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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 330 KB

4.

MANIFESTO IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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5.

LIFE CHANCES A ONE YEAR REVIEW pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)         noted the programme’s key priority areas and delivery achievements, which are underpinned by a programme-wide commitment to design and delivery in partnership;

(2)         noted the planned Programme impact and evaluation, taking into account that the benefits of the Programme are measured through long-term improvement data that will  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

VIOLENCE REDUCTION PARTNERSHIP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 529 KB

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Cabinet noted the progress of work on the Violence Reduction Partnership since the July update, and the plans for the coming months.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

We considered a council-only approach to tackling violence that was focussed on the council’s remit, rather than a partnership approach.  However, this would have severely  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 6 (SEPTEMBER) pdf icon PDF 769 KB

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Cabinet:

(1)          noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a balanced budget as at month 6 as mitigating management actions are taken to reduce the increasing pressure;

(2)          noted a budget allocation of £10,000 which in addition to a GLA grant of £50,000 from the GLA will fund an options  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

8.

HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 357 KB

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Cabinet:

 

(1)          noted the forecast for the HRA in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(2)          agreed the revised capital programme shown in Appendix 2 of the report;

 

(3)          noted the increasing balance of retained RTB capital receipts which are subject to deadlines for spending as set out in Appendix 3  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

9.

BUDGET REVIEW - FEES AND CHARGES 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet agreed the schedule of Fees and Charges as set out in Appendix 1(iii) of the report, so far as they relate to fees and charges that are not reserved for Council decision by the provisions of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) Regulations 2000 (as amended).

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

10.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY PORTFOLIO POLICY UPDATE AND INVESTMENT PROPERTY PLAN pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

(1)          the updated Investment Property Portfolio Policy for Governance and Portfolio Management as attached as Appendix 1 to the report;

(2)          the WF Investment Property Plan 2019 - 2025 attached as Appendix 2 to the report; and

(3)          that new acquisitions should target a minimum 2% return net  ...  view the full decision text for item 10.

11.

VIREMENT OF MEARS SCHEME TO PENSION FUND pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

(1)          to request that the Budget and Performance Scrutiny Committee review the proposals at a future date, and prior to the submission to Council in February 2019;

 

(2)          that the Council resolves that the whole or part balance of the Capital Return Allocation that it receives on the  ...  view the full decision text for item 11.

12.

LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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Cabinet:

(1)          recommended to Full Council that the current Council Tax Support Scheme continues wherebythe maximum award available to working age people receiving support remains at 76% for the Council Tax billing year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021;

(2)          recommended to Full Council that the Council continues  ...  view the full decision text for item 12.

13.

ENERGY PROCUREMENT 2020-24 pdf icon PDF 517 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          agreed that the Council enters into rolling 2+2 years (2020-22 and 2022-24) contract for the flexible purchasing of energy (gas and electricity) for the Council, Streetlighting, Schools and Housing over the 4 year period from October 2020 to September 2024 through an OJEU compliant the Flexible Gas and  ...  view the full decision text for item 13.

14.

REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO GO TO TENDER - DESIGN AND PRINT SUPPLIER(S) FOR THE COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          agreed to conduct a Restricted Procedure tender (selection stage followed by invitation to tender) to select supplier(s) of design and print services; and 

(2)          delegete the decision of the approval of the contract award, expected in March 2020, to the Strategic Director of Corporate Development in consultation with  ...  view the full decision text for item 14.

15.

AWARD OF TENDERED CONTRACT: PROVISION FOR THE SUPPLY, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF CYCLE HANGARS pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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Cabinet agreed to:

(1)          award the contract for the Supply, Maintenance and Operation of Cycle Hangars under Lots One, Two, Three, Five & Six to Cyclehoop Ltd. for a three-year term with an option to extend for a further period of twelve months;

(2)          award the contract for the Supply of  ...  view the full decision text for item 15.

16.

ST JAMES QUARTER: STRATEGIC DELIVERY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 446 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the progress made against the key milestones presented to Cabinet in January 2019, including the appraisal of options and progress with delivery of key workstreams and sites, including the Council-owned site at 74-79 Brunner Road (referred to as Site C);

 

(2)          noted the two options available to  ...  view the full decision text for item 16.

17.

LAND ACQUISITION AT OSBORNE GROVE pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          agreed the acquisition of the remaining interests within the Osborne Grove redevelopment site for a combined capital outlay of £2.14m and to delegate the agreement of any legal documentation required to acquire such interests to the Commercial Director Property and Delivery and the Director of Law and Governance;  ...  view the full decision text for item 17.