Forthcoming decisions

Forthcoming decisions

23/08/2019 - Progress report on 2019/20 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: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 23/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2019 - BT consultation on phone box removal 2019

To seek approval for 69 BT public call boxes in the county to be either removed, adopted or retained, incorporating parish council input and local circumstances.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 11/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philippa Lydford

Notice of decision: 23/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2019 - Warm Homes Funding (Park Homes) acceptance

Approval for Herefordshire Council to accept the Warm Homes Fund grant offer of £0.491m, to act as the accountable body for the project and to implement the project in accordance with the attached project application.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Decision due date: 10/09/2019

Wards affected: Kings Acre; Whitecross;

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 23/08/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The recipient agreement is required to be signed and returned to the funder by 30 September 2019 or the offer may be withdrawn. A 28 working day decision period would go right up to this deadline leaving no time for any contingencies required.

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2019 - Statement on Modern Slavery

To agree Herefordshire Council’s statement in addressing Modern Slavery. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 places specific responsibilities on organisations to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not exist within its supply chain or in any part of its own business. The term modern slavery captures a whole range of exploitation with the report and statement outlining how the council can use its powers, influence and responsibilities to prevent and act against modern slavery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 23/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2019 - Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2019-2022

Purpose – to consider the latest iteration of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy which will direct the approaches of the Fastershire project that will drive the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure throughout Herefordshire and Gloucestershire through to 2022.

The strategy will not seek additional council resources beyond those already agreed. Rather it will outline the methodology for reaching as many of the final few percent of premises in each county as possible using existing resources and reinvestment with a view to making Herefordshire one of the most digitally connected rural counties in the country.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 17/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Smith

Notice of decision: 23/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/08/2019 - Business Energy Efficiency Programme

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

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

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

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

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 20/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 22/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/08/2019 - Revised Hereford (Rotherwas) Enterprise Zone Local Development Order 2019

To approve and adopt the revised Hereford (Rotherwas) Enterprise Zone Local Development Order 2019 (Appendix 2) and roll forward its operation for a further period

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 19/09/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Kevin Singleton

Notice of decision: 21/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/08/2019 - Annual report on code of conduct

To enable the committee to be assured that high standards of conduct continue to be promoted and maintained.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 21/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/08/2019 - Call-in of cabinet member decision on Hereford Transport Package and South Wye Transport Package

To consider the call-in of the decision of the cabinet member - infrastructure and transport on the Hereford transport package and the South Wye transport package.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 09/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 21/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/08/2019 - 2018/19 additional external audit fee

For the committee to note the additional external audit fee proposal for the work completed during the external audit of the 2018/19 statement of accounts

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 21/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2019 - Options for addressing the Special Education Needs passenger transport budget pressure

To re-allocate £275k budget previously identified for community transport vehicle grant to help manage the forecast SEN school transport budget pressure for 2019/20 and identify a preferred approach for the longer term.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: Before 30/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess

Notice of decision: 19/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2019 - Annual external audit letter

For the committee to receive the external auditor’s annual audit letter for 2018/19 that completes the annual external audit process.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 19/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2019 - External auditors report

To update the committee on the external auditors finding report for 2018/19

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 19/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2019 - Energy from waste (EfW) loan update

To provide assurance to the audit and governance committee on the current status of the energy
from waste loan arrangement to enable the committee to fulfil its delegated functions.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 19/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2019 - Work programme 2019 - 2020

To review the committee’s work programme 2019/20, note the executive responses to task and finish groups undertaken in 2018/19 and agree terms of reference for proposed task and finish groups.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 19/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: Redhill;

Lead officer: Karen Knight

Notice of decision: 14/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/08/2019 - Leader's report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 12 July 2019.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 13/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2019 - Short Breaks Capital Grant Scheme

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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amanda Price

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2019 - Teachers pay award 2019/20

To seek comments on proposed arrangements for an increased pay award for teachers. The proposals aim to ensure that all teachers are treated equally and receive a cost of living increase. The national pay award only applies to the minima and maxima of each pay range and not for pay reference points in-between; therefore if the national pay award was applied, the majority of teachers would not receive a cost of living increase.

