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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Committee rooms C, D & E - Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of pecuniary interest

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB

4.

Reference from scrutiny - strategic approach to parking charges pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

1. The Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel recommended that Cabinet take into account its reference set out in paragraph 2.8 of the report when making future decisions on the strategic approach to parking charges and on the associated public consultation.

5.

Keeping young people safe in Merton pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. That Cabinet considered the report and recommendations arising from the joint scrutiny exercise with the youth parliament on the issue of keeping young

people safe in Merton – attached as Appendix 1;

2. That Cabinet considered the draft officer response set out in Appendix 2

3. That Cabinet agreed to delegate the action plan to the Director of Children

Schools and Families.

6.

Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. For Cabinet to review and agree the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2019/20

2. For Cabinet to agree the new Retail Discount Scheme for 2019/20

7.

Council Tax Reduction Policy to Support care Leavers pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. Cabinet agreed that the Council Tax Reduction policy is amended to support care leavers up to the age of 25 that do not receive maximum help towards their council tax through council tax support or an exemption with effect from April 2019.

8.

Draft Business Plan 2019-23 pdf icon PDF 823 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. That Cabinet noted the financial information arising from the Provisional Settlement 2019/20 and that the financial implications will be incorporated into the draft MTFS 2019-23 and draft capital programme 2019-23.

2. That Cabinet noted the latest update of the draft MTFS for 2019 – 23

 

9.

Financial Report 2018/19 – November 2018 pdf icon PDF 615 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

A. That Cabinet noted the financial reporting data relating to revenue budgetary control, showing a forecast net overspend at year end of £0.215 million, 0.04% of gross budget.

B. That Cabinet noted the adjustments to the Capital Programme contained in Appendix 5b and approved the items in the Table below:

 

Scheme

2018/19 Budget

2019/20 Budget

Narrative

Corporate Service

 

 

 

Housing Company

(439,000)

439,000

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Parking System

(106,000)

106,000

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Community and Housing

 

 

 

Disabled Facilities Grant

102,320

0

2018-19 Budget based on projected spend at year end

Children, Schools and Families

 

 

 

Healthy Schools

(188,630)

188,630

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Harris Academy Wimbledon

(209,500)

209,500

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Capital Loans to Schools

(108,900)

108,900

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Environment and Regeneration

 

 

 

Wimbledon Lake De-Silting

(73,500)

117,290

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Morden Leisure Centre

(338,830)

338,830

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Waste Bins

(789,270)

789,270

Re-profiled in accordance with projected spend

Highways bridges & structures

(310,000)

310,000

Funding no longer required, residual spend in revenue

Total

(2,461,310)

2,607,420

 

 

 

10.

Former Virgin Active property, Battle Close, SW19 1AQ pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1. That the demolition of the former Virgin Active Health Club, Battle Close,

SW19 1AQ is authorised subject to confirmation of prior approval under

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted

Development((England) Order 2015.

11.

London Councils Grants Scheme Subscription for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

A. That Cabinet approved the council’s contribution to the London Councils Grants Scheme 2019/20 as per the subscription set by London Councils Leaders’ Committee on 4 December 2018.

12.

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy Ward Allocation Scheme pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

A. That Cabinet consider the outcome from the £5k per ward pilot project carried out in 2018

B. The Cabinet approve the ward allocation scheme including £15k per ward as set out at

paragraph 2.17

C. That Cabinet note that the second bidding round for the Neighbourhood Fund will be carried out early in 2019 separately from the ward allocation scheme in accordance with the governance and allocation arrangements approved by Cabinet in 2017, as set out at paragraph 2.19.