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525.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

526.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on July 14 2021 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

527.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered open officer reports, and presentations by the Cabinet

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

agreed that the following responses be approved and reported to the

respective Select Committees:

 

(a) Response to Sustainable Development Select Committee - railway

children urban national park - environmental protection and neighbourhood

plans;

 

(b) Response to Housing Select Committee Housing Select Committee on

their review of resident engagement in housing.

Minutes:

Having considered open officer reports, and presentations by the Cabinet

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

 

RESOLVED that the following responses be approved and reported to the

respective Select Committees:

 

(a) Response to Sustainable Development Select Committee - railway

children urban national park - environmental protection and neighbourhood

plans;

 

(b) Response to Housing Select Committee Housing Select Committee on

their review of resident engagement in housing.

528.

NCIL ward proposals pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an open officer report, and a presentation by for Housing &

Planning, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) a top up of the existing ward based funds be made by a further £1,188,483

collected through CIL receipts during the period of April 2018 – March 2020

bringing the available funding through the ward based funds to £2,931,270;

 

(2) there be the introduction of banded funded categories for each ward with

an allocation of over £50,000;

 

(3) the additional priority addressing projects that aim to assist in Lewisham’s

Covid-19 recovery that will benefit Lewisham’s communities at a local level be

approved;

 

(4) the removal of the online longlisting phase of the original process and the

extension of the delivery timetable from up to 12 months to up to 24 months

be approved;

 

(5) support be given to potential bidders in the form of cost breakdowns for

project types suggested through consultation undertaken to date

 

(6) the delivery of the bespoke package of support for applicants as set out in

the report

 

Minutes:

Having considered an open 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 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) a top up of the existing ward based funds be made by a further £1,188,483

collected through CIL receipts during the period of April 2018 – March 2020

bringing the available funding through the ward based funds to £2,931,270;

 

(2) there be the introduction of banded funded categories for each ward with

an allocation of over £50,000;

 

(3) the additional priority addressing projects that aim to assist in Lewisham’s

Covid-19 recovery that will benefit Lewisham’s communities at a local level be

approved;

 

(4) the removal of the online longlisting phase of the original process and the

extension of the delivery timetable from up to 12 months to up to 24 months

be approved;

 

(5) support be given to potential bidders in the form of cost breakdowns for

project types suggested through consultation undertaken to date

 

(6) the delivery of the bespoke package of support for applicants as set out.

 

529.

Main Grants Programme 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1) the following priorities and processes be approved for the main grants

programme 2022-2025:

 

(2) the overarching priorities for the programme will be:          

 

a.         An economically sound future, specifically:

iii.        Advice Services and

iv.        Enabling Digital Access for All

b.         A healthy and well future

c.         A future we all have a part in

 

(3) Four Community Fundraiser posts be funded, hosted by the VCS, with the

following areas of focus:

 

           1x FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on equality and equity

including ethnicity and disabilities as protected characteristics specifically

impacted by Covid, but with an expectation that the hosting organisation

should also look at addressing other protected characteristics as part of the

brief, along with intersectionality

           1x FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on geographical cold spots

in the borough/areas of high deprivation that do not have other sources of

income such as NCIL

           .5 FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on the arts

           .5 FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on sports

 

(4) the Community Fundraiser funding be let earlier, through an Expression of

Interest/Interview process, and awards granted by late November 2021;

 

(5) significant partnership grants for advice and social prescribing be retained,

but with a more rigorous outcomes-based approach;

 

(6) partnership grants of £10,000 be established with clear, measurable and

proportionate partnership outcomes;

 

(7) the approach to achieving equity in the Main Grants programme will be to

focus grants on projects which benefit:

           communities most impacted by Covid

           people with protected characteristics – specifically age, ethnicity,

disability, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, and

           seldom heard voices

 

(8) funding Black Asian and Minority Ethnic infrastructure support that is tied

to and works alongside the Community Fundraiser with the focus of the

support being capacity building focused on collaboration, enabling

organisations to identify need, generate ideas for funding, and support to

become sustainable;

 

(9) a separate grant programme for Arts and Culture organisations be run

aligned to London Borough of Culture with the following strategic themes:

           A healthy and well future

           A greener future

           A future we all have a part in

 

(10) the art and culture funding programme funds the following activities:

 

1.         Funding a cultural anchor organisation to:

           Provide sector leadership

           Co-ordinate consortium funding bids

           Support emerging artists

           Nurture partnerships

 

2.         Funding for organisations to address barriers to cultural participation

focusing on:

           Ethnic diversity

           Disability

           Economic disadvantage

           Age (young people and older people)

 

3.         One off funding to deliver projects around key themes: 

           Increasing participation

           Addressing the climate emergency

           Celebrating diversity

           Promoting equality and fairness of opportunity

 

