Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Louise McGeoch Tel 01835 825005  email  lmcgeoch@scotborders.gov.uk

Link: link to live meeting

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Convener's Remarks.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

3.

Order of Business.

4.

Declarations of Interest.

2 mins

5.

Minute pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Consider Minute of Scottish Borders Council held on 25 September 2020 for approval and signing by the Convener.  (Copy attached.)

 

5 mins

6.

Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Consider Minutes of the following Committees:-

 

(a)     Hawick Common Good Fund                             2 September 2020

(b)     Community Planning Strategic Board                10 September 2020

(c)     Jedburgh Common Good Fund                         14 September 2020

(d)     Executive                                                           15 September 2020

(e)     Major Contracts Governance                             15 September 2020

(f)      Kelso Common Good Fund                               15 September 2020

(g)     Civic Government Licensing                              18 September 2020

(h)     Local Review Body                                            21 September 2020

(i)      Pension Fund                                                     24 September 2020

(j)      Pension Fund Board                                          24 September 2020

(k)     Audit & Scrutiny                                                 28 September 2020

(l)      Lauder Common Good Fund                             29 September 2020

(m)    Planning & Building Standards                          5 October 2020

(n)     Executive                                                           6 October 2020

 

 (Please see separate Supplement containing the public Committee Minutes.)

 

Additional documents:

20 mins

7.

Scottish Borders Council Final Reports and Accounts 2019/20

Consider the following reports (Copies attached.):-

7a

Audit Scotland - Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 725 KB

Additional documents:

7b

Executive Director, Finance & Regulatory Report on Annual Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

7c

Scottish Borders Council Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

7d

SBC Common Good Funds' Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

7e

SBC Welfare Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7f

SBC Education Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7g

SBC Community Enhancement Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7h

Ormiston Trust for Institute Fund Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7i

SBC Charitable Trusts Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7j

Bridge Homes LLP Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 611 KB

7k

Lowood Tweedbank Limited Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 467 KB

7l

Pension Fund Annual Accounts to 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

10 mins

8.

Annual Treasury Management Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Consider report by Executive Director, Finance & Regulatory.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

10 mins

9.

Capital Budget Review pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Consider report by Executive Director, Finance & Regulatory.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

15 mins

10.

Local Development Plan : Development Plan Scheme 2020 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Consider report by Executive Director, Corporate Improvement and Economy. (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

15 mins

11.

Audit & Scrutiny Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Consider report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

10 mins

12.

Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils - Proposed Temporary Amendments pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Consider report by Service Director Customer & Communities.  (Copy attached.)

5 mins

13.

Committee Membership

Consider appointment of members of the Major Contracts Governance Group to replace Councillors Miers and Moffat.

5 mins

14.

Motion by Councillor Jardine

Consider Motion by Councillor Jardine in the following terms:-

 

I ask that the council formally recognises the achievement of Scottish Borders athlete Reece Wilson on becoming the 2020 UCI Men’s Downhill Mountain Bike world champion. Although competing in the championships for Great Britain, Reece also became the first ever Scottish world champion in this event.” 

 

5 mins

15.

Motion by Councillor Laing

Consider Motion by Councillor Laing in the following terms:-

 

“Scottish Borders Council endorses Sea the Change in Eyemouth in becoming accredited by Surfers Against Sewage and supports their ambition to have Eyemouth designated as a Plastic Free Town.

 

This involves the council committing to make every possible effort to minimise use of single-use plastics.

 

The council will support Sea the Change in their campaign to encourage plastic-free initiatives within Eyemouth and agrees that an elected Member sit as Council representative on their steering group.”

 

15 mins

16.

Open Questions pdf icon PDF 61 KB

17.

Any Other Items Previously Circulated

18.

Any Other Items Which the Convener Decides Are Urgent

19.

Private Business

Before proceeding with the private business, the following motion should be approved:-

 

“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the aforementioned Act.”

1 mins

20.

Minute

Consider private Section of Minute of Scottish Borders Council held on 25 September 2020.  (Copy attached.)

21.

Committee Minutes

Consider private Sections of the Minutes of the following Committees:-

 

(a)     Hawick Common Good Fund                             2 September 2020

(b)     Executive                                                           15 September 2020

(c)     Major Contracts Governance                             15 September 2020

(d)     Civic Government Licensing                              18 September 2020

(e)     Pension Fund                                                     24 September 2020

(f)      Lauder Common Good Fund                             29 September 2020

 

(Please see separate Supplement containing private Committee Minutes.)

15 mins

22.

Business Gateway

Consider report by Executive Director, Corporate Improvement & Economy.  (Copy attached.)

20 mins

23.

Borderlands - Update and Business Cases

Consider report by Executive Director, Corporate Improvement & Economy.  (Copy attached.)

 

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