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Items
No. Item

550.

Leader's Announcements

Minutes:

Councillor Watts, Leader of the Council, welcomed Jermain Jackman, Chair of the Fair Futures Commission, and members of the public to the meeting. 

Councillor Watts advised that he had agreed to a request for a deputation by Outcome service users in relation to Agenda item F12 ‘Procurement strategy for mental health recovery services and day care centre consultation outcome’.  As the vast majority of the members of the public present were attending in relation this item, Councillor Watts advised that, in accordance with Rule 56.5(h) in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, this item would be moved up the agenda and would be taken as the second item this evening.  Councillor Watts also advised it would be followed by Agenda item D8 ‘Response to the Fair Futures Commission’.

551.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Shaikh and Webbe.

552.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

553.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting on 6 September 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

554.

Financial Position as at 31 August 2018 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1     That the forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund (Table 1 of the report) of a gross overspend of £1.2m, before taking into account the ongoing corporate contingency budget of £2m (Paragraph 3.1 of the report) be noted. 

2.2         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.

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

2.4         That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £155.0m in 2018-19 (Section 6, Table 2, and Appendix 3 of the report) be noted.

2.5         That the summary of the latest Section 106 and Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) balances by ward at Appendix 4 of the report, be noted.

 

Reason 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.

555.

Procurement strategy for mental health recovery services and day care centre consultation outcome pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess introduced the item and advised that, following extensive public consultation, the report seeks approval for the closure of services at Southwood Smith and approval of a procurement strategy for new services.  The proposed new services have been co-designed with service users and will provide a service that is easy to navigate and more accessible.   Councillor Burgess confirmed that the report recommended that Ashley Road should not be closed and that Southwood Smith users will have one to one support to access other services.

 

Councillor Watts invited Janice Samuels to present the deputation on behalf of the Outcome service users group, under Procedure Rule, 56.6(d), in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution.

Janice Samuels read a statement, on behalf of the Outcome service users, that explained the significance of the Outcome service based at the Ashley Road centre and how important it is to the service users.

 

Councillor Watts thanked Janice Samuels for her comments and Councillors Burgess and Watts responded to a number of questions from the members of the public.

 

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the Resident Impact Assessment undertaken in June 2018,
          attached as Appendix 1, be noted.

 

2.2     That recommendation to retain Ashley Road as a day service site, and
          to proceed with the closure of Mind Empower day service at
          Southwood Smith, in order to prioritise resources for staff, activities
          and the direct delivery of care and support services for mental health
          service users be agreed.

 

2.3     That the procurement strategy for a Mental Health Recovery Pathway
          as outlined in this report be agreed.

 

2.4     That authority to award the contract be delegated to the Corporate
          Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, in consultation with the
          Executive Member for Health and Social Care, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to enable the council to manage sites more efficiently whilst prioritising direct service delivery of care and support for mental health service users. 

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

556.

Response to the Fair Futures Commission recommendations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

 

Minutes:

Councillor Caluori introduced the item and advised that the report has identified where the recommendations fit within the Corporate Plan, names lead members who will be accountable for the recommendations and confirms that the Partnership Board is to become an Implementation Board.  The report shows how keen we are to hit the ground running.  Councillor Caluori thanked Jermain Jackman for all the work he has done as Chair of the Fair Futures Commission.

Jermain Jackman thanked Councillors and staff for the work they have done and said that the council was at the forefront of doing something great and that Hackney are now doing a very similar commission.

Councillor Watts noted the Executive’s formal thanks to Tania Townsend, the Children's Partnership Development and Strategy Manager, and to all the officers involved for their work.

RESOLVED:

2.1     That the Council’s response to the Fair Futures Commission
          recommendations attached as Appendix 1 to this report be agreed.


Reason for decision – to respond to the Fair Futures Commission’s Calls to Action.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

557.

New Build Programme Scrutiny - Executive Member's Response to the recommendations of the Housing Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Link to report

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the responses to the recommendations made by the Housing
          Scrutiny Committee set out in section 4 of this report and progress to
          date be noted.

2.2     That officers report back on progress to the Housing Scrutiny
          Committee in 12 months’ time be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to respond to the recommendations of the Housing Scrutiny Committee.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

558.

Procurement strategy for general build, special projects and legal repair works pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the procurement strategy for General Building Work for the
          Housing Repairs Service, Special Projects Team and Legal Repair Team
          as outlined in this report be agreed.

 

2.2     That authority to award the contracts be delegated to the Corporate
          Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, in consultation with the
          Executive Member for Housing and Development, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to ensure continuity of service provision.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

559.

Adoption of additional Enforcement Powers against Rogue Landlords and Letting Agents pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the proposed Financial Penalty Charging Policy at Appendix 1 of
          the report be agreed.

2.2     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment
          and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Member for
          Housing and Development, to make future changes to the financial
          penalty policy as considered appropriate, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to enable use of an additional enforcement tool against rogue landlords and letting agents.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

560.

Air Quality and Health Scrutiny - Executive Member's Response to the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee's recommendations pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1     That the Executive’s responses to the recommendations of the Health
          and Care Scrutiny Committee report into the health impacts of poor air
          quality
, as set out in section 4 of the report, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to respond to the recommendations in the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee’s review of Air Quality and Health.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

561.

Islington's Local Implementation Plan delivery programme for Transport for London funding (2019/20 - 2021/22) pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the proposed programmes for the Local Implementation Plan
          Delivery Plan 2019/20 to 2021/22 (Appendix 1 of the report), the Cycle
          Grid and Quietway programme 2019/20 to 2021/22 (Appendix 2 of the
          report) and the Bus Priority Programme 2019/20 (Appendix 3 of the
          report) be agreed for submission to Transport for London.

 

2.2     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment
          and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Member for
          Environment and Transport, to make any necessary changes to the
          Local Implementation Plan Delivery Plan 2019/20 to 2021/22
          (Appendix 1 of the report), the Cycle Grid and Quietway Programme
          2019/20 to 2021/22 (Appendix 2 of the report), and the Bus Priority
          Programme 2019/20 (Appendix 3 of the report), be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to agree how we will prioritise and deliver transport, public realm, walking and cycling improvements across the borough.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

562.

Waste Minimisation and Recycling Action Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.
Link to report

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

2.1     That the Waste Minimisation and Recycling Service ‘Aims and Objectives’
          for 2018/19 as set out in section 4 of the report, be agreed.

 

2.2     That the programme of service updates and proposals to improve
          recycling as set out in section 5 of the report, be noted.


Reason for decision – to receive an update on recycling progress over the last year and agree priorities and service initiatives for 2018/19.

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

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.