Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 8th May, 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

1.

Announcements

On behalf of the Chairman, there will be an announcement about the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation.

2.

Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive

3.

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.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17th April, 2019, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

5.

Developing the Local Voluntary and Community Sector pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. AGREED the joint approach of the report in developing the framework into a full strategy with the Voluntary and Community Sector

 

  1. AGREED in principle, the use of funding held in reserve for the voluntary and community sector.  Each separate spend item to be agreed by the Lead Member for Community Safety and Public Protection through the executive decision process.

 

6.

Private Housing Health Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

·             Approved the Private Housing Health Assistance Policy set out in Appendix 1of the report.

·             Noted the expected positive impacts of the policy and the improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of Havering as outlined in the Equalities & Health Impact Assessment for the Private Housing Health Assistance Policy.

 

7.

Tenancy Policy 2018 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Approved the draft Tenancy Policy in principle prior to consultation with residents and other stakeholders.

 

  1. Agreed for the Council to consult with residents and other stakeholders on the proposed changes in the draft Tenancy Policy.

 

  1. Noted that the results and feedback that emerges from the consultation will assist the Council in the completion of a full Equalities Impact Assessment which will support the final version of the Tenancy Policy.

 

8.

Havering Autism Strategy (all age) 2019-2022 - DRAFT pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)    Authorised the commencement of a consultation process on the content of the draft All Age Autism Strategy set out at Appendix 1 of the report.

2)    Noted that the results of the consultation will be referred back to Cabinet for determination of the final version of the Strategy in the autumn 2019.

 

9.

Allocation of Resources to Deliver Ofsted Improvement Programme pdf icon PDF 539 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  • Approved the approach outlined within and agree the financial request for additional resources to be allocated to Children’s Social Care for 19/20. This will provide an opportunity consolidate improvements delivered over the last two years, and achieve greater consistency across all service areas. 

 

10.

Review of Private Sector Leased (PSL) accommodation pdf icon PDF 340 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Noted the outcome of the review.
  2. Agreed that officers carry out the recommended actions as set out in the report.

 

 

11.

Private Sector Housing Enforcement Scheme 2: to Consult on Proposals to Expand Private Sector Housing Landlord Licensing in the Borough pdf icon PDF 751 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Noted the progress report on the Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs introduced in March 2018.

 

  1. Authorised commencement of a consultation on extending the coverage of the Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs (approved by Cabinet on 11th October 2017) to cover the remaining six wards in the Borough, which are Cranham, Emerson Park, Hacton, Hylands, St Andrews and Upminster.

 

  1. Authorised commencement of a consultation on a Selective Licensing Scheme for Romford Town and Brooklands wards.

 

  1. Noted that, if it is agreed to proceed with the consultation, the results of the consultation will be presented to Cabinet in autumn 2019.

 

12.

S92 Metropolitan Police Officers pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the MOPAC Partnership Plus scheme for additional Police officers within Havering and the funding requirements to support the scheme for three years from 2019/20.

 

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should now be excluded from the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the press and public were present during those items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; and, if it is decided to exclude the public on those grounds, the Committee to resolve accordingly on the motion of the Chairman.

 

14.

Approval to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Greater London Authority in relation to the Building Council Homes for Londoners Affordable Housing Programme pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Approved the entering into the Grant Agreement (Local Authority) for which the key terms are set out in exempt appendix 1 in relation to the “Building Council Homes for Londoners Programme” to support the provision of 282 new units of affordable housing as shown in exempt appendix 2 of the report.

 

  1. Agreed to delegate to the Leader of the Council, after consultation with the Director of Regeneration and the Director of Legal and Governance authority to agree to enter into any appropriate contractual extensions or variations in the general management arrangements relating to this Grant Agreement.