Forthcoming decisions

Forthcoming decisions

23/07/2024 - Work programme 2024/5

To consider the draft work programme for the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee for the municipal year 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 23/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2024 - summary of complaints received in relation to children's services

For the children and young people scrutiny committee to note and consider the summary of complaints received in relation to children's services

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tilly Page

Notice of decision: 23/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2024 - Proposed relocation of the general practice out of hours service in Hereford

This report provides the committee with details of the proposed relocation of the out of hours general practice service for Herefordshire. NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) have agreed to this relocation, subject to approval by Herefordshire Council’s Health Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 29/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 19/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2024 - Children and Young People's Workforce Strategy

To approve the children and young people's workforce strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and young people

Decision due date: 08/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Debbie Thompson, Danielle Pyemont

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2024 - Hereford Museum and Art Gallery progress update and recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Damian Etheraads

Notice of decision: 07/06/2024


15/07/2024 - Public rights of way - Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Public Rights of Way and Greenway Policy
o Understand the size of the network of public rights of way in Herefordshire
o Account for the current state of repair of the network
o Explore the current and proposed models of management and operational delivery, including the role of public path partnership and the Herefordshire Local Access Forum.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 15/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/07/2024 - Addition of Capital Budget to provide an Acquisition Fund for Housing Provision

To recommend to Council for approval the addition of a £5m capital budget to enable delivery of housing provision.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 10/07/2024

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Delaying the decision would not be in the public interest as delaying the decision limits the Council's ability to react as needed to purchase housing or land.

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/07/2024 - Internal Audit Update Report Quarter 2 2024/25

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 assure the committee that action is being taken on risk related issues identified by internal audit. This is monitored through acceptance of agreed management actions and progress updates in implementing the action plans. In addition, occasions where audit actions not accepted by management are documented 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: 23/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders, Judith Tranmer

Notice of decision: 10/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/07/2024 - Designation on s151 Officer and Salary for Director of Finance Post

To approve employment panel’s recommendations for the the salary for the new post of Director of Finance and the designation of the post as the statutory s151 officer.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 09/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2024 - Work Programme

To agree a programme of work for the committee.

Decision Maker: Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 10/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 05/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2024 - Student Accommodation Update and Recommendations

To update Cabinet Member on the progress and budget for the project

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: College; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Joni Hughes

Notice of decision: 05/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2024 - 2023/24 Financial Statement Audit Progress

To report progress on the external audit of the council's 2023/24 financial statements.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 23/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Tranmer

Notice of decision: 03/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2024 - Families Commission Update

To provide an update on the Families Commission report recommendations.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Maxine David, Caroline Marshall, Tina Russell

Notice of decision: 03/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2024 - Q1 Performance Report

Note and approve the quarterly performance report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jessica Karia

Notice of decision: 03/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2024 - Appointment of Director of Finance

To agree the appointment of the Director of Finance on a secondment basis and to recommend a salary for the role to full council.

Decision Maker: Employment Panel

Decision due date: 18/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 03/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information related to an individual


25/06/2024 - Statement of Gambling Policy 2024-2027

To approve under the Gambling Act 2005 the 'Statement of Gambling Policy 2024-2027'

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 26/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Fred Spriggs

Notice of decision: 25/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2024 - HBID Third Term Ballot Decision

To agree to vote yes in the upcoming BID ballot (October 2024) ahead of the HBID's third term which is due to commence in April 2025

Decision Maker: Cabinet member economy and growth

Decision due date: 19/08/2024

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 24/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/06/2024 - Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Workforce Challenges in Children's Services Recommendations

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the recommendations from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, made at its meeting on 13 June 2024, and to request a response from the executive

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 20/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/06/2024 - Scrutiny Management Board - Herefordshire Council Plan and Delivery Plan Recommendations

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the recommendations from the Scrutiny Management Board, made at its meeting on 14 May 2024, and to request a response from the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 20/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/06/2024 - Code of Conduct for Councillors - 2023/24

Update on arrangement for code of conduct for the last administrative year. A request for approval for updated code of conduct arrangements.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 23/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor, Marcia Zurian

Notice of decision: 13/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - Hereford Museum and Art Gallery progress update and recommendations

The report will provide an update on the project so far, the recommendations for future progress and an update of the cost plan.
The report will recommend that Cabinet recommends to Council a new capital budget for Hereford Museum and Art Gallery following the announcement of the recent successful funding bid.


Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/10/2024

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Damian Etheraads

Notice of decision: 03/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - To re-commission the technology enabled care and call monitoring service in Herefordshire

To approve the re-commissioning of the county's technology enabled care and proactive / reactive call monitoring service, which supports residents to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities for longer

Decision Maker: Cabinet member adults, health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sharon Amery

Notice of decision: 31/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - To re-commission the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) in Herefordshire

To approve the re-commissioning of the county's Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES), which supports residents to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities for longer

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sharon Amery

Notice of decision: 31/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire All Age Autism Strategy 2024-2029

The purpose of this report is to update the Board on the Herefordshire & Worcestershire All-Age Autism Strategy (2024-29).

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Glen Crosier

Notice of decision: 03/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - Internal Audit Annual Opinion 2023/24

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: 11/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 03/06/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/05/2024 - Executive Response to Recommendations Made by Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee Regarding: Meeting Net Zero Carbon in Herefordshire

To approve the executive response to the report from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee regarding: Meeting Net Zero Carbon in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 29/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/05/2024 - Director of Public Health Annual Report

To share the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2023 with the Health and Wellbeing Board. The focus of the 2023 report is improving health in older people, and it is titled “Ageing well in Herefordshire”.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Pearce

Notice of decision: 22/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/05/2024 - High Needs Capital Grant: Purchase of a building for Herefordshire’s Pupil Referral Unit

To approve the spend from the High Needs Grant to purchase a suitable building, to relocate on to one site, Herefordshire’s Pupil Referral Unit

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 12/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hilary Jones, Caroline Marshall, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 22/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/05/2024 - Tobacco Control

The purpose of this report is to update the Health and Wellbeing Board on the recent Government Smoke Free Generation plan and the actions taken to work towards achieving a Smoke Free Generation (SFG) in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Luke Bennett

Notice of decision: 22/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/05/2024 - Care Quality Commission Inspection of The County Hospital

This report provides the Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee with the background and findings of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection of Wye Valley NHS Trust: The County Hospital.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 28/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 14/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/05/2024 - Relocation of Taurus Healthcare

