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76.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

77.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on June 5 2019 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

78.

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

Decision:

No matters were raised by the Overview & Scrutiny Business Panel.

Minutes:

No matters were raised by the Overview & Scrutiny Business Panel.

79.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

80.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Referral Mayoral Questions pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Decision:

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

a report responding to the various questions raised by the Committee should

be prepared for future Mayoral consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that a report responding to the various questions raised by the

Committee should be prepared for future Mayoral consideration.

81.

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on home energy conservation pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Decision:

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

comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on home

energy conservation be received and a response be prepared by the

Executive Director for Resources & Regeneration for future Mayoral

consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the comments of the Sustainable Development Select

Committee on home energy conservation be received and a response be

prepared by the Executive Director for Resources & Regeneration for future

Mayoral consideration.

82.

Comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee on its income generation review pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on home

energy conservation be received and a response be prepared by the Acting

Chief Finance Officer for future Mayoral consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the comments of the Sustainable Development Select

Committee on home energy conservation be received and a response be

prepared by the Acting Chief Finance Officer for future Mayoral consideration.

83.

Comments of Children and Young People Select Committee on the Budget Cuts pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Decision:

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

comments of the Children and Young People Select be received and a

response be prepared by the Executive Director for Children & Young People

for future Mayoral consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the comments of the Children and Young People Select be

received and a response be prepared by the Executive Director for Children &

Young People for future Mayoral consideration.

84.

Lewisham Library Update pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Community Sector, Councillor Jonathan Slater, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the report be noted.

Minutes:

The update report was presented by Councillor Jonathan Slater the Cabinet

Member for Community Sector. In response the Mayor stressed that

investment in Lewisham Library must remain a priority so that it continued to

serve the local community.

 

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

Member for Community Sector, Councillor Jonathan Slater, the Mayor and

Cabinet by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

85.

Evening and Night time Offer - a vision for Lewisham pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Culture, Jobs and Skills, Councillor Andre Bourne, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the Vision document be approved; and

 

(2) all relevant strategies and policy changes were to take note of this

document and ensure it supports the Borough’s Vision.

Minutes:

Councillor Andre Bourne presented his first report as Cabinet Member for

Culture, Jobs and Skills. In response the Mayor warmly welcomed the report

and noted Lewisham had relatively few of the national food outlets operating

in the borough but lots of vibrant independent outlets. He noted evidence

which had been gathered supported late night opening but for coinemas, the

arts, music and theatre rather than bars and clubs.

 

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

Member for Culture, Jobs and Skills, Councillor Andre Bourne, the Mayor and

Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 6-0

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the Vision document be approved; and

 

(2) all relevant strategies and policy changes were to take note of this

document and ensure it supports the Borough’s Vision.

86.

Children and Young People Plan pdf icon PDF 66 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 content and priorities of the CYPP 2019-2022 be approved;

 

(2) the CYPP 2019-2022 be referred to Council for adoption

Minutes:

In presenting the report Councillor Barnham noted it had been considered by

the Children & Young People Select Committee in late April. The Mayor

thanked the Select Committee members for their support.

 

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 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the content and priorities of the CYPP 2019-2022 be approved;

 

(2) the CYPP 2019-2022 be referred to Council for adoption

87.

Lewisham Homes Acquisition Programme and Loan Agreement pdf icon PDF 65 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) provision of a loan of up to £5m be made to Lewisham Homes, on the

terms set out to enable the continuation of the acquisition programme to help

manage homelessness demand and contribute to meeting the requirements

of refugee families resettled in borough; and

 

(2) authority to finalise the terms of the loan agreement be delegated to the

Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Minutes:

Councillor bell noted that in addition to the housing benefits the proposals also

supported the Council’s commitments to accept refugee families. For this

initiative he was thanked by Councillor Bonavia who stated continued

proactive action was required. The Mayor added his thanks and confirmed

his intention that Lewisham should be regarded as the capital’s leading

borough for refugee resettlement.

 

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

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) provision of a loan of up to £5m be made to Lewisham Homes, on the

terms set out to enable the continuation of the acquisition programme to help

manage homelessness demand and contribute to meeting the requirements

of refugee families resettled in borough; and

 

(2) authority to finalise the terms of the loan agreement be delegated to the

Acting Chief Financial Officer.

88.

Lewisham Park Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the responses to the consultation be noted;

 

(2) the Lewisham Park Conservation Area be designated;

 

(3)  the Conservation Area Appraisal be adopted and;

 

(4) the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to the single family

dwellings within the proposed Conservation Area be approved.

Minutes:

The Mayor presented the proposals which he believed would help protect the

area’s special interest, history and unique character. The Deputy Mayor

added that the Council was doing really well in designating Conservation

Areas and that residents really appreciated the efforts which were being

made.

 

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 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the responses to the consultation be noted;

 

(2) the Lewisham Park Conservation Area be designated;

 

(3)  the Conservation Area Appraisal be adopted and;

 

(4) the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to the single family

dwellings within the proposed Conservation Area be approved.

89.

Financial Results 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that the financial results for the year ending 31 March

2019 be noted.

Minutes:

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that: agreed that the financial results for the year ending 31

March 2019 be noted.

90.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the 2020/21 to 2023/24 Medium Term Financial Strategy be noted;

 

(2) a further update be brought back as part of the cuts and budget setting

process to reflect any changes arising from the Autumn Budget or Local

Government Finance Settlement.

Minutes:

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the 2020/21 to 2023/24 Medium Term Financial Strategy be noted;

 

(2) a further update be brought back as part of the cuts and budget setting

process to reflect any changes arising from the Autumn Budget or Local

Government Finance Settlement.

91.

Rushey Green Primary School Instrument of Government pdf icon PDF 67 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 the Instrument of Government

for Rushey Green Primary School be made by Local Authority order dated 26

June 2019 as set out.

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 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that the Instrument of Government for Rushey Green Primary

School be made by Local Authority order dated 26 June 2019 as set out.

92.

Local Authority Governor nominations pdf icon PDF 66 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 the following persons be

nominated as School Governors for the schools concerned:

 

Ms. Paula McDonald           Kelvin Grove

Ms. Rachel Onikosi             Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation

Ms. Ruth Potts - Negrine    Rushey Green

Mr. Ed Tibbets                       Fairlawn and Haseltine Federation

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 having considered the information supplied

in support of the nominations;

 

RESOLVED that the following persons be nominated as School Governors for

the schools concerned:

 

Ms. Paula McDonald           Kelvin Grove

Ms. Rachel Onikosi             Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation

Ms. Ruth Potts - Negrine    Rushey Green

Mr. Ed Tibbets                       Fairlawn and Haseltine Federation

93.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 121 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 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

 

19        Besson Street Business Plan Update

20        Processing and sale dry recyclable materials – Interim Arrangements

21.       Learning Disabilities Framework Agreement

22.       Increased Capacity of Young Persons Accommodation Based Pathway

94.

Besson Street Business Plan Update

Decision:

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

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet

agreed that:

 

(1) the second annual Besson Street Business Plan be approved;

 

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

Regeneration to implement the Besson Street Business Plan once finalised;

and

 

(3) the Council will be called on to invest in the JV upon stabilisation of the

Besson Street development as set out and that updated forecasts of this

amount be reported to Mayor and Cabinet through future Besson Street

Business Plan Updates.

Minutes:

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

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the second annual Besson Street Business Plan be approved;

 

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

Regeneration to implement the Besson Street Business Plan once finalised;

and

 

(3) the Council will be called on to invest in the JV upon stabilisation of the

Besson Street development as set out and that updated forecasts of this

amount be reported to Mayor and Cabinet through future Besson Street

Business Plan Updates.

95.

Waste Interim Arrangements (Dry Recycling)

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed

that:

 

(1) a waiver of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules be approved; and

 

(2) an interim contract be awarded to Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd for a period of 12

months at a stated estimated cost, starting on 1st July 2019.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) a waiver of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules be approved; and

 

(2) an interim contract be awarded to Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd for a period of 12

months at a stated estimated cost, starting on 1st July 2019.

96.

