Decisions

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Decisions published

16/05/2019 - Building works to accommodate a two form of entry expansion of Marshalls Park School. ref: 5217    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Director will be asked to give authority to award the contract for building works to expand the school.

 

 

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 17/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Lead officer: Andy Skeggs


16/05/2019 - Award of Semi-Independent Service Contract ref: 5218    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Director of Children’s Services will be asked to award a service contract for the delivery and management of two semi-independent units in Havering for a period of five years, following a competitive tender process.

 

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 17/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Lead officer: Paul Burgin


16/05/2019 - GLA Consultation to London Boroughs on the Draft London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) ref: 5226    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety

Decision published: 17/05/2019

Effective from: 23/05/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: MarieClaire Irvine


15/05/2019 - MINUTES ref: 5221    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted that petition presented at previous meeting by Independent Residents’ Group related to removal of double yellow lines in Roding Way, Rainham rather than as stated in the minutes.

 

Minutes otherwise agreed as a correct record, without division.


15/05/2019 - MAYORALTY 2019/20 ref: 5220    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Councillor Michael Deion Burton ELECTED as Mayor for the municipal year 2019/20 by 29 votes to 24.

 

Appointment of Councillor John Mylod as Deputy Mayor noted.


15/05/2019 - APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBER CHAMPIONS ref: 5224    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Member Champions were appointed as follows:

 

Member Champion

Nominee - Councillor

For the Armed Forces

Denis O’Flynn

For Equality & Diversity

Robby Misir

For the Historic Environment

Judith Holt

For the Over 50’s

Christine Smith

For the Voluntary Sector Compact

Christine Vickery

For Young People

Ciaran White

 


15/05/2019 - APPOINTING THE CHAIRMEN AND VICE-CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES ref: 5223    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Members were appointed by Council to positions as follows:

 

Committee

Chairman

Councillor

Vice-Chairman

Councillor

Adjudication and Review (2 Vice-Chairmen)

Matt Sutton

1. Timothy Ryan

2. Ray Best

Audit

Martin Goode

Viddy Persaud

Governance

Michael White

Robert Benham

Highways Advisory

Brian Eagling

John Mylod

Licensing

(3 Vice-Chairmen)

Philippa Crowder

1. Bob Perry

2. Christine Smith

3.Christine Vickery

Pensions

John Crowder

Martin Goode

Planning

Robby Misir

Carol Smith

Strategic Planning

Dilip Patel

Timothy Ryan

Joint Venture Working Party

Ciaran White

John Crowder

Overview and Scrutiny Board

Darren Wise

Maggie Themistocli

Children and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Judith Holt

Christine Vickery

Crime & Disorder Sub-Committee

Bob Perry

Matt Sutton

Environment Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Maggie Themistocli

John Mylod

Health Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Nisha Patel

Ciaran White

Individuals Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Christine Smith

Michael White

Towns and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Ray Best

Robby Misir

Sub-Committee of the Governance Committee:

 

Appointments

Christine Vickery

Robert Benham

 

 

 


15/05/2019 - APPOINTING THE COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL AND THE SCHEME OF DELEGATION ref: 5222    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.


09/05/2019 - Information Advice and Support (IAS) Peabody Trust - Here to Help Service. ref: 5219    Recommendations Approved

London Borough of Havering (LBH) Council had two floating support / outreach services commissioned under the former Supporting People programme. Through the process of service redesign these two services were combined and a new service was commissioned and Family Mosaic was awarded the contract in April 2016. To further build on the successes Family Mosaic merged with Peabody Trust in April 2018.

In 2017, The Council also reviewed the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) contract previously delivered by the formerly known Care Point service and reached an agreement with Peabody in 2018 to merge this with their Here to Help Service[1]. These two services therefore, in effect, became a single service at the end of the Care Point contract in August 2018.

As the Peabody Trust - Here to Help service has inherited many features since 2016 and with the possibility of the requested extended contract ending in August 2020, the Council will need to review and consider its options in relation to re-commissioning a floating support service in 2019. This review will play a vital role in supporting the Council to make an informed decision regarding the future of the service.

This is a three + one year contract, rather than allow this provision to end with the contract the key decision is requesting that the extension option is permitted.

