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Decisions

10/07/2019 - Temporary Accommodation Allocation, Procurement and PRSO Policies ref: 6889    Recommendations Approved

1.  To agree to publish and implement changes to the homelessness policy:

 

·  The Accommodation Procurement Policy for homeless households - Appendix 1.

 

·  The Private Rented Sector Offers Policy for homeless households - Appendix 2. 

 

·  The Revised Temporary Accommodation lettings framework - Appendix 3.

 

2.  To note that homeless households in temporary accommodation placed outside of the borough will retain their rights to bid for Southwark’s permanent social housing.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That changes to the homelessness policy be agreed to be implemented and published as set out in the report and with the following amendments to the appendices:

 

·  Appendix 1: Accommodation Procurement Policy for Homeless Households

 

Insert new 4th bullet point under paragraph 21: “The council’s first priority will be to secure accommodation in Southwark, where it is not possible to secure good quality affordable accommodation in Southwark the council will next look in surrounding boroughs, then in other London boroughs and then in other areas within the M25. The council will also work to secure accommodation for those households who wish to live outside of this area.”

 

Amend text on Chart 1 on page 5 from “Other areas in line with policy within 90 minutes by bus of London Borough of Southwark” to “Other areas within the M25”

 

·  Appendix 2: Private Rented Sector Offers Policy for Homeless Households

 

Amend the 3rd bullet point under paragraph 13 from:  “PRSOs will be restricted to 90 minutes journey time by bus from either Southwark or the household’s existing location” to “Accommodation will be in or close to Southwark. Unless the household requests a move to a location that is further away, the accommodation offered will be within 90 minutes reasonable journey time by public transport from the address the household was living at before they became homeless and will also be within the M25. Travel times will be measured using the Transport for London online Journey Planner.”

 

·  Appendix 3: Temporary Accommodation Lettings Framework

 

Inserts new paragraph on page 3: “Unless you request accommodation in a location that is further away, we will offer you accommodation within 90 minutes reasonable journey time by public transport from where you were living before you became homeless, this will also be within the M25 area. Travel times will be measured using the Transport for London online Journey Planner.”

 

Amend text on diagram on page 3 from “Other areas in line with policy within 90 minutes by bus of London Borough of Southwark” to “Other areas within the M25”

 

Amend end of 7th bullet point on page 5 from “90 minutes travelling distance of their school or college and we acknowledge this time will be via a journey by bus due to affordability of transport.” to “90 minutes travelling distance by bus of their school or college, alternatively where the journey is possible within 90 minutes by train, tube or tram but not by bus the council will meet the cost difference between the bus fare and the fare using the train, tube or tram.”

 

Insert a new paragraph after the 5th paragraph on page 6. “If you wish to keep your children in their current school the council will seek to offer you accommodation within 90 minutes journey time by public transport from their school. Where this journey to take the children in your household to and from this existing school is possible within 90 minutes by train, tube or tram but not by bus the council will pay the difference in cost between the bus fare and the fare using the train, tube or tram”

 

2.  That it be noted that homeless households in temporary accommodation placed outside of the borough will retain their rights to bid for Southwark’s permanent social housing.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


01/07/2019 - Gateway 2 - Contract Award Approval: Reablement Services (Interim arrangements) ref: 6868    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking approval to award a contract for reablement services

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Children's and Adults' Services

Decision published: 01/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the award of the Reablement Services (interim arrangements) contract to Thames Homecare Limited for a period of 15 months from 1July 2019 to 30 September 2020, for an estimated value of £1.8m be approved.

 

2.  That it be noted that the council has negotiated a reduction in rate which is back dated to the start of the council’s financial year 1  April 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Quirke-Thornton


25/06/2019 - Grant Variation Request Healthy Living Group ref: 6864    Recommendations Approved

 

It is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Social Care agrees:

 

1.  To vary the value of grant award for a period of 10 months from 1 June 2019 to 31 March 2020, with permission in principle to extend for a further two months until 1May 2020 to Time and Talents, a provider organisation delivering a range of preventative services to residents across the borough and who are in scope of the development work of the Community Hubs.

