Agenda and minutes

City Council (Extraordinary)
Monday, 25th January, 2021 2.00 pm

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Contact: Jane Garrard, Senior Governance Officer  01158764315

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Councillor AJ Matsiko – personal

Councillor Toby Neal - personal


Declarations of Interests




Nottingham City Recovery and Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

Additional documents:


Councillor David Mellen, Leader of the Council, presented the report proposing the approval of the Nottingham City Council Recovery and Improvement Plan, in response to the findings of the Non Statutory Review of the Council that had recently been undertaken by a team appointed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  He highlighted that the Plan demonstrated a commitment by the Council to address the issues raised in the Non Statutory Review and give confidence to stakeholders, including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, that the Council has a robust plan of action for dealing with them.  The report was seconded by Councillor Sally Longford.


Councillor Andrew Rule, seconded by Councillor Roger Steel, proposed an amendment to the Recovery and Improvement Plan, as set out below.


Page 14 – Section title: ‘Risk Monitoring’

Insert new paragraph after paragraph 3: “In order to increase members’ oversight of any risks identified by the Programme Management Office all risks identified will be incorporated into the Council’s Risk Register and reported to the Audit Committee.”


Insert new paragraph after final paragraph: “By incorporating all risks identified by the Programme Management Office into the Council’s Risk Register an additional level of oversight by the Audit Committee will be added to provide assurance to elected members that risks are not being considered in isolation to the wider risks to which the Council is already subject to and have been identified in the Risk Register.”


Page 23

Insert new action to Theme 1:’Three Years MTFS and Transformation Programme’, ‘Work Stream’ subheading heading, section ‘Review’ insert new action after “Develop long term affordable envelope for core services...”  “Develop long-term plan for reducing Council debt levels to mitigate likelihood and subsequent impact of any Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) imposed borrowing cap.”


Page 29

Insert new action to ‘Work Stream’ subheading ‘Review’ insert new action after “Review community assets to identify potential properties for disposal...”  “Lead Councillor and Lead Officer to engage with ward councillors in relation to any community assets identified for disposal or that result in change of current occupier – From April 2021.”


Page 32

Insert new action to ‘Work Stream’ subheading section ‘Council Owned Companies Review’ insert new action after action: “Complete internal desktop review.”  “Desktop review and CIPFA analysis to be presented to Audit Committee for recommendations – February 2021.”


Page 33

Amend action to ‘Work Stream’ subheading section ‘Council Owned Companies Review’ amend existing action: ‘Plan taken to March 2020 Executive Board” to “Plan taken to March 2021 Executive Board.”


Page 35 – Subheading Key Objectives

Insert new paragraph after “To create revised capital strategy.”  “To ensure effective ongoing monitoring of approved capital schemes to highlight and manage unforeseen circumstances in relation to them.”


Page 35 – Subheading Key Deliverables

Insert new paragraph after “Strengthened Governance and Control Framework.”  “Establishment of Capital Board to approve all new capital schemes and monitor ongoing schemes.”


Page 36

Insert action to ‘Work Stream’ subheading section ‘Programme Controls’ insert new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.