Venue: Meeting Room 0.1A, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN
Contact: Mrs H Taylor, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Tel No. 01480 388008/e-mail Helen.Taylor@huntsdc.gov.uk
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of
the Cabinet held on
Contact: Mrs H J Taylor
The Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on
To receive from Members declarations as to personal and/or prejudicial interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any Agenda item. Please see Notes 1 and 2 overleaf.
No declarations were received.
Treasury Management Annual Report 2009/10
By way of a report by the Head of Financial Services, to receive the annual report on treasury management 2009/10.
Contact: Mrs E Smith 388157
A report by the Head of Financial Services was submitted (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) which reviewed the respective levels of performance for the year ending 31st March 2010 by fund managers in the investment of the Council's Capital Receipts.
In accordance with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy's Treasury Management Code of Practice, Executive Councillors received the views of the Overview and Scrutiny (Economic Well-Being) Panel on the matter. Particular attention was drawn to a scheme through which town and parish councils can deposit funds with the District Council for investment. Having regard to the strict legal framework within which the scheme operates, the Panel were of the opinion that there might be some benefit in varying the scheme’s current terms for investments that exceed £250k.
Having acknowledged that the Council had performed well with regard to the returns it had achieved on its investment in the year, the Cabinet
that the contents of the report be noted prior to its submission to the Council.
ramsey market town transport strategy
To receive a report by the Head of Planning Services seeking approval for the first Ramsey Market Town Transport Strategy.
Contact: S Bell 388387
With the aid of a report by the Head of Planning Services (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) the Cabinet considered the content of the Ramsey Market Town Transport Strategy, which will initially form part of the Cambridgeshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) 2006 - 2011 prior to its incorporation into the third LTP.
In so doing, Executive Councillors were acquainted with the steps to be taken to implement the programme of schemes identified for the next five years including improved transport provision and measures to manage traffic. Having received assurances that the strategy will be reviewed between now and 2015 to take into account the emerging Huntingdonshire Local Development Framework, the Cabinet
that the Ramsey Market Town Transport Strategy, as appended to the report now submitted, be approved.
Transfer of S106 Asset, Community Building at Loves Farm, St Neots
To consider a report by the Director of Environmental &
Community Services outlining a suggested management arrangement for the
Contact: M Sharp 388300
By means of a report by the Head of Environmental and Community Health Services (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) the Cabinet were acquainted with options for the future management of a new community building to be built at Loves Farm Development, St. Neots.
Consideration was given to two expressions of interest for the management of the building from St. Neots Town Council and an established Loves Farm Residents’ Association. In discussing the terms of any transfer, Executive Councillors were advised that the Residents’ Association had expressed a wish to be involved in both the design and supplementary funding of the building. Given their overall enthusiasm for the project, the long term advantages of retaining the freehold rights for the land and the benefits of community ownership, the Cabinet
Farm Residents’ Association be approved as
the managing organisation for the
Car parking Orders
To consider a report by the Chief Officers’ Management Team regarding the outcome of consultation on proposals to introduce new Orders governing the use of car parks operated by the Council.
Contact: A Roberts 388015
(Councillors B Chapman
Further to Minute No. 09/100 and with the assistance of a report prepared by Chief Officer's Management Team (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) the Cabinet considered the responses received to the consultation on the Off-Street Parking Places Orders 2010, summarised in the appendices to the report.
Members were reminded that the Orders would introduce a
number of changes to the existing orders including the use of parking provision
at Riverside Car Park in Huntingdon, control of free parking in Ramsey,
introduction of charging at
In reviewing the issues involved, the Cabinet considered comments by Councillors Chapman and Farrer as to their concerns for St Neots town centre and local residents of the proposed charges for the Riverside Car Park. At the same time, attention was drawn to the receipt of two petitions objecting to these charges.
Members’ attention was drawn also to the conclusions reached
by the Overview and Scrutiny (Environmental Well-Being) Panel on the
matter. The Panel had discussed
proposals, to introduce charging at
On the issue of holding a local inquiry, Executive Councillors agreed with the Panel that there had been ample opportunity for members of the public to comment and therefore there was no reason why a local inquiry should be required.
Having noted the concerns of the Executive Councillor for
Environment and Information Technology over the implementation of the charges
that the Director of Central Services be authorised to proceed with the making of the Off Street Parking Places Orders 2010, without holding a local inquiry.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE VOLUNTARY SECTOR: INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW
To consider a report by the Head of Environment & Community Health Services (Community Manager) regarding the impact on Huntingdonshire communities of changes to financial support of voluntary groups in the County.
Contact: D Smith 388377
With the aid of a report by the Community Manager, the
Cabinet was acquainted with proposals published by Cambridgeshire County
Council and NHS Cambridgeshire to introduce a single funding agreement for the
Council's of Voluntary Services (
Members were advised that Cambridgeshire County Council
currently provided financial support to all
that Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire NHS be requested to provide further information on the benefits and cost implications of delivering a single funding agreement for Councils of Voluntary Services in Cambridgeshire.
To consider a report by the Head of People, Performance & Partnerships containing details of the Council’s performance against its priority objectives.
Contact: D Buckridge 388065
The Cabinet received and noted a report by the Head of People, Performance and Partnerships (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) which reviewed the Council's performance against the targets within the Corporate Plan. The report which included data and narrative on the achievement against targets for each of the Council's priority objectives had been considered also by the Overview and Scrutiny Panels whose comments were relayed to the Cabinet.
Executive Councillors were acquainted also with plans to revise and streamline the Council’s performance management procedure in the light of changes to local priorities, circumstances and national inspection regimes.
Representation on Organisations 2010/11
To consider a report by the Head of Democratic and Central Services in relation to the appointment/nomination of representatives to serve on a variety of organisations.
Contact: Mrs H Taylor 388008
Consideration was given to a report by the Head of Democratic and Central Services (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) regarding the Council's representation on a variety of organisations/partnerships, it was
(a) that, with the exception of the following nominations be made to the organisation as set out in the report now submitted:-
¨ Cambridgeshire Health, Well-Being and Supporting People Member Group – Councillor A Hansard (substitute – Councillor L M Simpson);
¨ Huntingdonshire Flood Forum – Councillor J A Gray; and
¨ Ramsey Neighbourhood Management Board – Councillor P L E Bucknell.
(b) that, in the event that changes are required to the Council's representatives during the course of the year, the Chief Executive, after consultation with the Deputy Leader and Vice-Chairman of the Cabinet, be authorised to nominate alternative representatives as necessary.