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Forward Plan

What is the Forward Plan?

The Forward Plan lists the key decisions likely to be taken by the Cabinet and Council. The plan is updated monthly and is prepared on a rolling monthly basis to cover a period of approximately 4 months. It also identifies who, if anyone, will be consulted before the decision is taken.

What is in the Forward Plan?

Where the key decision to be taken by the Executive that decision must not be made until the document has been published which describes the following:

  • the matter in respect of which a decision is to be made; 
  • where the decision maker is an individual, his/her name and title, if any and where the decision maker is a body its name and details of membership; 
  • the date on which, or the period within which, the decision will be taken; 
  • A list of documents that will be made available to the decision maker for consideration in relation to the matter in respect of which the key decision is to be made 
  • the procedure for requesting details of those documents if any as they become available

What is a key decision?

A key decision is one which:

  • involves expenditure or savings of £50,000 or more, and/or 
  • is likely to be significant in terms of its effects on communities in two or more wards or electoral divisions, or one large ward or electoral division.

A key decision may not be taken unless:

  • a document had been published on the matter in question at least 28 clear days before a key decision is made 
  • the document is made available for inspection by the public at the offices of the local authority and/or on the local authority's website; and 
  • where the decision is to be taken at a meeting of the Executive, appropriate notice of the meeting has been given in accordance with Legislative requirements

Exempt Cabinet Reports

Local authorities are required to specify 28 clear days in advance of a Cabinet meeting, reports that are likely to contain exempt information and result in the public and press being asked to leave the meeting for the consideration of that item or part of that item.
The law specifies the grounds upon which local authorities can exclude the press and public but these tend to be on matters about a person, information that would reveal their identity, contract matters that could reveal commercially sensitive information, consultations or negotiations relating to make relations, or information in connection with or preventing and detecting crime. The full list of exempt categories ease set out below.

  1. Information relating to any individual
  2. Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual
  3. Information related to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information)
  4. Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, in connection with any Labour relations matters arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of all officeholders under the authority
  5. Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings
  6. Information which reveals that the authority proposes to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or to make an order or direction under any enactment
  7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime

Information falling within the above categories is exempt information if and so long as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Any reports that are likely to fit into the above categories are listed at the end of this document. The list will specify the paragraph that will require the press and public to be excluded where relevant. Each report refers to the date on which it is expected to be considered by the Cabinet. It will be made clear where the date is not known.
If you wish to make representations in relation to parts of the meeting being held in private you can contact Democratic Services on 01562 732763 or email committee.section@wyreforestdc.gov.uk. At least five clear days before the meeting the Council will publish on its website details of any representations received about why the meeting should be open to the public and the statements of the Council’s response.

How to make representations or obtain relevant documents

Should you wish to make representations on any other of the issues contained in the Forward Plan please contact the Lead Officer whose contact details are specified against each item or Democratic Services on 01562 732763 or email committee.section@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Can I see the Forward Plan and get a copy of it?

The Forward Plan is available for inspection, free of charge, from our offices. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the forward plan below. If you would like an earlier copy of the plan please contact the Democratic Services Office. You can also see and have a copy of any supporting document, referred to in the plan, (provided it does not contain exempt/confidential information) and you can ask to be kept informed of any more supporting documents as they become available.

December 2018     

To be considered by

Responsible Cabinet Member/Chairman of Regulatory Committee

Title

1.  Council

Cabinet Member for Resources

 

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review 2019/20

1.  Scrutiny

2.  Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Resources

 

Future catering arrangements at Wyre Forest House

1.  Cabinet

 

Cabinet Member for Resources

 

Financial Strategy 2019 - 2022

1.  Scrutiny

2.  Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Planning

Lion Fields Parcel 4 - Delivery Options

 

1.  Scrutiny

2.  Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Planning

North Worcestershire Economic Development & Regeneration Service

 

1.  Cabinet

 

Cabinet Member for Resources

 

Capital Strategy

 

January 2019

To be considered by

Responsible Cabinet Member/Chairman of Regulatory Committee

Title

There are currently no decisions scheduled for this month.

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February 2019      

To be considered by

Responsible Cabinet Member/Chairman of Regulatory Committee

Title

1.  Cabinet

2.  Council

Cabinet Member for Resources

Financial Strategy 2019 - 2022

1.  Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Resources

Budget Monitoring  2018-19 (Quarter 3)

1.  Scrutiny

2.  Cabinet

3.  Council

Cabinet Member for Resources

 

Capital Strategy

 

 

March 2019

To be considered by

Responsible Cabinet Member/Chairman of Regulatory Committee

Title

There are currently no decisions scheduled for this month.

