Agenda and minutes

(Budget Meeting), Council
Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Shield Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democraticservices@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

84.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Rebecca Noblet.

85.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to notify Democratic Services, by 4.00pm on the day of the meeting, of any items on the agenda in which they have an interest and the nature of the interest. They should do so by email to democraticservices@southribble.gov.uk.

 

Members are reminded that if the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct) they must leave the room for the whole of the item.

 

Where the interest is not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, but is such that a member of the public could reasonably regard it as being so significant that it is likely that it would prejudice a Member’s judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may stay in the meeting to make representations, answer questions or give evidence relating to the item but then must withdraw from the meeting for the remainder of that item. Where such an interest is in an item to be discussed in exempt session, members are reminded that they must withdraw from the meeting for the whole of that item.

Minutes:

Councillor Michael Green declared a personal (non-prejudicial) interest in Min. Nos. 91 and 92 as he was a Member of Lancashire County Council but was able under the Code of Conduct for Elected Members to take part in the discussion and vote thereon.

86.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Held on Wednesday 17 January 2018 (attached), to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Council meeting held on 17 January 2018 be approved as a correct record subject to Minute No. 83 being amended to read:

 

“It was proposed by Councillor Paul Wharton and seconded by Councillor Paul Foster that consideration of the report be deferred.”

87.

Mayors Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor provided an update on the events he had recently attended and his forthcoming engagements.

88.

Report of Cabinet and Committees

88a

Minutes of Governance Committee held on 31 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Copy attached.

Minutes:

The Council considered the draft minutes of the Governance Committee meeting held on 31 January 2018.

 

It was moved by Councillor Alan Ogilvie, seconded by Councillor James Patten and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the draft minutes of the Governance Committee meeting held on 31 January 2018 be noted.

88b

Minutes of Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 8 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Copy attached.

Minutes:

The Council considered the draft minutes of the Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 8 February 2018.

 

It was moved by Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, seconded by Councillor Colin Coulton and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the draft minutes of the Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 8 February 2018 be noted.

88c

Minutes of Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Copy attached.

Minutes:

The Council considered the draft minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018.

 

It was moved by Councillor Peter Mullineaux, seconded by Councillor Colin Clark and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the draft minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018 be noted.

89.

Corporate Plan 2018-2023 and Corporate Risk Register 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 464 KB

Report of the Interim Improvement Manager attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 79a of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018, the Council considered the report of the Interim Corporate Improvement Manager on the Council’s Corporate Plan for 2018-2023 and the Corporate Risk Register for 2018-2019.

 

It was moved by Councillor Peter Mullineaux, seconded by Councillor Colin Clark and

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously):

 

That:

 

(1)       the Corporate Plan for 2018-2023 as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be approved; and

 

(2)       the Corporate Risk Register for 2018-19 as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report be approved.

90.

Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer attached.

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 79b of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018, the Council considered the report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer on the Council’s five year Capital Strategy 2018/19 to 2022/23 and how it was funded. The implications of the strategy were reflected in the Council’s 2018/9 Budget and the Medium Term Financial Strategy and it was an ambitious and deliverable key part of the Council’s Corporate Planning process setting out the major capital expenditure to deliver its ambitions and services for residents.

 

It was moved by Councillor Susan Snape, seconded by Councillor Peter Mullineaux and

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously):

 

That:

 

(1)       the Capital Strategy detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be approved; and

 

(2)       the funding arrangements for the Capital Strategy be approved.

91.

Revenue Budget 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further To Minute No. 79c of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018, the Council considered the report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer on the proposed 2018/19 Revenue Budget for the Council and the Medium Term Financial Strategy for the next 5 years. This was the financial plan for the Council for the next 5 years, which was aligned to and supported the Corporate Plan and accounted for the implications of the Capital Strategy in delivering the Council’s ambitions and services for residents.

 

It was moved by Councillor Susan Snape, seconded by Councillor Peter Mullineaux that:

 

1.    the revenue budget for 2018/19 as set out in Appendix A of the report be approved;

 

2.    the 5 year Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018/19 through to 2022/23, as summarised at Appendix B of the report be approved; and

 

3.    a Council Tax increase of 2.99% for 2018/19 be approved.

 

An amendment to the Motion was moved by Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, seconded by Councillor Paul Foster:

 

“That the budget proposals set out in the report be amended by the implementation of the following measures:

 

·         Zero increase in Council Tax in 2018/19;

 

·         Increase the target for transformation/shared services savings by £75,000;

 

·         Seek additional income of £50,000 in 2018/19; and

 

·         Utilise £96,000 from General Fund balances to balance the budget.”

 

Following debate and in accordance with Rule 16.5 in Part 4 of the Constitution, the voting on the amendment was recorded and the Members of Council present at the time, voted as follows:

 

FOR THE AMENDMENT:

 

Councillors Jane Bell, David Bird, Renee Blow, Mal Donoghue, Bill Evans, Derek Forrest, Paul Foster, Claire Hamilton, Harry Hancock, Mick Higgins, David Howarth, Ken Jones, Susan Jones, Keith Martin, Liz Mawson, Jim Patten, Mick Titherington, Caleb Tomlinson, Matthew Tomlinson, Ian Watkinson, Dave Watts, Paul Wharton, Jonathan Woodcock, David Wooldridge

 

AGAINST THE AMENDMENT:

 

Councillors Warren Bennett, Carol Chisholm, Colin Clark, Colin Coulton, Mary Green, Michael Green, Jon Hesketh, Cliff Hughes, Jim Marsh, Caroline Moon, Jacqui Mort, Peter Mullineaux, Barbara Nathan, Mike Nathan, Mike Nelson, Alan Ogilvie, John Rainsbury, Margaret Smith, Phil Smith, Susan Snape, David Suthers, Graham Walton, Karen Walton, Linda Woollard, Barrie Yates

 

The Mayor declared that the amendment was lost by 25 votes to 24.

