Forthcoming decisions

Forthcoming decisions

18/01/2018 - Keep Herefordshire Warm: One Year contract extension

To exercise the one year extension clause of the existing ‘Keep Herefordshire Warm’ contract. The service offers access to advice and assistance around affordable warmth and home energy efficiency. A part of this is to facilitate residents access to Energy Company Obligation grants.

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 05/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 18/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2018 - Disposal of Lot 8a, Nordan Farm, Leominster, HR6 0AJ

To approve the disposal of Lot 8a, Nordan Farm, Leominster without imposing an overage deed on the buildings identified as having development potential.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 29/01/2018

Wards affected: Bircher;

Lead officer: Helen Beale

Notice of decision: 17/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Learning Disability Strategy

To develop and publish an outcome-focused strategy for individuals with learning disabilities in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 10/05/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Civica application maintenance license provision

To extend the existing Civica contract for a further 3 years to provide licensing and maintenance support

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and corporate services

Decision due date: 13/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Pearson

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Review of service model in line with required efficiencies – Public Health – Sexual health

To review the revised service model in line with efficiencies to be made and approve the proposed contract extension.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Review of service model in line with required efficiencies – Public Health – Substance Misuse

To review the revised service model in line with efficiencies to be made and approve the proposed contract extension.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Equipment and adaptions, assessments and reviews for disabled children

To recommend the preferred medium-term approach to ensure the ongoing delivery of the professional assessments of equipment and adaptions needs for disabled children.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 13/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Public realm annual plan 2018/19

To confirm the Annual Plan 2018/19 for the public realm service contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places

Decision Maker: Cabinet member economy and communication

Decision due date: 01/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Lloyd

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - Transport Policy for Adults and wellbeing

To approve the Transport Policy for adults and wellbeing

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 10/04/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2018 - High Needs Budget 2018/19

Approval of the Dedicated Schools Grant High Needs Budget for 2018/19 as recommended by School Forum

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 27/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 16/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Business Case regarding release of Ryefield Centre, Ross-on-Wye

To agree the release of the Ryefield Centre in Ross on Wye for alternative use with investment in Ross Library and the Old Chapel to accompany remaining service based at the centre. There will also be a new lease arrangement with the Ross Town Council for the use of the Old Chapel. This decision relates to recommendations agreed by cabinet on 14th September 2017 entitled “Future use of the children centre buildings” with chief finance officer be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary.

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision due date: 12/02/2018

Wards affected: Ross East; Ross North; Ross West;

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Construction and Facilities Management Services to Herefordshire Council

To make a recommendation to cabinet in respect of the re-provision of building maintenance and facilities management services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/04/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Abacus site licence renewal

To renew the abacus software service currently provided by Servelec.

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susie Binns, Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Local Transport Plan- Annual Progress Report 2016/17

To approve the local transport plan (LTP) annual progress report (APR) 2016/17 for publication and note progress in developing targets and further data analysis.

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 26/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mathew Howells

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Hillside Centre

To receive further information on the closure of the Hillside Centre facility.

To enable the committee to fulfil its function to review and scrutinise the planning, provision and operation of health services (not reserved to the children and young people scrutiny committee) affecting Herefordshire, and to make reports and recommendations on these matters.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ruth Goldwater

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2018 - Herefordshire Council public realm service report

To invite general scrutiny committee to review the public realm annual plan report and make any recommendations to the executive which they feel would improve the process and outcome

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 29/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Lloyd

Notice of decision: 15/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/01/2018 - Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund - Timescale and Methods for Completion of Phase 2

To decide upon the method and timescale for the works that are required to complete the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund project

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 09/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 12/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Proposed changes to care and support charging policy

To approve changes to the treatment of income in the financial assessment that establishes contributions towards council funded care where people get financial help with care costs from the Department for Work and Pensions

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lee Davis

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Day Opportunities

Review and retender St Owens Hub day opportunities service

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 30/04/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - 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: 21/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Tracking of internal audit recommendations

To review progress in implementation of audit recommendations.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - End of December 2018 corporate budget and performance report

This report is designed to provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue 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. Cabinet is asked to review projected revenue outturn for 2018/19 and consider performance for the nine months of the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - End of September 2018 corporate budget and performance report

This report is designed to provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue 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. Cabinet is asked to review projected revenue outturn for 2018/19 and consider performance for the first half of the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/11/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - End of May 2018 corporate budget and performance report

