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Capital Monitoring 2016/17 (Quarter 2)

Meeting: 19/12/2016 - Council (Item 92)


APPROVAL: To consider any recommendations of the Cabinet, Cabinet Members or Council Committees which require the approval or consideration of the Council which include:




A.  Revenue Monitoring 2016/17 (Quarter 2)

(Cabinet report attached, the minute to follow in the supplement).


B.  Capital Monitoring 2016/17 (Quarter 2)

(Cabinet report attached, the minute to follow in the supplement).


C.  Treasury Management  Mid-Year Report 2016/17

(Cabinet report attached, the minute to follow in the supplement).


D.  Council Tax 2017/18 (Tax base, Discounts and Exemptions and Council Tax Support Scheme)

(Cabinet report attached, the minute to follow in the supplement).


E.  Budget Council Agenda and Procedure – 6 March 2017

(Cabinet report and revised procedure attached, the minute to follow in the supplement).


F.  Changes to the Governance Arrangements for Leasowe Community Homes

(Cabinet report and appendices can be provided to Members on request or viewed on the website at:,

the minute to follow in the supplement).




G.  Arrangements for the Appointment of External Auditors

(Minute 32 attached). The Council is recommended to formally accept the Local Government Associations national sector led approach (PSAA) for the appointment of external auditors.


H.  Code of Corporate Governance

(Minute 35 and report attached). The Council is recommended to approve the revised Code of Corporate Governance.



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I.  Draft Members’ ICT Policy

(Minute 24 and the Policy attached). The Council is recommended to agree the Members’ ICT Policy.


J.  Draft Mayor’s Charity Committee Terms of Reference

(Minute 25 and the Terms of Reference attached). The Council is recommended to agree the Mayor’s Charity Committee Draft Terms of Reference.


K.  Statutory Scrutiny Officer

(Minute 26 attached). The Council is recommended to agree the appointment of the Head of Intelligence as the Council’s Statutory Scrutiny Officer, in place of the Managing Director for Delivery.


L.  Council Procedure Rules – Standing Orders and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

(Minute 28 and the relevant Procedure Rules attached). The Council is recommended to agree the proposed changes to Council Standing Orders 26(2), 35(8) and 35(9) and to the proposed changes to paragraph 4 of the Scrutiny Procedure Rules.




M.  Neighbourhood Development Plan for Hoylake

(Executive Member Decision form and report attached)

The Council is recommended to make the Hoylake Neighbourhood Development Plan part of the statutory Development Plan for Wirral.

The full Neighbourhood Development Plan can be provided to Members on request or viewed on the website here:


N.  Draft Protocols in Determining Whether Freedom of the Borough Should be Conferred (To follow in the supplement)


O.  Amendments to Terms of Reference of Members’ Development Steering Group (To follow in the supplement)


NOTING: The following matter is drawn to the Council’s attention for noting.


P.  Draft Civic Handbook

Minute 19(2), Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee (4 October 2016) attached (copies of the Handbook can be provided on request or viewed at this link):

Additional documents:


In accordance with Standing Order 5(2), sixteen matters had been submitted for approval by the Council. (See Minutes 93 to 108 post).


Meeting: 08/12/2016 - Cabinet (Item 69)

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Councillor Phil Davies, Leader of the Council, said:


“The Capital Programme demonstrates the major investment we are making in Wirral: improving schools, housing, roads and public buildings.  We are also making use of new opportunities to utilise capital funding to deliver transformational change to public services, ensuring we can deliver on our 20 Pledges even with vastly reduced financial resources”.


Councillor Phil Davies provided the Cabinet with an update on progress towards delivering the Capital Programme 2016/17 as at the end of September 2016.


The report recommended the Cabinet to approve the 2016/17 Capital Programme of £38.1 million which had taken into account re-profiling identified during both the 2015/16 final accounts process, latest reviews of the current year and additional grant funding notified to the Council.  The Cabinet noted that the expenditure to date was £10.6 million.


Councillor Tony Smith highlighted the new classroom that had been constructed at Elleray Park School to meet capacity needs. This project had included improved external accessibility and play areas. He also drew attention to the two classrooms that had been extended at Mersey Park School to provide additional space and improved IT.  The Cabinet was informed that a resource/group room had been constructed to provide additional space for small group work and break out space.


Councillor Smith also highlighted the development at Stanley School that included two additional classrooms with the latest and most up to date learning facilities, providing excellent teaching environments which were comfortable and provide safe spaces.  These classrooms would have assisted lifting and hygiene facilities and the latest IT equipment. He also reported that The Hive, Wirral’s soon to be opened Youth Zone, was progressing according to schedule with the completion date expected mid-February 2017. Councillor Smith informed that Officers had done an excellent job and he thanked them.


Councillor S Whittingham informed that expenditure had been incurred on various highway maintenance schemes such as hot road asphalting where 20 schemes were either complete or underway with spend totalling £0.75 million, Micro asphalting  with 7 schemes complete or underway totalling £0.67 million and Surface dressing with 12 schemes complete or underway totalling £0.43 million. He also informed that the scheme to replace the docks bridges, which had attracted significant Government grant funding over the next two years, had commenced.


Councillor B Mooney reported that the West Kirby Flood alleviation works also involved grant funding and a re-profiled business case had been submitted to the environment Agency. Approval was awaited so the funding had been re-profiled to 2017/18.


Councillor George Davies informed that £0.7 million of grant aid had been provided for the provision of essential aids and adaptations giving disabled people better freedom of movement in and around their homes. He also informed that the home improvement scheme had provided £0.3 million of financial assistance and intervention to remedy poor housing conditions in the private sector.


RESOLVED: That the Cabinet


(1)  notes the spend to date at Month 6 of £10.6 million, with 50% of the financial year  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69