4.         Address inequalities in the cultural workforce through

           Bursary funding for emerging artists

           Broadway Theatre associate artists

           Employment and training programmes

           Support for cultural and creative enterprise growth

 

Minutes:

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

Member for Business and Community Wealth Building, Councillor Kim Powell,

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the following priorities and processes be approved for the main grants

programme 2022-2025:

 

(2) the overarching priorities for the programme will be:          

 

a.         An economically sound future, specifically:

iii.        Advice Services and

iv.        Enabling Digital Access for All

b.         A healthy and well future

c.         A future we all have a part in

 

(3) Four Community Fundraiser posts be funded, hosted by the VCS, with the

following areas of focus:

 

           1x FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on equality and equity

including ethnicity and disabilities as protected characteristics specifically

impacted by Covid, but with an expectation that the hosting organisation

should also look at addressing other protected characteristics as part of the

brief, along with intersectionality

           1x FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on geographical cold spots

in the borough/areas of high deprivation that do not have other sources of

income such as NCIL

           .5 FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on the arts

           .5 FTE Community Fundraiser with a focus on sports

 

(4) the Community Fundraiser funding be let earlier, through an Expression of

Interest/Interview process, and awards granted by late November 2021;

 

(5) significant partnership grants for advice and social prescribing be retained,

but with a more rigorous outcomes-based approach;

 

(6) partnership grants of £10,000 be established with clear, measurable and

proportionate partnership outcomes;

 

(7) the approach to achieving equity in the Main Grants programme will be to

focus grants on projects which benefit:

           communities most impacted by Covid

           people with protected characteristics – specifically age, ethnicity,

disability, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, and

           seldom heard voices

 

(8) funding Black Asian and Minority Ethnic infrastructure support that is tied

to and works alongside the Community Fundraiser with the focus of the

support being capacity building focused on collaboration, enabling

organisations to identify need, generate ideas for funding, and support to

become sustainable;

 

(9) a separate grant programme for Arts and Culture organisations be run

aligned to London Borough of Culture with the following strategic themes:

           A healthy and well future

           A greener future

           A future we all have a part in

 

(10) the art and culture funding programme funds the following activities:

 

1.         Funding a cultural anchor organisation to:

           Provide sector leadership

           Co-ordinate consortium funding bids

           Support emerging artists

           Nurture partnerships

 

2.         Funding for organisations to address barriers to cultural participation

focusing on:

           Ethnic diversity

           Disability

           Economic disadvantage

           Age (young people and older people)

 

3.         One off funding to deliver projects around key themes: 

           Increasing participation

           Addressing the climate emergency

           Celebrating diversity

           Promoting equality and fairness of opportunity

 

4.         Address inequalities in the cultural workforce through

           Bursary funding for emerging  ...  view the full minutes text for item 529.

530.

Cockpit Arts Deptford Redevelopment (part 1) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

presentation by the Cabinet Member for Business and Community Wealth

Building, Councillor Kim Powell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the award

be made of a grant aid agreement to Cockpit Arts for £2.3m capital funding for

the [Cockpit Arts Deptford Development ]– subject to the Council entering into

grant agreements for the £1.3m Strategic Investment Pot (SIP) and the £1m

Good Growth Fund (GGF) with Lambeth Council and Greater London

Authority respectively.

Minutes:

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

presentation by the Cabinet Member for Business and Community Wealth

Building, Councillor Kim Powell, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set

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

 

RESOLVED that the award be made of a grant aid agreement to Cockpit Arts

for £2.3m capital funding for the [Cockpit Arts Deptford Development ]–

subject to the Council entering into grant agreements for the £1.3m Strategic

Investment Pot (SIP) and the £1m Good Growth Fund (GGF) with Lambeth

Council and Greater London Authority respectively.

531.

Procurement of Lewisham Advocacy Hub pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that approval be given for the procurement of a new

Lewisham Advocacy Service for a period of 3 years with the option to extend

for up to a period of 2 years at an estimated value of £1,000,000 with an

annual contract cost of £200k per annum.

Minutes:

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

Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor

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

by a vote of 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that agreed that approval be given for the procurement of a new

Lewisham Advocacy Service for a period of 3 years with the option to extend

for up to a period of 2 years at an estimated value of £1,000,000 with an

annual contract cost of £200k per annum.

532.

