Agenda for Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee on Thursday, 21st April, 2022, 4.00pm

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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Hove Town Hall - Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Johnson  Democratic Services Manager

No. Item


Procedural Matters

    (a)         Declarations of Substitutes:  Where councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same political group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


    (b)         Declarations of Interest: 


    (a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

    (b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

    (c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


    In each case, you need to declare

    (i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

    (ii)      the nature of the interest; and

    (iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


    If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.


    (c)          Exclusion of Press and Public:  To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


    Note:  Any item appearing in Part Two of the agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the press and public. A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls and on-line in the Constitution at part 7.1.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 304 KB

    To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on the 20 January 2022



Chair's Communications


Public Involvement

    To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


    (a)           Petitions: To receive any petitions presented by members of the public;


    (b)           Written Questions: To receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 13 April 2022;


    (c)           Deputations: To receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 13 April 2022.


Member Involvement pdf icon PDF 138 KB

    To consider the following matters raised by councillors:


    (a)       Petitions: to receive any petitions submitted to the full Council or at the meeting itself;


    (b)       Written Questions: to consider any written questions;


    (c)       Letters: to consider any letters;


    (d)       Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Council or submitted directly to the Committee.


    Item referred from Council held on 3 February 2022:


    (i)             Council Service Delivery

    Additional documents:


Covid 19 Recovery & Renewal Update pdf icon PDF 241 KB

    Report of the Executive Director Economy Environment & Culture (copy to follow)


    RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee noted the progress update in this report.



Energy Boost Council Tax Reduction - Discretion pdf icon PDF 163 KB

    Report of the Executive Director Governance People & Resources (copy to follow)

    Additional documents:


    RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee –


    (i)             Approved the criteria set out in paragraphs 3.9 to 3.18 for making Discretionary Energy Payment decisions;


    (ii)            Noted the creation of a donation scheme, through Third Sector partners, for residents to make donations to support households impacted by the cost of living increase.



Food Impacts from Cost of Living Increase pdf icon PDF 449 KB

    Report of the Executive Director Economy Environment & Culture (copy to follow)

    Additional documents:


    RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee –


    (i)             Noted the work taken toward the ongoing work streams from the Response & Recovery Update: Food Nov 4th Report and the future mitigations from 3.18 – 3.27;


    (ii)            Supported the principle of council owned - 5 Preston Circus being used for community food related purposes and noted that a lease may be issued under the officer’s delegated powers, subject to the agreement of acceptable terms;


    (iii)           Instructed officers to review risk management procedures for food emergencies and incorporate into city plans and policies.


Interim Report on Covid Funds and the New Household Support Fund pdf icon PDF 225 KB

    Report of the Chief Finance Officer (copy to follow)


    RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee –


    (i)             Noted the current position on the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Contain Outbreak Management Funds (COMF) and the 2021/22 Household Support Fund;


    (ii)            Agreed to an interim allocation of £0.100m from the 2022/23 Household Support Fund to augment the Local Discretionary Social Fund in advance of the full allocation of the fund to be agreed at May Policy & Resources Committee.


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