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433.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

434.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Response to the Children & Young People Select Committee - children

in temporary accommodation and 6 month update

 

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

Member for Children's Services and School Performance, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

Minutes:

Response to the Children & Young People Select Committee - children

in temporary accommodation and 6 month update

 

The report was presented by Counclllor Barnham who was joined by

Councillor Bell in thanking the Select Committee for the vital work they had

done on this issue.

 

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

Member for Children's Services and School Performance, the Mayor and

Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

435.

2021-2022 Budget Update pdf icon PDF 91 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 changes to the 2021/22 to 2023/24 Capital programme be noted and

Council be recommended to approve the 2021/22 to 2023/24 Capital

Programme of £556.3m, as set out in section 5 and Appendix A;

 

(2) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2021/22 of

£1,379.96 for the Council’s element, an increase of 4.99% (including a social

care precept of 3%), based on a General Fund Budget Requirement of

£243.100m for 2021/22;

 

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

being increased by £31.59 to £363.66 (Band D equivalent), a 9.5% increase

from its 2020/21 level;

 

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

2021/22 of £1,743.62, a 5.91% increase, to include the GLA precept;

 

(5) Council be recommended to approve on 3 March 2021, the statutory

calculation of the Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2021/22, as at

Appendix B;

 

(6) Council be recommended to approve on 3 March 2021, the motion on the

budget, as at Appendix C, including any modifications made to the proposals

published in the 2021/22 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

Executive Director for Corporate Resources to include any changes to these

in the report for Council;

 

(8) the final settlement figure for 2021/22 is being debated in parliament on 10

February and authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources to include any change to the provisional settlement of

£123,304,020 in the report for Council with any difference covered from

provisions and reserves as necessary;

 

(9) there was no response from Business Rate payers to the consultation on

the draft Budget which took place from 11 January 2021 to 1 February 2021.

With further information as provided in section 5;

 

(10) the revised 2021/22 to 2023/24 prudential borrowing numbers be noted

as laid out in tables six to eight;

 

(11) the Section 25 Statement from the Chief Finance Officer be endorsed as

attached at Appendix E;

 

(12) the work being undertaken with respect of cut proposal C-22 be noted

with a further report to return to Mayor and Cabinet;

 

(13) the Council’s application to bid for S31 grant funding of up to £3.2m from

the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme be approved; and

 

(14) Authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing,

Regeneration and Public Realm the procurement and delivery of Public

Sector Decarbonisation Scheme works in consultation with the Executive

Director for Corporate Resources for the inclusion of this within the capital

programme for 2021/22.  

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor De Ryk who confirmed that there

would be a maximum Council Tax increase of 4.99%. She added that since

the Budget had last been considered, the Council had received the welcome

news that it had made a successful application to bid for S31 grant funding of

up to £3.2m from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

 

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

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

and Cabinet, the proposals were subject to a recorded vote under the

provisions of the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment)

Regulations 2014, with the following result:

 

In favour of the recommendations – 9

 

Mayor Egan, Councillors Barnham, Bell, Best, Bonavia, Dacres, McGeevor,

De Ryk, & Slater.

 

Against the recommendations – nil

 

Abstaining on the recommendations – nil

 

RESOLVED that:

 

 (1) the changes to the 2021/22 to 2023/24 Capital programme be noted and

Council be recommended to approve the 2021/22 to 2023/24 Capital

Programme of £556.3m, as set out in section 5 and Appendix A;

 

(2) Council be recommended to approve a Band D Council Tax for 2021/22 of

£1,379.96 for the Council’s element, an increase of 4.99% (including a social

care precept of 3%), based on a General Fund Budget Requirement of

£243.100m for 2021/22;

 

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

being increased by £31.59 to £363.66 (Band D equivalent), a 9.5% increase

from its 2020/21 level;

 

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

2021/22 of £1,743.62, a 5.91% increase, to include the GLA precept;

 

(5) Council be recommended to approve on 3 March 2021, the statutory

calculation of the Budget Requirement for Lewisham for 2021/22, as at

Appendix B;

 

(6) Council be recommended to approve on 3 March 2021, the motion on the

budget, as at Appendix C, including any modifications made to the proposals

published in the 2021/22 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

Executive Director for Corporate Resources to include any changes to these

in the report for Council;

 

(8) the final settlement figure for 2021/22 is being debated in parliament on 10

February and authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Corporate

Resources to include any change to the provisional settlement of

£123,304,020 in the report for Council with any difference covered from

provisions and reserves as necessary;

 

(9) there was no response from Business Rate payers to the consultation on

the draft Budget which took place from 11 January 2021 to 1 February 2021.

