Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

71.

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:

7. Good Growth Fund - Rainham Innovation Hub and Public Realm improvements Contractual Agreements.

Councillor Damian White, Pecuniary, The Leader of the Council made a declaration and absented himself from the meeting for this matter and took no part in the debate..

 

72.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8th May, 2019, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 8 May, 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a true and accurate record of the same.

73.

Allocation of Resources to Deliver Adolescent Safeguarding Programme pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

For the reasons set out in the report,

 

Cabinet:

i.                 Approved the approach outlined in the Report and the request for resources allocated to Children’s Services, to enable the development of a multi-disciplinary adolescent safeguarding approach to address serious youth violence and exploitation. This would be the mechanism through which to deliver the actions contained in the Serious Group Violence and Knife Crime strategy relating to children and young people, approved at Cabinet in April 2019.

ii.                Agreed £750,000 funding over two calendar years (three financial years) over which time this approach will be fully evaluated and other (external) sources of funding can be explored. Following this, the service will be core funded from an allocation of demographic growth and a permanent budget adjustment to carry this work forward. Refer to financial implications and risks at section four of the report.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families presented the report to Cabinet. He stated that the Borough is very proud of the young people who are part of the community as they give great hope for the future and a commitment to be the best they can be.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

Approval of Changes to Havering's Children's Safeguarding Partnership pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

For the reasons set out in the report,

 

Cabinet:

 

(i)              Approved the principles and approach to the new safeguarding arrangements and child death reviews as set out in this report

 

(ii)             Agreed to delegate to the Director of Children’s Services, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families, the responsibility for finalising the plan for the new arrangements by 29th June 2019.

 

(iii)            Approved the arrangements for Independent Scrutiny set out at 3.1 of the report.

Minutes:

Cllr Robert Benham presented the report to Cabinet for consideration.

 

The report details proposals to form a new Local Safeguarding Partnership and approval was sought to publish these plans ahead of the implementation in the autumn.

The Children & Social Work Act of 2017 and the Working Together Guidance of 2018  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

Good Growth Fund - Rainham Innovation Hub and Public Realm improvements Contractual Agreements pdf icon PDF 292 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  • Agreed to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Greater London Authority (GLA) until 31st March 2022 to provide an Innovation Hub designed to boost productivity and skills in Havering and across East London and improve the physical environment of the area for workers, students and visitors, focussing initially on the use of digital technologies in logistics, construction and related sectors. The Grant from the GLA is for £1,631,940.
  • Approved match funding from the Council be provided to help fund the overall project derived from the value of staff time (£16,200), £800,000 from the London Strategic Investment Pot funding for connectivity in Rainham, £56,000 to be identified from business sponsorship/social value contributions or S106 (and if this is not identified by 2021/22 from the Council’s allocated Regeneration and Economic Development revenue budget. Match funding will also be provided by Havering College, Riverside BID and SEGRO at a combined value of £1,049,565. 
  • Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration Delivery to enter into Delivery Agreements with SEGRO, Havering College of Further and Higher Education and the London Riverside Business Improvement District to draw down delivery funding for the project of £309,400, £562,800 and £250,000 respectively, to deliver elements of the project and achieve agreed outcomes;
  • Agreed to provide forward funding to the Riverside BID of £50,000 (capital) in 2019/2020 and £200,000 (capital) in 2020/2021 to enable them to fund the public realm improvements; and,
  • Agreed a Statement of Intent with Havering College and SEGRO to confirm the partners’ intentions to develop and deliver the Innovation Hub and work together to take it forward; and,
  • Noted that the process of appointing an operator for the Hub will be undertaken on behalf of the partners through the Council’s procurement processes.

 

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance and Property presented the report to Cabinet for consideration.  The Grant Agreement sets out the proposals for funding to be received from the Good Growth Fund following agreement by the GLA for the Rainham Innovation Hub and Public Realm Agreements and is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.