Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 15th March, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

493.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received at the meeting.

494.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest form attached at the back of this agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

495.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To approve the summary of recommendations and decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 30 January 2018, copy attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Savage proposed, Councillor Game seconded and Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the meeting that was held on 31 January 2018.

496.

Corporate Performance Report Q3 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

497.

Budget Monitoring Q3 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Members discussed the budget monitoring report for Quarter 3 and noted the overall General Fund position was forecast to break even. There had been some underspending in some areas as well as in-year budget pressures experienced in others, which had been addressed by efficiencies and savings elsewhere in the budget. The Housing Revenue Account was forecast to be overspent by £171,000.

     

    This is because of the surplus of £940,000 not being achieved due to a reduction in dwelling rents received. This was a slight improvement to the report made to a previous Cabinet meeting.

     

    With regards to the Capital Programme, another issue noted by Members was that assuming the Harbour Gate and Bridge project cost £750,000 the General Fund unallocated receipts for Royal Sands was £750,000 (as at 31 December 2017). Cabinet will continue to work with officers to come up with realistic targets as some of the Capital Programme estimates were looking unlikely to be achieved during this financial year.

     

    Councillor Campbell spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Gregory proposed, Councillor Savage seconded and Cabinet agreed the following:

     

    1.  To note the forecast position for 2017-18 for:

     

    (ii)  The General Fund;

    (iii)  The Housing Revenue Account;

    (iv)  The General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Capital Programmes;

     

    2.  To note the updated General Fund and Housing Revenue Account capital programmes as set out in annexes 1 and 2 to the Cabinet report.

498.

Representation on Executive appointed Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Leader of Council went through his nominations to executive appointed outside bodies as highlighted in Table 1 below and sought Cabinet support for those nominations to represent Thanet District Council for the remainder of the 2017/18 municipal year.

     

    Councillor Johnston spoke under Council Procedure 20.1.

     

    Current list of Executive Appointed Outside Bodies for the year 2017/18. (Nominations agreed by Cabinet)

     

    Table 1

    Name of Executive of Outside Body

    No. of Reps

    Representative

    British Ports Association

    1

    Councillor Bob Bayford

    British Resorts Association (AGM, Annual Conference and Executive Meetings)

    1

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Community Safety Partnership

    1

    Councillor Lesley Game

    Domestic Violence Forum

    1 +

    1 sub

    Councillor Janet Falcon

    East Kent Opportunities Ltd

    1

    Councillor Bob Bayford

    East Kent Spatial Development Company

    1

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Kent Police and Crime Panel

    1

    Councillor Lesley Game

    Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group

    1

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Local Government Association District Councils’ Network

     

    1

    Councillor Bob Bayford

    Local Government Association (General Assembly)

    1

    Councillor Bob Bayford

    Local Government Association Strategic Aviation Specialist Interest Group

    1

    Councillor Bob Bayford

    Margate Town Partnership

    1

    Councillor Mick Tomlinson

    South East England Councils

    1

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Supporting People in Kent Commissioning Body

    1

    Councillor Lesley Game

    Thanet Harbour Users’ Groups

    1 +

    1 sub

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Thanet Quality Bus Partnership

    1

    Councillor Jennifer Matterface

    Tourism South East

    1

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Your Leisure Thanet Sub Group

    2

    Councillor Jason Savage

    Councillor Bob Bayford

     

     

    Councillor Bayford proposed, Councillor Savage seconded and Cabinet agreed the nominations to represent TDC on the executive appointed outside bodies for the remaining part of the 2017/18 municipal year.