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1.

Apologies and Announcements

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were presented on behalf of County Councillors Jenny Purcell and Matthew Tomlinson.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council was notified that Members had been invited to make declarations of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in matters on the agenda in accordance with the County Council's Code of Conduct for Members. The following interests were declared:

 

Name of Councillor

Agenda Item Number

Nature of Interest (non-pecuniary unless stated)

D Howarth

4.

Member of South Ribble Borough Council

Member of Penwortham Town Council

J Potter

4.

 

Member of Preston City Council

D Whipp

4.

Member of Pendle Borough Council

Member of Barnoldswick Town Council

 

3.

Report of the Cabinet (Part A) - Lancashire County Council's Corporate Strategy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Minutes:

County Councillor Geoff Driver, Leader of the County Council, moved a report setting out the recommendations of the Cabinet in respect of the County Council's Corporate Strategy.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The adoption of the county council's corporate strategy entitled 'Our Vision for Lancashire' as set out in the report, now presented, be approved;

(ii)  The set of accompanying high level key performance metrics as set out in the report, now presented, be approved and that the intention to engage scrutiny in their ongoing development be noted.

 

 

4.

Revenue Budget 2019/20 and Financial Strategy 2019/20 to 2022/23; Capital Delivery Programme 2019/20; Council Tax and Precept 2019/20; Treasury Management Strategy and Non-Treasury Investment Strategy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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Minutes:

County Councillor Geoff Driver, Leader of the County Council, moved the report of the Cabinet from its meeting on 7 February 2019 regarding the:

 

-  Revenue Budget 2019/20 and Financial Strategy 2019/20 to 2022/23;

-  Capital Delivery Programme 2019/20;

-  Council Tax and Precept 2019/20;

 

together with the report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meeting on 28 January 2019, regarding the Treasury Management Strategy and Non-Treasury Investment Strategy 2019/20.

 

The motion was seconded by County Councillor Albert Atkinson, Deputy Leader of the County Council.

 

Following a brief adjournment, County Councillor Tony Martin, on behalf of the Labour Group, then made his Budget speech and moved an Amendment to the Budget revenue proposals on behalf of the Labour Group, which was seconded by County Councillor Azhar Ali.

 

A copy of the Amendment was circulated to all Members and is set out at Annex 1 to these minutes.

 

Following a period of debate, a recorded vote on the Amendment was taken. The names of those Members who voted for or against the Amendment, and those who abstained, are set out below:

 

For (32)

 

A Aldridge

C Crompton

J Gibson

S Malik

M Parkinson

A Ali

M Dad

P Hayhurst

T Martin

J Parr

L Beavers

B Dawson

N Hennessy

J Mein

M Pattison

J Berry

F De Molfetta

S Holgate

J Molineux

K Snape

T Burns

G Dowding

M Iqbal

Y Motala

 

L Collinge

K Ellard

H Khan

L Oades

 

L Cox

J Fillis

E Lewis

G Oliver

 

 

Against (44)

 

A Atkinson

J Cooney

A Kay

M Salter

C Wakeford

M Barron

G Driver

J Marsh

A Schofield

G Wilkins

P Britcliffe

J Eaton

S Morris

J Shedwick

P Williamson

I Brown

C Edwards

E Nash

D Smith

B Yates

P Buckley

D Foxcroft

D O'Toole

A Snowden

 

J Burrows

A Gardiner

M Perks

D Stansfield

 

S Charles

G Gooch

E Pope

P Steen

 

A Cheetham

M Green

J Rear

C Towneley

 

S Clarke

P Greenall

P Rigby

S Turner

 

A Clempson

K Iddon

A Riggott

A Vincent

 

 

Abstain (4)

 

D Howarth

J Potter

J Sumner

D Whipp

 

The Labour Group's amendment was therefore LOST.

 

County Councillor David Whipp, on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, then made his Budget speech and moved an amendment to the Budget proposals on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, which was seconded by County Councillor David Howarth.

 

A copy of the Amendment was circulated to all Members and is set out at Annex 2 to these minutes.

