Decisions

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Decisions published

09/10/2020 - Test and Trace Support Payments ref: 900    Recommendations Approved

A decision is needed to approve the council’s Track and Trace Support Payments as mandated by the Department for Health and Social Care to Local Authorities, so low paid workers that are unable to work due to self-isolating, do not face financial hardship.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Decision:

Following the outbreak of COVID 19 and need for citizens to self-isolate following positive tests or contact with others that have, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked local authorities to award a £500 grant to those low paid earners will suffer a loss of income due to being unable to work. The council’s scheme will go live on the 12th October and end in January 2021, with funding approval for a total of £378,000 in respect of grants and £55,000 in administration costs. This is based on an estimated number of approximately 8 awards per day, but this could be higher dependent on demand.
Details of the scheme and how to apply can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/trackandtracepayment once live.
Eligibility for a payment is set out in the four criteria below:
? You have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
? You are low paid employed or self-employed
? You are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
? You are currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.
The council can also make discretionary payments of £500 to those who don’t receive one of the qualifying benefits, but are on a low income and could suffer financial hardship as a result of not being able to work.
Successful awards will be paid in to people’s bank accounts within 3 working days.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


21/09/2020 - Commercial contract manager for heat network energy centre development and coordination of infrastructure handover ref: 899    Recommendations Approved

BCC are actively installing heat networks across the city in order to support the Mayor’s commitment for Bristol to be a carbon neutral city by 2030 and to reduce fuel poverty. A tender exercise was carried out to appoint a suitably qualified and heat network/energy centre experienced contractor to support the development of Energy Centres to provide low carbon heat to the Bristol Heat Network.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 21/09/2020

Decision:

Approval for the award of a contract to ECO50 to provide commercial contract support for the design and build of Energy Centres in Bristol. The second part of the award is to provide technical support for the development and coordination of handover of infrastructure to ensure effective and efficient operation.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


25/09/2020 - Outbreak Management (Test and Trace) Funding: Legal support and advice for all aspects of outbreak management ref: 897    Recommendations Approved

Director of Public Health recommends additional legal support and advice for all aspects of outbreak management

Decision Maker: Director: Public Health

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 25/09/2020

Decision:

Funding is from the ring fenced Outbreak Management (Test and Trace Fund)
Finding will pay for essential legal advice related to enforcement or regulatory matters realted to Outbreak Management
The decision has been made under the terms of the Outbreak Management Fund. It is supported and approved by the Director of Public Health, Christina Gray under local authorities scheme of delegation; and is supported by advice from Finance, HR and legal services.
The Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities and Public Health has been informed of the decision

Lead officer: Christina Gray


10/10/2020 - Outbreak Management (Test and Trace) Funding: Public Health Specialist Capacity for outbreak management ref: 898    Recommendations Approved

Executive Director for People recommends additional specialist Public Health resource required to meet requirements to prevent and manage outbreaks across the city.
The team will work closely with education, adult social care and environmental health to ensure this.
Particular high risk contexts in care homes and education.

Decision Maker: Director: Public Health

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 10/10/2020

Decision:

Funding is from the ring fenced Outbreak Management (Test and Trace Fund)
Funding will pay for additional public health specialist staff to provide
a 7 day Outbreak Management Response;
to provide specialist public health support to education and the care sector;
to provide loggist and administrative support for outbreak management
The decision has been made under the terms of the Outbreak Management Fund. It is requested by the Director of Public Health, Christina Gray and has been formally approved by the Executive Director, Jacqui Jenson under local authorities scheme of delegation.
The Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities and Public Health has been informed of the decision

Lead officer: Christina Gray


06/10/2020 - Sports facilities in parks and green spaces ref: 888    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to transfer a number of sports facilities in parks and green spaces to be operated by third parties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to take all steps required to procure and enter into contracts required to Transfer and upgrade sporting facilities located in parks and green spaces (detailed in appendix A and B) to be operated by third parties up to the value of £500k.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor, to procure and enter into contracts required to support the delivery of the transfer programme up to the sum of £50k.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to implement a revised charging regime for sports facilities in parks (excluding the Downs) which are not subject to an asset transfer and operated and managed by Bristol City Council.
  4. Noted that the recommendation in relation to a revised charging regime has been made following consultation and engagement with users and that the decision is made taking that in to consideration.

 

Lead officer: Richard Fletcher


06/10/2020 - Avonmouth Fibre Extension Project ref: 893    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the Avonmouth Fibre Extension project to support better broadband connectivity by enabling fibre infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Approved the Avonmouth Fibre Extension (AFE) project to support better broadband connectivity for the North West of the city (enabling fibre infrastructure).
  2. Approved the making of an application to DCMS for a grant of £1.7m under the LFFN programme.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Deputy Mayor Finance, Governance and Performance and s.151 Officer - in the event that the DCMS application is successful - to accept the grant and to take all steps required to enter into any agreements or contracts to spend the grant to deliver the Avonmouth Fibre Extension project.

