Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Community and Wellbeing Committee - Tuesday, 5th October, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4304171723054780430

Contact: Democratic Services, 01372 732122  Email: democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

5.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

 

Minutes:

No questions were asked or had been submitted by members of the public.

6.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

The following declarations were made in relation to items of business to be discussed at the meeting:

Budget Targets Report

Councillor Christine Cleveland, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Christine Cleveland declared that she is an allotment holder.

 

Budget Targets Report

Councillor Julie Morris, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Julie Morris declared that she is an allotment holder.

 

7.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 188 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 10 June 2021 and to authorise the Chair to sign them.


Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Community and Wellbeing Committee held on 10 June 2021 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

8.

Budget Targets Report pdf icon PDF 424 KB

This report informs the Committee of the Council’s revenue budget targets presented to the Strategy & Resources Committee.  The report seeks guidance on the preparation of the Committee’s service estimates for 2022/23.

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Noted the implications of the budget targets presented to Strategy & Resources Committee on 21 September 2021.

(2)      Supported the changes to services and savings identified in section 3 of this report and that these are included within the budget presented to this Committee in January 2022.

(3)      Noted that any additional new growth items supported by the Committee would need to be fully funded from existing budgets.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a report informing it of the Council’s revenue budget targets and seeking guidance on the preparation of the Committee’s service estimates for 2022/23.

The following matters were considered:

Ewell Court House. In response to questions from Members, the Head of Property and Regeneration informed the Committee that works to identify and secure an external partner to run the operational side of venues at Ewell Court House had been completed and was now being reviewed by the Council’s external solicitors prior to the market being approached.

Allotments. The Committee considered matters relating to allotment sites in the Borough and including non cultivation of plots. The Chair informed the Committee that he would speak to the Head of Service responsible for allotments regarding these matters.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously to:

(1)      Note the implications of the budget targets presented to Strategy & Resources Committee on 21 September 2021.

(2)      Support the changes to services and savings identified in section 3 of this report and that these are included within the budget presented to this Committee in January 2022.

(3)      Note that any additional new growth items supported by the Committee would need to be fully funded from existing budgets.