 

2.  The total sum of this recommended arrangement is £34,167 (for 10

months 2019/20) and in principle an additional £6,833 (for 2 months 2020/21).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care

Decision published: 28/06/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

 

1.  That the value of grant award for a period of 10 months from 1 June 2019 to 31 March 2020 with permission to extend for a further two months until 1May 2020 to Time and Talents, a provider organisation be approved so they deliver a range of preventative services to residents across the borough and development work of the Community Hubs.

 

2.  That the total sum of this arrangement of £34,167 (for 10 months 2019/20) with an additional £6,833 (for 2 months 2020/21) be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/06/2019 - Quietway - Cornwall Rd to Blackfriars Rd (Meymott Street) ref: 6865    Recommendations Approved

1.  It is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Emergency:

 

  i.  Consider the one representation as summarised in paragraph 15 received during statutory consultation relating to the proposal to introduce cycling and walking interventions.

 

  ii.  Instruct officers to write to the person who made a representation to inform them of the council’s decision.

 

  iii.  Instruct officers to make the necessary Traffic Management Order.

 

  iv.  Instruct officers to proceed with installation of the following proposals shown in Appendices A and B:

 

·  Permitting cyclists to travel from Hatfields to Blackfriars Road along the whole of Meymott Street including the section east of Colombo Street.

·  Widening of footways, including the removal of three parking spaces, to create a better environment for pedestrians.

·  Introducing raised features on Colombo Street and Hatfields to further slow vehicular traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility.

·  Removing redundant street clutter such as bollards and non-essential signage.

·  Introducing additional cycle stands.

·  Removing the island at the junction of Meymott Street and Hatfields allowing the proposed footway buildout.

·  Reducing the number of residents’ bays from six to four.

·  Increasing the number of Pay by Phone bays from three to five.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency

Decision published: 28/06/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Emergency

approved the following:

 

1.  The one representation be considered as summarised in paragraph 15 which was received during statutory consultation that related to the proposal to introduce cycling and walking interventions.

 

2.  That officers be instructed to write to the person who made a representation to inform them of the council’s decision.

 

3.  That officers be instructed to make the necessary traffic Management Order.

 

4.  That officers be instructed to proceed with installation of the following proposals shown in Appendices A and B.

 

·  Permitting cyclists to travel from Hatfields to Blackfriars Road along the whole of Meymott Street including the section east of Colombo Street.

·  Widening of footways, including the removal of three parking spaces, to create a better environment for pedestrians.

·  Introducing raised features on Colombo Street and Hatfields to further slow vehicular traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility.

·  Removing redundant street clutter such as bollards and non-essential signage.

·  Introducing additional cycle stands.

·  Removing the island at the junction of Meymott Street and Hatfields allowing the proposed footway buildout.

·  Reducing the number of residents’ bays from six to four.

·  Increasing the number of Pay by Phone bays from three to five.

Wards affected: Borough & Bankside;

Lead officer: Dale Foden


14/06/2019 - Gateway 2: Contract award approval electrical works ref: 6862    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the award of Contract A for Traded Services to BCS (Electrical & Building) for the estimated maximum contract sum of £350,000 for a period of 24 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

2.  That the award of Contract B for Traded Services to Craftus Building Services for the estimated maximum contract sum of £340,000 for a period of 24 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

3.  That the award of Contract C for Traded Services to E & E Building Services for the estimated maximum contract sum of £310,000 for a period of 24 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mick Lucas


14/06/2019 - Gateway 2: Contract award approval drainage works ref: 6861    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the award of Contract A for Traded Services to MSJ Drainage and Maintenance for the estimated maximum contract sum of £525,000 for a period of 24 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

2.  That the award of Contract B for Traded Services to Technical Drain Solutions for the estimated maximum contract sum of £475,000 for a period of 24 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mick Lucas


