Decisions

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Decisions published

04/12/2017 - Bristol Playing Pitch Strategy ref: 279    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the adoption of the Bristol Playing Pitch Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

In making the following decision, the Mayor indicated that he had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment.

 

Agreed to  adopt the draft Bristol Playing Pitch Strategy 2017-2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Guy Fishbourne


04/12/2017 - Cultural Investment Programme ref: 280    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends which organisations should receive Cultural Investment Programme funding.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

 

In making the following decision, the Mayor indicated that he had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment

 

Agreed with the recommendations from the cross-party / independent panel to fund the organisations to the amounts stated in Appendix A1 of the report.

Lead officer: Laura Pye


04/12/2017 - Submission to European Local Energy Assistance Programme (ELENA) ref: 286    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on the recommendation to submit a proposal for a South West Energy Hub to the ELENA Programme to unlock potential investment into energy projects in the city.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

1.         To proceed with the submission of the ELENA bid and the proposal contained in the report and the Service Director for Energy, or equivalent, in accordance with Council policy and procedures had delegated authority to accept the grant.

 

2.         Bristol City Council will be the lead applicant to deliver the programme under a formal legal agreement  in collaboration with partners and other local authorities and public sector bodies as appropriate.

 

3.         The Service Director for Energy, or equivalent, in consultation with relevant service directors and in accordance with Council policy and procedures be given delegated authority to:

a.            negotiate and complete a  legal agreement with participating local authorities and public sector bodies as appropriate

b.           undertake recruitment for positions funded by the grant facility including the secondment of officers to other public sector bodies

c.            enter into service contracts to provide eligible services as funded by the grant facility.

d.           enter into contracts of work to deliver programmes that contribute to the mobilised investment; subject to approval of business case and capital allocation.  

 

4.         To manage the grant process and reporting, including contract variations, to the EIB and partners as required by grant conditions over the lifetime of the grant.

 

5.         To accept other local authorities or public bodies into the scheme as and when appropriate.

 

6.         Authority was delegated to the Service Director for Energy, or equivalent, to promote the works and the outputs of the grant as appropriate.

Lead officer: Bill Edrich


04/12/2017 - Reports from scrutiny commission ref: 272    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 04/12/2017

Decision:

Formal response from the Mayor

 

As you know, a decision on the future of Bristol’s library service is not being made today and the service will remain as it is until a further review is completed.

Following the results of the consultation, which saw a large number of respondents reject all three options and comment ‘none of the above’, the council has decided to continue the conversation, and explore other options.

 

We have secured money from Department of Culture, Media and Sport enabling us to commission a consultant to assess whether an alternative delivery model – for example a mutual, trust or commercial provider - could be appropriate for the future service. This is obviously closely aligned to the Libraries Task and Finish Group’s report recommendation 1.2.2 to pursue a dialogue with community minded organisations, such as Universities etc.

 

We will wait until the conclusion of this review, before making a final decision.

 


04/12/2017 - Jacob's Wells Baths Community Asset Transfer ref: 287    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This report recommends approval of the grant of a 35 year full repairing and insuring lease of Jacob's Wells Baths to Fusion Lifestyle, subject to receipt of an acceptable and sustainable full business plan, and linked to a 5 yearly reviewable service agreement, incorporating within the lease a suitable revenue sharing arrangement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 04/12/2017

Decision:

1.         Agreed to approve the grant a 35 year lease, at a peppercorn rent, on a fully repairing and insuring basis, linked to a 5 yearly reviewable service agreement, and with a provision for the Council to share in the future revenue from the project, to Fusion Lifestyle, subject to receiving an acceptable and sustainable full business plan.

 

2.         Agreed to approve the offer of the property in its current condition, to transfer all future liabilities for repairs & maintenance to Fusion, and not to offer a 'dowry' towards the cost of repairing existing defects.

