Decisions

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Decisions published

26/09/2023 - Schedule of Remuneration 2023/24 ref: 10898    For Determination

For Council to approve the schedule of remuneration for elected and co-opted Members for 2023/24 for publication, now all appointments have been made.

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

That the completed Schedule of Remuneration for 2023/24 be approved for publication.


26/09/2023 - Annual Report of the Standards Committee 2022/2023 ref: 10899    For Determination

To receive the first Annual Report of the Standards Committee

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

That the Standards Committee be thanked for its first report and the recommendations be accepted.


26/09/2023 - Annual Performance Report 2022/23 ref: 10897    For Determination

To endorse the Annual Performance Report 2022/23 prior to publication

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

That the 2022/23 Annual Performance Report, noting the performance achieved, be approved.


26/09/2023 - Notice of Motion ref: 10900    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

‘Report a Rogue’ Landlord and Rogue Landlord Checker Tools for Flintshire

Proposed by Councillor Sam Swash – Seconded by Councillor Alasdair Ibbotson

 

That the Notice of Motion, as amended, be supported.

 

Free School Meals – Councillor David Coggins Cogan

 

That the Notice of Motion, as amended, be supported.


26/09/2023 - Chair's Communications ref: 10904    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

Noted.


26/09/2023 - Declarations of Interest ref: 10903    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

all Members declared a personal interest in agenda item number 8 – Schedule of Remuneration 2023/24.  The following Members declared a personal interest in agenda item number 10 – Notice of Motion (1) in relation to landlords: Councillors: Davies-Cooke, Gee, Hodge, Lloyd, McKeown, Owen and Preece.  Councillor Lloyd said he would leave the room during the debate.


26/09/2023 - Presentations ref: 10902    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

Noted.


26/09/2023 - Public Question Time ref: 10906    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

None received.


26/09/2023 - Questions from Members on Committee Minutes ref: 10907    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

None received.


26/09/2023 - Questions ref: 10901    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

Received.


26/09/2023 - Petitions ref: 10905    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Made at meeting: 26/09/2023 - Flintshire County Council

Decision published: 28/11/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

Decision:

None received.


16/11/2023 - Revenue Budget Monitoring 2023/24 (Month 6) and Capital Programme Monitoring 2023/24 (Month 6) ref: 10894    Recommendations Approved

To provide the Revenue Budget Monitoring 2023/24 (Month 6) report and the Capital Programme 2023/24 (Month 6) report.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That having considered the Revenue Budget Monitoring 2023/24 (month 6) report, the Committee confirms that there are no specific matters to be raised with Cabinet; and

 

(b)       That having considered the Capital Programme Monitoring 2023/24 (month 6) report, the Committee confirms that there are no specific matters to be raised with Cabinet.


16/11/2023 - Minutes ref: 10889    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

That subject to the amendments, the minutes be approved as a correct record.


16/11/2023 - Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations) ref: 10888    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

On the Budget 2024/25, Councillor Carolyn Preece declared a personal and prejudicial interest as a close relative’s degree was funded through Theatr Clwyd.  She withdrew from the meeting for specific discussion on Theatr Clwyd.

 

Councillor Bernie Attridge declared a personal interest on the Employment and Workforce Mid-year Update due to close family members employed by the Council.


16/11/2023 - Employment and Workforce Mid-year Update ref: 10893    Recommendations Approved

This report covers strategic updates in addition to the quarterly workforce statistics and their analysis.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

That the mid-year Workforce Information Report for 2023/24 be noted.


16/11/2023 - Budget 2024/25 (Presentation) ref: 10892    Recommendations Approved

To summarise feedback from the Overview & Scrutiny Committees and to update on changes and risks to the additional budget requirement for the 2024/25 financial year.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

That the presentation be noted and circulated to Members.


16/11/2023 - Capital Programme 2024/25 - 2026/27 ref: 10896    Recommendations Approved

To present the Capital Programme 2024/25 - 2026/27 for review.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

That the Committee:

 

(a)       Supports the allocations and schemes in Table 3 (paragraph 1.09) for the Statutory/Regulatory and Retained Assets sections of the Council Fund Capital Programme 2024/25-2026/27;

 

(b)       Supports the schemes included in Table 4 (paragraph 1.32) for the Investment section of the Council Fund Capital Programme 2024/25-2026/27;

 

(c)       Notes that the shortfall in funding of schemes in 2024/25 and 2025/26 in Table 5 (paragraph 1.37) at this point in the approval process allows flexibility.  Options including a combination of future capital receipts, alternative grants (if available), prudential borrowing or the re-phasing of schemes will be considered during 2024/25, and included in future Capital Programme reports;

 

(d)       Supports the schemes included in Table 6 (paragraph 1.41) for the specifically funded section of the Council Fund Capital Programme which will be funded in part through borrowing; and

 

(e)       Confirms that it has no comments for Cabinet to consider before the Capital Programme 2024/25-2026/27 report is considered by Council.


