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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

375.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Comer-Schwartz and apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Caluori.

376.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

377.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting on 9 February 2017 be confirmed as a correct record of the meeting and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

378.

Local Flood Management strategy pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Richard Greening asked if the council could identify a resource to assist residents and businesses affected by the burst water main in Upper Street last December in progressing their insurance claims with Thames Water, who expressed a willingness to make interim payments but have not delivered any.

Councillor Webbe supported the sentiments expressed by Councillor Greening, but advised that the Local Flood Management Strategy currently under consideration was a statutory requirement and the legislation excluded flooding as a result of burst water mains from the strategy.  Councillor Watts expressed his disappointment that Thames Water were not living up to promises made to residents and would discuss resource availability with the Executive Member and Angel BID.  Councillor Watts added that the legal responsibility was with Thames Water, but the council and its partners would do what it could to hold them to account.

RESOLVED:

That the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy be approved and authority to make subsequent amendments and reviews be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment & Regeneration be agreed.


Reasons for decision – to meet the statutory requirement to produce a Local Flood Management Strategy under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

379.

Financial Position as at 31 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.1.        That the forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund (Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report) of a gross overspend of £2.9m, including corporate items (paragraph 3.1 of the report) be noted.
 

1.2.        That the actions to reduce the forecast gross General Fund overspend, and that any remaining overspend at year-end will be covered by drawing down from the £3m corporate contingency budget (paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3 of the report) be noted.

1.3.        That the net HRA forecast is a break-even position (Section 5, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report) be noted.

1.4.        That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £111.2m in 2016-17 (Section 6, Table 2 and Appendix 2 of the report) be noted.


Reasons for decision – to allow members to monitor the budget

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

380.

Smart Cities Scrutiny Review - Executive Member's response pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Webbe thanked Councillor Court and the Environment and Regeneration Committee for a very useful scrutiny and advised that the Executive were responding positively to all the recommendations. 

 

RESOLVED:

That the recommendations detailed in Section 2 of the report be agreed.
 

Reasons for decision – to respond to the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee Recommendations

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

381.

The Bridge Satellite School lease arrangements pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1          That the proposal for the new Bridge Free School to establish satellite classes for pupils with moderate autistic spectrum condition in Robert Blair and Vittoria primary school, the Cape Adventure Play Building, Crouch Hill and the Rose Bowl, St Paul’s Park be agreed.

1.2          That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, the Corporate Director of Children’s Services  and the Director of Law and Governance, to negotiate and agree terms with the Bridge Satellite School for the grant of leases of part of the Robert Blair Primary School and Vittoria Primary School and licences for use of parts of the Cape Youth Building, Crouch Hill and the Rose Bowl, St Paul’s Park be agreed.

1.3          That the Director of Law and Governance be authorised to apply to the Secretary of State for consent to the grant of leases of part of the Robert Blair Primary School Site and the Vittoria Primary School site under Paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Academies Act 2010 be agreed.


Reasons for decision – to meet the needs of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition, provide services in line with the wishes of parents, make the most efficient use of Council resources and build sustainable capacity for the future. 

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

382.

Procurement strategy for the transformation of Substance Misuse Services pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess introduced the item. 

Agreed Amendment:  Recommendation 1.2 was amended to include that future procurements would be part of the council’s overall transformation programme. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1      That the procurement strategy for substance misuse services as outlined in this report be agreed.

1.2      That all substance misuse services procured will follow this procurement strategy and will demonstrate how they will impact on the most vulnerable residents, as part of the council’s overall transformation programme, be agreed. 

Reasons for decision – to provide an integrated service that will enable substance misuse services to better coordinate with key partners across the borough

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

383.

Procurement strategy for the transformation of Substance Misuse Services - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the information in the exempt appendix to Agenda item F8 be noted (see Minute 382 for decision).