Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 594 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 February 2021.

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3.

Declarations of interest

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4.

Question Time

No questions have been received by the deadline.  

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5.

Forward Plan (28 Day Notice) pdf icon PDF 632 KB

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6.

Select Committee Inquiry to assess the effectiveness of community organisation grants during the Covid-19 pandemic pdf icon PDF 751 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet was asked to consider the recommendations of the Communities and Localism Select Committee Inquiry into the effectiveness of covid-19 grants.

 

RESOLVED -

Cabinet agreed responses to the Select Committee Inquiry and its recommendations, a complete breakdown of which can be found here

7.

Buckinghamshire Council Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Strategic Framework pdf icon PDF 717 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the Buckinghamshire Council Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Strategic Framework.

 

RESOLVED that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Strategic Framework, included at appendix A, be approved.

8.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 23 including the SEND Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 752 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 23 and the associated SEND Improvement Plan.

 

RESOLVED that the updated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 23 (Appendix 1), and the associated SEND Improvement Plan (Appendix 2) be approved.

 

9.

Future Highways Services Contract pdf icon PDF 926 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet were asked to consider a report on the future highways service contract.

RESOLVED that

1)      the proposed operating and procurement model and associated timescales in terms of the future delivery of this key service, ranked as ‘Platinum Plus’, be agreed;

2)      the increase in the capacity of the existing client team to meet the needs of procuring the new contract and thereafter manage and deliver the service as proposed be noted; and

3)      the new Governance arrangements and Programme which has been put in place to administer and deliver this procurement project be noted.

 

 

10.

Buckinghamshire Council Response to the Right to Regenerate Consultation pdf icon PDF 756 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet were asked to consider Buckinghamshire Council’s proposed response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Right to Regenerate consultation.

RESOLVED that

1)      the draft response to the Right to Regenerate consultation be agreed; and

2)      authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Members and Leader of the Council, to submit the final response, incorporating any further changes after the Cabinet meeting.

 

11.

Financial Sustainability – comparison to London Borough of Croydon pdf icon PDF 728 KB

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Decision:

Following the issuing of a Section 114 notice by Croydon LBC, the Cabinet received a report which reviewed the findings of the recent public interest report over Croydon’s financial failures, together with other reported issues around financial sustainability in local government, which has been exacerbated as a result of Covid-19.

 

RESOLVED that

1.         the contents of the report, including appendix 1, which sets out the Buckinghamshire Council position compared to the key finding from the LB Croydon public interest report be noted; and                                                                      

2.         the proposed actions in Appendix 2 to further strengthen financial management arrangements across the Council be agreed.

12.

Collins House & 30 Oxford Road pdf icon PDF 840 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet were asked to consider the disposal of the freeholds of Collins House and 30 -34 Oxford Road in High Wycombe for regeneration purposes.

 

RESOLVED-

1)        To dispose of the freehold of Collins House, Wycombe for redevelopment as affordable housing. 

2)        To facilitate the development of a new town centre building by Bucks Colleges, by way of the disposal of the freehold of 30 -34 Oxford Road, Wycombe to them.

3)        That the Director of Property and Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property and Assets and the S151 Officer, to finalise detailed heads of terms for the disposal, agree the sale contracts, and to exchange and complete the disposal based on the heads of terms set out in the Confidential appendix.

15.

Date of next meeting

30 March 2021 at 10am.

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