This report is designed to provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue 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. Cabinet is asked to review projected revenue outturn for 2018/19 and consider performance for the first two months of the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/07/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - End of 2017/18 corporate budget and performance report

To review revenue and capital outturn for 2017/18, including the treasury management outturn report and debts written off, and invite cabinet members to consider performance for the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/07/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Corporate delivery plan 2018/19

To agree the activities and measures within the corporate delivery plan 2018/19

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/04/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Performance, Risk and Opportunity Management (PROM) Framework

To propose a revised Performance, Risk and Opportunity Management (PROM) Framework that will support members and officers to manage performance and risk and deliver improved outcomes for local people.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - End of December 2017 corporate budget and performance report

This report is designed to provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue 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. Cabinet is asked to review projected revenue outturn for 2017/18 and consider performance for the first nine months of the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Public realm contract extension

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Lloyd

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2018 - Variation to West Mercia Energy Joint Agreement

It is proposed to vary the Joint Agreement for West Mercia Energy (WME) held by the constituent authorities to enable WME to supply utilities, alongside the supply of energy .

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 11/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/01/2018 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP) - Active Travel Measures Consultation

To agree the scope of the Hereford City Centre Transport Active Travel Measure and approve commencement and detail of public consultation to inform design and delivery of the scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 08/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/01/2018 - Future delivery of museum, library and archive services

To agree future delivery options for museum, library and archive services taking into consideration results of soft market test for management of the services, capital works for Hereford Library, next phase savings plans and the review of the museum services conduct as part of the Resilient funding from Heritage Lottery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 10/05/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 05/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2018 - Response to motion at full council 13 October 2017 - Street Cleaning and Litter

To respond to the motion as proposed at full council on 13 October 2017 by Councillor Swinglehurst. That motion resolved that the Executive is asked to write on behalf of Herefordshire Council to government making the following points:

1. The cuts in local authority funding have impacted our ability to deliver non statutory services. The rural sparsity of Herefordshire presents a particular challenge to our street cleaning programme and verge litter clearing which are non-statutory services.

2. The increasing volume of litter being dropped in the county on our streets and both major and minor roads is unsightly and dangerous. We recognise the tremendous efforts made by local people who go on litter picks or who just pick up litter when they see it. However, it is neither practical nor safe to rely on local volunteers to litter pick on busy highways.

3. Therefore we raise this issue with the suggestion that sufficient finances be made available to local authorities to attend to the problem. Such money should be raised from a tax on fast food (take away) outlets, confectionary and crisp manufacturers, alcohol and soft drink companies and tobacco companies since these are the main contributors to the problem. It will not be a pasty tax but a litter tax (although some benefit to health may accrue).

4. Defra should also be encouraged to run a campaign to stop the careless disposal of but encourage the recycling of silage wrappers, fertiliser bags, seed bags, feed sacks, baling twine and mineral buckets.

5. Furthermore, the Executive is asked to consider whether further steps can be taken to support Parish Councils, local community groups and individuals who wish to deal with this problem in their area. The Executive is also asked to look into what can be done to encourage local business to engage with this challenge to reduce waste and litter in our lovely county.

This report details the Executive’s response to this motion.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 22/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 04/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2018 - Provision of young carers service

To approve the approach for the provision of a young carer specific service by Children's Wellbeing directorate.

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Whiles

Notice of decision: 04/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2018 - Extension of regional fostering framework agreement

To exercise the option to extend Herefordshire’s participation in the West Midlands Fostering framework for 2 years

Decision Maker: Director for children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 09/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson, Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 04/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2018 - Consultation on the future of St Weonards Primary School

To consider the future of St. Weonards Primary School as the number of children on roll has been reducing and the governors and local authority officers have concluded that the school is no longer viable as a stand alone entity as they are unable to set a balanced budget.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: Not before 01/02/2018

Wards affected: Birch;

Lead officer: Andrew Hind

Notice of decision: 03/01/2018


02/01/2018 - Cabinet member response to general scrutiny committee recommendations on charity shop waste disposal

To respond to general scrutiny committee recommendations on proposed changes to free charity shop waste disposal service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 01/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kenton Vigus

Notice of decision: 02/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2018 - Political Proportionality and Allocation of Committee Seats

To approve the allocation of seats to political groups following recent by elections in 2017.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 02/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2018 - Extension to carers support service