16/11/2023 - Capital Strategy including Prudential Indicators 2024/25 - 2026/27 ref: 10895    Recommendations Approved

To present the Capital Strategy 2024/25 - 2026/27 for review.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee recommends the Capital Strategy to Cabinet; and

 

(b)       That the Committee recommends to Cabinet:-

 

·         The Prudential Indicators for 2024/25-2026/27 as detailed within Tables 1, and 4-8 of the Capital Strategy, and

 

·         Delegated authority for the Corporate Finance Manager to effect movements between the separately agreed limits within the authorised limit for external debt and the operational boundary for external debt (Table 6 of the Capital Strategy).


16/11/2023 - Forward Work Programme ref: 10891    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Forward Work Programme of the Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Forward Work Programme, as amended, be noted; and

 

(b)       That the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Committee Chair, be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises.


16/11/2023 - Action Tracking ref: 10890    Recommendations Approved

To inform the Committee of progress against actions from previous meetings.

Decision Maker: Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

That the Committee notes the progress which has been made.


06/11/2023 - Forward Work Programme ref: 10886    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That the Forward Work Programme, as amended, be approved.


06/11/2023 - Dispensations ref: 10880    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

None received.


06/11/2023 - Confidential urgent item ref: 10887    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Monitoring Officer write to all County Councillors (copied to the Standards Committee) to convey the Committee’s concerns following consideration of feedback from a recent visit to a County Council meeting and the findings of a PSOW case; and

 

(b)       That once visits to County Council meetings had been completed for the 2023/24 municipal year, the Committee would review the situation to assess if further visits were required.


06/11/2023 - Minutes ref: 10879    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That subject to the two amendments, the minutes be approved as a correct record.


06/11/2023 - Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations) ref: 10878    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

Councillor Andrew Parkhurst declared a personal and prejudicial interest on minute number 41 which was an urgent confidential item to be discussed at the end of the meeting, as agreed by the Chair.  Councillor Parkhurst left the meeting prior to the start of that item.  Councillor Antony Wren declared a personal interest on the same item.


06/11/2023 - Feedback from the Independent Members' visits to Town and Community Councils ref: 10881    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the report include examples of good practice observed at the meetings; and

 

(b)       That the report is circulated to all Town and Community Councils in Flintshire and the common themes and suggestions at paragraph 1.04 of the report are endorsed as recommendations of best practice to those councils.


06/11/2023 - Suggested items for the National Forum for Chairs of Standards Committees ref: 10884    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That the suggested items be put forward for inclusion on the agenda of the next meeting of the National Forum for Chairs of Standards Committees.


06/11/2023 - Reports from Independent Member visits to County Council meetings ref: 10882    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That the Committee notes the verbal feedback to be shared with all Members.


06/11/2023 - Feedback from the Ethical Liaison Meeting ref: 10885    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That the Committee oversees the development of a training programme for County Councillors and Group Leaders.

Lead officer: Gareth Owens


06/11/2023 - Rolling Review of the Members' Code of Conduct ref: 10883    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Made at meeting: 06/11/2023 - Standards Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2023

Effective from: 06/11/2023

Decision:

That the Committee amends the value above which gifts and hospitality must be registered from £10 to £25.

Lead officer: Gareth Owens


21/11/2023 - Alleviating food poverty over the school holidays ref: 10875    For Determination

To consider proposals following the Notice of Motion (NOM) presented to Council in September 2023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - AURA Leisure and Library Services ref: 10877    For Determination

To provide an update on progress and raise matters for consideration.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023


21/11/2023 - Homeless Pressures ref: 10873    For Determination

To present the proposed mitigating measures being explored with a view to reducing the budget pressure around emergency accommodation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Expansion of Specialist Educational Provision ref: 10876    For Determination

To secure agreement for expansion of specialist provision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023


21/11/2023 - Corporate Debt Policy – Housing Rent Collection ref: 10874    For Determination

To approve changes to the Corporate Debt Recovery Policy to strengthen the collection of Housing Rent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendation.