 

3.         Authority was delegated to approve the business plan and enter in to agreement

Lead officer: John Bos


04/12/2017 - Reductions to the Supporting People budget ref: 273    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on the recommended options for delivering savings in the Supporting People budget following public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

In making the following decision, Cllr Holland indicated that she had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment.

 

1.     Agreed a budget reduction of 15% across all current Supporting People funded services with effect from 1 April 2018

 

2.     Noted that  a co-productive approach will be taken with service users, providers and key partners to shape longer term provision of targeted preventative services for vulnerable adults with effect from 1 January 2019

 

 

Lead officer: Terry Dafter


04/12/2017 - Extending Advice Funding Agreements from April 2018 to March 2019 ref: 278    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on the recommendation to extend 11 Advice Funding agreements for one year from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

Approved the extension of 11 Advice Funding agreements for one year from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

Lead officer: Hywel Caddy


04/12/2017 - School Crossing Patrol ref: 275    Recommendations Approved

To consider proposals in respect of School Crossing Patrol services following public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

·       Agreed removal of funding 15 of 16 sites with an existing light controlled or zebra crossing

·       Agreed removal of funding on those sites that fail to reach national (RoSPA) assessment criteria and have additionally been assessed to be of lower need of a SCP

·       Agreed to progress specialist assessment of the potential for introduction of physical road safety measures at sites where funding is to be removed and a consideration of applying future capital funds from the Transport Capital Programme. 

·       Agreed to stop funding the service on proposed sites to coincide with term times rather than the earliest opportunity

·       Agreed the proposal as to alternative service delivery and how to manage new requests for a School Crossing Patrol

·       Delegated the authority to undertake the above recommendations to the Service Director (Transport) in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio holder

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ed Plowden


04/12/2017 - Risk Management Policy Review ref: 288    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the recommendation to refresh and redesign the Corporate Risk Register following feedback from a recent survey.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 04/12/2017

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Risk Management Policy paying particular attention to:

          the areas highlighted - these are areas of change from current risk management policy.

          the section on risk tolerance

Lead officer: Alison Mullis


04/12/2017 - Local Flood Risk Management Strategy ref: 282    Recommendations Approved

Report seeks approval of the newly revised BCC Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) documents, including the full LFRMS report, LFRMS Summary Report and accompanying Flood management works map.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

Agreed that the original LFRMS (that was fully adopted in 2014) be updated in line with the required national practice, policy and legislative changes. The LFRMS is amended to account for alterations to the Strategy Action Plan to reflect recent work undertaken and new works identified since 2014.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Stevens


04/12/2017 - Future Bristol City Council Strategy for Fleet Vehicle Replacement ref: 283    Recommendations Approved

To consider the recommendations that delivering Fleet Services in-house is the preferred option and a 25% reduction of new fleet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

1)     Approved the in-house fleet as the strategic option

2)     Agreed the 25% reduction of the new fleet as aligned to BCC reduction in size of operations over 5 years

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Gingell


04/12/2017 - Delivery of electric vehicle charge points under the Go Ultra Low West programme ref: 285    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on the recommendation to deliver Work Package 1 under the Go Ultra Low West programme, installing a target of 120 new charging points through the four Unitary Authorities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

1) Agreed that Bristol City Council will operate and maintain the existing and ongoing charge point network, as contained in this report. This network can contain charging points in other local authorities or private land.

 

2) The Service Director of Energy services, or equivalent, in consultation with the Director of Finance, have delegated authority to implement the option best suited to deliver a financially sustainable charging network.

 

3) The Service Director of Energy Services, or equivalent, is authorised to negotiate, complete and manage legal agreements with Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils, and any other parties as necessary, to enable the operation and management of the network.

Lead officer: Richard Lowe


04/12/2017 - Clean Bus Technology Fund Round 3 ref: 281    Recommendations Approved

To consider submitting a bid to the Department for Transport's Clean Bus Technology Fund for up to £3m over the financial year 2017/18 and 2019/20 on 17 November to install retrofit technologies on existing bus services to improve air quality.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

Delegated authority was given to the Service Director for Transport in consultation with  the Bristol City Council’s s151 officer to accept the funding award of up to £3m through the Clean Bus Technology Fund and deliver the project over the financial years 17/18 and 18/19 should the bid be successful.

