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Agenda

Venue: Room B12, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any) by the Audit Board or Managing Director.

3.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Cabinet held on 5 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

4.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC

5.

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet Advisory Panel held on 20 January 2020

To follow

6.

Reference from the Joint Transportation Board pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Summary:

 

To consider a reference from the Joint Transportation Board held on 3 December 2019 relating to parking issues in the Borough.

 

Recommendations:

 

1. That, having noted that staffing establishment matters are not within the remit of Cabinet, but that Cabinet  may comment on the levels of service provided by the Council, more specifically, whether or not it wishes to give greater priority to  parking enforcement which the Council would need to take into account in determining resources etc., Cabinet instructs accordingly on the Joint Transportation Board’s request to consider increasing the staffing establishment in the parking enforcement team to a level where it presents a significant deterrent to illegal, dangerous and inconsiderate parking; and

2. That, having noted the staffing implications at para.5 of the report,  Cabinet instructs accordingly on  the Joint Transportation Board’s request that the Transport Planner  undertake a research project into the parking problems in Dartford and the introduction of measures to ameliorate these, including research into strategies employed by other authorities to achieve this.

A - Strategies, Policies, Key Decisions, Consultations

7.

Response to Consultation on Strengthening Police Powers to tackle Unauthorised Encampments pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Summary:

 

  To advise Members of a Government consultation on 'Strengthening Police Powers to tackle Unauthorised Encampments’ and the Council’s proposed draft responses to the consultation questions. The Home Office acknowledges that there have been long-standing concerns about the issue of Police powers relating to unauthorised encampments. These were voiced in 2019 by the previous and current Home Secretaries when the Government heard strong views that, in spite of a range of powers already in place, unauthorised encampments remain a significant issue which causes genuine difficulties for communities.

 

Recommendation:

That the Cabinet approves, or amends, the proposed response to the consultation on ‘Strengthening Police Powers to tackle Unauthorised Encampments’ as set out in Appendix A to the report.

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B - Non-Key Decisions, Monitoring Reports

8.

Local Scheme of Support for Council Tax 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Summary:

 

This report recommends the rolling forward of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 to 2020/21 with effect from 1 April 2020.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Cabinet recommends the rolling forward of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 to 2020/21 to the General Assembly of the Council, to be effective from 1 April 2020.

Additional documents:

9.

National Non-Domestic Discretionary Rate Relief 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Summary:

 

To consider granting discretionary rate relief to ratepayers who have made applications in respect of 2020/21, receive an update on the local discretionary business rate relief scheme and note the level of retail discount granted for 2019/20 and the approach for implementation of the retail discount for 2020/21.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the maximum level of discretionary rate relief for 2020/21 for the organisations listed in Appendix A to the report be determined in accordance with the detailed recommendations set out in Appendix A;

 

2.    That Members note the level of local discretionary Business Rates Relief to be awarded in 2020/21 as set out in paragraph 3.29 of the report; and

 

3.    That Members note the level of retail discount granted for 2019/20 as set out in paragraph 3.32 of the report and note the approach for implementation of the retail discount for 2020/21.

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10.

Service Level Agreement - Dartford Rugby Ltd pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Summary:

 

To consider a proposed Service Level Agreement between the Council and Dartford Rugby Ltd.

 

Recommendation:

 

That, subject to the Dartford Rugby Club agreeing to enter into a Service Level Agreement with the Council, on the terms set out in Appendix A to the report, the Council grant funds the Club the sum of £15,000 (fifteen thousand pounds) for the period 8 October 2019 to 7 October 2022.

Additional documents:

11.

Street Naming and Numbering - Eastern Quarry Phases 4 and 6C pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Summary:

 

To approve 10 new road names for the development known as Eastern Quarry Phase 4 & Phase 6C.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the new road names for Eastern Quarry Phase 4 & Phase 6C be approved as Atterbury, Bodycomb, Gregory, Haygreen, Inkpen, Kember, Mackerness, Oliver, Poffley and Tomalin.

 

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C - Items for Information, noting, endorsing

12.

Calendar of Meetings of the General Assembly of the Council, Cabinet, Committees and Boards 2020/21 and 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Summary:

 

To seek views on the proposed calendar of meetings for 2020/21 and the provisional calendar for 2021/22.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the proposed calendar of meetings for 2020/21 and the provisional calendar of meetings for 2021/22 be submitted to the Annual meeting of the Council for agreement.

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