To approve the extension of the existing carers support service for up to 12 months.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 31/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Whiles

Notice of decision: 02/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2018 - Capital project management and control internal audit progress update

To update the committee on progress in implementing the recommendations raised in the Internal Auditors audit findings report regarding project management of the joint customer services hub (Blueschool House) capital project presented in September.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 02/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2017 - LTP- Annual Progress Report 2016/17

To approve the local transport plan (LTP) annual progress report (APR) 2016/17 for publication and note progress in developing targets and further data analysis.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 31/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mathew Howells

Notice of decision: 21/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - ENTERPRISE ZONE CAPITAL INTERVENTIONS PHASE 4

To seek cabinet member approval for the next phase of capital interventions to make enterprise zone land ready for investment.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 16/02/2018

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - Poppies: weeping window event - parking provision

Review parking provision for:
Coaches for the duration of the event
Volunteer staff working at the event

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 25/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James.Hughes

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - Update on closure process for 2017/18 final accounts

To update the committee on progress in the planning for the preparation of the 2017/18 final accounts and management responses to items raised in the External Auditors audit findings report presented in September.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2017 - To review, redesign and remodel provision to realign services with commissioning requirements

To review, redesign and remodel the Waverley House provision internally to realign services with commissioning requirements

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 31/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 19/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/12/2017 - Car park Charge Review

To commence a period of consultation on
1. Car Park Charges and provision in public off street car parks
2. Car Park Charges and provision in council office car parks for staff and visitors

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 06/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James.Hughes

Notice of decision: 15/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/12/2017 - Procurement of refugee orientation and support service

To approve the commissioning and procurement approach for an orientation and support service for resettled refugees in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: Not before 29/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Whiles

Notice of decision: 15/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/12/2017 - Herefordshire Council continued support for the development of the new university - use of loan

Revise the business justification of the loan in line with the university's revised campus policy

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 12/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 15/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/12/2017 - Leisure vouchers for looked after children and care leavers

To consider and approve the recommendation to renew the agreement with Halo Leisure Services Ltd to provide access to leisure facilities across Herefordshire for looked after children (LAC) and care leavers via a discounted voucher scheme

Decision Maker: Director for children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 13/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/12/2017 - Whitbourne: improved active travel including public transport infrastructure Improvements

To approve the spend of the £31,974.00 S106 developer contributions form planning application P133439/F and to amend the 2017 / 18 annual plan to include the proposed works within the plan..

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 01/02/2018

Wards affected: Bromyard Bringsty;

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 13/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/12/2017 - External audit plan for 2017/18

To provide an update from Grant Thornton on the external audit plan for 2017/18.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 13/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/12/2017 - Housing benefit grant certification 2016/17

To note the external auditors housing benefit grant certification letter for 2016/17

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 12/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/12/2017 - Children and Young People’s Plan

To receive a report concerning a revised Children and Young People’s Plan. The committee’s views on updates to the Plan are sought.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 12/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/12/2017 - School Examination Performance

To consider school performance of summer 2017 and make recommendations to cabinet on how the effectiveness of the school improvement framework and strategy could be enhanced.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lisa Fraser

Notice of decision: 12/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/12/2017 - Accommodation Strategy

To seek cabinet agreement to a new accommodation strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 08/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Disclosure of some aspects of the report may be commercially sensitive.


07/12/2017 - Sale of land adjacent to Hereford Railway Station to facilities development of a new GP surgery

To approve the sale of land

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: Not before 28/02/2018

Wards affected: Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Ian Higgs

Notice of decision: 07/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
detailed sale terms commercially confidential


06/12/2017 - Civica application maintenance license provision

To secure approval for the continued provision of license and support for the Civica APP software application.

Decision Maker: Assistant director communities

Decision due date: 15/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Pearson

Notice of decision: 06/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/12/2017 - Herefordshire Intensive Placement Support Service - Contract Award

To approve the service specification for Herefordshire Intensive Placement Support (HIPSS) and award the contract.

Decision Maker: Director for children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 05/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 05/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/12/2017 - Cremation Charges

To approve an increase to the cremation fee outside of
Councils charging policy from 1 April 2018.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: Not before 31/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Gibbon

Notice of decision: 01/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/11/2017 - Commissioning of health checks and targeted Stop Smoking service

To approve the direct award for health checks and commissioning of a targeted Stop Smoking service

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 26/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 30/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/11/2017 - Pay Policy Statement

To approve the 2018 pay policy statement for publication.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hazel Maidman

Notice of decision: 30/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2017 - Better care fund quarter four report 2017/18

To note the better care fund 2016/17 quarter four national performance report as per the requirements of the programme.

