Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Debra Marlow tel: 01708 433091  e-mail:  debra.marlow@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to disclose any interests in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. Members may still disclose an interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

Minutes:

6. Funding Applications to Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust.

Councillor Robert Benham, Non Pecuniary.

 

Councillor Robert Benham declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Trustee of The Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust (VHRMT) and absented himself from the meeting for the duration of the discussion and decision making process.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June, 2018, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th June, 2018 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Contract award for the Provision of the Integrated Sexual Health Service pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

·       Delegated the power to the Director of Public Health acting in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance and the Director of Finance to make the decision to award a contract for the provision of the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) to Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) for a period of 5 years from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2023 with the option to extend for a further three-year period on an annual basis at the sole discretion of the Councils.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Jason Frost, the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care Services, presented the report to Cabinet, detailing the proposed contract for the provision of an Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge (BHR).

 

The Council has a statutory duty to ensure all residents have open  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Funding Applications to Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

·       Agreed that the Council prepare and submit funding applications to the Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust (the “Trust”) that meet the objectives of the Trust and the Council.

 

·       Delegated authority to the Director of Neighbourhoods, after consultation with the Leader, to identify projects which meet the required objectives and authorise submission of applications. 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for the Environment, presented the report to Cabinet.

 

This detailed an update on the position in relation to the Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust (VHRMT).  This was set up by Veolia in response to the lease granted on the Veolia Landfill Site in Havering, which  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Approved the draft Commissioning Plan for Education Provision (CPEP) in Havering 2019-2023;

 

2.     Approved the circulation of the draft CPEP for consultation to all stake holders in early years and school place planning;

 

3.     Delegated the determination of the final CPEP, to the Cabinet Member for  Children &Learning in consultation with the Director of Children’s services;

 

4.     Approved for the LA to work with Havering sponsors to submit an application in Wave 13 for a new 3 FE mainstream primary free school in Romford.

 

5.     Approved for the LA to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a new special free school and an  AP free school

 

6.     Noted that a further report will be going to Cabinet, setting out the details of each expansion scheme, the consultation process and indicative costs and funding for each scheme.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families presented the report to Cabinet, detailing the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision (CPEP).  This is a four year rolling plan which is updated annually. The CPEP sets out how Havering Council seeks to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

The Development of a Semi-Independent Provision and Residential Units in Borough pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Reviewed and approved the commencement of tendering processes for:

 

1)       The works to refurbish two council properties;

2)       The funding to carry out the works, which is estimated to be £350k

3)       A care provider to deliver and manage a semi-independent 6 bedded unit in the borough.

4)       A care provider to deliver and manage a residential or semi-independent 6 bedded unit in the borough.

5)       The delegated authority for the Director of Children’s Services to make the decision in relation to decide on whether the provision will be semi-independent or residential.

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Benham presented the report to Cabinet seeking approval to obtain capital funding to redevelop two council-owned properties in the Borough and commence a tender process for care provision for children and young people in those buildings.

 

Drivers for the work include:

 

·       The Secretary of States Sufficiency Guidance, placing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Update of the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and budget for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 502 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

It was noted that an application had been made to the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Board to exempt the MTFS and Budget Update matter from the requisition procedure in accordance with the rules of the Constitution, Paragraph 18, of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Procedure Rules. 

This application was granted and therefore this decision is exempt from the Call-in process.

 

Cabinet:

 

1.               Noted the financial context.

2.               Agreed the proposed consultation process and associated timetable as set out in section 7.

3.               Considered the proposal to revise the Council Tax Support Scheme and agree that the statutory consultation be undertaken on the basis set out in Section 5, Section 7, Appendix D and Appendix E.

4.               Gave approval to commence consultation on the proposal to increase the Council Tax empty homes premium to 100% for properties that have been empty for more than two years. 

 

 

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White, presented the report to Cabinet.

It was noted at the outset that an application had been made to the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Board to exempt the MTFS and Budget Update matter from the requisition procedure in accordance with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.