 

A further amendment to the Motion was moved by Councillor Paul Wharton, seconded by Councillor Claire Hamilton:

 

“That the budget proposals set out in the report be amended by the implementation of the following measures:

 

·         Zero increase in Council Tax in 2018/19;

 

·         Introduce Local Member Grant Scheme in 2018/19 totalling £50,000;

 

·         Remove My Neighbourhood Forums funding of £70,000 (part year saving 2018/19); and

 

·         Utilise £201,000 from General Fund balances to balance the budget.”

 

Following debate and in accordance with Rule 16.5 in Part 4 of the Constitution, the voting on the amendment was recorded and the Members of Council present at the time, voted as follows:

 

FOR THE AMENDMENT:

 

Councillors Jane Bell, David Bird, Renee Blow, Mal Donoghue, Bill Evans, Derek Forrest,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.

92.

Council Tax Setting 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

All members of this Council are reminded that they have a dispensation to allow them to take part and vote on decisions relating to setting the Council Tax under the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

Report of the Revenues Manager attached.

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 91 above, the Council considered the report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer on the Council Tax calculation and Council Tax resolution for 2018/19, which provided details of the Council’s budget for 2018/19 and the precepts set by the Parish and Town Councils, Lancashire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2018/19.

 

It was moved by Councillor Susan Snape and seconded by Councillor Peter Mullineaux:

 

That the formal Council Tax resolution for 2018/19 as set out in the report be approved.

 

Members were reminded that in the previous item (Minute 91) Council had approved a 2.99% increase as part of the budget. Members were also reminded that they had a legal duty to agree a budget and set a Council Tax. Members were further advised that if they could not support the Council tax setting they had the option of abstaining from the vote on this item.  

 

Following debate and in accordance with Rule 16.5 in Part 4 of the Constitution, the voting on the Motion was recorded and the Members of Council present at the time, voted as follows:

 

FOR THE MOTION:

 

Councillors David Bird, Carol Chisholm, Colin Clark, Colin Coulton, Mary Green, Michael Green, Jon Hesketh, Cliff Hughes, Jim Marsh, Caroline Moon, Jacqui Mort, Peter Mullineaux, Barbara Nathan, Mike Nathan, Mike Nelson, Alan Ogilvie, John Rainsbury, Margaret Smith, Phil Smith, Susan Snape, David Suthers, Graham Walton, Karen Walton, Linda Woollard, Barrie Yates

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:

 

Councillors Derek Forrest, Claire Hamilton, Mick Higgins, Ken Jones, Susan Jones, Keith Martin, Matthew Tomlinson, Ian Watkinson, Dave Watts, Paul Wharton

 

ABSTENTIONS:

 

Councillors Jane Bell, Mal Donoghue, Bill Evans, Paul Foster, Liz Mawson, Jim Patten, Mick Titherington, Caleb Tomlinson, Jonathan Woodcock, David Wooldridge

 

The Mayor declared that the Motion was carried by 25 votes to 10 with 10 abstentions and it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the formal Council Tax resolution as set out in the report be approved.

93.

Treasury Strategy 2018/19 to 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer attached.

Minutes:

Further To Minute No. 80 of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018, the Council considered the report of the Deputy Section 151 Officer on the Prudential and Treasury Indicators; Treasury Management and Investment Strategies for 2018/19 to 2022/23, and the Minimum Revenue Policy Statement for 2018/19. The Treasury Strategy was aligned to the Capital Strategy and its delivery within the Council’s ambitious Corporate Plan.

 

It was moved by Councillor Susan Snape, seconded by Councillor Mullineaux and

 

RESOLVED: (For: 44, Against: 0, Abstention: 0):

 

That approval be given to:

 

(i)         the Prudential Indicators for 2018/19 to 2022/23 as referred to in paragraphs 9.2, 9.3, 9.5, and 9.6 of the report;

 

(ii)        the annual Minimum Revenue Policy Statement as referred to in paragraph 9.4 of the report;

 

(iii)       the Treasury Strategy, and Treasury Indicators for 2018/19 to 2022/23 as referred to in paragraphs 10.6, 10.7 and 11.4 of the report; and

 

(iv)       the Annual Investment Strategy including Investment Counterparties as referred to in section 11 of the report.

94.

Timetable of Meetings 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Interim Monitoring Officer attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further To Minute No. 69 of the Cabinet meeting held on 25 January 2018, the Council considered the report of the Interim Monitoring Officer on the proposed timetable of meetings for 2018/19.

 

It was moved by Councillor Peter Mullineaux, seconded by Councillor Colin Clark and

 

RESOLVED: (For: 44, Against: 0, Abstention: 0):

 

That the timetable of meetings for 2018/19 as set out in the appendix to the report be approved.

95.

Notice of Motion pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Notice of the attached Motion has been submitted in accordance with Standing Order number 10(2). The Council’s attention is drawn to Standing Order number 10(4), which deals with the disposal of Motions.

 

The Motion is proposed by Councillor Paul Wharton and seconded by Councillor Claire Hamilton.

Minutes:

 

Reducing single use plastic (SUP) use in the Borough of South Ribble

 

With the agreement of the Proposer of the Notice of Motion (Councillor Paul Wharton), consideration of this matter was deferred until the next scheduled Council meeting on 21 March 2018.