21/11/2023 - Capital Programme 2024/25 – 2026/27 ref: 10864    For Determination

To present the Capital Programme 2024/25 – 2026/27 for recommendation to Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Revenue Budget Monitoring 2023/24 (Month 6) ref: 10867    For Determination

This regular monthly report provides the latest revenue budget monitoring position for 2023/24 for the Council Fund and Housing Revenue Account. The position is based on actual income and expenditure as at Month 6, and projects forward to year-end.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Flintshire County Council’s Carbon Footprint Report 2022-23 ref: 10872    For Determination

To provide an update on the Council’s latest carbon footprint data following submission to Welsh Government.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendation.


21/11/2023 - Social Enterprise ref: 10871    For Determination

1) provide an update on the Council’s work to support social enterprises; 2) to respond to the Audit Wales review of social enterprise support in Wales; and 3) to present the Council’s self-assessment on social enterprise support and refreshed social enterprise action plan.


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Shared Prosperity Fund ref: 10870    For Determination

To provide an update on the development of the programme and the selection of projects to receive a grant award from the Flintshire SPF funding allocation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Waste Strategy Consultation ref: 10866    For Determination

To seek approval for consultation for the authority’s draft waste strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Capital Strategy including Prudential Indicators 2024/25 – 2026/27 ref: 10865    For Determination

To present the Capital Strategy 2024/25 – 2026/27 for recommendation to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Council Tax Base for 2024/25 ref: 10869    For Determination

To approve the Council Tax Base for the financial year 2024/25 as part of the process of the revenue budget setting and Council Tax setting process for the new year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 30/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


21/11/2023 - Capital Programme Monitoring 2023/24 (Month 6) ref: 10868    For Determination

To present the Month 6 Capital Programme information for 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2023

Effective from: 21/11/2023

Decision:

As detailed in the recommendations.


15/11/2023 - Void Management ref: 10863    Recommendations Approved

To provide a detailed update to the Committee on Void properties and the work undertaken to bring the properties back into use.

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

That the update be noted.


15/11/2023 - Housing Rent Income ref: 10862    Recommendations Approved

To provide the latest operational update on the collection of housing rent and to set out proposed changes to the Corporate Debt Recovery Policy to strengthen the rent enforcement process.

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee note the latest financial position for rent collections in 2023/24 as set out in the report; and

 

(b)       That the Committee support the proposed changes to the Corporate Debt Policy to strengthen the collection of Housing Rent by taking court action, as a default position, in cases where contract holders were not making payment, were 12 weeks in arrears and/or who owe £1,500 or more and who were not engaging with the housing service to address the arrears.


15/11/2023 - Homelessness Budget Pressure - Options Paper ref: 10861    Recommendations Approved

To present the proposed mitigating measures being explored with a view to reducing the budget pressure around emergency accommodation.

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee note the latest financial position in relation to homelessness; and

 

(b)       That the Committee support the options outlined in Appendix 1 to increase supply and mitigate further overspends on the homelessness budget.


15/11/2023 - Housing Revenue Account (HRA) 30 Year Financial Business Plan ref: 10860    Recommendations Approved

To consider the proposed Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2024/25 and the HRA Business Plan.

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee note the HRA budget for 2024/25 as set out in the report;

 

(b)       That the Committee note the proposed minimum rent increase of 6.5%;

 

(c)       That the Committee note the proposed garage rent increase of 6.5%;

 

(d)       That the Committee note the proposed increase in serve charges to full cost recovery; and

 

(e)       That the Committee note the proposed HRA Capital Programme for 2024/25 as set out in Appendix B of the report.


15/11/2023 - Minutes ref: 10858    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

13.09.2023

That subject to the suggested amendment, the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

11.10.2023

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


15/11/2023 - Declarations of Interest (including Whipping Declarations) ref: 10857    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

Councillor Ted Palmer declared a personal interest as a Council tenant.


15/11/2023 - Forward Work Programme and Action Tracking ref: 10859    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Forward Work Programme of the Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee and to inform the Committee of progress against actions from previous meetings.

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023

Decision:

(a)       That the Forward Work Programme be noted;

 

(b)       That the Facilitator, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee, be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises; and

 

(c)       That the Committee notes the progress made in completing the outstanding actions.