Decisions

Decisions

30/11/2019 - Temporary Road Closures authorised during November ref: 6483    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 30/11/2019

Decision:


Attached are the officer decisions taken for temporary road closures and highway decisions from 1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019.

- The Bricklands, Landowner deposit CA17 Form

- Roger Albert Clark Rally start in Leominster – Thursday, 21 November 2019

- B4399 From Dinedor Mill Bridge To B4224, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire

- A4137 TTRO19-043 St Owen's Cross Closure

- U66407, Harcourt Road, Mathon - 5 Feb 2020

- C1051 Haynall Lane, Little Hereford (TTRO19-473)

- U70409 Bulls Hill, Walford - 30 January 2020

- U70004, Woodhouse Lane, Upton Bishop

- C1048 Eye Lane, Ashton TTRO19-598

- TCO WA25

- U72012 Holywell Lane Dinedor Closure

- C1124 Walkers Green Marden Closure

- Section 38 Agreement for Whitestone Chapel, Withington by EG Carter

- C1295 from B4224 Fownhope to Nupend Farm

- U71211, Langstone Lane (South), Llangarron, Herefordshire
- C1221 from B4349 to C1222, Kingstone (TTRO19-467)

- C1135 from C1136 to Snails Bank

- s.38 - Whitestone Chapel Withington

- Ross on Wye Boxing Day hunt meet – 26 December 2019

- U66402 & U66401, Wellington Heath (TTRO19-711)

- U94210 Lower Docklow Church

- Event road closure – Ledbury Boxing Day hunt meet

- C1292 Dormington TTRO19-602

- Kington Boxing Day hunt meet – 26th December

- Leominster Boxing Day hunt meet – Thursday 26 December

- U94210 Lower Docklow Church - Road Closure

- U66402 & U66401, Wellington Heath (TTRO19-711)

- Bromyard Boxing Day hunt meet – 26 December 2019

- Road Closure - C1040 Eyton Gilberts Farmhouse to B4361
- Whitestone Business Park To Sheepcote

Lead officer: Bruce Evans


03/12/2019 - High Needs Budget 2020/21

To approve the Dedicated Schools Grant high needs budget for 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 26/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 03/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/12/2019 - To agree the continuation of delivery of ICT services with Rutland County Council

To agree that Herefordshire Council continue to accept the delegation by Rutland County Council of their enterprise system support function (an element of ICT support) and that Herefordshire Council should act as lead commissioning council for the service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 03/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2019 - Extension and Improvements to Outdoor Play Provision at Clifford Primary School ref: 6481    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Approval to fund £17,164, including professional fees, for an extension and improvements to the existing outdoor play provision at Clifford Primary School.

Funding to be provided from primary Section 106 receipts from Land East of Newport Street Cusop, and School devolved capital.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


05/11/2019 - Provision of Fully Equipped Accessible Toilet at Hereford Sixth Form College ref: 6480    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Approval to fund £12,668, including contingency and professional fees, for a fully equipped accessible toilet at the Sixth Form College.

Funding to be provided from post 16 Section 106 receipts from various developments: White House Drive Kingstone; England’s Gate Inn Bodenham; Gadbridge Road Weobley; Quarry Field Lugwardine; and Land South A438 Bartestree

Lead officer: Chris Jones


05/11/2019 - Provision of Outdoor Canopy at St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School ref: 6479    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

To fund £9,035, including professional fees, for an external canopy to the reception class at St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School.

Funding to be provided from primary Section 106 receipts from Nell Gwynne Inn, and school devolved capital.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


20/11/2019 - Approval of expenditure of up to £20k for enabling works for swimming pool demolition at Ashfield Park Primary School ref: 6478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Approval of up to £20k of maintenance at Ashfield Park Primary School. The additional works will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


20/11/2019 - Approval of expenditure of up to £11k for planned maintenance fire precaution works at Almeley Primary Schoo ref: 6477    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Approval of the fire precautions planned maintenance works at Almeley Primary School, to be undertaken via SC Joseph, at an initial cost of £9,946 plus associated contingency, professional and statutory fees. A total cost up to the value of £11,000

This will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget

Lead officer: Chris Jones


20/11/2019 - Approval of expenditure of up to £16k for planned maintenance fire precautions at Gorsley Goffs Primary School ref: 6476    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Approval of the the fire precautions planned maintenance works at Gorsley Goffs Primary School, to be undertaken via Balfour Beatty Living Places, at an initial cost of £13,105 plus associated contingency, professional and statutory fees. A total cost up to the value of £16,000

