Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

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


03/05/2022 - Hereford Museum and Art Gallery Re-development

To accept and spend the additional project development funding offered by the Hereford Stronger Towns Board in commissioning the technical support required to develop the proposed project for grant funding consideration. To progress the project through the RIBA stages.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 09/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Johnathan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/05/2022 - Stronger Towns Fund Grant Acceptance Maylords Orchard

To accept and spend the additional development funding offered by the Hereford Stronger Towns Board in support of the proposed provision of a new library and learning resource centre in Maylord Orchards. TO progress the project through the RIBA Stages

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 13/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Johnathan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/04/2022 - 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: 10/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 29/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


29/04/2022 - Brookfield Special School Capital Improvement Programme – re-profile of spend

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Griffin

Notice of decision: 29/04/2022


29/04/2022 - Brookfield Special School Capital Improvement Programme – re-profile of spend

To approve an in-year adjustment to the capital programme in respect of the Brookfield Special School project.

 

On 28th April 2020, Cabinet approved expenditure on Brookfield Special School (Brookfield) to ensure that there is high quality special educational accommodation for children and young people with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) special needs in Herefordshire. Since this decision, the project was put on pause while the DfE identified a new sponsoring academy trust for Brookfield to join. A new trust has now been identified and following negotiations between the Council and the DfE, the DfE have agreed, in principle, to fund 70% of the project capital cost. Although the DfE are making a significant contribution, the impact of the pandemic, high inflation and increasing material means the cost of the project has increased above the original agreed budget. Therefore Council will need to agree an in-year adjustment to the capital programme to increase the overall budget for the project and allow the re-profiling of spend, taking account of the DfE offer.

 

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 29/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Griffin, Karen Knight, Quentin Mee, Susan Woodrow

Notice of decision: 29/04/2022

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 - Levelling Up Fund Capacity Funding

To accept and approve expenditure of the £125,000 of capacity funding offered by government to support the development of bids into the Levelling Up Fund round 2 application process. Herefordshire is due to receive the funding as a priority 1 area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 01/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 22/04/2022

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: 15/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 22/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/04/2022 - Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Policy

The Audit and Governance committee has the remit ‘To maintain an overview and agree changes to the council policies on the ‘Anti-fraud and, Bribery and Corruption Policy/ Strategy".

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision due date: 27/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Nelson

Notice of decision: 22/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
N/A


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


19/04/2022 - Better Care Fund (BCF) year end report 2021-2022

To review the better care fund (BCF) year-end 2021-2022 report as per the requirements of the programme.

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 06/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Gallagher

Notice of decision: 19/04/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open