Decisions

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Decisions published

10/12/2019 - Bristol Impact Fund (BIF) - Small Grants Round Two ref: 708    Recommendations Approved

The Bristol Impact Fund was developed from the 2 Dec 2014 Cabinet decision to develop a VCS Grants Strategic approach. This was developed into the VCS Prospectus, which set out a new combined fund, Bristol Impact Fund, approved at Cabinet on 11th August 2016. The approval of a Small Grants strand within the BIF at Cabinet on 7th March 2017 committed to 2 rounds of small grants. This is the second of these two rounds. The aim of the fund is to tackle disadvantage and inequality, improve health and wellbeing and increase resilience for Bristol’s most deprived communities and to address inequality in the city
The Bristol Impact Fund was approved at Cabinet 7th March 2017 see https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/mgChooseDocPack.aspx?ID=388 for details of the decision.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Resources

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

Approve the recommendations for BIF small grants.
Small grants are for a maximum of £10,000 per annum, for two years.
20 organisations have been recommended for funding.
Total funding being committed is £313,020 (£156,010 per annum)
Grants will run from January 2020 - December 2021. (2 years)

Lead officer: Francesca Barclay


13/12/2019 - Port Communities Resilience Fund Grants ref: 704    Recommendations Approved

Jobs, Training and Enterprise grants are made to enable an increase in delivery of community based upskilling and readiness for work. Outcomes include provision of facilities to support local enterprise.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 15/12/2019

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To approve the payment of Capital grants totalling £202,620 to support delivery against the PCRF themes.
Community Facilities (£2,620)– Miscellaneous equipment purchase
Jobs, Training and Enterprise (£200,000) – Delivery of: Shirehampton JTE Hub; Avonmouth Space4Makers Workshop; Space4Makers equipment; JTE Hub Equipment; PCRF Community Market

Lead officer: Louise Baker


07/12/2019 - Old Market Network (Phase 1a) Civil & Mechanical Construction Project ref: 703    Recommendations Approved

Following a full open tender procurement process, Vital Energy Ltd was the successful bidder, however it was mutually agreed not to proceed during the pre-contract period. Therefore the 2nd placed tendered was offered and accepted the works / contract. The tenderers were scored on price, quality and social value.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 15/12/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

To award a contract to CSW Process Ltd for the construction

Lead officer: Louise Baker


03/12/2019 - Memorandum of Understanding between Boklok and Bristol City Council ref: 702    Recommendations Approved

On 1st October 2019 Cabinet authorises the Executive Director for Growth

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

Enter into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Boklok to work in partnership to deliver new homes in Bristol over the next 5 years.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


03/12/2019 - Challenge Fund: Transport Maintenance Funding ref: 695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the 2 funding bids detailed in the report recognising that if successful they will require match funding of up to £6m.

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Director for Finance, the Director for Management of Place and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy), to accept the funding award for Bid A of £3.88m and to thereafter deliver the project detailed in the report, including the procurement of all necessary contracts (goods, services or works) which may include individual contracts above the key decision threshold, and including the use of council match funding of up to £1,104m

3. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Director for Finance, the Director for Management of Place and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy), to proceed with the development and submission of a Full Business Case for the Bid B (subject to a successful Expression of Interest) with a further report to Cabinet should the bid be successful.

4. Cabinet authorised the use of the Councils Highways Maintenance Budget for match funding in respect of both projects, to the extent that this cannot be secured from other sources, up to a maximum of £2.2m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/12/2019 - APR15 Access Fund Extension 2020/21 ref: 696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the funding bid detailed in the report recognising that if successful it will require match funding up to £230,100 (10%).

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Director for Finance, the Director for Management of Place and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy), to accept the funding award and to thereafter deliver the project detailed in the report, including procurement of all necessary contracts (goods, services, or works) and including the use of council match-funding up to £231,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/12/2019 - South Bristol Enterprise Support Project ref: 693    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for Bristol City Council to act as lead and accountable body for the South Bristol Enterprise Support Project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the role of the Council as the lead and accountable body for the delivery of the South Bristol Enterprise Support project, at a total value of £1.715 m over a 3 years delivery timescale, subject to the confirmation of ERDF grant funding from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (£857,530) and WECA funding (£482,530) being approved later in December or January.

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Director for Finance, the Director for Economy of Place, and the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance, Performance and Property) to conclude (i) grant funding agreements with both external funders (MHCLG and WECA), and the four consortium partners (YTKO Ltd, Dartington Hall Trust, The Prince’s Trust and Knowle West Media Centre), and (ii) such other contracts (for consultancy and marketing) up to a total value of £202,000 to be procured by the Council.

Lead officer: Robin McDowall


03/12/2019 - Drain Clearance and Land Drainage Surveys on land owned or leased by Bristol City Council ref: 698    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to the extension of contract to continue to provide response repairs drainage services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 12/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the extension of the contract with Domestic Drain Services from 1st October 2019 to 31st January 2020 to continue to deliver a responsive drainage service to Social Housing residents, whilst the tender process is completed at a cost of £387,000.

2. Cabinet approved quarterly call off approval limit of £250k so that no CPG or administration delay is incurred for each call off.

Lead officer: Zara Naylor


03/12/2019 - Local Growth Fund Re-allocation ref: 694    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to submit applications to West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to reallocate £1m of funding to Portway Park and Ride Rail Station.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet delegated authority to the Director, Economy of Place, to submit a request to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to allocate £1m of the remaining LGF STP funding to meet the additional Portway Park & Ride Rail Station project costs as set out in this report.