14/06/2019 - Gateway 2: Contract award approval Void Works for Traded Services ref: 6860    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the award of Contract A – Void Works for Traded Services to BCS (Electrical and Buidling) Ltd for the estimated maximum contract sum of £350,000 per annum for a period of 12 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

2.  That the award of Contract B – Void Works for Traded Services to GC Construct Ltd for the estimated maximum contract sum of £340,000 per annum for a period of 12 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

3.  That the award of Contract C – Void Works for Traded Services to Sandersons Building Services Ltd for the estimated maximum contract sum of £310,000 per annum for a period of 12 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mick Lucas


25/06/2019 - Gateway 2 - Contract award approval for Peckham THI Phase 2 construction ref: 6859    Recommendations Approved

To award the award of contract for works to deliver Peckham THI Phase 2

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Place and Wellbeing

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

 

 

1.  That the appointment of Triton Building Restoration Limited (TBR) as the principal contractor to deliver Phase 2 of the Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative (Peckham THI) Capital Works to the estimated value of £546,817 for an approximate duration of 35 weeks be approved.

 

2.  That it be noted that the contract once awarded will include provisions for variation to allow additional eligible properties to be included if necessary with any additional awards being approved through a subsequent Gateway 3.

 

Wards affected: Peckham;

Lead officer: Kevin Fenton


26/06/2019 - Gateway 2 - Contract Award Approval Temporary Accommodation Void Works ref: 6863    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency

Decision published: 26/06/2019

Effective from: 04/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the award of Contract A – Temporary Accommodation Void Works for Traded Services to BCS (electrical and building) Ltd for the maximum contract sum of £500,000 per annum for a period of 12 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

2.  That the award of Contract B – Temporary Accommodation Void Works for Traded Services to GC Construct Ltd for the estimated maximum contract sum of £500,000 per annum for a period of 12 months commencing from 1 July 2019 be approved.

 

3.  That both BCS and GC Construct would operate as a back up to each contract area in the event of the failure to deliver the service, using their own tendered rates should this be required.

 


25/06/2019 - Positive Futures Fund - Phase One ref: 6858    Recommendations Approved

Phase One funding award in relation to applications received for Positive Futures Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health

Decision published: 25/06/2019

Effective from: 03/07/2019

Decision:

1.  That the funding recommendations (set out at paragraph 22 of the report)  for phase 1 of the Positive Futures Fund that aims to support community organisations to provide inspiring opportunities for young people that divert them away from crime be approved.

 

2.  That officers work with the applicant of the ‘Dear Future Me Project’ to further develop the proposal and to identify funding for the project (£225).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


21/06/2019 - Route Modernisation Plans (RMP) for Coldharbour Lane ref: 6857    Recommendations Approved

Extension to the hours of operation of the bus lane along Coldharbour Lane to 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency

Decision published: 21/06/2019

Effective from: 29/06/2019

Decision:

That the implementation of an extension to the hours of operation of the bus lane along Coldharbour Lane to 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and conversion of existing single yellow lines to double yellow lines at the junction of Coldharbour Lane with Lowth Road, with Crawford Road, and outside No’s 58-66 Coldharbour Lane as shown in the report and design (Appendices 1A and 1B) be approved subject to the necessary statutory consultation and procedures.

Wards affected: Camberwell Green;

Lead officer: Dale Foden


20/06/2019 - Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy    Recommendations Approved

Approval of 5 year VAWG Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer

Notice of decision: 01/03/2019


20/06/2019 - Acquisition of site for new affordable housing: former Boys Club, Hawkstone Road, Rotherhithe    Recommendations Approved

Authority to proceed with a purchase of land to provide affordable housing in pursuance of the Council Plan commitment to build at least 1,000 more council homes by 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/07/2019

Wards affected: Rotherhithe;

Lead officer: Patrick McGreal

Notice of decision: 20/06/2019


20/06/2019 - New Homes site purchase, SE15    Recommendations Approved

Authority to acquire site in London SE15 for the purpose of building new council homes (including the provision of Temporary Accommodation), subject to due diligence, valuation and contract.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/07/2019

