Agenda

Venue: The Council Chamber - The Shire Hall, St. Peter's Square, Hereford, HR1 2HX

Contact: Ben Baugh  Democratic services

Items
No. Item

The publics rights to information and attendance at meeting pdf icon PDF 57 KB

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Named substitutes (if any)

To receive details of any member nominated to attend the meeting in place of a member of the committee.

3.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interests in respect of schedule 1, schedule 2 or other interests from members of the committee in respect of items on the agenda.

4.

Minutes

The draft minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2019 will be presented to the next scheduled meeting on 5 March 2019.

5.

Questions from members of the public

To receive any written questions from members of the public.

For details of how to ask a question at a public meeting, please see:

www.herefordshire.gov.uk/getinvolved

The deadline for the receipt of a question from a member of the public is Tuesday 29January 2019 at 5.00 pm.

To submit a question, please email councillorservices@herefordshire.gov.uk

6.

Questions from councillors pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive any written questions from councillors.

The deadline for the receipt of a question from a councillor is Tuesday 29January 2019 at 5.00 pm.

To submit a question, please email councillorservices@herefordshire.gov.uk

7.

Alternative budget proposal 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Council is required by law to set a balanced budget every year. It is the responsibility of the executive to formulate the documents that form the budget and policy framework of the council and recommend them to Council. The budget provides details of expenditure on local services in the forthcoming municipal year and the forms of income upon which the council relies to provide those services.

Alternative budget proposals have been submitted by the It’s Our County Group. A copy of the alternative budget to be proposed as an amendment to the substantive budget proposal, and the chief finance officer’s statement are attached. The committee is asked to inform and support the process for Council consideration of the proposals by providing constructive challenge and make recommendations and other appropriate commentsto the It’s Our County Group, and which will be reported to Council.

Protocol for alternative budgets

The council’s constitution requires that where an alternative budget is being proposed:

      The proposing group or member must present their proposals to the scrutiny committees. The scrutiny committee will receive a presentation from the proposing group or member setting out the proposals in the alternative budget. The presentation from the It’s Our County Group is provided in the papers for this meeting.

      The scrutiny committee may make recommendations or other appropriate comments to the proposing group or member. The recommendations of the scrutiny committee to the It’s Our County Group will be attached to the alternative budget presented to the budget meeting of full Council.

      Members proposing amendments to budget proposals must have consulted with the relevant director(s) to determine the context and possible consequences of the proposal.

      The chief finance officer must have provided confirmation that the alternative budget meets statutory requirements. The chief finance officer’s statement is provided in the papers for this meeting.

Additional documents:

8.

Date of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 10.00am.