Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday 23 January 2023 10.00 a.m.

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

Contact: Governance Unit - Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

Items
No. Item

95.

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.

96.

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 96.

Minutes:

A question was received from Councillor Ball who asked if the Leader had full confidence in the Cabinet Members who remained silent after the Jay Report?

 

The Leader indicated he had full confidence in the Cabinet Members, including those appointed in the interim period and rejected the idea that they  ...  view the full minutes text for item 96.

97.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 206 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 19 December 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 19 December 2022 be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

98.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 6,11 and 12 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 following items of business on the grounds that  ...  view the full agenda text for item 98.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that appendices to Minutes 99, 104 and 105 contained exempt information, however, the meeting remained open to the public and press throughout.

99.

Supported Living Mental Health Recovery Care and Support pdf icon PDF 414 KB

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

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.             Approves the Supported Living - Mental Health Recovery model of care and support.

2.             Notes that until creation of the FPS, an interim contract will be entered into with Making Space and Amethyst Care  ...  view the full agenda text for item 99.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the Supported Living – Mental Health Recovery model of care and support. Cabinet was also asked to note the interim arrangements until the Community Services – Mental Health Recovery Flexible Purchasing System was established.

 

Mental health care and support was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.

100.

Scrutiny Review Recommendations - Covid-19 Care Home Safety pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the following recommendations from the review be received:

 

a)    That the learning from the pandemic and ongoing needs in respect of care home safety be noted.

 

b)    That the service consider how the Council may help support recruitment and retention within  ...  view the full agenda text for item 100.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which presented the recommendations from the spotlight review on COVID-19 Care Home Safety to Cabinet for review.

 

The Chair of the Health Select Commission explained that the review had been commissioned to identify the safety of care homes in Rotherham during the pandemic.  She  ...  view the full minutes text for item 100.

101.

Bereavement Services Dignity Contract Management Report pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Members note the content of this report.

 

2.    That a capital sum of £148,000 is set aside for improvements to the Borough’s cemeteries that are outside of the Dignity contract subject to approval of the Budget  ...  view the full agenda text for item 101.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on the Council’s Bereavement Services management of the contract between Rotherham Council and Dignity Funerals Limited.

 

It was clarified that the Council did enforce financial penalties where needed and it was active in managing the contract.  The Council had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.

102.

November 2022/23 Financial Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 654 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    Note the current General Fund Revenue Budget forecast overspend of £9.5m.

 

2.    Note that actions will continue to be taken to reduce the overspend position but that it is likely that the Council will need  ...  view the full agenda text for item 102.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the financial position as at the end of November 2022 and was based on actual costs and income for the first 8 months of 2022/23 and forecast for the remainder of the financial year.

 

The report highlighted a proposed overspend of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 102.

103.

Risk Management Policy pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    Approve the Risk Management Policy (attached as appendix 1)

2.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Chief Executive to approve changes to the Policy in future.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought Cabinet approval for the Risk Management Policy which was attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The Council introduced a completely revised Risk Policy and Guide in late 2015 which was approved by the Audit Committee on 24 November 2015. The Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 103.

104.

Housing Development Programme Report - 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 437 KB

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

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approves the Council-owned sites listed in Appendix 3 being brought forward to deliver new Council homes.

2.    That Cabinet approves the appropriation of specified General Fund sites to the Housing Revenue Account. Further  ...  view the full agenda text for item 104.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out proposals to support the delivery of more new council homes by March 2026. This would be through a combination of development on Council owned land and the acquisition of homes from the private sector.

 

The need for more affordable housing remained  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.

105.

Approval of the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire 3 - 7 Corporation Street, Rotherham Town Centre pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the acquisition of 3-7 Corporation Street, Rotherham (the Order Land), comprising two derelict, fire damaged buildings, formerly a nightclub/bar and a restaurant. The present owners had proven to be unwilling or unable to bring  ...  view the full minutes text for item 105.

106.

Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage Collections Management Policy pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That Cabinet approves the Collections Management Policy (2023).

 

  1. That Cabinet approves the delegation to the Assistant Director of Culture, Sport and Tourism in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion for any future changes or new versions of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 106.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the updated Collections Management Policy for the Rotherham Museums, Arts & Heritage Service. The Policy formed part of the key evidence base which enabled the service to achieve Museums Accreditation from Arts Council England. Without Museum Accreditation, the Museums, Arts and Heritage  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.

107.

Rothercard Review pdf icon PDF 547 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

  1. That Cabinet approves the recommended changes set out in this report to deliver a new Rothercard scheme as detailed at Section 3 (Options considered and recommended proposal).

 

  1. That Cabinet note the changes to the eligibility criteria and the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 107.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the changes identified from the outcome of the Rothercard review which, once implemented, would deliver an improved Rothercard scheme.

 

The Rothercard scheme was launched as an anti-poverty initiative in 1993 to prioritise support for Rotherham people living on a low-income by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

Future Provision for Household Waste Recycling Centres pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approve Option 3, which will provide for an in-sourced delivery of customer facing sites and facilities, with these being supported by contracted haulage and disposal, following an initial fully contracted service, and authorises the Strategic Director  ...  view the full agenda text for item 108.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which presented a range of options for the future provision for Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) after negotiations had not been successful between the current partners (Barnsley and Doncaster Councils.)     

 

Options considered included the contracting out of the services, alongside a range of internal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 108.

109.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 300 KB

 

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 Thursday 19 January 2023.

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.

110.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 13 February 2023 commencing at 10.00am in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday 13 February 2023, commencing at 10.00am in Rotherham Town Hall.