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390.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

391.

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

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

No matters were raised.

392.

Annual Budget Update Report pdf icon PDF 70 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) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2019/20 of

£1,263.94 for the Council’s element. This is an increase of 4.99% (including a

social care precept of 2%), based on a General Fund Budget Requirement of

£243.012m for 2019/20;

 

(2) Council be asked to note an overall increase in the total Council Tax for

2019/20 of 5.76% to include the Greater London Authority (GLA) precept

being increased by £26.28 to £320.51 (Band D equivalent), an 8.9% increase

from its 2018/19 level as proposed;

 

(3) Council be recommended to approve the statutory calculation of the

Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2019/20, attached at Appendix A;

 

(4) Council be recommended to approve the motion on the budget, attached

at Appendix B, including any modifications made to the proposals published in

the 2019/20 Budget Report;

 

(5) the provisional and estimated precept and levies from the GLA and other

bodies be noted as detailed in Appendix C and authority be delegated to the

Acting Chief Finance Officer to include any changes to these in the report for

Council;

 

(6) the final settlement figure for 2019/20 announced on 29 January and

confirmed as £121.175 be noted;

 

(7) the confirmation be noted from the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust to

manage the Health Visiting service at current levels within the available Public

Health grant allocated this service in 2019/20

 

(8) seven responses from Business Rate payers to the consultation on the

draft Budget which took place from 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019 be

noted as detailed as received in Appendix D;

 

(9) the Section 25 Statement from the Chief Finance Officer as attached at

Appendix E be received.

Minutes:

Officers clarified that the correct figure for Public Health reductions in

paragraph 4.6 was £642,000. The Health Visitor cut was £197,000 and not

the £250,000 quoted.

 

Officers reported seven responses had been received in the required

Business Rates consultation but that none of these required changes to the

proposed Budget.

 

The Acting Chief Finance Officer confirmed his Section 25 Statement and

stated there was an adequacy of reserves sufficient for the coming year.

 

Councillor Best commented on very positive conversations held with the NHS

Trust on Health Visitors and confirmed recruitment of Health Visitors would

continue.

 

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, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of

8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2019/20 of

£1,263.94 for the Council’s element. This is an increase of 4.99% (including a

social care precept of 2%), based on a General Fund Budget Requirement of

£243.012m for 2019/20;

 

(2) Council be asked to note an overall increase in the total Council Tax for

2019/20 of 5.76% to include the Greater London Authority (GLA) precept

being increased by £26.28 to £320.51 (Band D equivalent), an 8.9% increase

from its 2018/19 level as proposed;

 

(3) Council be recommended to approve the statutory calculation of the

Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2019/20, attached at Appendix A;

 

(4) Council be recommended to approve the motion on the budget, attached

at Appendix B, including any modifications made to the proposals published in

the 2019/20 Budget Report;

 

(5) the provisional and estimated precept and levies from the GLA and other

bodies be noted as detailed in Appendix C and authority be delegated to the

Acting Chief Finance Officer to include any changes to these in the report for

Council;

 

(6) the final settlement figure for 2019/20 announced on 29 January and

confirmed as £121.175 be noted;

 

(7) the confirmation be noted from the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust to

manage the Health Visiting service at current levels within the available Public

Health grant allocated this service in 2019/20

 

(8) seven responses from Business Rate payers to the consultation on the

draft Budget which took place from 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019 be

noted as detailed as received in Appendix D;

 

(9) the Section 25 Statement from the Chief Finance Officer as attached at

Appendix E be received.

393.

Draft Corporate Strategy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the (revised) draft Corporate Strategy be approved;

 

(2) Consider the views and recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny

Committee

 

(3) the Corporate Strategy be adopted and this replace the 2008 Community

Strategy

 

(4) the Corporate Strategy be refered to Council for endorsement.

Minutes:

The Mayor introduced the report stating the promises made in his successful

election Manifesto had been translated into the draft Corporate Strategy. The

direction of travel for all Council services were to be framed by the Corporate

Strategy. He said the Council would take a different course with a new left

direction rooted in a Socialist manifesto. The Mayor indicated the Strategy

would be presented at the next meeting of the Council.

 

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

Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the (revised) draft Corporate Strategy be approved;

 

(2) Consider the views and recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny

Committee

 

(3) the Corporate Strategy be adopted and this replace the 2008 Community

Strategy

 

(4) the Corporate Strategy be refered to Council for endorsement.

394.

Adoption of Co-operative Party Charter against Modern Slavery pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

Ryk and the Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Joani Reid,

the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the approval by Council of a motion that Lewisham Council signs the

Cooperative Party Charter against Modern Slavery (Council meeting 3rd

October 2018) be noted;

 

(2) the potential impact of adoption of the Charter, the Lewisham Modern

Slavery Protocol, and the draft Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Statement for 2018/19 on current and future arrangements including with

partners as set out be noted;

 

(3) the Council adopts and signs up to the Co-operative Party Charter on

Modern Slavery;

 

(4) the Lewisham Modern Slavery Protocol (developed jointly with partners)

be approved;

 

(5) the Council’s draft Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Statement for

2018/19 be approved.

