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07/02/2019 - EXTENSION OF CONTRACT - MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES ref: 3142    Recommendations Approved

Permission to tender the mental health supported living services was given by Cabinet in March 2014. Permission to award contracts to the current providers was provided by Cabinet in December 2014.
This decision seeks to extend four contracts for supported living services for people with severe and enduring mental health problems for a period of eight (8) months to allow sufficient time for the full recommissioning of mental health and learning disability supported living services which will form part of a housing pathway for vulnerable adults to be completed

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019


For the reasons set out in the report, the Deputy Chief Executive for Families, in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Adult Social Care, is recommended to: approve the extension of four contracts for mental health supported living services: Contract B with L

Lead officer: Linzi Roberts-Egan

05/02/2019 - UNIT 1 THAMES ROOFING, THE OLD STATION YARD, 186 WOOD STREET, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON E17 3NZ (183378) ref: 3139    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019


Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions and informatives.

05/02/2019 - 48 & 50 MATCHAM ROAD, LEYTONSTONE, LONDON E11 3LF (180886) ref: 3138    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019


Planning Permission REFUSED

05/02/2019 - FORMER WEBBS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, 108 BLACKHORSE LANE, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 (183424) ref: 3137    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019


Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions and informatives.


Decision Maker: Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 09/01/2019 - Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 09/01/2019


Ms Scholefield introduced the report which summarised the feedback from three Councils in assessing the Three Conversation model of practice development and delivery. 


Councillor James described the report as very optimistic and the feedback as being positive however expressed interest in negative feedback to assist in learning and developing.  Ms Scholefield said she would provide details of the negative feedback, in relation to the new model, to the Committee.


The Chair referred to the fact that the report indicated that the new model had improved working practices across services and agencies.  Ms Scholefield said that each of the three authorities had all said that the new way of working had helped to reduce bureaucracy and had ultimately been a benefit to residents.  Ms Scholefield stated that relevant officers could circulate a link to a video which showed the positive impact of the new conversation model produced by Redbridge Council.


Councillor Saumarez pointed out that the London Borough of Waltham Forest was a very different borough to the ones in the case studies.  She asked whether officers anticipated any issues in that regard.  Ms Scholefield confirmed that, fundamentally, the model was right for Waltham Forest however said there would always be elements that required tweaking.  She added that there was the advantage of being able to learn from the other boroughs in the case study and that she hoped the new model would enable access to some residents who had been harder to reach in the past. 


The Chair referred to the importance of utilising Local Area Coordinators and other relevant agencies which could provide knowledge of potential referrals.  Ms Scholefield said that it was important to build on the Waltham Forest directory as the Council moved to the new operating model as staff and residents needed to be aware of local issues. 




The Committee recommended:


(a)  that officers circulate information from colleagues in other local authorities, regarding the negative aspects of the new conversation model, to the Committee;


(b)  Officers to circulate video regarding positive impact of the new conversation model produced by Redbridge Council.


01/02/2019 - DIXY FRIED CHICKEN, 279 HIGH ROAD, LEYTONSTONE, E11 4HH ref: 3140    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 01/02/2019 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 01/02/2019

Effective from: 01/02/2019


The Chair invited the parties to submit their oral representations.


Oral representations were made by the following persons:


·           Sherman Xavier  – Licencing Officer

·           Mr Adnan Ali – Premises Licence Holder

·           Thomas Bushnell – Legal Counsel to Mr Ali

·           Ms Lucia BeltrameCann Hall Road Residents Association           


Mr Nigel Carter (Licensing Consultant) and Mr Thomas O’Maoilevin (Solicitor to Mr Ali) both attended and answered questions relating to the ‘Mystery Shopper’ inspections.


After each presentation the Committee and all the parties present took up the opportunity to ask questions. Having heard all the representations the Committee retired to consider its decision in a closed session. The Committee then invited parties back to inform them of the decision




Having heard the representations from all the parties present the Committee considered the application to vary the premises licence and determined to grant the application in part with the conditions outlined below.


The time the licence authorises the carrying out of the provision of late night refreshments:


Monday            23:00          02:00

Tuesday           23:00          02:00

Wednesday      23:00          02:00

Thursday          23:00          02:00                                                                                           

Friday               23:00          03:00

Saturday           23:00          03:00

Sunday             23:00          03:00


The Committee agreed the inclusion of non-standard timings as follows:


From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day


The Committee also agreed the inclusion of the following conditions:


·         The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system as per the minimum requirements of the Police. All entry and exit points will be covered enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum of 31 days with date and time stamping. Viewing of recordings shall be made available immediately upon the request of the Police or an authorised officer of the Council through the preceding 28 day period.

·         Notices shall be prominently displayed at all exits requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and leave the area quietly.

·         An incident log shall be kept at all times, and made available on request to an authorised officer of the Council or the Police.

·         No waste or recyclable materials, including bottles, shall be moved, removed from or placed in outside areas between 23:00 and 07:00 hours on the following day.

·         There will be an hourly patrol for litter by staff members during the licensable activity hours.

·         A direct telephone number for the manager at the premises shall be publically available at all times the premises is open. This telephone number is to be made available to residents and businesses in the vicinity.

·         No fumes, steam or odours shall be emitted from the licensed premises so as to cause a nuisance to any persons living or carrying on business in the area where the premises is situated.


It was also advised by the Committee that Mr Ali should seek on-going engagement with the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Cann Hall Road Residents Association.


Reasoning for Decision


In reaching its decision, Committee gave careful consideration to:


(i)           The Licensing Officer’s report and its various appendices,

(ii)          The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

(iii)         The Revised Home Office Guidance issued under section 182 of The Licensing Act 2003.

(iv)         The oral representations made during the course of the hearing.


The Committee also gave due consideration to the promotion of the licensing objectives set out in the Licensing Act 2003. In reaching the decision, the Committee noted the following:


·         That Mr Bushnell had said that the premises, which is not in a cumulative impact area, was a family-owned business, had demonstrated good business practice since Mr Ali took over in 2003 and had proved that it could accommodate current licensing arrangements without any issues;

·         That after a series of Temporary Event Notices (TEN’s), which received no objections, had further demonstrated that the premises would not contribute to anti-social behaviour in the area;

·         That the premises had been subject to two ‘Mystery Shopper’ inspections during the TEN’s to ensure that there were no issues that would undermine the 4 Licensing Objectives;

·         That Mr Ali had already acted on the proposed conditions and had installed the CCTV system;

·         That Ms Beltrame, on behalf of the Cann Hall Road Residents Association, raised concerns of an increase of antisocial behaviour, illegal parking in the immediate area and the increase in litter that this may cause;

·         That an anti-social behaviour taskforce set up by the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team had noted an increase of ASB from those purchasing alcohol from other premises in the area and using the takeaway;

·         That the Residents Association were happy to support businesses in the local area, but were wary of the licence extension and possible issues to local residents such as car disruptions late at night, noise nuisance and littering issues.


The Committee therefore considered this decision to be appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.



Wards affected: Cathall;