Decisions

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Decisions published

21/07/2021 - Appointment of consultants to develop the City Centre Development & Delivery Plan ref: 1093    Recommendations Approved

The Council is seeking to appoint to multi-disciplinary design team to develop an Integrated City Centre Development

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 22/07/2021

Effective from: 21/07/2021

Decision:

To enter into contract with our Strategic Partner Arcadis to develop a City Centre Development and Delivery Plan in accordance with Cabinet Approval secured on 14th July 2020 and 22nd June 2021.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


19/07/2021 - Temple Island – Strategic Partner Mobilisation ref: 1092    Recommendations Approved

BCC have competitively tendered rates with the Strategic Partner and have secured the resource needed from the Partnership.

Decision Maker: Director: Economy of Place

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/07/2021

Decision:

Temple Island – Strategic Partner Mobilisation. Call off 1-month mobilisation contract with Strategic Partner (Arcadis working with Arup and Mott MacDonald) for Professional Services on Temple Island.
Temple Island enabling works project is a 5-year programme of design and construction for a series of enabling works, to facilitate development of Temple Island site. The first 12 months the Council procured AECOM under the SCAPE framework to provide project management and design services to support the early (feasibility) RIBA stages of design of the works.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


15/07/2021 - Contract for Hay Cut 2021-2023 ref: 1091    Recommendations Approved

The Council requires a third party to deliver a specialist hay cut service and to remove the product from site. A tender process has been carried out to award a contract to carry out this work. The value of the contract awarded is potentially over £100,000.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

This decision is to award a contract to deliver a conservation hay cut service on publicly accessible open space for 2021-22 and 2022-23.
Bristol has a number of heritage green spaces where managing grassland by annual conservation hay cutting has been continuous for decades and likely longer. This has resulted in rich, ecologically diverse habitats protected as Sites of Nature Conservation Interest and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The city also has a number of sites where annual conservation hay cutting is a more recent management regime designed to create new, ecologically diverse habitats over time. This is an important part of the city managing its parks and green spaces for the benefit of nature.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


06/07/2021 - Grant Funding for Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) services ref: 1090    Recommendations Approved

•A significant amount of work was done to reshape the IAG Grant in 2019 implementing a ‘step-change’ towards a ‘whole system’ model of integrated advice services, a referrer/citizen friendly system (see Appendix A and Ab)
•The Cabinet meeting on 3rd March 2020 approved the extension of the grant funding plan for one year to provide an opportunity to review the grant arrangement and align it with the city council strategic approach to advice and ethical debt (see Appendix B)
•This wider council project has not progressed due to Covid -19 and limited resource
•Current grant arrangements are working well, delivering benefits to Bristol Citizens and driving strategic improvements in the advice sector (see Appendix C)
•The Cabinet meeting on 3rd March approved the option to extend the current grant for a further two and a half years to 30th April 2024
•Extension of the current grant will provide stability to the advice sector at a time of high demand and allow time for Bristol City Council time to consider the strategic fit of the grant in the future.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 06/07/2021

Decision:

Extension of the IAG Grant for IAG services from 1st November 2021- 30th April 2024

Lead officer: Angela Lopez-Mendoza


13/07/2021 - P2 Finance Outturn Report 2021/22 ref: 1087    Information Only

Finance Outturn Report 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet noted:

  1. Risks associated with the forecast outturn and the long-term financial impact on the Council as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. The significant risks within service areas of non COVID-19 related overspend on General fund services, an overall forecast breakeven position for 21/22 at Period 2 and that it is expected that the risk of overspend will be managed through management actions / mitigations through the rest of the financial year.
  3. Forecasts underspend of £1.5m within the Housing Revenue Account.
  4. A forecast in-year deficit of £10.5m and a total £20.5m carried forward deficit in the ring fenced Dedicated Schools Account (DSG)
  5. A breakeven position on Public Health services.
  6. A forecast £46.3m underspend against the approved Capital Programme.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Denise Murray


13/07/2021 - National Heritage Lottery Project Prioritisation - Stoke Park and Temple Church and gardens ref: 1086    Recommendations Approved

To approve a grant application for works at Stoke Park and Temple Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the submission of an Expression of Interest as the first stage in a grant application to National Lottery Heritage Fund for the restoration of Stoke Park as detailed in the report.
  2. Noted that, if successful, a further report will be brought back to Cabinet in November 2021 to approve the submission of a ‘Development Phase’ grant application on or before the 29th November 2021.
  3. Approved, if successful, the use of approximately £741k match funding from the Stoke Park dowry (inc. post implementation ranger costs).
  4. Approved the decision to support the Temple Church project without any commitment to funding.

 

Wards affected: Lockleaze;

Lead officer: Jonathan James


13/07/2021 - Quarterly Performance Progress Report (Q4 - 2020/21) ref: 1089    Information Only

To note the final outturn results against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Q4 2020/21 (Appendix A1) – designed around the themes in the Corporate Strategy and Business Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet note the report and measures underway to improve future performance.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Guy Collings


13/07/2021 - Bristol’s Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2021-25 and funding ref: 1088    Information Only

To approve the final Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2020-2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet notes:

  1. The Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2021 -25.
  2. The increased allocation of funding for enhanced substance misuse support and treatment services to approximately c£1.7m per year for 2 years and the proposals to spend the funding detailed in the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hugh Evans


13/07/2021 - St Philips Reuse and Recycling Centre - Lease renewal ref: 1083    Recommendations Approved

Approval to secure the future of the Days Road Reuse & Recycling Centre (RRC) location and to approve the terms for the lease renewal provisionally agreed with the freeholder, Network Rail.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the terms for the lease renewal at St Philips RRC as outlined in this report and as set out in Appendix A1.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet member: Climate, Ecology, Waste and Energy to take all steps required to enter into the lease renewal.

