Decisions

Decisions published

17/03/2020 - Safeguarding Policy 2020-2023 (Key Decision) ref: 1064    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Decision:

 

1.    Cabinet approves the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 as attached at Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities

2.    Cabinet approves the introduction of mandatory safeguarding e-learning for elected Members to be completed across their term of office and to complement the in-house training provided during Member induction

 

Reasons for decision:

 

1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Communities on the adoption of the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 and the draft policy attached as Appendix 1 to the report

2.    The equality analysis attached as Appendix 2 to the report

3.    Provisions within Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 and Section 14 of the Care Act 2014 which set out the Council’s responsibilities regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults with needs of care and support

4.    Work undertaken by the seven district councils in Lincolnshire to develop a combined Safeguarding Policy

5.    The Safeguarding Policy adopted by the Cabinet in 2016

6.    The resolution of Council on 30 January 2020, which denounced all forms of hatred and formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Anti-Semitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia

7.    The training pathway necessary to meet the requirements of the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adult Board and the national competencies set out for child and adult safeguarding

8.    Previous arrangements for Member training on safeguarding

9.    Comments made by the Rural and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Other options considered and rejected:

 

The Council could retain its existing Safeguarding Policy and accompanying Procedures but in doing so would operate in isolation in this respect from the other district councils of Lincolnshire.


17/03/2020 - Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025 (Key Decision) ref: 1062    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Decision:

 

1.    To approve the Tenancy Strategy 2020-25 as attached at Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

2.    The Cabinet will receive an annual report (via e-mail) on the impact of the changes to the Strategy (in particular the number of fixed term tenancies issued and to the types of household to which they are issued)

 

Considerations/Reasons for decision

 

1.    Report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning on a new Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025 and the draft Strategy attached as Appendix 1 to the report

2.    The initial equality analysis attached as Appendix 2 to the report

3.    Section 250 of the Localism Act 2011 which requires all local housing authorities to produce a Tenancy Strategy

4.    Comments submitted by Cross Keys Homes and the Muir Group during the public consultation period

5.    Comments made by the Rural and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 20 February 2020

 

Other options considered and rejected

 

Option 1

 

To issue all new tenancies as fixed-term

 

Option 2

 

Not to issue any tenancies as fixed-term

 

Option 3

 

Issue only some new tenancies as fixed-term in certain circumstances


17/03/2020 - Authorisation to write off £74,378.14 in uncollectable non-domestic rates ref: 1067    Recommendations Approved

To allow the Council to write off the uncollectable sum of non-domestic rates debt following specialist legal advice.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Decision published: 18/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

That approval is given to write off £74,378.14 in uncollectable non-domestic rates in accordance with the Council’s Financial Regulations.

Lead officer: Richard Wyles