Decision details

SHDC–Amending Agreement to the Memorandum of Agreement between Breckland District Council and South Holland District Council

Decision Maker: Head of Paid Service and Strategic Advisor

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

To implement, following consultation with the Leader of the Council, an Amending Agreement in respect of the Memorandum of Agreement between Breckland District Council and South Holland District Council relating to an integrated Shared Management Structure & agreed areas of Joint Working between the two Councils 1 April 2011 (reviewed and amended on 9 January 2015 and 19 June 2019), and to agree to continue receiving support from Breckland Council in respect of the Legal Team, the Contracts and Procurement Team, and ad-hoc support from one officer in Environmental Protection Business Support – the terms of which will be set out in writing between the councils.

Reasons for the decision:

To support the outcome of the commissioned review of the current integrated shared management and joint working arrangements and to implement the decision of the Council approved at its meeting on 24 February 2021.
Consultation has taken place with the Leader and he is supportive of the decision.
Delegated authority to make this decision came from Full Council – 24 February 2021 (Minute 81, recommendation 9) that delegated authority be given to the Head of Paid Service in consultation with the Leader of the Council to agree any changes to and to sign and complete any amending agreement in respect of the Memorandum of Agreement that may be considered necessary to implement the above recommendations [namely recommendations 1-8 of the same report]

Alternative options considered:

Full Council – 24 February 2021 (Min 81) paragraph 11.3.3 ‘The Memorandum of Agreement will be varied to reflect the on-going arrangements between both councils from the 1 May 2021’

Conflict of Interest: It is the opinion of the decision maker that there are no conflicts of interest

Equalities Issues: It is the opinion of the decision maker that there are no implications as per the report to Full Council on the 24 February 2021

Contact: Nathan Elvery, Head of Paid Service and Strategic Advisor Email: nathan-elvery@breckland-sholland.gov.uk.

Publication date: 29/04/2021

Date of decision: 29/04/2021