Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

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

Link: link to Live Stream

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 381 KB

Consider Minute of Scottish Borders Council held on 23 September 2021 for approval and signing by the Convener.  (Copy attached.)

 

5 mins

6.

Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 5 KB

Consider Minutes of the following Committees:-

 

(a)     Local Review Body                                            16 August 2021

(b)     Hawick Common Good Fund                             17 August 2021

(c)     Chambers Institution Trust                                 18 August 2021

(d)     Peebles Common Good Fund                           18 August 2021

(e)     William Hill Trust                                                24 August 2021

(f)      Lauder Common Good Fund                             24 August 2021

(g)     Tweeddale Area Partnership                             24 August 2021

(h)     Selkirk Common Good Fund                              31 August 2021

(i)      Duns Common Good Fund                                2 September 2021

(j)      Berwickshire Area Partnership                           2 September 2021

(k)     Teviot & Liddesdale Area Partnership               7 September 2021

(l)      Galashiels Common Good Fund                       9 September 2021

(m)    Executive                                                           14 September 2021

(n)     Major Contracts Governance Group                  14 September 2021

(o)     Kelso Common Good Fund                               14 September 2021

(p)     Pension Fund                                                     16 September 2021

(q)     Sustainable Development                                  17 September 2021

(r)      Audit & Scrutiny                                                 20 September 2021

(s)     Eildon Area Partnership                                     23 September 2021

(t)      Planning & Building Standards                          4 October 2021

 

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

 

Additional documents:

5 mins

7.

Committee Minute Recommendations pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Consider the recommendations made by the Executive Committee at the meeting held on 14 September 2021 relating to an amendment to the Procurement & Contract Standing Orders.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

20 mins

8.

Scottish Borders Council Final Reports and Accounts 2020/2021

Consider the following reports:-

(Copies attached with the exception of (j) Bridge Homes LLP which is to follow.)

8a

Audit Scotland - Annual Report 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 374 KB

8b

Director of Finance & Corporate Governance on Annual Accounts 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

8c

Scottish Borders Council Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

8d

SBC Common Good Funds' Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

8e

SBC Welfare Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 809 KB

8f

SBC Education Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 769 KB

8g

SBC Community Enhancement Trust Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 762 KB

8h

Ormiston Trust for Institute Fund Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 905 KB

8i

SBC Charitable Trusts Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 884 KB

8j

Bridge Homes LLP Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021

8k

Lowood Tweedbank Limited Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 488 KB

8l

Pension Fund Annual Accounts to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

10 mins

9.

Annual Treasury Management Report 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Consider report by Director Finance and Corporate Governance.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

15 mins

10.

National Care Service for Scotland Consultation = Scottish Borders Council Response pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Consider report by Director Social Work and Practice.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

10 mins

11.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - UK National Transfer Scheme pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Consider report  by Director Education and Lifelong Learning.  (Copy attached.)

15 mins

12.

Inspire Learning - Update pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Consider report by Director Education and Lifelong Learning.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

10 mins

13.

SESplan Budget Ratification and Cessation pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Consider report by Director Infrastructure and Environment.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

5 mins

14.

UK Parliamentary Constituencies Boundary Review 2023 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Consider report by Director Finance and Corporate Governance.  (Copy attached.)

5 mins

15.

Motion by Councillor Aitchison pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Consider Motion by Councillor Aitchison in the following terms:-

 

“Noting the letter of September 2021 from Ms Francesca Osowska, Chief Executive of Nature Scotland, addressed to ‘Stakeholders’ (see attached copy), and noting the inextricable relationship between the Climate and Nature emergencies and the necessity of taking ‘strong and bold action to halt biodiversity loss’, Scottish Borders Council agrees that, on behalf of the Council, the Council Leader shall sign the ‘Edinburgh Declaration’ (see attached copy) on the development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity framework.”

 

Additional documents:

15 mins

16.

Open Questions

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.”

2 mins

20.

Committee Minutes

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

 

(a)     Hawick Common Good Fund                             17 August 2021

(b)     Peebles Common Good Fund                           18 August 2021

(c)     Selkirk Common Good Fund                              31 August 2021

(d)     Galashiels Common Good Fund                       9 September 2021

(e)     Executive                                                           14 September 2021

(f)      Major Contracts Governance Group                  14 September 2021

(g)     Pension Fund                                                     16 September 2021

(h)     Audit & Scrutiny                                                 20 September 2021

 

(Please see separate Supplement containing private Committee Minutes.)

15 mins

21.

Inspire Academy - Building on Success

Consider report by Director Education and Lifelong Learning.  (Copy attached.)

 

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