Agenda

Venue: Remote Meeting

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Participation

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Of the meeting held on 22nd July 2020 to be approved and signed.

5.

Freedom Leisure Annual Report pdf icon PDF 121 KB

That the Committee notes the contents of the Freedom Leisure Annual Report 2019/20.

(Report to follow)

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6.

Freedom Leisure - Proposed Fees and Charges for 2021 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

That the Committee notes the proposed Fees & Charges submitted by Freedom Leisure for 2021 (covering the period 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021 inclusive) attached at Appendix 1.

(Report to follow)

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7.

Setting of the Budget for 2021/22 and Medium Term Financial Plan to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

1.   That the Committee note the Budgets for the various services identified for 2020/21; and

 

2.   That the Committee consider the priorities within each service and recommends any change of emphasis for the services’ Income and Efficiency plans.

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8.

Review of the Worcester City Council Public Spaces Protection Order (No. 1 of 2018) - Dog Control pdf icon PDF 166 KB

That the Committee:

 

1.     Notes the contents of this report and in particular that the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Control) expires on 6th July 2020;

 

2.     Approves the undertaking of a four-week public consultation exercise as part of formally reviewing the above-mentioned Public Spaces Protection Order, in line with the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014; and

 

3.     Notes that the results of the public consultation exercise, as part of a full review of the Public Spaces Protection Order, will be reported back to this Committee in March 2021.

9.

Consultation on a Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to Close Footpath Wr858 (Brickfields Crossing)

To authorise the consultation with prescribed parties and members of the public for a 3-year Public Spaces Protection Order (“PSPO”) to close footpath WR858 (Brickfields Crossing).

(Report to follow)

 

10.

Consultation on a Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to Close Footpath WR678 (Kays Crossing)

To authorise the consultation with prescribed parties and members of the public for a 3 year Public Spaces Protection Order to close footpath WR678 (Kays Crossing).

(Report to follow)

11.

Update on Phase 1 - Provision of Temporary Accommodation pdf icon PDF 237 KB

That the Committee note the contents of the report and, in particular the progress made in respect of phase 1 temporary accommodation provision.

(Report to follow)

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12.

Council Motion on Empty Homes - Update Report pdf icon PDF 356 KB

That the Committee:

 

1.  Notes the contents of the report;

 

2.  Agrees that the Council Motion to implement from 1st April 2021 properties empty for 5 years or more be charged a Council Tax long term empty property premium equivalent to 200% of the Council Tax and that the Corporate Director Finance and Resources be authorised to agree individual exemptions based on Government guidance; and

 

3.  Agrees that the Council Motion to implement from 1st April 2021 properties empty for 10 years or more be charged a Council Tax long term empty property premium equivalent to 300% of the Council Tax and that the Corporate Director Finance and Resources be authorised to agree individual exemptions based on Government guidance.

13.

Disability Sport Worcester pdf icon PDF 364 KB

That the Committee note the content of the report and in particular the deployment of £30,000 (approved by Council on 18th February 2020) to Disability Sport Worcester over a 3-year period commencing 1st October 2020.

14.

Museums Worcestershire Annual Review pdf icon PDF 192 KB

That the Committee note the activities undertaken in museums in 2019-20 and the impact made.

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15.

Quarter 2 Performance Report for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

That the Communities Committee notes the Council’s Quarter 2 performance for 2020/21.

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16.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.