Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Pat Wood  023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

1.

Executive Appointments pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the Executive Appointments for 2017/18, attached.

 

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The Executive appointments for the 2017/18 Municipal Year were approved as set out in the revised Register with the inclusion of the following:

 

Community Chest Grant Advisory Panel – Councillor Kaur (Chair), Councillor Blatchford, Councillor Hecks, Councillor Laurent, Councillor McEwing and Councillor T Thomas.

2.

Combating Loneliness in Southampton – Executive Response pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living detailing the Executive's formal response to the recommendations from the "Combating Loneliness in Southampton" Scrutiny Inquiry in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, attached.

 

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 17/18  18952)

 

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To receive and approve the proposed responses to the recommendations of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, attached as Appendix 1.

 

3.

DfT Access Fund pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval of the receipt of funding from the Department for Transports’ Access Fund in order to deliver the ‘Southampton: Driving our cycling ambition into local towns, schools, colleges and workplaces’ programme for three years up until 31st March 2020, attached.

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 17/18 18793)

 

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To recommend that Council approve the receipt of Access Funds, totalling £2,294,000, awarded by the Department for Transport for 2017/18 through to 2019/20.

(ii)  To recommend that Council approve the addition of £816,000 to the Environment & Transport Portfolio’s revenue budget for 2017/18 and to note that the remaining £1,478,000 of the Access Fund award will need to be added to the revenue budgets for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

(iii)  To recommend that Council approve the allocation of Local Transport Plan funds, totalling £300,000, from the Sustainable Travel and Integrated Transport budgets, within the approved Environment & Transport Portfolio Capital Programme, in order to match fund the grant at approximately 12.5% of the total.

4.

British Cycling Partnership Agreement 2017-2025 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval in principle to proceed with signing an 8-year strategic partnership from 2017-2025 with British Cycling to promote and develop cycling opportunities in the City, attached. 

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 17/18  18950)

 

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the City Council entering into a new 8-year partnership with British Cycling and to contribute £50,000 per annum for the duration of the partnership to British Cycling towards services and projects delivered by the new partnership.

(ii)  To note that a contribution of £400,000 by the City Council over the lifespan of the agreement will secure a partnership that enables the delivery of the HSBC-UK City Ride mass participation event/s and associated programmes including guided rides, ‘Go-Ride’ youth coaching, talent development and competitive racing provided by British Cycling and HSBC-UK. It will also attract an additional ring-fenced contribution of capital investment from British Cycling towards dedicated cycling facilities in the city.

(iii)  To delegate authority to the Service Director for Growth following consultation with the Service Director: Legal & Governance to enter into a partnership with British Cycling. 

5.

Decommissioning and Acquisition Policies and the Regeneration of Townhill Park pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council seeking approval to consult on the draft Decommissioning of Housing Stock Policy and the draft Acquisition and Compulsory Purchase Order Policy and the commencement of the decommissioning process for the remainder of Townhill Park, attached.

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 17/18  18957)

 

On consideration of the report of the Leader of the Council, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the commencement of consultation on the proposed Draft Decommissioning of Housing Stock Policy and the Draft Acquisition and Compulsory Purchase Orders Policy.

(ii)  To approve the commencement of statutory consultation on the proposed commencement of the decommissioning of the remaining properties in Townhill Park Regeneration Scheme.

(iii)  To note that this matter will be brought back to Cabinet for any final decisions on any proposals once the consultations have taken place and all representations will be taken into account before any decisions will be made by Cabinet.

(iv)   To note that an application may have to be brought to the Secretary of State prior to implementing any proposed decommissioning programme in compliance with the Housing Act 1985. 

6.

ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOUTHAMPTON ENERGY SERVICES COMPANY pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living seeking approval to enable Southampton City Council to set up a branded energy supply company to provide cost effective energy to residents and businesses across the southern region, attached.

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 17/18  18961)

 

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To delegate authority to the Head of Capital Assets, following consultation with the Service Director: Finance and Commercialisation and the Service Director: Legal & Governance to conduct an open competition to enable the identification of a suitable licensed energy supplier with which to partner, under formal contract; and to conduct the procurement up to and including selection of preferred bidder but excluding contractual and financial close which shall be referred back to be determined by Cabinet.

(ii)  To approve the proposed white label approach to deliver energy supply regionally.

(iii)  To delegate authority to Service Director – Growth following consultation with the Service Director: Legal & Governance to develop and register the intellectual property rights in the trademarks and Branding for the energy products to be delivered through this and other related projects.

(iv)  To approve the revenue spend of £158,000 for the set up costs of the ESCo to be funded from PUSH money that is currently allocated to the Green Projects capital scheme within the Housing & Sustainability Portfolio.