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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

Councillor Chris Barnham declared a prejudicial interest in Item 16 as his wife

was a Governor at two of the Schools under consideration and he withdrew

from the meeting during consideration of this item.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

3.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Decision:

Noted.

4.

Achilles Street Redevelopment Proposals pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, and a member of the public, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the work that officers have undertaken to explore the potential to build new

Council homes in the area around Achilles Street, New Cross, with the redline

plan be noted;

 

(2) the initial consultation that has been carried out with all residents, affected

businesses and other key stakeholders throughout this process in relation to

these options since infill proposals first shared in June 2014 through to the

most recent public meeting held in June 2018 as set out and the comments

made by residents, business and other key stakeholders, be noted;

 

(3) there is currently a consultation underway to establish the principles of a

Residents’ Charter that will set out the guaranteed minimum offer that will

apply to all Lewisham residents whose homes will be demolished and rebuilt

as part of Council led redevelopment, including the residents on the Achilles

Street Estate;

 

(4) how these principles will interact with the five commitments made to the

Achilles Street Community as set be noted;

 

(5) officers should work with residents and other key stakeholders on Achilles

Street to begin to establish a Landlord Offer that will enable a Resident Ballot

on the Achilles Street redevelopment proposals to take place;

 

(6) the Landlord Offer be presented back to Mayor and Cabinet to be

finalised, and to set the date for a Resident Ballot;

 

(7) officers can begin negotiated buybacks, on an entirely voluntary basis, on

the 36 leaseholder properties in Azalea House, Austin House, Fenton House

and 363 New Cross Road, and authority be delegated to the Executive

Director for Resources and Regeneration to approve the final terms;

 

(8) home loss and disturbance payments are made to leaseholders and

freeholders where appropriate in (if eligible) accordance with the Land

Compensation Act 1973 (as amended);

 

(9) officers begin negotiated buybacks, on an entirely voluntary basis, on the

affected commercial properties at Clifton Rise and along New Cross Road

within the redline plan and authority be delegated to the Executive Director for

Resources and Regeneration to approve the final terms;

 

(10) the budget requirements for these voluntary buybacks as set out in Part

Two be approved.

 

(11) the resourcing requirements for delivering the next stage of the Achilles

Street project set out in Part Two be noted; and

 

(12) the budget required for the next phase of this redevelopment work as set

out in Part Two be approved.

5.

ACM cladding remediation fund approval pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the application that has been made to the Social Sector ACM Cladding

Remediation Fund be approvedand the award of £8,999,975 be noted;

 

(2) the process for adjustments to the final amount be noted;

 

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

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

enter into the related funding agreement with the GLA.

6.

Inward Investment Initiatives pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the following three funding applications be approved:

 

 

a) The Strategic Investment Pot – City of London

 

b) The Good Growth Fund, round 2 – Greater London Authority (GLA)/London

LEP (LEAP)

 

c)The Creative Enterprise Zone Development Grant, stage 2– GLA

 

(2) Subject in each case to the relevant funding bid being successful, delegate

authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources & Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to agree the

terms of and enter into the related funding agreement and any associated documentation.

7.

Lewisham Brownfield Land Register pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1)  Part 1 of Lewisham’s Brownfield Land Register 2018 including the

updated information be noted;

 

(2)  the Register’s updated contents and publication by making a copy

available at Laurence House, by placing it on the Council’s website and by

notifying landowners of sites newly added to the register, be approved.

8.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the outcomes of the consultation as set out be noted;

 

(2) a local CTRS be retained from 1 April 2019 that passes on any reduction

in government funding, reflecting the Council’s financial position following the

announcement of the Autumn Statement and the provisional Local

Government Financial Settlement (LGFS) in December;

 

(3) Modify the retained local CTRS be modified from 1 April 2019 to allow

CTR to be awarded to households who are receiving universal credit or

housing benefit and who the Council identifies would qualify for support but

who have, for whatever reason, failed to complete an application form;

 

(4) Continue to deliver additional support continue to be delivered to the most

vulnerable residents through use of the existing provision within Section

13A(1)(c) of the 1992 Local Government Finance Act.

9.

Annual Complaints Report 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Democracy, Refugees & Accountability, Councillor Kevin

Bonavia, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the report be noted.

10.

Public health grant cuts consultation outcome and proposals pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor,

Councillor Chris Best, and five Overview & Scrutiny Councillors, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the consultation activity undertaken by officers, the findings of this activity

and the Equality Assurance Assessment (EAA) undertaken be noted; and

 

(2) the proposed cut to the Health Visiting Service be paused and a further

report on Public Health cuts be considered in 2019.

 

(3) the revised proposals to balance the cut to the Public Health

grant for 2019/20 be approved with a full schedule being shown in the

minutes;

11.

Response to Sustainable Development Committee Local Plan pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the proposed response from the Executive

Director for Resources & Regeneration to the referral from the Sustainable

Development Select Committee be approved and forwarded to that Select

Committee.

12.

Response to Public Accounts SC Children Social Care pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the proposed response from the Executive Director for

Children & Young People to the referral from the Public Accounts Select

Committee be approved and forwarded to that Select Committee.

13.

Employeee Profile Response to Referral from SSCC pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the actual employee data on new employees joining Lewisham Council

in 2017-2018 from the joiners declaration of ethnicity is 53.1% BAME and

40% non BAME and 6.9% undisclosed. This is a greater proportionate rate

(6.5%) than Lewisham Boroughs BAME profile from the 2011 census of

46.6%, and this compares favourably to other benchmarked London

Boroughs;

 

(2) the more accurate joiners’ declaration of ethnicity is used in the future

for the Employment Profile Report, rather than the declaration of ethnicity at

the application stage, and the 2017-2018 Profile is amended to reflect this

more accurate data;

 

(3) our approach to equality and diversity be further enhanced  by including

the statement in all job adverts ‘We welcome applications from all

backgrounds’;

 

(4) the Council will be strengthening the recruitment and selection training

offered to recruiting managers and include greater focus on unconscious bias

to ensure best practice recruitment;

 

(5) the Council will launch next year a ‘Leadership Development Program’

to support council managers progressing through to senior levels. The

selection for this programme will stipulate that a fair proportionality of BAME

employees are selected, to support equal opportunity of progression into the

senior management level that they are underrepresented in. Also the HR

Division will review the option of a mentoring program for senior BAME

managers being made available; and

 

(6) this report be forwarded to the Safer Stronger Communities Select

Committee.

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Decision:

Agreed.

15.

Achilles Street Redevelopment Proposals Part 2

Decision:

Considered in conjunction with the Part 1 item on the same subject.

16.

School Minor Capital Works Programme 2019-20

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) Approve the overall budget and funding for the programme set out be

approved including:

 

(a) Use of the anticipated School Condition Allocation for: the delivery of the

Schools Minor Capital Works Programme in 2019/20; use of the Small Works

Fund and project management fees that include commissioning work for fully

scoped designs and specifications for the proposed programme of works, and

(b) an additional sum for contingency of £250,000 over and above the agreed

budget allocation be approved;

 

(2) the approach to calculating a school’s contribution towards SMCWP and

Small Works Fund be approved;

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Children & Young

People on the advice of the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration to finalise the procurement for the School Minor Capital Works

Programme for 2019/20 and commence the procurement; and

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources &

Regeneration on the advice of the Executive Director for Children & Young

People authority for the shortlisting of bidders for the second stage of the

procurement and to enter into contracts to deliver the Schools Minor Capital

Works Programme 2019/20.

17.

Lewisham and Greenwich Children’s Social Care Semi-Independent Accommodation and Support Preferred Provider Framework

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that Approve the list of providers set out be

awarded a place on the Semi-Independent Accommodation and Support

Preferred Provider Framework for two years, with a possible extension of up

to two years.

18.

Parking Contract Extension Award and Proposed Floating Car Club Permit

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that

 

(1) the extension of the Parking Enforcement and Associated Services

contract be awarded to NSL for four years, and the proposed variations to the

contract which will be pursued by the council under the Change Control

Procedure, be approved;

 

(2) a new parking IT system and hardware refresh be approved; and

 

(3) the creation of a new permit for a floating car club scheme be approved.

19.

Homecare Extension

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) a one year (1 year) extension from 1st April 2019 until 31st March

2020 of the Home Care Services Contract with the following

Organisations be approved:

 

Eleanor Homecare (Neighbourhood 2)

Westminster Homecare (Neighbourhood 3)

Care Outlook Ltd (Neighbourhood 4)

 

(2) the Home Care Services Contract with Medacs Healthcare in relation to

provision of home care services within Neighbourhood 1 be not extended;

 

(3) the Executive Director for Community Services oversee the arrangements

to provide home care services in Neighbourhood 1 for the period from 1st

April 2019 until 31st March 2020 with any new contractual arrangements or a

significant change to the Service Model being brought back to Mayor and

Cabinet for approval;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Directors for Resources and

Regeneration and Community Services to agree any inflationary

increase in April 2019 and to agree any additional increase in the

contract price as a result of an increase in the London Living Wage in

2019/2020.

20.

Contract Awards Vulnerable Adult, Young Persons, and Mental Health accommodation based support services

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that

 

(1) the following contracts be awarded:

 

(a) Lewisham Vulnerable Adult Assessment Centre, including the dispersed

units at Evelyn Street to St Mungo’s for an initial period of 3 years, with a

possible extension of period of up to a further 2 years, with an annual stated

value.

 

(b) Young Persons specialist services in North Lewisham and Perry Vale to

Single Homeless Project (SHP) for an initial period of 3 years, with a possible

extension of up to a further 2 years, with an annual stated value.

 

(c) Lewisham Mental Health Specialist service (Edward Street), including the

Shared Lives Scheme to Southside Partnership (Certitude) for an initial

period of 2 years and 11 months, with possible extension of up to a further 2

years, with an annual stated value of including funding received from

Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group; and

 

(2) these contracts be procured with standard 6 month termination clauses.