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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  01709 822477 or Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

57.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors 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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest to report.

58.

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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 58.

Minutes:

(1)             A member of the public in asking a question followed on from a discussion at the last Cabinet meeting about the commissioning of services for adult survivors.  He had received a letter from the Assistant Director for Commissioning and Performance, for which he was grateful, and he had written  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 134 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 16 September 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 16th September, 2019, be agreed as a true and correct record of the proceedings, subject to a an amended word in Minute No. 45 (Council Plan Monitoring) to confirm Priority 3 indicators that related to Culture, Sport and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 10 has an exempt appendix. 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 following item of business on the grounds that it  ...  view the full agenda text for item 60.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the Agenda Item 10 on the grounds that the appendices involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

61.

Social Value Policy pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That approval be given to the Social Value Policy.

 

2.      That the adoption of the social value portal as the method to measure social value be approved.

 

3.      That the ‘Keep It Local’ principles be adopted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the Rotherham Council Social Value Policy and Framework.  The Policy set out the ways in which the Council aimed to maximise the local impact of its spend through its commissioning and procurement processes and work with partners and suppliers.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

Strategy to Tackle and Prevent Child Exploitation pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Strategy to Tackle and Prevent Child Exploitation be endorsed and the key priorities which will drive partnership working to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation over the next three  ...  view the full agenda text for item 62.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report outlining the Strategy to Tackle and Prevent Child Exploitation 2019 - 2022 which had been developed by the multi-agency partnership under the auspices of the Rotherham Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (RSCP), which had replaced the former Rotherham Safeguarding Children’s Board (RSCB).

 

The Strategy replaced the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

Crisis Support (Local Welfare Provision) pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.            That approval be given to the Council to invite bids for a lead voluntary sector organisation to engage with partner organisations and the Council in a co-design for the future provision of crisis support over the medium term 2020/21 – 2022/23 in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 63.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the current contracts for provision of crisis support services – crisis loans; supply of food to food banks and the service level agreement for the Food in Crisis Partnership would expire at the end of March, 2020.

 

The report, therefore, made  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

Delivery of housing association homes on Housing Revenue Account sites – Proposed Changes pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That approval be given to the transfer to Arches Housing Association of two additional HRA-owned garage sites in the Wickersley ward (Chestnut Close adjacent numbers 7 and 9 and opposite numbers 30 and 32), at the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 64.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 10 of the meeting of the Cabinet and Commissioners held on 9th July, 2018, consideration was given to the report which recommended the disposal of four Housing Revenue Account sites in Wickersley to Arches Housing Association, for the delivery of fourteen houses.

 

The report identified  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

Council Delivery of New Homes on Rotherham Town Centre Sites pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That the contents of the report, including the delivery arrangements for and funding implications of the proposed scheme, be noted.

 

2.      That Council be recommended to approve the scheme for inclusion in the Capital Programme.

 

3.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 65.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 61 of the meeting of the Cabinet and Commissioners held on 16th October, 2017, consideration was given to the previous recommendations, including the need for a preferred contractor partner to be identified to proceed with proposals for 171 high quality, mixed tenure homes developed for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65.

66.

Update to the Community Asset Transfer Policy pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

  1. That the revised Community Asset Transfer Policy documents appended to this report be approved and adopted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval to update the existing Council policy on the Community Asset Transfer process and adopt the revised policy together with a suite of supporting documents.

 

The existing CAT policy had the requirement that all agreements should contain a break option in favour  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66.

67.

Adoption of a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Council be recommended to withdraw the current Statement of Community Involvement (2015).

 

2.    That Council be recommended to adopt the revised Statement of Community Involvement (2019).

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) set out how the Council involved local communities in planning for the future of the Borough, through the preparation of the Local Plan and other planning policy documents, and the determination of planning applications.

 

It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 67.

68.

Food and Feed Service Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That the Food and Feed Service Plan for 2019/20 and the accompanying Food and Feed Sampling Protocol for 2019/20 be approved.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Food Standards Agency required all Competent Authorities to have an up-to-date, documented Food and Feed Service Plan, which was readily available to food and feed business operators and consumers.  This plan must be subject to regular review and clearly state  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.

69.

House to House Collections Policy pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That the outcomes of the consultation on the proposed House to House Collections Policy be noted.

 

2.      That the revised House to House Collection Policy be adopted and approved.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed the findings of a public consultation carried out to seek views on key elements of a proposed House to House Collections Policy. In particular, the Council was keen to understand what levels of returns to charities the public expected when making donations,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

Street Works Permit Scheme – All Streets pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.      That approval be given to the expansion of the current Street Works Permit Scheme from 304 of Rotherham’s busiest streets to every street in the Borough’s adopted road network.

 

2.      That the Head of Legal Services be authorised to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 70.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which proposed the expansion of the Council’s Permit Scheme to every street across the Council’s adopted highway network to increase levels of controls over road and streets works, influence how works were undertaken and subsequently reduce the disruption caused to highway users along with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

71.

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 above items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 16 October 2019.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the circulated report, the contents of which were included as part of the relevant items and the details included accordingly.

72.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 18 November 2019 commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Cabinet take place on Monday, 18th November, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.