Agenda

Corporate Policy and Resources Committee - Monday, 28 November 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email: k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies and Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutions.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2022 as a correct record of proceedings.

3.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.

4.

Questions from members of the Public

The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no questions were received.

 

 

5.

Ward Issues

To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no ward issues were received.

 

6.

Urgent Actions

To note those urgent actions which have been taken by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader since the last Corporate Policy and Resources meeting on 10 October 2022.

7.

Knowle Green Estates Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Committee are requested to note the Annual Report 2021/22 for Knowle Green Estates Ltd and approve the re-appointment of Anne Fillis and Darren Levy as the two Non-Executive Directors for a further two year term.

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8.

Corporate Risk Management pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Report to follow.

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9.

Treasury Management Mid-Year Report pdf icon PDF 731 KB

The Committee is asked to note the performance of the Treasury Department during the first six months of 2022/23.

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10.

Outline Budget 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 866 KB

Report to follow.

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11.

Determination of 2023/24 Council Tax Base for tax setting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Committee is asked to make a recommendation to Council to approve:

 

1.    The gross Council Tax Base for 2023/24 is determined at 41,185 (2022/23: 40,867) after taking account of the Council’s agreed Council Tax Support Scheme, and

 

2.    The net Council Tax Base for 2023/24 calculated as Band D equivalents, is determined at 39,949 (2022/23: 39,233) after adjustment by 3% to allow for irrecoverable amounts, appeals and property base changes.

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12.

Sinking Fund Policy pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Report to follow

13.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Policy for Current and Future Medium-term Investments. pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Committee are asked to agree the criteria set out in 2.4 to 2.6 of the report to allow a review to be carried out of the Council’s existing medium term investment portfolio.

14.

Review of the Community Lettings Policy pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Report to follow

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15.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider the Forward Plan for committee business.

16.

Exclusion of Public & Press (Exempt Business)

To move the exclusion of the Press/Public for the following items, in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

17.

Annual Commercial Property Report 2021/22

Committee is asked to approve the Annual Commercial Property Report for the year ending 31 March 2022 and to agree the recommendation that Option B is approved and that the report should be made publicly available on the Council’s website..

18.

Oast House Listed Building

Report to follow.

19.

Temporary Adoption of the Staines Development Framework

Committee are asked to consider a report from the Chief Accountant and make a recommendation to Council in respect of the Motion brought before Council on 20 October seeking a temporary adoption of the Staines Development Framework.