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 15/05/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Evans

Notice of decision: 29/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2017 - Responding to the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group - Devolution

To consider the recommendations of the General Overview and Scrutiny Committee on engagement with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and other partnership options to deliver growth and jobs in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vinia Abesamis

Notice of decision: 28/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2017 - Granting a lease of 20 Widemarsh Street Hereford

To approve granting a new lease of retail premises at 20 Widemarsh Street Hereford

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 09/02/2018

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick

Notice of decision: 28/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially sensitive


27/11/2017 - Whitecross PFI Scheme - triennial review

To receive the results of the three yearly review of the Whitecross PFI Scheme

Decision Maker: Herefordshire schools forum

Decision due date: 12/01/2018

Wards affected: Whitecross;

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 27/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2017 - Extension of existing Cleaning and Construction Contracts

To request an extension of the existing Cleaning and Construction services contract,

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 03/01/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The intended timescale for the contract award was altered to allow general scrutiny committee consideration of the proposal. Interim arrangements of the current contract is now required as a result of that governance step

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2017 - Amendment to Plough Lane Catering Contract

To alter the rental income from the Plough Lane catering contract from a profit sharing arrangement to a fixed monthly rent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 05/01/2018

Wards affected: Whitecross;

Lead officer: Gary Angove

Notice of decision: 27/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2017 - Employee code of conduct

To approve a revised employee code of conduct, including revised policies relating to political restriction, and declarations of interests, gifts and hospitality.

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: 19/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 27/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/11/2017 - Leader's report to Council

To receive a report from the leader on the activities of the executive (cabinet) since the meeting
of Council in October 2017 as required by the constitution and to provide transparency about
decisions taken by the executive.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 23/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Single Enforcement & Prosecution Policy

Following the adoption of a single enforcement and prosecution policy by cabinet in 2012, the purpose of this report is to improve and update this with a revised overarching enforcement and prosecution policy for all regulatory activities undertaken by or on behalf of Herefordshire Council, together with specific supplementary policies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Lead officer: Marc Willimont

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Annual governance statement 2016/17

To report progress made towards implementing the agreed action plan in response to issues identified in the 2016/17 annual governance statement; to agree the process and timetable for undertaking the review to inform the development of the 2017/18 annual governance statement.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Hereford City Bike Share

This report seeks to gain a decision on the type of bike share system to be procured in Hereford city.

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 30/03/2018

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

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Publication of annual reports for adults and wellbeing 2017

To note the publication of key and statutory annual reports for the adults and wellbeing directorate and provide comment on the work of the directorate

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 10/05/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Etherton

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Staff Deployment Guidance

To seek the views of the employment panel on the draft Staff Deployment Guidance.

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Baker

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/11/2017 - 16-19 Local Authority Commissioned SEN School: agreement to lease former Broadlands Primary School site

The council was successful in applying for a new government funded special free school to be established in Herefordshire. A competitive process is being undertaken to select the promoter for the new school, managed by the council in partnership with the Department for Education.

Cabinet has previously agreed in principle to provide part of the former site of Broadlands Primary School to enable the creation of a new post 16 special school, to be created and funded through the government’s free school programme. This report confirms that the council will provide the site to enable the new school building to be constructed.

It is recommended that the management of the construction project be undertaken by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), rather than Herefordshire Council in order to minimise any financial risk to the council.

It is further recommended that cabinet approves the retention of that part of the Broadlands Primary School site not required for the new school for other education purposes or for development subject to future decisions being taken, including ensuring that full access is available to the retained area(s).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill;

Lead officer: Andrew Hind

Notice of decision: 21/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Code of Conduct questions

To consider questions raised at Council on 13 October 2017.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Market Towns - Public Realm Plans

To update cabinet member transport and roads regarding Leominster, Ledbury and Bromyard studies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Confidential reporting code (Whistleblowing)

To consider how to undertake a review of the confidential reporting code.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Council constitution

To consider how to undertake the 2018 annual review of the constitution.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/11/2017 - Internal control working group update

To update the committee on the progress to date of the working group

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 10/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2017 - External audit progress report

For the committee to note the external audit, Grant Thornton, progress report and update

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 09/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2017 - Council tax setting

To approve the council tax for 2018/19 and associated precepts.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 09/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2017 - Assessment of waste disposal contract extension options

To authorise and progress work assessing the councils options for extending its joint waste disposal service contract.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 11/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kenton Vigus

Notice of decision: 09/11/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Our contractor has been asked to bring forward proposals in order to generate savings to the councils as soon as practicable. We require external support in order to advise on the financial, legal and technical impacts of a contract extension.

