Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Luke Phimister tel: 01708 434619  e-mail:  luke.phimister@onesource.co.uk

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34.

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.

35.

Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

36.

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:

There were no disclosures of interests.

37.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 28th September 2022 and 5th October 2022, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2022 and 5 October 2022 were agreed as a correct record and the Chairman signed them.

38.

Vision and Corporate Plan pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Report and appendix attached

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Vision and Corporate Plan and proposed Corporate Performance Indicators.

Minutes:

Cabinet were presented with the draft 2022-2027 Vision and Corporate Plan.

 

Members of Cabinet noted the recent reduction of Overview & Scrutiny Sub-Committees to 2, People and Places, which the Vision and Corporate Plan would align to with the 3 priorities; People, Places and Resources.

 

Cabinet approved the Vision and Corporate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

Adopt Anti=Idling (Vehicle Engine) Legislation legislation to Improve Air Quality pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Report attached

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)    Authorised the implementation and enforcement of the powers under The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002.

 

2)    Delegated authority to the Director of Neighbourhoods all powers to use, issue and enforce Fixed Penalty Notices under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002 and authorise any referral for legal proceedings where necessary.

 

3)    Authorised the Director of Neighbourhoods to further delegate the discharge of powers at Recommendation 2, above, to other Council Officers referred to in paragraph 4.2 of the report.

Minutes:

Cabinet members were asked to adopt the anti-idling legislation and use enforcement action under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) Regulations 2002.

 

Members noted that idling vehicles were a driving factor of the worsening of air quality in the Borough and the Council will work with schools directly to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

East Havering Data Centre Campus pdf icon PDF 654 KB

Report and appendices attached

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)    Noted and endorsed the decision of the Director of Regeneration to include the development at East Havering in a proposed Investment Zone whether or not as part of or in concert with the Thames Freeport.

 

2)    Authorised the Director of Regeneration to bring forward proposals for the development at East Havering and to do all things necessary and appropriate to expedite delivery.

Minutes:

Cabinet was presented with the proposed investment project to be delivered in East Havering.

 

Members noted the proposed project involved the creation of a carbon-neutral datacentre on a site of 499 acres. Members noted the site would attract technical jobs and businesses and the site would focus on providing local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

Approval of Council's new Workforce Strategy pdf icon PDF 477 KB

Report and appendices attached

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)    Agreed the implementation of all elements of the new Workforce Strategy

 

2)    Approved and agree the allocation of funding in the sum of a one-off investment of £2.118m between now and March 2025 and £640k pa ongoing annual revenue investment

 

3)    Approved the following policies:

 

·         Ways of Working

·         Travel Expenses

·         Working from Abroad

·         Recruitment and Selection

·         Organisational Change

·         Redeployment

Minutes:

Cabinet was asked to approve the Council’s new workforce strategy.

 

Members noted that the increased investment in staff had been budgeted for. Members also noted that the new strategy could attract potential employees from other sectors or employers with remote working. It was explained to the Cabinet that the overall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

Target Operating Model pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report attached

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)    Approved the organisational and departmental realignment recommended by the Chief Executive/Head of Paid Services as outlined in the report (Appendix B) and the on-going realignment into the new pillars from December 2022.

 

2)    Approved the creation of the two posts, Director of Finance & Transformation and Assistant Chief Executive.

 

3)    Noted that there was no increase in senior leadership posts or overall management costs and that in fact savings will be delivered towards the currently already agreed staff savings.

 

4)    Agreed that as the phases progress, the CE or his nominated lead should commence consultation with the affected staff and Trade Unions.

 

5)    Agreed that any changes to the structures as a result of consultation can be made by the CE, or his nominated lead.

 

6)    Agreed for the implementation of the new structure to led by the CE and dealt with under the agreed process set out in the report, and that delegated authority is given to the CE to undertake a competitive interview process for internal candidates all of whom will have previously been appointed by the appointments panel, and that a recommendation is made to the Appointments Committee for ratification.

Minutes:

Cabinet was presented with the Council’s Target Operating which outlines the realignment and consolidation of the Council’s organisational structure to reduce the number of separate departments.

 

Members noted the three phases to implement the new model. Phase one would be to bring the directorates under 3 new priorities; People, Places  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.