Decisions

Decisions

29/09/2022 - Quarter 1 Budget & Performance Report ref: 9083    Recommendations Approved

To review performance for Quarter 1 2022/23 and the forecast budget outturn for the year.
To provide assurance that progress has being made towards delivery of the agreed revenue budget and service delivery targets, and that the reasons for major variances or potential under-performance are understood and are being addressed to the cabinet’s satisfaction.
The forecast 2022/23 outturn shows a net overspend of £9.4 million.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 29/09/2022

Effective from: 06/10/2022

Decision:

a)    Cabinet review performance and financial forecast for year 2022/23, as set out in the appendices A-E, and identifies any additional actions to be considered to achieve future improvements.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Appy Reddy


23/09/2022 - Household Support Fund

To approve the Household Support Fund allocation from the DWP for October 2022 to March 2023. To also approve the local eligibility approach for the Household Support Fund in 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Decision due date: 21/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nina Bridges, William Merriman, Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 23/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/09/2022 - To approve expenditure of up to £120K on heat decarbonisation plans for all of the maintained schools estate as well as a number of design specifications for investment. ref: 9078    Recommendations Approved

Herefordshire Council declared a climate emergency on 8 March 2019.
Following this, in September 2019, the council committed to take a major step to minimise their impact on the environment, agreeing to accelerate a reduction of emissions and aspire to become carbon neutral by 2030/31.
Schools play in important part in this journey to become carbon neutral as they are the biggest contributor to the council’s carbon footprint.
The authority to spend this budget will allow for all maintained schools to have a have a heat decarbonisation plan (HDP) carried out.
The purpose of a HDP is to assess how each school can replace fossil fuel reliant systems with low carbon alternatives (e.g. Heat Pumps) and complementary retrofit solutions such as insulation.
In addition to carrying out HDP’s, the budget will also allow for a number of these HDPs to be worked up to a designed specification and fully costed so as to be in a position to apply for grants, such as Salix and or make a capital bid to full council.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Decision published: 22/09/2022

Effective from: 21/09/2022

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman


21/09/2022 - Rural England Prosperity Fund

Seek approval to submit the Rural England Prosperity Fund addendum to the UKSPF.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 21/09/2022

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


16/09/2022 - Revised Debt Recovery Policy ref: 9056    Recommendations Approved

To review and agree the updated Debt Recovery Policy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 24/09/2022

Decision:

That:

 

(a)       The updated Debt Recovery Policy is agreed and implemented from 1 September 2022

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Hart


26/09/2022 - Health and Wellbeing Board Work Programme ref: 9074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Made at meeting: 26/09/2022 - Health and wellbeing board

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 26/09/2022


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


15/09/2022 - Kingstone High School Expansion

To approve the expansion of Kingstone High School to accommodate additional pupils admitted from September 2025 in response to rising numbers in the Golden Valley and to meet parental preference.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/11/2022

Wards affected: Stoney Street; Wormside;

Lead officer: Michael Griffin, Jennifer Hilton-Trout, Karen Knight, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 15/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2022 - Signs of Safety IT Solution User Licence Agreement ref: 9073    Recommendations Approved

Due to the severance in partnership arrangements between The Access
Group and Elia (the owner of Signs of Safety), The Access Group will no
longer be offering a licensed suite of Signs of Safety forms within Mosaic
and therefore a new licence needs to be purchased directly from Elia.
As Elia is the owner of Signs of Safety IT Solution there is no alternative
than to purchase a new licence directly from Elia whilst the Signs of Safety
IT solution is used within Mosaic.
This licensing arrangement is a short term arrangement to facilitate the
move away from the Signs of Safety IT solution and transfer to The Access
Group best practice forms and workflow within the social care records
management system (Mosaic).

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 14/09/2022

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman


08/09/2022 - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Contract Award ref: 9071    Recommendations Approved

To award a contract for the delivery of ESOL lessons to the South Wye Development Trust for 3 years from 19th September 2022 to the 31st July 2025, with an option to extend by 1 year.

