Agenda and draft minutes

Executive - Wednesday, 17 November 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

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229.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Nichols.

230.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2021.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor Bill and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September be confirmed and signed by the Leader.

231.

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.

Minutes:

No interests were declared at this stage.

232.

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 pdf icon PDF 400 KB

To request a supplementary expenditure budget to support work around the new statutory safe accommodation duty within the new Domestic Abuse Act, 100% of which will be grant funded.

Minutes:

The Executive gave consideration to a report which outlined work being progressed with funding received from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to support work around the new statutory safe accommodation duty within the new Domestic Abuse Act. The following points were noted:

 

·         Funding of £32,730 had been received for this financial year and it was hoped that further funding would be available for the following two years, but this was likely to be a lower sum;

·         Whilst there was a pressure on housing stock, victims of domestic abuse were offered safe accommodation where appropriate

·         A large amount of work was undertaken to encourage victims of domestic abuse to seek support. Officers agreed to ensure information was readily available in the community centres within the borough.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mullaney, seconded by Councillor Crooks and

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            The work in relation to domestic abuse be endorsed;

 

(ii)          A supplementary expenditure budget of £32,730 funded by a supplementary grant income budget, be approved.

233.

Heritage Action Zone and Youth Hub pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To inform members of the location options for the Hinckley High Street Heritage Action Zone Hub and a DWP Youth Hub and to seek approval to proceed.

Minutes:

Members were informed of the location options available for the Hinckley High Street Heritage Action Zone Hub and the DWP Youth Hub. It was recommended that these be established in the Atkins Building.

 

Members were assured that space for council use and for weddings would not be lost and the Partridge Suite would be flexible and still able to be used for functions.

 

It was moved by Councillor Bill, seconded by Councillor Crooks and

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            The proposal to locate the Hinckley High Street Heritage Action Zone Hub and the Youth Hub in the Atkins Building be approved;

 

(ii)          An income and expenditure budget of £50,000 to support fit out costs, funded through the Heritage Action Zone funding, be approved.