Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Site map Arabic Urdu Slovenian Farsi Chinese French

Agenda and minutes

The Former Cabinet Member for Housing and Environmental Services - Oct 2000 to May 2005
Monday, 25th October, 2004 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham.

Contact: Dawn Mitchell, 01709 822062  Email: dawn.mitchell@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

88.

Sale of Alcohol pdf icon PDF 24 KB

- to request that Cabinet recommend to Council the delegation of powers

Minutes:

The Acting Head of Environmental Services submitted a report seeking the delegation of powers to the Head of Neighbourhood Services.

 

The delegation would authorise officers to carry out regulatory duties and responsibilities including provision relating to test purchasing checks that tackled unlawful alcohol sales to young people in accordance with existing legislation and the Licensing Act 2003.

 

Resolved:-  That the Cabinet be requested to recommend to Council the following delegation of powers to the Head of Neighbourhood Services:-

 

(1)  Any executive function not otherwise reserved to the full Council, the Cabinet, a committee of the Cabinet, a Member of the Cabinet, a joint committee discharging executive functions or another local authority and

 

(2)  Any non-executive functions not otherwise reserved to the Licensing Board, or any other person or body discharging non-executive functions in accordance with executive arrangements made by the Council in respect of the following:-

 

Licensing Acts 1964 and 2003

Weights and Measures Act 1985

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

 

The powers conferred include:-

 

Test Purchasing

Instigation of Legal Proceedings

Authorisation of Informations and Summonses

Authorisation of Applications for a Warrant to Enter Premises

Service of Statutory Notices

Granting and Refusal of Licences.

89.

Exclusion of the press and public

Resolved:-  That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in those paragraphs indicated below of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:-

 

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in those paragraphs indicated below of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

90.

Petition - Use of Communal Facilities

(Exempt under Paragraph 3 of the Act – accommodation provided by the Authority) - Report not available electronically

 

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Manager reported receipt of a petition, containing 36 signatures, regarding the use of communal facilities at Westpit Hill, Brampton Bierlow.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the petition be noted.

 

(2)  That the issues raised be investigated and a report submitted thereon in 1 month.

 

(Exempt under Paragraph 3 of the Act – accommodation provided by the Authority)

91.

Petition - Anti-Social Behaviour, Dalton

(Exempt under Paragraph 3 of the Act – accommodation provided by the Authority) – Report not available electronically

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Manager reported receipt of a petition, containing 23 signatures, regarding allegations of anti-social behaviour by tenants of a property in Dalton.

 

A number of actions had already been taken by the Senior Housing Officer.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the petition be noted.

 

(2)  That the matters raised be investigated and a report submitted thereon in one month.

 

(Exempt under Paragraph 3 of the Act – accommodation provided by the Authority)

92.

Procurement of Cemeteries Ground Maintenance and Grave Digging Services

(Exempt under Paragraph 9 of the Act – contractual information)

Minutes:

Richard Gibson, Manager and Registrar of the Cemeteries and Cremation Service, submitted a report on the financial implications to the Cemeteries and Cremation Services of the award of the grounds maintenance contract.

 

A procurement exercise had been undertaken of construction partners services with Ringway Highway Services Ltd. being the favoured contractor.

 

The contract was due to commence on 1st November, 2004.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the award of the grounds maintenance and grave digging contract to Ringway Highway Services Ltd. be noted, the contract to commence on 1st November, 2004.

 

(2)  That the Executive Director of Economic and Development Services be requested to attend the next meeting to discuss this issue further.

 

(Exempt under Paragraph 9 of the Act – contractual information)

93.

Management/Leasing Arrangements of Property

(Exempt under Paragraph 7 of the Act – financial/business affairs of a company other than the Authority)

Minutes:

The Housing Needs Manager submitted a report proposing changes to the management/leasing arrangements of property currently occupied by the Rotherham Women’s Refuge.

 

The property currently leased by South Yorkshire Housing Association expired on 19th November, 2004.  New accommodation was to be constructed with a completion date of Summer 2005, following submission of a successful joint bid by Hallam Housing Association and the Refuge.  Accordingly, South Yorkshire Housing was not seeking an extension to their leasing arrangement.

 

It was proposed that the Neighbourhoods Programme Area manage the property with effect from 19th November, 2004, where the Refuge would continue to operate their service until the new premises were completed.

 

The Refuge would also wish to continue the use of the premises, either through lease or purchase, as an office outbreach base, drop-in centre and training resource.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the Neighbourhoods Programme Area take over the management of the property occupied by Rotherham Women’s Refuge when the present leasing arrangements with South Yorkshire Housing Association expires on 19th November, 2004.

 

(2)  That a grant be made to the Refuge in lieu of rent.

 

(3)  That the Refuge be informed that the proposal to use the property as an administration base be not supported.

 

(Exempt under Paragraph 7 of the Act – financial/business affairs of a body other than the Authority)