Agenda and draft minutes

Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change - Thursday, 28th March, 2024 9.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Sophie Webb  Interim Senior Governance and Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

56.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 14 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 9 KB

Minutes:

56.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2024.

57.

Disclosure of Interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct

Minutes:

57.1     There were none.

58.

Urgent items

Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.

Minutes:

58.1     There were none.

59.

Reports

Minutes:

59.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

60.

Updated Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

60.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.

 

DECISIONS

 

60.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the updated Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

REASONS

 

60.3     The updated Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy set out in Appendix 1 of the report has been revised to bring it further in line with best practice.

 

61.

Write-off of Debts 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

61.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item.

 

DECISIONS

 

61.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

1) Approve the writing-off of 14 debts amounting to £234,600.66 in the Council’s 2023/2024 accounts;

 

2) Note that provision is made for bad and doubtful debts; and

 

3) Note the current debt position and positive steps being put in place to make improvements.

 

REASONS

 

61.3     There is no prospect of recovering the fourteen outstanding debts.

62.

Exclusion for the Public and Press

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting for the remaining agenda item on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Minutes:

62.1     It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press for the remaining agenda items on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

63.

Write-off of Debts 2023/24 - Exempt Information

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

63.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer which provided exempt information in support of an earlier item on the agenda.

 

DECISIONS

 

63.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to note the exempt information in relation to an earlier item on the agenda.

 

REASONS

 

63.3     The report contained exempt information in relation to an earlier item on the agenda.