Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, BCP Civic Centre, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

2.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

3.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 886 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 9 November 2022, reconvened on the 5 December 2022.

4.

Announcements and Introductions from the Chairman

To receive any announcements or introductions from the Chairman.

5.

Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeID=151&Info=1&bcr=1

The deadline for the submission of a public questions is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.

6.

Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees

Please refer to the recommendations detailed below.

6a

Cabinet 23 November 2022 - Minute No 79 - Finance Strategy Update Report pdf icon PDF 287 KB

PLEASE NOTE: Should the Council wish to discuss the detail of Appendix A it will be necessary to exclude the press and public and move into confidential (exempt) session. If applicable, the following resolution should be moved:

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the 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 Paragraph 3 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’

It is RECOMMENDED that Council:-

(d)            Approves the disposal of Non-Strategic Asset Sales as set out in confidential appendix A, subject to achieving the estimated sales value for each lot, with the decision delegated to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Council as appropriate; and

(e)             Approves a pooled budget arrangement in relation to section 117 Aftercare as set out in appendix B.

Note – resolutions (a), (b) and (c) were resolved matters by the Cabinet.

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6b

Cabinet 14 December 2022 - Minute No 90 - 2022/23 Budget Monitoring and Financial Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 725 KB

RECOMMENDED that Council agree the acceptance of general fund revenue grant for adult social care as set out in paragraph 64.

Note – resolutions 1-7 were resolved matters by the Cabinet.

Additional documents:

6c

Cabinet 14 December 2022 - Minute No 98 - Externalisation of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum pdf icon PDF 518 KB

PLEASE NOTE: Should the Council wish to discuss the detail of the exempt appendices at appendix 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 it will be necessary to exclude the press and public and move into confidential (exempt) session. If applicable, the following resolution should be moved:

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the 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 Paragraph 3 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’

Cabinet recommended to Council that:

The Council agrees:

(a)             that the future of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, for which it is sole trustee, would be best served by externalisation in the form of the transfer of Sole Trusteeship to a new corporate entity (CLG or CIO) to operate and manage the charity;

(b)            as Sole Trustee of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum to make a formal application to the Charity Commission for a change of governance under Section 73 of Charities Act 2011 to replace the Council as sole trustee with a new corporate entity (CLG or CIO) acting as sole trustee and for the modernisation of governance articles;

(c)             to establish a Corporate Entity (CLG or CIO) and appoint a Shadow Board of 5 nominees to oversee the transition to independence, provide continuity and stability and to maintain an on-going supportive relationship with the new CLG/CIO;

(d)            to negotiate, during the transition phase, future years grant support for the new Trustee, along with the transfer of assets, lease arrangements etc with an expected vesting day of 1 April 2024 at the earliest; and

(e)             To delegate authority to the Director of Finance, Director of Law & Governance and the Chief Operations Officer to determine the best financial model in consultation with the Portfolio Holder.

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7.

Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 170 KB

The Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan has been subject to independent examination between November 2021 and July 2022. The examiner’s report concluded that subject to modifications, the neighbourhood plan meets basic and legal conditions. Cabinet on 26 October 2022 agreed the examiner’s report and modifications, together with the council’s decision statement and modified neighbourhood plan and approved the plan for referendum.

 

The Council held a referendum on 15 December within the Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council area. The referendum question asked:

 

Do you want BCP Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Highcliffe & Walkford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ 

The turnout for the referendum was 1,955 (representing 16.89% of the electorate in the Highcliffe & Walkford Parish area). Of these voters, 86% voted in favour of the plan and the council must now bring the plan into force so that it forms part of the statutory development plan for the Highcliffe and Walkford neighbourhood area. It will be used alongside the Christchurch Local Plan to determine planning applications in the Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council area.

 

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8.

Notices of Motion in accordance with Procedure Rule 10

No motions have been received in accordance with the Constitution for this meeting.

9.

Questions from Councillors

The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 30 December 2022.

10.

Urgent Decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution

To consider any urgent decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution.