Decisions

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Decisions published

05/11/2019 - Public Health Smoking Cessation Services Commissioning Intentions 2020 to 2025 ref: 668    Recommendations Approved

To approve the commissioning of a new targeted support service to stop smoking service for Bristol from 1st April 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member Communities to recommission a new targeted support service to stop smoking service from 1st April 2020 to a value of up to £200,000 per annum for a term of up to 5 years.

Lead officer: Christina Gray


05/11/2019 - Appropriation of Housing Revenue Account & General Fund Assets ref: 676    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to appropriate the assets between the Housing Revenue Account and the General Fund so as to better reflect their current use, to allow for proper accounting and to provide more affordable and new council homes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised the appropriation of the assets set out in Appendix A from the Housing Revenue Account to the General Fund simultaneously with the appropriation of the assets set out in Appendix A from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account.

 

2. Cabinet noted that the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Cabinet member for Finance, Governance, Performance and Property may agree to future appropriations between the general fund and HRA in accordance with the Council’s Scheme of Delegations.

Lead officer: Colin Molton


05/11/2019 - European Social Fund (ESF) bid opportunity to improve the employment of people with learning difficulties ref: 670    Recommendations Approved

To obtain Cabinet approval to hold detailed bid negotiations for our ESF / WECA funded programme to improve employment outcomes for people with learning difficulties across the West of England area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Cabinet authorised the Executive Director of People to negotiate with ESF/DWP and, if successful, to accept the funding offer and lead on the regional implementation and delivery of the We Work for Everyone programme.

Lead officer: Jane Taylor


05/11/2019 - Hengrove Leisure Centre: Parkwood Community Leisure Conversion to Lex Leisure Community Interest Company (CIC) ref: 673    Recommendations Approved

To inform cabinet of a proposal by Parkwood Leisure to terminate their current leisure subcontract at Hengrove Leisure Centre, to Parkwood Community Leisure, and replace it with a new leisure subcontract to Lex Leisure CIC.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. That subject to the satisfactory completion of financial and legal due diligence, authority is delegated to Executive Director: People (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance) to support Parkwood Leisure in the conclusion of the transfer from Parkwood Community Leisure to Lex Leisure, including the completion of all necessary legal documentation.

Lead officer: Guy Fishbourne


05/11/2019 - ALIVE Bristol: Local Authority Healthy Weight Declaration ref: 679    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to adopt the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight by February 2020 and to work with Public Health on the Alive Bristol programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted Bristol City Council’s adoption of the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight by February 2020, committing to promoting healthy weight and implementing policies which influence the whole city.

 

2. Cabinet noted Bristol City Council Directors approval of their teams working with Public Health on the Alive Bristol programme.

Lead officer: Christina Gray, Sally Hogg


05/11/2019 - Extension of Rough Sleeper Service Contract including the Rapid Rehousing Pathway ref: 672    Recommendations Approved

To approve an extension of the rough sleeping service contract and Rapid Rehousing Pathway for a period of 6 months

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Cabinet delegated authority for the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member Housing to extend the Rough Sleeper Service contract and the Rapid Rehousing Pathway contract for a period of six months until 30th September 2020 at a cost of £789,500.

Lead officer: Hywel Caddy


05/11/2019 - Compulsory Purchase of Long Term Empty Property ref: 678    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from Cabinet to make a Compulsory Purchase Order of a house in Clifton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1.     Cabinet approved making a Compulsory Purchase Order of the house.

 

2.     Cabinet authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member Housing to take all steps and actions necessary to make and progress the CPO including to defend the making of the order through any written representations or at a Public Inquiry in the event of objections to the Compulsory Purchase order and defend any valuation dispute in the Upper Tribunal.

