, 29 January 2019 - 12 February 2019

Decisions

Decisions published

07/02/2019 - Stop Smoking Service Contract Extension ref: 10730    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to extend the Stop Smoking Service for a further 12 months, by exercising a plus one year option within the current contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Health and Wellbeing which provided details of proposals to extend the Stop Smoking Service for a further 12 months, by exercising a plus one year option within the current contract; and to award the remaining subsequent extension options if any future extensions of this contract are deemed appropriate and offer value for money.

 

Decision Made: That

 

(1)      approval be given for the Head of Health and Wellbeing to exercise a plus one year extension to the Sefton Stop Smoking Service contract; and

 

(2)      the Head of Health and Wellbeing be granted delegated authority in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, to award future contract extensions within the existing contract term.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

The current contract is from April 2017 to March 2019, with the option to extend for a further 3 x 12 month periods. Approval is sought by Cabinet to extend the current commission of the Stop Smoking Service by one additional twelve months to March 2020. This would enable further review of the service and allow for development of action around smoking in pregnancy, which will influence whether the contract should be varied or recommissioned after this period.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

1. Full re-procurement of the service; this option is rejected because the service has been operational for less than 2 years. During that time, there has been significant improvements made to the delivery model, focusing on the most vulnerable people in the population. The service needs time to embed and continue its development to tackle smoking in pregnancy, which is a public health priority.

 

2. To extend the contract for a further 2 or 3 years by exercising the additional options within the current contract. This option is rejected because of the continued review around smoking priorities, and the possible need to vary the contract to reflect those priorities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Murray


07/02/2019 - Southport Town Centre - Townscape Heritage Lottery Second Round Application ref: 10731    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from Cabinet to submit the Second Round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Townscape Heritage (TH) funding
stream for Southport Town Centre including Lord Street and the Promenade
Conservation Areas.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Economic Growth and Housing which provided details to submit the Second Round application (Second stage of a two stage process) to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Townscape Heritage funding stream for Southport Town Centre including Lord Street and the Promenade Conservation Areas.

 

Decision Made: That

 

(1)      approval be given to the submission of a Second Round application for Heritage LotteryFunding for Southport Town Centre to the value of £1.63m as part of an overall project valued at £2.36m; and

 

(2)      subject to Heritage Lottery Fund approval of the Second Round application:

 

a)    approval be given to the submission of the Second Round bid

 

b)    approval be given to the provision of £200,000 of match funding over the course of the 5 year project; and

 

c)    it be noted that the Head of Economic Growth and Housing, will provide regular progress updates in briefings to the Cabinet Member for Planning and Building Control, and will deliver the project over the subsequent 5 years.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

At the meeting on 2 November 2017, the Cabinet agreed to the recommendations set out which included:

 

1. Cabinet agrees to the resubmission of a Stage 1 application for Heritage Lottery Funding for Southport Town Centre;

 

2. That subject to approval of the Stage 1 application:

 

a) the Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Planning and Building Control, is granted delegated authority to develop the Project for a Second Round application and that

 

b) prior to submission of the Second Round application, a further report is presented to Cabinet seeking its approval to proceed with the application and setting out the Partnership Funding arrangements and any required Council contribution.

 

c) £30,000 revenue funding is earmarked from within the Council’s Economic Growth Programme to support the application.

 

d) Note that based upon the current financial forecast for the £2.3m programme of works, that gap funding of £200,000 currently exists. In the event that this sum cannot be identified from external sources, the Council will be required to provide for this from its future years capital programme.

 

The First Round application was submitted in December 2017 and approved in June 2018 with Heritage Lottery Fund grant funding of £70,100 and Southport BID funding of £30,000. Since that time the Second Round application has been, and continues to be, worked up in order for submission in June 2019. Alternative external sources of match funding for the £200,000 required has not been able to be identified. The full value of the project is £2.36m.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The two Conservation Areas highlighted within the report were selected over others within the borough as they are currently classified as being "at risk" and so are in priority need of investment. The other four Conservation Areas "at risk" within the authority are not located within any Town Centre and do not have the identified need that would suit the individual eligibility criteria and outcomes required as part of the Townscape Heritage funding stream.

 

This was the last opportunity to apply for the Townscape Heritage funding stream, which has now been discontinued by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Wards affected: Dukes;

Lead officer: Daniel Byron


07/02/2019 - Strategic Approach to ICT Contracts Management ref: 10729    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for a strategy to manage ICT (Information Communications & Technology) contracts following the transfer of responsibility to the authority on the 1st of October 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Corporate Resources which provided details of proposals for the implementation of a strategic approach to contract management for all ICT contracts held by the local authority. This approach would enable the Council to gain a full understanding of all contracts that have been inherited by the Council following the end of the Arvato contract including, suppliers, terms and conditions, pricing and how critical services are supported; ensure that robust contracts are in place between the authority and vendors; rationalise contracts in line with business requirements; and manage risk in relation to business continuity

 

Decision Made: That

 

(1)      the strategic approach detailed within this report be approved; and

 

(2)      the Head of Corporate Resources, be granted delegated authority in consultation with the Cabinet Member – Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services to implement the contract management strategy in accordance with the Councils Contract procedure rules

and appropriate legislation.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

On 30 September 2018, the Council’s 10-year partnership with Arvato for provision of a range of services came to an end. Several transactional services returned to the Council for ongoing service delivery and an element of ICT service delivery was the subject of an OJEU compliant procurement. This contract was awarded to Agilisys for a 5-year term, with an option to extend for a further two years. During the period of the partnership, Arvato had been contracted to provide a supplier contracts management function which sat within the remit of ICT services. This function had not been transferred to the Council’s new external ICT provider, Agilisys, and became the responsibility of the Council with effect from 1 October 2018. As part of the exit arrangements with Arvato, work was undertaken to start the process of understanding and reviewing all contract arrangements, but it is only since the function had transferred to the Council that work could truly commence.

