' Brexit, whilst also looking forward to maximising any opportunities that Brexit presents.
8 SCRUTINY WORKING GROUP ON WORKING WITH PARISHES
Following a reshaping of Scrutiny Board a series of working groups were formed to deliver recommendations on areas of focus for the Council. The Scrutiny Partnership Working Group was formed to look at the relationship between the District Council and Parish Councils.
9 OUTSIDE BODY ARRANGEMENT
Cabinet will be given an opportunity to review a number of the arrangements for Member representations on strategic partnerships and outside bodies. This month Cabinet will be asked to review the following:
- Axe and Brue Internal Drainage Board - Councillors Tom Killen, John Parham, Philip Ham and Roy Mackenzie
- Wessex Water - Councillor Terry Napper
- Bristol Water Local Engagement Forum - Councillor Terry Napper
REPORTS FOR INFORMATION
10 PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS
To note any recent Portfolio Holder Decisions.
11 FORWARD PLAN
To note the current Forward Plan.
12 MINUTES FOR INFORMATION
Draft Minutes of the Scrutiny Board 4 February 2019
13 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.
EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS
14 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 15 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
Category 3 Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).
CIRCULATION OF PAPERS
In accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, reports and documents relating to item 15 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council.
15 IRRECOVERABLE ARREARS