Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Member nominated to attend the meeting in place of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Representations

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, with each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Of the meeting held on 29th October 2018 to be approved and signed.

5.

Draft Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-2024 and Draft Budget & Council Tax 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

1.     That the Committee refers the Draft Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-2024, and the proposed Draft Budget & Council Tax for 2019/20, including the financial management priorities and key assumptions for the short term and medium term planning horizon to members for consideration at the committee meetings in January 2019 and feedback to the Policy and Resources Committee on 5th February 2019;

 

2.     That the Committee approves, in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) Regulations 1992, the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012, that the Council Tax Base calculation for the year 2019/20 will be 31,898.0 for Worcester City Council, including 3,951.9 for Warndon Parish Council and 2,197.1 for St Peter’s Parish Council (as detailed in Appendix 5);

 

3.     That the Committee notes that the proposals will be updated for any agreed changes following budget consultation with members, and for any significant changes following the publication of the Local Government Finance Settlement.  Formal adoption of the MTFP and the Budget & Council Tax 2019/20, will be recommended to Full Council for approval on 19th February 2019; and

 

4.     The Committee invite all political groups and/or individual members to notify the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources no later than 31st December 2018 of any other budget proposals that they wish officers to explore and request the Corporate Director to include such proposals in the reports for consideration by members at the January meetings.

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6.

CCTV Investment Plan pdf icon PDF 1 MB

1.     To note the recommendation of the Communities Committee at its meeting of 24 October 2018 to support the modernisation of, and investment in CCTV cameras (see Appendix 1);

 

2.     To recommend to Council an increase in the Capital Programme of £398,000 to complement partner investment from the Police and Crime Commissioner and the University of Worcester to replace analogue CCTV street cameras and supporting fibre and technology with a completely digital HD system; and

 

3.     To instruct officers to procure works to upgrade and maintain the conversion from an analogue CCTV street camera network to a completely digital HD system.  To delegate the award of the contract to Director of Place in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of Communities Committee.

7.

Fees and Charges for 2019 - Freedom Leisure Contract pdf icon PDF 107 KB

That the Committee approve the Fees & Charges submitted by Freedom Leisure for 2019 (covering the period 1st January to 31st December 2019 inclusive) and relating to Perdiswell Leisure Centre, St Johns Sports Centre, Nunnery Wood Sports Complex and Active Communities Worcester (formerly the Sport, Art & Play Development Service).

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8.

Shared Services Governance and Reporting pdf icon PDF 104 KB

That the Committee note the content of this report.

9.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.