Decisions

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Decisions published

05/08/2022 - New Service Charges for New Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Housing Developments ref: 1443    Recommendations Approved

•The HRA needs to recover the actual costs for services it is providing at each of its developments in order to be able to:
-deliver those services efficiently and effectively.
-keep blocks and estates in good condition.
-to help ensure long-term viability of HRA finances.
•The approved HRA Budget and Business Plan 2022-23 authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, to set service charges in line with the anticipated and actual cost of delivery. This subsequent Officer Executive Decision is intended to give transparency on the likely new charges that could apply at new HRA developments.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 08/08/2022

Effective from: 05/08/2022

Decision:

At all new developments delivered from 1st August 2022 onwards, the HRA will be recovering the costs of a fuller range of service chargeable services from its shared owners, leaseholders, and tenants. Those charges will be based on actual costs expected/incurred at each specific development.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


04/08/2022 - Acceptance of Horizon Europe funding ref: 1442    Recommendations Approved

The submission of the funding call was signed off by the Executive Director, Growth and Regeneration, and the cabinet member for Transport. The decision required for sign off for the grant agreement to be signed is to allow for funding to be released and for the project to progress.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 08/08/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Bristol has been successful, as part of a consortium led by the Austrian Institute of Technology, in a bid to receive funding which will be used to bring added data monitoring and capacity building for public engagement and participation for the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood Pilot. The proposal to submit the bid was taken by the Executive Director, Growth and Regeneration (1st March 2022) prior to submission. The Executive Director, Growth and Regeneration has now agreed for the grant agreement to be signed to enable Bristol City Council to accept the funding of ~£290k to participate in the project over 3 years. The signing will be by a nominated Bristol City Council representative.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


04/08/2022 - A4 Portway Strategic Corridor - Procurement of Strategic Partner ref: 1441    Recommendations Approved

This project is key to Bristol City Council’s aims of delivering the Strategic Corridors programme, and Mass Transit.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 08/08/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

This decision follows the cabinet decision on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021 which approved “the receipt and expenditure of funding to deliver the development and submission to WECA of Businesses
Cases for each project within the Strategic Corridors Programme, of up to £3.5m”. Specifically for the A4 Portway Strategic Corridor £600k was approved.
This decision is to use £315,000 of that funding to procure services of the Strategic Partner (Arcadis) to undertake the Outline Business Case and associated design work for the A4 Portway Strategic Corridor.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


28/07/2022 - Electrical Connection Works to 601 Whitchurch Lane, Bristol. ref: 1436    Recommendations Approved

The decision is made in accordance with the delegated authority provided to award contracts for the development of 601 Whitchurch Lane made at April 2022 Cabinet

Decision Maker: Director: Economy of Place

Decision published: 01/08/2022

Effective from: 28/07/2022

Decision:

Place an order to Western Power Distribution for Electrical Connection Works to 601 Whitchurch Lane, Bristol, including a new Sub Station and individual supplies to 14 light industrial units and a new electrical supply to The Bottle Yard Studios.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


21/07/2022 - Commissioning of therapeutic sexual violence services for Bristol 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2029 ref: 1435    Recommendations Approved

At a Cabinet meeting on 04/02/2020 Authority was delegated to the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health to take all steps necessary to procure and award contracts for domestic and sexual violence services.
A recent Health Needs Assessment undertaken by Lime Culture on behalf of NHS England, along with work with both commissioners and providers by the Commissioning Academy, identified that therapeutic sexual violence services are currently fragmented by numerous funding and delivery streams, placing a burden on providers in terms of multiple reporting and contractual arrangements. Ultimately, service users were experiencing difficulties accessing services in a timely way. There is a need for commissioning to be more joined up and for the pathway to be more integrated.
In response to the online consultation on the Bristol City Council Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Commissioning Strategy in December 2021- January 2022 83% of the 189 respondents said that they agreed or strongly agreed with the proposal to jointly commission sexual violence services.

Decision Maker: Director: Communities & Public Health

Decision published: 25/07/2022

Effective from: 21/07/2022

Decision:

For Bristol City Council’s recommissioning of therapeutic sexual violence services to take place as part of a wider joint tendering and procurement process led by NHS England and with the BNSSG Integrated Care Board, Somerset Integrated Care Board and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Lead officer: Christina Gray