This report provides the Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee with an overview of the proposal to relocate out of hours GP services in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 28/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 14/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/05/2024 - Appointment to Standards Panel

A recommendation for the members of Audit and Governance Committee to appoint the members of the Standards Panel

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 11/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 13/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/05/2024 - Recommendations of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee: Fostering services

To provide Cabinet with the recommendations arising from the meeting of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee on 7 May 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 08/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2024 - Herefordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF) Integration plan 2024-25

To update Health and Wellbeing Board members on Herefordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF) Integration Plan 2024-25 and seek formal Health and Wellbeing Board approval.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 16/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Gallagher

Notice of decision: 01/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2024 - Better Care Fund (BCF) year end report 2023-2024

To review the better care fund (BCF) year-end 2023-2024 report, as per the requirements of the programme.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Gallagher

Notice of decision: 01/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2024 - Transformation Strategy

To approve the Council's Transformation Strategy 2024 - 2028

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 20/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 01/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/04/2024 - Schools Accessibility Works

To approve the proposed expenditure of capital grants for schools building, maintenance and
accessibility improvement works

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 08/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Amos, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 25/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/04/2024 - Introduction to Fostering

To provide scrutiny committee with an introduction to Fostering

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 07/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gail Hancock, Caroline Marshall

Notice of decision: 23/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/04/2024 - Herefordshire Council Plan - findings of the board working group

To provide the board with the findings of its working group review of the draft Herefordshire Plan

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 14/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 17/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/04/2024 - Update to the board on the Good mental Health action plan

To provide an update on the progress of the implementation plan for the Board's Strategic priority of 'Good mental Health across the life course' - attached as Appendix 1
To receive feedback and approval from the board for the proposed Performance monitoring Framework - attached as Appendix 2
To receive feedback on the outcomes dashboard - report attached as Appendix 3 and the dashboard as Appendix 4

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 12/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/04/2024 - Recommendations of the Health Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee: Update on outcomes of Care Quality Commission Inspection of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

To notify the Cabinet Member of the recommendations from the Health Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, made at its meeting on 25 March 2024, and to request a response from the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member adults, health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 30/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 09/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/04/2024 - Recommendations of the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee: Meeting net zero in Herefordshire

To notify the Cabinet Member of the recommendations from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee, made at its meeting on 27 March 2024, and to request a response from the executive

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment

Decision due date: 30/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 09/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/04/2024 - Children and Young persons’ Improvement Plan – progress update

To provide a progress update in respect of the Children and Young persons’ Improvement Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Gibbs, Rachel Gillott, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 03/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/04/2024 - 2023/24 Draft Statement of Accounts

To note the draft, unaudited Statement of Accounts for 2023/24

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 11/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 03/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/04/2024 - Draft Annual Governance Statement 2023/24

To seek the view of the committee as to whether the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for
2023/24 properly reflects the internal control environment the council is operating in and the
appropriateness of actions identified to improve governance arrangements.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 11/06/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 03/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/03/2024 - Internal Audit Update Report Quarter 4 2023/24

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 assure the committee that action is being taken on risk related issues identified by internal audit. This is monitored through acceptance of agreed management actions and progress updates in implementing the action plans. In addition, occasions where audit actions not accepted by management are documented 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: 26/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders, Jenny Preece

Notice of decision: 18/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


15/03/2024 - External auditor's draft annual plan 2023/24

To review and agree the external auditor's draft plan for 2023/24.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 26/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders, Judith Tranmer

Notice of decision: 15/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/03/2024 - Managing risk across the council

To consider the report outlining how the council currently manages risk and note any opportunities for improvement

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 26/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jenny Preece

Notice of decision: 15/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/03/2024 - Internal Audit Planning Paper 2024/25

To introduce the concept of a rolling audit plan for 2024/25 to the Audit and Governance Committee for discussion and approval.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 26/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders, Jenny Preece

Notice of decision: 15/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/03/2024 - Statutory accounts 2023/24 progress, accounting policies and estimates

To update the committee on the progress towards the 2023/24 Statutory accounts, including an overview of the accounting policies and estimates.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 26/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders, Judith Tranmer

Notice of decision: 13/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/03/2024 - Hoople Ltd

The purpose of this report is to provide Scrutiny Management Board with a presentation which sets out the arrangements between Herefordshire Council and Hoople Ltd.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 19/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 11/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/03/2024 - Herefordshire SACRE Agreed Syllabus Review 2024

The Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE runs from 2020-2025. It is a legal requirement for Local Authorities to review its syllabus every five years.

Decision Maker: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 15/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Henry Merricks-Murgatroyd

Notice of decision: 07/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


27/02/2024 - Corporate Parenting Service

Report in respect of the Corporate Parenting Service

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 12/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman, Rachel Gillott, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 27/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/02/2024 - Update to the Board on the Best Start in Life Implementation Plan

To provide an update on the progress of the implementation plan for the Board’s strategic priority of ‘Best Start in Life’ (BSiL).
To receive feedback and approval from the Board for the proposed Performance Monitoring Framework and the Outcomes Dashboard

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 11/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lindsay MacHardy

Notice of decision: 27/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/02/2024 - Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2022/23

For the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) to receive the Annual Report of the HSAB.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 11/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Henry Merricks-Murgatroyd

Notice of decision: 27/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/02/2024 - To approve the Hoople Ltd Service Level Agreement for 2024/25

The report will describe the services that Hoople Ltd are commissioned to deliver with an agreed budget and seek authority to enter into contract with Hoople including authoriation of the SLA for 2024/2025 financial year. It will also authroise a performance framework that will be monitored over the duration of the contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 26/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joni Hughes

Notice of decision: 23/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2024 - Amendments to Constitution

To recommend changes to the Council's Constitution

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 22/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2024 - 2024/25 Council Tax Setting Report

To set the council tax and precepts for 2023/24

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 22/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/02/2024 - Corporate Parenting Board

To update the committee on the work of the corporate parenting board

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 12/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Gibbs, Caroline Marshall, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 22/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/02/2024 - Temporary replacement of two polling stations

Temporary replacement of two polling stations for 2024 Elections as two venues are unavailable/unsuitable

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: 01/03/2024

Wards affected: Castle; College;

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 20/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/02/2024 - Recommendations of the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee: Nutrient Management Board

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the recommendations from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee, made at its meeting on 22 January 2024, and to request a response from the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 29/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 06/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2024 - Community-based support services – recommendations from Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the recommendations from the Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, made at its meeting on 29 January 2024 and to request a response from the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 29/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 01/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/01/2024 - Council Tax Premiums on Second Homes & Empty Properties

o determine options for proposed changes to Council Tax premiums as included within the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 30/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/01/2024 - External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update