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: 07/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/08/2019 - Review of performance and progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support improvement plan 2019 / 2020

To review progress against the improvement plan produced in response to the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018 and the subsequent Safeguarding and Family Support division improvement plan 2019 / 2020.

The Ofsted improvement plan 2018 / 2019 was updated to the end of March 2019 at which time the process was reviewed in order to move improvement planning into the service areas for 2019-2020; the individual service plans are being reviewed and monitored through a monthly cycle with a clear indication of progress and areas of challenge.

An overall improvement plan for Safeguarding and Family Support 2019 / 2020 has been developed incorporating the outstanding actions from the Ofsted improvement plan to ensure that the continued focus on improvement is driven forward.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: Before 20/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brown, Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Knight

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Knight

Notice of decision: 08/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Corporate risk register

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

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Tracking of audit recommendations

To review progress of the implementation of audit recommendations.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/08/2019 - Quarter 3 2019/20 corporate budget and performance report

To review performance for quarter 3 2019/20 and the budget outturn.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Harris

Notice of decision: 06/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/07/2019 - Youth Justice Plan 2019 - 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019


31/07/2019 - Youth Justice Plan 2019 - 2020

To approve the Youth Justice Plan 2019/2020.

The Youth Justice Plan forms part of the council's budget and policy framework and is reserved to full council to approve.

The plan is produced on an annual basis on behalf of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire councils. The basic plan preparation is undertaken by the West Mercia Youth Justice Service according to the deadlines and content requirements set by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB).

The plan sets out how youth justice services across West Mercia are structured and resourced and identified key actions to address identified risks to service delivery and improvement.

Under section 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, each council has a duty to produce a plan setting out how youth justice services in their area are provided and funded and how the youth offending service for the area is funded and composed, the plan is submitted to the YJB.


The plan for 2019/20 was prepared in May 2019 in line with guidance issued by the YJB. The draft plan was agreed by the West Mercia Youth Justice Service Management Board on 24 May 2019

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision due date: 05/09/2019

Wards affected: Stoney Street;

Lead officer: Karen Jones

Notice of decision: 31/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: Hagley;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 30/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 29/08/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 25/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2019 - NHS Health Checks Contract Extension

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 09/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayte Thompson-Dixon

Notice of decision: 23/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 10/10/2019

Wards affected: Weobley;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 18/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 19/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Swift

Notice of decision: 19/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 18/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 09/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/07/2019 - Schools Budget 2020/21

To approve final budget proposals for school, central school services and early years within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2020/21 as recommended by Schools Forum

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 18/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/07/2019 - Development and regeneration programme Edgar Street stadium stage 1 approval

To approve the Stage 1 submission of the refurbishment of Edgar Street stadium and authorise progression to stage 2

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 14/10/2019

Wards affected: Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/07/2019 - NMiTE assurance review

A briefing to enable the committee to provide assurance on the adequacy in regards of the risk framework on the measure the council is taking as the accountable body for the new model in technology & engineering (NMiTE) and the milestone payments from the Department for Education (DfE).

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 09/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/07/2019 - Annual review of earmarked reserves

To approve the annual review of earmarked reserves undertaken and to establish the continued need for reserves held for earmarked purposes.  

