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368.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None were made.

Minutes:

None were made.

369.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on September 16 2020 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

370.

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

Decision:

None were raised.

Minutes:

No matters were raised.

371.

Children & Young People Select Committee comments on children in temporary accommodation pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Paul Bell welcomed the Select Committee’Hs referral, noting it had

been finalised in February meaning a number of details were out of date. He

stated there was a housing crisis of the Government’s making and he was

appalled that families were being forced into temporary accommodation. He

believed necessary funds and political will were required to solve the problem.

 

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

recommendations of the Committee as set out in Appendix A and

 

RESOLVED that the Executive Director for Children & Young People be

asked to provide a response to the review’s recommendations and how they

will be actioned.

372.

Healthier Communities Select Committee local test and trace referral pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Decision:

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

Healthier Communities Select Committee, Councillor John Muldoon, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the views of the committee as set out in

section four be received and the Executive Director for Community Services

be asked to prepare a response for Mayoral consideration.

Minutes:

The referral was presented by the Chair of the Healthier Communities Select

Committee, Councillor John Muldoon, who reflected that the recent failings of

Test and Trace highlighted since the last meeting of the Select Committee

had yet to be exposed. He called on a locally based and fully funded Test and

Trace service to be embedded in the Council.

 

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

Healthier Communities Select Committee, Councillor John Muldoon, the

Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the views of the committee as set out in section four be

received and the Executive Director for Community Services be asked to

prepare a response for Mayoral consideration.

373.

Public Accounts Select Committee commercialisation and culture change review pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

the Public Accounts Select Commitee, Councillor Pat Codd,  the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s recommendations (as set out at

appendix A) be received and that the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources be asked to provide a response.

 

Minutes:

The review was presented by the Chair of the Public Accounts Select

Committee, Councillor Pat Codd, who urged the Council to adopt a more

commercial attitude.

 

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

the Public Accounts Select Commitee, Councillor Pat Codd, the Mayor and

Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the Committee’s recommendations (as set out at

appendix A) be received and that the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources be asked to provide a response.

 

374.

Comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee on financial stabilisation pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Decision:

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

the Public Accounts Select Commitee,Councillor Pat Codd,  the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s recommendations (as set out at

appendix A) be received and that the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources be asked to provide a response.

Minutes:

The review was presented by the Chair of the Public Accounts Select

Committee, Councillor Pat Codd, who observed the Council would be forced

to make further drastic cuts after enduring 10 years of austerity already.

 

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

the Public Accounts Select Commitee, Councillor Pat Codd, the Mayor and

Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the Committee’s recommendations (as set out at

appendix A) be received and that the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources be asked to provide a response.

375.

Financial Stabilisation pdf icon PDF 208 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 current in-year financial challenges of the Covid-19 impact of £60m

with a funding gap of up to £20m and service overspending of £17m faced by

the Council and the management actions being taken to mitigate these be

noted;

 

(2) the 2021/22 to 2024/25 Medium Term Financial Strategy and approach

being taken to identify cuts proposals to meet the estimated budget gap of at

least £40m be noted; and

 

(3) the timetable for bringing forward cuts proposals and building the 2021/22

budget to Council in February 2021 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:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the current in-year financial challenges of the Covid-19 impact of £60m

with a funding gap of up to £20m and service overspending of £17m faced by

the Council and the management actions being taken to mitigate these be

noted;

 

(2) the 2021/22 to 2024/25 Medium Term Financial Strategy and approach

being taken to identify cuts proposals to meet the estimated budget gap of at

least £40m be noted; and

 

(3) the timetable for bringing forward cuts proposals and building the 2021/22

budget to Council in February 2021 be noted.

376.

Apprenticeship Training Provision pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

presentation by the Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet agreedthat an award to

WhiteHat Group Ltd to deliver 3 cohorts of apprenticeship training starting in

autumn 2020 over a period of 18 months at a total value of £510,000, be

approved.

Minutes:

The report was Councillor Joe Dromey who said the proposals would

complete a key manifesto commitment by creating 100 apprenticeships in 100

days paid at a fair rate. He paid tribute to officers who had contributed to the

initiative, including Charlotte Rowley who had recently given birth to a son.

