Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 14th March, 2019 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

559.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received at the meeting.

 

560.

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.

561.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To approve the summary of recommendations and decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 29 January 2019, copy attached.

Minutes:

Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the meeting that was held on 29 January 2019.

 

562.

Corporate Performance Report Quarter 3 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

563.

Policy for imposing financial penalties under the Housing Act 2004 and Housing and Planning Act 2016 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

564.

Household Waste duty of care Fixed Penalty Notices pdf icon PDF 182 KB

    Minutes:

    Cabinet noted that from 7 January 2019 a new code of practice came into force that allowed for a fixed penalty notice to be issued for a failure to safely dispose of domestic waste, a contravention under section 34A (2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. There had been over 3000 reported cases of fly tipping each year in Thanet, and this would enhance Council’s ability to hold offenders to account.

     

    Councillor Campbell spoke under Council Procedure 20.1.

     

    Councillor Savage proposed, Councillor Gregory seconded and Cabinet agreed the recommendation within the report, namely that:

     

    ‘The Council introduce fixed penalty notices in accordance with section 34A (2) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 for Households who fail in their duty of care obligations for the safe disposal of domestic waste and the level of the fine is £400 with a reduced early payment of £300 if paid within 10 days.’

565.

Q3 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 197 KB

566.

Petition response - Margate Museum and the Mayor's Parlour pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Minutes:

    Cabinet noted that a petition containing 94 valid signatures was received by the Council requesting that the Council reaffirm that there would be no sale or disposal of the buildings known as Margate Museum and the Mayor's Parlour.

     

    Councillor Gregory proposed, Councillor Savage seconded and Members agreed that:

     

    ‘Cabinet remained committed to finding a long term sustainable future for the museums and would continue to progress to marketing as detailed and determined at the 18 October 2018 Cabinet meeting.