Agenda and decisions

Council - Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 5.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Jaswinder Kaur  01902 550320 or Email: jaswinder.kaur@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

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2.

Declarations of interest

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3.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 529 KB

[To receive minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 May 2021.]

 

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4.

Communications

[To receive the Mayor’s announcements]

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5.

Report of Leader of the Council

[To receive a report from the Leader of the Council]

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6.

Our Future Senior Leadership (Phase 1) pdf icon PDF 139 KB

[To approve the Our Future Senior Leadership (Phase 1)]

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Decision:

1.    That the establishment of an Executive Director of Families post be approved subject to appointment by a Special Appointments Committee.

2.    That the establishment of a Chief Operating Officer post be approved subject to appointment by a Special Appointments Committee.

3.    That a Special Appointments Committee for the appointment of an Executive Director of Families be approved.

4.    That a Special Appointments Committee for the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer be approved.

5.    That the Special Appointment Committees approved within this report have delegated authority to endorse both appointments on behalf of Council.

6.    That a nominated chair of an employee equality forum also be included on the Special Appointment Committee panels as an observer to further embed our absolute commitment to equalities and diversity.

7.    That a revision to the Senior Management Pay structure to support the introduction of new senior management posts; Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Families be approved.

8.    That the financial implications of delivering our future senior leadership would be considered as a whole, taking account of both phases one and two. By the end of phase two there would have been a reduction in headcount, and as a minimum the revised structure would be cost neutral.

7.

Capital Budget Outturn 2020-2021 including Quarter One Capital Budget Monitoring 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

[To approve the capital budget outturn 2020-2021 including quarter one capital monitoring 2021-2022]

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Decision:

1.     That the revised, medium term General Revenue Account capital programme of £340.2 million, an increase of £3.0 million from the previously approved programme, and the change in associated resources be approved.

2.     That the revised, medium term Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme of £450.3 million, a reduction of £222,000 from the previously approved programme, and the change in associated resources be approved.

 

8.

Treasury Management - Annual Report 2020-2021 and Activity Monitoring Quarter One 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

[To approve the treasury management annual report 2020-2021 and activity monitoring quarter one 2021-2022]

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Decision:

1.    That it be noted, the Council operated within the overall approved Prudential and Treasury Management Indicators, and also within the requirements set out in the Council’s approved Treasury Management Policy Statement during 2020-2021, however due to the reprofiling of some capital programmes the operational boundary for commercial activities was slightly in excess of the best estimate included in the Treasury Management Strategy presented to Council on 3 March 2021.

2.    That it be noted, a revenue underspend of £2.3 million for the General Revenue Account and £805,000 for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) were generated from treasury management activities in 2020-2021.

3.    That it be noted, the revenue underspend of £1.4 million for the General Revenue Account and £11,000 for the HRA were forecast from treasury management activities in 2021-2022 be noted.

 

9.

Wolverhampton’s Youth Justice Plan 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

[To approve the Youth Offending Teams annual plan]

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Decision:

That the adoption of the Youth Justice Plan 2021-2022 be approved.

 

10.

Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 133 KB

[To approve changes to the Constitution]

 

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Decision:

1.    That the amendments to the Constitution as detailed in Appendix 1 to this report be approved.

2.    That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to implement the changes.

 

11.

Protocol for Awarding Freedom of the City pdf icon PDF 167 KB

[To approve the Protocol for Awarding Freedom of the City]

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Decision:

That the protocol for awarding Freedom of the City be approved.

 

12.

Decisions Made Under Urgent Action Powers pdf icon PDF 218 KB

[To receive a report on urgent decisions taken by the Council]

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Decision:

That the decision made under the Council’s Urgent Action Powers be noted. 

 

13.

Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 330 KB

[That Council consider the motions received by Councillor Ian Brookfield and Councillor Ellis Turrell]

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Decision:

1.    That the substantive motion on new planning proposal be agreed.

2.    That the substantive motion on brownfield only policy be agreed.  

14.

Written Questions by Councillors pdf icon PDF 127 KB

[That the Deputy Leader Inclusive City Economy, Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change and Cabinet Member City Assets and Housing respond to questions received]

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Decision:

That the responses to written questions be noted.