Agenda and decisions

Tuesday 24th November, 2020 7.00 pm

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To receive apologies for absence.

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Leader's Announcements

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Minutes - 6 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2020.

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any Member(s) declaration(s) of interest.

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Sustainable Travel Town Bids pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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Review of Outcomes of the Parking Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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(A)           the findings of the review of the parking task and finish group recommendations be received and considered.


(B)           To approve the cessation of the following recommendations within the Parking Task and Finish group report:

a.    Recommendation 3: improve the accessibility and availability of short stay parking including an increase to the number of limited waiting, free bays where possible, throughout the town.

b.    Recommendation 10:Support Watton at Stone Parish council the lobbying for an increase in the number of parking spaces in the station car park.

c.     Recommendation 17: The Council to challenge station car park operators to reduce their charges to reflect closer to the all-day charge in East Herts Town Centre station car parks.



(C)           To approve the following recommendations for deferral:

a.    Recommendations 1:  Design and implement measures to encourage rail commuters to park in station car parks

b.    Recommendation 16: Revise the designation of Council owned car parks


(D)          To note that the following recommendations will be incorporated in service plans for officers to monitor, reporting periodically to the portfolio holder for parking:

a.    Recommendation 2:Revise the designation of Council owned car parks

b.    Recommendation 6: Review Blue Badge provision in Council-owned car parks

c.     Recommendation 9: Implement a permit parking scheme for Town Centre workers

d.    Recommendation 11: Lobby for improved cycle parking facilities and improved public transport

e.    Recommendation 13: Establish EV charging bays in EHDC car parks

f.      Recommendation 15: Implementing and lobbying for sustainability improvements including solar canopies, on-street EV charging and car clubs.




Shared Waste Service – Alignment of Commercial Waste and Recycling Services pdf icon PDF 301 KB

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(A)     To agree to the alignment in pricing and a common pricing structure for the shared waste service, for residual commercial and chargeable household waste; within the 2020-21 financial year. To agree to the introduction of charges for recyclable commercial and recyclable chargeable household waste in line with existing shared waste service charging; within the 2020-21 financial year;

(B)     To agree to a new pricing structure for chargeable household bulky waste collections; within the 2020-21 financial year;


(C)     To agree to the introduction of event waste management charges to align procedures in the shared service; within the 2020-21 financial year;


(D)     To agree to the introduction of new procedures for the management of fly-tipping, residual waste and recycling at flats to align procedures and charging within the shared service; within the 2020-21 financial year;




Garden Waste Service - Policy pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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To approve the key principles of a chargeable garden waste scheme as highlighted in paragraph 1 for the purpose of public consultation prior to a decision on implementation by Council




Gilston Area Community Engagement Strategy pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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(A)     That the Gilston Area Community Engagement Strategy is approved as a material consideration in the production of planning policy/guidance documents and the processing of planning applications associated with the Gilston Area.


(B)     That the Gilston Area Community Engagement Strategy is published alongside the other planning guidance documents that support implementation of the District Plan.


Hertfordshire Growth Board pdf icon PDF 235 KB

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(A)           Notes the content of this report and attached joint cover report at Appendix A: “Hertfordshire Growth Board Integrated Governance Framework”;


(B) Agrees to recommend to Council endorsement of the establishment of the Hertfordshire Growth Board Joint Committee and Hertfordshire Growth Board Scrutiny Joint Committee as Joint Committees


(C) Nominates the Leader as the Council’s representative on the Hertfordshire Growth Board Joint Committee, should Council endorse the establishment of the joint committee and the council’s membership, with delegated authority to appoint a substitute representative as required.



European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme - Launchpad 2 pdf icon PDF 331 KB

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That, subject to the outcome of a procurement process for awarding a contract for business support, the ERDF-supported Launchpad 2 project proceeds.


Budget 2021/22 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2021 – 2024 Proposals pdf icon PDF 326 KB

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(A)     Confirm the savings proposals, after consideration of the comments from Audit and Governance Committee, to be taken forward, subject to detailed impact assessments and accepting that some may need to be reconsidered in the light of the current pandemic;

(B)     Agree, as guidance to officers, that the budget proposals should be based on a Council Tax increase of £5, general inflation assumption of up to 1% and that the provision for the national pay award will be up to 2%;

(C)     Endorse the production of a phased capital programme over 5 years to better reflect actual phasing of delivery and more realistic revenue impacts of capital financing; and

(D)     Endorse the additional programme of work to transform the Council and place it on a financially sustainable footing as set out in paragraph 4.7.


Quarterly Corporate Budget Monitor – Quarter 2 September pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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(A)     Welcome that the net revenue budget 2020/21 forecast overspend at the end of quarter 2 has been contained at £168k; and


(B)     Endorse the revised capital budget for 2020/21 of £70.499m, of which £20.224m is estimated to be carried forward to future years.


2019/20 Treasury Management Outturn pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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2020/21 Mid-Year Treasury Management Update Report pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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Update from Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To receive a report of the Committee Chairman.

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Update from Audit and Governance Committee

Given the publishing requirements of the Executive and the fact that Audit and Governance received the Budget and Treasury reports at their meeting on 17 November the Chairman of Audit and Governance will present a summary to Members.

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