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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

452.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Caluori.  Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Webbe.

453.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

454.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting on 19 October 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

455.

Annual reports on Islington Council partnerships with NHS bodies pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the contents of the report and appendices be noted

2.2       That the Joint Commissioning Strategy for 2017-20 set out in Appendix 4 of the
            report be noted.

2.3       That the S75 Partnership arrangements are working well be noted.

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to fulfil its duty to regularly monitor joint commissioning arrangements and joint management of services.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

456.

Improving access to psychological therapies scrutiny - recommendations from the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Klute, Chair of the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee presented a summary of the review.

 

Councillor Watts thanked the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee for all its hard work.

 

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the report of the Health and Care Scrutiny Review Committee be
            received.

 

2.2       That the Executive Member’s response be reported to a future meeting of the Executive, including having due regard to any relevant implications of the Health and Care Scrutiny Review Committee’s recommendations.


Reason for decision – to receive the recommendations from the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

457.

The Council's Use of Surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the inspection report of the OSC and the actions drawn up to address
            the recommendations be noted.

 

2.2       That the level and nature of covert surveillance undertaken by the council be
            noted.

 

Reason for decision – To allow members of the Executive to be made aware of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners recommendations

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

458.

Amendment to iCo Articles of Association pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the Articles of Association of Islington Ltd be revised, as set out in the
            appended document be agreed.

 

2.2       That the special resolution giving effect to the decision be signed and submitted
            to Companies House be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – To allow iCo to expand its business areas and take up new commercial opportunities.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

459.

Financial Position as at 30 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund (table 1 of the report)
      of a gross overspend of £7.0m, including corporate items, an improvement of
       £2.6m over the past month (paragraph 3.1 of the report) be noted. 

2.2       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 corporate contingency budgets in the first instance (section 4, paragraph
            3.2 of the report and table 2 of the report) be noted.

2.3       That the breakdown of the forecast General Fund outturn by individual
            variance at Appendix 1 of the report and by service area at Appendix 2 of the
            report be noted.

2.4       That the HRA forecast is a break-even position (section 5, table 1 of the
            report) be noted.

 

2.5       That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £124.6m in
            2017-18 (section 6, table 3 and Appendix 3 of the report) be noted.

2.6       That the Treasury Management mid-year 2017-18 update, including the
            regulatory update (section 7 of the report) be noted.

Reason for decision – to allow Executive Members to monitor the budget.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

460.

Leisure Fees and Charges - Sobell Trampoline Park pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1       That the pricing schedule for the new trampoline park at the Sobell Leisure
            Centre as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be approved.

 

2.2       That the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration be authorised
            to agree any in-year changes to existing Leisure charges that are considered
            necessary, and to fix prices for any new facilities introduced during the year at
            the Council’s leisure establishments, in consultation with the Executive
            Member for Health and Social Care, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to agree the fees and charges for the new Trampoline Park.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

461.

London Borough of Culture Bid pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the approach of Islington’s bid for the 2019 title of London Borough of Culture be noted.

 

Reason for decision – to note the approach to the bid.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

462.

Diesel Surcharge on Short Stay Parking pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the introduction of a surcharge of £2 per hour on ‘short stay parking’ for diesel and heavy oil vehicles, as set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report, with effect from January 2018, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to reduce harmful emissions within the borough.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

463.

Waste Management and Recycling Action Plan 2018 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1       That the Waste Minimisation and Recycling service Aims and Objectives for
            2017/18 as set out in section
4 of the report, including the recycling target for
            the current year of 35.6%, be agreed.

2.2       That the work that has been carried out to achieve the Council’s recycling and
            waste minimisation objectives, in particular in providing effective recycling
            services and encouraging residents living in flats to recycle more, as set out
            in paragraphs 3.3 to 3.7 of the report, be noted.

2.3       That the programme of ongoing and proposed work to increase recycling as
            set out in section 5 of the report and in particular the proposed actions to
            reduce plastics waste as outlined in paragraph 5.5 of the report, be noted.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive Members to receive an update on progress and to agree the future aims and objectives of the service.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

464.

Contract Award for Mental Health Short-Term Crisis Accommodation pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1       That the award of a contract to Look Ahead Care and Support to deliver
            Mental Health Short-Term Crisis Accommodation commencing 1 April 2018,
            for a period of two years with the option of three 12-month extensions, be
            approved.

 

2.2       That the award a contract to the value of £3.6m over a maximum of five years
            based on an annual value of £720k be approved.

 

Reason for decision – to ensure service continuity, improve outcomes for these residents and reduce the pressure faced by acute mental health crisis and inpatient services.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

465.

Contract award for Tufnell Park Primary School redevelopment pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1.      That progress on the development of proposals for the redevelopment of
            Tufnell Park Primary School, programme and affordability be noted.

 

2.2       That the award of the contract for the redevelopment of Tufnell Park Primary
            School to Morgan Sindall be agreed
.

 

2.3       That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Children’s Services,
            in consultation with the Corporate Director of Resources and the Director of
            Law and Governance, to negotiate and agree the design and build contract
            documentation with Morgan Sindall be agreed.

 

2.4       Subject to agreement being reached on the contract documentation, that
            authority be delegated to the Director of Law and Governance (or such other
            officer as may be authorised by her in accordance with Article 14.04 of the
            Council’s Constitution) to enter into the contractual documentation to give
            effect to the award of the Tufnell Park Primary School design and build
            contract to Morgan Sindall be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to enable the proposed development, which will significantly enhance facilities at Tufnell Park Primary School.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

 

 

466.

The Council's Use of Surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 - exempt appendices

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the information in the exempt appendix to agenda item B6 be noted (see Minute 457 for details).

467.

Contract Award for Mental Health Short-Term Crisis Accommodation - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the information in the exempt appendix to agenda item F13 be noted (see Minute 464 for details).

 

468.

Contract award for Tufnell Park Primary School redevelopment - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the information in the exempt appendix to agenda item F14 be noted (see Minute 465 for details).