Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

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Items
No. Item

50.

Record of the Previous Decision Making pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Record of the decision making held on 19th March 2019, attached.

Minutes:

Record of the Previous Decision Making on 19th March 2019 approved as a correct record.

51.

Matters referred by the Council or by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for Reconsideration (if any) pdf icon PDF 90 KB

CALL-IN OF EXECUTIVE DECISION CAB 18/19: 23514 – A Green City Charter for Southampton

 

Report of Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, seeking a response to recommendations made by the Committee at the meeting held on 4th April 2019 regarding decision number CAB 18/19: 23514 – A Green City Charter for Southampton.

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Minutes:

Call-in of Executive Decision CAB 18/19: 23514 – A Green City Charter for Southampton. 

 

Having considered the representations from the Leader of the Opposition Party and a member of Extinction Rebellion the decision of 19th March 2019 was re-confirmed and recommendations 1-9 from Overview and Scrutiny Committee call-in meeting 4th April 2019 rejected. 

 

The following comments from the Executive were noted in relation to the recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Committee:-

 

Recommendations 1, 2a, 2b, 2c & 2d were rejected

Recommendations 3, 4 & 9 had been completed already

Recommendation 5 was being carried out now.

Recommendations 6 & 7 were questions and not recommendations and were not about the Green City Charter

Recommendation 8 would be investigated if it had any additional value to the current Democratic Process

 

 

 

52.

Reports from Overview and Scrutiny Committees (if any) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel requesting that the Executive receive the final report of the Panel to enable the Executive to formulate its response to the recommendations.

 

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Minutes:

Cabinet received the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel – The Future of Work in Southampton in order to formulate their response to the recommendations contained within it, in order to comply with the requirements set out in the Council’s Constitution.

53.

HRA Capital Digital Improvements pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Homes and Culture seeking approval for the use of HRA capital to support the digital improvements required by the Housing Improvement Programme.

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (CAB 18/19 23630)

 

On consideration of the report of the Director Adults, Housing & Communities, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the use of £800,000 of HRA Capital funding for digital improvements for housing including:

·  the procurement and implementation of a new mobile platform

·  the procurement and implementation of a new test system for Northgate housing

·  the procurement and implementation of 250 new mobile devices for housing operations staff

 

(ii)  To delegate authority to the Service Director, Adults, Housing and Communities, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Homes and Culture, to make any necessary amendments to the plans set out here as the procurement and implementation is undertaken.

54.

Controlling Street Drinking using Public Spaces Protection Orders pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing seeking approval to extend the existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in five localities within the City and to to vary the orders so that the controls on street drinking continue; to remove the controls on begging and to extend the boundaries of two of the orders (City Centre and Shirley) to address the wider distribution of street drinking in these areas.

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (CAB18/19 23753)

 

On consideration of the report of the Director Transactions and Universal Services and having considered representations from the Opposition Party, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To note the representations received in relation to this matter in response to the consultation carried out between 25 February and 24 March 2019 as set out in Appendix 1 and Appendix 4.

(ii)  To vary and extend the five Public Spaces Protection Orders to control street drinking in the localities shown in the maps at Appendix 2.

(iii)  To remove controls on begging in the Public Spaces Protection Orders.

55.

Solent Employment Support pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Aspiration, Schools and Learning seeking approval for receipt of European Social Fund (ESF) grant award to support local people to progress into education, training or sustained employment.

 

NOTE: This report is submitted for consideration as a general exception under paragraph 15 of the Access to Information procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, notice having been given to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and the public.

 

The matter requires a decision due to (a) a delay in receipt of DWP grant approval and (b) the project commencement date of 2nd June 2019 precedes the next Cabinet meeting scheduled for 18th June 2019and for these reasons the decision cannot be deferred for inclusion in the next Forward Plan for decision following 28 clear days’ notice.

 

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (CAB 18/1923727)

 

On consideration of the report of the Interim Director for Growth, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

Having complied with paragraph 15 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.

 

(i)  To delegate authority to the Service Director, Growth to take all actions necessary to accept the grant and deliver the project until September 2021.

 

(ii)  To accept, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, a grant of £566,583 from the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme as match funding towards a total project budget of £1,133,165

 

(iii)  To approve, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, revenue expenditure of £1,133,165 for the Solent Employment Support project over 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 and the Council’s individual financial contribution of £260,716

 

(iv)  To approve the Council to act as Accountable Body for the administration of grant funding and Solent Employment Support Project Partnership.

 

 

56.

Weston Shore infant School - Roof Works pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Aspiration, Schools and Lifelong Learning seeking approval for a replacement roof.



NOTE: This report is submitted for consideration as a general exception under paragraph 15 of the Access to Information procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, notice having been given to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and the public.



The matter requires a decision in order to complete the conversion of Weston Shore Infants School to an Academy by the agreed transfer date of 1st May 2019 in line with the agreed timescale with the Regional Schools Commissioner and the DfE and for these reasons the decision cannot be deferred for inclusion in the next Forward Plan for decision following 28 clear days’ notice.

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (CAB 18/19 23757)

 

On consideration of the report of the Director of Children and Families, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

Having complied with paragraph 15 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules

 

(i)  Approve the addition and spend of £712K in 2019/20 to the Aspiration, Schools and Lifelong Learning programme; to be funded from capital receipts to undertake the necessary replacement to the roof at the school.

(ii)  Enter into a Financial Agreement with Hamwic Education Trust for the £712k funding to be transferred to the Trust in order for the works to be completed by the Trust in accordance with an agreed schedule of works to an agreed standard; in order for the Conversion Date of May 1st 2019 to be achieved.