 

Wards affected: Lawrence Hill;

Lead officer: Jaime Blakeley-Glover


13/07/2021 - City Centre and High Streets Recovery ref: 1082    Recommendations Approved

Approval to spend £2.725m of Love Our Highstreets funding granted to Bristol via WECA to support City Centre and Highstreets recovery and align to the COVID Capital Recovery Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the spend of £2.725m of WECA Love our High Streets funding granted to Bristol to support City Centre and High Streets Recovery and align to the £2m from the COVID Capital Recovery Fund.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director Growth & Regeneration to make appropriate grants and/or procure necessary works, services or goods to implement the City Centre and High Streets Recovery programme, from the £4.725m budget.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jason Thorne


13/07/2021 - Children’s Social Care and Special Education Spot Purchase Placements ref: 1079    Recommendations Approved

Approve spot purchasing of Residential Care, Independent Foster Agency and Independent Special School and College placements for children and young people.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Authorised the Director for Children, Families and Safer Communities (interim DCS) and Director Education and Skills, in consultation with Cabinet member for Families, Education and Women to undertake the spot purchasing of Residential Care, Independent Foster Agency and Independent Special School and College placements for children and young people which are above the key decision threshold value, when existing framework contracts are unable to meet requirements, until 31st March 2025 to align with the expiry of the Independent/Non Maintained Special School and Children’s Residential Care Frameworks.
  2. Noted two spot purchase contracts for residential social care placements have already been awarded to a total value of £1.32m.
  3. Noted an annual report will be brought to Cabinet outlining each decision approved above key decision threshold value.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gail Rogers


13/07/2021 - Changing Futures MHCLG Bid Submission ref: 1085    Recommendations Approved

Update on the bid submitted for the MCHLG Changing Futures funding programme and to seek approval to spend the grant (if successful) as proposed.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Noted the submission of a proposed delivery plan for the MCHLG Changing Futures funding programme of up to £3.5m over three years.
  2. Authorised, if this submission is successful, the Executive Director of People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, to spend the funding to implement the delivery plan and maintain oversight as agreed with MHCLG, including (subject to keeping within the funding level secured) taking all steps required to procure appropriate contracts and/or other agreements with partners as appropriate.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katherine Williams


13/07/2021 - Amendments to the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Constitution ref: 1081    Recommendations Approved

Amendments to be made to the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Constitution by the Keeping Bristol Safe Executive as one of the partnership’s three statutory partners.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the updated Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership constitution.
  2. Noted the further proposals to review and strength place based Independent Scrutiny arrangements

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ann James


13/07/2021 - Education Capital Programme: SEND Sufficiency – Elmfield School for Deaf Children & Trinity Academy ref: 1080    Recommendations Approved

Approval of funding arrangements for the Elmfield School project including £1m from Basic Need Grant Funding

and

allocate £800k from Basic Needs Grant funding to facilitate full payment of the outturn project costs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

For Elmfield School, Cabinet:

  1. Approved the increase in the cost of the delivery of the Elmfield School at the BEC of £1.25m.
  2. Approved the use of £1m from the unallocated basic need grant funding from year 2022/23 and re-allocation of £250k funding savings from the Claremont temps budget to cover the increased costs to progress with the updated scheme.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member Education and Skills to utilise the available funds to take all steps required to continue phased commissioning/procurement of all contracts for services and works to deliver this programme of works, recognising that individual contracts may exceed the key decision threshold.
  1. Noted that a further report will be brought to Cabinet in the Autumn 2021 to provide an update of the other SEND Capital projects and address funding for the full delivery of the SEND capital programme.

For Trinity Academy, Cabinet:

  1. Approved the use of £900k from the unallocated basic need grant funding from year 2022/23 to facilitate full payment of the outturn project costs.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member Education and Skills to spend the funding to meet the outturn project costs as identified in this report.

 

Wards affected: Horfield; Lockleaze; Southmead;

Lead officer: Hugh Evans


13/07/2021 - Re-tender of the Network and Telephony contract ref: 1084    Recommendations Approved

To approve a direct award contract for the supplier of network and telephony services for a 12-month period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approve the extension of the contract for Network and Telephony Services with Virgin Media to maintain council network and telephony services pending a full re-procurement of the service until no later than September 2022 at a cost of up to £1.4m.
  2. Authorise the Director – Digital Transformation in consultation with the Deputy Mayor – Finance, Governance & Performance to take all steps necessary to award this contract extension.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mike Jackson


13/07/2021 - Additional Highways Maintenance Funding Allocation ref: 1078    Recommendations Approved

Approval to spend £9.6m on existing highways maintenance prioritise as described in the report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Approved the allocated funding of £7.5m for highway maintenance repairs and £2.2m from the Pothole Action Fund.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to take all steps required to spend £9.7m as set out in the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shaun Taylor