Minutes:

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

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

Ryk and the Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Joani Reid,

the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the approval by Council of a motion that Lewisham Council signs the

Cooperative Party Charter against Modern Slavery (Council meeting 3rd

October 2018) be noted;

 

(2) the potential impact of adoption of the Charter, the Lewisham Modern

Slavery Protocol, and the draft Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Statement for 2018/19 on current and future arrangements including with

partners as set out be noted;

 

(3) the Council adopts and signs up to the Co-operative Party Charter on

Modern Slavery;

 

(4) the Lewisham Modern Slavery Protocol (developed jointly with partners)

be approved;

 

(5) the Council’s draft Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Statement for

2018/19 be approved.

395.

Public Health Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that grants be awarded

for the amounts of £11,437 and £13,500 to Voluntary Services

Lewisham/Entelechy Arts and North Lewisham Good Neighbours respectively

for the financial year 2018/19.

Minutes:

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

Councillor Chris Best, , the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the

report by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that grants be awarded for the amounts of £11,437 and £13,500

to Voluntary Services Lewisham/Entelechy Arts and North Lewisham Good

Neighbours respectively for the financial year 2018/19.

396.

Determined Admissions Arrangements 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for School Performance and Children’s Services, Councillor Chris

Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) The admissions arrangements for mainstream community nursery,

primary, secondary schools and sixth forms as set out in Appendix A to G.

 

(2) The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for each mainstream school in

the borough as detailed in Appendix H including the reductions to the PAN for

Deptford Green and Holbeach schools be approved and the reduction

of PAN for St.George’s CE Primary School (an Academy) be noted;

 

(3) The pan London Admissions Schemes for reception and secondary

transfer and a local scheme for in year admissions be approved as detailed in

Appendix I.

 

(4) the council continues to co-ordinate in year admissions and a full

consultation exercise amongst all own admission authority schools be

undertaken during the autumn of 2019 on co-ordination arrangements which

will inform Lewisham’s admissions arrangements for 2021/22.

Minutes:

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

Member for School Performance and Children’s Services, Councillor Chris

Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a

vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) The admissions arrangements for mainstream community nursery,

primary, secondary schools and sixth forms as set out in Appendix A to G.

 

(2) The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for each mainstream school in

the borough as detailed in Appendix H including the reductions to the PAN for

Deptford Green and Holbeach schools be approved and the reduction

of PAN for St.George’s CE Primary School (an Academy) be noted;

 

(3) The pan London Admissions Schemes for reception and secondary

transfer and a local scheme for in year admissions be approved as detailed in

Appendix I.

 

(4) the council continues to co-ordinate in year admissions and a full

consultation exercise amongst all own admission authority schools be

undertaken during the autumn of 2019 on co-ordination arrangements which

will inform Lewisham’s admissions arrangements for 2021/22.

397.

Financial Regultions and Schemes of Delegation pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability, Councillor Kevin

Bonavia, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) Council be asked to approve the latest version of the Financial

Regulations (Appendix 1);

 

(2) Council be asked to endorse the Directorate Schemes of Delegation

(Appendices 2 to 5) as they relate to non-executive functions.

Minutes:

Councillor Bonavia confirmed the intended changes would be considered at

Council on February 27.

 

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability, Councillor Kevin

Bonavia, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) Council be asked to approve the latest version of the Financial

Regulations (Appendix 1);

 

(2) Council be asked to endorse the Directorate Schemes of Delegation

(Appendices 2 to 5) as they relate to non-executive functions.

398.

Mayow Road 118 Canonbie Road Demolition 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:

 

(1) the strategy for the redevelopment of Mayow Road Warehouse be

approved;

 

(2) subject to planning consent for demolition being obtained, Mayow Road

Warehouse be demolished and the Council seek to deliver new high quality

council homes on the site;

 

(3) a statutory S105 consultation be undertaken to consult with secure tenants

regarding the demolition process;

 

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

consider any responses to the S105 consultation and to make any necessary

decision in this respect;

 

(5) officers submit a bid to NHS England Transforming Care Programme

Capital Fund for the Supported Living element of the Mayow Road scheme;

 

(6) officers submit a bid to the GLA Supported Housing and Specialist

Housing Capital Fund for the Supported Living element of the Mayow Road

scheme;

 

(6) 2.6. Subject to the bids referred to above being successful, authority be

delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services in consultation with

the Head of Law to negotiate the final terms and conditions of the funding

agreements with both NHS England and the GLA, and to enter into the

funding agreements;

 

(7) the strategy for the redevelopment of 118 Canonbie Road be noted;

 

(8) subject to planning consent being obtained, the existing property at 118

Canonbie Road be demolished and that the Council seek to deliver new high

quality council homes on the site;

 

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

approve the submission of these two schemes (Mayow Road Warehouse &

118 Canonbie Road) for planning approval;

 

(10) a post planning funding and delivery strategy be presented to Mayor and

Cabinet for approval prior to the commencement of demolition and

construction works for the Mayow Road scheme and prior to the

commencement of demolition and construction works at 118 Canonbie Road.

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed the report saying it was very good news and was in

accordance with a Manifesto commitment.