Decision Maker: Interim Assistant Director, All Ages Commissioning

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 08/09/2022

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald


30/05/2022 - Approval for the provision of consultancy services for Ecology and Habitat Regulations Assessment for Council plans and projects by Capita PLC. ref: 9072    Recommendations Approved

Capita PLC to provide specialist ecology consultation and review
infrastructure projects for the Council.

Decision Maker: Service Director – Environment , Highways, & Waste

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 30/05/2022

Lead officer: Mark Averill


28/06/2022 - Award of professional services contract to undertake design and consultation of Development Viability and Business Case Services pursuant to the ESPO Framework Agreement (reference 664_21 Consultancy Services). ref: 9070    Recommendations Approved

A Hereford City Masterplan framework will help Hereford to become a more active travel city in the short, medium and long term. A specialist consultant with expertise in special development, urban development and innovation is required to help outline development viability and business case services in a regeneration context.
To achieve the level of detail the Cabinet have asked for, would require a baseline property review, car park options appraisal and brownfield land options appraisal.
To develop a Masterplan with the aim of turning Hereford in to a more active travel city, there is a need to review the uses and spaces for cars within the City Centre- to do this a detailed shortlist appraisal of a number of sites, to then proceed with a more detailed analysis of outlined sites will be sufficient to put an idea forward within the final Masterplan document.

The project used the ESPO framework to speak to the specialist consultant

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 28/06/2022

Lead officer: Ross Cook


19/08/2022 - Decision to prosecute four individual's for Fraud and Unfair Trading offences. Central. Castle. Pembridge. Kington. 19.08.22 ref: 9069    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute four defendants for fraud under Sections 1 & 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 and regs 5,6,7 & schedule 1 of the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and S993 Companies Act 2006

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 19/08/2022

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


28/06/2022 - Award of professional services contract to undertake design and consultation of Urban Design Masterplanning and Architecture pursuant to the ESPO Framework Agreement (reference 664_21 Consultancy Services). ref: 9068    Recommendations Approved

A Hereford City Masterplan framework will help Hereford to become a more active travel city in the short, medium and long term. To complete a workable and suitable framework then a specialist team would need to be brought on board to undertake a strategic level review of the City and surrounding area utilising GIS information along with reviewing baseline information to undertake a desktop survey to build an understanding of the City’s planning, historic and environmental issues and opportunities, which will be used to provide people with a visual design of the future of the city centre.
A need to develop urban design principles and concept masterplan proposals along with options for development sites is key in delivering a Masterplan that will help the City to become a more active and green city in the short, medium and long term. As well as this, it is necessary to bring in Architects with town planning specialities to redesign areas within the city. It will be these specialist consultants who will produce planning requirements where necessary for development sites with some being taken to concept design RIBA stage 2, which is key for understanding what the future of Hereford could look like with the more active travel measures in place, including but not limited to public realm opportunities, new transport infrastructure elements and access and setting of historic assets.


Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 28/06/2022

Lead officer: Ross Cook


30/08/2022 - Explosives Licence to supply and expose for supply (Fireworks) at Niteforce Fireworks, Hereford. Hagley. 30.08.22 ref: 9067    Recommendations Approved

Application by Niteforce Fireworks, Hereford for a licence to supply and expose for supply, adult fireworks from a premises in Herefordshire in accordance with The Fireworks Regulations 2004 & The Fireworks Act 2003 for 1 year - Expiry 1st March 2023

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 30/08/2022

Lead officer: David Hough


12/09/2022 - To approve the expenditure of up to £153,220 for the Classroom and Nursery Mobile Removal works at Wellington Primary School. ref: 9066    Recommendations Approved

The Classroom and Mobile Removal works at Wellington Primary School in Herefordshire are planned works included in the 2021-2023 Schools Capital Maintenance Programme.

To ensure all Council buildings are fit for purpose and maintained to the standards set out in the condition survey to address suitability, sustainability and affordability.

