Decisions

Decisions

25/03/2020 - Care Providers Annual Fee Review 2020 - 2021 ref: 6710    Recommendations Approved

To approve the annual fee increases as detailed in tables one and two as detailed in the resource section and taking note of responses from Providers in appendix 1. The fees have been reviewed in line with contractual obligations and feedback received from social care providers within the market which are currently commissioned to deliver essential services to the most vulnerable adults across the county. The increase for April 2020 has been informed by the recent announcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increase of 6.2%. Paying a competitive rate is essential in order to have a resilient market which can recruit and retain a workforce.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)       Care providers fees are increased as detailed in tables one and two are approved and will take effect from 6 April 2020 and;

(b)       Authority to approve future annual fee reviews be delegated to the Director Adults and Communities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler


28/02/2020 - West Midlands Regional Foster Care Framework ref: 6665    Recommendations Approved

To approve the adoption of the West Midlands Regional Foster Care Framework for the provision of foster care services from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023; with the option to extend for up to a further year at an estimated spend of up to c.£3.5 million per annum. Actual spend will depend upon demand from the number of children looked after by the council and the capacity of the council’s in-house fostering service to meet that demand.

 

The current framework agreement expires on 31 March 2020 and there is no option to extend.  Sandwell Children's Trust has taken the lead on behalf of the region on a re-procurement exercise for a new framework which is due to go live on 1 April 2020.  Joining the framework ensures that Herefordshire can continue to achieve good value and quality when placing looked after children with independent foster care providers. Joining the framework allows access to a pool of regionally approved fostering agencies. It does not commit the council to spend via the framework. The council will search for placements for individual children via the framework, and will purchase from the framework if a suitable match is found for that child. If a suitable match can not be identified, the council would extend its search to, and may purchase from, the wider market of agencies that have not joined the framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)  the West Midlands Regional Foster Care Framework Agreement until 2023 for the provision of foster care services be adopted to facilitate the purchasing of independent agency foster care;

(b)  the Director for Children’s and Families be authorised to take all necessary operational decisions to implement the above recommendation and utilise the framework agreement;

(c)  the Director for Children’s and Families and relevant Assistant Directors be authorised to take all necessary operational decisions to spot-purchase placements outside the framework should the need arise for individual children.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths


21/02/2020 - Herefordshire's co-ordinated admissions arrangements for 2021/2022 ref: 6634    Recommendations Approved

 

 

To approve Herefordshire Council's proposed admissions arrangements for the academic year 2021/2022.

The proposed arrangements comply with the current School Admissions Code which came into force on 19 December 2014. The recommendation applies to admission arrangements determined in 2020 for admission in school year 2021/2022 for those schools in Herefordshire for whom the council is the admissions authority.

There have been no changes made to the arrangements previously published on the council's website. https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200144/schools_and_education

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 21/02/2020

Effective from: 28/02/2020

Decision:

 

That:

(a)        The proposed admission arrangements for 2021/2022, as at appendix A, are approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Tanner


15/01/2020 - Approval approve the expenditure of up to £11k for urgent roof and boiler repairs at Peterchurch Primary School ref: 6577    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Approval of spend of up to £11k of maintenance at Peterchurch Primary School.

The additional works will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budge

Lead officer: Chris Jones


05/09/2018 - Deed of variation at Sutton Primary School, St Nicholas to vary Academy lease to enable road adoption to complete ref: 6576    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 05/09/2018

Decision:

Deed of variation at Sutton Primary School, St Nicholas to vary Academy lease to enable road adoption to complete

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


01/07/2019 - Former Bath Street County Offices dilapidations payment to Landlord ref: 6575    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2019

Decision:

Former Bath Street County Offices dilapidations payment to Landlord

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


24/07/2019 - Licence for Alterations “Land at Old School Lane, Hereford” ref: 6574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 24/07/2019

Decision:

Licence for Alterations “Land at Old School Lane, Hereford”

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


20/11/2019 - Transfer of path at 15 Lower Cross & 2 and 4 High Street, Kington following omission from sale plan. ref: 6573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Transfer of path at 15 Lower Cross & 2 and 4 High Street, Kington following omission from sale plan.