To update the committee on external audit's progress in delivering its responsibilities to the council.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 19/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/01/2024 - Children and Young People directorate budget task and finish group

To provide the committee with the final report of the children and young people directorate budget task and finish group

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 19/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/01/2024 - Internal Audit Update Report Quarter 3 2023-24

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: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 18/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/01/2024 - Update to Finance and Contract Procedure Rules

To review and approve the proposed updates to the Contract Procedure Rules, the Financial
Procedure Rules and the Financial Procedure Rules Guidance Notes.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 18/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/01/2024 - External Auditor's Annual Report 2022/23

To present to the Audit and Governance Committee the External Auditor’s Annual Report 2022/23 for
information and discussion.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 18/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2024 - 2024/25 Council Tax Reduction Scheme

To recommend to Council the 2024/25 local Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 17/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2024 - Progress Report To The Minister Of State For Children And Families On Children Services In Herefordshire Children’s Services

To consider the recently published Commissioners report

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman

Notice of decision: 15/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/01/2024 - Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Annual Report

This report is to provide the Audit & Governance Committee with an overview on all counter fraud activity across the Council’s services throughout the previous calendar year and represent an up-to-date account of the work undertaken, including progress and outcomes aligned with our strategy and core objectives.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Nelson

Notice of decision: 15/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/01/2024 - To agree a long term lease with a city centre tenant

To agree a long term lease with a city centre tenant

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2024

Wards affected: Bobblestock;

Lead officer: Helen Beale

Notice of decision: 12/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This is a commercial transaction and the terms including the tenants name should remain exempt until the decision has been made.


10/01/2024 - Herefordshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Annual Report

For the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee to consider the 2022/23 annual report of the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (HSCP).

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Gibbs, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 10/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/01/2024 - 2024/25 Draft Budget - Revenue

To provide additional appendices to support draft revenue budget

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 16/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 08/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2024 - 2024/25 Capital Investment in Managing Ash Die Back in Herefordshire

2024/25 To authorise the spend/investment in the Public Realm mitigating the Ash Die Back risk in Herefordshire. This decision follows the council’s resolution at the full council meeting of the 10 February 2023 to approve the Capital Programme for 2023/24.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision due date: 03/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 03/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2024 - 2024/25 Capital Investment Budget

To seek the views of scrutiny management board on the capital investment budget proposals for
2024/25 onwards

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 10/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 03/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2024 - Children and Young People directorate budget task and finish group    Item Deferred

To consider and agree the recommendations of the committee's Children and Young People directorate budget task and finish group

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 16/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 02/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/01/2024 - 2024/25 Draft Budget - Revenue

To seek the views of the Scrutiny Management Board on the revenue budget proposals for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 10/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 02/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/12/2023 - Workforce challenges in children's services

To update the committee on current actions and future plans to address the workforce challenges in children's services.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 28/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/12/2023 - Independent Reviewing Officer Annual Report

The purpose of this report is to present the committee with the annual Independent Reviewing Officer report.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dylan Harrison

Notice of decision: 22/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2023 - Pay Policy Statement

To recommend the pay policy statement 2024-2025 to Full Council for approval and publication

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leanne Edwards

Notice of decision: 19/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/12/2023 - Herefordshire Council Plan 2024-2028 (formerly known as Corporate Plan - County Plan 2024 - 2028)

To approve the Herefordshire Council Plan 2024 -2028

 

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 02/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt, Helun Sandifort

Notice of decision: 11/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/12/2023 - Scrutiny Recommendations - Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) Action Plan

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of a recommendation from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee on the SEND action Plan - as recorded at its meeting on 14 November 2023 and to request an Executive response.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 21/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 11/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/12/2023 - Scrutiny Recommendations - Implementing the Environment Act 2021

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the recommendations from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee on the Implementing the Environment Act 2021 Report - as recorded at its meeting on 27 November 2023 and to request an Executive response.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 21/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 11/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/12/2023 - Meeting Net Zero Carbon in Herefordshire

This report presents information for the committee to consider regarding the current carbon emissions in Herefordshire and the work required to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon by 2030.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 25/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Gareth Ellis, Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 07/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/12/2023 - Nutrient Management Board

To present information for the committee to consider regarding the effectiveness and achievements of the Nutrient Management Board.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Elizabeth Duberley, Rachael Joy, Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 06/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2023 - Annual review of the councils Information Requests and Complaints 2022/23

To inform the committee of performance in the areas of complaints, data incidents and requests for information made to the council over the municipal year 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 12/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Worth

Notice of decision: 28/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2023 - Best Start in Life Strategic Delivery Plan

The purpose of the paper is to provide the Board with an update on the progress of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy draft implementation plans for the two key priorities ‘Best Start in Life’ (BSiL) and ‘Good Mental Health’ (GMH).

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 04/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lindsay MacHardy, Matt Pearce, Jade Richards

Notice of decision: 22/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/11/2023 - Update on Internal Audit Recommendations

To review the progress of audit recommendations implementation.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 12/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Lloyd

Notice of decision: 21/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2023 - Better Care Fund (BCF) Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 reports 2023-2024

To review the better care fund (BCF) Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 2023-2024 report as per the requirements of the programme.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 11/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Gallagher

Notice of decision: 20/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2023 - Community paradigm update

To update on the progress being made to develop the community paradigm approach in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 04/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hilary Hall, Sarah Harris

Notice of decision: 20/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2023 - Delivery Plan 2023-2024 and 2024-2028 County Plan Development    For consultation

To scrutinise the draft 2023-2024 delivery plan and to receive an update on the production of the 2024-2027 County Plan

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 21/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 15/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2023 - Annual review of the councils Information Requests and Complaints 2022/23

To inform the committee of performance in the areas of complaints, data incidents and requests for information made to the council over the municipal year 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 28/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Worth

Notice of decision: 15/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/11/2023 - Capital Programme Review and Update

To recommend to Council for approval the revised Cabinet proposals for the proposed capital investment budget for 2023/24 onwards.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 14/11/2023

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This issue was first published on 1 August 2023, due to revisions to the programme a new issue has been created and it is impracticable to provide the standard 28 days notice for this decision to be approved at Cabinet on 23 November 2023.

