Merton Council Cabinet 14 January 2019

Venue: Committee rooms C, D & E – Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

No. Item
1. Apologies for absence
2. Declarations of pecuniary interest
3. Minutes of the previous meeting  PDF 69 KB
4. Reference from scrutiny – strategic approach to parking charges  PDF 66 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. The Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel recommended that Cabinet take into account its reference set out in paragraph 2.8 of the report when making future decisions on the strategic approach to parking charges and on the associated public consultation.

5. Keeping young people safe in Merton  PDF 90 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. That Cabinet considered the report and recommendations arising from the joint scrutiny exercise with the youth parliament on the issue of keeping young people safe in Merton – attached as Appendix 1;

2. That Cabinet considered the draft officer response set out in Appendix 2

3. That Cabinet agreed to delegate the action plan to the Director of Children Schools and Families.

6. Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme 2019/20  PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. For Cabinet to review and agree the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2019/20

2. For Cabinet to agree the new Retail Discount Scheme for 2019/20

7. Council Tax Reduction Policy to Support care Leavers  PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. Cabinet agreed that the Council Tax Reduction policy is amended to support care leavers up to the age of 25 that do not receive maximum help towards their council tax through council tax support or an exemption with effect from April 2019.

8. Draft Business Plan 2019-23  PDF 823 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. That Cabinet noted the financial information arising from the Provisional Settlement 2019/20 and that the financial implications will be incorporated into the draft MTFS 2019-23 and draft capital programme 2019-23.

2. That Cabinet noted the latest update of the draft MTFS for 2019 – 23

9. Financial Report 2018/19 – November 2018  PDF 615 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

A. That Cabinet noted the financial reporting data relating to revenue budgetary control, showing a forecast net overspend at year end of £0.215 million, 0.04% of gross budget.

B. That Cabinet noted the adjustments to the Capital Programme contained in Appendix 5b and approved the items in the Table below:

Scheme 2018/19 Budget 2019/20 Budget Narrative
Corporate Service
Housing Company (439,000) 439,000 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Parking System (106,000) 106,000 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Community and Housing
Disabled Facilities Grant 102,320 0 2018-19 Budget based on projected spend at year end
Children, Schools and Families
Healthy Schools (188,630) 188,630 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Harris Academy Wimbledon (209,500) 209,500 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Capital Loans to Schools (108,900) 108,900 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Environment and Regeneration
Wimbledon Lake De-Silting (73,500) 117,290 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Morden Leisure Centre (338,830) 338,830 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Waste Bins (789,270) 789,270 Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend
Highways bridges & structures (310,000) 310,000 Funding no longer required, residual spend in revenue
Total (2,461,310) 2,607,420

 

10. Former Virgin Active property, Battle Close, SW19 1AQ  PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. That the demolition of the former Virgin Active Health Club, Battle Close, SW19 1AQ is authorised subject to confirmation of prior approval under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development((England) Order 2015.

11. London Councils Grants Scheme Subscription for 2019/20  PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

A. That Cabinet approved the council’s contribution to the London Councils Grants Scheme 2019/20 as per the subscription set by London Councils Leaders’ Committee on 4 December 2018.

12. Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy Ward Allocation Scheme  PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

A. That Cabinet consider the outcome from the £5k per ward pilot project carried out in 2018

B. The Cabinet approve the ward allocation scheme including £15k per ward as set out at paragraph 2.17

C. That Cabinet note that the second bidding round for the Neighbourhood Fund will be carried out early in 2019 separately from the ward allocation scheme in accordance with the governance and allocation arrangements approved by Cabinet in 2017, as set out at paragraph 2.19.

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