Agenda, decisions and minutes

Executive
Wednesday 17th April, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Cockermouth Town Hall

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

451.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2019.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2019 were signed as a correct record.

 

452.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

 

453.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

454.

Members' Announcements

Minutes:

None received.

 

455.

Capital Investment Strategy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Head of Financial Services submitted a report for members to approve a Capital Investment Strategy for 2019-20. A strategy which had been developed to define at the highest level how the capital programme was to be determined, that identified the issues and options that influenced capital spending and that set out how the resources and capital programme would be managed.

 

Councillor B Cannon moved that the Capital Investment Strategy 2019-20 be recommended to Council for approval; this was seconded by Councillor A Smith.

The recommendation was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

Not to approve the Strategy.

 

The reason for the decision

 

To agree a document setting out the Councils ambitions and priorities over the medium to longer term and that provided a framework for the review and management of existing assets. A document which also indicated the opportunities for partnership working and had a direct relationship with the Treasury Management Strategy and the opportunities and limitations on activity through the Treasury Management prudential indicators.

 

The decision

 

Recommended

 

That Council be requested to agree that the Capital Investment Strategy 2019-20 be approved and following best practice it be renewed on an annual basis to ensure a strong link to the Councils priorities.

 

456.

Allerdale Social Impact Investment Fund 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Policy Manager (Economic Growth) submitted a report for members to agree the allocation of funds from the Allerdale Social Impact Investment Fund (SIIF) for April 2019-20.

 

Councillor A Smith extended thanks to Sellafield Ltd for their continued donation to Allerdale Borough Council, which helped the Council in providing start up loans to assist business across the Borough.

 

Councillor A Smith moved the recommendation; this was seconded by Councillor M Fryer. The recommendation was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

Not to approve the allocation of funds.  

 

The reason for the decision

 

The allocation of funds was to be reviewed annually as it was subject to the decision of Sellafield Board to provide £500,000 each to Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council for Socio-Economic activity.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

1.  The allocation of £250,000 to the Allerdale Loans Fund managed by Enterprise Answers on behalf of the Council be confirmed

 

2.  The allocation of £40,000 towards the cost of the hosting fee for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 be confirmed

 

3.  £140,000 be allocated from the SIIF in 2019/20 and a further £140,000 in 2020/21 (subject to the confirmation of funding from Sellafield Ltd in 2021/22) to activity related to sports development and the allocation of those funds be delegated to the Corporate Director in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth

 

4.  £70,000 be allocated to activity in support of the Business Growth Strategy and that the allocation of funds be delegated to the Corporate Director in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth.

 

457.

ERDF Business Support - ICTIS Project pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Policy Manager (Economic Growth) submitted a report for members to approve award of contract with an ICT consultant to provide technical advice and guidance to eligible Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cumbria to enable them to grow through the uptake of technology.

 

Councillor A Smith moved the recommendation; this was seconded by Councillor M Fryer. The recommendation was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

Not to award the contract to the highest scoring Tenderer.

 

Not to award the contract, with subsequent loss of funding and activity to grow businesses.

 

The reason for the decision

 

By awarding the contract SMEs would be enabled to increase performance and grow through the development, implementation and management of digital commercial strategies to utilise and take advantage of Superfast broadband and related technology.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That Tenderer 3 be awarded the contract for the provision of expert ICT advice to individual SMEs and the production of bespoke ICT based action plans.