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Resources

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review 2019/20

 

The Decision needed

To amend the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 1st April 2019

 

Who makes the final decision?

Council

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

1st November 2018

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

13th November 2018

 

All dates for consideration by Council

12th December 2018

 

Consultation

Overview & Scrutiny - 5th July 2018

Cabinet - 17th July 2018

Public Consultation 23rd July 2018 - 28th September 2018    

                                                                                                                             

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

All wards

 

Timetable for implementation

Consultation July to September 2018, April 2019 start date

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

Current level of expenditure for CTRS is circa £3.1m. Intention is to amend the scheme at no/minimal additional cost and minimise impact on claimants

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

Support successful local economy

 

Equality Impact Assessment

Yes, impact to be monitored as design progresses      

Contact details

Name of Officer: Lucy Wright   

Job Title:  Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services Manager

Tel No: 01562 732948

Email:  lucy.wright@wyreforestdc.gov.uk    

 

Supporting public documents

Consultation papers once issued

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

No

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

N/A

 

Reason if key decision

Affects multiple wards, or one large ward

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Resources

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Future catering arrangements at Wyre Forest House

 

The Decision needed

 To agree future catering arrangements at WF House in advance of the current contract ending in 2019     

                              

Who makes the final decision?

Cabinet

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

6th December 2018

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

18th December 2018

 

All dates for consideration by Council

N/A

 

Consultation

N/A

                                                                      

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

 

 

Timetable for implementation

At end of current contract in 2019

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

 

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

Support successful local economy 

 

Equality Impact Assessment

                          

Contact details

Name of Officer: Elaine Brookes   

Job Title:  Facilities & Asset Manager 

Tel No: 01562 732797

Email:  elaine.brookes@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

   

 

Supporting public documents

 

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

Yes

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

 

 

Reason if key decision

 

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Economic Regeneration and Planning

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Lion Fields Parcel 4 - Delivery Options

 

The Decision needed 

To agree the preferred option for redevelopment

                               

Who makes the final decision?

Cabinet

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

6th December 2018

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

18th December 2018

 

All dates for consideration by Council

N/A

 

Consultation

N/A

                                                                      

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

 

 

Timetable for implementation

 

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

 

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

 

 

Equality Impact Assessment

                          

Contact details

Name of Officer: Mike Parker    

Job Title:  Corporate Director:  EP&P 

Tel No: 01562 732500

Email:  mike.parker@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

   

 

Supporting public documents

 

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

 

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

Yes

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

Whole

 

Reason if key decision

 

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Economic Regeneration and Planning

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

North Worcestershire Economic Development & Regeneration Service

 

The Decision needed 

To renew the shared service agreement     

                           

Who makes the final decision?

Cabinet

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

6th December 2018

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

18th December 2018

 

All dates for consideration by Council

N/A


Consultation

N/A

                                                                      

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

All

 

Timetable for implementation

 

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

 

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

Equality Impact Assessment

                          

Contact details

Name of Officer: Mike Parker

Job Title: Corporate Director: EP&P

Tel No: 01562 732500

Email: mike.parker@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Supporting public documents


Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

Exemption
Does this decision contain exempt information?

No

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

Reason if key decision

 

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Resources

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Financial Strategy 2019-2022

 

The Decision needed

Endorese and recommend the updated Medium Term Finance Strategy  including Cabinet Proposals, the level of net expenditure and council tax and Fees and Charges Options

 

Who makes the final decision?

Council

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Financial Strategy Advisory Panel:

6th November 2018, 8th January 2019 & 28th January 2019

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

18th December 2018

12th February 2019

 

All dates for consideration by Council

27th February 2019

Consultation

Public  Consulation during Dec/Jan 2019/Budget Consultation, Cabinet Financial Strategy Advisory Panel, CLT/Cabinet

                                                                      

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

All

 

Timetable for implementation

Final Approval by 27th February 2019

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

Capital and revenue impact of overall MTFP

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

Securing the Economic Prosperity of the District

 

Equality Impact Assessment

N/A

           

Contact details

Name of Officer: Tracey Southall   

Job Title: Corporate Director:  Resources

Tel No: 01562 732100

Email:  tracey.southall@wyreforestdc.gov.uk    

 

Supporting public documents Consultation results and Financial Strategy report and multiple appendices (booklet for members, publised on website)

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

No

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

 

Reason if key decision

Expenditure or Saving greater than £50,000

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member: Resources

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Budget Monitoring 2018-19

 

The Decision needed

Note projected variances and comments in report

 

Who makes the final decision?

