Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

14/08/2019 - To approve a revised business case and budget for the expansion of Marlbrook Primary School within the approved capital allocation

To approve a revised business case and budget for the expansion of Marlbrook Primary School within the approved capital allocation to accommodate the additional pupils admitted from 2014 in response to rising numbers in South Hereford and to meet parental preference.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: Redhill;

Lead officer: Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 14/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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 - Short Breaks Capital Grant Scheme

To approve the creation of a short breaks capital grant scheme.

This is to ensure maximum benefit for children with disabilities and special educational needs across Herefordshire which was approved at the council’s budget meeting on 15 February 2019 as part of the council’s capital strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amanda Price

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

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


08/08/2019 - Executive Response to Review of highways maintenance - pothole repairs

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the review of highways maintenance - pothole repairs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: Before 20/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brown, Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/08/2019 - Executive response to the Review of Court Judgements relating to Children and Families

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the task and finish group's review of Court Judgements relating to children and families.
The task and finish group assessed the response of the Council to address concerns raised in court judgements and the recent Ofsted inspections, and made seven recommendations to the Head of Paid service and a further 4 recommendations to the executive. It is proposed that all of these are accepted and the responses are set out in appendix 1a and 1b.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/08/2019 - Executive response to the Review of Special Educational Needs and Disability Provision

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the task and finish group's review of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision.
The task and finish group assessed SEND provision in Herefordshire and made thirteen recommendations to the executive. It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted and the responses to them are set out in appendix 1

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Knight

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/08/2019 - Executive response to the review of the pupil referral unit (PRU) referrals

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the task and finish group's review of the Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) referrals.
The task and finish group assessed the level of referrals to the PRU in Herefordshire and made eleven recommendations to the executive. It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted and the responses are set out in appendix 1

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Knight

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Corporate risk register

To consider the status of the council's corporate risk register in order to monitor the effectiveness of the performance, risk and opportunity management framework.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Tracking of audit recommendations

To review progress of the implementation of audit recommendations.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

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


06/08/2019 - Quarter 2 2019/20 corporate budget and performance report

To review performance for quarter 2 2019/20 and the budget outturn.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/11/2019

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019


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


31/07/2019 - Local Management of Schools Capital Loan to Madley Primary School

To approve a loan from school balances for £50,000 to Madley Primary School to enable the upgrade and replacement of ICT infrastructure, refurbishment of the ICT suite including replacing the flooring

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision due date: 05/09/2019

Wards affected: Stoney Street;

Lead officer: Karen Jones

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/07/2019 - Adoption of the Withington Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Withington Group neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Withington Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: Hagley;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 30/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/07/2019 - Estates Capital Programme - improvement works to the electrical installation at the Shire Hall

To approve the early draw down of funds from the 2020/21 capital programme budget to deliver improvement works to the electrical installation at the Shire Hall, Hereford. These works need to be delivered ahead of schedule as there is an increasing risk of failure to the infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 29/08/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 25/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2019 - NHS Health Checks Contract Extension

To approve the extension of the current contract for NHS Health Checks delivery for a further 12 months to allow for further scoping of delivery models using primary care networks.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 09/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayte Thompson-Dixon

Notice of decision: 23/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/07/2019 - Adoption of the Weobley neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Weobley neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Weobley neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 10/10/2019

Wards affected: Weobley;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2019 - Digital Strategy Delivery 2019/20

To approve the draw down from the IT reserve for specific projects and the spend on the capital programme relating to IT equipment.  The report also seeks approval to adopt the Digital Declaration as a joint statement between national and local government on standards for utilising digital services for the benefit of residents.  The report will also provide an update and outline of the delivery of the council’s digital strategy for the financial year 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 18/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 19/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2019 - Independent Living Demonstration and Assessment Centre

To approve the capital spend on the creation of a Independent Living Demonstration and Assessment Centre to be based in Blackfriars Street, Hereford.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Swift

Notice of decision: 19/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/07/2019 - Children’s social care out of hours emergency duty service

To approve the recommendations for the provision of an out of hours emergency duty service for children’s social care from October 2019. 

 

As a result of Worcestershire County Council transferring their children services to Worcestershire Children First on 1 October 2019, it is proposed that the current contract for the Herefordshire Emergency Duty Team (EDT) service with Worcestershire County Council is terminated and a new contract is awarded to Worcestershire Children First.  This proposal will ensure continuity of this business critical service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 18/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

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