Reginald Road Land Assembly (part 1) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

presentation by the Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning, Councillor Paul

Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the serving of Notices of Seeking Possession and taking possession

proceedings, where necessary, in respect of tenants in 2 -30A Reginald Road

be approved, noting the previous approval;

 

(2) the serving of Initial Demolition Notices on all remaining secure tenants

within 2 – 30A Reginald Road be approved in order to suspend the

requirement for the Council to complete right to buy applications for as long as

the Notices remain in force – noting the previous approval;

 

(3) the serving of Final Demolition Notices on all remaining secure tenants

within 2 – 30A Reginald Road be approved once the proposed demolition

date is known, in order to render all existing right to buy applications

ineffective and prevent any further right to buy applications being made–

noting the previous approval;

 

(4) the required increase in the budget required to achieve vacant possession

of 2-30A Reginald Road as set out in the Part 2 report;

 

(5) the remaining drawdown of the previously agreed Right to Buy contribution

be approved as set out in the closed report;

Minutes:

Having considered an open and a confidential 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 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the serving of Notices of Seeking Possession and taking possession

proceedings, where necessary, in respect of tenants in 2 -30A Reginald Road

be approved, noting the previous approval;

 

(2) the serving of Initial Demolition Notices on all remaining secure tenants

within 2 – 30A Reginald Road be approved in order to suspend the

requirement for the Council to complete right to buy applications for as long as

the Notices remain in force – noting the previous approval;

 

(3) the serving of Final Demolition Notices on all remaining secure tenants

within 2 – 30A Reginald Road be approved once the proposed demolition

date is known, in order to render all existing right to buy applications

ineffective and prevent any further right to buy applications being made–

noting the previous approval;

 

(4) the required increase in the budget required to achieve vacant possession

of 2-30A Reginald Road as set out in the Part 2 report;

 

(5) the remaining drawdown of the previously agreed Right to Buy contribution

be approved as set out in the closed report;

533.

Novation of Stock Transfer for Grove Park between L&Q and Phoenix pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

agreed that:

 

(1) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Children & Young

People, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing, to consider

the results of the consultation with residents once this is publicly available and

to decide whether or not the transfer of the properties in the Grove Park Stock

Transfer Agreement between L&Q and Phoenix Community Housing should

proceed;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Children & Young

People, in consultation with the Director of Law, Corporate Governance &

Elections, to agree and enter into all legal documentation in connection with

the transfer including any variations to the Transfer Agreement

Minutes:

Having considered an open 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 8-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Children & Young

People, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing, to consider

the results of the consultation with residents once this is publicly available and

to decide whether or not the transfer of the properties in the Grove Park Stock

Transfer Agreement between L&Q and Phoenix Community Housing should

proceed;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Children & Young

People, in consultation with the Director of Law, Corporate Governance &

Elections, to agree and enter into all legal documentation in connection with

the transfer including any variations to the Transfer Agreement

534.

Adult Social Care service-wide review pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an open officer report, a referral from a Select Committee,

a response to that referral and presentations by the Cabinet Member for

Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Chris Best, and the Chair of the

Healthier Communities Select Committee, Councillor John Muldoon, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) Phase 2 of the modernisation of Adult Social Care, appointing Newton

Europe Limited to help deliver transformational changes, be supported;

 

(2) the procurement of Phase 2 services (Design and Implementation) via an

award of contract using the CCS Management Consultancy Framework Three

agreement (RM3745, Lot 7) be approved at an estimated value of £4.5m;

 

(3) the award of contract to Newton Europe Limited be approved;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community Services

(on advice from the Director of Law, Governance and Elections) to take the

decision about the detailed terms of the award of contract;

 

(5) the referral from the Healthier Communities Select Committee be received;

and

 

(6) the response to the referral be reported to the Healthier Communities

Select Committee.

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Chris Best who made the case for a

major review of adult social care and the proposal to engage Newton Europe

Limited. A written referral from the Healthier Communities Select Committee

was presented by their Chair, Councillor John Muldoon. Councillor Best tabled

an immediate response for reporting to the Select Committee.

 

Having considered an open officer report, a referral from a Select Committee,

a response to that referral and presentations by the Cabinet Member for

Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Chris Best, and the Chair of the

Healthier Communities Select Committee, Councillor John Muldoon, the

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) Phase 2 of the modernisation of Adult Social Care, appointing Newton

Europe Limited to help deliver transformational changes, be supported;

 

(2) the procurement of Phase 2 services (Design and Implementation) via an

award of contract using the CCS Management Consultancy Framework Three

agreement (RM3745, Lot 7) be approved at an estimated value of £4.5m;

 

(3) the award of contract to Newton Europe Limited be approved;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community Services

(on advice from the Director of Law, Governance and Elections) to take the

decision about the detailed terms of the award of contract;

 

(5) the referral from the Healthier Communities Select Committee be received;

and

 

(6) the response to the referral be reported to the Healthier Communities

Select Committee.

 

535.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Decision:

Item not required.

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

 

12        Cockpit Arts Deptford Redevelopment

 

13        Reginald Road Land Assembly

536.

Cockpit Arts Deptford Redevelopment (part 2)

Decision:

Item considered in conjunction with the open report on the same item.

Minutes:

This report was considered in conjunction with the open report on the same

item.

537.

Reginald Road Land Assembly (part 2)

Minutes:

This report was considered in conjunction with the open report on the same

item.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.46pm