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2023 - Implementing the Environment Act 2021

Providing an update to Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee on the Environment Act 2021.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 27/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 09/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2023 - Energy from waste loan update

To update the 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: 28/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Tranmer

Notice of decision: 07/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2023 - Whitecross PFI contract - triennial review

To review the financial position of the Whitecross PFI contract and inform Schools Forum of any necessary action.


Decision Maker: Herefordshire Schools Forum

Decision due date: 19/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 07/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2023 - Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) Action Plan

The purpose of this report is to update on the progress in implementing the SEND Strategy

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Farr, Caroline Marshall, Roz Pither

Notice of decision: 30/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2023 - Workforce Strategy 2024-2027 - Development and Consultation    For consultation

To provide an overview of the work undertaken to engage staff in the development of a new Workforce
Strategy for the period April 2024 to March 2027 and seek views from Scrutiny Management Board on the
emerging themes of the strategy.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 07/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jones

Notice of decision: 26/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2023 - 2024-25 Proposed Budget Consultation Approach

This report provides an overview of community engagement within a public sector context and sets out the proposed approach for the budget consultation 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 07/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 25/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/10/2023 - Co-opted member recruitment update

To provide the committee with an update on co-opted member recruitment, and to provide suggested amendments to the council's constitution concerning co-opted members.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 23/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2023 - Scrutiny committee work programmes

To provide Scrutiny Management Board with the work programmes for all five of Herefordshire Council's scrutiny committees.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 07/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 18/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2023 - Code of Conduct for Councillors - 6 monthly Update

6 monthly update on the Code of Conduct process for Councillors operated by the Council.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 17/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/10/2023 - Amendments to the Code of Conduct Reporting Process

A report in response to reporting changes requested by the Committee and Monitoring Officer

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 17/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/10/2023 - Corporate Parenting Strategy

To approve the corporate parenting strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Julie Mepham

Notice of decision: 16/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/10/2023 - Update on the Children's Legal Team

To update the Committee on the progress made in the Children’s Legal Team, including progress on the Children's Legal Team Improvement
Plan since the last report in September 2021.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/11/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tess Burgess

Notice of decision: 16/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/10/2023 - Health Protection Assurance Forum Annual Report

To provide HWBB members with an annual update on performance and priorities of the health protection assurance forum

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 04/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sophie Hay

Notice of decision: 16/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/10/2023 - Whistleblowing - Internal Audit Findings and Report

to provide update in relation to the application of the Whistleblowing Policy over previous 12 months and improvements to procedure/processes as a result of the Internal Audit findings

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 12/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2023 - Progress report on internal audit activity

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.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2023 - 2022/23 Statement of Accounts

To approve the 2022/23 Statement of Accounts and associated letter of representation from Grant Thornton, the external auditors.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2023 - Annual Governance Statement 2022/23

To seek the view of the committee as to whether the Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2022/23 properly reflects the internal control environment the council is operating in and the appropriateness of actions identified to improve.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2023 - 2022/23 External Audit Findings Report    Item Deferred

To consider the external auditors audit finding report for the year ended 31 March 2023.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/10/2023 - JSNA Review

The purpose of this JSNA review is to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of our current JSNA in meeting its objective of informing service planning and commissioning that improves the health and wellbeing of Herefordshire residents.

The review outputs should provide a clear critique of the strengths and weaknesses of our current JSNA approach, and outline options for improvements to the outputs, governance or process as required, including resource/cost implications

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 04/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Watkins

Notice of decision: 05/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/10/2023 - Mental well-being action plan

To agree a draft mental well-being action plan for Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 04/12/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 05/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/10/2023 - Scrutiny Report Flood Risk Executive Response Cabinet 5th October

The purpose of this report is to notify the Executive of the recommendation from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee on the Executive response to recommendations from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Action Plan - as recorded at its meeting on 25 November 2023 and to request an Executive response.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 01/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/09/2023 - Scrutiny Report River Water Pollution Cabinet 5th October

The purpose of this report is to notify the Cabinet of the findings and recommendations from the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee on the River Water Pollution report - as recorded at its meeting on 25 November 2023 and to request an Executive response.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 28/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/09/2023 - In Year Changes to Fees and Charges

A report seeking clarity for the principles for changing fees and charges in year and delegate to Directors the ability to make changes in consultation with Chief Finance Officer, relevant Lead Members and Group Leaders.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 24/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean O'Connor

Notice of decision: 27/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/09/2023 - Local and National Schools Funding Update

To seek the views of the forum on local and national school funding issues,
including the recommendations of the budget working group (BWG) on the
following matters:
*Spotlight Consultations
*De-delegation proposals
*Draft school budget consultation paper
*SEN Protection scheme funding

Decision Maker: Herefordshire Schools Forum

Decision due date: 20/10/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 19/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/09/2023 - Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Action Plan

To update the committee on the SEND Action Plan

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 26/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Maxine David, Liz Farr, Darryl Freeman, Caroline Marshall

Notice of decision: 19/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/09/2023 - To Spend Changing Places Grant Funding

To Spend the accepted Changing Places Grant Funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision due date: 25/08/2023

Wards affected: Central; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Johnathan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 15/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/09/2023 - 2022/23 Financial Statement Audit Progress

To report progress on 2022/23 audit of the statutory accounts.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 27/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 15/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2023 - Launch of Herefordshire's Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This report presents a brief review of the launch of the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy event which took place on 12 July 2023

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 25/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Pearce

Notice of decision: 12/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2023 - Health and Wellbeing Board Terms of Reference

For the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) to consider the revised terms of reference at appendix 1 and provide comments before recommending the changes to Council.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 25/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Pearce

Notice of decision: 12/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2023 - Families Commission

To update the Scrutiny Committee on the Families Commission report

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 26/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gail Hancock

Notice of decision: 12/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/09/2023 - River water pollution

This report presents information for the committee to consider regarding the factors contributing to the pollution of rivers and watercourses and a summary of the council’s duties and powers to address river pollution.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 25/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 07/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/09/2023 - Adoption of the Herefordshire Minerals & Waste Local Plan

To recommend to Council that the Herefordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan ('the MWLP') be adopted.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/03/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Eaton

Notice of decision: 05/09/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2023 - Workforce Strategy 2024-2027 - Development and Consultation

This report is to note the work taken so far in the development of the 2024-27 Workforce Strategy and seek views of Scrutiny Management Board on the development, approach taken and work still to be undertaken.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 19/09/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jones

Notice of decision: 23/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/08/2023 - 24/25 Winter Service

To seek approval for the arrangements being made for the provision of winter service during the period of 2023 through to 2024 season, as set out in the Winter Service Plan.