 

3.     Cabinet approved the purchase of the property in the event of the Compulsory Purchase Order being confirmed.

Lead officer: Paul Sylvester


05/11/2019 - Re-procurement of DBS e-bulk system ref: 677    Recommendations Approved

To seek permission to extend the most recent Disclosure Barring Service checks contract from 7 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 and to procure a new supplier.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet delegated authority to the Director of Workforce and Change and the Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer) to extend the current contract for the supply of E Bulk DBS checks from 7 January 2020 until 31 December 2020.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to procure and enter into contract for the supply of E Bulk DBS checks for a period of 4+1+1 years to the Director of Workforce and Change in consultation with the Deputy Mayor – Finance, Governance and Performance and the Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer)

Lead officer: John Walsh


05/11/2019 - Medium Term Financial Plan ref: 667    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out an update to the MTFP and a Capital Strategy to be considered by Cabinet in making recommendations for Council to approve.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the economic outlook and projections within the 5-year MTFP.

2. Cabinet noted the strategic planning approach taken.

3. Cabinet recommended the Medium Term Financial Plan for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25 to Full Council for approval.

4. Cabinet recommended the Capital Strategy to Full Council for approval.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


05/11/2019 - Budget Monitoring Out turn report P6 ref: 674    Recommendations Approved

More information to follow.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the 2019/20 capital budget is revised to £170m and the underspend as per appendix B for 2019/20 is re-profiled to future periods.

 

2. Cabinet noted a risk of overspend on General fund services of £4.3m for 19/20 representing 1.2% of the approved budget (Appendix A).

 

3. Cabinet noted a forecast £1.4m underspend position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account.

 

4. Cabinet noted a forecasted balanced position for the Dedicated Schools Grant taking into account the planned contribution to reserves of £0.6m.

 

5. Cabinet noted a risk of overspend of £0.14m for Public health, which is being monitored.

 

6. Cabinet noted the Sundry Debt position of £19.3m over 90days as at Period 6. Individual directorate detail included under Appendix A1-6.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


05/11/2019 - Street Lighting Replacement Programme ref: 671    Recommendations Approved

To approve a policy for Cast Iron and non-galvanised steel street lighting column replacement and refurbishment.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the adoption of the policy as set out in Appendix A on cast iron lighting column replacement.

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration to undertake repair and refurbishment works as necessary and as set out in the policy.

Lead officer: Colin Molton


05/11/2019 - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service within the Emergency Department at Bristol Royal Infirmary ref: 669    Recommendations Approved

To seek authorisation from Cabinet to make a direct award to Next Link to provide an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved authorisation to the Executive Director People in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Communities, Equalities & Public Health to make a direct award to Next Link of a contract for the provision of an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service within the Emergency Department at Bristol Royal Infirmary for the period from 16th September 2019 to 31st July 2021 at a cost of £135,061.

Lead officer: Jacqui Jensen


05/11/2019 - Clean Air Zone Outline Business Case ref: 665    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to submit the outline business case for a traffic clean air zone to achieve compliance with clean air directives.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the results from the public consultation on Traffic Clean Air Zone options and Equalities impact assessment

2. Cabinet approved the outline business case for submission to Joint Air Quality Commission (JAQU) by the 6th November 2019;

3. Cabinet authorised officers to progress with producing a Full Business Case for the option approved by Cabinet

4. Cabinet approved the necessary resources, as set out in Appendix G, required to deliver the Full Business Case to be brought to Cabinet in February 2020.

5. Cabinet decided that on the basis that any delay likely to be caused by the call-in process would seriously prejudice the council’s or the public’s interests, that this was an urgent decision and will not be subject to the call in process. The Head of paid Service and Monitoring officer confirmed that that this is reasonable in all the circumstances.

Lead officer: Mike Jackson


05/11/2019 - Western Harbour ref: 666    Recommendations Approved

To update cabinet on Western Harbour engagement and next steps including further engagement for the project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the creation of an advisory group and reference group to create objectives for the scheme and shape its development.

 

2. Cabinet noted the intention to develop options for further consideration, including options not previously considered, with engagement from the Advisory Group and Reference Group taking into accounts the results of the engagement process.

Lead officer: Nuala Gallagher