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 08/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2019 - Executive Response to the Climate Emergency

To approve the executive’s response to the Climate Emergency motion approved at the Meeting of Council held on Friday 8 March 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Geoff Perrott

Notice of decision: 05/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2019 - Housing Strategy 2020-2025

To approve the strategy which sets out objectives, targets and policies on how the authority intends to manage and deliver its strategic housing role.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Trea Connon

Notice of decision: 05/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/07/2019 - Herefordshire Dual Use Leisure Facilities managed by Halo

To approve the outcome of the review into the current level of funding for the remaining Dual Use Leisure Facilities in Herefordshire managed by Halo and options going forward

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 17/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Spencer Grogan

Notice of decision: 04/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2019 - Progress report on 2018/19 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: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 03/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2019 - Internal audit annual report and opinion 2018/19

The purpose of this report is to enable the committee to provide independent assurance on the adequacy of the risk management framework together with the internal control of the financial reporting and annual governance processes by considering the head of internal audit’s annual report and opinion, and the level of assurance it gives over the council’s corporate governance arrangements.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 03/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2019 - Adoption of the Wigmore Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 11/09/2019

Wards affected: Mortimer;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 03/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2019 - Adoption of the Welsh Newton and Llanrothal neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 20/09/2019

Wards affected: Llangarron;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 03/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/07/2019 - Travellers Sites Development Plan Document

To approve the adoption of the Travellers Sites Development Plan

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Newey

Notice of decision: 04/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2019 - The future delivery of property services

To recommend the commissioning of hard and soft facilities management and property services, providing the rationale and proposed contract route to ensure appropriate delivery of the service

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 26/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 24/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2019 - Network Management Plan 2019/2034

To update plan, review and analysis and incorporate new legislations and procedures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 24/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2019 - Highways Maintenance Plan Review 2019

To update the original plan, incorporating updates in legislation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 30/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 24/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/06/2019 - Better ways of working implementation

The report is to outline further delivery of the “better ways of working” initiative that enables employees to work flexibly and to consolidate use of premises. This decision will specifically relate to the future occupancy of the Nelson building and consider changes to Plough Lane and Elgar House offices to accommodate any increased occupancy of these buildings. The report will include details of any required financial investment and associated savings, details of any contract awards and any guidance to changes to staff working practices that will enable the improved usage of the workspace

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 17/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 21/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/06/2019 - Corporate Parenting Annual Update 2018/2019

To review the progress of the corporate parenting strategy.
The Children and Social Work Act 2017, introduced a duty on councils to have regard to the following corporate parenting principles when exercising their functions in relation to looked after children and young people;
•to act in the best interests, and promote the physical and mental health and well-being, of those children and young people
•to encourage those children and young people to express their views, wishes and feelings
•to take into account the views, wishes and feelings of those children and young people
•to help those children and young people gain access to, and make the best use of services provided by the local authority and its relevant partners
•to promote high aspirations, and seek to secure the best outcomes, for those children and young people
•for those children and young people to be safe, and for stability in their home lives, relationships and education or work; and
•to prepare those children and young people for adulthood and independent living.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gill Cox

Notice of decision: 21/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/06/2019 - Fostering and Adoption Service Annual Reports 2018/19

To review Fostering and Adoption Services performance and approve related documents.
The National Minimum Standards are issued by the Secretary of State under the Care Standards Act 2000 and detail the conduct and standards required for Adoption and Fostering Services and as such are taken into account during inspections by Ofsted.
Standard state that the executive side of the local authority:
• receive written reports on the management, outcomes and financial state of the agency
• monitor the management and outcomes of the service in order to satisfy themselves that the agency is effective and is achieving good outcomes for children and/or service users;
• satisfies itself that the agency is complying with the conditions of registration; and
• the executive formally approves the statement of purpose and reviews them at least annually.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gill Cox

Notice of decision: 21/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/06/2019 - Review of Polling Places, Polling Districts and Polling Stations

To approve a new scheme of polling places, polling districts and polling stations.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 18/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/05/2019 - External audit findings report - 2018/19 statement of accounts

To consider the external auditors audit findings report for the year ended 31 March 2019.
This is one of a number of reports which the committee receives in order that it may provide independent assurance on the adequacy of the risk management framework together with the internal control of the financial reporting and annual governance processes

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 30/05/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/05/2019 - Signing of the 2018/19 statement of accounts

To approve the 2018/19 statement of accounts.
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 requires the Council to produce a statement of accounts in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The process requires the accounts to be certified by the S151 officer by 31 May and then approved by the audit and governance committee by 31 July.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 30/05/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/04/2019 - Re-allocation of 2018/2019 Capital Maintenance Budget to energy efficiency measures

To approve allocation of existing capital maintenance funding to support the delivery of energy efficiency measures at Elgar House, Blueschool House and No 8 St Owen Street.

 

The capital programme includes provision of some £2.5m in 2018/19 for capital maintenance works on council owned property; of this £11k remains uncommitted. The proposed investment of £83k will support installation of lighting controls and low energy lighting at three council buildings to improve energy efficiency, and enable the council to use European grant funding to support some of the works.

 

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision due date: 27/08/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 26/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/04/2019 - 2019/20 external audit fee

To update the committee on the external audit fee for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 16/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/04/2019 - Approve payment for Hoople Services 2019/2020

To approve payments to Hoople for services as specified in the Hoople service level agreement for 2019/20 and establish the overarching agreement (the Hoople Services Contract) which sets out the contract between Hoople and the council for 2019/20 onwards following the expiry of the prior agreement.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 11/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 08/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/03/2019 - Accommodation based support service for care leavers

To approve the provision of an accommodation based support service for care leavers with complex needs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christa Jackson

Notice of decision: 28/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/03/2019 - Better care fund quarter 4 report 2018/19

To review the Better care fund (BCF) 18/19 quarter 4 performance report

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 08/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 26/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/03/2019 - Recommissioning of the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES)

To approve the approach for the recommissioning of the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) for Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lisa Bedford

Notice of decision: 21/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/02/2019 - Halo Leisure energy efficiency programme

To approve the business case, draw-down of approved capital funding and the implementation arrangements for a programme of energy efficiency measures on leisure facilities managed by Halo Leisure, on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 11/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 25/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/02/2019 - Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy

To approve the council's strategy to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping happening and where this is not possible to prevent it happening in future

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandie Rogers

Notice of decision: 19/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/02/2019 - Marches Building Investment Programme

To agree to enter into a grant funding agreement with MHCLG to deliver the £3.5m ERDF Marches Building Investment Programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 27/08/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 04/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/12/2018 - Changes to Household Recycling Centre Service

To consider and approve options for introducing resident only restrictions at Herefordshire Household Recycling Centres and changes to opening hours.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 30/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kenton Vigus

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2018 - Community Payback Scheme

To approve, in principle, participation in the Community Payback Scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 21/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Geoff Perrott

Notice of decision: 19/10/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2018 - Direct Development at plot S7 Hereford Enterprise Zone

To undertake detailed design, costing and technical works to inform and then undertake the construction of new commercial office floorspace at plot S7 within the Hereford Enterprise Zone as part of the first phase of a Cyber Security campus alongside the Centre for Cyber Security proposed for the south magazine site on the Enterprise Zone.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 14/06/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 17/10/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/06/2018 - Workforce and OD Strategy

The workforce and organisation development strategy outlines the work we will do over the next two years to support the delivery of the corporate plan by how we recruit, manage, develop, reward and engage our employees. Cabinet are asked for their views on this strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 30/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 06/06/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/03/2018 - Hereford Area Plan Draft including Preferred Options

The purpose of this report is to present to the committee the draft Hereford Area Plan (HAP) including preferred options. The council is required to produce a HAP as part of the Herefordshire Local Plan, and this forms part of the council’s budget and policy framework. The budget and policy framework rules require that committee work programmes include any such plan, strategy or budget to enable scrutiny members to inform and support the programme for adoption, including providing constructive challenge to the responsible cabinet member on policy proposals and exploring options for future policy development.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 28/02/2020

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Central; Holmer;

Lead officer: Susannah Gilson

Notice of decision: 07/03/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open