 

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

Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the strategy for the redevelopment of Mayow Road Warehouse be

approved;

 

(2) subject to planning consent for demolition being obtained, Mayow Road

Warehouse be demolished and the Council seek to deliver new high quality

council homes on the site;

 

(3) a statutory S105 consultation be undertaken to consult with secure tenants

regarding the demolition process;

 

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

consider any responses to the S105 consultation and to make any necessary

decision in this respect;

 

(5) officers submit a bid to NHS England Transforming Care Programme

Capital Fund for the Supported Living element of the Mayow Road scheme;

 

(6) officers submit a bid to the GLA Supported Housing and Specialist

Housing Capital Fund for the Supported Living element of the Mayow Road

scheme;

 

(6) 2.6. Subject to the bids referred to above being successful, authority be

delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services in consultation with

the Head of Law to negotiate the final terms and conditions of the funding

agreements with both NHS England and the GLA, and to enter into the

funding agreements;

 

(7) the strategy for the redevelopment of 118 Canonbie Road be noted;

 

(8) subject to planning consent being obtained, the existing property at 118

Canonbie Road be demolished and that the Council seek to deliver new high

quality council homes on the site;

 

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

approve the submission of these two schemes (Mayow Road Warehouse &

118 Canonbie Road) for planning approval;

 

(10) a post planning funding and delivery strategy be presented to Mayor and

Cabinet for approval prior to the commencement of demolition and

construction works for the Mayow Road scheme and prior to the

commencement of demolition and construction works at 118 Canonbie Road.

399.

SSCSC referral LDC pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Decision:

Having considered an officer report the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the

Committee’s comments as set out be received and the Executive Director for

Community Services be asked to provide a response.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the Committee’s comments as set out be received and the

Executive Director for Community Services be asked to provide a response.

400.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

Approved.

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 paragraph 3, 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

 

12.       Athena Contract Extension

13.       Award of a Shared ICT Service Contract for Printing Services

14.       Prevention and Inclusion Contracts Extensions

401.

Athena Contract Extension

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Joani Reid, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the contract for the provision of the Athena Service

provided by Refuge be extended for a period of one year until the end of

March 2020 at a stated annual value.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Joani Reid, the Mayor and

Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0

 

RESOLVED that the contract for the provision of the Athena Service

provided by Refuge be extended for a period of one year until the end of

March 2020 at a stated annual value.

402.

Shared ICT Service Printing Award

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability, Councillor

Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that Brent enter into a contract

with Ricoh UK Ltd for a term of 4 + 3 years at a stated total cost on behalf of

Lewisham for the provision of printing services.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability, Councillor

Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by

a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that Brent enter into a contract with Ricoh UK Ltd for a term of 4

+ 3 years at a stated total cost on behalf of Lewisham for the provision of

printing services.

403.

Prevention and Inclusion Contracts Extensions

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 one year extension of the accommodation support service contracts

shown below be approved until the end of March 2020 following a previous

agreement to extend on 9 December 2015 within overall contracts of 3 years

with an option to extend for a further 2 years:

 

(2) Hexagon for the provision of support at Newstead Road for one year at a

stated cost (part funded via the CCG under S256 of the NHS Act 2006);

 

(3) One Support for the provision of support at the Parent and Child service

for one year at a stated cost;

 

(4) St Mungos for the provision of support at the Hither Green site for one

year at a stated cost;

 

(5) Single Homeless Project for the provision of the support at the Young

Persons Assessment Centre for one year at a cost of £361,140.

 

(6) Single Homeless Project for the provision of the support at Vulnerable `

Adults Accommodation Based Service for one year at a stated cost;

 

(7) Peabody for the provision of support at the Tredown service for one year

at a stated cost;

 

(8) One Housing Group for the provision of support at the Honor Lea and

Rokeby service for one year at a stated cost; and

 

(9) Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust for the provision of support for young

women at their Brockley service for 1 year at a stated cost with an uplift in

annual funding of for the reasons set out.

 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) the one year extension of the accommodation support service contracts

shown below be approved until the end of March 2020 following a previous

agreement to extend on 9 December 2015 within overall contracts of 3 years

with an option to extend for a further 2 years:

 

(2) Hexagon for the provision of support at Newstead Road for one year at a

stated cost (part funded via the CCG under S256 of the NHS Act 2006);

 

(3) One Support for the provision of support at the Parent and Child service

for one year at a stated cost;

 

(4) St Mungos for the provision of support at the Hither Green site for one

year at a stated cost;

 

(5) Single Homeless Project for the provision of the support at the Young

Persons Assessment Centre for one year at a cost of £361,140.

 

(6) Single Homeless Project for the provision of the support at Vulnerable `

Adults Accommodation Based Service for one year at a stated cost;

 

(7) Peabody for the provision of support at the Tredown service for one year

at a stated cost;

 

(8) One Housing Group for the provision of support at the Honor Lea and

Rokeby service for one year at a stated cost; and

 

(9) Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust for the provision of support for young

women at their Brockley service for 1 year at a stated cost with an uplift in

annual funding of for the reasons set out.

 

The meeting closed at 7.04pm