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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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No. Item

752.

Apologies for absence

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

753.

Declarations of Interest

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None.

754.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Decision:

AGREED.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 September 2020 be agreed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

755.

Appointments to be made by the Executive pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That Councillor Richard Watts (Chair), Councillor Una O’Halloran, Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Councillor Diarmaid Ward be appointed as members of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee; and Councillors Champion, Gill, Lukes, Shaikh and Turan be appointed as substitutes, for the municipal year 2020/2021, or until successors are appointed.

 

(b)  That Councillor Anjna Khurana, Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo and Councillor Janet Burgess be appointed as observers of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee for the municipal year 2020/2021 or until successors are appointed.

 

(c)   That Councillor Richard Watts be appointed to the Associated Joint Committee – London Councils’ Grants Committee and Councillors Gill, Comer-Schwartz, Shaikh, and O’Halloran be appointed as deputies for the municipal year 2020/21 or until successors are appointed.

 

(d)  That Councillor Paul Convery be appointed as the Council’s representative at shareholder meetings of the London Collective Investment Vehicle (London LGPS CIV Limited) for the municipal year 2020/21 or until a successor is appointed.

 

Reasons for decision – the Executive is responsible for making these appointments to enable the Council’s representatives to participate in meetings.

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

 

756.

Financial Position as at 31 August 2020 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

a)   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.

b)   That rather than being a one-off event that the council’s budget is recovering from, COVID-19 will continue to have a significant ongoing impact on the council’s budget for the foreseeable future, (Paragraph 3.2 of the report) be noted.

c)    That it be noted that, after the application of COVID-19 government grant funding, there is a forecast net General Fund overspend of (+£20.206m) in 2020/21 (Section 3 and Table 1 of the report).

d)   That it be noted that the council is facing total COVID-19 related budget pressures of approximately £62m and, after government grant received to date, a net gap of approximately £43m, including HRA and potential council tax and business rates income losses (Paragraphs 3.3-3.4 of the report).

e)   That the latest savings tracker (Paragraph 4.39, Table 2 and Appendix 3 of the report) be noted.

f)     That an allocation from the ongoing contingency budget in respect of the difference between the local government pay award (2.75%) and the original budget assumption (2.00%) (Paragraph 4.46 of the report) be agreed.

g)   That the forecast in-year HRA deficit of +£3.990m (Section 5 and Appendix 2 of the report) be noted.

h)   That the latest 2020/21 to 2022/23 capital programme and 2020/21 capital forecast be noted, and it be noted that the COVID-19 crisis is expected to lead to significant slippage of the 2020/21 capital programme to future financial years (Section 6, Table 3 and Appendix 4 of the report).

i)     That £0.400m be added to the current year (2020/21) capital programme for urgent required works to make the council’s property at 48 Seven Sisters Road structurally safe and weather tight, and that the in-year revenue cost of capital related to this can be contained within the 2020/21 revenue budget (paragraph 6.5 of the report) be agreed.

 

 

Reasons for decision – in order to ensure the financial resilience of the council  

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

 

 

757.

Procurement strategy for voids reservicing, refurbishment and new tenancy repairs pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – as detailed in the report, other options considered included in-house delivery, collaboration with neighbouring boroughs, and use of an external framework.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the procurement strategy for Void Reservicing, Refurbishment and New Tenancy Repairs be approved, as outlined in the report.

b)    That authority to award the contract be delegated to the Corporate Director of Housing in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Development.  

 

Reasons for decision – to allow the continuity of service delivery  

Other options considered – as detailed in the report, other options considered included in-house delivery, collaboration with neighbouring boroughs, and use of an external framework.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

 

758.

Renewal of Public Spaces Protection Orders for Alcohol and Dog Controls pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the review of consultation responses, attached at Appendix 3 to the report, be noted.

b)    That the Public Spaces Protection Orders, set out at Appendices 1 and 2 to the report, to be extended for a three year period, be agreed.

 

Reasons for decision – to enable the council to deal with alcohol related disorder and ASB and issues relating to dog fouling and dog control  

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

 

759.

Executive Member's Response to the recommendations of the Children's Services Scrutiny Committee - Equalities in Educational Outcomes Scrutiny Review pdf icon PDF 528 KB

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED AGREED

 

Recommendation 2.2 was amended to read ‘To agree the responses to the Review as set out in Section 4 of this report, subject to clarification that the focus of the work will be on young people from disadvantaged White British and Black Caribbean backgrounds’.

 

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report

 

Minutes:

The Executive thanked the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee for their review.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the findings of the Equalities in Educational Outcomes Scrutiny Review be welcomed;

 

b)    That the responses to the Review, as set out at Section 4 of the report, be agreed, subject to clarification that the focus of the work will be on young people from disadvantaged White British and Black Caribbean backgrounds;

 

c)    That it be noted that the Review and the responses fit within the wider context of an Equalities Action Plan;

 

d)    That officers report back on progress to the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee in one year’s time, be agreed.

 

 

Reasons for decision – to respond to the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

 

760.

Progressive Procurement Strategy 2020 - 2027 pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none

Link to the report and strategy

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the new Progressive Procurement Strategy 2020-27 be approved;

b)    That it be noted that an implementation plan will be developed;

c)    That it be noted that the Commissioning and Procurement Board will undertake an annual assessment of progress in delivering the strategy.

 

Reasons for decision – to ensure ongoing clarity of vision for procurement and commissioning activity  

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none