To consider a report from the Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer) (copy enclosed)
Cabinet considered a report from the Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer), which presented the new draft Council Plan Delivery Plan for 2019 - 2022 for approval. The draft Delivery Plan for 2019/20 detailed actions and measures relating to the outcomes and ways of working as set out in the Council Plan 2018 – 2022.
The Council Plan provided the context for fresh approaches and programmes of work for the Council to take forward over the next 3 years and so the Delivery Plan would be a dynamic document as activities emerged and developed as new opportunities and ways of working were explored, tested and implemented.
The Delivery Plan was refreshed annually to reflect progress to date, new programmes of work, and ensure that strategic planning was responsive to changes in circumstance and new developments.
The Leader drew attention to several aspects within the plan including actions to support youth mental health first aid training in schools, and the development of the Council’s in house care system.
Members had concerns about the strength of the messages on the plan around Climate Change and Air Quality, which they felt could be stronger.
The Cabinet Member for Environment reassured Cabinet that the County Council was working on a plan for the management of Air Quality in the county alongside District Council colleagues, and would be looking at introducing a plan for Air Quality initiatives in the near future.
The Chief Executive updated Cabinet on discussions which had taken place recently at the Cumbria Chief Executives Group in relation to climate change and air quality.
RESOLVED, that Cabinet approves the draft Council Plan Delivery Plan 2019 - 22 as attached as Appendix 1 to the report.