WELCOME AND EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and the evacuation procedure was noted.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Bob Cook declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - Stockton Riverside College Annual Report as his grandson attended Bede Sixth Form College.
Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 7 - Crime and Disorder Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Hate Crime as he was a member of Catalyst. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 10 - Targeted Action Areas - Report on Progress as he was a Director of Thirteen Group and he was a member of Catalyst. Councillor Mike Smith declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Economic Climate Report as his employer was named within the report. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 - Economic Climate Report as he was a Director of Thirteen Group. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 14 - Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan as he was a Director of Thirteen Group. Councillor Steve Nelson withdrew from the meeting and left the room during consideration of the item.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 12 December 2018 and 13 December 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
STOCKTON RIVERSIDE COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT Cabinet Decision Record D190001
1. The report be noted. 2. The progress of the college and the on-going partnership between the College and the Council be noted.
PEOPLE SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF DIGITAL OPTIMISATION Cabinet Decision Record D190002
1. A review of My Stockton with regards content and layout be undertaken. 2. Work be undertaken to understand why too few of the Boroughs residents are using the Councils digital services (in line with the Local Government Digital Service Standard). 3. Digital service options on the Councils home page be made more visible / explicit (e.g. sign up for My Stockton). 4. Information on where to get WiFi or access to a computer within the Borough be provided on the Councils website (as per Wigan Councils website). 5. SBC should ensure that senior management are able to recognise the potential benefits for digital services across all departments and ensure this is reflected in the culture of the Council. 6. Consideration be given to expanding the role of the Councils Digital Services Group to develop SBC Digital Champions within each directorate and to engage with the community. 7. SBC embraces the iDEA (The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award) concept, both within the Council itself, and for residents young and old. 8. Appropriate skills be developed and resources prioritised within the Councils workforce to design, progress and implement digital services. 9. A digital skills development section is included within Council staff appraisals (individual and team requirements). 10. Consideration be given as to how, in addition to those areas with the highest number of customer transactions, further digital solutions can be identified and implemented in those Council services with the greatest spend (Adults and Childrens Services). 11. Collaboration between service areas, ICT and communications and web teams continues to ensure a joined-up approach, as well as fostering wider learning through regular liaison and joint working with other Local Authorities, both regionally and nationally. 12. The Councils Digital Services Group provides leadership and opportunities for collaboration for the Council to deliver greater value through digital service delivery. 13. Bids for funding of digital projects continue to be submitted, where appropriate, to build on the Councils current digital offer.
CRIME AND DISORDER SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF HATE CRIME Cabinet Decision Record D190003
1. The Stockton Hate Crime Group be recommended to incorporate the following actions into the Hate Crime Action Plan: (a) targeted awareness raising and promotion of the support available for: groups with protected characteristics (in particular disability, LGBT) frontline staff younger men schools, colleges and universities (b) encouraging reporting through: greater publicity for successful prosecutions the development of an on-line form, which would enable users to report hate crime from any location reviewing the role and profile of Third Party Reporting Centres in conjunction with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner working towards reducing the barriers to reporting (c) recruiting and developing capacity of community advocates; (d) continuing to scrutinise hate crime incidents and their classifications; (e) reviewing the impact of the Prejudice Driven Behaviour Policy and Trans-Inclusion Policy and Guidance for schools in 12 months; (f) continue to review the membership of the Stockton Hate Crime Group to ensure representation from all key stakeholders and groups. 2. Stockton schools be encouraged to take advantage of the range of awareness raising and support packages available. 3. The Council continue to recognise and support the important work of Show Racism the Red Card. 4. A letter be sent to Stockton MPs to seek their support in calling for further research into how best to tackle online hate speech.
PLACE SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF BRING SITES (RECYCLING) Cabinet Decision Record D190004
1. On the basis of the data available, the proposal to reduce the number of Council-run bring sites to seven (as identified within the final report), with the projected savings re-invested into improving the remaining sites be endorsed. 2. A communication plan be devised to inform residents and Councillors of this decision and the implementation period, highlighting the location of the remaining bring sites and reinforcing the kerbside collection offer. 3. Robust data-gathering continues for the remaining Council bring sites to monitor the effects of reducing the existing level of provision.
TEES VALLEY JOINT WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2020 - 2035 (JWMS) Cabinet Decision Record D190005
RESOLVED that the publication of the final version of the Tees Valley Joint Waste Management Strategy 2020-2035 (JWMS) be agreed.
TARGETED ACTION AREAS - REPORT ON PROGRESS Cabinet Decision Record D190006
1. The successful actions and initiatives which have been piloted to date which will inform the ongoing development of the Targeted Action Area project. 2. The ongoing collaborative meetings with the PLuSS (Private Landlords Supporting Stockton) private sector landlord group (as detailed in para 16 of this report). 3. In response to the above, the decision to progress with Selective Licensing of private rented housing in Central Stockton and North Thornaby has at this time been postponed, this will allow for a period of positive engagement with private sector landlords (via the PLuSS partnership) to explore potential alternative options.
MINUTES OF VARIOUS BODIES Cabinet Decision Record D190007
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings detailed in the appendices be approved / received, as appropriate.
ECONOMIC CLIMATE REPORT Cabinet Decision Record D190008
1. The report be noted. 2. The work being undertaken be supported.
MEMORIAL LIGHTING CALENDAR Cabinet Decision Record D190009
1. The memorial lights guidance as a basis for determining which events should be marked by use of Council controlled lighting in the Borough be approved. 2. The list of recommended national and international days be approved which will form the 2019 list of memorial lighting and which will then be reviewed annually.
STOCKTON-ON-TEES LOCAL PLAN Cabinet Decision Record D190010
RECOMMENDED to Council that:-
1. The conclusions of the Report on the Examination of the STLP received from the Planning Inspectorate (see paragraph 8 of the report) be noted which recommended that, subject to modifications, the Local Plan can be adopted. 2. The STLP as attached at Appendix 1 of the report (including all modifications) and Policies Map (Appendix 2) be adopted. 3. The Core Strategy (2010) policies and saved Local Plan (1997) and Alteration Number 1 (2006) policies be superseded upon the adoption of the STLP. 4. The comments made at Planning Committee 16th January 2019 be noted.