2. If the request is approved, Cabinet delegated authority to Director, Economy of Place, to spend up to £1.3m on the Portway Park & Ride Rail Station project. Any additional funding requirements over and above those already covered by these grants will be met from the transport capital programme budget.

3. Cabinet delegated authority to the Director, Economy of Place, to procure and enter into all contracts required for the Portway Park & Ride Rail Station project.

Lead officer: Andrew Davies


03/12/2019 - Hartcliffe Way Reuse & Recycling Centre ref: 697    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the development of a new Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Hartcliffe Way and to seek approval to enter a Development Agreement with Bristol Waste Company.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the Council entering a Development Agreement with Bristol Waste Company to deliver the HRRC facility as detailed in Appendix A,

2. Cabinet approved allocation of £2m from current capital contingency to this scheme.

3. Cabinet approved expenditure of the £7m to deliver the works required to deliver the HRRC facility.

4. Cabinet approved to lease the Council-owned site to Bristol Waste Company on completion of the works, on terms to be negotiated and agreed by the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration;

5. Cabinet noted that the ongoing revenue costs for the operation of the HRRC are still being developed on but may be in the region of £1m. If this is not containable within the current service budget envelope this will need to be considered when setting the annual when the facility is operational.

6. Cabinet noted that a City Wide Depot Strategy will be produced to inform arrangements for the longer-term Street Cleansing Depot provision and that a report identifying the capital costs associated with delivery of this will come back to Cabinet at a future date.

Lead officer: Colin Molton


03/12/2019 - Recommissioning of Advocacy Service Contracts ref: 689    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for recommissioning of adult Social Care Advocacy Services and to request a further extension to existing contacts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the strategic re-commissioning of Lot 2 Adult Social Care Services under a locality based model.

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care to take all steps necessary to extend the existing contracts for Lot 2 Adult Social Care Advocacy Services for the period 1/01/20 to 31/12/20 at a cost of £358,677.

Lead officer: Lucia Dorrington


03/12/2019 - Enabling the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector ref: 688    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to commission capacity building and infrastructure support to enable the VCSE sector through a grant process for a period of 4 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet authorised the Executive Director (Resources) in consultation with the Deputy Mayor to:

 

1. Invite VCSE organisations to apply for a grant to enable the VCSE sector to build capacity and provide infrastructure support from 1st October 2020 – 30th September 2024 at a total cost of £1,266,432 (£316,608 p.a.) with the option to extend by 12 months (taking the total cost up to £1,583,040).

 

2. To enter into a grant agreement with the successful applicant.

 

3. To pursue the option to extend the current arrangement by 12 months at a further cost of £316,608 if required.

Lead officer: Penny Germon


03/12/2019 - Collection fund surplus/ deficit report ref: 692    Recommendations Approved

To consider the estimated Collection Fund surplus / deficit as at 31st March 2020 for referral to Full Council for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the report and calculations as set out in this report and referred to Full Council for approval.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


03/12/2019 - Council Tax Base 2020/21 ref: 691    Recommendations Approved

To recommend the Council Tax Base for 2020/21 for approval at Full Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the report and calculated amount as set out in the report and refer to Full Council for approval.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to Chief Finance Officer in consultation with Cabinet Member with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance to make any adjustments necessary if there are any material changes identified between Cabinet approval and submission for approval by Full Council.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


03/12/2019 - Budget Monitoring Out turn report P7 ref: 690    Recommendations Approved

More information to follow.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

1.     Cabinet approved additional Capital programme budget added since P6 (£0.7m in total, individual schemes less than £0.5m, details listed under Appendix B).

2.     Cabinet noted a risk of overspend on General fund services of £4.3m for 19/20 representing 1.1% of the approved budget (Appendix A).

3.     Cabinet noted a forecast £1.7m underspend position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account.

4.     Cabinet noted a forecasted £1.1m overspend for the Dedicated Schools Grant against approved budget.

5.     Cabinet noted a risk of overspend of £0.13m for Public health, which is being monitored.

6.     Cabinet noted the Sundry Debt position of £20.9m over 90days as at Period 7, reduced from £24.2m since P6. Individual directorate detail included under Appendix A1-6.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


03/12/2019 - APR15 Catch 22 Include School Bristol Closure ref: 699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the contract award to Cabot Learning Federation for the replacement of Alternative Learning Provision (statutory education) services for vulnerable Bristol resident children of school age, including students with EHCPs at a cost of £1,026k over the whole contract term from November 2019 to August 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/12/2019 - Harbour Estate Review ref: 700    Recommendations Approved

To approve commencement of the Bristol Harbour Feasibility and Case Study Project and to commence engagement with stakeholders regarding the project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted commencement of the Bristol Harbour Feasibility and Case Study Project that will provide market-rate comparators and key background information for a future Bristol City Council Review of Bristol Harbour.

2. Cabinet noted communication with stakeholders to inform them about the aims, objectives and activities of the Feasibility and Case Study Project and the future Bristol City Council Review of Bristol Harbour and support them to interpret the findings of the Consultation and Communication project.

3. Cabinet noted that the work in 1. and 2. above will feed into the future Bristol City Council Harbour Review and Strategy that will return to Cabinet in July 2020.

Lead officer: Penny Fell


03/12/2019 - Q2 Corporate Risk Report ref: 701    Recommendations Approved

To receive and review the corporate risk register.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet noted the report and progress on embedding Risk Management arrangements within the Council.

Lead officer: Jan Cadby