Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday, 28th September, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Luke Phimister tel: 01708 434619  e-mail:


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On behalf of the Chairman, there will be an announcement about the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation.


Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive


There were no apologies for absence.


Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to disclose any interests in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. Members may still disclose an interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.


There were no disclosures of interests.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th July 2022 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


The minutes of the meeting held on 6th July were agreed and the Chairman signed them as a correct record.


July Finance review 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 983 KB

Report attached


The following were agreed:


·         Noted the revenue and Capital financial positions at Period 3 and the action plans being taken by services to reduce the overspend (section 4)

·         Noted the Medium Term Financial Strategy and agree the budget timetable set out in section 5

·         Agreed the Public Consultation process set out in section 6


The July Finance Review 2022/23 was presented to Cabinet.


Members noted that the majority of the budget is spent on Adult and Children’s services, which overspent in the previous year, and the Council would need to make a saving of £70 million over the next 4 years. Members expressed concern  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.


All Age Autism Strategy 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Report and appendices attached

Additional documents:


The following was agreed:


* Reviewed the changes made to the all age autism strategy as a result of the public consultation

* Approved the publication of the final all-age autism strategy.


Cabinet was presented with the All Age Autism Strategy 2022-25.


It was explained to Cabinet members that a large number of stakeholders had been contacted within the consultation and there was a large responses via hard copies. Members noted that strategy had started in 2018 but was delayed due to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.


Removal of Parking Related Covid19 Support Measures pdf icon PDF 527 KB

Report and appendix attached

Additional documents:


The following were agreed:


·       The removal of the 20% discount in all Council Car Parks where payment is made via the cashless app;

·       The removal of the one hour free on-street parking at all Pay & Display locations borough wide;

·       To resume a charge of £1.50 for 0-1 hour parking at all on-street Pay & Display locations (which is consistent with pre-existing levels and car park tariffs).


Cabinet considered the removal of parking related COVID-19 support measures.


Members noted that the parking charges would be reversing the parking charges to pre-COVID-19 levels and is estimated to recover around £1 million per year. Cabinet explained that it is committed to undertake a review of the parking charges in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.