Agenda and draft minutes

Citizens Advice Lancashire, Cabinet - Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Poulton-Le-Fylde

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

CAB.1

Declarations of interest

Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters to be considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

None.

CAB.2

Confirmation of minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting of Cabinet.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Cabinet meeting of 21 April 2021 were approved as a correct record.

CAB.3

Public questions

To receive and respond to any questions from members of the public.

 

Public questions for Cabinet may be submitted at any time by writing to Democratic Services or via email democratic.services@wyre.gov.uk. Public questions for this meeting must be received by noon on the Thursday before the meeting is held and do not need to specifically relate to items on this agenda. Questioners should provide their name and address and indicate to which Cabinet member the question is to be directed.

 

The total period of time allocated for public questions will not normally exceed 30 minutes.

 

Minutes:

None

CAB.4

Citizens Advice Lancashire West Task Group - Final Report pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of Chairman of the Citizens Advice Lancashire West Task Group and Corporate Director Communities

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman of the Citizens Advice Lancashire West Task Group and Corporate Director Communities submitted a report setting out the work of the Citizens Advice Lancashire West Task Group.

 

The Leader and Cabinet thanked Councillor Ballard and the members of the task group for producing a fine report in good time.

 

Decision

 

Cabinet wholeheartedly supported the continuation of Wyre Council working with Citizens Advice Lancashire West (CALW) and agreed that the council explore the feasibility of a trial into the Digital Service Hub proposed by CALW, which the group had recommended should be included in any negotiations with CALW to determine the best location for such a service.

 

Cabinet did not approve the recommendation at paragraph 3.3 of the report as it was the subject of the next agenda item as set out below.

CAB.5

Grant Funding for Citizens Advice Lancashire West pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Report of Corporate Director Communities.

 

Minutes:

The Resources Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities submitted a report recommending that

 

·         the council enter into a three year service level agreement with Citizens Advice Lancashire West (CALW) for the provision of welfare advice services in the Borough until 31 May 2024

·         the council agree to participate in a trial of digital service kiosks at a number of locations across Wyre.

 

Decision

 

Cabinet agreed that the council enter into a three year service level agreement with CALW until 31 May 2024 at a cost of £30,000 per annum and to participate in a trial of digital kiosks / self-help terminals at a number of locations across Wyre at a cost of £8,000.

 

The Leader pointed out that in addition to the £136,000 as above, the council also waivered the cost of £7,500 per annum rent plus service charge for the Digital Help Centre at Fleetwood Market.