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261.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were declared.

262.

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

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

No matters were raised.

263.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - requests for further information pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Decision:

Mayor and Cabinet noted the officer report and asked officers to prepare a

response for future consideration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the officer report be noted and officers be asked to prepare a

response for future consideration.

264.

Comments of the Housing Select Committee on overcrowding in Lewisham pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Decision:

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

Housing Select Committee, Councillor Stephen Penfold, the Mayor and

Cabinet asked officers to prepare a response for future consideration.

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Penfold who laid out the work

undertaken by the Housing Select Committee on overcrowding.

 

In response Councillor Paul Bell said he valued the work done by the Select

Committee but advised that homelessness issues needed to be addressed

before significant action could be taken on overcrowding.

 

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

Housing Select Committee, Councillor Stephen Penfold, the Mayor and

Cabinet

 

RESOLVED that officers be asked to prepare a response for future

consideration.

265.

Housing Select Committee in-depth review of
resident engagement in housing development:
final recommendations and summary of evidence
pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Housing Select Committee, Councillor Stephen Penfold, the Mayor and

Cabinet asked officers to prepare a response for future consideration.

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Penfold who explained the scope of a

review which had taken place on resident engagement in housing

developments.

 

The Mayor thanked him for his contribution and spelled out his continuing

commitment to resident engagement.

 

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

Housing Select Committee, Councillor Stephen Penfold, the Mayor and

Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that officers be asked to prepare a response for future

consideration.

266.

Budget 2020/21 Update pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

Cabinet resolved that:

 

(1) the changes to the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital programme be noted and

Council be recommended to approve the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital

Programme of £559.5m, as set out in section 5 and attached at Appendix A;

 

(2) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2020/21 of

£1,314.37 for the Council’s element being an increase of 3.99% (including a

social care precept of 2%), based on a General Fund Budget Requirement of £248.714m for 2020/21;

 

(3) Council be asked to note the Greater London Authority (GLA) precept

being increased by £11.56 to £332.07 (Band D equivalent), a 3.6% increase

from its 2019/20 level;

 

(4) Council be asked to approve an overall total Band D Council Tax for

2020/21 of £1,646.44, a 3.91% increase, to include the GLA precept;

 

(5) Council be recommended to approve on 26 February 2020, the statutory

calculation of the Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2020/21, attached at

Appendix B;

 

(6) Council be recommended to approve on 26 February 2020, the motion on

the budget, attached at Appendix C, including any modifications made to the

proposals published in the 2020/21 Budget Report;

 

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

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

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

Council;

 

(8) the final settlement figure for 2020/21 announced on 06 February and

confirmed as £123,149,204 be noted;

 

(9) there was one response from Business Rate payers to the consultation on

the draft Budget which took place from 15 January 2020 to 4 February 2020

with further information provided in section 5;

 

(10) the revised 2020/21 to 2022/23 prudential borrowing numbers as laid out

in tables six to nine be noted ; and

 

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

Appendix E be received.

Minutes:

The Acting Chief Finance Officer confimed that there were sufficient

operational reserves available to the Council which would allow him to sign a

Section 25 Statement.

 

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

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

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the changes to the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital programme be noted and

Council be recommended to approve the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital

Programme of £559.5m, as set out in section 5 and attached at Appendix A;

 

(2) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2020/21 of

£1,314.37 for the Council’s element being an increase of 3.99% (including a

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

£248.714m for 2020/21;

 

(3) Council be asked to note the Greater London Authority (GLA) precept

being increased by £11.56 to £332.07 (Band D equivalent), a 3.6% increase

from its 2019/20 level;

 

(4) Council be asked to approve an overall total Band D Council Tax for

2020/21 of £1,646.44, a 3.91% increase, to include the GLA precept;

 

(5) Council be recommended to approve on 26 February 2020, the statutory

calculation of the Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2020/21, attached at

Appendix B;

 

(6) Council be recommended to approve on 26 February 2020, the motion on

the budget, attached at Appendix C, including any modifications made to the

proposals published in the 2020/21 Budget Report;

 

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

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

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

Council;

 

(8) the final settlement figure for 2020/21 announced on 06 February and

confirmed as £123,149,204 be noted;

 

(9) there was one response from Business Rate payers to the consultation on

the draft Budget which took place from 15 January 2020 to 4 February 2020

with further information provided in section 5;

 

(10) the revised 2020/21 to 2022/23 prudential borrowing numbers as laid out

in tables six to nine be noted ; and

 

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

Appendix E be received.

267.

Update on Community Wealth Building and the Inclusive Growth & Innovation Strategy. pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

jobshare Cabinet Member for Culture, Jobs & Skills, Councillor Joe Dromey,

the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the work undertaken to date to consider alternative forms of community

wealth building and the positive conclusion and findings presented by CLES

for further development be noted; and

 

(2) further consideration and refinement of this form part of the development

and delivery of the Council’s Inclusive Growth & Innovation Strategy be

approved.

Minutes:

The Mayor voiced his thanks to the officers and members who had

contributed to the development of the strategy.  He believed it was a very

significant area involving close partnership working which would continue in

the future.

 

Having considered an officer report, and presentations by the Cabinet

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

jobshare Cabinet Member for Culture, Jobs & Skills, Councillor Joe Dromey,

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the work undertaken to date to consider alternative forms of community

wealth building and the positive conclusion and findings presented by CLES

for further development be noted; and

 

(2) further consideration and refinement of this form part of the development

and delivery of the Council’s Inclusive Growth & Innovation Strategy be

approved.

