Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Bamber Bridge Methodist Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6ED

Contact: Clare Gornall  Email:

No. Item


Welcome and Introduction pdf icon PDF 475 KB

The Leader of the Council and Chair of Cabinet will introduce this first “Cabinet in the Community” meeting.


A promotional leaflet and a copy of the location map is attached.

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Public Question Time


Members of the public to ask any questions of the Leader and Cabinet for up to an hour.


Decision made


1.    That the Director of Planning and Development:-


a) writes to Lancashire County Council Highways expressing concerns regarding the traffic issues below, expressing a willingness to work together to resolve the issues with traffic calming measures and enforcement:-


- Withy Trees Avenue - Issues re HGVs driving down a narrow road exceeding 20 mph speed limit.  HGVs should be prohibited

- Brindle row – new developments concerns about increased traffic

- also Level crossing at Hospital Inn – concerns about increased traffic


b) check planning conditions regarding development of the Sports Hub and ensure that any council owned HGVs are diverted


2.    That the Council works towards achieving Green Flag status for Withy Grove Park and report back on progress as soon as possible


3.    That the Council install additional litter bins in Withy Grove Park and send officers to the park as necessary





Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage in the proceedings any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest. 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 that item. If 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 their judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may make representations, but then must leave the meeting for the remainder of the item.


Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 560 KB

Minutes of the last meeting held on 15 September 2021 attached to be signed as a correct record.


Notice of Executive Decisions / Cabinet Forward Plan

The Notice of Decisions / Cabinet Forward Plan is available to view on the Council’s web page for the period 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022.


Peer Challenge 2021 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

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Decision made


1.    That the final report be accepted;

2.    That the action plan is approved for delivery;

3.    That the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee be approved as follows:


The Scrutiny Committee:


1.    welcomes the report and the outcome of the Peer Review and looks forward to working together on delivering the action plan;


2.    is grateful for the commitment to develop clear measures and that progress monitoring reports would be presented to Cabinet and the Scrutiny Committee;


3.    asks that recommendation 3 be strengthened to reflect that capacity requirements will be assessed and put in place to ensure delivery of the corporate projects;


4.    is grateful for the offer of the employee survey results being made available to the Scrutiny Committee once completed; and


5.    suggests that examples of best practice adopted across both South Ribble and Chorley Councils as a result of shared services be presented to a future Shared Services Joint Committee meeting.








South Ribble Annual Performance Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

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Decision made


That the report be noted.


Business Recovery Post COVID Member Working Group update pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Development.


Decision made


1.    That Cabinet note the contents of the report and congratulates the Group on their work over the past 18 months.


2.    That Cabinet support the recommendations arising from the Group which will be the subject of future discussions and reports for key decisions.





Progress on Climate Emergency and Air Quality Work pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Report of the Director of Communities.

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Decision made


1.    To note the progress that has been achieved towards the Council’s net-zero goal and completion of the air quality and Climate Emergency Action Plans;

2.    That officers be requested to provide detail on which of the actions in the Air Quality Action Plan have been completed and which are outstanding;

3.    That with regard to paragraph 44 of the report, officers be requested to provide clarification that the Council is expected to contribute an amount equivalent to the cost of replacing a like for like fossil fuel heating system, rather than actually replacing a fossil fuel heating system.