Agenda and draft minutes

Resident Parking Permit Scheme Task Group / Treasury Management Policy Statement & Practices, Treasury Management & Annual Investment Strategy, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy & Capital Strategy, Cabinet - Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Officer

Items
No. Item

CAB.34

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.35

Confirmation of minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

Minutes:

The meetings of the previous meeting of Cabinet were approved as a correct record.

CAB.36

Public questions

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

 

Public questions can be delivered in writing to Democratic Services or sent by email to: democratic.services@wyre.gov.uk. Public questions for this meeting must be received by noon on Thursday ….. 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.37

Resident Parking Permit Scheme Task Group - final report pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Chairman of the Resident Parking Permit Scheme Task Group and Corporate Director Resources and Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman of the Resident Parking Permit Scheme Task Group and Corporate Director Resources and Section 151 Officer submitted a report detailing the findings of the Resident Parking Permit Scheme Task Group.

 

The Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder thanked the members of the task group and the officers who had supported them for the considerable work and effort they had put into the consideration of Resident Parking Permits.

 

Councillor Berry then provided a brief overview regarding the current position of car parking charges stating that on the car parks where charges applied, the amount of those charges would remain the same but those paying £3.50 for an all-daytime ticket would now be able to park for up to 24 hours instead of from only 8am to 6pm.

 

The Resident Parking Permit Scheme was set to change on 1 April 2020. Permits will cost £30 and will be valid for two years and the new permits would allow residents to park for up to three hours on a long stay car park; an increase on the current two hour limit. Permits would be valid for use once per day only and the use of the permit in a different car park on the same day would not be allowed.

 

Existing permits purchased between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020 would remain valid for the first two years of the scheme. Permits bought before 1 April 2018 could not be used after 1 April 2020 and would need to be renewed.

 

A resident who has purchased a permit and then changes their vehicle will now be able to have the permit transferred to their new vehicle on payment of a fee of £12.

 

The consideration and implementation of any charges and the issue of parking permits as regards to Blue Badge Holders would be delayed as the changes proposed by Cabinet were included in a draft Road Traffic Order which was being published and advertised and included a public consultation. In his capacity as the appropriate portfolio holder, he would consider all representations that were made, including the recommendations of the task group, at the appropriate time and incorporate them in a portfolio holder report.

 

Decision

 

Recommendations 1-5 In line with Councillor Berry’s comments above in respect of Blue Badge Holders, Cabinet agreed to defer recommendations 1-5 until the culmination of the consultation.

 

Recommendation 6 – that permits be valid for use in more than one car park in the same day – was not accepted.

 

Recommendation 7, relating to the purchase of replacement permit following a change of a vehicle within 6 months of purchasing the permit, was accepted but in a form that was more advantageous to residents as described above so that residents had an opportunity to have the permit transferred to their new vehicle on payment of a fee of £12, irrespective of when the permit was purchased.

 

Recommendation 8 – a proposal to allow the purchase of a permit for a second car  ...  view the full minutes text for item CAB.37

CAB.38

Coronavirus Free Car Parking For NHS Staff

Minutes:

Cabinet agreed that no health worker, social care worker or NHS volunteer should pay parking charges when carrying out their life saving duties during the coronavirus crisis. The council would do all they could to support them and would investigate the feasibility of how to implement the free use of car parks in those circumstances providing appropriate authorisation was displayed.

CAB.39

Treasury Management Policy Statement and Practices, Treasury Management and Annual Investment Strategy, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Capital Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Report of the Resources Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Resources Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Resources and Section 151 Officer submitted a report setting out the policies and objectives of the Council in respect of Treasury Management activities, explaining how the council sought to achieve those objectives and manage and control the activities for 2020/21 which included the new requirement for a Capital Strategy.

 

Decisions

 

Cabinet approved the revised Treasury Management Practices 2020/21 (Appendix 2 of the report) and agreed to recommend to Council that the

 

·         Treasury Management Policy Statement 2020/21 (Appendix 1 of the report) be approved.

 

·         Treasury Management and Annual Investment Strategy 2020/21 (Appendix 3 of the report) be approved.

 

·         Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2020/21 (Appendix 4 of the report) be approved.

 

·         Capital Strategy 2020/21 (Appendix 5 of the report) be approved.