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2017 - External audit annual audit letter - 2016/17

To review and provide comments on Grant Thornton's 2016/17 annual audit letter

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 09/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2017 - Hereford City Centre Improvements - St Owens Street

To consider and analyse feedback from Public consultation and to confirm next steps

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 08/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2017 - Hereford Transport Package (HTP) Options Consultation & Phase 2

To consider feedback to HTP Phase 1 consultation and confirm scope of Phase 2 Options consultations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 07/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2017 - Living well at home - transforming community services

To consider the findings of NHS Herefordshire CCG’s recent public engagement on transforming Community Health Services: “Let’s plan health and care in your community”

To identify the committee’s preferred approach to the programme as it progresses.

To enable the committee to fulfil its function to review and scrutinise the planning, provision and operation of health services (not reserved to the children and young people scrutiny committee) affecting Herefordshire, and to make reports and recommendations on these matters.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ruth Goldwater

Notice of decision: 07/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/11/2017 - Performance of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

To review the performance of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS).

To enable the committee to fulfil its function to review and scrutinise the planning, provision and operation of health services (not reserved to the children and young people scrutiny committee) affecting Herefordshire, and to make reports and recommendations on these matters.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ruth Goldwater

Notice of decision: 06/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/11/2017 - 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: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 03/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/11/2017 - Tracking of internal audit recommendations

To review progress in implementation of audit recommendations.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 03/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/11/2017 - Progress report on 2017/18 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: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 03/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2017 - Extension to Leominster Cemetery

To approve the recommendation to increase the area of Leominster cemetery to safeguard future use and income. The land has already been set aside for this purpose and no additional land purchase is required.
The extension will provide 1209 burial spaces and ensure burial provision for the Leominster area for ninety years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: Before 31/01/2018

Wards affected: Leominster East; Leominster North & Rural; Leominster South; Leominster West;

Lead officer: John Gibbon

Notice of decision: 01/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2017 - Herefordshire Investment Partnership delivery mechanism

To approvr the proposed approach to the delivery of the Herefordshire Economic Vision highlighting the suggested structure, scope, and responsibilities of the delivery arrangements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member economy and communication

Decision due date: 19/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 26/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/10/2017 - Public Health Performance Report

To provide an overview of performance of public health services and programmes in order to provide assurance.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dr Arif Mahmood

Notice of decision: 24/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2017 - Fleet Review

To review and recommend future corporate fleet management arrangements in order to maximise efficiencies and improve management arrangements.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2017 - Adoption of audio casting and recording of public meetings

To approve entering in to contractual arrangements with 'Audio Minutes' - a company that provides live audio streaming and recording services for local authorities' public meetings.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 03/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2017 - Appointment of director for children's wellbeing

To appoint the council's director of children's wellbeing

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 08/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The report contains confidential information relating o an individual


19/10/2017 - Appointment of director of public health

To appoint the council’s director of public health.

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 08/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report is exempt from publication by virtue of paragraph 1 (information relating to an individual) of the Access to Information Procedure Rules set out in the constitution pursuant to Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972, as amended


19/10/2017 - draft SACRE annual report for the academic year September 2016 to July 2017

To review the feedback from the 2016 conferences and to consider arrangements for the 2017 conferences and other training events as well as considering the most effective way to monitor the impact of the agreed syllabus.

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

Decision due date: 17/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2017 - Updates to the Herefordshire Council Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education Constitution

To approve changes to the constitution of the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

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

Decision due date: 17/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2017 - Allocation of agreed capital funding for Schools Capital Investment Strategy (SCIS) preliminary works

To set out a process for approving expenditure on feasibility studies, surveys and similar preliminary works necessary to prepare for capital projects within the schools capital investment

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 17/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Hind, Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Plans for professional development of religious education 2018

To review the feedback from the 2016 conferences and to consider arrangements for the 2017 conferences and other training events as well as considering the most effective way to monitor the impact of the agreed syllabus.

