Agenda and decisions

Monday 8th July 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Taunton Library Meeting Room, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ

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Declarations of Interest

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Minutes from the meeting held on 10th June 2019 pdf icon PDF 149 KB


Public Question Time

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Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet approved and endorsed:


1. The proposal to implement new Safeguarding Partnership arrangements alongside changes to the Children’s Trust arrangements at Executive (Tier 1) and Partnership (Tier 2) level. 

2. The publication of the new safeguarding arrangements in June 2019 on behalf of the County Council, CCG and Avon and Somerset Constabulary by 29 June, as delegated to the Director of Children’s Services in March 2019.

3. Sign-off on the published arrangements by the County Council Chief Executive. 

4. That the Director of Children Services and the Head of Legal services undertake further discussions with local and regional Safeguarding Partners with a view to agreeing contractual arrangements whereby certain safeguarding duties and tasks will be undertaken by identified members of the regional Safeguarding Partnership.



Treasury Management Outturn pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet approved this report and recommended that it is submitted to Full Council on 17th July 2019.



MTFP Approach 2020 to 2023 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider the report.


The Cabinet:


1. approved the high-level budget setting timetable and the approach for updating the Medium Term Financial Plan, incorporating the 2020/21 revenue budget proposals and the capital programme.


2. Noted the progress with a number of key strategies since the Full Council budget meeting in February 2019.


3. Noted the Council’s responses to technical consultations on the future of Local Government Funding submitted in Spring 2019.



Month 2 Revenue Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet approved:

1. The contribution of £3.390m to the Corporate Priorities Reserve as detailed in section 1.4 and 2.6 of the report which further supports the council’s long term financial resilience.

2. The transfer of £0.498m of Corporate Contingency to support the pressure in Home to School Transport as detailed in section 2.2 of the report.


The Cabinet further noted the projected balanced outturn position for the 2019/20 financial year.



Any other urgent items of business

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