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Report of the Leader of the Council outlining
the outcome of the 1st stage consultation on the proposed LATCo and
the proposed next steps.
DECISION MADE: (CAB 17/18 19254)
On consideration of the report of the Leader of the Council, Cabinet agreed the following:
(i) To consider the outcome of the recent consultation activity on the proposed establishment of the LATCo and, having fully weighed the representations and issues identified through the consultation activity, to:
(a) endorse the proposed approach to establishing a LATCo to deliver a variety of Council services; and
(b) discontinue the activity for undertaking a procurement process and pursue the establishment of a LATCo without the appointment of external improvement partners.
(ii) To confirm that the services to be included within the scope of the LATCo are as attached at Appendix 1. The inclusion of Housing services that fall within the statutory definition of ‘management’ as part of the scope of the LATCo is subject to Secretary of State consent.
(iii) To note that a further Best Value consultation with residents, statutory consultation with housing tenants and leaseholders, and formal staff consultation required under employment law, will be required on the emerging proposals for the LATCo that will be presented to Cabinet in the new year.
(iv) To note that following the activities outlined in (iii) above the final decision on the services to be delivered through the LATCo, the staffing provisions, governance arrangements, financial implications and the incorporation of the LATCo will be presented back to Cabinet and Council (as determined by the Constitution) for final decision around May/June 2018.
Report of the Cabinet Member for Children's Social Care seeking approval to establish an Edge of Care Service in house.
DECISION MADE: (CAB 17/18 19241)
On consideration of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Cabinet agreed the following:
(i) To approve the establishment of an in house Edge of Care Service.
(ii) To note that the cost of this service will be met from existing revenue budgets and expenditure of £173,265 in 17/18 rising to £460k in 2021/22 to deliver the service in house.
Report of the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills detailing the Sufficiency of Early Years Places in Millbrook.
DECISION MADE: (CAB 17/18 19239)
On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Cabinet agreed the following:
(i) Due to the sufficiency of quality early years places in the locality and to enhance the MRM Children’s Centre core offer it is recommended to commence public consultation on a proposal to close the direct Council run Little Pickles Pre-school.
(ii) To delegate consideration of consultation responses and making a final decision on the potential closure (together with ancillary matters such as the timing of the implementation of the decision) to the Service Director Children and Families Services, so that families can be informed of the outcome and, where necessary, supported with their choices of securing alternative places with a new Early Years provider. Cabinet will note any decision to close provision will be subject to a minimum of a month’s notice from the decision date.