Officer Decisions

Officers exercise delegated decision making powers in respect of both non-executive and executive functions of the Council.

The present Scheme of Delegation from the Leader of the Council, which sets out how executive functions will be discharged, provides for delegated decision making by officers. Appendix 9 of the Constitution sets out the non-executive functions delegated to officers. All executive functions, other than those reserved by Cabinet, may be discharged by officers.

The Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council have established their own sub-schemes of delegation detailing which and how both non-executive and executive functions will be discharged on behalf of the authority.

Decision records for the discharge of functions by officers are published below. These decision records set out the following information:-

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by Council officers.

Officer Decisions

01/02/2021 - (R&E) 20-185 - Gas Servicing, Maintenance and Repair - Corporate and Civic Buildings ref: 1133    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 24/02/2021

Effective from: 01/02/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

1 February 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss - Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

 Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

The award of a contract in respect of providing services for maintenance, servicing and repairs relating to heating and hot water installations within various Corporate and Civic establishments situated within the Borough, as detailed within the Procurement Business Case, which was approved by Simon Moss (Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration and Transport) on 11 September 2020. This was tendered and awarded to Sure Maintenance Ltd for a period of 24 months, with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods.

 

The contract will commence on 1 April 2020

 

Details of the contract can be found on the Council’s contracts register at the following link:

 

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/download/7/tenders-and-contracts

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The result of a competitive procurement procedure.

 

The procedure was undertaken as an Open Tender exercise which was conducted in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Council’s own Financial and Procurement Procedure Rules.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

n/a

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

n/a

Background Papers:

 

 

Tender evaluation report

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to appoint a suitably qualified organisation to provide services that meet the council’s current requirement for maintenance, servicing and repairs relating to heating and hot water installations within various Corporate and Civic establishments situated within the Borough.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker          

             

Dated: 1 February 2021

 

Name: Simon Moss                                  

Job Title:   Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Moss


08/12/2020 - (R&E) COVID-19 - Service times at East Herringthorpe Crematorium Chapel ref: 1132    Recommendations Approved

To propose actions to enable an increase in availability for services at East Herringthorpe Crematorium Chapel by reducing the time allotted in chapel in order to create additional services to meet rising demand.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 08/12/2020

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

8 December 2020

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock

Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

1)    That in line with regulations, the number of attendees at a funeral service remains at a maximum of 30, continuing to observe 2 metre distancing for family bubbles within the chapel.

 

2)    That service times for cremations be reduced from 45 minutes to 30 minutes to further increase availability in line with the current back log and predicted increase in the death rate.

 

3)    That the price for a service be reduced from £943 to £775 to reflect the reduced time in chapel.

 

4)    That the service streaming fee be included in the £775 price. This will allow management of funeral attendee numbers and enable bereaved families and friends to view the service.

 

5)    That the changes to service times take effect from 4 January 2021.

 

6)    That monitoring of the ongoing situation is carried in line with the key areas of consideration as detailed in the officer’s report.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To increase the number of available slots for services in anticipation of an increase in demand.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The option to make Sundays available for services was considered and rejected as the slots for services that had been made available on Sundays earlier in 2020 had not been taken up by funeral directors or families.

 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

No conflicts of interest

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

None

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

Decision Briefing Paper - Proposal to reduce service times at East Herringthorpe Crematorium Chapel in order to increase capacity – 8 December 2020

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in respect of service times at East Herringthorpe Crematorium Chapel.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker  

Dated:          8 December 2020

 

Name:          Paul Woodcock                          

Job Title:     Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Lead officer: Paul Woodcock


14/01/2021 - (FCS) Request for Compulsory Redundancy - ERP0180 ref: 1131    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

14/01/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Children and Young People’s Directorate

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The service where the individual was employed had restructured resulting in the loss of a post and the employee had not been successful in being redeployed.  

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Redeployment options had been explored and no suitable alternative post found.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Children and Young People’s Directorate.

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                                  

Dated          14 January 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title:    Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services & S151 Officer

 

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


14/01/2021 - (FCS) - Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0179 ref: 1130    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

14/01/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for flexible retirement from an employee in Finance and Customer Services.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement from an employee in Finance and Customer Services.

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Dated          14 January 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services and S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


02/12/2020 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0177 ref: 1128    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2020

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

02/12/2020

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for flexible retirement in Regeneration & Environment

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                          

Dated         2 December 2020

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title: Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services and S151 Officer 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


01/02/2021 - Proposed bus lane and waiting restrictions A633 High Street junction Bellows Road Rawmarsh ref: 1127    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 01/02/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

1 February 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss

Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Nonspecific

 

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport approves in principle the proposals shown on Drawing Number 21505/TRO-01A and gives approval for:

1.    The usual statutory consultations to be undertaken.

2.    The Assistant Director of Legal Services to prepare the draft order and notices.

3.    The proposals to be advertised.

4.    The order to be made subject to there being no objections received.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To enable the consultation and processes to commence regarding the introduction of the Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the A633 High Street/ Bellows Road Improvement Scheme.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

None.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

No Conflicts of Interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

 Not Applicable

Reports or parts of reports considered

The report of the Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport - Proposed Bus Lanes, Prohibition of ‘U’-turns, Time Limited Parking and No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions - A633 High Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation toProposed Bus Lanes, Prohibition of ‘U’-turns, Time Limited Parking and No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions - A633 High Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham

 

 

 

      

                                                  

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                    

Dated: 1 February 2021

Name: Simon Moss

Job Title: Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

 

Wards affected: Rawmarsh;

Lead officer: Richard Baker


23/12/2020 - (FCS) - Request for Compulsory Redundancy - ERP0178 ref: 1129    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 23/12/2020

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

23/12/2020

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Regeneration and Environment Directorate.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The service where the individual was employed had restructured resulting in the loss of a post and the employee had not been successful in being redeployed.  

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Redeployment options had been explored and no suitable alternative post found.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Regeneration and Environment Directorate.

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                            

Dated        23 December 2020

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title:    Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services & S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


10/02/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement ERP0183 ref: 1126    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 12/02/2021

Effective from: 10/02/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

10/02/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for flexible retirement in Children and Young People’s Services.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                                  

Dated         12th February 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger

Job Title: Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


10/02/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement ERP0182 ref: 1125    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 12/02/2021

Effective from: 10/02/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

10/02/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for flexible retirement in the Assistant Chief Executive’s Directorate.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                              

Dated         12th February 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title: Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger