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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on July 8 2014 be confirmed

and signed as a correct record.

 

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Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 34 KB

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There were none.

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Outstanding Scrutiny Items pdf icon PDF 18 KB

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RESOLVED that the report be noted.

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Decisions of Mayor and Cabinet 25 June 2014 pdf icon PDF 230 KB

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Financial Outurn

 

The Head of Financial Services introduced the report. The Chair commented that there had been a number of overspends, which the Public Accounts Committee would be looking into. The Head of Financial Services said that the most significant budget pressure had been on migrants who were not asylum seekers, and the council was exercising its duty of care.

 

The Head of Financial Services stated that other pressures on the budget included looked after children, and work was being done within service units to move clients from high cost premises to ones that were cost effective. The Chair said that he had noted that the number of people living in Bed and Breakfast accommodation had gone up again, and this would add to the budget pressure

 

RESOLVED that the decision of the Mayor be noted.

 

Surrey Canal Sports Foundation

 

The Programme Manager, Regeneration and Asset Management Directorate introduced the report. The Chair asked what type of organisation the Foundation was, and was told that it was a Charitable Trust. The Chair asked who was financing the project. The Programme Manager, Regeneration and Asset Management Directorate said that it was a complex set up, and explained the current Board Members and contributors to the project. The Chair said that Business Panel have a role to ensure that due diligence had been demonstrated throughout the process, and would need to establish who the developers and financiers were.

 

The Programme Manager, Regeneration and Asset Management Directorate, said that officers have all the documentation on how it was constituted, and its Terms of Reference. She added that this information could be made available to Panel Members. Councillor Curran stated that Panel Members were worried that the council was in the process of undertaking a very big project and the report they have seen so far looked vague. He added that it was important for Members to ensure that the next report to Mayor and Cabinet was explicit and detailed.

 

The Head of Financial Services said that the £1/2m mentioned in the report was only a pledge, and there was still work to be done before any money was committed. He added that the Council had to make some commitment to the project to enable other contributors to commit to the project. The Chair asked what the overall commitment of the Council was, as there was concern that the Council might be underwriting this project, and it seemed as if there was a lot of risk involved to make this project viable. He added that members needed to know what the Council was committing money to. 

 

Councillor Paschoud said that he was concerned that the list on paragraph 4.1.3 was reported to be incomplete. He asked if Mayor and Cabinet was made aware of the names of the Trustees. The Programme Manager, Regeneration and Asset Management Directorate said this was not included in the report that went to Mayor and Cabinet.

 

Councillor Siddorn asked officers to explain para 6.2 of the report. The Programme  ...  view the full minutes text for item 132.

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Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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Decisions of Mayor and Cabinet 25 June 2014

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Decisions made by Executive directors under Delegated Authority