9 November 2017


Thursday, 9 November, 2017




Headquarters, Shrewsbury


Item no. Agenda Item Details Status
01 Apologies for Absence
02 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion of, or voting on, any matter, in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

03 Public Questions

Members are asked to receive any questions, statements or petitions, of which notice has been received, from members of the public.

04 Minutes

Members are asked to agree the minutes, attached marked 4, of the Strategy and Resources Committee meeting, held on 7 September 2017, and that they be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

PDF icon 4 - Strategy and Resources Committee Minutes 7 September 2017180.62 KB
For decision
05 Financial Performance to September 2017, inlcuding Annual Treasury Review 2016/17 and Mid-Year Treasury Review 2017/18

This report, attached marked 5, provides information on the financial performance of the Service, and seeks approval for action, where necessary.  The report also presents the annual treasury review 2016/17 and the mid-year treasury review 2017/18.

PDF icon 5 - Financial Performance to September 2017, including Annual Treasury Review 2016/17 and Mid-Year Treasury Review 2017/18261.21 KB
For decision
06 2017/18 and Later Years Revenue and Capital Budgets

This report, attached marked 6, brings together the elements of an initial revenue budget, based on current planning assumptions, and seeks the Committee's approval for this outline to be recommended to the Fire Authority in December 2017.

PDF icon 6 - 2017/18 and Later Years Revenue and Capital Budgets338.92 KB
For decision
07 Provisions, Reserves and Funds

This report, attached marked 7, sets out the issues, which the Fire Authority will need to consider as part of its annual review of provisions, reserves and funds.

PDF icon 7 - Provisions, Reserves and Funds212.23 KB
For decision
08 'Rank to Role' Dispute

This report, attached marked 8, informs members of the ongoing dispute between the Service and the Fire Brigades Union, relating to the 'Rank to Role' process, and presents options for consideration by the Fire Authority for settling the dispute.

PDF icon 8 - 'Rank to Role' Dispute301.37 KB
For decision
09 Exclusion of Press and Public

Members have a discretion to exclude the press and public from meetings of the Fire Authority in defined circumstances.  In view of the nature of business to be transacted, it is recommended that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, having been satisfied in all the circumstances of the case that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information, that Members formally resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

For decision
10 Capital Funding Scheme - Breathing Apparatus Communications Equipment Upgrade (Paragraph 3)

This report, attached marked 10, informs Members of the findings from a review, commissioned by the Service, to analyse the effectiveness of its current Breathing Apparatus Communications Equipment.  The report requests a Capital Scheme is established to implement the changes identified as a result of the review's findings.

For decision