Agenda

 

For enquiries on this agenda, please contact:

Fiona Cotter, Fiona.cotter@kingston.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8547 4607

 

 

 

Published on 5 July 2021

 

 

 

 

Corporate and Resources Committee

 

Date:                Tuesday 13 July 2021

 

Time:               7:30 pm

 

Place:              Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames

 

 

Social Distancing Requirements

 

All committees will continue to be livestreamed and we encourage residents to

watch virtually if possible.

 

Seating capacity at the Guildhall is currently limited due to social distancing requirements.

If you would like to attend in person, you must register your interest by 10am the day

before the committee by contacting democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk. You will be

asked to provide contact details for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace and requested

not to attend if you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19, feel unwell on the day of the

meeting or have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate.

 

We strongly advise all those who attend to take a COVID-19 test on the day of the

meeting, if possible. You can find more information about testing on the Council’s website

at kingston.gov.uk/rapidtesting.

 

 

Members of the Committee

 

Councillor Caroline Kerr (Co Chair in the Chair), Councillor Tim Cobbett (Co Chair); Councillor Andreas Kirsch (Co Chair); Councillor John Sweeney (Co-Chair); Councillor Rowena Bass, Councillor Mark Beynon, Councillor Tim Cobbett, Councillor Kevin Davis, Councillor Lorraine Dunstone, Councillor Mark Durrant, Councillor Ian George, Councillor Dennis Goodship, Councillor Caroline Kerr, Councillor Andreas Kirsch, Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner, Councillor John Sweeney and Councillor Sharon Young

 

This meeting will be livestreamed on the Council’s website

 

This agenda is available to view on: www.kingston.gov.uk

You can also access this agenda through the Modern.gov app or by scanning the QR code with your smartphone.


 

AGENDA

 

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1.             

Public Question Time

 

 

A period of up to 30 minutes during which any resident of the Borough or representative of organisations within the Borough (other than members of the Council) may ask a question on matters relevant to the Committee.

 

Questions must be submitted in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the day prior to the meeting (12 July 2021)

 

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2.             

Petitions

 

 

To receive completed petitions which have not already been submitted electronically or in hard copy by councillors or members of the public who live, work or study in the Borough.

 

The petition must contain at least 20 signatures & notice of intention to submit the petition must be given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by no later than the last working day prior to the meeting (12 July 2021).

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3.             

Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members

 

 

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4.             

Declarations of Interest

 

 

Members of the Committee are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any personal interests relevant to items on the Agenda.

 

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5.             

Year End Corporate Plan and Key Performance Indicators

Appendix A

 

To update Members on progress on delivering the Corporate Plan, report on the Corporate Plan Key Performance Indicators and to update members on changes to corporate plan priorities and corporate Key Performance Indicators.

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6.             

Equalities and Diversity Inclusion Strategy

Appendix B

 

To recommend to the Council the adoption of the new Equalities and Diversity Strategy, “Inclusive Kingston” and, subject to its adoption, agree the next steps in delivering the Strategy.

 

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7.             

Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 2020/21 - Year End Outturn

Appendix C

To report the revenue and capital outturn positions for 2020/21 including the position on the School’s budget and earmarked reserves.

 

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8.             

Emergency Decision Making Arrangements

Appendix D

 

To review the arrangements for the operation of the Council’s committees and decision-making process in the light of the evolving public health situation.

 

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9.             

Scheme of Members Allowances

Appendix E

 

To propose a minor adjustment to the provisions within the scheme of Members’ Allowances in respect of care for dependents.

 

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10.          

Cambridge Road Estate - Appropriation

Appendix F

 

To seek approval for the appropriation of Council owned land on the Cambridge Road Estate in order to enable the proposed regeneration of the estate to proceed.

 

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11.          

Kingston Riverside Workspace

Appendix G

 

To set out the commissioning intentions for the maim contract and seek approval for the project grant allocation to be added to the Council’s Capital Programme 2022-24. The report also seeks approval to enter into a 10 year (3 year break) lease with the John Lewis Partnership to enable occupation of affordable workspace enterprise space at ground floor level and the provision of creative and cultural performance arts activity space in the basement undercroft spaces.

 

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12.          

Leisure Services Contract - Update

Appendix H

 

To update the Committee on the COVID recovery plan for the leisure services provision delivered by the Council’s contractor, Places Leisure, to seek agreement to a package of support for 2021/22 and to agree the commercial settlement that has been reached between the parties in respect of the Kingfisher facility.

 

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13.          