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

Decision due date: 17/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Schools Budget 2018/19

To approve the Herefordshire schools budget for 2018/19

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 12/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Local authority schools maintenance programme

To approve the planned programme of maintenance works at local authority maintained schools, voluntary aided and designated trust schools.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 16/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Disposal / Redevelopment of former school land and playing field at Holme Lacy primary school

To approve disposal of the land at Holme Lacy primary school

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 21/12/2017

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Marlbrook Primary extension, feasibility and interim works

To seek approval to take forward the interim that are necessary to meet September 2018 intake requirements. To go out to tender to seek approval for the appointment of a designer of the remaining feasibility works.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: Redhill;

Lead officer: Andrew Hind, Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2017 - Provision and removal of temporary classrooms at Colwall primary school

To approve the additional funding to enable the removal of the temporary classrooms and re-instate the land to original condition.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 10/11/2017

Wards affected: Hope End;

Lead officer: Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 18/10/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision needs to be taken to ensure that the removal of classrooms is undertaken within the timeframe allowed to ensure that the council does not accrue additional hire costs of the temporary classrooms

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2017 - Corporate Energy Efficiency Measures - Invest to Save

To replace energy inefficient lighting across two* sites with energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights in order to reduce energy and maintenance costs in addition to reducing carbon emissions.

at Plough Lane to use variable speed drives (that are able to adjust the electrical supply to an AC induction motor) that regulate the speed and torque output of rotational motors of primary pumps including the Air Handling Unit. These would be integrated into the existing Business Energy Management System ensuring the building operates at maximum levels of efficiency and removing wasted energy usage and associated costs.

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: Central; Dinedor Hill; Ross East; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 17/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2017 - Transfer of devolved services and assets

To make amendments to Decision dated 15 August 2014

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: Before 20/11/2017

Wards affected: Kington; Leominster South;

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick

Notice of decision: 17/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2017 - Information access and governance

To inform the committee of performance in the areas of complaints, data breaches and requests for information made to the council over the municipal year 2016/17, so that the committee can be assured that high standards of openness and transparency are adhered to and that high standards of conduct are promoted.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anthony Sawyer

Notice of decision: 17/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2017 - Management of Herefordshire Councils maintenance Program 2017/18

To obtain delegated permission to spend revenue and capital maintenance funding on the corporate stock of properties

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 30/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 13/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/10/2017 - Staff Mileage Review – Pool Cars

To reduce spend on staff mileage claims through the introduction of a number of measures on a spend to save basis.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: Not before 29/01/2018

Lead officer: Geoff Perrott

Notice of decision: 12/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/10/2017 - Highway Maintenance

To consider extending the current 30mph speed limit along the A480 from the east of Credenhill village south east to 207m from Priory Road (known as Priory Lane)

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 20/10/2017

Wards affected: Credenhill;

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 12/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/10/2017 - Purchase of accommodation for vulnerable people

To approve the acquisition of a small number of residential properties to enable the council to meet its strategic priorities relating to accommodation for vulnerable people

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/06/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 10/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/10/2017 - Rapid charge points for electric vehicles

To seek approval to apply for, accept, and action Highways England funds in order to install electric vehicle rapid charge points at three locations along the A49 corridor

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 28/02/2018

Lead officer: Belinda Wilson

Notice of decision: 09/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/10/2017 - Commissioning Strategy

To approve the council's commissioning strategy 2017 - 2020. The strategy sets out the key principles which will define our relationship with providers and our overall approach right across the market place, providing high level procurement and commissioning outcome-based aims, fundamental building blocks to become an expert commissioner.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 08/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Erica Hermon

Notice of decision: 05/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/10/2017 - Re-commissioning accommodation based support for young people

To approve the recommissioning and reprocurement of accommodation based support for vulnerable young people.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and corporate services

Decision due date: 16/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 05/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/10/2017 - Polytunnels Planning Advice

Update of former Polytunnels Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 28/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Eaton

Notice of decision: 02/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/09/2017 - Sustainable Modes to School Strategy

To adopt the Sustainable Modes to School Strategy (SMOTS).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mathew Howells

Notice of decision: 22/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/09/2017 - Public spaces protection order alcohol control

To approve the public spaces protection order for alcohol control.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 17/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hough

