Agenda


Executive - Monday 6 June 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4AA

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk, 01295 221589

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest that they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

3.

Petitions and Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to submit petitions or to address the meeting.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2022.

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

6.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

7.

Executive Performance, Risk and Finance Report 2021-2022

** Please note this report will follow as it is currently being reviewed and finalised **

 

Report of Assistant Director of Finance and Interim Assistant Director Customer Focus

8.

Oxfordshire Food Strategy pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Report of Assistant Director Wellbeing and Housing Services

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform Members of the new Oxfordshire Food strategy and outline how Cherwell District Council will join with partners in its adoption and delivery.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To endorse and commit to the Oxfordshire Food Strategy at Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Proposal to Introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order for Bicester Town Centre pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Regulatory Services and Community Safety

 

Purpose of Report

 

A consultation was recently undertaken on a proposal to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Bicester town centre. This report provides the Executive with the background to the proposal, a summary of the consultation undertaken and the feedback from key stakeholders and details of the potential scope of the Order. The paper provides the Executive with the opportunity to decide whether to introduce a PSPO in Bicester Town Centre.

 

The proposed PSPO will contribute towards the delivery of the council objective to “work with partners to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour” within the Healthy, Resilient and Engaged Communities priority. A reduction in anti-social behaviour in the town centre will also contribute towards the Enterprising Economy with Strong and Vibrant Local Centres priority. Tackling anti-social behaviour was also identified as one of the priorities for the council in the last residents survey.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order for Bicester town centre taking into consideration the outcomes of the public consultation and partner organisations’ views.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Fixed Penalty Notice Level for Cycling on the Pavement pdf icon PDF 368 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Regulatory Services and Community Safety

 

Purpose of report

 

This report asks the Executive to agree the fixed penalty notice fine level for cycling on footpaths.

 

Action to prevent cycling on pavements will contribute towards the delivery of the council’s objective to “work with partners to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour” within the Healthy, Resilient and Engaged Communities priority. It will also contribute towards the Enterprising Economy with Strong and Vibrant Local Centres priority. Tackling anti-social behaviour was also identified as one of the priorities for the council in the last residents survey.

 

 Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To set the fixed penalty notice amount to be applied to the offence of cycling on a footpath at £50 to align with Thames Valley Police.

 

11.

Traffic Orders Bus Station & Cherwell Drive pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of Assistant Director Environmental Services

 

Purpose of report

 

To seek to introduce new Traffic Orders covering the Bus Station & a new car park at Cherwell Drive

 

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the consultation on changing the traffic orders.

 

1.2       To approve changing the Traffic Orders at the Bus Station & the new Cherwell Drive car park while noting the objection from Stagecoach and response from the Council.

 

Additional documents:

12.

Appointment of Outside Body Representatives, Member Champion and Shareholder Committee

** Please note this report will follow and it is currently being reviewed and finalised **

 

Report of Interim Assistant Director Legal, Governance and Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer

13.

Notification of Urgent Action: Additional Restrictions Grants Policy - Grant payment levels pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform the Executive of the urgent decision that was taken by the Chief Executive to finalise an additional grants policy in response to the Omicron variant in line with Government guidance.

 

Recommendations            

 

The Executive is recommended to:

 

1.1       To note the decision that was taken by the Chief Executive on 8 March 2022 (Appendix 1).

 

Additional documents:

14.

Notification of Decision taken by Chief Executive under Urgency Powers pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Growth and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform the Executive of the decision taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive for the approval of delegated authority to the Assistant Director – Growth and Economy, in consultation with the Council’s s151 officer, to enter into new sales of leases; staircase of shared ownership leases; or resale of leases for residential properties in the Council’s housing assets portfolio. 

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the urgent decision taken by the Chief Executive for the approval of delegated authority to the Assistant Director – Growth and Economy, in consultation with the Council’s s151 officer, to enter into new sales of leases; staircase of shared ownership leases; or resale of leases for residential properties in the Council’s housing assets portfolio. 

 

15.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following item contains exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

No representations have been received from the public requesting that this item be considered in public.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to pass the following recommendation:

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the ground that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part 1, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

 

16.

Notification of Decision taken by Chief Executive under Urgency Powers - Exempt Appendix