Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

23/11/2020 - Hereford Towns Fund town investment plan submission

Endorsement of the Hereford Towns Fund town investment plan submission and approval to act as accountable body for any subsequent Town Deal agreed with government.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/01/2021

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Belmont Rural; Bobblestock; Central; College; Eign Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Holmer; Kings Acre; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Tupsley; Whitecross; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 23/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2020 - Transfer of Get Building Funding the New Model Institute Technology and Engineering

To enable the accountable body, Shropshire Council, to delegate responsibility for the managing of the Get Building Funding grant and the relationship with the successful grant applicant (NMiTE) to the council. The full grant amount of £1.6m for project will be transferred from the accountable body to the council in advance of project delivery. The grant funding will be utilised to accelerate development of NMITE’s Centre for Automated Manufacturing on the Herefordshire Enterprise Zone

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2020 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP)

To provide an update on programme and budget for the HCCTP project and to agree next steps to progress the remaining elements of the project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 04/02/2021

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Central; College; Eign Hill; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - Public Realm Contract Extension

To approve an extension of the public realm service contract, with Balfour Beatty Living Places, in line with contract terms and conditions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 18/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Manterfield

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - Recommendation for the first proceedable affordable housing scheme

To approve the development work for the first proceedable site for affordable housing in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Nigel Thomas

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - Hillside - Review of technological opportunities

To approve funding to undertake a comprehensive review of the current technology in Hillside Care Centre, Pentwyn Avenue, Hereford and to set-out the short, medium and long term technological opportunities so that focused improvements, and appropriate solutions can be integrated into services to enhance the quality of care and life, support independence and increase safety as set out in the Herefordshire’s 2020 – 2024 County Plan below:
“Technology is another key component for promoting and supporting wellbeing, particularly for those with high levels of need. Technology can be very liberating and empowering where it can improve independence without relying on formal and often intrusive levels of care. This includes such things as prompts to take medication, voice-activated response services when crisis occurs (such as a fall), health and wellbeing apps etc. Over the coming years, we will continue to develop our technology strategies and make further investments in this important, exciting and fast moving area of service transformation.”

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision due date: 11/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Davinder Johal

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2020 - Maylord Shopping Centre - Procurement of Management Contract

To approve the procurement of a contract for the management of the Maylord Shopping Centre, Hereford so that a new contract is in place at the expiry of the existing contract in June 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 09/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2020 - West Midlands Rail Ltd - proposed governance change

To agree the council’s response to proposed changes in the governance of West Midlands Rail Limited (WMRL).

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 14/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Hammond

Notice of decision: 09/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/11/2020 - £2m Investment in the C and U road network - confirmation of the delivery programme

To approve the programme of works on the C and U road network further to the decision by the cabinet member of 6 August 2020 and resolution of the Council of 14 February 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 06/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/11/2020 - Executive response to the tree strategy and hedgehog protection motions

To approve the cabinet member response to the Tree Strategy resolution that was passed by council at the meeting of full council on 17 July 2020.

To approve the cabinet member response to the Decline in Hedgehog population resolution that was unanimously supported at the meeting of full council on 9 October 2020.

To approve the development of a Nature Strategy to enhance and protect biodiversity across the Council's operations

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 11/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 06/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/11/2020 - Schools Capital Investment Programme

To approve the proposed expenditure of the preliminary works budget included in the capital programme.
The distribution of this funding is determined in accordance with the principles set out in the schools capital investment strategy and is based on regular condition surveys, suitability assessments and assessments of current and forecast demand for places.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Knight, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 06/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2020 - Lugwardine: A438 Improvement scheme:S106 Works Pedestrian Crossing and footway

To approve the allocation of highway contributions secured by way of a S106 agreement to deliver works through the public realm contract.

These works are to be undertaken using S106 monies which will deliver a pedestrian crossing and extend a footway to the bus stop. The works are in the vicinity of the school and are aimed to ensure safety for children accessing the school and access for all to the bus waiting facilities

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 10/12/2020

Wards affected: Hagley;

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 05/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2020 - Review of performance and progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support improvement plan

To review progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support division improvement plan 2020
/ 2021 (appendix a) and Our priorities definitions (appendix b) produced in response to the Ofsted
Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018 and
the subsequent focused visits carried out in 2019.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 01/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Gill

Notice of decision: 05/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2020 - Update on reducing the number of children looked after (CLA)

To provide an update on the reduction strategy to reduce the number of children looked after (CLA). To include an update on cases that had been identified for Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) or reunification.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 01/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gill Cox, Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 05/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2020 - Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Update

This report provides an update on the achievements of the Marches LEP, current priorities, and Board membership

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 30/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Richard Ball

Notice of decision: 05/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/11/2020 - Hereford Towns Fund sign off process and project development funding acceptance

To approve the Hereford Towns Fund Town Investment Plan (TIP) sign off process and to accept the £162,000 of revenue grant received from the government to support the development of the Hereford TIP

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 20/11/2020

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Belmont Rural; Bobblestock; Central; College; Eign Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Holmer; Kings Acre; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Tupsley; Whitecross; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 02/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2020 - Endorsement of ‘Station Approach Site Study, Hereford’ Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Clasby

Notice of decision: 30/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2020 - Appointment of Acting Director of Public Health

To appoint an acting Director of Public Health

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 30/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information related to an individual


29/10/2020 - To review and authorise a resourcing plan that will be required to take forward and implement the outcome of the waste management review

The council are currently undertaking a waste management review where by the council is likely to be responsible for delivering a significant change programme to deliver changes in the way that waste is collected and disposed of throughout the county. There will be a need for expertise across waste contract procurement, public communications, strategic waste management and the capacity to implement change within the organisation

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Joni Hughes

Notice of decision: 29/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/10/2020 - Licensing Policy 2020-2025

To approve the Licensing Policy 2020-2025

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Fred Spriggs

Notice of decision: 28/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/10/2020 - Review of fostering allowances and fees for foster carers

To increase fostering allowances and fees for foster carers so that the Fostering service can recruit and retain sufficient foster carers to meet the needs of children and young people in care.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gill Cox

Notice of decision: 28/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/10/2020 - Pay Policy Statement

To recommend the 2021 pay policy statement to full council for approval and publication.

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 27/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2020 - Additional funding in support of Lengthsman Grant

To approve £60k capital works under the public realm annual plan 2020/21 and £10k additional revenue funding to the lengthsman scheme to allow all applications received from parishes under the lengthsman scheme to be undertaken.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 25/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Manterfield

Notice of decision: 26/10/2020

Reason for urgency:
Works to be delivered this Financial year, the risk to be able to commit to delivery in year increases if decision delayed.

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2020 - Progress report on 2020/21 internal audit plan

To update members on the progress of internal audit work and to bring to their attention any key internal control issues arising from work recently completed. To enable the committee to monitor performance of the internal audit team against the approved plan.
To assure the committee that action is being taken on risk related issues identified by internal audit. This is monitored by acceptance by management of audit recommendations and progress updates in implementing the agreed action plans. In addition, audit recommendations not accepted by management are reviewed and progress to an appropriate recommendation to cabinet if it is considered that the course of action proposed by management presents a risk in terms of the effectiveness of or compliance with the council’s control environment.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 17/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 26/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open