The Winter Service Plan continues to build on existing best practice and the findings of reviews that have taken place both locally and nationally. Herefordshire Council will continue to meet its duties towards the maintenance of the highway network in full and by working in partnership with Herefordshire’s communities, wherever practicable, enhance the county’s resilience to the impact of prolonged or severe winter weather.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member roads and regulatory services

Decision due date: 22/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 11/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/08/2023 - Hereford Public Art Strategy

To approve a public art strategy for Hereford city centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and infrastructure

Decision due date: 06/09/2024

Wards affected: Central; Greyfriars; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Sarah Lee

Notice of decision: 03/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/08/2023 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association Ltd (HWGTA) Investment Partnership Model

To develop a business case outlining options for a preferred investment model and;

to approve the preferred investment model option for the HWGTA Ltd and Herefordshire Council partnership to enable the development of a vocational centre of excellence on Skylon Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2024

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Joni Hughes, Gabriela Singh

Notice of decision: 03/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/06/2023 - New care facility

To consider and agree the business case to invest in and develop the council’s own care facility in Herefordshire to meet future demand

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/01/2025

Lead officer: Hilary Hall, Hayley Doyle

Notice of decision: 08/06/2023


19/05/2023 - Taxi and Private Hire Policy

To approve the Taxi and Private Hire Policy

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 28/07/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Corfield

Notice of decision: 19/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/03/2023 - Adoption of the Environmental Building Standards SPD

The purpose of the EBS SPD is to drive up environmental standards of buildings in Herefordshire and set out recommendations to drive up higher, more efficient standards of building design and construction and will encourage the adoption of these by developers and householders. The SPD will supplement Local Plan policy and provides detail of how development can achieve higher quality buildings through design and higher quality materials, as well as greater use of renewable energy technology in buildings to ensure that it is fully aligned with our zero-carbon, nature-rich goals for Herefordshire. The SPD includes best practice recommendations for standards in key areas of building performance, energy use, external environment, accessibility, and construction. The guidance also includes best practice case study examples for high-quality sustainable design, use, and construction.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Decision due date: 14/04/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karla Johnson

Notice of decision: 20/03/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/02/2023 - Recruitment of Independant Persons & Standards update

This report recommends the appointment of new Independent Persons for consideration by the Council, and provides an update on standards processes.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 13/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Deborah Nickson

Notice of decision: 21/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Schedule 1 contains information which relates to individuals who are recommended for appointment.


20/02/2023 - 2023/24 Council Tax Setting Report

To set the council tax and precepts for 2023/24.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 03/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 20/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/02/2023 - Appointments to Council Committees and Outside Bodies

To exercise those powers reserved to Council:

(a) To confirm its committees and the number of seats on each, including terms of reference and functions of those committees; and

(b) To review the representation and determine the allocation of seats on committees and relevant outside bodies to political groups.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 03/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 17/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/02/2023 - Leaders report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 9 December 2022.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 03/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 17/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2023 - Overview of adult social care market

To update the health and wellbeing board on the existing care market across Hertfordshire.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 06/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hayley Doyle

Notice of decision: 15/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2023 - Overview of adult social care market

To inform health and well being board of the existing market conditions of adult social care ( care homes and domiciliary care)

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 13/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Ryan, Hayley Doyle, Jane Morse

Notice of decision: 15/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/02/2023 - Whistleblowing Policy

Committee to approve the revised whistleblowing policy

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 23/06/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Deborah Nickson

Notice of decision: 15/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2023 - Appointing Deputy Electoral Registration Officers

Council to approve the appointments of all Electoral Service Office staff as Deputy Electoral Registration Officers with limited powers.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 03/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Colette Maund

Notice of decision: 03/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2023 - 2023/24 Budget Setting

To approve the 2023/24 budget and associated medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 03/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2023 - Children’s Improvement Plan Transformation Funding

Children’s Improvement Plan Transformation Funding

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 01/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2023 - Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership

In accordance with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Herefordshire Council Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee delivers the crime and disorder scrutiny function for Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership.

Decision Maker: Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adrian Turton

Notice of decision: 01/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2023 - Developing SEND services - progress report

To provide an update on activity and impact since the completion of the Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Review (October 2022).

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Farr, Darryl Freeman, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 01/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2023 - Pay Policy Statement

To approve the pay policy statement 2023-24 for publication

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leanne Edwards

Notice of decision: 01/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2023 - SEND Peer Review feedback

To share the key messages from the Local Government Association (LGA) Peer review of SEND services in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Farr, Darryl Freeman

Notice of decision: 31/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/01/2023 - Children’s Services Improvement Plan – Implementation Review Update

Children’s Services Improvement Plan – Implementation Review Update

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 30/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2023 - Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO) Annual Report 2021/2022

For the committee to take note of the Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO) Annual Report 2021/2022

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 17/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Permanent replacement of one polling station

To approve the replacement of one polling station in the county due to the future unavailability of the current venue

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Temporary replacement of one polling station

To approve the temporary replacement of one polling station in the county due to the unavailability of the current venue

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision due date: Before 21/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/01/2023 - Progress report on internal audit activity

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: 30/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 13/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/01/2023 - Update on Whistleblowing Policy

To provide members with an update on progress

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Deborah Nickson

Notice of decision: 12/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/01/2023 - Corporate Risk Register

To consider the status of the council’s corporate risk register in order to monitor the effectiveness of risk management within the performance management framework.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Appy Reddy

Notice of decision: 10/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/01/2023 - Overview of signposting and accessibility to services

To present to the Committee an overview of the signposting services to the variety of wellbeing services that are available through the council to improve accessibility within Adult Social Care and Talk Community.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 06/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/01/2023 - Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Annual Report

To provide an annual update to the committee on counter fraud activity.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 30/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Nelson

Notice of decision: 05/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2023 - Scrutiny Development 2022-2023

To consider the development of the scrutiny function at Herefordshire Council.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 09/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 03/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/01/2023 - Scrutiny Report: Review of the Human Resources and Workforce Strategy

To agree a report of the scrutiny committee on its review of the Human Resources and Workforce Strategy.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 17/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 03/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/12/2022 - 2023/24 Council Tax Reduction Scheme

To approve the 2023/24 local council tax reduction scheme (CTR).

Council tax charges can be reduced where the bill payer meets certain set criteria contained in the council tax reduction scheme (CTR). The 2022/23 CTR scheme was approved by Council on 11 February 2022.

It is a legal requirement to annually review the council’s council tax reduction scheme and the decision to approve the scheme is reserved to full Council.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 29/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/12/2022 - 2022-23 Quarter 2 Budget and Performance Report

An update on performance for Quarter 2 of 2022/23 and the forecast budget outturn.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 09/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 29/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/12/2022 - Treasury Management Strategy 2023/24-2026/27 and Minimum Revenue Provision Review

To note the Treasury Management Strategy for 2023/24-2026/27 and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Review

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 09/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 29/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/12/2022 - 2023/24 Capital Investment Budget

To seek the views of scrutiny management board on the capital investment proposals and updated capital programme.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 17/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 22/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/12/2022 - Levelling Up Fund Projects

To consider the further development and readiness for the delivery of any successful bids to the Government Levelling Up Fund. Specifically, the proposed submission includes:
i. A package of public realm improvements in Leominster and Ledbury town centres and enhancements to the Leominster Old Priory building;
ii. Development of the site infrastructure and development plots for the Ross Enterprise Park; and
iii. A package of transport and active travel measures in and around Hereford city;

Decision Maker: Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 13/01/2023

Wards affected: Central; Dinedor Hill; Ledbury North; Leominster East; Ross East; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 22/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2022 - Local Management of Schools - Scheme amendment

The Department for Education has advised that the Consistent Financial Reporting guidance does not permit schools revenue funding to be transferred to capital in advance of spend. This requires that the Committed Revenue balances category is implemented and removed from the 20% balance clawback calculation within the Local Management of Schools Scheme (LMS). Local Authority school members of Schools Forum is asked to approve the change for the 2022/23 financial year.

Decision Maker: Herefordshire Schools Forum

Decision due date: 13/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 19/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/11/2022 - Pay Policy Statement 2023-2024

To recommend the 2023-2024 pay policy statement to Full Council for approval and publication.

Decision Maker: Employment Panel

Decision due date: 20/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leanne Edwards

Notice of decision: 17/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2022 - 2023/24 Capital Investment Budget and Capital Strategy Update

To consider the proposed capital investment budget for 2023/24 and updated capital strategy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 16/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2022 - Leaders report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 21 October, 2022.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2022 - Polling Station Review

Addition of two new polling stations to replace venues that are no longer available

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/11/2022 - Progress Report

This This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Repose and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 18/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 10/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2022 - Consultation outcomes and draft budget proposals

To recommend to Council the proposed 2023/24 budget and associated medium term financial
strategy and treasury management strategy for recommendation to Council 10 February.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 09/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2022 - Consultation outcomes and draft budget proposals

To recommend to Council the proposed 2023/24 budget and associated Medium Term Financial Strategy and the Treasury Management Strategy for recommendation to Council on 10 February 2023.

The proposed budget reflects current and expected service delivery requirements and the provisional local government settlement announced on 19 December 2022. Overall the base budget for 2023/24 is proposed to increase to fund budget pressures. Savings of £20.0m are required in 2023/24 and an increase in council tax of 4.99% (inclusive of 2% adult social care precept) is proposed to deliver a balanced budget.

The draft Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), attached at appendix A, has been updated to reflect current assumptions and estimates of future year funding and service requirements in line with the County Plan.

The Treasury Management Strategy, attached at appendix D, includes the proposed borrowing and investment strategy, the council’s expected minimum revenue provision and the associated prudential indicators which demonstrate that the council’s proposed capital investment budget is affordable, prudent and sustainable

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Sanders

Notice of decision: 09/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2022 - Scrutiny Management Board: Scrutiny of 2023/24 Budget Setting Progress

To seek the views on the developing 2023/24 budget and 4 year Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) to 2026/27 and to make any recommendations to the Cabinet details the impact of continued pressures from growth in demand and rising inflation on the Council’s financial position. It highlights the need to identify options for additional income, savings and efficiencies to mitigate these pressures to achieve a balanced budget.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 28/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 25/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2022 - The Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy (HWBS) has been a statutory requirement since 2012, when they were introduced by the Health and Social Care Act. The current HWBS was published in 2017 and its planned refresh was delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. The aim is to produce a Joint Forward Plan for April 2023. The HWBS is to set out to meet the needs of the whole local community.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 27/04/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lucy Beckett, Miriam Gardner, Matt Pearce

Notice of decision: 11/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/10/2022 - Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Action Plan

Under the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, Herefordshire Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority is required to have a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee is allocated statutory flood risk management scrutiny powers. This report presents the action plan which identifies a programme of work for reducing local flood risk within Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 18/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 10/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/10/2022 - Proposed Education Legislation (the Education White Paper)

To consider the planned legislative proposals for Education and its impact on local authorities' roles in supporting education, multi-academy trusts, school placements planning and school improvement.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 07/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/10/2022 - Appointments to council committees and outside bodies

To make appointments to the committees of the Council and outside bodies in line with the rules of political proportionality.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 21/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 04/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/10/2022 - Progress Report

This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Scrutiny Management Board, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Response and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 11/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 03/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/09/2022 - Progress Report

This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Scrutiny Management Board, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Response and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 07/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 28/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/09/2022 - The Public Realm Future Operating Model

To present the background and context of the Council’s public realm services and contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places, and seek views relating to any Public Realm Future Operating Model to improve delivery of those services.

Recommendations

Committee is asked to note and comment upon:

a) delivery of the Council’s public realm services through the current contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places;
b) the Council’s requirements associated with a Public Realm Services Future Operating Model;

Decision Maker: Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 14/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alex Deans

Notice of decision: 21/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2022 - Establishing a Herefordshire Cost of Living Commission

For the Health and Wellbeing Board to agree to set up and oversee a Cost of Living Commission, which would bring together a range of partners to look at how to support residents of Herefordshire through the ongoing cost of living of crisis.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 26/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 20/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/09/2022 - Herefordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF) Integration plan 2022-23

To approve the content of Herefordshire's Better Care Fund (BCF) Integration Plan 2022-23

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 26/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Gallagher

Notice of decision: 15/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2022 - Stroke Services

The committee is asked to consider and comment on the information provided and seek assurance on the wider public engagement.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 14/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2022 - Tobacco Control 2022

To inform Health and Wellbeing Board on the recent publication of the ‘The Khan review: Making smoking obsolete’ (Appendix 1) and the findings from the recent smoking needs assessment (Appendix 2) and for the board to endorse the recommendations set-out within the report.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 26/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dr Frances Howie

Notice of decision: 14/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2022 - Report on Herefordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022

