Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 May 2020   (previously circulated).

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:   The Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 May 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision:

None

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.

5.

CHAIR'S CORRESPONDENCE

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.

Decision:

The Chair reported receipt of the resignation for personal reasons from his Cabinet position of Environment by Councillor Ian Devereux.  He thanked Councillor Devereux for the work he had done in this role and wished him well.

 

The Chair also reported notification from Norfolk County Council asking for representatives to attend the King’s Lynn Area Transport Group which they had set up by their Cabinet.  The Chair reported that the following Cabinet Members would attend those meetings: Councillor Blunt – Development, Councillor Nockolds Deputy Leader and Health and Well Being and himself as the Leader.

6.

MEMBERS PRESENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 34

To note the names of any Councillors who wish to address the meeting under Standing Order 34.

 

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.

 

Decision:

The following Councillors attended under standing order 34:

Councillor A Dickinson – to observe

Councillor C Joyce – KLIC Inquiry

Councillor A Kemp– KLIC Inquiry & Covid 19 Recovery Strategy

Councillor C Morley - Covid 19 Recovery Strategy

Councillor J Moriarty – KLIC Inquiry & Standing Orders amendments

Councillor A Ryves – KLIC Inquiry

Councillor M de Whalley – to observe

7.

CALLED IN MATTERS

To report on any Cabinet Decisions called in.

Decision:

None

8.

FORWARD DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 223 KB

A copy of the Forward Decisions List is attached

 

Decision:

The Forward Decision list was noted.

9.

MATTERS REFERRED TO CABINET FROM OTHER BODIES pdf icon PDF 35 KB

To receive any comments and recommendations from other Council bodies which meet after the dispatch of this agenda. 

 

Extract from Corporate Performance Panel : 3 June 2020 – Urgent changes to Standing Orders

 

“RESOLVED:  The Panel proposed that the Solicitor should draft amendments to the proposed changes to Standing Orders for remote meetings, to be incorporated into the report for Cabinet on 30 June 2020, addressing the following matters:

 

1)            Standing Order 4.10 – A relaxation of this clause so that the Chair has discretion to decide whether a Member can continue to participate in the Meeting.

2)            Standing Order 4.11 – A relaxation of this clause to allow further time.

3)            Standing Order 34 – To take account of Members who wish to observe the meeting when there are exempt items.”

 

 

Joint Panels Meeting – 25 June 2020 – Covid 19 Response strategy.

 

The Joint Panels will consider this item and their comments will be reported at the meeting.

Decision:

The following comments were received from the Panels for items on the agenda:

 

Extract from Corporate Performance Panel : 3 June 2020 – Urgent changes to Standing Orders

 

“RESOLVED:  The Panel proposed that the Solicitor should draft amendments to the proposed changes to Standing Orders for remote meetings, to be incorporated into the report for Cabinet on 30 June 2020, addressing the following matters:

 

1)            Standing Order 4.10 – A relaxation of this clause so that the Chair has discretion to decide whether a Member can continue to participate in the Meeting.

2)            Standing Order 4.11 – A relaxation of this clause to allow further time.

3)            Standing Order 34 – To take account of Members who wish to observe the meeting when there are exempt items.”

 

 

Joint Panels Meeting – 25 June 2020 – Covid 19 Response strategy.

 

The comments from the Joint Panels had been distributed and read by Cabinet Members.

10.

KLIC INDEPENDENT INQUIRY pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

The report was presented by Ms Alison Lowton, Independent Investigator.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That the findings of the KLIC Independent Inquiry as set out in the report attached to the agenda be recommended to Council.

 

 

Reason for Decision

In accordance with Council minute C:86 to present the outcome of the KLIC Independent Inquiry.

 

11.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING POLICY pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDED:  That the Anti-Money Laundering Policy and the associated procedures that are contained/attached within the policy and the appendices be approved.

 

Reason for Decision

To introduce the anti-money laundering policy and the associated procedures as a new policy, as the council do not currently have any policy or procedures in place for anti-money laundering purposes. This policy looks to provide a clear process for officers/members who wish to report suspicions of money laundering and to the same end helps to raise suspicions of serious crime to the relevant responsible officers and other organisations (the National Crime Agency – NCA). As well as to protect officers/members who may have a suspicion and may require assistance to prevent further offences and/or obtaining guidance to prevent themselves from inadvertently becoming ‘involved’ in money offences.

 

12.

COVID 19 - RECOVERY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RECOMMENDED: That the proposed Recovery Strategy attached to the report be adopted.

 

Reason for Decision

To establish the council’s policy framework for the recovery from the Covid 19

pandemic and how the council will focus its resources.

13.

URGENT UPDATE TO STANDING ORDERS RELATING TO COVID 19 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDED:  That the draft amendments to the Standing Orders attached as Appendix 1 be approved.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To ensure that the Borough Council’s Standing Orders reflect the most up-to-date legislation and capture the key requirements for how the Borough Council will conduct its remote meetings.