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Cabinet news round-up June 2017

Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRMS)

Cabinet agreed to continue a maintenance contract with Northgate Public Sector for a further three year period.

The EDRMS is a system used to track, manage and store documents. The Council has been a devoted user of electronic document management software for more than 20 years, with the first system introduced to the Revenues and Benefits team in 1996.

It is used extensively to store digital copies of documents, images, sound recordings and videos in a secure, reliable and efficient centralised data storage facility.

Financial and Performance Review report - fourth quarter 2016/17

Cabinet reviewed the Financial and Performance Management monitoring reports provide information on a quarterly basis on the performance of individual council services, acknowledging that not all targets are being met but taking into consideration mitigating circumstances.

Crackley Bank Community Centre disposal

Cabinet agreed to the disposal of the land at Birch House Road, Crackley, to Aspire Housing for the development of affordable housing. The centre has not been used for many years and the Council has struggled to get any interest in setting up a community management team.

It was agreed that new housing will reinvigorate the area and be more beneficial to the local community.

‘Rogue’ Landlord charging scheme

Cabinet discussed the introduction of a new scheme to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, including new financial penalties.

The charging system carries a civil penalty of £5000 for a first offence going up to £30,000 depending on the circumstances of the case. Factors taken into account will be:

- severity of the offence

- culpability and track record of the offender,

- the harm caused to the tenant,

- deterring the offender from repeating the offence,

- deterring others committing similar offences,

- removing any financial benefit the offender may have obtained as a result of

committing the offence,

- the financial means of the offender.

It is considered that this new scheme will help to protect all the tenants in the borough and will raise the standards in the private rented sector. 

Further information

Please note the agenda and all public background papers relating to the June Cabinet meeting are available on the Council’s website via the meetings, minutes and agendas quick link on the home page.