Agenda and draft minutes

The Executive - Thursday, 18th April, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room A, Buxton Town Hall

Contact: Linden Vernon Email:  linden.vernon@highpeak.gov.uk or Tel: 01538 395613 

Items
No. Item

24/49

Declarations of Interest

i)

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii)

Other Interests

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

24/50

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

24/51

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Forward Plan be noted.

24/52

Discretionary Housing Payment and War Pensioner Policy pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to introduce policies for Discretionary Housing Payments and War Pensions and Armed Forces compensation disregards.

 

Options considered:

 

Not applicable.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Executive note the content of the report be noted and the policies for Discretionary Housing Payments and War Pensions and Armed Forces be approved.

 

24/53

Climate Change Annual Report pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council was committed to provide an annual report on progress made towards delivery of its Climate Change Strategy. This report presented the Annual Climate Change Report which was considered by the Council’s Climate Change Working Group in February 2024.

 

It was reported that key performance indicators for the Council’s Climate Change strategy were due to be revised as part of the Council’s review of its performance management arrangements.  It was suggested that a short plain English guide be issued to accopmany the main report to be promoted via the Council’s social media channels.

 

Options considered:

 

No indentified.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.     That the Annual Report and progress to date be noted, subject to a concise, plain English guide being produced and promoted.

 

2.     That the next steps for the development of future action plans be noted.

 

24/54

Nature Recovery Declaration pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to acknowledge that we were facing a nature emergency and to identify steps that the Borough Council could take in response.

 

A number of amemdments to the declaration were presented to the Executive in a supplementary document and would be presented to a future meeting of the Council’s Climate Change Working Group for further consideration and revision prior to being presented at Full Council. 

 

Options considered:

 

To not adopt the Nature Recovery Declaration.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the adoption of the revised Nature Recovery Declaration attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved, subject to further consideration by the Council’s Climate Change Working Group and any plain English amendments.

24/55

Derby and Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Board pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to provide an update on work taking place with Derby and Derbyshire councils on a revised approach to collaborative and partnership working and to seek approval from the Executive to participate in a new Joint Committee of Derby and Derbyshire’s councils – the Derby and Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Board.

 

The report also set out how this would link into the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) arrangements.

 

The report would be presented to the next Full Council meeting for information.

 

Options considered:

 

Existing Joint Committees having been dissolved, the Council could take the option to not participate in the Strategic Leadership Board once established. This is not desirable asthis reporthas indicatedthat theBoard isa mergerof twosuccessful Joint Committees to support effective and efficient decision making. There is also significant interest in continuing to work collaboratively with Derby and Derbyshire Councils to work collectively in partnership to tackle the county’s challengesand speakas acollective wherepossible. Therewould stillhowever, need to be an alternative vehicle to make nominations to the CCA when established.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.     That the outcome of the governance review of cross Derbyshire bodies that lead to the proposals to merge appropriate governancestructures intoa singlenew frameworkfor DerbyshireCouncils, which will include a new formal decision-making Joint Committee called the Derby & Derbyshire Strategic LeadershipBoard be noted.

 

2.     That proposals for the establishment of the Boardand delegatesfunctions tothe JointCommittee asset outin the Functions and Responsibilities document in Appendix2 be approved.

 

3.     That the draft the Terms of Reference, including the Introduction and Context, Functions and Responsibilities, Procedural Rules and Information Procedure Rules for the Strategic Leadership Board as set out at Appendix 2and the position detailed in those documents regarding scrutiny andco-option be noted.

 

4.     That the Council’s active participation in the Board be approved and that the Leader of the Council be appointed as the Council’s representative on the Derby & Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Board plus the Deputy Leader as a substitute.

 

5.     That the progress with the establishment of the East Midlands Combined County Combined Authority (EMCCA) as set out in sections 10.1 to 10.6 of the report be noted.

 

6.     That the intention that the SLB be the body for the nomination of district and Borough representatives to the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) be noted.

 

7.     That the intention that the County Council will act as the host authority for the JointCommittee be noted.

 

8.     That the dissolution of the D2 Joint Committee for Economic Prosperity, the enactment of which is subject to the establishment of the Derby and Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Board, and that the Council’s Constitution is amended accordingly be noted.

 

9.     That the dissolution of the Vision Derbyshire Joint Committee, the enactmentof whichis subjectto theestablishment ofthe Derby and Derbyshire StrategicLeadership Board, and that the Council’s Constitution is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24/55

24/56

To resolve that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items because there may be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there maybe disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

24/57

To approve the exempt minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

24/58

Insurance Services Procurement Exercise

Minutes:

The Executive approved a report with regards to an insurance tender procurement exercise being undertaken.