Cabinet

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

N/A

                        

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

19th September 2018 – Quarter 1

12th February 2019 – Quarter 3  

 

* Quarter 2 Budget report is included as part of the MTFS

 

All dates for consideration by Council

N/A

 

Consultation

CLT / Cabinet

                                                                       

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

All

 

Timetable for implementation

N/A

                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

Dependent on reported position - linked to MTFP

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

 

 

Equality Impact Assessment

N/A

           

Contact details

Name of Officer: Helen Ogram  

Job Title:  Financial Services Manager

Tel No: 01562 732907

Email:  helen.ogram@wryreforestdc.gov.uk   

 

Supporting public documents

N/A

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

No

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

N/A

 

Reason if key decision

Expenditure or Saving greater than £50,000

 

 

Responsible Cabinet Member:  Resources

Details of decision

Implications of decision

 

Additional details

Title

Capital Strategy

 

The Decision needed

Requirement in new Prudential code that Council approves more comprehensive Capital Strategy  annually so this updates the 2018-21 version approved by May 2018 Council

 

Who makes the final decision?

Council

 

By which Committee(s) and when will this item be considered? Multiple dates should be entered for any recurring item e.g. quarterly reports.  Please list:

 

All dates for consideration by Scrutiny Committee

7th February 2019

                       

All dates for consideration by Cabinet

18th December 2018 and then recommendations from Overview & Scrutiny Comittee on 12th February 2019

 

All dates for consideration by Council

27th February 2019

Consultation

Associated revenue implications of new Cabinet Proposals included in Budget Consultation

                                                                      

Councillors and Electoral Wards affected

All

 

Timetable for implementation

Effective from 1st April 2019   

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Spending/Saving

Capital and revenue implications >£50k

 

Relevant Corporate Plan Priority

Support successful local economy

 

Equality Impact Assessment

N/A

           

Contact details

Name of Officer: Tracey Southall   

Job Title: Corporate Director:  Resources

Tel No: 01562 732100

Email:  tracey.southall@wyreforestdc.gov.uk    

 

Supporting public documents  Current Capital Strategy appoved May 2018 Council

 

Has this decision been delayed from a previous plan?

No

 

Exemption

Does this decision contain exempt information?

No

 

Will the whole of or part of the report be held in private session?

 

Reason if key decision

Expenditure or Saving greater than £50,000

 


Forward Plan from November 2018 to February 2019 (213Kb)

Forward Plan from October 2018 to January 2019 (210Kb)

Forward Plan from September to December 2018 (219Kb)

Forward Plan from August to November 2018 (186Kb)

Forward Plan from July to October 2018 (219Kb)

Forward Plan from June to September 2018 (197Kb)

Forward Plan from May to August 2018 (177Kb)

Forward Plan from April to July 2018 (186Kb)

Forward Plan from March to June 2018 (202Kb)

Forward Plan from February to May 2018 (218Kb)

Forward Plan from January to April 2018 (186Kb)

How can I make my views known to the Cabinet about any proposed decision?

You can make your views known in writing up to the day of the meeting to the officer named in the plan as the contact for the item.

Councillors

Cllr Marcus Hart, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategy, 01562 851769, marcus.hart@wyreforestdc.gov.uk 

Cllr Ian Hardiman, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Well-being, 01562 631139, ian.hardiman@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Cllr Nathan Desmond, Cabinet Member for Resources, 01562 68156, nathan.desmond@wyreforestdc.gov.uk 

Cllr Rebecca Vale, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, 01562 743395, becky.vale@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Cllr Juliet Smith, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection, 01562 633185, juliet.smith@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Cllr Chris Rogers, Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Planning, 01299 879239, chris.rogers@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Chief Officers 

Ian Miller, Chief Executive, 01562 732700, ian.miller@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Linda Draycott, Corporate Director:  Community Well-being & Environment, 01562 732900, linda.draycott@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Mike Parker, Corporate Director:  Economic Prosperity & Place, 01562 732500, mike.parker@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Tracey Southall, Corporate Director:  Resources, 01562 732100, tracey.southall@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Caroline Newlands, Solicitor to the Council, 01562 732715, caroline.newlands@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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