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Agenda

Cabinet and Commissioners' Decision Making Meeting
Monday, 13th November, 2017 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: James McLaughlin - Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk (Tel. 01709 822477) 

Note: This meeting is webcast and can be viewed at www.rotherham.public-i.tv 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

 

To receive apologies of any Member or Commissioner who is unable to attend the meeting.

2.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors and Commissioners to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

3.

Questions from Members of the Public

 

To receive questions from members of the public who wish to ask a general question in respect of matters within the Council’s area of responsibility or influence.

 

Subject to the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may ask one question and one supplementary question, which should relate to the original question and answered received.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting held on 16 October 2017.

5.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Agenda Items 15, 16 and 17 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering those items, the Chair will move the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the agenda items 15, 16 and 17 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such Act indicated, as now amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006. 

DECISIONS FOR CABINET

6.

September 2017/18 - Financial Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the current forecast overspend for 2017/18 of £4.012m be noted. 

 

2.    That it be noted that management actions continue to be developed to address areas of overspend and to identify alternative and additional savings to mitigate shortfalls in achieving planned savings in 2017/18.

 

3.    That it be noted that a detailed Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Recovery Strategy which will transfer £3m in 2017/18 to reduce the forecast High Needs Block deficit and mitigate the in-year pressure through a series of measures has been set in place.  

 

4.    That the current forecast outturn position on the approved Capital Programme for 2017/18 and 2018-2022 and the proposed re-profiling of expenditure be noted.

 

7.

Interim Review of Polling Places 2017 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Service

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Council be recommended to approve the proposals for polling places as outlined in Appendix 1,  in particular that:

 

a.    The polling place for AD polling district be changed from Anston Hillcrest Primary School to the Methodist Community Hall, Sheffield Road.

 

b.    The polling place for CG and KG polling districts be changed from the AMRC Design Prototyping & Testing Centre, Wallis Way to the AMP Technology Centre, Brunel Way.

 

c.    The polling place for ID polling district be changed from the Maltby Service Centre, Braithwell Road to the Wesley Centre, Blyth Road.

 

d.    The polling place for KB polling district be changed from the mobile library to Aston Fence Junior & Infant School.

Additional documents:

8.

Cessation of Charging for Payments Made by Credit Card pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Service

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendation:

 

That surcharging credit card payments be stopped across all Council services and payment platforms from 30 November 2017.

9.

Business Rates Discretionary Relief for Revaluation Support pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Service

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendation:

 

That the implementation of the Revaluation Support Scheme, as outlined in Appendix A, be approved.

Additional documents:

10.

Waste Options Appraisal - Consultation pdf icon PDF 793 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Hoddinott

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That consultation with the residents of Rotherham on proposed changes to household waste and recycling collection services be approved.

 

2.    That a further report be submitted in February 2018 to report on the outcome of the consultation and present the recommended options for approval.

 

11.

Equality Act 2010 Licensed Driver Medical Exemption Policy pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Hoddinott

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Licensed Driver Medical Exemption Policy, attached at Appendix 1, be approved.

12.

Provision of Public Health Services - Integrated Wellness Service pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Roche

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the award of the contract for the provision of the Integrated Wellness Service to Parkwood Healthcare Ltd (for the period advertised in the specification of 3 years with the option of extending for a further two years on a year by year basis, contractually defined as 3+1+1 years) be noted.

 

2.    That the significant change to the model of delivery of Public Health lifestyle and behaviour change services brought about by the awarding of the contract be noted.

 

13.

Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Services Review pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Yasseen

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the activities and outcomes of the review into voluntary and community sector infrastructure services be noted. 

 

2.    That approval be given to the start of the grant bidding process and to the appointment of a lead provider for voluntary and community sector infrastructure services delivery; with a grant funding agreement  to be in place for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021 with a three year value of £560,578. 

 

3.    That within the generality of infrastructure services, umbrella support and communications, the grant funding agreement be to prioritise the following activity:

 

a)    Supporting the move to North, South and Central community based working and the evolving council approach to neighbourhood working by providing capacity building support to current, new and emerging community and voluntary sector organisations based in the areas across the borough;

b)    Supporting the development of active citizenship by helping to build social capital in communities through volunteering (both informal and formal);

c)    Encouraging greater participation of the VCS at both strategic and operational level across networks and partnerships in the borough;

d)    Providing the support and development opportunities for individuals working in the voluntary and community sectors to participate in policy development and partnership working with the Council and other local partners;

e)    Providing external funding support to community and voluntary sector organisations, achieving increased external funding into the borough; and

f)     Promoting equalities and tackling inequalities, including building stronger communities through helping different communities to work together (particularly those facing social exclusion) to foster community cohesion.

 

 

Additional documents:

14.

Member Development Strategy pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Yasseen

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Member Development Strategy be approved.

 

Additional documents:

15.

Proposed Rother Valley Country Park Caravan Site pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

(Exempt Appendices)

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Yasseen

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Council be recommended to include the Rother Valley Country Park Caravan Site project within the approved Capital Programme as an invest-to-save initiative.

 

2.    That the project be developed further in accordance with the preferred options detailed in the report, including obtaining planning and any other required permissions, and obtaining tender prices for construction of a caravan site with additional pitches for tents, both with and without an optional second toilet and shower block.

 

3.    That, following receipt, tenders be evaluated to identify which option is most economically advantageous and, following consultation with the Cabinet Member, the preferred contractor to build the caravan site be appointed.

 

Additional documents:

16.

District Heating Scheme Charges Review pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing

(Exempt Appendices)

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Beck

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the content of the report be noted.

 

2.    That the Council be recommended:-

 

a)    To approve the revised district heating cost model.

 

b)    To reduce the unit Kwh charge across all district heating schemes to 6.28p per kwh (incl. VAT) and apply retrospectively from 1 April 2017.

 

c)    To reduce weekly pre-payment charges on all pooled schemes as detailed in Option 3 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

17.

Development brief for site at York Road, Eastwood pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

(Exempt Appendices)

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Lelliott

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendation:

 

That approval be given to the content of the Development Brief for York Road, Eastwood and its proposed submission to developers with a view to obtaining design submissions/development proposals.

 

Additional documents:

18.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the following items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 8 November 2017:

 

·         Waste Options Appraisal – Consultation

·         Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Services Review

·         Member Development Strategy

·         District Heating Scheme Charges Review

 

 

SHARON KEMP,

Chief Executive.