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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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No. Item

371.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

372.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on February 10 2016 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

373.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

374.

CRPL Business Plan pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that the contents of the

2016/17 Business Plan for the Catford Regeneration Partnership Limited

(CRPL) be received and be submitted to the next available meeting of Council

for approval.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Deputy

Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor, from the options available:

 

RESOLVED that the contents of the 2016/17 Business Plan for the Catford

Regeneration Partnership Limited (CRPL) be received and be submitted to

the next available meeting of Council for approval.

375.

Additional Licensing Scheme Houses in Multiple Occupation pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

 

(i) the designation of an additional licensing scheme for Houses in

Multiple Occupation (HMOs) above commercial premises in the whole of the

Council’s area be approved using the power set out in Section 56 (1) of the

Housing Act 2004;

 

(ii) the statutory consultation undertaken on the proposed Additional

Licensing scheme as required by Section 56 (3) of the Housing Act 2004 be

noted;

 

(iii) the proposed fee for Licenses to be put to Supplementary Licensing

Committee for approval and the fee level recommended for both the new

additional licensing scheme and mandatory licences be £500 “per let unit”

over the five year term with a proposed  maximum threshold of £5000 for

each property where there are 10 lettings or more per landlord, subject to

discounts;

 

(iv) the principle of the publication of an online register of landlords who are

licensed by the Council be approved;

 

(v) the Executive Director for Customer Services be required to prepare a

detailed project plan for implementation beginning May 2016 and publish the

3 month Statutory Notice for the scheme as part of the implementation;

 

(vi) the Executive Director for Customer Services, after consulting the relevant

portfolio holder, be authorised to review the scheme, its implementation and

resourcing and make amendments as necessary so as to ensure the

principles of the scheme are achieved.

Minutes:

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:

 

(i) the designation of an additional licensing scheme for Houses in

Multiple Occupation (HMOs) above commercial premises in the whole of the

Council’s area be approved using the power set out in Section 56 (1) of the

Housing Act 2004;

 

(ii) the statutory consultation undertaken on the proposed Additional

Licensing scheme as required by Section 56 (3) of the Housing Act 2004 be

noted;

 

(iii) the proposed fee for Licenses to be put to Supplementary Licensing

Committee for approval and the fee level recommended for both the new

additional licensing scheme and mandatory licences be £500 “per let unit”

over the five year term with a proposed  maximum threshold of £5000 for

each property where there are 10 lettings or more per landlord, subject to

discounts;

 

(iv) the principle of the publication of an online register of landlords who are

licensed by the Council be approved;

 

(v) the Executive Director for Customer Services be required to prepare a

detailed project plan for implementation beginning May 2016 and publish the

3 month Statutory Notice for the scheme as part of the implementation;

 

(vi) the Executive Director for Customer Services, after consulting the relevant

portfolio holder, be authorised to review the scheme, its implementation and

resourcing and make amendments as necessary so as to ensure the  

principles of the scheme are achieved.

376.

Budget saving 2016-17 Trade Union Secondments pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed that

the proposed reduction in the trade union secondment budget by £40,000 for

2016/17 be approved.

Minutes:

Councillor Bonavia reminded the Mayor the Overview & Scrutiny Business

Panel had asked that this decision be taken at a Mayor & Cabinet meeting.

He said the background to this saving was the massive reduction in resources

provided by the Government which had led to a workforce of 4500 being

reduced to less than 2500 with further job losses expected. He said the Trade

Unions had been consulted and had accepted the proposal to delete a vacant

post.

 

In answer to a question from Councillor Millbank, the Head of Human

Resources stated trade union secondments were based on employee

numbers and that there had been no changes for eight years.

 

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

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor, for the reasons

set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that the proposed reduction in the trade union secondment

budget by £40,000 for 2016/17 be approved.

377.

St Winifreds Catholic Primary School Making of Instrument of Government pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor

agreed that:

 

(1) the Instrument of Government for St. Winifred’s Catholic

Primary School be made by Local Authority order dated 1 April 2016;

 

(2) the detailed Instrument of Government the Local Authority is proposing to

make by order be approved and note the Instrument of Government has also

been agreed by the Education Commission, Catholic Diocese of Southwark,

Trustees, and Foundation Governors as well as the Local Authority.

Minutes:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor for

the reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the Instrument of Government for St. Winifred’s Catholic

Primary School be made by Local Authority order dated 1 April 2016;

 

(2) the detailed Instrument of Government the Local Authority is proposing to

make by order be approved and note the Instrument of Government has also

been agreed by the Education Commission, Catholic Diocese of Southwark,

Trustees, and Foundation Governors as well as the Local Authority.

378.

Local Authority Governor Nominations pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor

agreed that the persons set out below be nominated as Local Authority

governors and the information concerning the recommended nominated

governors be noted.

 

Ms. Catherine Farmer         St Winifred’s Catholic Primary School

Richard Cory                        Forest Hill School

Minutes:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor

having considered the information supplied in respect of each candidate:

 

RESOLVED that the persons set out below be nominated as Local Authority

governors and the information concerning the recommended nominated

governors be noted.

 

Ms. Catherine Farmer         St Winifred’s Catholic Primary School

Richard Cory                        Forest Hill School

379.

Appeal Panel Members Appointment pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor

agreed that Mr John Martin, and Dr Eric Pape, be appointed as members of

the independent education appeals panel.

Minutes:

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

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor,

having considered the information supplied in respect of each candidate:

 

RESOLVED that Mr John Martin, and Dr Eric Pape, be appointed as

members of the independent education appeals panel.

380.

Management Report pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

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.

381.

Response to Public Accouts Select Committee Income Generation pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed that the

response prepared by the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration

be approved and reported to the Public Accounts Select Committee.

Minutes:

Councillor Kevin Bonavia thanked the Public Accounts Select Committee for

their excellent review of the possibilities on income generation and indicated

officers were working hard to realise the recommendations.

 

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed that the

response prepared by the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration

be approved and reported to the Public Accounts Select Committee.

382.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Decision:

Agreed.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that in accordance with Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Local

Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to

Information)(England) Regulations 2012 and under Section 100(A)(4) of the

Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the

meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve

the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs [3, 4 and

5] of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act,  and the public interest in

maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the

information

 

13.       River Ravensbourne Flood Defence Works

383.

River Ravensbourne Flood Defence Works

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report, and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) a contribution from the Council of a stated value over three years be

approved to ensure the flood defence works planned, to protect hundreds of

homes and businesses from flooding, can be carried out;

 

(2) the demolition by the Environment Agency of the disused changing rooms

and the building currently housing a nursery within Beckenham Place Park be

approved, in order to allow the flood defence works to proceed.

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to agree the terms of the

funding agreement for the Council’s contribution with the Environment

Agency.

Minutes:

The Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration’s representative

advised the Mayor that these necessary flood defence works could form a

synergy with the recently agreed proposals for Beckenham Place Park and

there was a possibility economies of scale could be achieved.

 

Having considered a confidential officer report, and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor, for the reasons set out in the

report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) a contribution from the Council of a stated value over three years be

approved to ensure the flood defence works planned, to protect hundreds of

homes and businesses from flooding, can be carried out;

 

(2) the demolition by the Environment Agency of the disused changing rooms

and the building currently housing a nursery within Beckenham Place Park be

approved, in order to allow the flood defence works to proceed.

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to agree the terms of the

funding agreement for the Council’s contribution with the Environment

Agency.

 

The meeting closed at 6.30pm.