Budget Council, Council
Thursday, 21 February 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Rebecca Owen, Democratic Services Officer on 01455255879 or email 

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2019.


Additional urgent business by reason of special circumstances

To be advised of any additional items of business which the Mayor decides by reason of special circumstances shall be taken as matters of urgency at this meeting. Items will be considered at the end of the agenda.


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council's code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the Agenda.


Mayor's Communications

To receive such communications as the Mayor may decide to lay before the Council.



To deal with questions under Council Procedure Rule number 14.



To deal with petitions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.


Leader of the Council's Position Statement

Our meeting this evening is very much about the budget, but there are a number of points which I wish to also report to members this evening and I’ll address those first.


I had the pleasure recently to meet with the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, on his brief visit to Hinckley. The visit took place at Hinckley District Hospital and was an opportunity to discuss in more detail how the £8m investment announced in December will benefit the local health services and increase the care we can provide more locally within Hinckley and Bosworth. 


I also had the opportunity to brief him on the joint prevention work that this council does with health to reduce the burden on the NHS, and to outline our desire to support more of this work and the social prescribing ambitions that he has recently announced.


The investment in Hinckley supports plans for the transition to a much more patient-centred approach to care which focusses on providing modern, fit for purpose facilities to support more services in the local community, and closer to home. It is fantastic news for local people.


Some buildings and facilities which are not fit for purpose will be upgraded and improved facilities will ensure that the local health service can provide the highest standards of care quite rightly expected by local people.


The plans focus on making better use of all available existing space in Hinckley Health Centre (Hill Street,) and at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital (Sunnyside) by:


      refurbishing Hinckley Health Centre, to accommodate X-ray/ultrasound, physiotherapy and an increased number of consulting rooms;

      creating a combined day case surgery and endoscopy unit with day-case beds, which will provide an increased range of day case procedures and cancer screening services for local patients; and

      relocating the out-of-hours primary care service from Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital into the new developed urgent care hub in Hinckley Health Centre providing out-of-hours urgent care for local patients.


I shall continue to give the NHS and local CCG my full support with these plans as they seek to modernise healthcare in our Borough.


The date of Brexit is looming and whilst we still do not know the outcome of MPs’ deliberations it is clear that the majority believe that the ‘no-deal’ option should be avoided. This is very much the case with business leaders locally, many of whom would much prefer to remain within the single market. This council, along with other agencies, continues to make preparations for Brexit in whatever form it takes.


Since our last Council meeting I have continued discussions with Leicestershire LLEP in an attempt to reach agreement on the use of the retained growth in business rates from MIRA Technology Park.


However at their board meeting on 5 February 2019, the LLEP Board was recommended, and approved to:-


Suspend investment in MIRA Technology Park (MTP) EZ on the basis that HBBC’s position is not consistent with that of CBC and LCC as  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Minutes of the Scrutiny Commission pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To receive for information only the minutes of the joint meeting of the Scrutiny Commission meeting and Finance & Performance Scrutiny held on 7 February 2019.


Budget Reports

The budget reports may be debated as one but separate votes are to be taken on each report.


Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 470 KB

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General Fund Budget Report pdf icon PDF 344 KB

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Council tax setting 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 245 KB


Housing Revenue Account pdf icon PDF 193 KB

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Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 325 KB

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Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 206 KB

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Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19 - 2021/22 and Prudential Indicators 2018/19 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

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Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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