Lead officer: Jacob Pryor


04/12/2017 - Bristol Community Links ref: 274    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on the recommendations in respect of the Bristol Community Links service following public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

In making the following decision, Cllr Holland indicated that she had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment.

 

1.         Agreed to Transfer the provision of transport to and from the Links Centres to BCC Passenger Services from 1st April 2018.

2.         Removed automatic entitlement to transport provision, on a case by case basis.  Undertake the relevant Management of Change processes to achieve efficiencies from the staffing budget, while maintaining service delivery for vulnerable adults. 

3.         Delegated Authority to Service Director - Transport, to implement the transfer in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio holder

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sonia Moore


04/12/2017 - Operations Centre Phase 2 Programme – CCTV and Smart City ref: 284    Recommendations Approved

Decision required on the proposal to further develop the council’s Operations Centre to rectify significant deficiencies in the corporate CCTV estate, increase Ops Centre income and begin delivery of Smart City capabilities.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

1) To re-allocate £3.6m capital programme CCTV funding to:

a) £2m for CCTV replacement,

b) re-allocateion of £1m from CCTV to SMART City services

c) £600K returned to capital fund.

 

2) Proceed with £3m expenditure, identified in the Capital programme for all aspects of phase 2, including the SMART City element detailed above.

 

3) Delegated authority to the Strategic Director Neighbourhoods in consultation with the Portfolio holder to enter and sign partnership agreements as set out in Scheme of delegations.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Patsy Mellor


04/12/2017 - Changing the way we deliver the public toilet service in Bristol ref: 276    Recommendations Approved

To make a decision on proposals following consultation to close all 18 of the street facing public toilets and to approve the development of including investment in a Business/Community Toilet Scheme

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

In making the following decision, Cllr Craig indicated that she had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment.

 

1.         Agreed to close 18 public toilets

2.         Approved the proposals for a Business/Community Toilet Scheme

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hayley Ash


04/12/2017 - Transforming Neighbourhood Working ref: 277    Recommendations Approved

To consider recommendations following consultation to encourage the development of local community-led networks and to implement a new arrangement for making decisions about the local element of CIL and s106.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 12/12/2017

Decision:

In making the following decision, Cllr Craig indicated that she had taken in to consideration the consultation responses that have been set out in the report and the Equalities impact assessment.

 

1.         Approved arrangements to support community action and continue to ensure local people can influence decisions through their local ward councillors.

2.         Delegated responsibility for the expenditure of £271k (formally ‘wellbeing fund’ expended by the Neighbourhood Committees/Partnerships) to the Service Director of Neighbourhoods& Communities

3.         Supported the proposal to go to Full Council to establish 6 Area CIL/s106 Committees.

4.         Noted the proposals to disband the existing Neighbourhood Committees/Partnerships.

5.         In principle agreed to the delegation of the expenditure of CIL local monies and non-earmarked s.106 monies to the 6 Area CIL/s106 committees with the Mayor’s scheme of delegation to be updated once the committees have been set up. The final decision to be taken by Full Council at its meeting on 20 February 2018.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Penny Germon


04/12/2017 - 2017/18 Budget Monitoring Report - P6 ref: 289    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Council approved budgets and directorate spending limits for the 2017/18 financial year on 21 February 2017. The purpose of this report is to inform Cabinet of the Council’s overall financial performance against revenue and capital budgets as at the end of September 2017

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2017

Effective from: 04/12/2017

Decision:

It was noted that

          the current forecast revenue overspend at period 6 of £2.3m

          progress against planned savings and further mitigation

forecast capital expenditure of £186.2m, £49.9m below the budgeted capital programme for 2017/18

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Denise Murray