Agenda and minutes

Venue: Level 1 Meeting Room, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford IP24 1BT

Contact: Committee Services, Breckland Council  Tel: 01362 656870

Items
No. Item

44.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Mr P Claussen and Mr D Burnip.

 

45.

Declaration of Interest

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any of the following items on the agenda.  The Members’ Code of Conduct requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a personal and/or prejudicial interest.

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

46.

Next Meeting

To note the arrangements for the next meeting to be held on Thursday 9 September 2010 at 4.00pm.

Minutes:

AGREED that the next meeting be postponed until after the St Edmundsbury Council meeting on 29 September 2010.  A new meeting date to be arranged as soon as possible after that.   

 

  

47.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.

48.

Proposal To Agree The Provision Of ICT To ARP After April 2011

Report of the Operations Board.

Minutes:

Andrew Claydon (Strategic Director Resources) presented the report.  He introduced Mike Poole (IT Officer) who was present to answer any technical questions.

 

Following discussions at previous meetings in March and June, officers had been instructed to prepare a Business Case to support the provision of ICT services to the ARP at the end of the current contract.

 

Three options had been considered and one was recommended to Members as providing considerable advantages and savings.

 

It was clarified that the savings related to the current partners only and that a grant might be available from Improvement East to assist with the year one costs. 

 

The Strategic Manager requested an amendment to point 1) of the recommendation to include additional savings.

 

            RECOMMEND to Cabinet that the recommendations be accepted,     subject to approval by the Partner Councils.