EXTRAORDINARY Cabinet

 

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on 6 December 2018 at 4.30 pm in Council Chamber - Council Offices.

 

 

Present:

 

Councillor Bayford (Chairman); Councillors Savage, Ashbee, Game and I Gregory

 

In Attendance:

Councillors Campbell and Crow-Brown

 

 

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537.       Apologies for Absence

 

There were no apologies received at the meeting.

 

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538.       Declarations of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

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539.       2019-20 Fees and Charges

 

Cabinet considered the recommendations from the Finance, Budget and Performance Scrutiny Panel. They noted that the cremation charges that were proposed by Cabinet at the meeting on 15 November 2018 were well positioned in comparison to other neighbouring districts.

 

Members also noted that the fees for licensing could only be reviewed in line with costs for providing such services and since there were no substantial increases to such costs, Cabinet proposed to keep the charge at the same rate as the previous financial year.

 

Councillor Campbell spoke under Council Procedure 20.1.

 

In response to recommendations from the Finance, Budget and Performance Scrutiny Panel, Councillor Gregory proposed, Councillor Savage seconded and Members agreed to recommend the following to Council:

 

1.    The removal of the fee for cremation services of children under the age of seventeen years;

 

And further agreed:

 

2.    The creation of an all party cabinet advisory group to look at fees and charges applicable from April 2020.

 

Thereafter Cabinet:

 

3.    Approved to revise Item 31 of the fees and charges schedule (Off Street Parking Dreamland) in accordance with section 1.2 of the Cabinet report.

 

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Meeting concluded: 4.40 pm

 

 

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