Notice of decision: 21/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/09/2017 - Public spaces protection order for Dog Control

To approve the public spaces protection order for dog control.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 17/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hough

Notice of decision: 21/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2017 - Appointment of insurance broker

To decide to appoint Marsh Ltd. as the council's insurance broker for three years from 1st December 2017 with an option to extent for a further two years following a tender exercise,

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 29/09/2017

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Herefordshire Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Report 2016/17

To report on the annual report of the Herefordshire Safeguarding Adult Board (HSAB), which addresses the work of multi-agency partners in Herefordshire in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk within the county, including achievements and areas for improvement, and priorities identified for 2017/18. In addition to ensure cabinet are aware of the work of the board and future priorities, and have the opportunity to ensure the compatibility of any future council activity with those ongoing priorities

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bill Joyce

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2017 - Accounting policy update

To agree a change to the council’s accounting policy in the 2016/17 financial statements in relation to the pension deficit included therein.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 08/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/09/2017 - Audit findings report 2016/17

To update the committee on the external audit findings on the 2016/17 statement of accounts

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 06/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/09/2017 - Update on debt collection

This report updates the committee on the debt collection arrangements between the council and Hoople Ltd.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 05/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/09/2017 - Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) Annual Report 2016/17

To report on the annual report of the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB), which addresses the work of multi-agency partners in Herefordshire in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people within the county, including achievements and areas for improvement, and priorities identified for 2017/19.

To ensure cabinet are aware of the work of the board and future priorities, and have the opportunity to ensure the compatibility of any future council activity with those ongoing priorities

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 01/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/09/2017 - Appointment of councils external auditors

This report updates the committee on the outcome of the Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) procurement of external auditors for audits of the accounts from 2018/19.

Herefordshire Council has opted into the PSAA auditor appointment arrangements which proposes appointing Grant Thornton as the external auditor of Herefordshire Council.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 13/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 01/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/08/2017 - Contract management and quality of services

To consider the approach to contract management, with a particular focus on provider quality assurance and resilience in order to identify any recommendations for the service to consider

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 21/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 31/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/08/2017 - Outcome of peer review June 2017

To consider the outcomes of and recommendations from the peer review of children's social casework and to consider if the outcomes provide assurance to the committee.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 02/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 29/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/08/2017 - Children's Wellbeing Self Assessment 2017

To consider if the children's wellbeing self assessment provides the necessary assurance for the committee. In addition to agree any comments and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 02/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Scott

Notice of decision: 29/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/08/2017 - Substance Misuse Service Performance Update

To seek the view of scrutiny committee in relation to the substance misuse service performance.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 21/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayte Thompson-Dixon

Notice of decision: 29/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/08/2017 - Pre-Paid Cards Tender

To approve a tender process for pre-paid cards with a revised specification

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

Notice of decision: 24/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/08/2017 - Internal audit report re project management of the joint customer services hub (Blueschool House) capital project.

To enable the committee to update the committee on the outcome of the investigation by SWAP to consider the findings of an internal audit report on the project management of the refurbishment of Blueschool House and the main issues arising and to provide assurance that action has been taken where necessary.

Following an identified and unauthorised overspend on the capital project to refurbish Blueschool House to provide a joint customer services hub, as reported to the May 2017 Audit and Governance Committee the section 151 officer requested internal audit to investigate the circumstances which led to the overspend and identify any improvements to processes and procedures in order to maintain effective financial controls and ensure value for money. Cabinet received a report on the expenditure and revised business case in July 2017, approved a new financial package, and requested that audit and governance committee identify and recommend improvement actions to strengthen property capital project management and control.
into the Blueschool Refurbishment

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 18/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/08/2017 - Bromyard Childrens Centre Services

To agree if a re-commissioning / tender exercise is required or if the services provided should be brought in house following the current consultation that is due for completion 30 September 2017.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: Bromyard West;

Lead officer: Julia Stephens

Notice of decision: 15/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/08/2017 - Community Services Programme – Public Engagement

This purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with information relating to the intentions of Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to undertake a county-wide public engagement programme relating to community health provision. The Committee is asked to note the engagement progress so far and review the plans for further stages.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 23/08/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Samuels

Notice of decision: 11/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - New nomination agreements with multiple housing providers

To approve nomination arrangements for the allocation of social and affordable rented housing ensuring that the council's statutory duties are met by the housing providers

