Agenda

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Note: To be conducted in line with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 

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PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE

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1.

Meetings Procedures and Etiquette

The Head of Democratic Services to present.

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2.

Apologies for Absence

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3.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

 

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4.

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 May 2020 (previously circulated).

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5.

Announcements

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6.

Petitions

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7.

Question(s) from Members of the Council

FRAMEWORK DECISION

 

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KEY DECISIONS

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8.

Approval to Revenue & Capital Outturn 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Report of the County Treasurer (CT/20/48) highlighting the outturn position for 2019/2020, attached.

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Proposals for Additional Highway Maintenance Capital Allocation 2020-21 - Pothole Fund - Budget 2020 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Report of the Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure, Development and Waste (HIW/20/23) on proposals for additional Highway Maintenance Capital Allocation 2020-21 (Pothole Fund), attached.

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A Gateway to Northern Devon - A361/A39 North Devon Link Road South Molton to Bideford Approval to Proceed with submission of Full Business Case, Tender Award & Construction pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment (PTE/20/11) seeking approval to proceed with submission of Final Business Case, Tender Award & Construction for the A361/A39 North Devon Link Road South Molton to Bideford, attached.

 

An Impact Assessment is also attached for the attention of Members at this meeting.

Additional documents:

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11.

Learner Services Contract Extension pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of the Head of Education and Learning seeking approval to extend the Learner Services Contract, attached.

Additional documents:

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12.

SEND Sustainability of Statutory Duties pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Chief Officer for Childrens Services (CS/20/08) seeking approval to the SEN Business Case to ensure the sustainability of statutory SEND services during the Covid-19 recovery period and wider transformation programme, attached.

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MATTERS REFERRED

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13.

Treasury Management Stewardship Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the County Treasurer (CT/20/47) on the Treasury Management Stewardship Outturn, previously considered and commended to the Cabinet by the Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee held on 24th June 2020 (Minute *180 refers), attached.

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14.

Children's Scrutiny Committee - Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Transitions Task Group pdf icon PDF 171 KB

At its meeting on 9th June 2020, the Children’s Scrutiny Committee considered the Report of the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Transitions Task Group (Minute *174 refers) which focussed on ‘transitions’, in particular: understanding the experiences of parents/carers and children and young people with a range of needs and disabilities, their journey through the system and reviewing the local area’s approach to preparing for adulthood, and the support provided.

 

The Scrutiny Committee thanked the Chair of the Review, other Members and the Scrutiny Officer for their excellent work.

 

At the Children’s Scrutiny Committee, both the Committee and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services welcomed the report and RESOLVED that the key themes and potential areas for development contained in the Task Group report be commended to the Cabinet.

 

Recommendation

 

(a)   That the Children’s Scrutiny Committee be thanked for its Task Group review and associated report; and

 

(b)   that the relevant Cabinet Member’s (Children’s Services and Adult Social Care and Health Services) and Chief Officer for Children’s Services and the Joint Associate Director of Commissioning be asked to take forward the Report and progress / co-ordinate progress towards the objectives identified in it, engaging other partners and community organisations as necessary.

OTHER MATTERS

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COVID-19 - Response, Progress and Funding pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Joint Report of the County Treasurer and Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity (CT/20/58) giving an overview of COVID-19, progress and financial implications, attached.

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Local Outbreak Management Plan pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health (Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity) (PH/20/02) giving an update on the Local Outbreak Management Plan and the associated (non-statutory) governance arrangements, attached.

 

The Plan is also attached as an Appendix to the Report.

Additional documents:

STANDING ITEMS

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Question(s) from Members of the Public

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18.

Minutes

Minutes of the bodies shown below are circulated herewith for information or endorsement as indicated therein (i.e. any unstarred minutes):

 

[NB: Minutes of County Council Committees are published on the Council’s Website:

Minutes of the Devon Education (Schools) Forum:  

Minutes of the South West Waste Partnership

Minutes of the Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Panel

 

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Devon Education Forum - 17 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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Delegated Action/Urgent Matters

The Register of Decisions taken by Members under the urgency provisions or delegated powers is available on the website in line with the Council’s Constitution and Regulation 13 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.  The decisions taken and associated information can be found here.

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20.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 100 KB

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, the Cabinet is requested to review the list of forthcoming business (previously circulated) and to determine which items are to be defined as key and/or framework decisions and included in the Plan from the date of this meeting.

 

[NB: The Forward Plan is available on the Council's website at:http://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgListPlans.aspx?RPId=133&RD=0&bcr=1 ]

PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

Recommendation: that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act namely, the financial or business affairs of the preferred bidder or tenderers for the provision or supply of council goods or services, and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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Street Lighting Term Maintenance Contract 2020 - 2030

[An item to be considered by the Cabinet in accordance with the Cabinet Procedure Rules and Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, no representations having been received to such consideration taking place under Regulation 5(5) thereof]

 

Report of the Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste (HIW/20/24) seeking approval of the award of street lighting term maintenance contract for 2020 to 2030, attached for Members of the Cabinet.

 

An Impact Assessment was also available and attached for Members of the Cabinet.

Additional documents: