Forthcoming decisions

Forthcoming decisions

15/11/2017 - Marches Investment Fund (MIF) – Residential Opportunities Fund (ROF)

To agree £1m of non-Recyclable capital Grant funding of MIF be approved subject to the agreement of terms and conditions with the project applicant.

Decision Maker: Marches Enterprise Joint Committee

Decision due date: 13/12/2017

Notice of decision: 15/11/2017

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

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Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and roads

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


13/11/2017 - Continuance of Academy revenues and benefits system maintenance

To approve the continuation of the maintenance to the Academy revenues and benefits software application

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and ICT

Decision due date: 12/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

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: Andrew Lovegrove, Caroline Marshall

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: 07/12/2017

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 roads

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 08/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2017 - Corporate purchase cards

Approve a 12-month pilot scheme to trial the use of corporate purchase cards. At the end of the 12-month pilot a full review will be undertaken prior to a decision being taken regarding whether a full scheme should be rolled out.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Erica Hermon

Notice of decision: 08/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2017 - 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: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 07/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2017 - Resource Allocation System extension

To approve the extension of the Imosphere (formerly FACE) contract to provide the Resource Allocation System

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

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 - Construction and Facilities Management Services to Herefordshire Council

To seek approval to progress the retendering of the separate construction building maintenance and facilities management cleaning services contracts and to authorise officers to award contract to put in place a new combined service delivery arrangement for 1 April 2018.
The existing two contracts for building maintenance and building cleaning services are due to end on 31 March 2018 having previously been extended once. Whilst a longer term aim is to move to an outcomes based commissioning model there is insufficient time to develop such a specification and complete a procurement before the existing contracts terminate. A separate report on the reasons for this outcome spec being preferred is being developed for leaders briefing It is therefore proposed to commission, as a single service, based on the existing specification for a limited period of two years, to allow for the development and procurement of an outcomes based service.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Angove

Notice of decision: 01/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2017 - Extension to Leominster Cemtery

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 economy and corporate 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


31/10/2017 - Public Accountable Body for NMiTE

For Cabinet to agree that Herefordshire council becomes the public accountable body for grant funding towards the new University, namely the new model in technology and engineering (NMiTE).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 31/10/2017

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 corporate services

Decision due date: Before 24/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 26/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2017 - Seeking agreement to the recommendation of the Task and Finish Group - Devolution

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Lead officer: Vinia Abesamis

Notice of decision: 26/10/2017


26/10/2017 - Adoption of the Peterchurch neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Peterchurch 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 Peterchurch neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 27/11/2017

Wards affected: Golden Valley North;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 26/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2017 - Adoption of the Cusop neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Cusop 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 Cusop neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 27/11/2017

Wards affected: Golden Valley North;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 25/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2017 - Wireless equipment replacement and upgrade

To approve the replacement of end of life wireless network access point hardware and the extension of existing wireless coverage at key council sites.

Decision Maker: Assistant director communities

Decision due date: 11/2017

Lead officer: Alicia Dunsby

Notice of decision: 25/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2017 - External Firewall Replacement

To approve a procurement to replace the council’s external firewall hardware and the support and maintenance for Herefordshire Council following competitive quotes.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 30/11/2017

Lead officer: Alicia Dunsby

Notice of decision: 25/10/2017

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 - Homefirst and ebrokerage IT systems

To tender and procure an ebrokerage IT system and a home care scheduling and rostering system for Homefirst

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 19/10/2017

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, feasibilty 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: 07/12/2017

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: 14/12/2017

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 - Extension to Hereford Enterprise Zone business rate reliefs

To use locality powers to approve a two year extension to business rate reliefs to new businesses locating on Hereford enterprise zone, capped at the value of business rate growth attained in prior years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and ICT

Decision due date: 26/10/2017

Wards affected: Hinton & Hunderton;

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

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: Gary Angove

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: Before 12/12/2017

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 - Strategic approach to refugees and asylum seekers in Herefordshire

To approve an updated strategic approach to re-settlement of refugees and asylum seekers and the provision of support to them.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Whiles

Notice of decision: 10/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/10/2017 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package - Programme Update

To update the cabinet member of the current position regarding Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP) and progress of the city link road and to approve the next steps regarding the design of other package measures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 24/11/2017

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Central; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 10/10/2017

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: 10/01/2018

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: 29/11/2017

Lead officer: Belinda Wilson

Notice of decision: 09/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/10/2017 - Commissioning of lifestyle services

To approve extension of current contracts and approve a framework setting out the council's approach to delivery of future lifestyle services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gwenda Ellison

Notice of decision: 06/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/10/2017 - South Wye Transport Package - Active Travel Measures

To consider consultation feed back and to confirm next steps of Active Travel Measures

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Hinton & Hunderton; Stoney Street; Wormside;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 06/10/2017

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: 25/01/2018

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 ICT

Decision due date: 01/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 05/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/10/2017 - Draft Marches LEP Code of Conduct

To seek the views of MEJC Members on the draft Marches LEP Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy.