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: 22/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Trea Connon

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Proposed redesign of Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS)

To approve the proposed redesign of Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS)

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 22/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Herefordshire's BCF and Integration Plan 2017-2019

To approve Herefordshire's BCF and Integration Plan 2017-2019

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 07/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Evans

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Speech and language therapy for young people

To approve the speech and language therapy arrangement up to 31st March 2018

Decision Maker: Director for children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 29/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frankie Green, Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Childrens social care emergency duty arrangements

To approve the children's social care out of hours emergency duty arrangements for the period up to 31st March 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 29/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frankie Green, Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Proposed redesign of the Allocations system for Herefordshire including revised Allocations Policy

To approve the proposed redesign of the allocations system for Herefordshire and seek approval of the revised allocations policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Services commissioned from Wye Valley NHS Trust – quality and sustainability

To review the quality and sustainability of services commissioned by the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) from Wye Valley NHS Trust on behalf of the population of Herefordshire.

The information in this report which has provided by the CCG and Wye Valley NHS Trust, has previously been shared in public through the public meetings of the CCG’s Governing Body and the Trust’s Board.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 23/08/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Samuels

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2017 - Internal audit annual report and opinion 2016/17

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the internal audit work undertaken in 2016/17 and the overall internal audit opinion based on this work.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 09/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/08/2017 - Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-2027

To adopt and endorse the revised statutory Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-227

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess

Notice of decision: 08/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/08/2017 - Reprocurement of Housing IT services

To approve a procurement process for IT systems supporting housing allocations and other functions

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and corporate services

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Trea Connon

Notice of decision: 08/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/08/2017 - Potential data breach - record of officer decision

To advise the committee on the circumstances behind a wrongly published decision notice

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Erica Hermon

Notice of decision: 04/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/08/2017 - Signing of 2016/17 statement of accounts

To seek the audit and governance committee’s approval of the 2016/17 statement of accounts

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 03/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/07/2017 - Allocation of 2 year Nursery Education Fund spend

To agree the commissioning approach for the 2 year nursery education fund spend, following on from the presentation to Schools Forum on the Early Years Summary Report and recommendations on 21st October 2016. Schools forum agreed in principle, the recommendations to use the £890,000 (2 year underspend) on the following three service areas.

1. Proposal to commission a targeted speech and language support for 0-5 years = £590k over 2/3 years.
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2. Proposal that £200,000 is assigned for the delivery of training /conferences to early years practitioners & parents around specific identified gaps e.g. Literacy, Phonics, Numeracy, parenting.

3. Proposal that up to a total of £100,000 To be spent on supporting infant mental health through implementing The Solihull Approach to early years professionals across the county to include; Midwifes, Early Years Workers, Family Support Workers, parents (70k). To also support extended training to midwifes and family support workers on a specific birth Trauma training methodology (30k).

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision due date: 31/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Stephens

Notice of decision: 31/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/07/2017 - Annual report on code of conduct complaints

To update the committee on code of conduct complaints during 2016/17

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 26/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/06/2017 - Marches Investment Fund

Decision Maker: LEP Director

Decision due date: 31/07/2017

Notice of decision: 26/06/2017


26/06/2017 - Marches Investment Fund

Decision Maker: LEP Director

Decision due date: 31/07/2017

Notice of decision: 26/06/2017


26/06/2017 - Marches Investment Fund

Decision Maker: LEP Director

Decision due date: 31/07/2017

Notice of decision: 26/06/2017


22/06/2017 - HCCTP ACTIVE TRAVEL MEASURES

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/03/2018

Notice of decision: 22/06/2017


22/06/2017 - HEREFORD CITY CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS - ST OWENS STREET

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and roads

Decision due date: 26/10/2017

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 22/06/2017


06/04/2017 - PROPOSAL TO REPLACE EXISTING ENTERPRISE ZONE STATUTORY BUSINESS RATE RELIEF WITH DISCRETIONARY RELIEF FOR NEW BUSINESSES ON HEREFORD ENTERPRISE ZONE

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 23/05/2017

Notice of decision: 06/04/2017


13/01/2017 - Hereford City Centre Order 2016

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and roads

Decision due date: Not before 30/03/2017

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 13/01/2017


05/08/2016 - HEREFORD TRANSPORT PACKAGE (HEREFORD BYPASS) CONSULTATION

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 20/10/2016

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 05/08/2016