Agenda/Speakers:

Meeting Documents

1 . Apologies

  • To receive apologies for absence.

2 . Minutes

  • View Minutes
  • To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018.

3 . Urgent Business

  • The chairman to identify any items of urgent business.

4 . Declarations of Interest

  • To receive any declarations of interest in any matter to be discussed at the meeting. Members and officers are requested to identify the nature of the interest.

5 . Chairman's Announcements

  • Chairman's announcements

5.1 Chairman's Carol Concert

  • The chairman to thank everyone who attended the carol concert at Coleford Baptist Church, Newland Street, Coleford on Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

5.2 Chairman's Chairty Dinner

  • The chairman to confirm that the Chairman’s Charity Dinner will be held on Friday, 1 March 2019 at Bells Hotel, Coleford at 7pm.

6 . Public Question Time

  • To answer questions asked by members of the public. The constitution requires that questions are received three working days before the meeting (deadline 4.00pm on Monday, 18 February 2019)

7 . Member Questions

  • Member Questions

7.1 Cllr Brian Robinson

  • a) Full Council approved a Cabinet recommendation in October 2018 to buy the Five Acre site for £1. Does the Council now own the Five Acres site?

  • b)   The six month business rate exemption applying from the time the site was vacated has now almost expired. Can the Leader update councillors on plans for future development and any decision to demolish the existing buildings?

7.2 Cllr Brian Robinson

  • What impact will Cheltenham Borough Council’s decision to leave the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership have on this council?

7.3 Cllr Brian Robinson

  • Concerns were raised in the national press this week that councils across the UK May be paying too much for commercial property. The Government is also concerned about councils investing funds in other council areas.  Will this change the Cabinet’s current plans to invest £5m of this Council’s funds in commercial property?

8 . Councillors Allowances Scheme 2019/20

9 . Local Council Tax Support Scheme

10 . Revenue & Capital Budget and Council Tax Proposals for 2019/20 (Including Pay Policy Statement)

11 . Council Tax Resolution 2019/20

12 . Cabinet and Scrutiny Committee Reports

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  • The Leader of the Council and the chairman of the scrutiny committee to report on recent activities, followed by questions from members. Depending on time the Chairman will rule and only take one question per member relating to reports.

  • a) Cabinet

  • b) Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee

  • Additional Documents:

  • Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee Report 291118

13 . Future Meetings

  • Thursday, 21 March 2019 Extraordinary Council meeting

  • Thursday, 4 April 2019