Decision Maker: Marches Enterprise Joint Committee

Decision due date: 13/12/2017

Notice of decision: 03/10/2017


03/10/2017 - The Marches and Mid Wales Draft Freight Strategy

To advise members on the production of the Marches and Mid Wales Freight Strategy and seek Marches Enterprise Joint Committee endorsement of the Strategy.

Decision Maker: Marches Enterprise Joint Committee

Decision due date: 13/12/2017

Notice of decision: 03/10/2017


02/10/2017 - Council tax reduction scheme 2018/19

To recommend the continuation of the 2017/18 council tax reduction scheme for 2018/19 initially approved by Council on 18 December 2015.

This recommendation is to meet the legal requirement to annually approve to councils council tax reduction scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 02/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/10/2017 - Polytunnels Planning Advice

Update of former Polytunnels Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Eaton

Notice of decision: 02/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/09/2017 - Construction and facilities management services to Herefordshire Council

To seek permission for Officers to progress the retendering of the separate Construction Building Maintenance and FM Cleaning Services contracts in readiness when they come to an end on 31 March 2018 and to seek approval for Officers to award contracts to put in place a new combined service delivery arrangement for 1 April 2018.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 26/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Angove

Notice of decision: 29/09/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
To meet retendering process timescales.

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/09/2017 - West Midlands Rail- budget contribution 2018/19

To agree the budget contribution to West Midlands Rail Ltd. for the financial year 2018/19

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and roads

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mathew Howells

Notice of decision: 27/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/09/2017 - Involvement of volunteers policy

To approve and adopt a corporate policy for involvement of volunteers in Herefordshire Council services.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: Before 30/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philippa Lydford

Notice of decision: 22/09/2017

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: 16/11/2017

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: 10/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hough

Notice of decision: 21/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/09/2017 - 2018/19 capital bids and approval

To approve the proposed capital budget 2018/19

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

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


15/09/2017 - Task and Finish Group Report: Devolution

To consider recommending the findings to the executive.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brown

Notice of decision: 15/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Community Learning Disability Service

To approve the novation of the learning disability community health service contract currently commissioned by the council to the Clinical commissioning group (CCG) to take effect from the 1 April 2018.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 01/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

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: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bill Joyce

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2017 - To approve completion of contractual arrangements for the development and regeneration programme and mobilisation of the partnership.

To approve completion of contractual arrangements for the development and regeneration programme and mobilisation of the partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 12/09/2017

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 - Setting the 2018/19 budget and updating the medium term financial strategy

To seek the views of the general overview and scrutiny committee on the draft medium term financial strategy (MTFS) 2018-20 and the budget proposals for 2018-19.

 

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 06/09/2017

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 - Commissioning of lifestyle services

To approve a framework setting out the council's approach to commissioning lifestyle services

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 30/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gwenda Ellison

Notice of decision: 01/09/2017

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: 16/11/2017

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: 14/12/2017

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 - Allocation for additional funding for adult social care

To approve the detailed allocation of the additional funding for adult social care

Decision Maker: Director for adults and wellbeing

Decision due date: 27/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

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: 06/12/2017

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: 17/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Recommissioning of services to support WISH

To approve the commissioning plan for services to support the WISH website for implementation in 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 30/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danielle Mussell

Notice of decision: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2017 - Redesign and procurement of a countywide Shared Lives Scheme

To approve the redesign and procurement of a countywide Shared Lives Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 30/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Gardner

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: 15/02/2018

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 - Autism Strategy

To approve updated Autism Strategy 2018-2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Gorman

Notice of decision: 09/08/2017

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 roads

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 - Variation to floating support contract

Mid-term contract variation to the housing related floating support service

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and ICT

Decision due date: 06/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christa Jackson

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 ICT

Decision due date: 11/2017

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