Agenda

Cabinet
Tuesday, 21st September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 June and 20 July 2021.

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Cabinet.

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4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Cabinet Members on any matters within the powers and duties of the Cabinet, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than 3 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

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Scrutiny Review Final Report

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5.

The Council's Policy for Active streets, School Streets and Play streets. pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To consider a report of the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Panel have held four meetings to carry out a review on Stockport’s current policies and procedures for School Streets and Playstreets. Officers have researched and gathered extensive material from various sources including other local authorities (LAs) and outside organisations.

 

The panel heard evidence from representatives from a range of groups including Leeds City Council, www.playingout.net, Mums for Lungs, and meetings were held with officers from Wigan, Tameside and Manchester Council that also supplied evidence of their schemes. All 10 Greater Manchester boroughs were approached to supply benchmarking data on their position with both schemes.

 

The report outlines the key findings of this review and aims to give recommendations for the future of both play streets and School Streets schemes in Stockport.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to consider the report and consider how it might respond to the report’s findings and recommendations.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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Key Decisions

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6.

Medium Term Financial Plan Update pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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6.(i)

Part A - Medium Term Financial Plan Update pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services).

 

The purpose of the report is to outline the outcomes of the review of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2021/22 to 2023/24. The report details the outcome of the MTFP Update, highlighting the continuing financial scarring impacts as a result of the pandemic and the adjustments needed to the existing MTFP forecasts and assumptions in order to present the most accurate forecast of the Council’s financial position and saving requirement over the medium term period.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

1)    Note the outcomes of the MTFP Update including the continuing financial scarring impacts of the pandemic and the highlighted changes to the MTFP forecasts and assumptions approved in February;

2)    Approve the forecast and assumption adjustments as a result of the MTFP Update outlined in the report;

3)    Note that the Council’s savings requirement has reduced to £20.170m in 2022/23 rising to £34.185m in 2023/24 as a result of the adjustment highlighted and subject to further review and updates during the financial year;

4)    Note that due to the significant uncertainty, volatility and risk of the financial landscape the assessment of the MTFP forecasts and assumptions will continue to be iterative with further updates to the MTFP reported to Cabinet as part of the 2022/23 budget setting process;

5)    Approve the recommended cap of £20m on the use of reserves to support the Council’s continuing response and recovery from the financial scarring impacts of the pandemic over the medium term period; and

6)    Approve the recommended use of one-off resources identified during the financial year to support the Council’s 2022/23 Budget and MTFP.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email: jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

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6.(ii)

Part B - Responding to our Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance.

 

Within this report we outline our approach to responding to the opportunities, challenges and uncertainty outlined within the review of the medium-term financial plan. Our focus remains on progressing our collective ambitions for Stockport by delivering impactful and outcomes-focussed transformational change for communities and businesses across Stockport. However, we have long recognised that a resilient budget is key to this by enabling us to face and respond to the unprecedented uncertainty ahead.

 

This report builds on previous updates to scrutiny and cabinet providing the latest considerations on how we intend to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation and shared ambitions.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:

 

1)    Note the approach and endorse the next steps, including agreeing to share with scrutiny, for comment, the proposals which support a resilient and sustainable MTFP; and

2)    Support the ongoing development of our council transformation programme.

 

Officer contact: Holly Rae on 07800 617 550 or email: holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk

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7.

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2020-2021 and Priorities 2021-2024 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods

 

This report provides a summary of key achievements since the publication of the 2018 Stockport Armed Forces Covenant priorities and introduces our draft Covenant priorities for 2021-2024. The report includes:-

 

·         Background to the Armed Forces Covenant, including the purpose of the local covenants;

·         A summary of key achievements since the publication of our previous Stockport Armed Forces Covenant priorities in 2018;

·         Draft priorities for 2021-2024

 

The Cabinet is invited to

 

·         Comment on and endorse the priorities set out in the Stockport Armed Forces Covenant 2021-2024;

·         Comment on and endorse the Council’s intention to work towards the Gold award of the Employer Recognition Scheme.

 

Officer contact: Kirsteen Roe on 0161 474 3376  or  email: kirsteen.roe@stockport.gov.uk

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8.

Greater Manchester Streets for All Strategy pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration.