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


31/10/2019 - Licence to erect a video wall and supporting structure at above porch at No 8 St Owen Street Hereford (Town Hall complex) for Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 10th November 2019 ref: 6572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 31/10/2019

Decision:

Licence to erect a video wall and supporting structure at above porch at No 8 St Owen Street Hereford (Town Hall complex) for Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 10th November 2019

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


25/10/2019 - Landlord’s consent for tenant at The Old Priory Offices to carry out minor internal alterations ref: 6571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 25/10/2019

Decision:

Landlord’s consent for tenant at The Old Priory Offices to carry out minor internal alterations

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


05/11/2019 - Deed of covenant and certificate for Land Registry relating to onward sale of land at Station Approach, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 7AQ, where Herefordshire Council was the original seller and all new owners are required to enter into direct covenants with the ref: 6570    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Deed of covenant and certificate for Land Registry relating to onward sale of land at Station Approach, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 7AQ, where Herefordshire Council was the original seller and all new owners are required to enter into direct covenants with the Council.

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


30/10/2019 - Landlord’s Licence for Alterations and Deed of Variation at Elgar House where Herefordshire Council is the Tenant ref: 6568    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Landlord’s Licence for Alterations and Deed of Variation at Elgar House where Herefordshire Council is the Tenant

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


01/10/2019 - Granting Licence to Occupy to NEW MODEL IN TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING to occupy Gardner Hall, Venns Lane, Hereford ref: 6566    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 01/10/2019

Decision:

Granting Licence to Occupy to NEW MODEL IN TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING to occupy Gardner Hall, Venns Lane, Hereford

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


02/10/2019 - Ground lease of land for portacabin at Clifford Primary School to Busy Bees Nursery & Pre School ref: 6565    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 02/10/2019

Decision:

Ground lease of land for portacabin at Clifford Primary School to Busy Bees Nursery & Pre School

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


29/07/2019 - Grant of Academy Lease at St Weonards Primary School to The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies ref: 6564    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 29/07/2019

Decision:

Grant of Academy Lease at St Weonards Primary School to The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


23/07/2019 - Approval of events to be hosted by the Bereavements Team at Hereford Crematorium to engage the community and encourage them to understand the services offered there ref: 6563    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/07/2019

Decision:

Approval of events to be hosted by the Bereavements Team at Hereford Crematorium to engage the community and encourage them to understand the services offered there

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


26/06/2019 - New lease to Ledbury Poetry Festival of Room 14 at The Master’s House, St Katherine’s, Ledbury ref: 6562    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

New lease to Ledbury Poetry Festival of Room 14 at The Master’s House, St Katherine’s, Ledbury

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


18/07/2019 - Consent for Ledbury Primary School to carry out minor internal alterations ref: 6561    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Consent for Ledbury Primary School to carry out minor internal alterations

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


10/06/2019 - Dishley Car Park Leominster, to grant Licence to assign ground lease of hut occupied as Pizza Shop ref: 6560    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 10/06/2019

Decision:

Dishley Car Park Leominster, to grant Licence to assign ground lease of hut occupied as Pizza Shop

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


04/06/2019 - Granting 3 day occupational licence to Circus Starr to occupy land at Bishops’ Meadow King George V Playing Field for charity event ref: 6559    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 04/06/2019

Decision:

Granting 3 day occupational licence to Circus Starr to occupy land at Bishops’ Meadow King George V Playing Field for charity event

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


14/05/2019 - Central Car Park Leominster to grant Licence to Leominster in Bloom to cultivate flower beds ref: 6557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 14/05/2019

Decision:

Central Car Park Leominster to grant Licence to Leominster in Bloom to cultivate flower beds

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


08/04/2019 - To grant a licence to occupy workspace at Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre (HARC) for 2 days per week April to July 2019 for conservation & preservation project ref: 6556    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 08/04/2019

Decision:

To grant a licence to occupy workspace at Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre (HARC) for 2 days per week April to July 2019 for conservation & preservation project

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


27/03/2019 - Tenancy at Will to AGRI-HR Limited of The Old Mortuary Offices, The Old Priory, Leominster ref: 6555    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 27/03/2019

Decision:

Tenancy at Will to AGRI-HR Limited of The Old Mortuary Offices, The Old Priory, Leominster

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


18/03/2019 - Landlord’s consent for tenant at Blueschool House to carry out minor internal alterations as required under lease ref: 6554    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2019

Decision:

Landlord’s consent for tenant at Blueschool House to carry out minor internal alterations as required under lease

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


26/03/2019 - Tenancy at Will to Anthony Collier of Office 10, The Old Police Station, Kington ref: 6553    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

Tenancy at Will to Anthony Collier of Office 10, The Old Police Station, Kington

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


28/09/2018 - Tenancy at Will to Art & Craft Solutions Limited of Office 7, The Old Police Station, Kington ref: 6552    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 28/09/2018

Decision:

Tenancy at Will to Art & Craft Solutions Limited of Office 7, The Old Police Station, Kington

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


28/09/2018 - Tenancy at Will to Border Care Limited of Office 5, The Old Police Station, Kington ref: 6551    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 28/09/2018

Decision:

Tenancy at Will to Border Care Limited of Office 5, The Old Police Station, Kington

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


03/06/2019 - College Road Campus, Hereford - Licence to Herefordshire College of ref: 6558    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 03/06/2019

Decision:

College Road Campus, Hereford - Licence to Herefordshire College of
Arts to erect a piece of student’s sculpture on lawned area within site for one month

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


14/01/2020 - Improvements at Maylords Car Park ref: 6567    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Improvement works at Maylords car park, in accordance with the above decision, be procured at a value of £9,500.86, in order to paint and clean the car park.

Lead officer: James.Hughes


14/01/2020 - Installation of traffic calming (speed bumps) at Merton Meadow car park ref: 6569    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

The installation of traffic calming speed bumps be approved at a cost of £5,483. This is to be funded from existing capital programme allocation approved to be spent on car park improvements, including at Merton Meadow.

Lead officer: James.Hughes


20/12/2019 - To award a contract to J&G Johnson Ltd (T/A Mountain Perspective) to undertake market research with 8-10 medium businesses within the Agricultural and Manufacturing sectors to help further develop the Talk community business offer and approach. With ref: 6550    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 20/12/2019

Decision:

To award a contract to J&G Johnson Ltd (T/A Mountain Perspective) to undertake market research with 8-10 medium sized businesses within the agricultural and manufacturing sectors to help develop the talk community business offer and approach with a total cost of £4375.00.

Lead officer: Michelle Wood


13/01/2020 - To agree the continuation of delivery of ICT services with Rutland County Council ref: 6516    Recommendations Approved

 

To agree that Herefordshire Council continue the current delegation by Rutland County Council of their enterprise system support function (an element of ICT support), originally approved 9 March 2016 for a further 10 years.

 

The enterprise system support function refers to the Business World IT system that records, processes and documents all relevant information in relation to the general ledger, payroll, debtor and creditor records of Rutland County Council.

 

During the ten year extension period Herefordshire Council will act as the lead commissioning council for the service, supporting the delivery of a range of benefits from the pooling of resources. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Decision:

 

That:

The Cabinet Member accept the delegation by Rutland County Council of their enterprise system support function (an element of ICT support) under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 to Herefordshire Council, acting as lead commissioning council for the service for a further ten years.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove


07/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual Under Section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984. Central Ward. 07.01.2020 ref: 6549    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute the defendant for offences under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, Section 117.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


03/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Ensure Regular Attendance of 1 Child At School. Golden Valley North. 03.01.20 ref: 6548    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 4th February and 18th July 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


03/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute Two Individuals for Failing to Ensure Regular Attendance of 1 Child At School. Leominster East. 03.01.20 ref: 6547    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 3rd July and 16th July 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


09/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute Two Individuals for Failing to Ensure Regular Attendance of 1 Child At School. Tupsley. 09.01.20 ref: 6546    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 1st July and 9th July 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


10/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute Two Individuals for Failing to Ensure Regular Attendance of 1 Child At School. Leominster East. 10.01.20 ref: 6545    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 8th July and 18th July 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


23/12/2019 - IMPLEMENTATION OF NO WAITING AT ANY TIME (DOUBLE YELLOW LINE) RESTRICTION ON WINDSOR ROAD AND ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER BULLINGHAM LANE, HEREFORD ref: 6544    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 23/12/2019

Decision:

Subject to the consideration of the receipt of any objections arising from the formal Notice of Proposal a new Traffic Regulation Order, (TRO), will be introduced under Part 1, Section 1 & 2 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to introduce a No Waiting at Any Time restriction on the following stretches of road;

Windsor Road (Northern Side)
- From a point 11m east of its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane to a point 75 metres west of its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane.