Wards affected: Peckham;

Lead officer: Bruce Glockling

Notice of decision: 20/06/2019


18/06/2019 - Gateway 3: Contract variation in relation to Willow Walk and deed of settlement ref: 6856    Recommendations Approved

To approve a variation to the original contract for works at Willow Walk

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Governance

Decision published: 20/06/2019

Effective from: 28/06/2019

Decision:

That the following be approved:

 

1.  The variation to Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd (‘Balfour Beatty’) for pre-construction services, early works and main works contracts in respect of the Willow Walk new temporary hostel accommodation and general needs housing project for a total variation of £1,156,761. This applies to each contract as follows:

 

2.  A variation to the contract with Balfour Beatty for pre-construction services (PCSA) relating to the Willow Walk new temporary hostel accommodation and general needs housing project. .

 

3.  A variation to the contract with Balfour Beatty for enabling works related to the Willow Walk new temporary hostel accommodation and general needs housing project.

 

4.  A variation to the contract with Balfour Beatty for main works related to the Willow Walk new temporary hostel accommodation and general needs housing project.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Borough & Bankside; St George's;

Lead officer: Kevin Fenton


18/06/2019 - Digital Public Health in Southwark: Our Strategic Approach ref: 6851    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Richard Leeming attended cabinet to present his work on this report in his capacity as deputy cabinet member for digital inclusion.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the overarching approach to delivering digital public health in Southwark, with an ambition of making the borough the nation's most digitally enabled borough for public health and wellbeing be approved.

 

2.  That it be noted a further report detailing the proposed Southwark digital health hub and campaign (#TakeCareSouthwark) will be brought to cabinet for approval later in 2019.

 

3.  That the Southwark public health division explore a potential collaboration with Public Health England (PHE) to trial a novel digital health improvement programme utilising incentives.


18/06/2019 - New Homes site purchase, SE15 ref: 6852    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That pursuant to s120 of the Local Government Act 1972 and s9 of the Housing Act 1985, the acquisition of the freehold interest in the site identified in the closed version of the report be authorised.

 

2.  That the principal purchase terms and negotiating parameters set out in paragraph 14 of the closed version of the report and outlined in paragraph 14 of the open report be authorised.

 

3.  That authority to agree the final terms of the acquisition provided they are not inconsistent with the principal terms and negotiating parameters and satisfy the council’s fiduciary duty be delegated to the director of regeneration in consultation with: the strategic director of housing and modernisation; the strategic director of finance and governance; and, the cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new council homes.

Wards affected: Old Kent Road;


18/06/2019 - Appointments to Outside Bodies 2019-20 ref: 6854    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the cabinet the appointments to the outside bodies listed in Appendix A of the report for the 2019-20 municipal year be agreed as follows:

 

Better Bankside Board

 

Councillor Johnson Situ

 

Blue Bermondsey Bid

 

Councillor Sunny Lambe

 

Board of Southwark College Corporation

 

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

 

Browning Estate Management Association

 

Councillor Martin Seaton

 

Canada Water Consultative Forum

 

Councillor Johnson Situ

Councillor Bill Williams

Councillor Jane Salmon

 

Central London Forward

 

Councillor Peter John

 

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

 

Councillor Catherine Rose

 

Creation Trust

 

Councillor Johnson Situ

Councillor Jack Buck

Councillor Paul Fleming

 

Cross River Board

 

Councillor Johnson Situ

 

Crystal Palace Community Development Trust

 

Councillor Catherine Rose

 

Newable Limited (formerly Greater London Enterprise)

 

Councillor Johnson Situ

 

Groundwork London, Local Authority Strategic Input Board

 

Councillor Richard Livingstone

 

Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation (Council of Governors)

 

Councillor Alice Macdonald

 

Kings College Hospital NHS (Council of Governors)

 

Councillor Richard Leeming

 

London Road Safety Council (LRSC)

