Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 7th November, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Emma Denny  Email: emma.denny@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 03 October 2022

3.

Public Questions and Statements

To receive questions and statements from the public, if any.

4.

Items of Urgent Business

To determine any other items of business which the Chairman decides should be considered as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972

5.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 721 KB

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests that they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Code of Conduct for Members requries that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (see attached guidance and flowchart)

6.

Members' Questions

To receive oral questions from Members, if any

7.

Recommendations from Overview & Scrutiny Committee

To consider any recommendations referred to the Cabinet by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee for consideration by the Cabinet in accordance within the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

8.

Purchase of Further Temporary Accommodation Unit pdf icon PDF 636 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

Options considered:

This report recommends purchase of a further property which the Council will use to temporarily accommodate homeless households.

 

Do not use the allocated budget to purchase property and place households in expensive and inferior bed and breakfast style accommodation.

 

Conclusions:

 

The Council has a duty to provide temporary accommodation for homeless households. The Council purchases much of this accommodation from the private sector with a significant net cost to the Council. The council has identified an annual capital budget of £250k per annum (2022/23-2025/26) to purchase further properties to provide better quality and better value for money options for homeless households needing temporary accommodation. This report recommends purchase of a 2-bedroom flat in Mundesley

 

Recommendations:

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet note the purchase

 

Expenditure over £100,000.

 

LIST OF BACKGROUND PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY LAW

(Papers relied on to write the report, which do not contain exempt information and which are not published elsewhere)

 

Purchase of two properties for use as Temporary Accommodation for homeless households – Cabinet, 2 March 2020

Purchase of further property for use as Temporary Accommodation for homeless households - Cabinet 18 May 2020 and Cabinet 7 July 2020

Purchase of four units of Temporary / Move-on accommodation for Rough Sleepers – Purchase recommendations - Cabinet 7 December 2020

Use of Underspends to fund further TA purchase - Cabinet 15 March 2021

Purchase of Temporary Accommodation Unit -  Cabinet 6 September 2022

 

               

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Wendy Fredericks

 

Ward(s) affected:

Mundesley

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Nicky Debbage, Housing Strategy & Delivery Manager, 01263 516027, nicky.debbage@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

 

9.

Budget Monitoring Report 2022/23 - Period 6 pdf icon PDF 623 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

Options considered:

 

This report summarises the budget monitoring position for the revenue account, and reserves statement to the end of September 2022

 

Not applicable

Conclusions:

 

 

The overall position at the end of September 2022 shows a £4,191,298 underspend for the current financial year on the revenue account, this is however currently expected to deliver a full year overspend of £909,235.  (At the end of 2021/22 £616k was added to the General reserve to help offset the impacts of pay and inflation in the current year)

 

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

1)    Note the contents of the report and the current budget monitoring position.

 

2)    Recommend to Council that any outturn deficit is funded from a contribution from the use of the General Reserve

 

3)    Agree that a regular update should be provided to Members on the measures being undertaken to mitigate and reduce the current forecast deficit

 

To update Members on the current budget monitoring position for the Council.

 

 

 

 

LIST OF BACKGROUND PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY LAW

(Papers relied on to write the report, which do not contain exempt information, and which are not published elsewhere)

 

 

 

System Budget monitoring reports

 

 

 

               

Cabinet Member(s) Cllr Eric Seward

 

Ward(s) affected All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:  Alison Chubbock 07967 325037 Alison.chubbock@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

RESOLVED

 

To recommend to Full Council that any outturn deficit is funded from a contribution from the use of the General Reserve

10.

PRUDENTIAL INDICATORS 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Summary:

 

 

Options considered:

This report presents the out-turn position in respect of the Prudential Indicators for 2021-22.

 

To approve the out-turn position in respect of the 2021-22 Prudential Indicators, or

Do nothing.

 

Conclusions:

 

The Prudential Indicators for 2021-22 are fully complied with.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

Members are asked to consider the report and recommend the following to Full Council:

 

That the out-turn position in respect of the 2021-22 Prudential Indicators are approved

 

To meet the requirements of the CIPFA Prudential Code and the CIPFA Treasury Management code of Practice.