This will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget

Lead officer: Chris Jones


21/10/2019 - Approval of the expenditure of up to £24k for planned maintenance fascia replacements at Credenhill St Mary’s CE Primary School and Luston Primary School ref: 6475    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 21/10/2019

Decision:

Approval of the fascia replacement planned maintenance works at Credenhill CE Primary and Luston Primary Schools, to be undertaken via Balfour Beatty Living Places and SC Joseph, at an initial cost of £18,776 plus associated contingency, professional and statutory fees. A total cost up to the value of £24,000

The works will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


21/10/2019 - Approval of expenditure of up to £16k for planned maintenance fire precaution works at Stoke Prior Primary School ref: 6474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 21/10/2019

Decision:

Approval for the fire precautions planned maintenance works at Stoke Prior Primary School, to be undertaken via Balfour Beatty Living Places and Melcon, at an initial cost of £12,048 plus associated contingency, professional and statutory fees.

A total cost up to the value of £16,000

This will be funded from the existing school capital maintenance budget

Lead officer: Chris Jones


25/11/2019 - Approval of the expenditure of up to £16k for replacement hot water boilers at Earl Mortimer College ref: 6473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

Approval of the HWS boiler replacement works at Earl Mortimer College, to be undertaken via Spa Gas, at an initial cost of £13,734 plus associated contingency, professional and statutory fees.

A total cost up to the value of £16,000 .
This will be funded from the school capital maintenance budget.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


02/12/2019 - Options for delivering council-owned Housing

To approve the commencement of a project utilising earmarked reserves for the purpose of evaluating and recommending delivery models through which the council can develop and manage new homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet member housing, regulatory services, and community safety

Decision due date: 31/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Gabb

Notice of decision: 02/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/12/2019 - Mobilisation of new Edge of Care approach for children and young people

To approve the initial investment into a new approach for supporting children who are on the edge of being required to be looked after by the Council, either because they are at risk of becoming or looked after child, or because they could safely cease to be looked after with appropriate support.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 12/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 02/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2019 - Support for residents and businesses whose homes or business premises have been flooded

To seek approval for the launch of hardship schemes to residents and businesses whose homes or business premises have been flooded.

The hardship schemes would consist of a Community Recovery Grant, to help families with their immediate recovery and a Business Recovery Grant, for eligible small and medium-sized businesses.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 06/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 29/11/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision is urgent in nature due to the need to award funding to affected households and businesses as soon as practicable.

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2019 - Underwriting the second phase of Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal grant funding to NMiTE

To approve an appropriate level of underwriting of NMiTE’s second phase of Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal grant funding to enable the development of a Centre for Advanced Timber Technology, Centre for Automated Manufacturing, and a Centre for Future Skills on the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/12/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 29/11/2019

Reason for urgency:
The funding agreement is required to be signed in early January 2020 to ensure that design and planning stages of the build can commence to ensure that building works and defray of the grant occurs by March 2021.

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2019 - Equality Policy 2020-2023

To approve the draft equality policy 2020-2023, including the proposed equality objectives.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harriet Yellin

Notice of decision: 28/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2019 - Extension of ERDF Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings programme

To authorise acceptance of the offer of further funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) capital and revenue to the council, in order to administer the sustainable energy in public buildings project covering the Marches local enterprise partnership (LEP) area on behalf of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 28/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2019 - Landlord consent to sub-let Unit 6 Maylord Shopping Centre ref: 6471    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Landlord consent to sub-let Unit 6 Maylord Shopping Centre on commercial terms for an initial term of 10 years.

Lead officer: Matthew Williams


28/11/2019 - Landlord consent to sub-let unit 5 Maylord Shopping Centre on commercial terms for an initial term of 5 years. ref: 6470    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Landlord consent to sub-let unit 5 Maylord Shopping Centre on commercial terms for an initial term of 5 years.

Lead officer: Matthew Williams


28/11/2019 - Landlord consent to sub-let Unit 2 Maylord Shopping Centre ref: 6469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

Landlord consent to sub-let Unit 2 Maylord Shopping Centre on commercial terms for an initial term of 12 months with option to renew the lease on similar terms to the same party for up to 5 years from the date of the consent.

Lead officer: Matthew Williams


27/11/2019 - To approve a revised business case and budget for the expansion of Marlbrook Primary School within the approved capital allocation ref: 6457    Recommendations Approved

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.

The revised business case is attached as Appendix 1.

