Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

24/02/2021 - Hoople Service Level Agreement 2021/22

To approve the Hoople Ltd service level agreement for 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 25/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 24/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/02/2021 - 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 / 2020 (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.

To review the Herefordshire Children's Safeguarding Partnership annual report for 2019-2020 (appendix c)

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 23/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Gill

Notice of decision: 24/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/02/2021 - Modern.Gov Renewal

To approve the renewal of licences and support arrangements for the governance ICT
system modern.gov.

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: 05/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 24/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/02/2021 - Internal Audit 1st quarter Plan 2021-22 and Internal Audit Charter

To ensure the council complies with recommended best practice as set out in the PSIAS and to approve the internal audit charter for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 16/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 23/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/02/2021 - 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.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 16/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 23/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2021 - SACRE Membership

To undertake a review of the membership of SACRE.

Decision Maker: Standing advisory council for religious education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 12/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 22/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2021 - SACRE budget 2021/22

To note the budget for SACRE for 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Standing advisory council for religious education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 12/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans, Alison Naylor

Notice of decision: 22/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2021 - 2021/22 council tax setting report

To approve the council tax and precepts for 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 05/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 22/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2021 - Herefordshire Streetworks Permit Scheme

 

The report proposes the implementation of the Hereford Permit Scheme thereby meeting the requirements of the new Street Manager regulations and enabling the better management and co-ordination of works on the highway by applying conditions (see appendix F) which are provided in statutory guidance. The permit scheme will be managed by Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) through the public realm contract as this is within the scope of the contract, this is a change in approach to managing street works – this is not a new function

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 01/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 22/02/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The late discovery of an error in the original decision of October 2020 and the need for the decision to be made by 1 March so that statutory undertakers can be given 28 days’ notice of the new scheme starting 1 April requires that regulation 11 is utilised.

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/02/2021 - Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Action Plan

To seek the views and invite policy influence from the scrutiny committee on the action plan which identifies a programme of work for reducing local flood risk within Herefordshire

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 22/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 18/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/02/2021 - Leader's report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the previous meeting of the Council and an annual report on the priorities of the Cabinet and progress made in meeting those priorities.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 05/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 18/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/02/2021 - Change of charges for waste collection services

To review waste collection service charges across commercial, bulky, and garden waste in line with the councils full cost recovery policy.


Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 24/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Percival

Notice of decision: 17/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2021 - Property services estates capital works programme

To agree the property services estates capital works programme.
The proposed programme of works as set out in appendix A and B incorporates a series of planned project works that enables the council to deliver on its obligations to maintain buildings fit for purpose utilising the agreed £2.067m capital budget which was approved at council budget meeting of 12 February 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 23/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 15/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2021 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP) - Development of the remaining elements

To confirm next steps to progress the design development and public consultation of the remaining elements of the HCCTP.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 18/03/2021

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

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 15/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2021 - A review of schools pastoral support and mental health pathway for looked after children

To provide an outline summary of the mental health and pastoral support in schools for children who are looked after.

The report summarises the current initiatives; and also considers the implications for some of these pupils following the lockdown and what could be done further to support them once restrictions ease.

The report will also attempt to summarise the pathway of support as these children grow.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 23/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 15/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2021 - Complex Needs Framework

To approve the joining of the Worcestershire complex needs framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 12/04/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

Notice of decision: 15/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/02/2021 - Herefordshire Capital Investment Strategy 2021-2030 For Specialist Settings Educating Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND

To approve the Herefordshire Capital Investment Strategy for specialist settings for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2021-2030.

The strategy seeks to ensure that there is high quality sustainable specialist educational accommodation for children and young people with SEND in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/04/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susan Woodrow

Notice of decision: 11/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/02/2021 - Director of Public Health Annual Report

The purpose of this report is to present the 2020 Director of Public Health (DPH) annual report and to seek the support of the Health and Wellbeing Board in implementing the recommendations.

Directors of Public Health have a statutory requirement to write an independent annual report on the health of their population. The Director of Public Health Annual Report is a vehicle for informing local people about the health of their community, as well as providing necessary information for decision makers in local health services and authorities on health gaps and priorities that need to be addressed. The report is informed by and sits alongside the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (Understanding Herefordshire).

The focus of the 2020 report is the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has affected every member of our society, either through direct effects on our health, or indirectly through the impact of lockdowns, social isolation and wider economic disruptions. It is clear that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected certain members of our society, such as the elderly, the vulnerable and those of minority ethnic backgrounds. The report looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the Herefordshire population and identifies challenges that will need to be met in order to support Herefordshire’s recovery from the pandemic.

The recommendations set out in the report identify key areas for action to tackle local impacts of COVID-19.

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 08/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Howell-Jones, Dr Hannah Wilson, Charlotte Worthy

Notice of decision: 11/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/02/2021 - Review of Cycle Training and Promotion

This report seeks authority to improve service delivery and meet the new requirement of Bikeability standards for cycle training, cycle activities and led rides through a competitive tender exercise to appoint a delivery partner.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 18/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Whateley

Notice of decision: 09/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/02/2021 - Herefordshire's co-ordinated admissions arrangements for 2022/2023

To approve Herefordshire Council’s proposed admissions arrangements for the academic year 2022/2023

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 2021 for admission in school year 2022/2023 for those schools in Herefordshire for whom the council is the admissions authority.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 01/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Tanner

Notice of decision: 09/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/02/2021 - Hereford Transport Strategy

To agree the approach to developing and delivering the transport strategy in 2021/22.
To agree the allocation of revenue budget to support the development and delivery of the strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 25/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess

Notice of decision: 09/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/02/2021 - Re-Opening of the High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF)

To gain approval to accept and spend the Re-Opening of the High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF) Covid 19 grant funding amounting to £172,188 from the Ministry of Home, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG).

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 08/02/2021

Wards affected: Central; Kington;

Lead officer: Vinia Abesamis

Notice of decision: 08/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/02/2021 - St Owen St Cycle Contraflow Budget Update

This report seeks approval of the allocation of additional budget to complete the delivery of the St Owen St Cycle Contraflow scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 18/02/2021

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 10/02/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The urgency is required because the Accelerated Towns funding element of the budget has to be spent by the end of March in line with the grant conditions. Therefore the decision needs to be taken urgently to allow the budget to be increased and works to comments so as to maximise the spend against the Accelerated Towns Fund grant.

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/02/2021 - Acceptance and implementation of Solar PV for schools project

To seek approval for the Council to invest capital £941,151 across schools allocated for the solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The Council will install solar PV without any cost to the schools and charge the schools for discounted solar generated electricity.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danny Lenain

Notice of decision: 05/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/02/2021 - Withdrawal of the Bromyard Depot Site from the DRP

To withdraw the Bromyard Depot from the Development Regeneration Partnership (DRP) as the council has not been able to secure vacant possession of the entire development site, and therefore current scheme cannot be taken forward at this time.

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

Decision due date: 03/03/2021

Wards affected: Bromyard West;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 04/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2021 - Draft Housing Strategy

To approve the draft housing strategy for community consultation.

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

Decision due date: 05/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hannah McSherry

Notice of decision: 01/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/01/2021 - Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

To seek approval on the adoption of the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) following consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tina Wood

Notice of decision: 27/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/01/2021 - St Owen's Street cycle contraflow scheme traffic regulation order 2021

To approve the objection report following the statutory consultation which ran from 14 March to 4 April 2019 for Traffic Regulation orders that allowed for a cycle contraflow scheme to be constructed on St Owen's Street.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 04/03/2021

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 27/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open