Report of the leader of the council
1. To receive the report of the leader of the council.
2. Urgent cabinet decisions
In accordance with the Scrutiny Committee Procedure Rules, a Cabinet or Cabinet member decision can be taken as a matter of urgency, if any delay by the call in process would seriously prejudice the council’s or the public’s interest or that the decision cannot reasonably be deferred. Treating the decision as a matter of urgency must be agreed by the chair of the Scrutiny Committee and must be reported to Council, together with the reasons for urgency.
Council is requested to note the details of the following urgent decision.
Additional Restrictions Grant – Round 2
On 20 January 2021, Councillor Bethia Thomas, Cabinet member for Community Engagement, took a decision to approve the Vale of White Horse District Council’s Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme Round 2 and authorise the interim head of development and regeneration, in consultation with the interim Head of Finance to award grants.
The chair of the Scrutiny Committee agreed to waive call in to allow the grants to be awarded immediately and during the national lockdown period of 5 January to 15 February 2021.
Councillor Emily Smith, Leader of the council, provided an update on a number of matters. The text of her address is available on the council’s website.
Council noted the details of an urgent decision taken by Councillor Bethia Thomas, Cabinet member for community engagement, to approve Vale of White Horse District Council’s Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme – Round 2.