To receive such reports as the Leader of the Council may wish to bring before the Council.
The Leader reported on the work of LGA Task and Finish Group on Fair Funding and Business Rate Review and of the South East England Councils, both of which are chaired by the Leader, and on,meetings with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rishi Sunak, the Minister for Housing, Kit Malthouse and the Minister for Education, Anne Milton.
The Hampshire Commission 2050 continues its work with the next meeting on 22 February focussing on rural Hampshire. The Commission concludes its work in June this year.
The Leader had pleasure in reporting that the Lookout at Lepe Country Park has been shortlisted for a prestigious RICS Award.
In conclusion, the Leader notified the Council of his proposal to make former County Councillor, Robin McIntosh an Honorary Alderman at the Council’s AGM on 17 May. The Council signified their support.
The Leader’s full report is appended to these Minutes.