 

Councillor Richard Livingstone

Councillor Charlie Smith

 

London Youth Games Limited

 

Councillor Rebecca Lury

Councillor Evelyn Akoto (deputy)

 

Millwall for All

 

Councillor Leanne Werner

 

North Southwark Environment Trust

 

Councillor Kath Whittam

 

Potters Fields Park Management Trust

 

Councillor Rebecca Lury

 

Shared ICT Services Joint Committee

 

Councillor Kieron Williams

Councillor Richard Leeming

 

South Bank Partnership

 

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

Councillor Adele Morris

Councillor David Noakes

Councillor Victor Chamberlain

 

South Bank Business Improvement District Ltd

 

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

Councillor Victor Chamberlain

 

South Bermondsey Big Local Partnership Steering Group

 

Councillor Richard Livingstone

Councillor Sunny Lambe

 

South London Gallery Trustee Limited

 

Councillor Cleo Soanes

Councillor Radha Burgess

Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall

 

South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust Members Council

 

Councillor Helen Dennis

 

Southwark Construction Skills Centre

 

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

 

Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Excavation Committee (SLAEC)

 

Councillor Richard Leeming

Mr. Bob Skelly (Deputy)

 

Safer Neighbourhood Board (Southwark)

 

Councillor Evelyn Akoto

 

WeAreWaterloo BID

 

Councillor Graham Neale

Wards affected: (All Wards);


18/06/2019 - Introducing a Council Advertising Policy in Southwark ref: 6850    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking approval of a Healthy Advertising policy across the council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the adoption of the proposed new advertising policy for Southwark Council (Appendix 1 of the report) for all council sold advertising opportunities within the borough be agreed, including through any council letting or leasing arrangements.

 

2.  That it be noted that there will be a phased implementation, that is, as and when existing contractual arrangements come up for renewal.

 

3.  That it be noted that officers will also be contacting existing contract holders to voluntarily adopt the new policy before their contracts come up for renewal.

 

4.  That a report back in twelve months time be received to provide an update on the advertising policy and the impacts.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Fenton


18/06/2019 - Southwark Skills Strategy - Delivery Plan progress update ref: 6846    For Determination

To note progress on implementation of the Skills Strategy Delivery Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the progress made in delivering the Skills Strategy in the last twelve months, following cabinet approval of the delivery plan in June 2018 be noted.

 

2.  That the draft updated Skills Strategy delivery plan included at Appendix 1 of the report, which will be approved by the Skills Partnership in July, be noted.

 

3.  That an update report on progress be received by cabinet in twelve months’ time.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nina Dohel, Stephen Gaskell


18/06/2019 - A Food Security Plan for Southwark ref: 6849    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking approval of the Southwark Food Insecurity Action Plan to go to Cabinet

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the approach to supporting food security in Southwark, looking beyond the foodbank to a fairer food future for all be approved.

 

2.  That a partnership with the Southwark Food Action Alliance to develop and implement the Southwark food security plan be approved and that a progress report be received by cabinet in 12 months.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Fenton


18/06/2019 - Community investment plans - allocation of local CIL ref: 6853    Recommendations Approved

Report seeking approval of Community Investment Plan implementation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the introduction of Community Investment Plans be approved.

 

2.  That officers consult with ward forum members regarding defining local communities within or across their ward boundaries.

 

3.  That officers consult with ward forum members and local stakeholders to agree the additional theme to guide key areas of need within the ward.

 

4.  That the criteria by which proposals are adjudged against as detailed in paragraph 20 of the report be agreed.

 

5.  That it be agreed that in order to address the geographical imbalance of local community infrastructure levy (CIL) a cap on the amount spent in each ward will be implemented as summarised in paragraphs 24 and 25 of the report and as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Fenton


18/06/2019 - Southwark Pioneers Fund: Establishment ref: 6845    Recommendations Approved

To approve proposals for the Southwark Pioneers Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Peter Babudu attended cabinet to present his work on this report in his capacity as deputy cabinet member for innovation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Decisions of the Cabinet

 

1.  That the establishment of the Southwark Pioneers Fund (the Fund) to invest in Southwark’s entrepreneurs of the future be agreed.

