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CONFIDENTIAL

(Confidential, because formal status is as minutes for a group meeting. Copies to be restricted to members of the Liberal Democrat Group at the discretion of the Executive Leader, and to officers on a ‘need to know’ basis at the discretion of Directors. Non-sensitive information on individual items may, of course, need to emerge more widely in the course of normal Council business or in response to a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000).

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING MEETING

Meeting: 28 February 2005

At: 3.00 pm

PRESENT:

Executive

Councillor Mark Hunter (Leader of the Council) in the chair; Councillors Shan Alexander (Education), Martin Candler (Social Care and Health), Sue Derbyshire (Infrastructure), David Goddard (Regeneration), Pam King (Leisure and Culture), Hazel Lees (Environment), Brian Millard (Resources) and Mark Weldon (Community Development).

Officers

John Schultz - Chief Executive

Ged Lucas - Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Community Services

Ed Blundell - Director for Education Services

Ted Lush - Director of Finance and Property Services

Elaine McLean - Director of Environment and Economic Development Services

Nic Cox - General Manager, Stockport Direct Services

Ken Horton - Strategic Head of e-Services

Carol Summers - Assistant Director (Corporate Property Services), Finance and Property Services

Len Narborough - Assistant Director (Strategic Housing), Environment and Economic Development Services

James Newell - Head of Traffic Services, Environment and Economic Development Services

Dave Bryant - Planning Policy Manager, Environment and Economic Development Services

Ron Lofkin - Principal Adviser (Secondary Schools), Education Services

Marcus Bowell - Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat Group

David Clee - Committee Manager, Chief Executive's Services

Apologies

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor John Pantall and Andrew Webb.

1. EARLY BRIEFING/GENERAL BUSINESS

(a) The Future of Corporate Property Services

Issue

Carol Summers gave a briefing in connection with the options for the future of Corporate Property Services and updated Executive Councillors on the work which had currently been carried out.

Outcome

· Position noted.

· Issue to be considered further at a future Leader’s Briefing Meeting.

(b) Decriminalised Parking Enforcement

Issue

James Newell gave a briefing in connection with the preparatory work which had been undertaken prior to the Council having the legal powers, as from 4 April 2005, to enforce all parking offences within the borough.

Outcomes

· Position noted.

· Leaflet produced advising members of the public of the introduction of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement to be sent to all Councillors.

(c) Strategy and Mechanisms for Tackling the Under-Performance of Secondary Schools at Key Stage 4 (See Minute 1 of 7 February 2005)

Issue

Ed Blundell and Ron Lofkin gave a briefing in connection with raising standards at Key Stage 4.

Outcomes

· Position noted.

· The Leader of the Council, Executive Councillor (Education) and the Director for Education Services to meet with secondary school headteachers to discuss further.

(d) Overview of Housing Act 2004 and recent Housing Policy Announcements from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Issue

Len Narborough gave a briefing in connection with the provisions contained in the Housing Act 2004 and other housing-related announcements made by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in January this year.

Outcomes

· Position noted.

· Revised briefing note to be circulated to all Councillors.

2. KEY AND NON-KEY DECISIONS SCHEDULED FOR 14 MARCH AND 4 APRIL 2005 EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

Issue

· List of key and non-key decisions scheduled for consideration at future Executive Meetings submitted.

· Briefing given in respect of:-

Unitary Development Plan Update and Related Issues - the introduction of Housing Phasing Policy HP1.5 (RGN 89)

Outcome

Issues to be considered further at Leader’s Briefing Meeting on 3 March 2005.

3. BUDGET

Issue

Ted Lush reported that a report would be submitted to the next Executive Briefing Meeting on the implications for 2006/07 of the 2005/06 Revenue Budget, and linking the budget in more detail to the Council Plan and the consultation which had been undertaken. He further reported that an Efficiency Statement was required by mid-April.

Outcome

· Position noted.

4. COMPREHENSIVE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT/JOINT AREA REVIEW PROGRESS

Issue

John Schultz reported that the Council was expecting to be advised by the Audit Commission early next month of the date of the Corporate Performance Assessment and Joint Area Review.

5. NOTE OF MEETING HELD ON 7 FEBRUARY 2005

Outcome

· Note approved as a correct record.

6. DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS’ TARGETED CAPITAL FUNDING (See Minute 6 of 7 February 2005)

Issue

Ed Blundell reported that the Department for Education and Skills had confirmed that Targeted Capital Funding would be available in 2005/06. A bid would, therefore, be made by the Council in accordance with the Executive's preferred option for a new Romiley Primary School.

Outcome

· Position noted.

The meeting closed at 5.02 pm.

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