Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Virtual Meeting via MS Teams
Contact: Colin Gamble
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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence at this meeting.
Declarations of Interest
The following Councillor declared an interest as indicated:
(a) Councillor Jones – Agenda Item 3 – Report from the ASELA – non-pecuniary interest: the work done with ASELA relates to her husband’s employer.
Report of Chief Executive attached
The Cabinet considered a report of the Chief Executive presenting a report from the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) providing an update on progressing the economic agenda for the South Essex region.
The Cabinet fully supports a collaboration with South Essex Authorities to deliver regeneration across South Essex and
1. Notes ASELA’s intention to immediately engage with Central Government ahead of the autumn Spending Review, regarding the economic agenda for the South Essex region, how it can deliver new jobs, new transport infrastructure, new homes and better outcomes for its existing and new residents and businesses (as set out in the ‘Growth and Recovery Prospectus 2020’ at Enclosure No. 2) as a starting point for those negotiations;
2. Rejects the conclusion of the ‘Review of Governance in South Essex’ (Enclosure No. 3) and confirms that this Cabinet
4. Notes that a further report will be presented later in the calendar year to provide an update on the outcome of the negotiations with Central Government.
Reasons for recommendation:
To provide an update on progress.
To note the ASELA update report without any comments.
Note: This is an Executive Function
Any future significant decisions regarding governance/joint working would constitute a Council function.
Referred direct to Special Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert