Decisions

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Decisions published

15/01/2020 - EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ref: 5469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered excluding the press and public and transacted as much business as possible before going into closed session towards the end of the discussion on agenda item 8.


15/01/2020 - Quarter 2 Corporate Performance Report ref: 5468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Considered and noted the performance set out in the Appendix to the report and the corrective action that is being taken


15/01/2020 - New Leisure Centre in South of the Borough ref: 5473    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to agree to progress a new Leisure Centre in the South of the Borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Noted the outcome of the Feasibility Study and the ‘resident conversation’ for a new leisure centre in the South of the borough as set out in this report and appendices.

 

  1. Agreed in principle that the Rainham Recreation Ground site be progressed as further set out in this report and that detailed designs be drawn up, an application for planning permission be made and the tendering of the construction be progressed whilst the planning application is being considered.

 

  1. Subject to the previous recommendations and approval of capital budget, noted that all subsequent decisions relating to a new leisure centre on Rainham Recreation Ground, including the variation of the contract with Sports and Leisure Management for delivery and ongoing services will be made by the Leader, in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance and the Chief Operating Officer, to include variation of the contract with Sports and Leisure Management for delivery and ongoing services at the new leisure centre. 

 

Lead officer: Guy Selfe


15/01/2020 - Rainham and Beam Park Regeneration JV LLP. Business Plan and Budget 2020/21 ref: 5474    For Determination

The Leader of the Council after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, the s151 Officer, the Chief Executive Officer and the Director of Legal and Governance, will be asked to approve the finalised Overarching Business Plan 2019-20.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Approved the Rainham and Beam Park Regeneration Joint Venture LLP Overarching Business Plan 2020-21, full details of which are contained within the Exempt Agenda Report.

 

  1. Authorised the Councils contribution to support the LLP’s management, design and pre construction contract works and services for Phase 1 delivery in accordance with the Rainham and Beam Park Regeneration Joint Venture LLP Overarching Business Plan 2020-21 contained within the Exempt Agenda Report.

 

  1. Agreed that the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Housing after consultation with the s151 Officer, the Chief Executive Officer and the Director of Legal and Governance, approve any necessary update to the Overarching Business Plan during the period 2020-21.

         

  1. Agreed to Endorse and Recommend to Council the budget allocation set out in this report to include the related site known as ‘Rainham Opportunity Site’ with the Rainham and Beam Park Regeneration Scheme.

 

  1. Agreed that the s151 Officer, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, responds to the service of any notice that may be served by the Rainham and Beam Park Regeneration Joint Venture LLP, indicating a willingness or otherwise to participate in making third party debt available from the Council, subject to contract and due diligence.

 

  1. Agreed that the s151 Officer, after consultation with the Chief Executive and The Leader of the Council, may enter into funding agreements consistent with the Treasury Management Strategy and Council’s Scheme of Delegation.

 

 

Lead officer: Harry Scarff


15/01/2020 - Contract Extension for the supply of temporary agency workers ref: 5467    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to approve the Adecco contract extension for the supply of temporary agency resources.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Approved the Adecco contract extension for the supply of temporary agency resources for a period of 1 year with a 9 month break clause.

 

Lead officer: Claire Paulyn


16/12/2019 - APPLICATION FOR AN EXPEDITED PREMISES LICENCE REVIEW - TOP MEADOW COUNTRY & GOLF CLUB ref: 5471    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 16/12/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 16/12/2019


10/01/2020 - Window Replacement & Ancillary Works at Dryden & Kipling Towers- authorisation to go out to tender ref: 5466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

Lead officer: Ade Oshinmi


10/01/2020 - Minor Parking Schemes ref: 5465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Environment

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

Lead officer: Gurch Durhailay


14/11/2019 - Review of Members' Code of Conduct ref: 5463    For Determination

Decision Maker: Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 14/11/2019 - Governance Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The report before Members set out the findings of a review of the Members’ Code of Conduct as assessed against the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s (CSPL) best practice recommendations published in January 2019.

 

The CSPL’s key findings and recommendations were reported to the Governance Committee on 7 March 2019 and the Committee noted that officers would report back on the 15 best practice recommendations which the CSPL expects all local authorities to implement.

 

Attached at Appendix 1 to the report was a review of Havering’s Member Code of Conduct, as assessed against the relevant best practice recommendations, to inform discussion on what changes, if any, should be implemented. Both the code and the Council’s arrangements for dealing with complaints (i.e. the complaints procedure) are set out in Part 5 of the Council’s Constitution and published on the Council’s website.

 

A number of Members commented that there needed to be a project plan for the implementation of best practice in havering involving Group Leaders.

 

It was noted that a full review of the Members’ Code of Conduct and complaints procedure would be undertaken and reported back to the Committee, along with a project plan for the consideration and implementation of the CSPL’s best practice recommendations.


14/11/2019 - APPOINTMENTS TO OTHER ORGANISATIONS, 2019/20 ref: 5464    For Determination

Decision Maker: Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 14/11/2019 - Governance Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

The report explained that the Council makes appointments to a large number of other organisations, some statutory, others voluntary. There were vacancies to two organisations which the Council was required to appoint to.

 

In the case of the Romford Combined Charity, the Council appoints four  nominative trustees for four year terms of office expiring in sequence over each four year period. It was reported that Councillor Melvin Wallace’s four term of office had expired on 4 November 2019. Councillor Wallace had expressed a desire to be re-appointed to a further 4 year term of office.

 

Following a vote (7 votes to nil with 5 abstentions), Councillor Wallace was re-appointed to the Romford Combined Charity as a nominative trustee. Councillors Michael White, Robert Benham, Joshua Chapman, Viddy Persaud, Roger Ramsey, Damian White and Darren Wise voted for the resolution).

 

In respect of the Lucas Children’s Play Charity, the Council appoints two nominative Trustees. The terms of office for Councillors Robert Benham and Gillian Ford were due to expire on 30 November 2019.  It should be noted that Councillor Benham’s appointment is by office, as Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families. Both Members had expressed their desire to re-appointed.

 

Councillor Benham was re-appointed by 7 votes to 5. Councillors Michael White, Robert Benham, Joshua Chapman, Viddy Persaud, Roger Ramsey, Damian White and Darren Wise voted for the resolution.

 

Councillor Benham then moved an amendment, seconded by Councillor Damian White that Councillor Dervish be the Council’s second appointee in place of Councillor Ford. Following a vote, Councillor Dervish was appointed by 7 votes to 5. Councillors Michael White, Robert Benham, Joshua Chapman, Viddy Persaud, Roger Ramsey, Damian White and Darren Wise voted for the resolution

 

 

Lead officer: Jacqui Barr


14/11/2019 - Change of Council date : September 2019 ref: 5462    For Determination

Decision Maker: Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 14/11/2019 - Governance Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

It was reported that at the Annual meeting of the Council held on 15 May 2019, Council approved a schedule of Council meetings for the municipal year 2019/20. In order to give Members additional time to consider the report of the Chief Executive on Stage 1 of the Boundary Commission’s Review of the Borough, the date of the September meeting of Council was changed from 11 September to 25 September 2019.

 

Some Members of the committee expressed concern that scheduled meetings agreed by Full Council could be changed in anything other than emergency circumstances. Despite suggestions to the contrary it was confirmed that members of the Executive had not been consulted on the change of date and that the Mayor alone had been consulted.

 

There was consensus that it in the event that a future meeting was to be changed that Group Leader should be consulted in the first instance before a decision to change is made by the Mayor.

 

It was therefore RESOLVED that:

 

1.    The reasons for the change of the date of the 11 September 2019 Council meeting be noted and that in future, when Council is asked to agree the calendar of meetings, it also be asked to give authority to the Mayor to change the date of an agreed meeting if required but only following prior consultation with Group Leaders.


02/01/2020 - Upminster Cemetery Extension- Authority to commence a tendering process for the professional consultancy services of a Quantity Surveyor ref: 5460    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Technical Services

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Lead officer: Ian Saxby