 

2.  That the allocation of £2 million to the Fund from the London Devolution Reserve be agreed.

 

3.  That it be agreed that the next steps for the Fund will include development of a more detailed delivery plan setting out additional information on how the Fund will be delivered and including key outputs and milestones.

 

4.  That a progress report on the implementation and delivery of the Fund be brought back to cabinet in 12 months.

 

Recommendation for the Leader of the Council

 

5.  That future decisions on individual elements of delivery of the Fund be delegated to the cabinet member for jobs, business and innovation in consultation with the strategic director of finance and governance and the head of the chief executive’s office.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Kelly


18/06/2019 - Fairer Future Procurement Strategy ref: 6843    Recommendations Approved

To agree the updated Fairer Future Procurement Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

Decisions by the Cabinet

 

1.  That the updated Fairer Future Procurement Framework (FFPF) including the draft Southwark Construction Charter be approved.

 

2.  That the next steps for enhancing the council’s commitment and approach to social value in procurement as outlined in paragraphs 16 – 18 of the report be noted.

 

3.  That it be noted that there will be consequential amendments to the constitution including the contract standing orders, following the approval of the FFPF to reflect updates required as highlighted in the report.

 

4.  That a report back on the implementation and impact of the FFPF be received by cabinet in December 2020 (and to include as far as possible information relating to service quality improvements as a result of improved employment conditions and impact on ability of small businesses to win contracts).

 

Decision of the Leader of the Council

 

5.  That the responsibility for any minor and consequential amendments and updates to the Fairer Future Procurement Framework be delegated to the cabinet member for finance, performance and Brexit in consultation with the director of law and democracy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Duncan Whitfield


18/06/2019 - Outturn Capital Monitoring for 2018-19 and Capital Programme Refresh for 2019-20 to 2027-28 ref: 6848    Recommendations Approved

To note the capital outturn position for 2018-19

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the outturn and resources for 2018-19 and future years for both the general fund and housing investment programmes as detailed in Appendices A, B and D of the report be noted.

 

2.  That the virements and variations to the general fund and housing investment capital programme as detailed in Appendix C of the report be approved.

 

3.  That the inclusion in the programme of the capital bids set out in Appendix E of the report be approved.

 

4.  That the substantial funding requirement of £425m for future years which needs to be identified for the general fund programme in order for this to be fully delivered, as summarised in Appendix A of the report be noted.

 

5.  That the significant funding requirement of £477m which needs to be identified for the housing investment programme to be fully delivered over the remaining term of the programme, as detailed in Appendix B of the report be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Duncan Whitfield


18/06/2019 - Policy and Resources Strategy: Revenue Monitoring Outturn, including Treasury Management 2018-19 ref: 6847    Recommendations Approved

To note the forecast revenue outturn position for 2017-18, including treasury management

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the general fund outturn position for 2018-19 (Table 1 of the report) be noted.

 

2.  That the key adverse variations and budget pressures underlying the outturn position be noted:

 

·  The Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) outturn position of a £11.515m deficit and the significant pressures on the high needs budgets (paragraphs  30-31 of the report)

·  the budget pressures on temporary accommodation (paragraphs 36-37 of the report) and No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) (paragraph 39 of the report).

 

3.  That the utilisation of £4m contingency (paragraph 54 of the report) to offset adverse variances on temporary accommodation and NRPF be noted.

 

4.  That the housing revenue account outturn for 2018-19 (Table 2, paragraphs  55-63 of the report) be noted.

 

5.  That the increase in unallocated general fund balance (paragraphs 64-66 of the report) be noted.

 

6.  That the earmarking of the one-off financial benefits arising from the London Devolution deal (paragraphs 71-73 of the report) be noted.