Learning Disabilities Framework Agreement

Decision:

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

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

 

(1) twenty eight organisations indicated be approved for each ‘lot’ of the

Framework Agreement for Learning Disability services, the Framework to run

for 4 years;

 

(2) there be no specific financial implications of being awarded a place on the

Framework Agreement, as the process of appointment of providers to the

Framework Agreement does not represent a contract with monetary value.

 

(3) the new Framework will operate in the same way as the current one, which

has helped to hold down prices and supported the Council in maintaining a

ceiling on overall service costs and any changes in contract price, following

mini tender or call-off of Framework services, will be as a result of Council

agreed uplifts or due to changing service user need which could lead to either

an increase or decrease in price;

 

(4) the total value of contracts currently procured under the Learning Disability

Framework Agreement be an approximate stated figure per annum being the

in-borough spend on the service categories covered by the Framework

Agreement; and

 

(5) the current approximate value for each service category commission from this party providers within the borough be approved.

 

Minutes:

The Deputy Mayor received confirmation that use of the framework had

helped reduce costs while maintaining quality.

 

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 and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) twenty eight organisations indicated be approved for each ‘lot’ of the

Framework Agreement for Learning Disability services, the Framework to run

for 4 years;

 

(2) there be no specific financial implications of being awarded a place on the

Framework Agreement, as the process of appointment of providers to the

Framework Agreement does not represent a contract with monetary value.

 

(3) the new Framework will operate in the same way as the current one, which

has helped to hold down prices and supported the Council in maintaining a

ceiling on overall service costs and any changes in contract price, following

mini tender or call-off of Framework services, will be as a result of Council

agreed uplifts or due to changing service user need which could lead to either

an increase or decrease in price;

 

(4) the total value of contracts currently procured under the Learning Disability

Framework Agreement be an approximate stated figure per annum being the

in-borough spend on the service categories covered by the Framework

Agreement; and

 

(5) the current approximate value for each service category commission from this party providers within the borough be approved.

 

97.

Increased Capacity of Young Persons Accommodation Based Pathway

Decision:

Having considered a confidential 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) an extension of the contract between the Council and One Housing Group

for the provision of a young person’s supported housing pathway service for

the next two years, from 1/10/2019 to 30/09/2021 be approved at a stated

total cost;

 

(2) a variation of the contract between the Council and Single Homeless

Project be approved for the provision of a vulnerable adult pathway service to

remove accommodation from this service and be varied into the contract

between the Council and Single Homeless Project for the provision of a young

person’s pathway service enabling the Council to provide an additional 10

beds to increase provision of 24 hour waking night placements and

emergency bed space provision for young people with the variation not

reducing the cost of the contract for the provision of the vulnerable adult

pathway service for the reasons set out;

 

(3) an increase in funding be approved of the contract between the Council

and Single Homeless Project for the provision of a Young Persons Pathway

Service of a stated figure per annum to expand the capacity of the young

person’s pathway and increase the amount of 24 hour waking night cover and

emergency bed space provision in the young person’s pathway.

 

(4) the total additional cost across the 3 years plus an optional two year

extension of up to a stated figure be approved.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential 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

and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) an extension of the contract between the Council and One Housing Group

for the provision of a young person’s supported housing pathway service for

the next two years, from 1/10/2019 to 30/09/2021 be approved at a stated

total cost;

 

(2) a variation of the contract between the Council and Single Homeless

Project be approved for the provision of a vulnerable adult pathway service to

remove accommodation from this service and be varied into the contract

between the Council and Single Homeless Project for the provision of a young

person’s pathway service enabling the Council to provide an additional 10

beds to increase provision of 24 hour waking night placements and

emergency bed space provision for young people with the variation not

reducing the cost of the contract for the provision of the vulnerable adult

pathway service for the reasons set out;

 

(3) an increase in funding be approved of the contract between the Council

and Single Homeless Project for the provision of a Young Persons Pathway

Service of a stated figure per annum to expand the capacity of the young

person’s pathway and increase the amount of 24 hour waking night cover and

emergency bed space provision in the young person’s pathway.

 

(4) the total additional cost across the 3 years plus an optional two year

extension of up to a stated figure be approved.

 

The meeting closed at 7.23pm