View Policy and Resources Committee Agenda

Date:
Thursday 18 January 2018
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries
Contact:
Amy baker
Tel No:
(01387) 260033
Council Priorities:

Build the Local Economy

  • Improve the level of skills within our communities and workforce
  • Support our small and medium sized businesses to be established and grow
  • Invest in our key infrastructure
  • Provide an attractive location to do business
  • Develop a diverse economy that creates sustainable, high wage job opportunities

Provide the best start in life for all our Children

  • Ensure early intervention, in particular to keep our region's most vulnerable children safe
  • Invest in creating schools fit for the 21st century which are at the heart of our communities
  • Raise ambition and attainment, in particular to address inequalities
  • Support children to be healthy and active

Protect our most vulnerable people

  • Tackle the causes and effects of inequality and poverty
  • Help older or vulnerable people live healthy and independent lives
  • Ensure our older or vulnerable people receive the care and support they need
  • Keep our communities safe

Be an inclusive Council

  • Ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making
  • Empower our communities to make the most of their assets
  • Increase equality of opportunity

 

 

 

Dates of Meetings in 2018
18 Jan,
22 Mar,
14 Jun
ItemDescription
 
PUBLIC
1. SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
3. MINUTE OF MEETING OF 16 NOVEMBER 2017

For noting.

4. LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT 2018/19 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT

Members are asked to note:- (1) the details of the Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19 as reflected at Appendix 1; (2) the measures set out in the settlement offer (detailed in Appendix 3) and that local authorities must agree to deliver all of the measures set out in the package to access the full financial benefits; (3) the previously agreed savings/operational efficiencies that have been brought forward by Directorates to contribute towards the estimated funding gap (attached as Appendix 5); and (4) that further information will be provided to Members following clarification of the details of the settlement (in terms of any impact on the agreed Financial Strategy and Capital Investment Strategy).

5. GARTSHORE PARK, KIRKCUDBRIGHT - PROPOSED COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Members are asked to:(1) consider Kirkcudbright Skate Park Group’s Business Plan at Appendix 1 and the proposal to lease the area of land detailed in Appendix 2 for a period of 25 years; (2) note and consider recommendations of the Kirkcudbright Common Good Fund Sub Committee in relation to the proposal as set out in paragraph 3.6 where emphasis has been has been placed on the need to return the site to its former state should the site no longer provide an effective community facility; and (3) agree the lease for a period of 25 years to Kirkcudbright Skate Park Group to create a community skate park within Gartshore Park in line with our Council’s Community Asset Transfer Procedure and Disposal Policy.

 

6. ELECTORAL REFORM IN SCOTLAND PUBLIC CONSULTATION - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked to: (1) note that the Scottish Government has published its Proposals for Electoral Reform for Scottish Elections (Appendix); and (2) agree to provide comments via the Democratic Services Manager to enable a response to the consultation to be prepared and submitted.
 

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION
8. LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973
 
EXEMPT
9. OLD HEARSE HOUSE, CROSSMICHAEL - PROPOSED COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Members are asked to consider the contents of the report (separately sent to Members).
 

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30am on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Issue Date:- 10 January 2018 at 16:07