Windsor Road (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane, to a point 14m west of its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane
- From its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane to a point 7m east of its junction with Lower Bullingham Lane

Lower Bullingham Lane (Western Side)
- From its junction with Windsor Road, to a point 14m south of its junction with Windsor Road

Lower Bullingham Lane (Eastern Side)
From its junction with Windsor Road, to a point 11m south of its junction with Windsor Road

Lead officer: Clive Hall


19/12/2019 - Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy ref: 6530    Recommendations Approved

 

To approve the council's strategy to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Rough Sleeping Strategy, published August 2018, requires all local authorities to update their existing strategies to homelessness and rough sleeping strategies. By 31st December 2019 housing authorities are required to:

§ make available their strategies online and submit them to MHCLG and;

§ publish annual action plans.

 

The MHCLG Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018, requires local authorities to develop and publish an annual improvement plan for the strategy.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 19/12/2019

Decision:

The cabinet member housing, regulatory services, and community safety introduced the item. The programme director housing and growth and strategic housing manager attended for this item to respond to questions.

 

It was acknowledged that tackling homelessness and rough sleeping was a high priority for the council and that the strategy focussed on prevention and developing suitable accommodation.

 

In discussion of the proposed strategy cabinet members noted that:

·         Services were available to migrants, some of whom were rough sleeping, and there was a need to review and develop the structure for delivery;

·         Many housing associations nationally had taken a more risk adverse approach to rough sleepers as potential tenants and avoided letting to people on benefits, in Herefordshire the strategic housing forum had been relaunched and the council had identified the importance of outreach and navigation workers to help individuals to sustain tenancies;

·         The council was working with Hope Scott House in Hereford to develop their provision for homeless persons and a capital investment would shortly provide an additional 5 self-contained apartments with office space alongside for use by support services, being self-contained the accommodation was available to both males and females;

·         The council’s enforcement teams worked to deal with poor quality rented accommodation, it had been noted that increased regulation and small margins were squeezing out smaller landlords and work was taking place with housing associations to ensure that private rental properties were offered;

·         The council was considering developing its own properties, which might provide an opportunity to fill gaps in the types of accommodation available;

·         The lack of accommodation which would accept pets had been raised by the voluntary and community sectors as a deterrent to some people coming forward for help;

·         Further bids would be submitted for funds to support health improvement projects and work continued with health partners to provide access to services;

·         The housing solutions team had an out of hours service with 24 hour helpline to support people in crisis, the team had contacts with private landlords and with the night shelter in St Peter’s Square in Hereford;

·         Connections had been made between council strategies to co-ordinate work, for example the prevention toolkit for the community hubs model would help to support vulnerable people within and through their local community;

·         There were differing views as to whether members of the public should be discouraged from giving money to people begging on the streets with some organisations believing that it helped to sustain individuals’ drug or alcohol habits or rough sleeping as a lifestyle, however care needed to be taken not to stigmatise all homeless people and the council had given feedback to those responsible for recent posters on street furniture in Hereford that it was not an appropriate message.

 

Group leaders were invited to express the views of their group. It was suggested that reporting should use figures as up to date as possible, perhaps quarterly, to assess trends and check the effectiveness of the strategy. It was also suggested that the strategy should be titled for the prevention of rough sleeping.

 

Following consideration of the points raised:

 

Councillor Davies proposed and Councillor Harrington seconded that the strategy should be amended to make more specific reference to services for migrants.

 

Councillor Marsh proposed and Councillor Norman seconded that the title of the strategy should be amended to stress the prevention element and that the strategy should include reference to pets.

 

The above amendments having been accepted it was agreed that:

 

(a)   the Strategy for the Prevention of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping at appendix 1 be approved, with the additional inclusion of reference to migrants and pets.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hayley Crane


11/12/2019 - Street Trading Application Decision - A4103 layby near Whitestone/Withington ref: 6542    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

To approve the application for a street trading consent

Lead officer: Kevin Price


08/01/2020 - Councillors’ allowance scheme and link to the National Joint Council (NJC) index

To approve the extension of the link to the National Joint Council (NJC) pay award until May 2021 in relation to the basic allowance and special responsibility allowances received by councillors. Details of the current allowances are set out in the Councillors’ Allowance Scheme.


Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 14/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 08/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/01/2020 - D504 Proposed Public Path Diversion Order Footpath LM4 (Part) in the Parish of Little Marcle ref: 6541    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

THAT:
(a) A public path diversion order, for definitive footpath LM4 in the parish of Little Marcle, is made in accordance with section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as shown in the draft order and plan D504 in the Appendix to this report.

(b) In the event that there are no unwithdrawn objections to the formal advertising of the order, it is then confirmed as satisfying the criteria in sub section (6) of the above section, for such confirmation


Lead officer: Jane Little


08/01/2020 - Approval of expenditure of up to £5k for urgent ceiling repairs at Madley Primary School ref: 6540    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

Approval of spend up to £5k of maintenance at Madley Primary School.

The additional works will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget for 2019/2020

Lead officer: Chris Jones


07/01/2020 - Talk Community Strategic Approach

To approve the Talk Community strategic approach and its implementation, including the development and delivery of a comprehensive Talk Community programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 07/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/12/2019 - Award of Sustainability Advice and Services contract ref: 6539    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To award Ecoteric Ltd the Sustainability Advice and Services contract for the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

Lead officer: Nick Webster


31/12/2019 - Attached are the Officer Decsions taken for temporary road closures and highway decisions for the month of December. ref: 6538    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 31/12/2019

Decision:

Carry out works and recover expenses in default of notices served under
Section 143 Highways Act 1980.
Cultivation licences – officer decisions - 4 Leadon Place Ledbury
cultivation licences - 9 Claires Court Lower Bullington
C1066 Whitbourne TTRO19-599
U70216 Barrel Lane, Longhope (TTRO19-484)
1115 - S142 Cultivation Licence - Oakapple Tarrington
Cultivation licences – email 2
- 2 Court Farm Barns Much Birch
S38 Hunderton Avenue
C1098 from Lulham Cottage to Madley, Lulham Madley (TTRO19-497)
C1179 The Cummins, Colwall (TTRO19-495)
TCO AG8
TCO LZ8
C1313 Linley Green Road
U90407 Ailey Lane, Kinnersley (TTRO19-600)
Tensing Close
a notice board consent for Leominster town Council located at broad Street, Leominster
a cultivation licence for an individual located at Kerry house, watery Lane, Hereford
TTRO For Symonds Yat West Road
WQ6
U73267 Chichester Close, Belmont TTRO19-617
YF80209 Union Walk Footway, Hereford (TTRO19-719)
C1014 Leintwardine to Nacklestone (TTRO19-709)
C1001 River Teme to A4113, Walford Leintwardine (TTRO19-700)
U71408 The Velindra, St Weonards (TTRO19-498)
C1110 Stoke Prior - TTRO19-576
S278 with dedication - Straight Mile, Rotherwas
Ross on Wye pancake races – Sunday, 23 February 2020

Lead officer: Clive Hall


06/01/2020 - School Examination Performance 2019

To consider school performance for summer 2019 and the effectiveness of the Herefordshire school improvement strategy and framework in improving outcomes for Herefordshire's children and young people.

To enable the committee to scrutinise pupil and school performance in Herefordshire as assessed in 2019.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Naylor

Notice of decision: 06/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2020 - Procedure for dealing with questions at Scrutiny Committees and Cabinet    Recommendations Approved

To review the procedure in connection with questions to scrutiny committees and cabinet and, if necessary, make recommendations to Council to amend the Constitution

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 03/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/12/2019 - Award of Accommodation based support service for care leavers contract ref: 6536    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 30/12/2019

Decision:

Award a contract to Caring for Communities and People (CCP) for the provision of Accommodation based support service for care leavers service for a period of 5 years at a total cost of £1,893,462, plus additional flex arrangements of up to £2,270 per month, as required.

Lead officer: Amy Whiles


02/01/2020 - Officer approval of Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants to Shropshire Council for Bridgnorth Library and Shropshire Archives. ref: 6535    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Approve (sign-off) applications for ERDF funded Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants and subsequent grant offers.