 

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

presentation by jobshare Cabinet Member for Culture, Jobs and Skills,

Councillor Joe Dromey, for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of

9-0:

 

RESOLVED that: the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that an award to

WhiteHat Group Ltd to deliver 3 cohorts of apprenticeship training starting in

autumn 2020 over a period of 18 months at a total value of £510,000, be

approved.

377.

School Meal Provision pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that: 

 

(1) the procurement of a school catering contract for a period of 4 years with

an option to extend for up to an additional period of 2 years be approved; the

contract having a maximum value of £48 Million over the 6 year period; and

 

(2) the procurement of a schools kitchen maintenance contract for a period of

4 years with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years be approved;

the contract would having a maximum value of £1.44 Million over the 6 year

period.

Minutes:

In introducing the report Councillor Chris Barnham acknowledged there was

insufficient support for the proposed new model and the Council had been left

with only two realistic choices. The preferred option was a new centrally co-

ordinated contract.

 

Officers confirmed a company run sick scheme could be included in the

specification when the tender was drawn up.

 

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

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

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

from the options available and by a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that: 

 

(1) the procurement of a school catering contract for a period of 4 years with

an option to extend for up to an additional period of 2 years be approved; the

contract having a maximum value of £48 Million over the 6 year period; and

 

(2) the procurement of a schools kitchen maintenance contract for a period of

4 years with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years be approved;

the contract would having a maximum value of £1.44 Million over the 6 year

period.

378.

Greenvale School Expansion Project pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that: 

 

(1) the award of the construction phase contract for the Greenvale School

Expansion project be made to Geoffrey Osborne Limited;

 

(2) the construction budget set out in Part 2 of this item be approved;

 

(3) authority be delegated to negotiate final contract terms within the

parameters set out to the Executive Director for Children and Young People.

 

Minutes:

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

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

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

a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that: 

 

(1) the award of the construction phase contract for the Greenvale School

Expansion project be made to Geoffrey Osborne Limited;

 

(2) the construction budget set out in Part 2 of this item be approved;

 

(3) authority be delegated to negotiate final contract terms within the

parameters set out to the Executive Director for Children and Young People.

 

379.

Leisure Management Arrangements pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

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

the report and by a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that the terms for the ending of the current Leisure Management

Agreement (“LMA”) with Fusion Lifestyle Ltd as set out in the Part 2 report be

approved.

380.

Article 4 Direction in Deptford High Street Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

agreed that:

 

(1) the omission in the previous appendices, consultation material and

appendices be noted, and

 

(2) the previous authorisation to make a non-immediate Article 4 Direction in

Deptford High Street and St Paul’s Church Conservation Area, that includes

the class of permitted development that includes alterations to windows

(Class A The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling

house), be reconfirmed.

 

Minutes:

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

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

for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that: 

 

(1) the omission in the previous appendices, consultation material and

appendices be noted, and

 

(2) the previous authorisation to make a non-immediate Article 4 Direction in

Deptford High Street and St Paul’s Church Conservation Area, that includes

the class of permitted development that includes alterations to windows

(Class A The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling

house), be reconfirmed.

 

381.

Response to Questions raised by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the responses from officers be received and

that they be submitted to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

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

Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the responses from officers be received and that they be

submitted to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

382.

Exclusion of the 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

 

16        Approval for award of apprenticeship training contract part 2

17.       Greenvale School Expansion Project

18.       Leisure Management Arrangements

383.

Approval for award of apprenticeship training contract part 2

Decision:

Decision reached in the open agenda.

Minutes:

All decisions relating to this item were reached in the open part of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED that the supplementary information be noted.

384.

Greenvale School Expansion Project

Decision:

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

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

Chris Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that a stated construction

budget be approved, which includes an initial maximum contract value and a

contingency figure.

Minutes:

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

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

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

and by a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that a stated construction budget be approved, which includes an

initial maximum contract value and a contingency figure.

385.

Leisure Management Arrangements

Decision:

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

presentation by the Mayor, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the terms for

the ending of the current Leisure Management Agreement (“LMA”) with

Fusion Lifestyle Ltd as set out in the Part 2 report be approved.

Minutes:

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

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

the report and by a vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that the terms for the ending of the current Leisure Management

Agreement (“LMA”) with Fusion Lifestyle Ltd as set out in the Part 2 report be

approved.

 

The meeting closed at 6.52pm.