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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are required to declare any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they or their spouse/partner may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting. Interests are defined on the inside cover of this agenda.

3.

MINUTES OF CABINET pdf icon PDF 101 KB

4.

LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE 2019: PROGRAMME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet noted:

 

(a)  the programme developments since the October 2018 Cabinet paper and steps taken to realise the council’s plans to deliver an ambitious London Borough of Culture 2019 programme;

 

(b)  the achievement of reaching key milestones – the programme highlight announcement and the first event ‘Welcome to the Forest’,  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

5.

SELECTIVE LICENSING RE-DESIGNATION pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)       noted the outcome of the significant work undertaken since the previous report in September 2018 to establish a robust evidence base;

 

(b)       noted that the evidence base does not support a proposal for a further borough-wide selective licensing scheme as neither the Hatch Lane or Endlebury wards meet  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

LOCAL FUNDING FORMULA FOR SCHOOLS 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the draft 2019/20 Schools Block Local Funding Formula (LFF) for 5-16 year olds at Appendix A and Appendix B of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

At its meeting of 19 September 2018, Schools Forum agreed to establish two task and finish groups to review the local funding formula.  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

ECB CRICKET HUB - LEYTON pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)      endorsed the joint funding proposal made by the ECB in respect of Leyton County Ground Main Sports Hall and George Mitchell Arts Centre for an urban cricket centre;

 

(b)      agreed the inclusion of this scheme within the Council’s Capital Programme at a total cost of £950,000;

 

(c)       agreed  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

8.

FINANCE PEER CHALLENGE pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)      noted the findings from the finance peer challenge, as set out in Appendix A of the report;

 

(b)      accepted the peer team’s recommendations in full;

 

(c)       approved the action plan designed to address each of the peer team’s recommendations attached at Appendix B of the report; and

 

(d)  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

9.

INTEGRATED SUBSTANCE MISUSE SERVICE - DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO AWARD CONTRACT pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Decision:

Cabinet delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with: (i) the Portfolio Lead Member for Health and Voluntary Sector; (ii) the Strategic Director Finance and Governance; and (iii) the Director for Governance and Law, to approve the award of contract(s) for the provision of Integrated Substance Misuse Services  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

10.

PUPIL PLACE PLAN 2018-2022 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Pupil Place Plan 2018-2022 at Appendix A to the report for publication on the Council’s Website.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

Cabinet could decide not to adopt the new Plan, however, this would mean that there would be no up to date information available to educational providers including the  ...  view the full decision text for item 10.

11.

LEYTON UNDERGROUND STATION - COUNCIL FUNDING CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS PROPOSED CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT AND STEP FREE ACCESS SCHEME pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)      approved a funding allocation of up to £9 million from Community Infrastructure Levy contributions, as the Council’s financial contribution to Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Leyton Underground Station Project;

 

(b)      in the event alternative funding is required; delegated authority to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance to confirm  ...  view the full decision text for item 11.

12.

ENDING 'NO FAULT' EVICTIONS pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to support measures to reduce “no fault” evictions, including supporting:

·         an end to ‘no fault evictions’ under s21 of the Housing Act; and

·         relevant private rented legislation reforms.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

To do nothing: Waltham Forest residents who rent privately lack security and often turn to the council’s  ...  view the full decision text for item 12.

13.

BUILDING COUNCIL HOMES FOR LONDONERS pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)   authorised the Director of Housing to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Greater London Authority for the Mayor of London’s Building Council Homes for Londoners programme 2018-22.

(b)   delegated authority to the  Director of Housing, in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Housing and Portfolio Lead  ...  view the full decision text for item 13.

14.

MARLOWE ROAD REGENERATION - PURCHASE OF 66 ADDITIONAL UNITS FROM COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)       approved the principle of the Council acquiring the 66 units in blocks P3 / P4 of the Estate and authorised officers to proceed with negotiating the commercial terms of such acquisition;

(b)       approved a maximum budget provision of £30 million in the general fund capital programme to meet  ...  view the full decision text for item 14.

15.

ST JAMES QUARTER: BRIEFING pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)   approved the direction of travel towards the preferred option for the regeneration of the St James Quarter;

(b)   noted that the Director of Regeneration and Growth and the Director of Property and Asset Management, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Governance, will carry out detailed analysis  ...  view the full decision text for item 15.

16.

FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 8 (NOVEMBER) pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)   noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a spend to budget as at month 8;

 

(b)   noted the progress on savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(c)    approved the London Councils Grants Scheme contribution for 2019/20 of £208,175;

 

(d)   noted additional winter pressures funding of  ...  view the full decision text for item 16.

17.

RE-PROCUREMENT OF THE HOUSING REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR BUILDING WORKS (APPENDIX B TO FOLLOW) pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)       considered the observations made by leaseholders, in response to the Notice of Proposal to enter into a Qualifying Long Term Agreement, which was issued to Leaseholders on 10th December 2018 with a deadline for responses of 14th January 2019, pursuant to section 20 Landlord and Tenant  ...  view the full decision text for item 17.

18.

FORMER EMD CINEMA - ACQUISITION AND PROPOSED TENANCY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(a)  agreed, subject to contract, on terms of the freehold acquisition of the former EMD Cinema, 186 Hoe Street, E17 from the current owner, EMD Walthamstow LLP;

 

(b)  agreed a revised acquisition cost of £2.8 million plus associated professional fees of £150,000 to secure vacant possession and accelerate the  ...  view the full decision text for item 18.