Agenda and decisions

CPH Stronger & Safer Communities Decision Session
Thursday 21st January 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Online via YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7DDSVoAIgTnwgp0Ku8iFLQ?

Contact: Joseph Bright, Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Decision:

There were no apologies.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Questions and Declarations

To answer any questions, if any asked by any resident of the Borough pursuant to Standing Orders.

Decision:

There were no questions or deputations.

4.

Removal of Library Fines & Reservation Charges pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider proposed changes to library fees and charges and abolish fines for all library customers from 1st April 2021, in order to remove barriers to accessing library services.

Decision:

RESOLVED

The Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities:

(i)  Agreed to cease charging library fines for the late return of items with effect from 1st April 2021.

(ii)  Agreed to retain charges for lost and damaged items.

(iii)  Agreed to cease charging residents reservation fees for items already in stock or on order at any Solihull Libraries.

(iv)  Approved that, when COVID restrictions are lifted, the council will seek to recover all outstanding loans, will charge replacement fees in the event of a non-return but will not levy fines that would have arisen since the beginning of the Coronavirus situation.