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No. Item

261.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

262.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on September 9 2015 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

263.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Decision:

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on the

Response from Mayor and Cabinet to matters referred by the Sustainable

Development Select Committee – Flood and River Related Consultations

 

The Mayor noted the views of the Select Committee as set out and

asked the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration to respond.

Minutes:

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on the

Response from Mayor and Cabinet to matters referred by the Sustainable

Development Select Committee – Flood and River Related Consultations

 

The Mayor noted the views of the Select Committee as set out and:

 

RESOLVED that the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration be asked to prepare a response for Mayoral consideration.

264.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Decision:

The Mayor questioned the slippage of one item and was assured by the

Executive Director for Children & Young People that a report was currently in

draft form and would be ready for the next meeting.

Minutes:

The Mayor questioned the slippage of one item and was assured by the

Executive Director for Children & Young People that a report was currently in

draft form and would be ready for the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the report be otherwise noted.

265.

Lewisham Future Programme 2016/17 Draft Revenue Budget Savings Proposals pdf icon PDF 38 KB

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Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and presentations from the

Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, and the

Chair of Overview & Scrutiny, Councillor Alan Hall, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) the officer proposals for budget reductions summarised in section 8

and setout in Appendices 1 to 14 be noted;

 

(2) the tabled comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee on

the 29 September 2015, incorporating the views of the respective

Select Committees be received;

 

(3) the decision at Mayor and Cabinet on the 11 February 2015 be

noted and the previously agreed savings of £6.5m for 2015/16 and

£4.7m for 2016/17 be endorsed;

 

(4) the following actions for each saving proposal as presented in

Appendices 1 to 14 be agreed:

 

A11     Additional information to be provided to Children & Young

            People Select Committee. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A12     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

A13     Consultation with staff. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A14     Additional information to be provided to Healthier Communities

Select Committee. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A15     Public consultation. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A16     Prescribed Medication/Dental Public Health and Health

Protection all approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

A16     Obesity/Physical Activity to be considered in conjunction with

Saving L7.

 

A16     Health Inequalities/Workforce Development/Redesign all

            approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

A17     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation

 

B2       Deferred for further consideration and discussion with the Mayor

            and relevant Cabinet Members.

 

F2a     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

F2b     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

F3       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

G2a     Approved and delegated to officers to implement with the

suggestion of the Sustainable Development Select Committee,

that expertise be bought in, being incorporated for this and all

income generation proposals.

 

G2b     Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

G2c     Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

G2d     Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

G2e     Consultation to take place. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

H2       Consultation to take place. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

I2a       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I2b       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I2c       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I3         Feedback to be provided to Public Accounts Select Committee.

Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

I4a       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I4b       Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I5         Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I6         Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I7         Approved and delegated to officers to implement

 

I8         Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I9a       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

I9b       Consultation to take place. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

I9c       Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I9d       Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I9e       Concerns expressed at Children & Young People Select

            Committee to be addressed. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

I10a    Approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

I10b    Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

J2a      Refer to Children & Young People Select Committee. Final  ...  view the full decision text for item 265.

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the Cabinet Member for Resources,

Councillor Kevin Bonavia, who set the political context in which the

Budget had been framed. He painted a picture of ever shrinking

resources and unceasing austerity arising from the result of the last

General Election. He pointed out that the work of the Public

Expenditure in Lewisham Working Group had demonstrated that the

entire public sector in Lewisham had been reduced and all of the

borough’s residents would be affected.

 

The Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration’s

representative indicated the report being considered had been revised

to include further information on savings A11, A14, A16, J2, K4, Q3,

Q4 and Q5 as requested by relevant Scrutiny Committees.

 

Councillor Alan Hall, Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee,

presented the written view of the Scrutiny Committees which had been

finalised at the Public Accounts Select Committee the night before.

 

In response the Mayor stated he had found pre decision scrutiny to be

particularly helpful in drawing out both the positive and negative

implications of the budget proposals. He underlined two specific areas

raised by the Public Accounts Select Committee, the need to ensure

appropriate investment in tools and personnel and the importance of

equalities implications particularly to prevent the inadvertent

eradication of viable services in any particular locality.

 

Taking advice from relevant Cabinet Members, the Mayor addressed

each saving individually and reached the determinations shown below.

 

Having considered an officer report, and presentations from the

Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, and the

Chair of Overview & Scrutiny, Councillor Alan Hall, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) the officer proposals for budget reductions summarised in section 8

and setout in Appendices 1 to 14 be noted;

 

(2) the tabled comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee on

the 29 September 2015, incorporating the views of the respective

Select Committees be received;

 

(3) the decision at Mayor and Cabinet on the 11 February 2015 be

noted and the previously agreed savings of £6.5m for 2015/16 and

£4.7m for 2016/17 be endorsed;

 

(4) the following actions for each saving proposal as presented in

Appendices 1 to 14 be agreed:

 

A11     Additional information to be provided to Children & Young

            People Select Committee. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A12     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

A13     Consultation with staff. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A14     Additional information to be provided to Healthier Communities

Select Committee. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A15     Public consultation. Final decision at Mayor & Cabinet.

 

A16     Prescribed Medication/Dental Public Health and Health

Protection all approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

A16     Obesity/Physical Activity to be considered in conjunction with

Saving L7.

 

A16     Health Inequalities/Workforce Development/Redesign all

            approved and delegated to officers to implement.

 

A17     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation

 

B2       Deferred for further consideration and discussion with the Mayor

            and relevant Cabinet Members.

 

F2a     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

F2b     Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

F3       Delegated to officers to implement after consultation.

 

G2a     Approved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 265.

266.

Greyhound Public House Update pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that the report be noted and

a further report be considered in December 2015 to update progress.

Minutes:

The Deputy Mayor reported that slow progress continued to be made and that

it would be appropriate to consider a further report in December.

 

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted and a further report be considered in

December 2015 to update progress.

267.

LIP Annual Spending Submission 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

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Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that the LIP Annual Spending

Submission 2016/17 to TfL be approved as set out in Tables 1-3

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor for the reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that the LIP Annual Spending Submission 2016/17 to TfL be

approved as set out in Tables 1-3.

268.

Lewisham Homes Business Plan pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed that the

Lewisham Homes Business and Delivery Plan 2015-2019 be approved.

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed the report and praised the continuing success of

Lewisham Homes.

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor, for the reasons set

out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that the Lewisham Homes Business and Delivery Plan 2015-

2019 be approved.

269.

Response to SDSC Communal Heating Review pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor agreed that

the responses from the Executive Director for Customer Services be

approved and reported to the Housing Select Committee.

Minutes:

Councillor Kevin Bonavia mentioned the work being being done by residents

in respect of the Heathside and Lethbridge scheme and asked if the Council

could produce its own evidence based policy. He was informed this was likely

to be a Planning matter and Planning Officers would offer advice to him

subsequent to the meeting.

 

Councillor Janet Daby asked if the Code of Practice breaches reported at

Cinnamon Court could be investigated and was assured by the Executive

Director for Customer Services that this would be done.

 

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the response from the Executive Director for Customer

Services be approved and reported to the Housing Select Committee.

270.

Management Report pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Policy and Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor

agreed that the report be noted.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Policy and Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

The meeting ended at 7.31pm.