 

               

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Eric Seward

 

Ward(s) affected

N/A

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Alison Chubbock, 07967 325037, alison.chubbock@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Decision:

Decision

RESOLVED to recommend to Full Council

 

That the out-turn position in respect of the 2021-22 Prudential Indicators are approved

 

11.

Performance Management Framework pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

Options considered:

To present to Cabinet the outcome of the Performance Management Framework Project. That is a new Performance Management Framework

 

  1. Continue with the current performance management framework.
  2. Withdraw the current framework and not replace it.
  3. Produce a new Performance Management Framework.

 

Conclusions:

 

The attached Performance Management Framework, Appendix A, meets the needs of the Council and provides a framework that is fit for purpose.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

Cabinet is recommended to approve the Performance Management Framework and delegate authority to the Chief Executive to approve any amendments to the framework prior to the full review in four years’ time.

 

To ensure the Council has a Performance Management Framework that is fit for purpose.

               

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr T Adams

 

Ward(s) affected

All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Helen Thomas, Policy & Performance Management Officer

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

North Norfolk Corporate Plan - Review of delivery February 2020 - October 2022 and agreement of priority objectives for the period to May 2023 pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Smmary:

Following the District Council elections in May 2019 the Council developed and agreed a Corporate Plan in November 2019 and a Delivery Plan in February 2020, which detailed the authority’s key priorities and objectives over the four-year period to 2023.

 

Soon after agreement of the Delivery Plan the COVID pandemic spread to the UK and much of the Council’s focus during 2020 moved towards a response to this unprecedented situation supporting our residents and businesses. Over the following two and a half years the Council has balanced its response to the pandemic and new and emerging situations including delivery of the Homes for Ukraine programme locally and the rising cost of living pressures whilst delivering against the Delivery Plan objectives and maintaining core serviceprovision.

 

During this time the Cabinet has reviewed the Delivery Plan objectives and actions in October 2020 and November 2021 reviewing progress and setting priorities for the forthcoming twelvemonths.

 

This report details the progress made in delivering against the Delivery Plan and outlines where priority focus will be directed over the next six months – ie until the Full Council elections in May 2023, following which the newly elected Council will have an opportunity to develop a new Corporate Plan.

Options considered:

Given the changing context in which the Council has needed to operate over the period since March 2020 due to COVID and issues arising as a result of the war in Ukraine, the Council could have resolved not to progress any of the Corporate Plan objectives because of the need to direct capacity and resources in responding to those unprecedented worldevents.

 

However, the Cabinet has considered the capacity of the Council to take forward actions detailed in the Corporate Plan Delivery Plan, sometimesover

extended timescales, reflecting the changed context in which the Council has had to operate.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusions:

The alternative options considered were:-

·       do nothing to re-profile the Delivery Plan actions,or

·       agree to “pause” all Delivery Plan actions and concentrate on the COVID, Homes for Ukraine and cost of living pressures responses and Business As Usual service provision.

 

The report details a practical and measured response to the Council prioritising its Delivery Plan actions for the remaining period of this Council administration – ie through until May 2023.

Recommendations:

 

 

 

Reasons for Recommendations:

Cabinet is asked to review and comment on the progress made against the original and revised Delivery Plan objectives and agree those objectives where they would wish focus to be directed over the period to May 2023.

 

To reflect the changed circumstances in which the Council has operated over the period since March 2020 in seeking to balance its Corporate Plan priorities against unforeseen developments such as

COVID and the war in Ukraine.

 

 

Cabinet Member(s)

 

Cllr Tim Adams, Leader of the Council

Ward(s) affected All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Steve Blatch, Chief Executive

Email:- steve.blatch@north-norfolk.gov.uk Tel:- 01263 516232

 

 

Additional documents:

13.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass the following resolution:

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs _ of Part I ofSchedule 12A (as amended) to the Act.”

14.

Private Business