Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

13/01/2022 - To approve spend for Safer Streets 3 Project

To approve spend of up to £278,422 on the Safer Streets 3 Project, which is being delivered in conjunction with West Mercia Police, who have been awarded a grant from the Home Office to deliver this project.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 21/01/2022

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Central; College; Dinedor Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Newton Farm; Redhill; Whitecross; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Florence Churchill, Michael Griffin, Kirsty Sheehan, Neil Taylor

Notice of decision: 13/01/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The grant awarded to West Mercia Police has a deadline to spend of 31st March 2022, therefore, there is a need to obtain approval to spend so that orders can be placed for the works to be delivered by the deadline.

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/01/2022 - Children Improvement Plan - Progress Update

2 monthly to provide an update of progress and seek the view of Scrutiny Committee.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 22/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darryl Freeman, Jean Saunders

Notice of decision: 12/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/01/2022 - Property services estates capital programme 2022/25 and residual improvement works from the 2019 estates condition reports

To agree the property services 2022/25 estates capital programme and the programme of residual improvement works from the 2019 estates condition reports

The proposed programme of works as set out in appendix A and appendix B, incorporates a series of planned project works that enables the council to deliver on its obligations to maintain buildings fit for purpose utilising £4,072,561 capital budget subject to approval at the council budget meeting of 11 February 2022

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 17/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 10/01/2022

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 - Herefordshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project

The report seeks approval for the Council to accept funding from Defra for the continuation and expansion of the Herefordshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 21/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 04/01/2022

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

Decision due date: 17/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 04/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/12/2021 - Bonus Payments for frontline care staff

Approval of payments to registered care providers to provide bonuses for care staff in promoting workforce retention.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 24/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 23/12/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision is urgent in seeking to have an impact on workforce retention at a critical time during winter pressures and when the care sector is already facing a workforce crisis. It is felt to be essential that the first payments are with providers, as early in January 2022 as is practicable. It was not possible to plan the decision earlier as the funding available from government has only been confirmed very recently.


22/12/2021 - Hereford Museum & Art Gallery (Detailed Design)

To approve the spend of up to 1.5 million on Hereford Museum & Art Gallery project, subject to full council approving the capital programme on 11 Feburary 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Chris Jenner, Johnathan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 22/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2021 - To allocate an additional £327k from the Control of Outbreak Management fund to the Covid 19 recovery plan

To approve an additional £327k to be added to Covid 19 recovery plan. The initial decision to allocate £6.144m of Covid 19 funding was to deliver immediate actions required to enable short term economic, community wellbeing and organisational recovery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Decision due date: 14/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle Wood

Notice of decision: 21/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2021 - Property services planned and reactive maintenance programme 2022/23

To agree the property services planned and reactive maintenance programme 2022/23 to ensure the continuing upkeep, improvements and maintenance of the council’s property assets and also to allow the council to fulfil its obligations to carry out statutory compliance inspections and related remedial works.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 17/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 21/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2021 - Re-allocation of approved capital budget

To approve reallocation of existing capital funding to support the adaptation works at the vacant facilities in the Maylord centre for security management and fire precaution work at Maylord and Widemarsh car parks.

 

The Property Services estate capital programme 2020/21 included £750k funding for fire suppression works at both the Maylord and Widemarsh underground/multi storey car parks. However, these fire suppression works were not undertaken.

A review was undertaken of the requirements to improve the fire safety of the Maylord and Widemarsh underground/multi storey car park, and  a smaller scheme of fire precaution works are now required which will not utilise all the allocated £750K capital funding. The requirements for fire safety in relation to the Maylord and Widemarsh underground/multi storey car parks will still be met.

 

It is therefore proposed to reallocate £350k of the £750k funding towards the costs of the fire precaution works and £250k to undertake the adaptation works for security management at the Maylord centre vacant facilities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 22/02/2022

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 21/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open