With further information as provided in section 5;

 

(10) the revised 2021/22 to 2023/24 prudential borrowing numbers be noted

as laid out in tables six to eight;

 

(11) the Section 25 Statement from the Chief Finance Officer be endorsed as

attached at Appendix E;

 

(12) the work being undertaken  ...  view the full minutes text for item 435.

436.

Modern Slavery Statement 2021 pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Brenda Dacres, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the potential impact of the adoption of Lewisham’s Modern Day Slavery

and Human Trafficking Statement for 2021-2022 on current and future

arrangements, including with partners as set out be noted; and

 

(2) the Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2021-2022

be approved.

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Dacres who stated that should

worldwide ILO figures be extrapolated for Lewisham there could be up to 700

cases prevalent. The Mayor said he found this figure alarming and he urged

the public to report any behaviour they thought suspicious.

 

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

Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Brenda Dacres, the Mayor and

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the potential impact of the adoption of Lewisham’s Modern Day Slavery

and Human Trafficking Statement for 2021-2022 on current and future

arrangements, including with partners as set out be noted; and

 

(2) the Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2021-2022

be approved.

437.

Lewisham Homes for Next Steps Accommodation Programme pdf icon PDF 65 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 authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing,

Regeneration and Public Realm, in consultation with the Director of Law,

Governance & HR, to grant a lease of the Sydney Arms to Lewisham Homes

Limited should this be required and to agree the final terms of the lease and

all associated documentation.

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Bell who praised the Director of

Housing and her staff for moving so rapidly on a project which secured

accommodation for the homeless. He believed such projects were the very

ethos of the Council and displayed a core humanity.

 

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 by a vote of 9-0

 

RESOLVED that authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing,

Regeneration and Public Realm, in consultation with the Director of Law,

Governance & HR, to grant a lease of the Sydney Arms to Lewisham Homes

Limited should this be required and to agree the final terms of the lease and

all associated documentation.

438.

Lewisham Determined Admissions Arrangements pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an 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 admissions arrangements for mainstream community nursery,

primary, secondary schools and sixth forms be approved as set out in

Appendix A to G.

 

(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 Lucas Vale, Sir Francis Drake Primary schools and

Forest Hill School 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:

The report was presented by Councillor Barnham who said the Pan London

arrangements continued to operate successfully and that he was particularly

pleased to say there was growing parental confidence in Lewisham’s Primary

and Secondary offers.

 

Having considered an 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 by a

vote of 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) The admissions arrangements for mainstream community nursery,

primary, secondary schools and sixth forms be approved as set out in

Appendix A to G.

 

(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 Lucas Vale, Sir Francis Drake Primary schools and

Forest Hill School 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.

 

439.

Highways and Traffic Works Partnering Contract pdf icon PDF 66 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 agreed that:

 

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

approved;

 

(2) the current Highways Maintenance & Planned Works procurement

exercise be ceased;

 

(3) a one year extension of the current Highways Maintenance & Planned

Works, to March 2022 be approved to align the end date with the Highways

Footway works Contract (Footway works) and the Highways Resurfacing

Works Contract (Carriageway Works) at a cost of £2.8 million; and

 

(4) a new procurement of a new consolidated Highways Works Partnering

Contract be approved for a period of 8 years, with the option to extend for a

further 2 years.

 

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 9-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

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

approved;

 

(2) the current Highways Maintenance & Planned Works procurement

exercise be ceased;

 

(3) a one year extension of the current Highways Maintenance & Planned

Works, to March 2022 be approved to align the end date with the Highways

Footway works Contract (Footway works) and the Highways Resurfacing

Works Contract (Carriageway Works) at a cost of £2.8 million; and

 

(4) a new procurement of a new consolidated Highways Works Partnering

Contract be approved for a period of 8 years, with the option to extend for a

further 2 years.

 

The meeting closed at 6.29pm