Agenda

County Council - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 3.00 pm

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Minutes of the meeting of County Council held on 6 January 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, signed by the Business Chair and sealed with the Common Seal of the Council (see pages 9-36).

3.

DISCLOSURES OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

4.

ANNOUNCEMENTS by the Business Chair, Leader or Head of Paid Service

5.

CORRESPONDENCE (if any) to date of meeting.

6.

QUESTIONS to be put to the Business Chair, a member of the Cabinet or the Chair of any Committee or Sub Committee, in accordance with the Constitution's Rules of Procedure No.10

7.

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE CABINET MEETINGS HELD ON pdf icon PDF 124 KB

(1)       Tuesday 12 January 2021 (see pages 37- 44)

(2)       Tuesday 9 February 2021 (see pages 45-60)

           

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8.

TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER MINUTES from the following Committees pdf icon PDF 168 KB

(1)       Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC           (see pages 61-82)

 

(2)       Family and Children’s Services OSC                             (see pages 83-90)

 

(3)       Communities and Place OSC                                           (see pages 91-96)

 

(4)       Health and Wellbeing OSC                                               (see pages 97-110)

 

(5)       Health and Wellbeing Board                                             (see pages 111-124)

 

(6)       Audit Committee                                                                  (see pages 125-138)

 

(7)       Food Poverty Working Group                                            (see pages 139-146)

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9.

COVID UPDATE

To receive an update from the Director of Public Health

10.

BUDGET CONSULTATION 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 293 KB

This report provides a summary result of the budget consultation undertaken between 10th December 2020 and 21st January 2021. The budget consultation helps to inform the Council’s Budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan (see pages 147-158).

 

11.

BUDGET 2021-22 and MTFP 2021-24 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The report provides the Revenue Budget for 2021-22 and Revenue Medium-Term  Financial Plan (MTFP) 2021-24 and the Capital Budget for 2021-22 and Capital MTFP to 2021-24, following the Government’s Spending Round Announcement 2020 (SR 2020), on 25 November 2020, and the publication of the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement on 17 December 2020.

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12.

Addendum to the Budget 2021-22 and Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The purpose of this report is to update members with matters relating to the Budget 2021-22 which have arisen following publication of the report which was presented to an all member Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 8 February 2021 and Cabinet on 9 February 2021 (see pages 159-160).

13.

Council Tax 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To provide Council Members with the financial information to enable the Council to calculate and set the Council Tax for 2021-22 (see pages 161-182).

 

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14.

Update to Constitution - Fire & Rescue Service & Audit Committee & Communities & Place Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 298 KB

This report seeks members’ approval to proposed amendments to the Constitution to include additional details of the Fire & Rescue Authority, the role of the Council’s Audit Committee and amendments to the terms of reference of the Communities and Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee (see pages 183-216).

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15.

Update to Constitution - Access to Information Rules of Procedure and Officer Delegation Scheme pdf icon PDF 172 KB

This report seeks Council to proposed amendments to the Access to Information Rules of Procedure which sit within Part 5 of the Council’s Constitution and to the Officer Delegation Scheme in Part 4 of the Constitution (see pages 217-258)..  

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16.

Northumberland Line Project: Transport and Works Act Order Application pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To seek approval under the provisions of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972 (which applies in this case by virtue of section 20 of the Transport and Works Act 1992) for the Council to submit an application for The Northumberland Line Order (the Order) to the Secretary of State for Transport under the Transport and Works Act 1992 (the Application) (the current ambition is to submit in or around April 2021) and to approve delegations to the Head of Paid Service to finalise the details of the Application and progress certain matters (see pages 259-270).

17.

ANNUAL TIMETABLE OF MEETINGS 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Council is asked to approve the timetable of meetings for 2021-22 (see pages 271-274).

18.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Council is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)       That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b)       That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

 

Agenda Item 16

Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A – 1, 3 and 4

 

Information relating to Information relating to any individual, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the Authority.. 

 

AND   The public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure because disclosure would adversely affect the Authority’s ability to conduct its affairs.

 

19.

Approval of Interim Executive Director of Finance & Section 151 Officer

The purpose of this report is to seek approval of the appointment of an Interim Executive Director of Finance and Section 151 Officer for Northumberland County Council (see pages 275-280)