Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 17th November, 2022 6.30 pm

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Venue: Southborough Civic Centre, Council Offices, 137 London Road, Southborough, TN4 0NA

Contact: Democratic Services Team 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Leaders Introduction and Announcements pdf icon PDF 28 KB

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2.

Apologies pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

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3.

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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4.

Notification of Visiting Members wishing to speak pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note any members of the Council 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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5.

Minutes of the meeting dated 27 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 198 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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6.

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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7.

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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8.

Consideration of the Forward Plan as at 7 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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

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9.

Fees and Charges 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 219 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 on 1 April 2023 or as indicated in the report 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.

 

10.

Rural England Prosperity Fund pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

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Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

  1. That the Tunbridge Wells Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) addendum be endorsed. 

 

  1. That the Head of Economic Development and Property in liaison with the Cabinet Member for Tunbridge Wells Town and Local Areas and the Cabinet Member for Rural Communities be delegated to approve any necessary minor changes to the REPF prior to submission, for the purpose of presentation or improving clarity be agreed.

 

  1. That the Head of Legal Services be authorised to complete all legal formalities, agreements, deeds and other documents as are necessary and/or incidental to the recommendations be agreed. 

 

REASON FOR DECISION:  To approve a West Kent wide REPF approach would enable the Council to submit the REPF in time for Central Government to consider and approve within the prescribed timescale, that would enable the Borough to benefit from funding and allow the Council to invest in the Borough over the next two years.

 

11.

*Civic Award 2022 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

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Decision:

RESOLVED – That Full Council be recommended to award the Honorary Freedom of the Borough to the individual set out at Exempt Appendix A.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To endorse the nominee who fulfils the criteria of Honorary Freedom of the Borough scheme

12.

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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13.

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is Thursday 8 December 2022 at 6:30pm. 

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