 

The report provides a brief overview of the proposed Greater Manchester Streets for All Strategy that has been developed by Transport for Greater Manchester as part of the 2040 Greater Manchester Transport Strategy.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to review and endorse the Streets for All Strategy prior to consideration by GMCA in September.

 

Officer Contact: Mark Glynn on 0161 474 3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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9.

Stockport Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Draft Strategy pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

The report details a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement has been produced to set out how the Council and partners will seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough. This will act as a supporting document to the wider GM EVCI Strategy which is has been produced by TfGM.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to comment on and give approval to the Interim Policy Statement.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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10.

One Health and Care Plan pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health, Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services & Education and the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance

 

The purpose of this report is to share a final draft of Stockport’s One Health and Care Plan with Members.  The plan has been developed over the course of the past 8 months and is one of a suite of documents that will support the delivery of the One Stockport Borough Plan.

 

The plan has been developed jointly by Stockport Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Foundation Trust and brings together the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the Population Health Plan and the Locality Plan into one cohesive document.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to consider and endorse the information attached and provide feedback in relation to the draft One Health and Care Plan, which will come back to the Health and Wellbeing Board for sign off, on 13 October 2021.

 

Officer Contact: Kathryn Rees on 0161 474 3174 or email: kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

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General Items

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11.

Integrated Care System pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health, Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services & Education and the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.

 

The purpose of this paper is to provide a proposal for establishing a shadow locality board to oversee the development of the locality arrangements in Stockport that are fit for purpose to operate from 1 April 2022 within the Constitution of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board, and as part of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to give approval to:-

 

·         The establishment of the shadow locality system board to oversee the development of the locality arrangements in Stockport that are fit for purpose to operate from 1 April 2022 within the Constitution of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board, and as part of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System. To agree the name of the shadow board as the One Health and Care Shadow Locality Board with the functions and membership as set out in section 7.1.

·         The establishment of an Executive Group to support the shadow Board as outlined in section 7.2.

·         The establishment of 5 sub-groups to drive forward the work required to build the capabilities to meet locality arrangements as set out in section 7.3.

 

Officer Contact: Kathryn Rees on 0161 474 3174 or email: kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Annual Report on Complaints relating to Councillors Conduct in 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources Commissioning & Governance.

 

The report provides an update on complaints received about the conduct of members during the 2020/21 municipal year.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or by email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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13.

Proposed Business Programme for 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources Commissioning & Governance.

 

The report details the proposed business programme for 2022/23.

 

The Cabinet is requested to recommend that the Council Meeting gives approval to the proposed business programme for 2022/23.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or by email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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14.

GMCA Decisions pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council

 

The Cabinet is invited to note the decisions of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) held on 25 June 2021.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Performance and Budget Monitoring

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15.

2021/22 Quarter 1+ Budget Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources Commissioning & Governance.

 

The report provides an update on the revenue budget forecast outturn for the period to the end of July 2021 (Quarter 1+). The report also provides an update on the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account and updates to the Capital Programme.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

a)    Approve the virements to the Revenue Budget;

b)   Note the Cash Limit and Non-Cash Limit forecast positions for 2021/22 as at Quarter 1+;

c)    Note the HRA and DSG forecast positions for 2021/22 as at Quarter 1+;

d)   Note the forecast position for the 2021/22 Capital Programme; and

e)    Note the changes to the Capital Programme and re-phasing of schemes during Quarter 1+.

 

Officer Contact: Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email: jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

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2021/22 Reserves Policy pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance.

 

The purpose of the report is to provide an update of the annual review of the Council’s Reserves Policy following the reporting of the Council’s 2020/21 outturn position

 

The report needs to be read in conjunction with the Medium Term Financial Plan Update and Cabinet Response – Responding to Our Medium Term Financial Plan reports presented elsewhere on this agenda.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:

 

·         Note the annual review of Council’s 2021/22 Reserves Policy including the level and rationale for the reserves held;

·         Approve the creation and reclassification of earmarked reserves held in line with the recommended amounts; and 

·         Approve the proposed 2021/22 Reserves Policy.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

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17.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

(a)  Matters (if any) referred to the Cabinet Meeting

 

(b)  Any called-in Cabinet Executive Decisions

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