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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2023.
It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Cartwright and
RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2023 be confirmed and signed by the chairman.
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.
No interests were declared at this stage.
To inform the Executive of the requirement for an increased budget to allow for the commissioning of an options appraisal for Bradgate Stables
Members received a report which requested an increased budget to allow for the commissioning of an options appraisal for Bradgate Stables.
In response to a question from members regarding the budget being ring-fenced, it was confirmed that the original funding would be ring-fenced for this project.
It was moved by Councillor WJ Crooks, seconded by Councillor Cartwright and
(i) That the request for additional expenditure budget of £27,750 and an income budget of £22,200 for the options
appraisal for Bradgate Stables be approved;
(ii) That the additional £27,750 expenditure budget, 80% would be funded via the additional grant from Historic England leaving a net additional cost of £5,550 to the Council.
To advise Executive of new waste collection service for residents
Members received a report on the new waste collection proposed for residents. Following an operational review of the Clean Neighbourhoods Service, officers recommended the introduction of a new waste collection service to help dispose of clear out waste and reduce fly tipping.
In response to a question from members, it was confirmed that marketing this service would be done through the borough bulletin and other social media channels.
Members congratulated the team on this new initiative.
It was moved by Councillor Hodgkins, seconded by Councillor Bray and
(i) Members endorsed the recommendation to introduce the new big bin service for a one-year trial period; and
(ii) Approved the supplementary income and expenditure budgets of £46,725.