This report seeks the approval of members for the publication of the 2022 Herefordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) on 1st October 2022 (the statutory deadline). The statutory 60-day consultation period for this PNA ends on 29th September 2022. Members are asked to note the consultation responses received to date (see appendix 1) and to delegate final approval for publication to the PNA working group. This will be subject to any amendments in relation to responses that may be received in the final days of the consultation period.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 26/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dr Frances Howie

Notice of decision: 14/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2022 - Update on the work of the Oral Health Improvement Partnership Board

This report updates the Health and Well-being Board on the work of the Oral Health Improvement Partnership Board.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 26/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dr Frances Howie

Notice of decision: 14/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2022 - Obesity in Herefordshire

Report for Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Pearce

Notice of decision: 13/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2022 - Progress Report

This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Repose and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 21/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 13/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/09/2022 - Improvement Plan – Key Measures

The purpose of this report is to present the background information for the committee to review the Improvement Plan Key Measures to enable the committee to review progress against the Key Measures against the delivery of the Children’s Services Improvement Plan.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 27/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phil Bullingham, Darryl Freeman, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 05/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2022 - Improvement Plan - Transformation Funding

The purpose of this report is to present the background information for the committee to review the Children’s Improvement Plan Transformation Funding and make any
observations, reports or recommendations to the Cabinet 22 September 2022.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 27/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lisa Arthey, Darryl Freeman, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 02/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2022 - Corporate Parenting

The purpose of this report is to present the background information for the committee to review the Council’s Corporate Parenting Strategy, the plans for the review of the Strategy in 2023 and opportunities for policy review and development of the strategy with any recommendations to the Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 27/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 02/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/08/2022 - Annual Scrutiny Work Programme 2022-2023

This report presents the Annual Scrutiny Work Programme 2022-2023

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 05/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 18/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2022 - The Herefordshire Local Plan: Environment and Sustainability

To present background information for the Committee to consider the extent to which the Local Plan is delivering the Council’s objectives for Environment and Sustainability, as outlined in the County Plan 2020-2024, Herefordshire Climate Change Emergency Council resolutions and Executive Response, and other relevant Council strategies and policies, including the Success Measures provided in the Council’s County Plan 2020-2024.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 21/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Mark Averill, Ben Boswell, Tracey Coleman, Joanna Sumner

Notice of decision: 10/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2022 - Restoration of the River Wye – Options for Public Inquiry and Policy Review

To present background information for the Committee to consider the Options for Public Inquiry and Policy Review for the Restoration of the River Wye, in accordance with the County Plan 2020-2024 objectives and associated targets to reduce levels of phosphate pollution in the County’s river.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 21/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Joy

Notice of decision: 10/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/07/2022 - Task and Finish Group Report: The Impact of the Intensive Poultry Industry on Human Health and Wellbeing    Item Deferred

To report the outcomes and recommendations of the Task and Finish Group on ‘The Impact of the Intensive Poultry Industry on Human Health and Wellbeing'.  The committee will be invited to consider the outcomes from the task and finish group and to decide if the recommendations should be submitted to the Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh, Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/07/2022 - Leaders report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 4 March, 2022.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 29/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/05/2022 - Children's Improvement Transformation Funding

To review of Transformation Funding ahead of Cabinet decision for Tranche Two funding in July

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 21/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman, Jean Saunders, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 25/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/05/2022 - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Autism provision and nurture hubs

It was requested that further detail be presented to a the scrutiny committee on the increasing provision offered for children with autism.

The report will focus on:

·       Details of the service and preparations for changes coming from Central Government;

·       Challenges going forward with upcoming guidance from Government;

·       Challenges facing SEND more broadly;

·       The potential risks of an Ofsted inspection on SEND and how prepared the service is for that.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 17/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Knight

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/05/2022 - Amendments to Councillors' Allowances

To approve amendments to the Herefordshire councillors' allowances scheme having regard to the recommendations of the council’s independent remuneration panel (IRP) following proposals from the Rethinking Governance working group. The council must have regard to the report when making or amending the allowances scheme.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 20/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alice McAlpine, Lucy Pincus

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/05/2022 - Council Membership - dispensation

To consider granting a dispensation for Cllr Graham Jones whose compassionate leave of absence will exceed six months, on 17 May 2022.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 13/05/2022

Wards affected: Castle;

Notice of decision: 04/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/04/2022 - Revised salary for Director of Governance and Law

To agree an increased salary package for the director of governance and law and recommend that salary package to full council.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 20/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 28/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/04/2022 - UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan

To accept and seek approval to spend the £20,000 of capacity funding offered by government to support the development of the UK Shared Prosperity Investment Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 07/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 22/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2022 - Re-thinking governance

To approve the suggested amendments to the Council’s constitution recommended by audit and governance committee.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 20/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kate Charlton, Claire Porter

Notice of decision: 19/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2022 - Appointments to Council Committees and Outside Bodies

To exercise those powers reserved to Council at its annual meeting:

(a) To confirm its committees and the number of seats on each, including terms of reference and functions of those committees;

(b) To review the representation and determine the allocation of seats on committees and relevant outside bodies to political groups for the 2022/23 municipal year;

(c) To make appointments to the positions of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of committees; and

(d) To make arrangements for such appointments to committees and other bodies as may be necessary, including co-optees.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 20/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 19/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2022 - Corporate Parenting Strategy Update

To provide an update on the corporate parenting strategy, with a focus on leaving care and preparing for adulthood.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 17/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ruth Madembo

Notice of decision: 19/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2022 - Code of Conduct

To approve a revised Code of Conduct for members

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 20/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kate Charlton, Claire Porter

Notice of decision: 19/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/04/2022 - Investment in Children's Transformation -

Oversight of transformation spend

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 26/04/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman

Notice of decision: 04/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/03/2022 - Update on Planning Service

To update Members on a service update on Planning

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 21/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Florence Churchill

Notice of decision: 17/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/03/2022 - Impact of the pandemic on the mental health and well-being of pupils in schools

The purpose of this paper is to report to members the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and well-being of children in our education system – including both the statutory aspects (i.e., schools and colleges) and non-statutory (i.e. pre-school) elements.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 15/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/03/2022 - A report by NHS England and NHS Improvement on Dental Provision in Herefordshire as of March 2022.

To consider a report by NHS England, NHS Improvement Commissioning Team Managers and Consultants in Public Dental Health, concerning oral health and dental provision in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 28/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann

Notice of decision: 14/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/03/2022 - Health and Wellbeing Board Work Plan 2022/23

To approve the Health and Wellbeing Board work plan for 2022/23

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 28/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 14/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/03/2022 - Children and Young People' Improvement Plan - Progress Update

To provide an update to Children and Young People's scrutiny committee on the progress made in the delivery of the Children and Young People' Improvement Plan

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 26/04/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bart Popelier, Darryl Freeman, Jean Saunders

Notice of decision: 08/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/03/2022 - Annual Governance Statement -action plan update for March 2022    Item Deferred

Based on the final version of the Annual Governance Statement agree in September 2021 an action plan has been formed based on continuous improvement requirements. This report provides a review of the actions as of March 2022.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 15/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 08/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/03/2022 - impact of the pandemic on the mental health and well-being of pupils in schools

To provide Children and Young People scrutiny committed with an update and seek any recommendations that the commitee wish to make to ascertain if there there are additional support mechanisms that the local authority could consider.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 08/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/03/2022 - Internal Audit 1st quarter Plan 2022-23 and Internal Audit Charter    Item Deferred

Internal Audit 1st quarter Plan 2022-23
To be assured that the level and range of activity within the proposed 1st quarter internal audit plan is sufficient to provide assurance over the Council’s corporate governance arrangements and provides appropriate coverage of key business objectives, associated risks, and risk management processes.

To ensure the council complies with recommended best practice as set out in the PSIAS.

Internal Audit Charter
To approve the internal audit charter for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

To ensure compliance with good practice as set out in the International Professional Practices Framework of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS) and the CIPFA Local Government Application Note.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 15/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove, Sonya Morris

Notice of decision: 08/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/02/2022 - Designation of Monitoring Officer

To approve employment panel's recommendation for the designation of monitoring officer.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 04/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 16/02/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/02/2022 - Appointment of Corporate Director, Community Wellbeing

To make the appointment to the post of Corporate Director, Community Wellbeing

Decision Maker: Employment Panel

Decision due date: 24/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 08/02/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information related to an individual


08/02/2022 - Herefordshire's Physical Activity Strategy

To approve Herefordshire's physical activity strategy

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 28/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 08/02/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2022 - Recruitment of Director of Governance and Law

To agree the recruitment arrangements for the post of Director of Governance and Law

Decision Maker: Employment Panel

Decision due date: 15/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 31/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/01/2022 - SACRE Budget 2022/23

To note the budget for SACRE 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 11/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Cann, Alison Naylor

Notice of decision: 26/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/01/2022 - Childrens performance report

To provide an update to the the committee on the children's performance.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sharmain Lawrence

Notice of decision: 20/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2022 - External audit progress update

To provide the committee with a progress update of the work being undertaken by the external auditor, Grant Thornton.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 17/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2022 - Appointments to Council Committees

To make appointments to vacant positions of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of council committees.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 28/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 07/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/01/2022 - Anti Fraud and Corruption annual report

To provide an annual update to the committee on counter fraud activity.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 06/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2022 - Annual Governance Statement 2020-21 Actions

Based on the final version of the Annual Governance Statement agree in September 2021 an action plan has been formed based on continuous improvement requirements. This report provides a half year review of the actions.
The report also outlines future arrangements for producing the annual governance statement.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 04/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2022 - Pay Policy Statement

To recommend the 2022 pay policy statement to full council for approval and publication.

Decision Maker: Employment Panel, Council

Decision due date: 11/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 04/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/12/2021 - 2022/23 budget setting

To seek the views of the children and young people scrutiny committee on the budget proposals for 2022/23 as they relate to the remit of the committee.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 11/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 15/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/12/2021 - 2022/23 Capital Investment Budget and Capital Strategy Update

For Cabinet to consider the proposed capital investment budget for 2022/23 and updated capital strategy. For Cabinet to make recommendations to Council for their consideration.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 02/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/11/2021 - 2022/23 council tax setting report

To set the council tax and precepts for 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 04/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 17/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2021 - 2022/23 Budget setting

To approve the 2022/23 budget and associated medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 16/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2021 - 2022/23 council tax reduction scheme

To approve the 2022/23 local council tax reduction scheme.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 11/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 16/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2021 - Annual report on code of conduct

To enable the committee to be assured that high standards of conduct continue to be promoted
and maintained. To provide an overview of how the arrangements for dealing with complaints are
working together with views from the latest standards panel sampling review.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 08/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2021 - Re-thinking governance

To approve changes to the Council's constitution

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 04/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 23/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/07/2021 - Review of Taxi and Private Hire Policy

Purpose of this policy is to set out the expectations of Herefordshire Council as the licencing authority in relation to matters connected to the taxi and private hire trade and to approve the reviewed and amended taxi and private hire policy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 21/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Corfield

Notice of decision: 28/07/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2021 - Youth Justice Plan 2021 - 2022

To endorse the Youth Justice Plan 2021/22 for approval by full Council and consider whether there are any comments the committee would wish to make that would inform the production of the Plan for 2022/23.

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.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman

Notice of decision: 24/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

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

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

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 30/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 06/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/03/2020 - Health and wellbeing board review and suggested amendments to the constitution

To consider the suggested amendments to the council’s constitution proposed by the health and wellbeing board for recommendation to Council.

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 16/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 05/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/02/2020 - Recommendation of the agreed syllabus

To recommend to the local authority an agreed Religious Education syllabus for Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 13/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 28/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2020 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) outcomes framework

To consider the proposed approach and the draft ICS system level outcomes framework for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 20/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 03/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/01/2020 - Health and Wellbeing Board Review and Future Working

To approve the outcomes of the health and wellbeing board review and to consider future working arrangements including membership, the vision, priorities and cross-cutting themes.  Any consequential changes to the council’s constitution will be reported to the audit and governance committee for it to consider prior to any recommendations being made to Council.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 23/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/01/2020 - Updates to the Herefordshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) constitution

To consider and approve changes to the SACRE constitution.

Decision Maker: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 13/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 23/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/12/2019 - Better Care Fund Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 report 2019/20

To review the better care fund 2019/20 quarter two and quarter three national performance reports, as per the requirements of the programme.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 10/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 17/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/10/2019 - Director of Public Health Annual Report

To inform the Health and Wellbeing Board of the publication of the independent report of the Director of Public Health.
To recommend that the Health and Wellbeing Board supports the implementation of the recommendations of the report.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision due date: 09/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Howell-Jones

Notice of decision: 21/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/10/2019 - Draft SACRE Annual Report for the Academic Year September 2018 – July 2019

To approve the draft SACRE Annual Report for the academic year September 2018 to July 2019.

Decision Maker: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 29/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 21/10/2019

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