 

7.  That the detailed movements of earmarked reserves as set out in Appendices B, C and D of the report be noted.

 

8.  That the treasury management activity in 2018-19 (paragraph 83-91 of the report) be noted.

 

9.  That the interdepartmental budget movements that exceed £250,000, as shown in Appendix A of the report be approved.

 

10.  That the interdepartmental general fund budget movements that are less than £250,000 as shown in Appendix A of the report be noted.

 

11.  That the outturn position implications for the 2019-20 budgets and beyond set out in paragraphs 80-82 of the report) be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Duncan Whitfield


18/06/2019 - Resident Involvement Review Recommendations ref: 6844    Recommendations Approved

To note the recommendations on resident involvement and agree further consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the recommendations of the Resident Involvement Co-design Panel and subsequent consultation feedback in relation to the council’s housing engagement and involvement framework be noted.

 

2.  That the proposals by the council for a new framework that takes into account the panel’s recommendations and consultation feedback be noted:

 

a)  That tenants & residents associations remain fundamental to the structure providing both scrutiny and community development functions for tenants and homeowners

b)  That the functions of the existing 12 area housing forums in terms of discussing local housing issues, are incorporated into the newly established Empowering Communities Programme which will bring residents and local councillors together to discuss housing and other local issues either on a ward or multi-ward basis

c)  That Tenant Council and Homeowner Council are replaced by one Tenants and Homeowners Forum

d)  That the chair, deputy-chair and one other member of the proposed Tenants and Homeowners Forum are co-opted to the housing scrutiny commission, a sub-committee of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee

e)  That an online panel of tenants and homeowners is established to provide an additional way to regularly seek the views of a wider range of residents through polls and longer consultation exercises

f)  That the council will support tenants and homeowners to arrange an annual conference

g)  That a new Resident Involvement Fund replaces existing separate funds which currently exist for Tenant Council  and Homeowners Council. 

 

3.  That a further round of consultation on the proposals to take place between July and October 2019 be agreed.

 

4.  That officers report back to cabinet by October 2019 on the outcome of the consultation.

 

5.  That the approval of final proposals for a new Resident Involvement Framework be considered by cabinet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


19/06/2019 - Gateway 3: Northgate revenues and benefits managed services ref: 6855    Recommendations Approved

To extend the contract for the provision of managed service and support NPS revenues and benefits and Information@Work solutions with Northgate

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Governance

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

That the extension of the revenues and benefits information technology managed service contract with Northgate Public Service (UK) Ltd for a period of two years from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021 at an estimated yearly cost of £887,500 and total contract cost of £1,775,000 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Duncan Whitfield


12/06/2019 - Gateway 2: Contract award approval for material supply ref: 6842    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

That the contract award for the purchase of materials for Southwark Building Services, through an existing (Pretium) framework agreement from Travis Perkins Managed Services at an estimated cost of £1.5 million for a one year period from 10 June 2019 to 9 June 2020 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mick Lucas


11/06/2019 - Tenants and Residents Social Improvements Grant (TRSIG) 2019 - 20 ref: 6840    Recommendations Approved

Award of Tenants & Residents Social Improvements Grant (TRSIG) 2019/20

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

That the Tenants & Residents Social Improvements Grant (TRSIG) programme recommendations for 2019-20 for a total sum of £162,044.03 to the 26 organisations detailed in Appendix 1 be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


11/06/2019 - Empowering Communities Programme - Creation of Democracy Fund and Ward Fund ref: 6841    Recommendations Approved

To create democracy fund and ward fund.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

1.  That the introduction of a new Ward Fund (WF) for ward councillors to organise at least six ward based meetings a year be approved.

 

2.  That the creation of a Democracy Fund (DF) to allow communities to hold their own events/meetings to tackle local priorities be approved and that decisions relating to these events, after consultation with the council community champions, be delegated to the director of communities.

 

3.  That future ward fund decisions be delegated to the cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities.

 

4.  That Leader’s Question Time be replaced with an annual residents conference to be coordinated by community champions.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen Douglass