Provision of £6.141m is included within the approved capital programme to complete the expansion of Marlbrook Primary School from 420 to 630 statutory age pupils, increasing its planned admission number from 60 to 90.  Following authorised expenditure of £446.5k on feasibility and initial costs, on 10 May 2018 Cabinet approved an extension to the school to enable its permanent expansion from two to three forms of entry and provision of additional car parking and associated works to fulfil planning and transport requirements, at a cost of not more than £4,688,500 to be delivered through a design and build contract. Design work has now reached Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stage 4 - detailed design - and a detailed cost plan based on sub-contractors' tenders has been produced by the principal contractor confirming that scheme costs exceed the budget approved by Cabinet but remain within the overall capital programme provision for this scheme. This report seeks approval of the revised business case and authority to spend up to the sum of £6.141m in the capital programme - being an additional £1.006m  This revised sum covers the following which was part of the original specification but have now been fully costed:

"           feasibility work undertaken and completed in 2017

"           modification of the Green Croft building to accommodate the school's early years provision which was completed in 2018

"           internal modifications to the main school building to provide a new Reception Year classroom, a new staffroom, additional car parking and new netball courts which were completed in Summer 2019

"           the design work for the main construction project done to date

"           the cost of the main construction contract - for work yet to be done

"           the council's project management costs and professional services

"           the council's contingencies

Marlbrook is a popular and successful school, rated outstanding by Ofsted, located in Redhill ward in Hereford.  There has been growing demand for school places across the south of the city for some years, and without the additional capacity there would be insufficient places to meet this demand. The school was asked to take a larger intake in 2014 - 90 instead of 60 - and has done so every year since.  Until now the larger numbers have been accommodated in temporary accommodation.  The purpose of the current project is to ensure that all children in the school are accommodated in permanent buildings.

Approval of the revised business case and budget will enable the extension works to be delivered to the recommended specification and standard set out in the revised business plan.  This comprises providing six new classrooms, a new hall, and ancillary spaces, including facilities to make the school fully accessible, such as a hygiene and physio room, a larger remodelled kitchen, and required external works to meet planning requirements, including the requirements of Sport England for replacement netball courts.  It also includes provision for furniture, fittings and equipment, and the council's project management costs and contingencies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

 

That

a)    the revised business case for the expansion of Marlbrook Primary School at Appendix 1 be approved;

b)    a revised scheme cost of up to £6,141m be approved (being an additional £1.006m to the previously approved cost); and

c)    the director for children and families be authorised to take all operational decision necessary to implement the above recommendations within the agreed budget.

Wards affected: Redhill;

Lead officer: Karen Knight


27/11/2019 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy ref: 6456    Recommendations Approved

To approve and support the contents of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy (HWLWD) and approve the high level actions set out for 2019-2024.

 

Over the last five years the delivery of dementia care in Herefordshire and Worcestershire has evolved into a multi-agency approach with each county having separate strategies.

 

As strong as our foundations are, we know that we have more to do to ensure we provide timely diagnosis and that people with dementia and their carers get the right support whatever their individual circumstances.

 

We must continue to strive towards becoming more dementia friendly as a wider community. Our ambition is to ensure that people at whatever stage of their condition are given the best opportunity to live well, remain active, feel valued and connected within their family and community.

 

The 2019-2024 strategy sets out a shared vision for a collaborative approach across both counties It will build upon the successes of our local dementia partnerships delivered by a wide range of local stakeholders who are key to supporting people living with dementia, their family, friends and communities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

THAT:

Cabinet reviewed and approved the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2019-2024 (at appendix 1) the content and recommendations of which were supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 October 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Smith


27/11/2019 - Herefordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF) and Integration plan 2019-20 and section 75 agreement ref: 6455    Recommendations Approved

To approve the council’s contribution to the Herefordshire better care fund (BCF) and Integration plan 2019-20 and the section 75 agreement from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025. In summary, the report identifies the following key points:

·         The better care fund (BCF) provides a mechanism for joint health, housing and social care planning and commissioning. It brings together ring-fenced budgets from Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) allocations, and funding paid directly to local government, including the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), the improved Better Care Fund (iBCF) and the Winter Pressures grant;

·         The council’s contribution to the better care fund is £31.5m revenue and £2m capital for 2019/20;

·         It is a national requirement, set by NHS England, that the better care fund is transferred into one or more pooled funds established under section 75 of the NHS Act 2006; the four key national conditions and national metrics for the BCF remain consistent from 2018-19;

