Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

13/08/2019 - Leader's report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 12 July 2019.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 13/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2019 - Teachers pay award 2019/20

To seek comments on proposed arrangements for an increased pay award for teachers. The proposals aim to ensure that all teachers are treated equally and receive a cost of living increase. The national pay award only applies to the minima and maxima of each pay range and not for pay reference points in-between; therefore if the national pay award was applied, the majority of teachers would not receive a cost of living increase.

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: 07/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2019 - Review of performance and progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support improvement plan 2019 / 2020

To review progress against the improvement plan produced in response to the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018 and the subsequent Safeguarding and Family Support division improvement plan 2019 / 2020.

The Ofsted improvement plan 2018 / 2019 was updated to the end of March 2019 at which time the process was reviewed in order to move improvement planning into the service areas for 2019-2020; the individual service plans are being reviewed and monitored through a monthly cycle with a clear indication of progress and areas of challenge.

An overall improvement plan for Safeguarding and Family Support 2019 / 2020 has been developed incorporating the outstanding actions from the Ofsted improvement plan to ensure that the continued focus on improvement is driven forward.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Quarter 3 2019/20 corporate budget and performance report

To review performance for quarter 3 2019/20 and the budget outturn.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/07/2019 - Youth Justice Plan 2019 - 2020

To approve the Youth Justice Plan 2019/2020.

The Youth Justice Plan forms part of the council's budget and policy framework and is reserved to full council to approve.

The plan is produced on an annual basis on behalf of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire councils. The basic plan preparation is undertaken by the West Mercia Youth Justice Service according to the deadlines and content requirements set by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB).

The plan sets out how youth justice services across West Mercia are structured and resourced and identified key actions to address identified risks to service delivery and improvement.

Under section 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, each council has a duty to produce a plan setting out how youth justice services in their area are provided and funded and how the youth offending service for the area is funded and composed, the plan is submitted to the YJB.


The plan for 2019/20 was prepared in May 2019 in line with guidance issued by the YJB. The draft plan was agreed by the West Mercia Youth Justice Service Management Board on 24 May 2019

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/07/2019 - Sustainable Food City model

To agree the application to become a Sustainable Food County

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 29/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/07/2019 - Schools Budget 2020/21

To approve final budget proposals for school, central school services and early years within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2020/21 as recommended by Schools Forum

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 18/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open