Decision Maker: Service Director - Education, Skills and Learning

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 12/09/2022

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan


30/08/2022 - Explosives Storage Licence (Fireworks) for The Balloon Display Co. & Party Shop. Central. 30.08.22 ref: 9065    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence to The Balloon Display Co. & Party Shop, Hereford in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 2 years. Expiry 31st August 2024

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 30/08/2022

Lead officer: David Hough


30/08/2022 - Explosives Storage Licence (Fireworks) for Hill Farm, Much Marcle. Old Gore. 30.08.22 ref: 9064    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence to Hill Farm, Much Marcle, Herefordshire - in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 3 years - Expiry 31st August 2025

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 30/08/2022

Lead officer: David Hough


07/09/2022 - Award of professional services contract to undertake design and consultation of Transport Planning and design pursuant to the ESPO Framework Agreement (reference 664_21 Consultancy Services) ref: 9063    Recommendations Approved

A Hereford City Masterplan framework will help Hereford to become a more active travel city in the short, medium and long term.
A specialist consultant would be required to take on the Transport planning and design element of this masterplan to help contribute to a high level action plan for action in short, medium and long term as well as to undertake testing of the impact of a prioritised action plan on motor traffic movements.
To do this, consultants will need to review relevant existing information and gather their own evidence in able to reach a reasonable level of knowledge to feed in to the masterplan final document.
As outlined in the Cabinet report, a decision was taken to review the transport movements throughout the City. A specialised transport planning and design consultant will have the expertise to identify transport movement patterns and constraints as well as to undertake data sufficiency exercises to determine what appropriate assumptions will need to be made to form a comprehensive baseline design and principal going forward.

The project used the ESPO framework to speak to the specialist consultant

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 07/09/2022

Lead officer: Ross Cook


24/08/2022 - Authorisation to spend designated funding for Market Town Highways Improvements ref: 9062    Recommendations Approved

The funding aims to support the council’s Highways Asset Management Strategy, mitigating the risk on the network, as part of a long term strategy in providing sustained investment. The projects address specific risks on the network as set out in the report. The projects are capital investment and as such will be allocated unique budget codes that will be used for monitoring and reporting by the corporate project management team alongside the Public Realm Contract annual plan management process
The £1m Market Towns Highways Improvements investment supports the sustained investment county-wide. The project invests in the market towns Public Realm assets supporting the economic and community facilities in the towns. This is an ongoing programme of works targeted at treating the public realm assets. The town councils and local ward members have been consulted with the proposed programme of works

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 24/08/2022

Lead officer: Ross Cook


13/09/2022 - Decision to fund £9123.04, of Section 106 monies for “Education” towards the installation of drop kerbs at Beacon College ref: 9061    Recommendations Approved

The Section 106 Contributions arise from two separate Section 106 legal agreements:

Planning Reference GT / FIN Code Original Contribution Expiry Date
P140285/O GT05 FIN1718 3870.00 13/06/2029
P172919/O GT05 FIN1900 3500.00 21/09/2031
P130555/F GT05 FIN1240 828.00 12/08/2025
P140665/F GT05 FIN1256 925.04 10/09/2025
TOTAL £9123,04

The decision to fund £9123.04 will fully utilise the Section 106 Contributions.

An estimate cost for the works has been provided by Hoople. Due to limited internal expertise, Hoople have been contracted to scope and source and appropriate contractor to deliver the works. This procurement option has been considered due to the low value nature of the works and the urgency of the requirements at the entrance of a new SEN School.
From these contributions there has been no expenditure to date. The expiry date for the contributions, is 13/06/2029, 21/09/2031, 12/08/2025 & 10/09/2025.

Responsibility for monitoring the project and managing expenditure within the total spend budget is to be with the Senior Project Manager.


Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance

Decision published: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 13/09/2022

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove


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


13/09/2022 - Progress Report

This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Health, Care and Wellbeing 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: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 23/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 13/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open