Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Leek

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

Items
No. Item

71.

Minutes of the previous meeting (previously circulated) pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of meeting held on 14 February 2017 were approved.

72.

Declarations of Interest, if any

1.    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

2.    Other Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

73.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:   That the Forward Plan for the period April to June 2017 be approved for publication.

 

74.

Consultation and Engagement Policy pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a revised Consultation and Engagement Policy to ensure that the Council’s consultation processes were robust.

 

Options Considered:

 

·         That the Cabinet approved the proposed focus for corporate consultation and the revised Consultation and Engagement Policy (recommended).

 

·         That the Cabinet did not approve the proposed focus for corporate consultation and the revised Consultation and Engagement Policy (not recommended).

 

DECISION:            That the proposals made at 7.5 of the report be approved and the new Consultation and Engagement Policy be adopted.

75.

Community Leadership Scheme pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The report provided the Cabinet with an update regarding a range of activities to improve the Council’s support for councillors.  The report was considered by the Community Overview and Scrutiny Panel on 27 March 2017.

 

Options Considered:

 

That additional or amended measures for inclusion in the Community Leadership Scheme be identified.

 

DECISION:            That the development of the Community Leadership Scheme be noted.

76.

Corporate Equality Objectives pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report provided an update on the implementation of the Council’s Equality Objectives.

 

Options Considered:

 

§  That the Cabinet considers and comments on the proposed Corporate Equality Objectives (Recommended).

 

§  That the Cabinet does not consider or comment on the Corporate Equality Objectives (Not recommended).

 

DECISION:            That the actions proposed in the report, including agreement to adopt revised Corporate Equality Objectives, be noted.

77.

Revised Data Protection Policy pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The District Council had a duty to process information fairly and lawfully and to comply with the data protection principles contained within the Data Protection Act 1998. A data protection policy assists the Council to meet its statutory requirements and is one of the key pieces of evidence looked for during any data protection audits carried out by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The report was considered by the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Panel on 22 March 2017.

 

Options Considered:

 

None. The Council needed an up-to-date data protection policy to mitigate the risk of misusing information.

 

DECISION:            That the revised data protection policy be approved.

 

 

78.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Chair to Move:-

 

“That, pursuant to Section 100A(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100 I (1) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the Paragraphs indicated.”

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED  -  That, pursuant to Section 100A(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100 I (1)  of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the Paragraphs indicated.

 

79.

Election and Electoral Registration Printing Contract

Minutes:

The Cabinet approved a request to undertake a procurement exercise for the award of a contract for printing and graphic services for the Elections Service at High Peak Borough Council (HPBC) and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

80.

Facilities Management Arrangements

Minutes:

The Cabinet approved a report which recommended a further 1 years extension to the Council’s facilities management arrangements.

81.

Disposal of Plots 12-15 Victoria Business Park, Biddulph

Minutes:

The Cabinet approved a report that requested the authority to dispose of the remaining building plots, 12 to 15 at Victoria Business Park, Biddulph in order to maximise the value of the land and realise a capital receipt.