To approve the proposed fees and charges for 2023/24.
Note: Some agenda items being discussed at Corporate Policy and Resources Committee on 20 February 2023 may impact on this report and it may require updating to account for that Committee’s decision after the meeting.
Council considered a report on the proposed fees and charges for 2023/24.
Council resolved to agree the fees and charges for 2023/24.
To approve the proposed fees and charges for 2023/24 as set out in Appendices A to F of the report.
The Committee considered the Fees and Charges Report 2023/24 that sought approval and a recommendation to Council that they should be agreed.
Committee advised that the increase shown in the report for Meals on Wheels was incorrect as it was previously agreed at a meeting of the Community and Wellbeing Committee that there would be no increase. The Committee were advised that this would be amended before the report was presented to Council. The Committee also agreed that the proposed increase in the Junior football bookings was to be rejected so that the fees would remain the same as they were for 2022/23.
The Committee agreed to go into a private session to discuss the fees and charges in greater detail.
It was agreed that the fees and charges in respect of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) would be reviewed to ensure that they were in line with other Local Authorities. An item is to be put on the Committee’s Forward Plan and a report is to be brought back to this Committee in July 2023.
The Committee resolved to agree to recommend to Council that they approve the Fees and Charges Report subject to the above amendments having been made.
In line with Standing Order 5.1 of the Council’s Constitution, it was proposed by Councillor Nichols and seconded by Councillor Beardsmore that the meeting extend beyond three hours. The Committee agreed to the meeting continuing beyond the three hours.