Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday, 18th November, 2021 12.00 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services Team 

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CAB81/21

Apologies pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes:

There were no apologies.

CAB82/21

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by Members in items on the agenda. For any advice on declarations of interest; please contact the Monitoring Officer before the meeting.

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Minutes:

There were no disclosable pecuniary or other significant interests declared at the meeting.

CAB83/21

Notification of Persons wishing to speak pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note any persons wishing to speak, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.4, and which item(s) they wish to speak on.

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Minutes:

There were no visiting Members or members of the public who had registered as wishing to speak.

CAB84/21

Minutes of the meeting dated 28 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To approve the minutes of a previous meeting as a correct record. The only issue relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

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Minutes:

Members reviewed the minutes. No amendments were proposed.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting dated 28 October 2021 be approved as a correct record.

CAB85/21

Questions from Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any questions from members of the Council, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.3, to be submitted and answered.

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Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the Council.

CAB86/21

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any questions from members of the public, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.5, to be submitted and answered.

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Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

 

CAB87/21

Consideration of the Forward Plan as at 27 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To note any forthcoming items as set out in the Forward Plan.

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Minutes:

Members considered the plan. No amendments were proposed.

 

RESOLVED – That the Forward Plan as at 27 October 2021 be noted.

CAB88/21

Fees and Charges Setting 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

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Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

  1. That the fees and charges set out in the report and the attached appendices be agreed.

 

  1. That delegated authority be given to the s151 Officer to make any necessary amendments.

 

  1. That the timings for the price increases to be implemented as indicated in the report be agreed.

 

  1. That electronic payments be continued in car parks with card payment facilities be agreed.

 

  1. That the removal of the final 10 pence discount for using Pay by Phone be agreed.

 

  1. That the provision for permit parking and associated cost of season tickets at the Torrington car park be agreed.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION:

Securing revenue in line with the Medium-Term Financial Strategy remains vital to balancing the budget annually in order to support all of the services provided by the Council.

 

 

Minutes:

Jane Fineman, Head of Finance, Procurement and Parking introduced the report set  out in the agenda.

 

Since publication of the agenda and supported by the Finance and Governance Cabinet Advisory Board on Tuesday 16 November 2021, an additional request was made  to include a recommendation to issue parking permits at the Torrington Road multi storey car park.  The proposed charges would be the same as for the other multi storey car parks, £1,050 for a 7 day permit and £840 for a 4 day permit per annum.

 

Discussion and questions from Members included the following:

 

-       The huge complexity of the various fees and charges was recognised and the Finance Team were thanked for all their hard work over what had been a very challenging time.  

 

RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the fees and charges set out in the report and the attached appendices be agreed.

2.    That delegated authority be given to the s151 Officer to make any necessary amendments.

3.    That the timings for the price increases to be implemented as indicated in the report be agreed.

4.    That electronic payments be continued in car parks with card payment facilities be agreed.

5.    That the removal of the final 10 pence discount for using Pay by Phone be agreed.

6.    That the provision for permit parking and associated cost of season tickets at the Torrington car park be agreed.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION:

Securing revenue in line with the Medium-Term Financial Strategy remains vital to balancing the budget annually in order to support all of the services provided by the Council.

 

 

CAB89/21

Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

CAB90/21

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is Dddd DD Mmmm YYYY at HH.MMa/pm.

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Minutes:

The next meeting would be held on Thursday 2 December commencing at 10:30am in Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells.