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184.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

185.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of October 30 2019 be confirmed

and signed as a correct record.

186.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

OSBP Call-in - Recommissioning of Building Based Day Services for Older

Adults

 

Having considered the original officer report and attached decisions, and

presentations by Councillors Muldoon, Campbell and Howard and Mr Arthur

Torrington and then a response by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best,

the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the decisions taken on October 30 be

confirmed.

 

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

Sustainable Development Select Committee, Councillor Liam Curran the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s comments as set out be

noted and the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment

be asked to provide a response.

 

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on

protecting Lewisham’s pubs

 

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

Sustainable Development Select Committee, Councillor Liam Curran the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s comments as set out be

noted and the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment

be asked to provide a response.

 

Comments of the Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee on Food Poverty

 

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

Stronger Communities Select Committee, Councillor Juliet Campbell the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s comments as set out be

noted and the Executive Director for Community Services be asked to provide

a response.

 

Minutes:

OSBP Call-in - Recommissioning of Building Based Day Services for Older

Adults

 

The call-in agreed by the Overview & Scrutiny Business Panel was jointly presented by Councillors Juliet Campbell and Johm Muldoon.

 

Councillor Muldoon began by clarifying procedural and protocol issues which

demonstrated that subsequent to the withdrawal of the Day Services item at

the October 10 Mayor & Cabinet meeting it had been lawfully relisted for the

November 20 meeting. Subsequently however it had appeared for

determination at the October 30 meeting under the terms of an applicable

urgency procedure which obviated the usual requirement of 28 days notice in

the Key Decision Plan. Councillor Muldoon concluded that it was important for

the effective exercise of the Scrutiny function to rely upon the Key Decision

Plan and he asked that the decision should be deferred for a short time.

 

Councillor Campbell spoke about the importance of the Calabash Centre in

reducing inequalities and she urged wider consultation with the Afro-

Caribbean community in Lewisham. She recognised the Budget constraints

 within which the Council operated but concluded that such was the

importance of the Centre to the Afro-Caribbean community that any dilution

should be avoided pending a wider consultation to agree a way forward.

 

The Mayor exercised his discretion to allow two further speakers to speak in

support of the call-in.

 

Firstly, Councillor Coral Howard recalled that she had already spoken at

Mayor & Cabinet and at Business Panel but now wished to enter a plea for a

wider perspective to be taken given the seemingly inexorable growth of the

BAME population in Lewisham which she predicted would be the majority

population by 2028. She asked that given the financial imperatives behind the

proposals it would be prudent to wait until after the forthcoming General

election when more funds might be available.

 

Secondly, Mr Arthur Torrington outlined the historic links of the Afro-

Caribbean community to Britain which stretched back to 1609 and had

continued until the present day with the Windrush generation. He concluded

that a dedicated centre to the Afro-Caribbean community was a vital

necessity.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, responded to the call-in. She

pointed out the majority of the users of the Calabash Centre would still be

BAME residents and that the ttwo centres which were being discontinued had

BAME users. She confirmed there was no threat to any existing users of the

Calabash Centre and that the revised EIA fully complied with the legal

framework and that all required consultation had taken place. She asked the

Cabinet to reconfirm its original decisions.

 

The Mayor thanked everyone who had made a contribution to the debate. He

noted the agreed call-in text did not ask Cabinet to change its decision but

rather asked for more time so that Scrutiny could examine additional

submissions. After careful consideration the Mayor had concluded it was not

in the interests of anyone for the uncertainty surrounding the day care service

to continue any longer than absolutely necessary. The Mayor pointed out the

unrelenting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 186.

187.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Decision:

Noted

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

188.

Ladywell Playtower Restoration pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report, and a

presentation by Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the changes of use from the original proposal outlined in section 7 be

noted;

 

(2) the survey findings which have led to a significant restoration cost uplift as

outlined be noted;

 

(3) the feedback from Lewisham Design Panel and Historic England on the

current proposal be noted;

 

(4) having considered both the open and closed parts of this item, the

changes from the original Guildmore proposal outlined in section 7 be

approved; and

 

(5) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

& Environment to agree any further changes that are required to achieve the

restoration of the Playtower .

 

Minutes:

The Mayor presented the report looking forward to a restored Playtower as an

exciting new community facility with a new Curzon cinema, café and

community space. He was pleased to report officers had worked with Curzon

and the developer Guildmore to accelerate the process and agree a way

forward. The financial details of the restoration were considered by the

Cabinet in the confidential part of the meeting.

 

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report, and a

presentation by Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the

reports by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the changes of use from the original proposal outlined in section 7 be

noted;

 

(2) the survey findings which have led to a significant restoration cost uplift as

outlined be noted;

 

(3) the feedback from Lewisham Design Panel and Historic England on the

current proposal be noted;

 

(4) having considered both the open and closed parts of this item, the

changes from the original Guildmore proposal outlined in section 7 be

approved; and

 

(5) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

& Environment to agree any further changes that are required to achieve the

restoration of the Playtower .

189.

Retention of Right to Buy Receipts 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) the proposal to enable the transfer of Right to Buy Receipts to the GLA as

and when appropriate and necessary be approved;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Environment to agree the terms of and enter into contract with the GLA to

enable the funds to be transferred; and

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Environment to agree the terms of and enter into subsequent grant

agreements with the GLA to drawn down the receipts for agreed schemes.

 

Minutes:

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 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the proposal to enable the transfer of Right to Buy Receipts to the GLA as

and when appropriate and necessary be approved;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Environment to agree the terms of and enter into contract with the GLA to

enable the funds to be transferred; and

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Environment to agree the terms of and enter into subsequent grant

agreements with the GLA to drawn down the receipts for agreed schemes.

 

190.

Response to Sustainable Development Select Committee Home Energy pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor,

the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the proposed actions and response set

out in section 5 be approved and reported to the Sustainable Development

Select Committee.

Minutes:

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

Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor,

the Mayor and Cabinet by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that the proposed actions and response set out in section 5 be

approved and reported to the Sustainable Development Select Committee.

191.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 26 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

 

9. Award of Contract  Shared Care Adult substance misuse services

10. The Future Delivery of School Meals

11. Ladywell Playtower Restoration Part 2

12. Early Help Support Services Review and Permission

192.

Award of Contract Shared Care Adult substance misuse 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 Humankind Charity be appointed to deliver the Shared Care (Tier 3)

Service for Adults Alcohol and Substance Misuse. The contract will be for an

initial period of 3 years wef 1st April 2020, with an option to extend for a

further 1 + 1 years up to a stated maximum contract value over a full 5 year

period. 

 

(2) the stated annual contract value which is within the currently allocated

Public Health Grant funding for the 2020-21 financial year be approved.

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 Humankind Charity be appointed to deliver the Shared Care (Tier 3)

Service for Adults Alcohol and Substance Misuse. The contract will be for an

initial period of 3 years wef 1st April 2020, with an option to extend for a

further 1 + 1 years up to a stated maximum contract value over a full 5 year

period. 

 

(2) the stated annual contract value which is within the currently allocated

Public Health Grant funding for the 2020-21 financial year be approved.

193.

The Future Delivery of School Meals

Decision:

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

Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the delivery of school meals be insourced in line with the model described

for September 2020 subject to sufficient numbers of schools signing up to the

model;

 

(2) the delivery of kitchen planned preventative maintenance and responsive

repairs be insourced for September 2020 subject to sufficient numbers of

school signing up to the catering model;

 

(3) the current catering contract be extended on the existing terms and

conditions with Chartwells for 3 months until July 2020 at a stated maximum

cost in order to allow time for the insource model to be

implemented and mobilisation to take place over the summer holidays;

 

(4) the current kitchen maintenance contact b extended on the existing terms

and conditions with Thermoserv for 3 months until July 2020 at a stated

maximum cost in order to allow time for the insource model to be

implemented and mobilisation to take place over the summer holidays.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential 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 delivery of school meals be insourced in line with the model described

for September 2020 subject to sufficient numbers of schools signing up to the

model;

 

(2) the delivery of kitchen planned preventative maintenance and responsive

repairs be insourced for September 2020 subject to sufficient numbers of

school signing up to the catering model;

 

(3) the current catering contract be extended on the existing terms and

conditions with Chartwells for 3 months until July 2020 at a stated maximum

cost in order to allow time for the insource model to be

implemented and mobilisation to take place over the summer holidays;

 

(4) the current kitchen maintenance contact b extended on the existing terms

and conditions with Thermoserv for 3 months until July 2020 at a stated

maximum cost in order to allow time for the insource model to be

implemented and mobilisation to take place over the summer holidays.