Voluntary and Community Sector Contracts Extensions and Variations

Appendix I

 

To seek approval to extend and vary the existing arrangements and contracts with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations for a further period to enable co-production of a new VCS commissioning model.

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14.          

Urgent Items authorised by the Chair

 

 

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15.          

Exclusion of Press and Public

 

 

The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

 

“To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

In the event of exclusion being agreed, the live stream of the meeting will be suspended for part or all of the remainder of the meeting.

 

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Welcome to this meeting

 

Notice of Webcast

This meeting is being filmed for live and subsequent recorded broadcast via the Council’s website. The images and sound recording may also be used for training purposes with the Council.  Generally, the public seating areas are not filmed.  However, the layout of the room means that the Council is unable to guarantee a seat/location that is not within coverage area (images and sound) of the webcasting equipment.

 

By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recording for webcasting and/or training purposes.

 

Information about the Committee

 

The Committee is made up of your local elected councillors.  As one of five strategic committees of the Council, it helps set the overall direction of the Council.

 

Social Distancing Requirements

 

All committees will continue to be livestreamed and we encourage residents to

watch virtually if possible.

 

Seating capacity at the Guildhall is currently limited due to social distancing requirements.

If you would like to attend in person, you must register your interest by 10am the day

before the committee by contacting democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk. You will be

asked to provide contact details for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace and requested

not to attend if you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19, feel unwell on the day of the

meeting or have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate.

We strongly advise all those who attend to take a COVID-19 test on the day of the

meeting if possible. You can find more information about testing on the Council’s website

at kingston.gov.uk/rapidtesting.

 

Emergency evacuation arrangements

 

If the fire alarm sounds during the meeting, please leave the building by the nearest exit. If you require assistance, please remain seated and an Officer will assist you from the building.

 

Public participation during the meeting

 

Public Question time

 

Subject to the limitations imposed by social distancing requirements, there is a

question time of up to 30 minutes from 7.30pm to 8.00pm to provide an opportunity for

members of the public or representatives of organisations operating in the Borough to ask

questions on matters which are the responsibility of this particular committee.

 

Questions must be submitted in writing by one full working before the meeting (i.e.

by 10am the day before the meeting) to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk

Questions will normally be taken at the meeting in the order that they have been received.

Questions must be put in person but you can ask someone to provide translation or other practical assistance to facilitate a question where required. If you do not attend the meeting or fail to identify yourself at the meeting then the question will be deemed to be withdrawn.

 

If you have submitted more than one question, your second and subsequent questions shall be considered only after all other questioners have had the opportunity to ask their questions, if time allows. You will have up to three minutes in which to ask any question.

Any questions not dealt with within the 30 minute time limit will receive a written response.

 

Public speaking on items on the Agenda

 

Subject to the limitations imposed by social distancing requirements, during the course of the meeting, the Chair, at his/her discretion, may allow contributions on items listed on the agenda. Such comments would be heard prior to the commencement of debate by Members. You need to let the Democratic Services Officer know that you wish to make comments on an item. Green slips should be available on the chairs in the Public

Gallery. Please complete one of these slips, giving details of your name, address and connection with the Borough (i.e. whether you live, work or study here) and hand it to the

Democratic Services Officer ideally before the start of the meeting but before the start of the relevant item at the latest.

 

Filming

 

Members of the public and journalists/media wishing to film meetings are permitted to do so but are asked to give advance notice of this and respect any concerns expressed by people being filmed.

 

Interests

 

Councillors must say if they have an interest in any of the items on the Agenda. Interests may be personal or pecuniary. Depending on the interest declared, it might be necessary for the Councillor to leave the meeting during the debate on any given item. Further information regarding declarations of interest can be found in Part 5A of the Constitution -

Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Call-in

 

Most of the decisions made at the Committee (there are certain exceptions in relation to planning and licensing matters) can be “called in” for review by a minimum of 2% of the registered local government electors who live in the Borough (currently 2,310 electors) or

9 Councillors.

 

A Decision notice will be published on the Council’s website soon after the meeting with details of the decisions. A decision can be called in for a period of 10 working days after the meeting. Decisions are not, therefore, acted upon until it is clear that they are not going to be called in.

 

The call in means the decision will be reviewed by a meeting of the Council’s Scrutiny

Panel. The Panel at this meeting cannot change the original decision. It may decide that

no further action is necessary, in which case the decision will be implemented or will refer the issue back to the decision making Committee (or, exceptionally, to a meeting of the

Full Council) with its views and a request that the decision is reconsidered taking account of these views.

 

Minutes

 

The Minutes briefly summarise the item and record the decision. They do not record who said what during the debate.