Decisions

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Decisions published

11/02/2019 - Brexit preparedness resourcing ref: 456    Recommendations Approved

The Brexit Project Board has assessed immediate actions required following the council's Brexit No Deal Scenario Assessment. In doing so it has taken account of that document, official government advice (including its EU Exit Preparedness Check List), regional input via SW Councils and the professional views of the Officers involved. This allocation will support the council's Brexit preparedness by providing additional resourcing for the service areas outlined above.

Decision Maker: Director: Policy, Strategy and Partnerships

Decision published: 13/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

To approve the allocation of up to £115k of available resources to Brexit preparedness projects, with delegation for detailed expenditure within this envelope delegated to the Director: Policy, Strategy and Partnerships.
This allocation consists of:
1. Expenditure from non-ringfenced national funds of £105k in 2018/19 and up to £10k from the council's allocated reserves for:
- Community cohesion - outreach and engagement project: up to £30k
- Communications (including SME engagement/advice, community cohesion campaign, enhanced internal communications): up to £40k
-Project Support - cross skilled capacity to assist project reporting, internal/external reporting and command/control structures, Civil Protection Unit resilience: up to £45k

Lead officer: Tim Borrett


05/02/2019 - APR 16 Council Tax Long Term Empty Properties ref: 455    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved and recommend to Full Council for decision on the 26th February

1. An increase in the existing premium from 50% to the relevant maximum permitted by legislation on 1 April 2019 (100%).

2. The introduction of premiums, at the relevant maximum percentage permitted by legislation, on 1 April 2020 (200%) for      dwelling empty for less than 10 years, but at least 5 years and 1 April 2021 (300%) for dwelling empty for 10 years or more.

3. Cabinet Noted that the financial implications of this decision will be incorporated in the budget report to be considered by Full Council on 26 February

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/02/2019 - South Bristol Sports Centre ref: 453    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet delegated Authority to the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for finance, governance and performance, to take all necessary steps to procure and award the contract for the second phase to rebuild the South Bristol Sport Centre facility.

Wards affected: Stockwood;


05/02/2019 - Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone Infrastructure Programme Budget Review ref: 452    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the progress made in delivering the TQEZ RIF Infrastructure Programme, the key issues that have led to cost increases, and the forecast expenditure to complete the programme

 

2. Cabinet approved the proposed strategy to address the budget pressure, in particular the transfer of existing budgets in 2018/19 from the sources identified.

Wards affected: Central; Lawrence Hill; Southville; Windmill Hill;


05/02/2019 - 2018/19 Period 8 Forecast Outturn Report ref: 454    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet Noted:

1. the overall forecast outturn position for general funded services is as per the revised budget (Appendix A -Table 1).

2. the Directorate budgets approved by Full Council now reflect the organisational restructure (Appendix A - Table 2).

3. the forecast underspend position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account has increased by (£1.4m) to a forecast year end position of (£5.7m) (Appendix A4).

4. the movement in the DSG forecast of (£0.228m), which increases the forecast carry forward underspend to (£0.4m) (Appendix A5).

5. the further reduction in required drawdown from Public Health reserve to £1.750m, from an original plan of £1.8m (Appendix A6).

6. the current forecast capital spend of £158m against the capital programme budget of £163m (Appendix A – Table 4). 

7. the forecast movement in reserves of £31m (Appendix A - Table 6).

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/02/2019 - Supported Family Accommodation Framework ref: 451    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised an increase in the value of the current Supported Family Accommodation Framework by £912,183 to enable an increase to the Supported family accommodation units and help reduce spend on Housing options budgets.

 

2. Cabinet noted that this will be funded from The Flexible Homeless Support Grant.

 

3. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing to accept new providers bringing additional units onto the Supported Family Accommodation Framework Contract up to the value set out in this report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/02/2019 - Allocation of External Funding to Support Housing Delivery ref: 450    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director, Growth & Regeneration in consultation with the Council’s s.151 Officer and Cabinet Member for Housing to enter into contract to draw down and spend the following external funding to support the delivery of new homes in accordance with the Corporate Strategy:

a.         One Public Estate (OPE) 6 Land Release Fund £3,810,000

b.         Accelerated Construction programme £4,904,135

c.         WECA Feasibility & Development £800,000

d.         WECA Early Investment Programme (EIP) (Hengrove) £8,000,000

e.         Community Housing Fund £790,000

f.          WECA Early Investment Programme (EIP) (Lockleaze) £4,300,000

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Housing, to submit future external funding bids which will facilitate the delivery of new homes, infrastructure, and regeneration.

 

3. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration, in consultation with the Council’s s.151 Officer and Cabinet Member for Housing, to draw down external funding (including entering into appropriate contracts and grant agreements) and invest this funding to facilitate the delivery of new homes, infrastructure, and regeneration.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/02/2019 - Commissioning 11 and 11A Bus Service ref: 449    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the procurement of a new bus service 11/11A contract, to start on 1st September 2019.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration to procure and thereafter award the contract in consultation with the Mayor.

Wards affected: Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston; Horfield; Lockleaze; Southmead; Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze;


05/02/2019 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 ref: 447    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

1. To maintain the current CTR scheme for 2019/20

 

2. Electronic communications from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) notifying that a citizen would like support with their council tax is treated as an application to the CTR scheme

Wards affected: (All Wards);


29/01/2019 - Bristol Leads 2019: Leadership Development Programme ref: 446    Recommendations Approved

The Organisational Improvement Plan (2018-2023) commits to building the skills and confidence of our front-line team leaders across the organisation to do the best job they can and to enable their teams to do the same. The Bristol Leads programme is helping us to achieve this.

Decision Maker: Director: Workforce and Change

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 29/01/2019

Decision:

To procure a supplier to:
Re-run the successful Bristol Leads programme for an additional 100-130 team managers. This is a practical business focused programme to support team managers to innovate, improve and deliver services to a high standard.
Provide practical support to the 150 team managers who completed the Bristol Leads 2018 programme to get the best from their teams and to continue applying the tools and approaches to improve services.

Lead officer: John Walsh


28/01/2019 - Replacement Lighting at Portway Park and Ride ref: 445    Recommendations Approved

The existing lighting equipment is dated and no longer energy efficient. The lighting is controlled by local timers, so whenever the site is open late (generally to support sports events) an engineer had to go on site to change the settings before and after. Upgrading to LED with remote access nodes will improve energy efficiency, provide better lighting on site and allow timers to be set remotely so we can respond to ad-hoc opening hours more efficiently.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 28/01/2019

Decision:

To approve the payment of £127,659 to Volker Highways Ltd for replacement Lighting at Portway Park and Ride

Lead officer: Patsy Mellor


29/01/2019 - Engaging Lockleaze Grant to Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust ref: 444    Recommendations Approved

The Council is leading a major regeneration programme in Lockleaze which will deliver new homes, new school and sustainable transport improvements. The grant funding will ensure Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust have capacity to work collaboratively with the local community and key stakeholder, meaningfully engage them in the regeneration programme and keep them fully informed about the changes taking place in their community.

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision published: 29/01/2019

Effective from: 29/01/2019

Decision:

Provide Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust £40,000 grant funding per annum for a three year period (2019 – 2021) to deliver a range of community engagement activities which will support and contribute to the delivery of the Lockleaze Regeneration Programme.

Lead officer: Zoe Willcox