194.

Ladywell Playtower Part 2

Decision:

This was considered in conjunction with the Part 1 report on the same subject.

Minutes:

This item was considered in conjunction with the Part 1 report on the same

subject.

195.

Early Help Support Services Review and Permission

Decision:

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

Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) there be an extension of the contract for Family Support delivered by Core

Assets Group Ltd for a period of 12 month, from 01/04/2020 to 31/03/21 at a

stated cost;

 

(2) there be an extension of the three contracts for Lewisham Children and Family Centres for a period of 12 months from 01/04/2020 until 31/03/2021 delivered by:

           Early Years Alliance at a stated maximum cost;

           Downderry School at a stated cost and

           Kelvin Grove School and Eliot Bank School at a stated cost

 

(3) there be an extension of the contract for the Young People’s Health and

Wellbeing Service delivered by Compass for a period of 12 months, from

01/04/2020 to 31/03/2021 at a total stated maximum cost with the LBL

contribution being fixed at a stated sum. Should Lewisham CCG confirm additional funding is available to the service following their budget setting process this will be at a stated maximum figure, bringing the total contract value to a stated adjusted figure;

 

(4) the extension of the current contract for Health Visiting delivered by

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust be approved for a period of 2 years

months, from 01/04/2020 to 31/03/2022 at a stated total maximum cost 

recognising that there is a proposal of a cut of £154,058 to the Health Visiting

budget for 20/21. And should this proposed cut be agreed, the value of the extension would be an amended total figure; and

 

(5) the extension of the contract between the Council and Lewisham and

Greenwich NHS Trust be approved for two years from 1st April 2020 until 31st

March 2022 for the provision of the School Health Service at a stated total

contract value over the two year extension period; and

 

(6) the variation to the contract between the Council and Lewisham and

Greenwich NHS Trust for the provision of Health Visiting to include the

provision of the School Health Service for two years from 1st April 2020 until

31st March 2022 be approved a total stated value of the variation over the two

year period.

Minutes:

This report was accepted as late and urgent because of late clarification of a

number of key aspects of the report and is urgent because the contracts run

out at the end of March 2020 and the organisations require notice to retain

staff and continue to provide services.  

 

Having considered a confidential 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) there be an extension of the contract for Family Support delivered by Core

Assets Group Ltd for a period of 12 month, from 01/04/2020 to 31/03/21 at a

stated cost;

 

(2) there be an extension of the three contracts for Lewisham Children and

Family Centres for a period of 12 months from 01/04/2020 until 31/03/2021

delivered by:

           Early Years Alliance at a stated maximum cost;

           Downderry School at a stated cost and

           Kelvin Grove School and Eliot Bank School at a stated cost

 

(3) there be an extension of the contract for the Young People’s Health and

Wellbeing Service delivered by Compass for a period of 12 months, from

01/04/2020 to 31/03/2021 at a total stated maximum cost with the LBL

contribution being fixed at a stated sum. Should Lewisham CCG confirm

additional funding is available to the service following their budget setting

process this will be at a stated maximum figure, bringing the total contract

value to a stated adjusted figure;

 

(4) the extension of the current contract for Health Visiting delivered by

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust be approved for a period of 2 years

months, from 01/04/2020 to 31/03/2022 at a stated total maximum cost 

recognising that there is a proposal of a cut of £154,058 to the Health Visiting

budget for 20/21. And should this proposed cut be agreed, the value of the

extension would be an amended total figure; and

 

(5) the extension of the contract between the Council and Lewisham and

Greenwich NHS Trust be approved for two years from 1st April 2020 until 31st

March 2022 for the provision of the School Health Service at a stated total

contract value over the two year extension period; and

 

(6) the variation to the contract between the Council and Lewisham and

Greenwich NHS Trust for the provision of Health Visiting to include the

provision of the School Health Service for two years from 1st April 2020 until

31st March 2022 be approved a total stated value of the variation over the two

year period.

 

The meeting closed at 7.35pm