 



[1] The Care Point service merged with the Here to Help Service with its functions delivered through the Stream 1 service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care Services

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019


08/05/2019 - Exclusion of the Press and Public ref: 5214    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019


08/05/2019 - Private Sector Housing Enforcement Scheme 2: to Consult on Proposals to Expand Private Sector Housing Landlord Licensing in the Borough ref: 5212    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 


08/05/2019 - S92 Metropolitan Police Officers ref: 5213    Item Called In

To consider the MOPAC PartnershipPlus scheme for additional Police officers within Havering and note the additional funding requirements to support the scheme from 2019/20.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 

Lead officer: Dipti Patel


08/05/2019 - Allocation of Resources to Deliver Ofsted Improvement Programme ref: 5211    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to approve the resources that have been earmarked to deliver the Ofsted Improvement programme, as part of the new Corporate Plan. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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. 

 

Lead officer: Tim Aldridge


08/05/2019 - Havering Autism Strategy (all age) 2019-2022 - DRAFT ref: 5210    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This strategy sets out our plan for children, young people and adults with autism in Havering, and taking into consideration the needs of families and carers.  It will require further and more detailed consultation with a range of people, stakeholders, partners as well as adults, children and young people with autism and their families.  Cabinet will be asked to approve this for consultation which is proposed to be undertaken through summer 2019, with the final strategy bought back to Cabinet in autumn 2019

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 


08/05/2019 - Review of Private Sector Leased (PSL) accommodation ref: 5208    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to note the outcome of the review and management actions that will be taken

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

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

 

 

Lead officer: Beatrice Cingtho


08/05/2019 - Private Housing Health Assistance Policy ref: 5207    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to approve the Draft Private Housing Health Assistance Policy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 

Lead officer: Alan Grierson


08/05/2019 - Approval to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Greater London Authority in relation to the Building Council Homes for Londoners Affordable Housing Programme ref: 5215    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to:

 

1. Approve the entering into contract with the GLA for the provision of grant funding for the Building Council Homes for Londoners programme to support the provision of affordable housing.

 

2. Agree for the agreement be executed under the Council’s common seal as a Deed and signed in accordance with the agreed scheme of delegations

 

3. Agree to delegate to the Leader of the Council, after consultation with the Director of Regeneration, authority to agree and sign any extension, variation or general contract management powers.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 

Lead officer: Kevin Hazlewood


08/05/2019 - Tenancy Policy 2018 ref: 5209    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to consider and approve the draft Tenancy Policy in principle prior to statutory consultation with tenants.

 

The Tenancy Policy sets out the types of tenancy to be granted by the Council and provides for the review of introductory tenancies and flexible (fixed term) secure tenancies, and is amended in preparation for the implementation of changes to be introduced under the Housing & Planning Act 2016.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 

Lead officer: Neehara Wijeyesekera


08/05/2019 - Developing the Local Voluntary and Community Sector ref: 5206    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked to approve the allocation of the remaining Performance Reward Grant.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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.

 

Lead officer: Jerry Haley


09/05/2019 - Local London ESF Employment and Skills Access to Work Grant: Request to be part of a "one-off" amalgamated eight authority bid, with match-funding from individual Authorities ref: 5203    Recommendations Approved

The Leader of the Council will be asked to make the following decision under the “urgency” provisions:

1)    Agree the submission to be part of the Local London Eight Borough Amalgamated Bid to secure ESF monies

2)    To agree that £509k of match-funding monies will be set aside, this will only be used if section 106 or other funding cannot be secured during the three year period. This amount may vary due to the nature of the amalgamated bid and the figure will be adjusted accordingly.

 

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 08/05/2019

Effective from: 09/05/2019

Lead officer: Sandy Hamberger


16/05/2019 - Contracts Award for the Supply of Targeted careers Information and Advice Services ref: 5205    

The Director of Children’s Services will be asked to approve the award of contracts for the supply of the careers information and advice services.

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 03/04/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Lead officer: Daren Mulley


09/05/2019 - Award a contract to for the Refurbishment of 20-22 Park End Road and 1-3 Widdecombe Close ref: 5204    Recommendations Approved

The Director of Children’s Services will be asked to award a construction contract for the refurbishment of 20-22 Park End Road and 1-3 Widdecombe Close

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 03/04/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

Lead officer: Paul Burgin