Lead officer: Matthew Locking


14/01/2020 - Street naming and numbering charges ref: 6511    Recommendations Approved

 

The council has a statutory duty to provide a street naming and numbering (SNN) service. Over the years the use of electronic address data has increased the demand on the service and the role undertaken. The service currently provided therefore has evolved to include statutory and discretionary elements.

 

Through the registration and distribution of new addresses and postcodes, developers receive a service which is of clear commercial value to them. Without an address they have difficulties procuring service connections and processing property sales. Their customers, the purchasers of the properties, would in turn have difficulty accessing a range of services after they move in as their address will not appear on any database or mapping system. As a general principle there is greater acceptance of charges where a clear benefit is visible in return.

 

This report is looking at introducing a scheme of charges on the discretionary element of the work, it will summarise the SNN legislation, look at the reasoning and explore available options. A scheme of charges (appendix A) is proposed which will aim to recover the cost of the discretionary element of the work, thus helping to maintain service delivery.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

That:

 the scheme of charges (appendix A)  for additional discretionary street naming and numbering services be introduced with effect from 1 April 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Thomas-Alvarez


02/01/2020 - Minor injury units    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report and presentation on urgent care, including the temporary winter closures of the Ross-on-Wye and Leominster Minor Injury Units (MIUs), and to determine any recommendations the committee wishes to make to a responsible NHS body and / or to the executive.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: Kerne Bridge; Ledbury North; Leominster East; Leominster North & Rural; Leominster South; Leominster West; Ross East; Ross North; Ross West;

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 02/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2020 - Granting of a HMO for 23 Meyrick Street. Hereford. Whitecross. 02.01.20 ref: 6533    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

HMO licence granted M/111470

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


20/11/2019 - Private Water Supplies (England) Regs 2016 Notice relating to a supply in Upper Hill. Weobley. 20.11.19 ref: 6532    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

To service a Regulation 18 Notice Under PWS16

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


23/12/2019 - Serving of a Section 20 Prohibition Order Cat 1 Notice. Leominster East. 23.12.19 ref: 6531    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 23/12/2019

Decision:

To service a Section 20 Prohibition Order Cat 1 Notice

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


17/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute Two Individuals for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Children At School. Hereford City CP. 17.11.19 ref: 6529    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 17/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for failing to secure the attendance of two compulsory school age registered children between 12th and 28th June 2019, contrary to section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


13/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Leominster South Parish. 13.11.19 ref: 6528    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child between 28th April and 18th June 2019, contrary to section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


23/12/2019 - Officer approval of Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grant made by Shropshire Council for Severn Valley Country Park ref: 6526    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 23/12/2019

Decision:

Approve (sign-off) applications for ERDF funded Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants and subsequent grant offers.

Lead officer: Matthew Locking


13/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Kings Acre. 13.12.19 ref: 6524    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 17th June to 28th June 2019, contrary to section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


13/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Ross North. 13.12.19 ref: 6523    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child from 20th June to 28th June 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


10/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute A Second Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Leominster West. 10.11.19 ref: 6522    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of three compulsory school age registered children between the dates of 11th and 20th June 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


10/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Leominster West. 10.11.19 ref: 6521    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child between the dates of 11th and 20th June 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


11/12/2019 - Provision of high quality autism training for all school staff ref: 6520    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

The approach to providing all school staff with a high level of training in relation to autism in line with the commitment within the all-age autism strategy is approved. The Council engages the accredited regional hub of the Autism Education Trust (AET) to deliver high quality professional development to all of Herefordshire’s schools over a three year period.

The cost of the programme will be £75,000 over the three-year period. A sum of £70,000 has been set aside in the Council’s budget to support the implementation and promotion of the Herefordshire all-age autism strategy. The remaining amount of £5,000 will be provided from the remaining balances of SEN Reform Grant, originally provided by the Department for Education for stimulating developments in relation to SEND and hence this would fit with the conditions of grant.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


16/09/2019 - Decision to Issue a Community Protection Notice for not clearing fly tipped waste from their land. Leominster West. 16.09.19 ref: 6534    For Determination

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2019

Decision:

To issue formal community protection notice in accordance with Section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher