Council decisions

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Decisions published

08/02/2017 - Write-Off of Sundry Income Debts Under £5,000 – Adult Social Care ref: 6533    Recommendations Approved

 

 

This report details the decision of the Chief Executive to write-off of individual sundry income debts within Adult Social Care of less than £5,000.00, which are uncollectable for reasons provided in this report, with a total write off sum of £451,157.89.

 

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 24/02/2017

Effective from: 08/02/2017


06/02/2017 - ETZ Chaim School - Zebra Crossing, Daws Lane, NW7 ref: 6532    Recommendations Approved

There is a proposal for a zebra crossing and associated pedestrian improvements for outside ETZ Chaim School, Daws Lane, NW7.  Statutory consultation has been undertaken and this report summaries the objections received to the proposal and determines whether the proposals should be introduced or not, and if so, with or without modification. 

 

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director Environment

Decision published: 23/02/2017

Effective from: 06/02/2017

Decision:

 

 

 

That having considered the objections received to the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in this report, that the Commissioning Director for Environment should implement the Zebra Crossing outside ETZ Chaim School, Daws Lane, NW7 as per the original proposal in Drawing number No. BC000874_29-100-01_S106 ETZ Chaim School_General Arrangement_Rev1

 

 

Wards affected: Mill Hill;


10/02/2017 - Dollis Valley Estate Advance Acquisitions ref: 6529    Recommendations Approved

 

 

This report is to authorise the preparation of a final contract of sale and the release of funds for the completion of an advance acquisition of a residential leasehold property on the Dollis Valley Estate. The property is located in Phase 3 of the Dollis Valley Scheme, where properties are subject to the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) dated 29th July 2014. The leaseholders have opted to sell their interest back to the council ahead of the scheduled date for vacant possession of the property. Following acquisition the property will be used as temporary accommodation by the Council until it is required for development.

 

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director, Growth and Development

Decision published: 15/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

 

1.    To authorise the acquisition by the Council of a leasehold unit as identified in the separate exempt report and in accordance with the agreed terms set out therein.

 

2.    To authorise the release of funds for the completion of the purchase, and for the associated repair costs to facilitate the use of this property as temporary accommodation.

 

Wards affected: Underhill;


15/02/2017 - Award of contract for supply of Electoral Registration and Elections Management software system ref: 6528    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assurance Director

Decision published: 15/02/2017

Effective from: 15/02/2017

Decision:

This report seeks authorisation to award a three year contract to Democracy Counts Ltd for the supply, maintenance, training and support of an Electoral Registration and Elections Management software system (‘Elector8’). The contract will commence on 1 April 2017, with the option to extend the contract for one additional year subject to performance and budget.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


13/02/2017 - Submission of the completed Authority Proforma Tool (the APT) (the formula for school funding) to the DfE ref: 6527    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director, Children and Young People

Decision published: 14/02/2017

Effective from: 13/02/2017

Decision:

The report describes the detailed assumptions underpinning the proposals for allocating budgets to schools and early years providers in 2017/18.  These assumptions are reflected in the completed Authority Proforma Tool (the APT) which was submitted to the Department for Education by the deadline of 20th January 2017. The report seeks approval for the revised submission dated 13 February 2017.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


01/02/2017 - Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme - Whitefield Estate Acquisitions ref: 6526    Recommendations Approved

 

 

This report is to authorise the private treaty acquisition of the remaining residential leasehold and freehold interests within the Compulsory Purchase Order 1 (CPO1) and Compulsory Purchase Order 2 (CPO2) areas of the Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme in accordance with Heads of Terms to be agreed in respect of each property.

 

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director, Growth and Development

Decision published: 14/02/2017

Effective from: 01/02/2017

Decision:

 

 

 

1.    To approve the private treaty acquisition of those residential leasehold and freehold interests within the Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme as specified in this report and in accordance with Heads of Terms in respect of each property.

 

2.    To authorise the preparation of the contracts and relevant documentation for each acquisition and to complete the purchases of these property transactions.

 

Wards affected: Childs Hill; Golders Green; West Hendon;


09/02/2017 - Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES)- Agreement for short extension of existing service for safe transition to new single provider contract framework ref: 6518    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Commissioning Directior Adults and Health

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 09/02/2017

Decision:

 

1.            This report seeks approval by Adults and Health Commissioning Director for extension to the Integrated Community Equipment Service call-off agreement with Medequip Assistive Technology Limited for three months from 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017, at an estimated value of c£751,724 (combined CCG/LA value) through emergency waiver of Contract Procedure Rule (CPRs), under the Council’s Constitution (Contract Procedure Rules, Section 15) stating that Directors, Assistant Directors, Commissioning Directors and Heads of Service may take decisions on emergency matters in consultation with the Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee, providing they report to the next available Policy and Resources Committee. This report will set out the reasons for the emergency waiver.

 

2.            The continuity of current provision for three months from 1st April 2017 is critical to enable the safe transfer from the existing provider, Medequip, to the newly procured Barnet Integrated Community Equipment Framework to Millbrook Healthcare Ltd, due to unforeseen delays in awarding the new contract by the 1st of April.  

 

3.            On the 16th December 2016, a contract award DPR (appended) authorised the approval to award the new Single Supplier Integrated Community Equipment Framework, following end of standstill period, to Millbrook Healthcare Ltd from the 1st April 2017. This report also seeks authorisation to amend the commencement and end date for the contract as stated in the award DPR from the 1st April 2017 – 30th March 2020 to the 1st July 2017 - 30th June 2020. The period of the agreement is the same namely for a period of three years, with the option to extend for an additional year (+1) to 30th June 2021.

 

4.            There is a statutory duty on Local Authorities to meet eligible social care needs and community equipment is an important way of meeting those needs and maintaining the person’s independence. It should be noted that community equipment is increasingly important in terms of facilitating a range of local authority and health objectives and strategies, as well as in making whole systems savings. For example, community equipment is important to keep service users independent and safe in the community, thus reducing demand for hospital-based services (through avoiding admissions or more timely discharge), helping avoid expensive residential care and avoiding or reducing the cost of residential care packages.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


23/01/2017 - Extension of the Later Life Planning Service Contract ref: 6515    Recommendations Approved

Committee to receive a report relating to the extension of the Later Life Planning Service.

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2017 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 23/01/2017

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the item, which related to a recommended extension of the Later Life Planning Service Contract.

 

Following consideration of the item the Chairman moved to the recommendation, which the committee unanimously agreed.  The following was therefore RESOLVED:

 

·         That the Committee approved acceptance of an extension of the contract between the Council and Age UK Barnet for the provision of a Later Life Planning service for one year from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

 


23/01/2017 - Prevention and Early Support Review: Consultation Report ref: 6516    Recommendations Approved

Committee to receive a Consultation Report on the Prevention and Early Support Review.

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2017 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 23/01/2017

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the item, which related to a consultation report on the Prevention and Early Support Review. He noted that the report had been circulated to members as a supplementary paper, and that copies had been made available for members of the public at the meeting.

 

The Chairman then invited Zoë Garbett, the Commissioning Lead (Health and Wellbeing), and Kirstie Haines, Strategic Lead (Adults Wellbeing), to provide an overview of the contents of the report, and to answer any questions from the committee.

 

Following consideration of the item the Chairman moved to the recommendations, with each recommendation taken in turn. Votes were recorded as follows:

 

Recommendation 1:

 

For

9

Against

0

Abstain

0

 

Recommendation 2:

 

For

9

Against

0

Abstain

0

 

Recommendation 3:

 

For

5

Against

4

Abstain

0

 

Recommendation 4:

 

For

9

Against

0

Abstain

0

 

The recommendations were therefore carried, and the following was therefore RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the Committee considered the findings of the consultation on the proposals for the Prevention and Early Support Contracts.

 

2.    That the Committee approved the mitigating actions as laid out in the report – at section 1 (tables 1 and 3 – 7) and 5.2.2.

 

3.    That the Committee agreed that the proposed changes, which were agreed at its November meeting subject to consultation (also detailed in section 1 of this report), have now been implemented.

 

4.    That the Committee noted that engagement with service users and their families, and other key stakeholders will be an on-going process to ensure that developments support individuals.

 


23/01/2017 - Review of procurement and mobilisation of adult social care enablement service ref: 6514    Recommendations Approved

Further to discussion at Committee at their meeting on 19 September 2016, Committee requested to receive an update report on the Enablement contract.

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2017 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 23/01/2017

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the item, which related to a review of procurement and mobilisation of the adult social care enablement service.

 

The Chairman then invited the James Mass, Assistant Director (Adults and Communities), and Jess Baines-Holmes, the Head of Care Quality, to the table to answer any questions from the committee.