·         Herefordshire partners remain committed to working together to deliver a local system ‘where strong communities encourage individual citizens to live healthy lives and offer support when this is required for them to maintain their independence, with sustainable, aligned health and care services for local people’;

·         The council and CCG continue to work together to deliver on the key priorities within the plan to achieve service redesign and improve the delivery of service in order to achieve the priorities of the health and wellbeing strategy in the most cost effective way;

·         Herefordshire’s BCF and Integration plan 2019-20 details the local approach to integration, plans to achieve metrics and plans for ongoing implementation of the HICM for managing transfers of care. The plan maintains the key schemes identified in the 2017-18 submission; and

·         the plans are intended to move our health and social care system to a new service model in which patients get more options, better support and properly joined up care at the right time in the optimal care setting will support communities to remain within their own homes and reduce the need for hospitalisation and long-term care.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)       the council’s contribution to the better care fund of £31.5m revenue and £2m capital for 2019/20 be approved;

(b)       approval be given for the council to enter into a section 75 agreement with Herefordshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) for up to 5 years, (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025); and

(c)       the director for adults and communities and the director for childrens and families  be authorised, following consultation with the solicitor to the council and s151 officer, to take all operational decisions necessary to approve the scheme level detail within the budget approved by Cabinet in the s75 agreement on an annual basis to 31 March 2025.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt


27/11/2019 - Quarter 2 2019/20 corporate budget and performance report ref: 6454    Recommendations Approved

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

To provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue budget and service delivery targets, and that the reasons for major variances or potential under-performance are understood and are being addressed to the cabinet's satisfaction. 

 

The 2019/20 outturn is £146k overspend as at the end of September 2019.It is anticipated that this will be addressed within the directorates.

The proportion of performance measures showing an improvement, or remaining the same compared to the same period last year is 63%.  This is an improvement on the same period last year

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Decision:

That:

Cabinet reviewed performance and financial outturn for quarter 2 2019/20, as set out in appendices A - H,  and did not identify any additional actions to be considered to achieve future improvement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris


27/11/2019 - Supported Accommodation for Care Leavers - development of a local framework

To approve the development of a local framework for supported accommodation for care leavers

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 06/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 27/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2019 - Highways Act 1980, Section 119 Proposed Publich Path Diversion Order Footpath LJ36 (part) in the Parish of Luston ref: 6468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

THAT:
(a) A public path diversion order, for definitive footpath LJ 36 in the parish of Luston, is made in accordance with section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as shown in the draft order and plan D501 in Appendix1 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


27/11/2019 - Herefordshire Multi- Agency Protocol for Children and Young People with Disabilities and Complex Needs - Preparing for Adulthood

To approve the Herefordshire Multi-Agency Protocol for Children and Young People with Disabilities and Complex Needs.  

 

The protocol is designed with young people at the centre and has been developed to support and improve the preparing for adulthood transition process by ensuring we are all working together for the benefit of young people, their parents and carers.

The protocol aims to outline the preparing for adulthood pathway and ensure everyone involved understands the specific roles and responsibilities of all the key agencies, so that they can work together effectively to support the young person.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alexia Heath

Notice of decision: 27/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/11/2019 - VMWare Licensing Renewal - 2019 ref: 6467    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant director Corporate Support

Decision published: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

To award a contract to Insight for the provision of VMWare maintenance and support for a period of 3 Years at a total cost of £60,147.60.

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


14/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Hagley. 14.11.19 ref: 6466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child between 13th May 2019 and 21st May 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual Regarding Failing to Secure Regular School Attendance of a Child. Tupsley. 14.11.19 ref: 6465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child between 8th May 2019 and 15th May 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996, using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual under Section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Leominster East. 14.11.19 ref: 6464    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

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

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


15/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Littering of a Cigarette Butt. Belmont Rural. 15.11.19 ref: 6463    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute the one defendant for a littering offence under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/11/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Failing to Secure Regular Attendance of Their Child At School. Redhill. 14.11.19 ref: 6462    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school ago registered child between 4th October 2018 and 24th May 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. Golden Valley South. 13.11.19 ref: 6461    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for failing to secure the attendance of a compulsory school age registered child between 13th and 23rd May 2019, contrary to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 using the Single Justice Procedure.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


26/11/2019 - 2019/20 external audit plan

To approve the external audit plan for 2019/20, to ensure that the council has effective statutory external audit arrangements in place as required in the council’s constitution.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2019 - Annual external audit letter - 2018/19