 

Lead officer: Pete Anderson


06/10/2020 - Temple Quarter Development Framework Update ref: 887    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the development of a Joint Delivery Team

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to finalise plans for the establishment and operation of a Joint Delivery Team for Temple Quarter, and conclude all necessary legal, financial and other agreements between the parties in connection with the JDT, including the form and content of the Business Case to WECA for Investment Fund monies to cash flow the establishment of the JDT, and to deploy such funding in accordance with the terms of the funding decision.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to further explore and agree the use of Homes England to support the establishment of the JDT and to funding outstanding infrastructure works in Temple Quarter, subject to receipt of a letter of authorisation from Homes England
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services, subject to the approval of the bid to WECA/WoE LEP, to take all steps required to spend the repurposed EDF funding of up to £32m on the Enabling Works including the procurement of all contracts (goods, services or works), to be approved in accordance with the terms of the funding decision.
  4. Noted the work undertaken in respect of the Development Framework for Temple Quarter and the proposed way forward in developing planning guidance.
  5. Noted the position in relation to the Temple Island Enabling works and Agreement for lease, and the establishment of a member-led scrutiny group to oversee governance arrangements.

 

Wards affected: Lawrence Hill; Windmill Hill;

Lead officer: Stephen Peacock


06/10/2020 - Enhanced Childminding Provision ref: 890    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the procurement of an enhanced childminding provision approved provider process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the establishment of an Enhanced Childcare Provision Approved Provider List.
  2. Authorised the Director - Education & Skills, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and the Cabinet Member for Women, Families and Homes to take all steps required to procure and award the contract necessary for the implementation of the Enhanced Childcare Provision Approved Provider List at a cost of £1.1m over 5 years.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bridget Aherne


06/10/2020 - Quarterly Performance Progress Report – Quarter One 2020/21 ref: 895    Information Only

To update Cabinet on progress of directorates against the Key Performance Indicators for Q1.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 06/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet noted the report and measures underway to improve performance.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Smith


06/10/2020 - Revision to Local Development Scheme and Application of Adopted Local Plan Policy ref: 896    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the revision to the Local Development scheme and ‘Progressing Bristol’s Development’ statement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the ‘Progressing Bristol’s Development’ statement for publication.
  2. Approved the revised Local Development Scheme (LDS).
  3. Authorised the Director, Development of Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, City Design and Flood Strategy to make any change to timetabling of the LDS.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah O'Driscoll


06/10/2020 - Children in Care Sufficiency Strategy 2020 - 2023 ref: 891    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the Children in Care Sufficiency Strategy to ensure availability of sufficient accommodation for our children in care and care leavers.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the Children in Care Sufficiency Strategy 2020-2023.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gail Rogers


06/10/2020 - Budget Monitoring Outturn report P4 and P5 ref: 894    Information Only

To provide an update to Cabinet for Periods 4 and 5.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 06/10/2020

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 £15.7m COVID 19 funding gap is indicative and will be amended to reflect the actual level of government funding received and local / national changes required in responding to potential local outbreaks.
  3. The estimated Collection fund deficit of £25.0m impacting in future years Appendix A, Section 3.5.
  4. A risk of non COVID-19 related overspend on General fund services, an overall forecast overspend of £7.1m for 20/21 at Period 5, representing 1.8% of the approved budget and that it is expected that the forecast overspend will be managed through management actions / mitigations through the rest of the financial year.
  5. Forecasts underspend of £1.6m with regard to the Housing Revenue Account.
  6. A forecast in-year deficit of £8.3m and a total £11.1m carried forward deficit in the ring fenced Dedicated Schools Account (DSG) and the significant deterioration in the forecast comparing to P3.
  7. A forecast overspend of £1.4m in Public Health mitigated by drawing down from the Public Health and PFI reserves.
  8. A forecast £66.8m underspend against the approved Capital Programme, which requires budget re-profiling at the end of P5.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Pilcher


06/10/2020 - Medium Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy ref: 892    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) and Capital Strategy for 2021/2022.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet noted:

  1. The economic outlook and projections within the 5-year MTFP;
  2. The strategic planning assumptions;
  3. The creation of the Covid Funding Reserve to retain transparency of the government funding and its deployment over the medium term.

Cabinet recommended to Council for approval:

  1. The Medium Term Financial Strategy for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26 (Appendix A1), which includes the strategy for balancing the budget as set out in the report.
  2. The Capital Strategy for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26 (Appendix A2).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Pilcher


06/10/2020 - Housing Revenue Account New Build Acquisitions ref: 889    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for diversion of capital underspend in the HRA budget 2020/21 for new build acquisitions from private developers and builders.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Approved the use of HRA Capital Programme funds (that were to be spent over the period 2021/22 to 2024/25) to purchase approximately 100 affordable homes from private developers/housebuilders.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor (with appropriate legal, finance and procurement advice) to take all steps required to agree the terms of, and enter into contracts required to successfully deliver the proposed homes.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julian Higson


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Fishponds ref: 885    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Fishponds PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Fishponds PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Withywood ref: 884    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Withywood PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Withywood PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-St Pauls including Portland Square ref: 883    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The St Pauls including Portland Square PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the St Pauls including Portland Square PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-St Judes. ref: 882    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The St Jude's restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the St Jude's PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-St Augustines Park & Whitchurch ref: 881    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The St Augustines Park
and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the St Augustines Park

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Redcatch Park ref: 880    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Redcatch Park PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Redcatch Park PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Kingsdown & Stokes Croft ref: 879    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Kingsdown
and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Kingsdown

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Highridge & Bedminster Down ref: 878    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Highridge
and

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Highridge

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Filwood & Inns Court. ref: 876    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Filwood
and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Director: Policy, Strategy and Partnerships

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Bedminster PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Cabot ref: 875    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Cabot PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Cabot PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims


23/09/2020 - Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Bedminster ref: 874    Recommendations Approved

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Bedminster PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2020

Decision:

To extend the Bedminster PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Lead officer: Clare Sims