 

Dawn Wakeling, Commissioning Director - Adults and Health, then provided an overview of the contents of the report

 

Following consideration of the item the Chairman moved to the recommendations. The committee indicated that they did not wish to move into private session later in the meeting to discuss the exempt part of the report. The committee then unanimously agreed the recommendation.  The following was therefore RESOLVED:

 

·         That the Committee noted the report, which set out the review of the procurement and mobilisation of the previous enablement service in Barnet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


23/01/2017 - Progress report on the Adults and Safeguarding Committee Commissioning Plan and Outcomes measures ref: 6513    Recommendations Approved

That the Committee note the progress made in 2016/17 and agree to use the information provided to help in future decision making. 

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2017 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 23/01/2017

Decision:

Councillor Paul Edwards entered the meeting, and took part in the consideration and deliberation of all remaining items.

 

The Chairman and Dawn Wakeling, Commissioning Director - Adults and Health, introduced the item, which related to a progress report on the Adults & Safeguarding Committee Commissioning Plan and Outcome measures.

 

Following consideration of the item the Chairman moved to the recommendation, which the committee unanimously agreed.  The following was therefore RESOLVED:

 

·         That the Committee noted the progress against the Adults and SafeguardingCommittee Commissioning Plan to date in 2016/17.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


09/02/2017 - Items for information ref: 6499    For Determination

Decision Maker: Schools Forum

Made at meeting: 09/02/2017 - Schools Forum

Decision published: 09/02/2017

Effective from: 09/02/2017

Decision:

CP introduced the item and drew attention to the financial report circulated. She explained that since the last Schools Forum meeting on 8th December 2016, there had been no changes to the budget.

 

The third quarter provisional monitoring position forecasts an increase in the overspend of £247k. If there is an actual overspend, this will be the first call on DSG reserves.  CP went on to explain the reasons for over and underspends shown on the table in Appendix 1 by S251 line reference.

CP said there were no calls on contingency anticipated,  there was a reduction in net movement in OOB provision, additional bulge classes had resulted in an overspend, there had been a reduction in spend due to Oak Lodge’s academy conversion, increased expenditure for EYVF, but there was a small underspend that was less than Q2 projections. There has been a reduction in grant income.

 

The reserve position was £5m at the beginning of the year and there will be a drawdown of approximately £1.3m.

 

SV asked if there were any changes to the FEE2 eligibility criteria.

KP replied that EYVF was an additional type of funding, separate to FEE2, for children on a social care plan. They will now receive funding for a fixed period of time, usually 12 weeks rather than ongoing funding, at which point a progress review takes place.


02/02/2017 - Monthly List of Summary DPRs - January 2017 ref: 6511    For Determination

This is a list of decisions taken under delegated powers in the month of January  2017.

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director, Children and Young People

Decision published: 07/02/2017

Effective from: 02/02/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);


07/02/2017 - Regents Park Road Island Objections ref: 6508    Recommendations Approved

There is a proposal for a pedestrian island and associated pedestrian improvements for Regents Park Road.  Statutory consultation has been undertaken and this report summaries the objections received to the proposal and determines whether the proposals should be introduced or not, and if so, with or without modification. 

 

Decision Maker: Commissioning Director Environment

Decision published: 07/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Wards affected: Finchley Church End;


03/01/2017 - Planning Performance Agreement - Diocese of London Site, Grahame Park Estate ref: 6507    Recommendations Approved

This report approves a Planning Performance Agreement between the Council and the Diocese of London for the provision of a dedicated planning resource to facilitate the preparation and delivery of a project programme for pre-application advice that will then inform the emerging planning application to be developed and subsequently submitted by the Diocese of London in respect of the land known as St Augustine’s Church (Plot 10C) Grahame Park Estate, London NW9 (“the Site”).

 

Decision Maker: Interim Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/02/2017

Effective from: 03/01/2017

Wards affected: Colindale;


24/01/2017 - Authorise the award of contract to Your Family Matters (Advantage Business Centre) to deliver Family group Conferences ref: 6497    Recommendations Approved

Barnet Family Services works on the principle that children are best looked after within their families where this is safe and possible. In addition, it is clear that families are able to make the best decisions and plans about their children if they have all the information they need.

 

This report seeks approval to award a single contract for the provision of Family Group Conferences (FGCs), to families with children aged 0-25 years, to Your Family Matters (Advantage Business Centre) for a 1 year period, with the option to extend for 1 +1 years subject to performance and budget. 

 

The contract will be commencing from 1 April 2017.  The value of the contract for one year is £75,000.  The value of the extension periods is £150,000.  Therefore the total contract value including extension periods is £225,000.  There is also an option to spot purchase depending on  demand over the contract life time

 

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Early Intervention & Prevention Family Services

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 24/01/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);