Agenda

Executive - Tuesday, 23rd July, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: The Bainbridge Room, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven CA28 7SJ

Contact: Rachel Plant 

Items
No. Item

PART A - ITEMS CONSIDERED IN PUBLIC

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests, other registerable interests or any other interests in respect of items on the agenda.

3.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any items of business on the agenda.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To receive the minutes of the Executive meeting held on 4 June 2024 and the Special meeting on 20 June 2024.

(Minutes attached)

Additional documents:

5.

Public Participation

(a) Climate and Nature Strategy

 

Pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule 1.18, the following question has been submitted on notice by a member of the public:

 

“Given that the Cumberland draft Climate and Nature Strategy states it will only ‘recognise’, and  ‘proactively engage with making Cumbria Carbon neutral’ by the Zero Carbon Cumbria net zero date of 2037, but has the ‘-aim to make Cumberland an exemplar in presenting a clear and comprehensive set of policies and actions that will make a major impact on the fight against climate change’- it’s notable that it does not have a firm, agreed net zero date to guide its future actions: will the Council Executive demonstrate that it is ambitious in climate action, and in ‘leading by example’ by giving clarity to the people of the Cumberland area by formally agreeing to adopt the ZCCP goal of 2037?

 

 

(b) Climate and Nature Strategy

 

Pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule 1.18, the following question has been submitted on notice by Councillor Dr Davison:

 

“Speaking about the most recent IPCC report from 2023, compiled by hundreds of the world’s leading climate scientists, the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres said: “This is a clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts by every country and every sector and on every timeframe. Our world needs climate action on all fronts: everything, everywhere, all at once.”

The key message coming out of this report is that only swift and drastic action will avert us from reaching a point of no return on the climate, with the increasing impact of irreversible damage this will bring.

Cumbria, which has already suffered significant impacts of climate breakdown and is in line for things to only get worse if global temperatures continue rise. In response, the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership has set an ambitious and expert-assessed goal for net zero carbon emissions of 2037, to be achieved by challenging year on year reductions in carbon emissions.

By contrast the council is on the verge of agreeing overall emission reductions of only 2% over the period from 2023 to 2027, with no discernible contribution from the major portion, scope 3 emissions* (which contribute to 91% of all council emissions) and is not setting out further plans on reduction targets until Autumn 2026.

Given the clear urgency of action, would you explain why the council is looking to delay decisions on its own approach to more ambitious emission reductions, on all emission types, for over two years?”

6.

Executive Announcements

To receive announcements from the Leader, Deputy Leaders and Members of the Executive.

7.

Executive Committees pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To note the minutes of the following Executive Committee:

- Shareholder Committee 23 April 2024

(Copy Minutes attached)

8.

Reference from Petteril Community Panel pdf icon PDF 96 KB

(Non Key Decision)

 

To consider a reference from the Petteril Community Panel meeting held on 17 June 2024.

(Copy Minute Excerpt attached)

 

9.

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Cumberland pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Key Decision)

 

The Sustainable, Resilient and Connected Places Portfolio Holder to submit the final PSPO for Cumberland for agreement for a three year period.

(Report attached)

 

10.

Cumberland Youth Justice Plan 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Key Decision) 

 

The Children's Services, Family Wellbeing and Housing Portfolio Holder to submit the annual Youth Justice Plan.

(Report attached)

 

11.

Climate and Nature Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Key Decision)

 

The Cumberland Policy and Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder to submit the Climate and Nature Strategy for adoption and the supporting Carbon and Energy Management Plan.
(Report attached)

 

12.

Moot Lodge Consultation Feedback and Recommendations pdf icon PDF 6 MB

(Key Decision) 

 

The Adults and Community Health Portfolio Holder to submit the outcome of the public consultation on the proposal to close Moot Lodge care home in Brampton and to take a take relevant decision on the next phase of the Cumberland Care Review.

(Report attached)

13.

Permission to procure Apprenticeship training and assessment framework agreement pdf icon PDF 139 KB

(Key Decision)

 

The Lifelong Learning and Development Portfolio Holder to submit a report regarding the potential for Cumberland to procure and commission its own framework for the Provision of Apprenticeships.

(Report attached)

 

14.

Cumberland's Family Help and Prevention Strategy (Children and Families) 2024- 2027 pdf icon PDF 14 MB

(Key Decision)

 

The Children’s Services, Family Wellbeing and Housing Portfolio Holder to submit a report regarding the approval for the Cumberland Family Help and Prevention Strategy 2024 - 2027, which will set the overall direction of travel for children’s services early help and preventative services over the next 3 years.

(Report attached)

15.

Permission to Procure Cumberland Healthy Child Programme Services pdf icon PDF 161 KB

(Key Decision)

 

The Adults and Community Health Portfolio Holder to submit a report regarding permission to procure and award a contract for the provision of the Healthy Child Programme for children and young people aged 0-19 (and up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).

(Report attached)

16.

Establishing a local Regional Adoption Agency pdf icon PDF 320 KB

(Key Decision) 

 

The Children's Services, Family Wellbeing and Housing to submit proposals for the establishment and operation of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) for the local area and seeks delegated authority to the Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Children’s Services and Section 151 Officer, to agree the terms of any legal agreement required to establish the RAA and govern the operation.

(Report attached)

17.

Home to School Transport Travel Assistance Policy 0-25 – Consultation and Options pdf icon PDF 437 KB

(Key Decision)

 

The Lifelong Learning and Development Portfolio Holder to submit a report regarding the agreement of a formal consultation process to refresh the current Home to School Transport policies.

(Report attached)

 

18.

Provision of Additional Resourced Provision Places for Children with SEND pdf icon PDF 173 KB

(Key Decision)

 

The Lifelong Learning and Development to submit representations following the publication of statutory notices to make significant changes to a number of schools and to seek a final decision on proposals to establish resourced provision at those schools.

(Report attached)

19.

Corporate Performance Report - Quarter 4 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 1022 KB

(Non Key Decision)

 

The Cumberland Policy and Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder to submit an update on the progress and performance against the Council Plan priorities as measured through a blend of activity set out in the Council Plan Delivery Plan and key performance indicator.

(Report attached)

PART B - TO BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE

20.

Customer Pre-Front Door / Front Door Model, Enterprise Architecture, Vision, and Intelligent Automation

(Key Decision)

 

(Not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 at it contains information relating to the financial and business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

The Digital Connectivity and Customer Focus Portfolio Holder to submit a report regarding the award for the delivery phase and any future phase for the Customer Pre-Front Door / Front Door Model and ICT programme of work. Decision also to delegate authority to execute the award of funds to Director of Resources.

(Report attached)