Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 4.00 pm

Venue: Writing Room, Floor 1, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Contact: Ian Hird 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

2.

Public forum

(up to one hour is allowed for this item)

Please note: Public forum business at Cabinet meetings must be about matters on the agenda.

 

The order of business for public forum will be:

a)      Petitions and statements from Bristol residents (petitions to be heard

before statements).

b)      Questions from Bristol residents.

c)      Petitions and statements notified by councillors (petitions to be heard

before statements).

d)      Questions from councillors.

Please also note:

Petitions and statements (must be about matters on the agenda):

·         Members of the public and members of the council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name, address, and details of the wording of the petition, and, in the case of a statement, a copy of the submission) by no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting, may present a petition or submit a statement to the Cabinet.

·         One statement per member of the public and one statement per member of council shall be admissible.

·         A maximum of one minute shall be allowed to present each petition and statement.

·         The deadline for receipt of petitions and statements for the 29 June Cabinet is 12 noon on Tuesday 28 June 2016. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to:

Democratic Services, City Hall, 3rd Floor Deanery Wing, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR, e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

Questions (must be about matters on the agenda):

·         A question may be asked by a member of the public or a member of Council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name and address) no later than 3 clear working days before the day of the meeting.

·         Questions must identify the member of the executive to whom they are put.

·         A maximum of 2 written questions per person can be asked. At the meeting, a maximum of 2 supplementary questions may be asked. A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or reply.

·         Replies to questions will be given verbally at the meeting. If a reply cannot be given at the meeting (including due to lack of time) or if written confirmation of the verbal reply is requested by the questioner, a written reply will be provided within 10 working days of the meeting.

·         The deadline for receipt of questions for the 29 June Cabinet is 5.00 pm on Thursday 23 June 2016. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, 3rd Floor Deanery Wing, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR, e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

 

3.

Apologies for absence

4.

Declarations of interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Any declaration of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

5.

Matters referred to the Mayor for reconsideration by a scrutiny commission or by Full Council (subject to a maximum of three items)

None on this occasion

6.

Reports from Scrutiny Commissions

Note: the relevant draft minute setting out the comments of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board on agenda item 8 (Combined authority and devolution proposals) from their meeting held on 15 June (which will also reconvene on 27 June to consider this matter further) will be made available to the Mayor and Cabinet as soon as practicable in advance of this Cabinet meeting.

7.

Support for capital development of culture venues, with particular focus on Colston Hall pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To seek approval to continue to support the Bristol Old Vic, St George’s and Colston Hall phase II capital projects and create a city with world class cultural venues. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.      To provide the financial support for the delivery of the further capital projects at both Bristol Old Vic and St George’s, in accordance with the terms set out at Appendix 1.

2.      To approve a deed of variation to the out of date Service Level Agreement between Bristol City Council and Bristol Music Trust in order to reflect revised arrangements.

3.      To authorise a £1.6m investment in Colston Hall Phase II to commission the original design team to prepare, submit and progress a detailed planning application.

4.      A further report to be presented to Cabinet no later than May 2017 (including a full business case) identifying what additional Council investment in the project might be required if the project is to progress.

 

8.

Combined authority and devolution proposals pdf icon PDF 121 KB

a. To note the strategic governance review conducted into the joint working arrangements between authorities of the West of England.

 

b. To consider whether the test for establishing a combined authority is met and to take the necessary steps to agree and submit to the Secretary of State a scheme for the establishment of a Mayoral Combined Authority for the area of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

 

Note: the intention is that the Mayor / Cabinet will request Full Council to scrutinise this proposed decision and will accordingly adjourn the Cabinet meeting to enable the Full Council to scrutinise this proposed decision.  The Cabinet will then reconvene after the Full Council meeting (or at 8.30 pm, whichever is later) and make its decision in light of the Full Council decision.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That, having taken account of the views of Full Council (meeting held

on 29 June 2016) and the views of the Overview and Scrutiny

Management Board (meeting held on 15 and 27 June 2016), which were

endorsed by Full Council on 29 June 2016, approval be given to the

following recommendations:

 

1.      To agree to proceed with the devolution deal as set out in the governance scheme.

2.      To note the West of England Devolution Agreement (Appendix 1).

3.      Having considered the Governance Review for the West of England 2016 (Appendix 2) conducted under s.108 of the 2009 Act, to agree the conclusion that the establishment of a Mayoral Combined Authority for the area of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council would be likely to improve the exercise of statutory functions in relation to the area and secure the offer within the devolution agreement.

4.      Having considered the proposed Governance Scheme for a Mayoral Combined Authority (Appendix 3), to agree to publish the Scheme for public consultation under s.109 of the 2009 Act (as amended).

5.      To authorise the City Director to subsequently submit to the Secretary of State:

a.      The Governance Scheme;

b.      The consultation responses received (or an appropriate summary); and

c.       Any further consultation response that the Council itself may wish to make to the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government.

6.      To authorise the City Director to make any minor amendments or corrections to the governance scheme to enable publication of the scheme for public consultation.

7.      To delegate the decision whether or not to grant consent to the making of any resulting Order establishing the Combined Authority to the Mayor.