 

Following a period of debate, a recorded vote on the Amendment was taken. The names of Members who voted for or against the Amendment, and those who abstained, are set out below:

 

For (4)

 

D Howarth

J Potter

J Sumner

D Whipp

 

Against (45)

 

A Atkinson

A Clempson

P Greenall

E Pope

D Stansfield

M Barron

J Cooney

P Hayhurst

J Rear

P Steen

P Britcliffe

G Driver

K Iddon

P Rigby

C Towneley

I Brown

J Eaton

A Kay

A Riggott

S Turner  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Annexes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Annex 1 - Labour Group Amendment

 

Proposed additions to the revenue budget

 

£m

 

Reinstatement of Waste – Household Waste Recycling Centre Service Provision (SC001)

 

  0.367

Reinstatement of Integrated Transport Services - Provision of Bus Passes for Secondary Excluded, wherever possible (SC012)

 

  0.000

Reinstatement of Home care for older adults and people with disabilities – promoting single-handed care (SC505)

 

  0.307

Reinstatement of Older People Care Services – Day Services (SC514)

 

  0.040

Reinstatement of Lancashire Wellbeing Service (SC610)

 

  0.503

Reinstatement of Welfare Rights Service (SC608)

 

  0.000

Reinstatement of Lancashire Break Time (SC119)

 

  0.683

Reinstatement of Health Improvement Services (SC609)

 

  0.337

Reinstatement of Home Improvement Services (SC611)

 

  0.220

Provide additional funding for Community Transport (CMTY024)

 

  0.087

Provide additional funding for winter gritting temporary routes

 

  0.110

Reinstatement of Highways – Gully Emptying (SC029)

 

  0.000

Reinstatement of Highways Network Regulation (Parking – on street pay and display) (SC034)

 

  0.000

Non-recurrent County Nursery Schools Funding Reserve

  1.000

 

Total cost of proposed amendments:

 

 

3.654

 

 

The amendments to be funded from the transitional reserve.

 

View of the Chief Executive and Director of Resources (S151)

 

The proposals have been validated as being deliverable financially in 2019/20.

In validating the proposals, I have been mindful that:

  • There are no compensatory savings offered which will place a greater call on reserves in 2019/20 and increase the structural deficit in the budget. 

 

  • A number of the savings proposed for reinstatement having a larger financial impact in 2020/21 and beyond.

 

Over the term of the financial strategy, the proposals would further increase the structural funding gap by £10.568m to £57.984m in 2022/23.

 

The transitional reserve would be depleted more quickly, and would be exhausted during 2022/23. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annex 2 - Liberal Democrat Group Amendment

 

 

(1)  Proposed Additions to the Revenue Budget

Additional Cost of Proposals 19/20

 

  £m

 

Reinstate funding for Household Waste Recycling Centres

(SC001):  0.367

 

Reinstate funding for SEND Breaktime service (SC119):  0.683

 

Reinstate funding for Lancashire Wellbeing Service (SC610):  0.503

 

Reinstate funding for Welfare Rights Service (SC608)  .000

nil effect 19/20   

Reverse proposed on-street parking (SC034) saving £212k  0.000

of investment across 2019/20 and 2020/21 from not

implementing the proposal. 

Provide funding for street light energy costs to allow more

flexible policy on times of dimming in locations where there

are community safety concerns:  0.500

 

Fund additional reactive maintenance to highway drainage,

with delegation to districts where there is local capacity to

carry out work (including drainage schemes in capital

programme):  0.318

 

Fund set up costs of a Local Lancashire Lottery with the aim

to generate funds to replace the funding lost to charitable

and other organisations being cut through axing of LCC

funding streams:  0.007

 

Fund six person team (part year) to market county council

facilities and services to generate income (see savings):  0.200

 

 

 

Total Cost of Proposed Amendments:    2.578


 

 

 

 

Financing the Proposed Additions to the Budget

  Revenue    Savings

 

  £m

 

 

Reduction in costs of agency staff:  1.000

 

Additional net income from profitable use of county council’s

Physical assets (e.g. weddings at Wycoller), traded services

and greater income generation from Outdoor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.