268.

Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Admissions arrangements for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 76 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 be approved

           

(2) the Published Admissions Number (PAN) for each community mainstream

school in the borough as detailed in Appendix H including the reductions to

the PAN for Adamsrill and Forster Park Primary schools be approved; and

 

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

transfer and a local scheme for in year admissions as detailed in Appendix I

be approved.

 

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 be approved

           

(2) the Published Admissions Number (PAN) for each community mainstream

school in the borough as detailed in Appendix H including the reductions to

the PAN for Adamsrill and Forster Park Primary schools be approved; and

 

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

transfer and a local scheme for in year admissions as detailed in Appendix I

be approved.

 

269.

Integration with the NHS: approval of participation in NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group's Lewisham Borough Based Board pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Mayor confirmed the Health and Well Being Board would remain

unchanged if the proposals were agreed.

 

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

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

a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the proposed arrangements for the Council’s involvement in the Lewisham

Borough Based Board of the proposed NHS South East London Clinical

Commissioning Group be noted;

 

(2) participation in the NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning

Group’s Borough Based Board on the basis substantially as set out in the

Board’s draft Terms of Reference (Annex 1), be approved, providing that if

changes are made to the Terms of Reference the Chief Executive is satisfied

that the changes have no negative impact on the Council; and

 

(3) further updates be received on joint work with the proposed NHS South

East London Clinical Commissioning Group as required.

270.

Response to the Sustainable Development Select Committee comments on the priorities for the Borough Wide Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) fund pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Decision:

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

comments made by the Sustainable Development Select Committee be noted

and a full report on the priorities for the Borough Wide Neighbourhood

Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) fund be received on 11 March 2020.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the comments made by the Sustainable Development Select

Committee be noted and a full report on the priorities for the Borough Wide

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) fund be received on 11

March 2020.

271.

State of the Highways Infrastructure - an update on the Highways Asset Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

Mayor and Cabinet approved the Highways Asset Management Strategy.

 

Minutes:

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

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

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

 

RESOLVED that the Highways Asset Management Strategy be approved.

 

272.

Community Energy Fund Grant Award Report pdf icon PDF 66 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

 

(1) the grants listed below be awarded for the financial year 2019/20.

 

Organisation

Recommended grant

Beecroft School

£15,000

Rathfern School

£15,000

Retrofit Action for Tomorrow

£14,500

Sydenham Gardens

£15,000

Dalmain School

£14,971.35

 

(2) the six grants below £10,000 awarded to the organisations listed below be

noted.

           

Organisation

Recommended grant

Deptford Park Play Club

£1,500 (final amount TBC)

2000 Community Action Centre

£1,500

Climate Action Lewisham

£1,895

Evelyn TRA - LH

£1,500

Kilmorie - SELCE

£3,000

John Bull - SELCE

£6,160

 

Minutes:

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

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

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the grants listed below be awarded for the financial year 2019/20.

 

Organisation

Recommended grant

Beecroft School

£15,000

Rathfern School

£15,000

Retrofit Action for Tomorrow

£14,500

Sydenham Gardens

£15,000

Dalmain School

£14,971.35

 

(2) the six grants below £10,000 awarded to the organisations listed below be

noted.

           

Organisation

Recommended grant

Deptford Park Play Club

£1,500 (final amount TBC)

2000 Community Action Centre

£1,500

Climate Action Lewisham

£1,895

Evelyn TRA - LH

£1,500

Kilmorie - SELCE

£3,000

John Bull - SELCE

£6,160

 

273.

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 paragraphs [3, 4 and

5] 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

 

14  Core Revenue & Benefits IT System and associated support and

maintenance re-procurement.

15  Highways contract Strategy (2021 onwards)

16  Liquid Logic Contract Renewal

 

274.

Core Revenue & Benefits IT System and associated support and maintenance re-procurement.

Decision:

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

that a contract be awarded to Capita Business Services Ltd for a period of five

years, from 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2025, with options to extend by a

further two years for the provision of  the Advantage IT system including the

support & maintenance of the system at a stated annual cost for the Academy

system and a stated annual cost for the support and maintenance.

 

Minutes:

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

reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that a contract be awarded to Capita Business Services Ltd for a

period of five years, from 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2025, with options to

extend by a further two years for the provision of  the Advantage IT system

including the support & maintenance of the system at a stated annual cost for

the Academy system and a stated annual cost for the support and

maintenance.

275.

Highways Contract Strategy (2021 onwards)

Decision:

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

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the strategy for highway service delivery via works contracts as set out be

approved; and

 

(2) the procurement of the Highways Maintenance and Planned Works

(HMPW) contract for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for a period

of 3 years, to include footway works, to be tendered in 2020 for its

commencement in April 2021, be approved

Minutes:

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

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the strategy for highway service delivery via works contracts as set out be

approved; and

 

(2) the procurement of the Highways Maintenance and Planned Works

(HMPW) contract for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for a period

of 3 years, to include footway works, to be tendered in 2020 for its

commencement in April 2021, be approved

276.

Liquid Logic Contract Renewal

Decision:

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

that a contract be awarded to Liquidlogic for LAS for a period of 5 years (with

the option to extend for a further period of up to 2 years) at a stated annual

cost.

Minutes:

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

reasons set out in the report by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that a contract be awarded to Liquidlogic for LAS for a period of 5

years (with the option to extend for a further period of up to 2 years) at a

stated annual cost.

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.04pm