Decisions

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Decisions published

03/08/2022 - Grounds Maintenance Contract ref: 1303    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Decision published: 17/08/2022

Effective from: 25/08/2022

Lead officer: Darren Lanes


29/07/2022 - Road Closure - Tonbridge Pride Parade - 6 August 2022 ref: 1298    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 09/08/2022

Effective from: 29/07/2022


01/08/2022 - Car Park Closure - Bailey Bridge West - Aylesford ref: 1300    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 09/08/2022

Effective from: 01/08/2022


01/08/2022 - Car Park Closure - Martin Square, Larkfield - August 2022 ref: 1299    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 09/08/2022

Effective from: 01/08/2022


04/08/2022 - Household Support Fund ref: 1294    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/08/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022

Decision:

(Report of Director of Finance and Transformation)

 

Approval was sought of the Borough Council’s approach in the use of the current grant of Household Support Fund (HSF) for the Borough.  Cabinet was reminded that the Fund was initially established as part of the covid recovery financial package and now formed part of the national cost of living support package to those in most need across England with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.  The report advised that, in Kent, the Fund was allocated to the County Council which had decided to distribute a proportion of the fund to district councils to target support in their areas on conditional agreement of the direction of spend meeting national and local criteria.  The grant was to be used in the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 and, in Tonbridge and Malling, amounted to a total of £326,896.00 in the form of two allocations:

 

Allocation A – to support pensioners with energy bills (£262,710.00)

Allocation B – to support vulnerable households in line with wider Government guidance (£64,186.00)

 

The report proposed that, in respect of Allocation A, direct awards/payments of £100 be made to all pensioner households in receipt of local council tax reduction during the grant period (approximately 2,500 households) with the residual balance being used to assist individual pensioner households in hardship through rising energy costs on referral from Council services or supporting agencies.  With regard to Allocation B the report proposed that this be distributed on negotiation to the network of foodbanks across the Borough, having regard to those areas with highest demand.

 

After having regard to the legal and resource implications, financial and value for money considerations and the risk and equality impact assessments, the Cabinet resolved that:

 

(1)             the Household Support Fund Policy, as set out at Annex 1 to the report, be approved; and

 

(2)             delegated authority be granted to the Director of Finance and Transformation to establish an effective operational scheme to disburse funds in accordance with the detail in that Policy.

 

Lead officer: Andrew Rosevear


05/08/2022 - Business Rates Local Scheme Decision ref: 1295    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision published: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022


05/08/2022 - Rural Rate Relief - Rural Settlement List ref: 1297    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision published: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022

Lead officer: Glen Pritchard


02/08/2022 - Debts for Write Off ref: 1296    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision published: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022

Lead officer: Glen Pritchard


18/07/2022 - Amendment to Dispensation for Councillor M Davis ref: 1293    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: General Purposes Committee

Made at meeting: 18/07/2022 - General Purposes Committee

Decision published: 28/07/2022

Effective from: 18/07/2022

Decision:

The Committee considered a request to amend a dispensation granted to Councillor Mark Davies under section 33 of the Localism Act 2011 to allow participation in meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Scrutiny Select Committees where the Local Plan was under discussion.

 

A dispensation granted on 19 June 2019, effective until the next local elections in May 2023, required amendment to reflect the revised governance changes implemented in May 2022.  In particular, the newly established Scrutiny Select Committees were not covered by this dispensation. 

 

As the proposed amendment sought only to update the existing dispensation in response to recent changes to the governance structure, the Monitoring Officer had no objections.  This view was supported by the General Purposes Committee.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)             the request to amend the dispensation granted to Councillor Mark Davis be approved to read as follows:

 

‘a dispensation be granted to allow Councillor Mark Davis to remain in the meetings of the Area Planning Committees, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, any of the Scrutiny Select Committees, Cabinet and Full Council where the Local Plan is discussed (in circumstances where he would otherwise be required to declare an Other Significant Interest) to listen to, but not participate in, the debate or vote on the matter in hand.  In addition, Councillor Mark Davis will have the right to address the meeting but will not be permitted to take part further in the discussions’

 

(2)            the amended dispensation should remain in effect until the next local elections in May 2023.


26/07/2022 - Fields behind Amber Lane, Kings Hill (Area 5.4) - Asset of Community Value ref: 1291    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Policy, Scrutiny and Communities Manager

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 26/07/2022


12/07/2022 - Utility cost sharing arrangement with Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust ref: 1289    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision published: 25/07/2022

Effective from: 02/08/2022


19/07/2022 - Purchase of NEC Form Designer software as a service to complement and enhance NEC Citizens Access software, improving efficiency, customer experience and saving costs ref: 1288    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision published: 25/07/2022

Effective from: 02/08/2022