For the committee to receive the external auditor’s annual audit letter for 2018/19 and determine
whether further action or inclusion in the committee’s work programme is appropriate.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2019 - Contract and finance procedure rules

To approve updates to the councils contract and finance procedure rules to ensure the rules are up to date.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2019 - Landlord consent to sub-let unit 19 Maylord Shopping Centre ref: 6460    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 22/11/2019

Decision:

Landlord consent to sub-let unit 19 Maylord Shopping Centre on commercial terms for a term of 12 months

Lead officer: Matthew Williams


22/11/2019 - To tender for consultancy support to review how we manage streetworks and to introduce the permit scheme in Herefordshire ref: 6459    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 22/11/2019

Decision:

The council will tender for consultancy support and appoint following submission and vetting of supporting documents. The commission will review the current work undertaken by street works applications and implement a permit scheme if appropriate

Lead officer: Bruce Evans


22/11/2019 - Business Energy Efficiency Programme ref: 6445    Recommendations Approved

To approve Herefordshire Council's participation in the second phase of the European Regional Development Funded Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) led by Worcestershire County Council.

 

This three year project will offer 50% capital grants of up to £20,000 to small and medium sized business in Herefordshire to support investment in energy efficiency, waste and water reduction projects.

 

Led by Worcestershire County Council this project will support businesses across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. 

 

The total grant allocation for businesses in Herefordshire is £244,800

 

The required match funding contribution from Herefordshire Council is £16,176 in addition to a maximum liability of £37,476 for a potential gap of private sector leverage towards the administration costs of the project

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)       Herefordshire Council participates in the second phase of the Business Energy Efficiency Programme; and

(b)       match funding of £16,174 be approved; and

(c)       the council underwrites a maximum sum of £37,476 should private sector leverage towards the administration costs of the project not be realised.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell


22/11/2019 - Improvement of Children's social work practice ref: 6443    Recommendations Approved

To approve the use of earmarked reserves to provide the opportunity to recruit to improve the quality of children's social work.

 

Cabinet has recognised that the council can support children's social care work further by enabling more staff to be recruited within this financial year. This is in conjunction with work that the council has already done to increase the number of social work posts, expand the early help service and family support service to work with families and business support to take some tasks off social workers.

 

The proposals in this report will enable the service to potentially recruit five social work posts (including a senior practitioner post) and a manager to provide further capacity that would be located in the assessment service and carry out assessment team work. This would enable some cases to be held in the assessment teams rather than in the child protection court teams and therefore lessen the pressure on social workers, particularly in the child protection court teams where we are finding it particularly difficult to recruit agency and permanent staff, despite all the work the council has done to improve the retention and recruitment offer.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 22/11/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2019

Decision:

That:

the use of earmarked reserves of up to £150k to recruit 6 children’s social work posts before the end of the financial year be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird


21/11/2019 - Agreement to release 16 Miller Craddock Way, Ledbury from a legal charge and a restriction on title ref: 6458    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 21/11/2019

Decision:

Release of 16 Miller Craddock Way from the legal charge and a restriction on legal title relating to the Deer Park development in return for the fee paid to Herefordshire Council as detailed in the legal charge.

Lead officer: Matthew Williams


20/11/2019 - Amendment to shareholding agreement of Hoople Ltd

To agree to admit a new shareholder to Hoople Ltd

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 17/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Audrey Clements

Notice of decision: 20/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2019 - Hereford City Centre Improvements (HCCI)

To authorise funding from approved capital budget for the development of the full business case for investment in Hereford City Centre and the production of an objection report following the statutory Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) consultation as part of the St Owen St Cycle Contraflow project.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 12/12/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: James Fishlock

Notice of decision: 20/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/10/2019 - To serve provisional Tree Preservation Order 626, Checketts, Colwall ref: 6453    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 20/11/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

To serve provisional Tree Preservation Order 626, Checketts, Colwall

Lead officer: Juliet Wheatley


21/10/2019 - To serve provisional Tree Preservation Order 625, The Mill, Stoke Lacy ref: 6452    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 20/11/2019

Effective from: 21/10/2019

Decision:

To serve provisional Tree Preservation Order 625, The Mill, Stoke Lacy

Lead officer: Juliet Wheatley


06/09/2019 - To make provisional Tree Preservation Order 622, St. James Church, Cradley ref: 6451    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 20/11/2019

Effective from: 06/09/2019

Decision:

To serve provisional Tree Preservation Order 622, St. James Church, Cradley

Lead officer: Juliet Wheatley