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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

3.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Decision:

Noted.

4.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

No open matters.

5.

Council Budget 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and presentations by Mayor and the non-

voting job share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor

Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee of 5 February

2019 be received and Mayor and Cabinet decisions on the budget report will

be taken formally with the budget update report on 13 February;

 

(2) having considered the views of those consulted on the budget, and subject

to consideration of the outcome of consultation with business ratepayers and

subject to proper process, as required, the Mayor and cabinet approves as

follows:

 

Capital Programme

 

(3) the 2018/19 Quarter 3 Capital Programme monitoring position and the

Capital Programme potential future schemes and resources as set out in

section 5 of this report be noted;

 

(4) to recommend that Council approves the 2019/20 to 2021/22 Capital

Programme of £344.7m, as set out in section 5 and attached at Appendices

W1 and W2;

 

Housing Revenue Account

 

(5) the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders in

the Brockley area, presented to area panel members on 27 November 2018,

attached at Appendix X2 be noted;

 

(6) the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders

and the Lewisham Homes budget strategy presented to area panel members

on 13 December 2018 as attached at Appendix X3 be noted;

 

(7) sets a decrease in dwelling rents of 1.0% (an average of £0.96 per week)

– as per the requirements from government as presented in section 6;

 

(8) sets a decrease in the hostels accommodation charge by 1.0% (or £0.36

per week), in accordance with Government requirements;

 

(9)  the following average weekly increases/decreases for dwellings be

approved for:

 

(10) service charges to non-Lewisham Homes managed dwellings (Brockley);

           caretaking                 4.30% (£0.22)

           grounds                     4.30% (£0.09)

           communal lighting   4.30% (£0.07)

           bulk waste collection           4.30% (£0.06)

           window cleaning     4.30% (£0.01)

           tenants’ levy             15.0% (£0.02)

 

(11)     service charges to Lewisham Homes managed dwellings:

           caretaking                 3.27%  (£0.19)

           grounds                     3.63% (£0.07)

           window cleaning     11.11% (£0.01)

           communal lighting   0.88% (£0.01)

           block pest control     1.84% (£0.03)

           waste collection       8.33% (£0.04)

           heating & hot water1.31% (£0.13)

           tenants’ levy             15.38% (£0.02)

           bulk waste disposal3.70% (£0.03)

           sheltered housing   1.00% (£0.24)

 

(12)     approves the following average weekly percentage changes for hostels

and shared temporary units for;

           service charges (hostels) – caretaking etc.; no change

           energy cost increases for heat, light & power; no change

           water charges increase; no change

 

(13)     approves an increase in garage rents by 25% (£2.37 per week) for

Brockley residents and 25% (£3.06 per week) for Lewisham Homes residents;

 

(14)     notes that the budgeted expenditure for the Housing Revenue Account

(HRA) for 2019/20 is £169.6m, split £99.9m revenue and £69.7m capital,

which includes the decent homes and new build programmes;

 

(15)     agrees the HRA budget strategy cut proposals in order to achieve a

balanced budget in 2019/20, as attached at Appendix  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

Income Generation Update pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the non-voting job

share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor Amanda De

Ryk, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the draft Income Generation Strategy be adopted and implemented; and

 

(2) the current pilot to centrally resource income generation activity should

convert to permanent using the identified funding of £200k as per section 7.

7.

Procurement Social Value Policy pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the non-voting job

share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor Amanda De

Ryk, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the draft Social Value Policy be

approved for implementation, including the required amendment to the

standard procurement evaluation weighting to support this.

8.

Draft Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan 2019-2041 (LIP3) pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the voting job

share Cabinet Member for Parks, Neighbourhood and Transport, Councillor

Brenda Dacres, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the draft of the Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan 2019-

2041 (LIP3),be approved for final submission to TfL and approval by the

Mayor of London.

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services, for

minor changes to LIP3 in the lead up to final submission to TfL in consultation

with the appropriate Cabinet Member.

9.

Comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee on financial control pdf icon PDF 578 KB

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Chair of the

Audit Committee, Councillor Alan Hall, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the

Committee’s comments be noted and the Executive Director for Resources &

Regeneration be asked to provide a response.

10.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

Approved.

11.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny

Decision:

Having considered a call-in received from the Overview & Scrutiny Business

Panel, the Mayor and Cabinet resolved to confirm the decisions made on

January 16 2019 in respect of the Contract for the provision of Carer

Information Advice and Support Services.