Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 3rd April, 2023 11.05 am

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Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no apologies for absence.

48.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

49.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 6 March 2023 numbered CAB 95 to CAB 104 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting held on 6 March 2023, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 95 to CAB 104, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

50.

Adoption of Indoor Sports Facility Strategy 2023-2040 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Place and Environment).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the proposed responses to the representations received, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

 

(b)  That the Indoor Sports Facility Strategy, as set out at Appendix 2 to the report, be approved and adopted.

51.

Approval of Draft Air Quality Action Plan for Consultation pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Corporate and Regulatory).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Regulatory Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the draft Air Quality Action Plan be approved for the purposes of public consultation.

 

(b)  That the Environmental Protection and Crime Manager be authorised to undertake public consultation on the draft Plan.

52.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 52 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the press and the public be excluded during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

53.

Dover Beacon Project

To consider the attached report of the Head of Place, Growth, Investment and Creative Services.

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director (Finance and Housing), in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to accept the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) award and to take the necessary formal steps to secure the funding.

 

(b)  That the procurement strategy at Appendix 2 to the report be approved.

 

(c)   That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director (Place and Environment), in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to:

 

(i)            Take all necessary steps to secure lessees for the Creative Centre (Building A), Business Centre (Building B) and Educational Campus (Building C).

 

(ii)           Take all necessary steps to procure a lead consultant for the development and delivery of the LUF-funded project on the Bench Street (east) site, including the Business Centre (Building B), Educational Campus (Building C), Parklet and Parking.

 

(iii)          Take all necessary steps to procure a lead consultant in respect of the underpass element of the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) funding.

 

(iv)          Take all necessary steps to procure any other necessary external support including advisers and legal services for the development and delivery of Bench Street (east) site.

54.

Award of Contract for Provision of Heating, Servicing, Installation and Maintenance Works to Council Properties

To consider the attached report of the Head of Property Assets.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Social Housing, Port Health, Skills and Education

Minutes:

It was agreed that the award of a four-year contract (with provision to extend for a further year) to Gas Call Services Ltd, for the provision of heating, servicing, installation and maintenance works to residential properties within the Council’s ownership, be approved.

55.

Future Provision of Council's Out-of-Hours Service

To consider the attached report of the Head of Transformation.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the contract with the existing contractor for the Council’s out-of-hours call-handling service be terminated with effect from 12 July 2023.

 

(b)  That the out-of-hours call-handling service be provided by the Council’s in-house CCTV unit.

56.

Your Leisure Additional Funding

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Place and Environment).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Minutes:

It was agreed that the proposed allocation of up to £100,000 additional funding for Tides Leisure Centre for 2023/24 be approved.