 

As responsibility for supplier contract management had now returned to the Council a strategic approach was required to complete a systematic review of all contracts and licences that considers business requirements, the most economically advantageous approach and procurement legislation. The stability of the Council’s ICT infrastructure is key in maintaining business continuity.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The authority has inherited a function that has been delivered as a managed service by another provider for ten years, and as such there is an opportunity to review all existing contracts in place, to ensure the provision of best value services to both internal and external customers. Given the volume of work required it is felt that there is no option but to complete a systematic review, based on the strategy outlined in this paper.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Spreadbury


07/02/2019 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2018/19 – 2019/20 ref: 10728    Recommendations Approved

To consider any issues required for the preparation, monitoring, reporting and amendment of the revenue and capital financial plans 2018/19 – 2019/20, including Government grants, financial pressures and service changes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Corporate Resources which provided details of the current forecast revenue outturn position for the Council for 2018/19 and potential impact on the 2019/20 budget; the current forecast on Council Tax and Business Rates collection for 2018/19 and the current position of the 2018/19 Capital Programme.

 

Decision Made: That:

 

(1)      It be noted that in view of the significant budget pressures in 2018/19,  proposals will be developed to close the current budget in year forecast budget deficit. This will include the review of all current vacancies and non-essential expenditure in addition to all current budget forecasts across all service areas;

 

(2)      in the event that there is material change to the 2018/19 outturn forecast, additional remedial measures should be identified in order that a balanced budget position can be achieved; and

 

(3)      as a result of the impact of the current financial position in 2018/19, and its subsequent impact on the 2019/20 budget, , proposals will be made for Members to consider as part of the budget process, in order that a robust and sustainable budget can be set for 2019/20.  In the event that further budget pressure is identified in advance of year end, additional proposals will also need to be brought forward to ensure financial sustainability.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

To ensure Cabinet are informed of the forecast outturn position for the 2018/19 revenue and capital budgets as at the end of September 2018 and to provide an updated forecast of the outturn position with regard to the collection of Council Tax and Business Rates.

 

In March 2017 Council approved a three-year budget plan to March 2020. The final two years of this plan were revised in March 2018 as part of the process of setting the 2018/19 budget. The Council is half way through the second year of the budget plan and remains confident that the strategic approach to budget planning alongside good financial management and extensive community engagement means that it will secure future sustainability to 2020 and beyond. However, in year demand for social care services is currently resulting in the costs for these services exceeding the budget. Corrective action will be required to bring the overall budget into balance before the end of the financial year if the position worsens over the coming months. 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: 

 

None.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jeff Kenah


12/02/2019 - Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy Action Plan 2018 - 2023 ref: 10725    Recommendations Approved

To share the proposed Action Plan, developed to oversee delivery and monitoring of the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018-23, that was recently approved by Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Communities and Housing

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1) the proposed Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018-23 Action Plan be approved; and

 

(2) the proposal to submit annual monitoring reports of this Action Plan be agreed, over the lifetime of the Strategy and publish those reports.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

Recently, the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out its plan to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027. It has now published their delivery plan, which includes a commitment to "work with the Local Government Association and local authorities so that by winter 2019:

         All local authorities update their strategies and rebadge them as ‘homelessness and rough sleeping strategies’

         Strategies are made available online and submitted to MHCLG

         Local authorities report progress in delivering these strategies and publish annual action plans"

As a result, it is proposed that Sefton call the new Strategy the ‘Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy’ and that an Action Plan is put in place and this Action Plan is updated annually and published.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The Homelessness Act 2002, makes it a legal requirement for every Local Authority to carry out a homelessness review every 5 years, and to develop and publish a Homelessness Strategy and associated action plan based on this review. The only options relate to the agreed contents of a Strategy and action plan.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Davies


04/02/2019 - Land East of Maghull Masterplan ref: 10724    Item Called In

The Sefton Local Plan includes a large strategic development allocation to the east of Maghull of 85 hectares. This is for a minimum of 1400 homes, two older persons’ housing schemes, a 20ha (net) business park, local shopping provision and associated landscaping and open space. The Local Plan (Policy MN3) specifies that proposals for development within the allocation will only be granted permission where they are consistent with a single detailed masterplan for the whole site which is approved by the Council. A master plan has been prepared and submitted to the Council.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Decisions Made:

 

(a)   That the Land East of Maghull Masterplan, as detailed with the report and its annexe, as a means to ensure a comprehensive approach to the development of the Land East of Maghull Local Plan allocation site be approved; and

 

(b)   That the Land East of Maghull Masterplan, as detailed with the report and its annexe, for use as a material planning consideration in determining planning applications in so far as it accords with the Sefton Local Plan, Maghull Neighbourhood Plan and Land East of Maghull Supplementary Planning Document be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that development of the strategic development allocation at Land East of Maghull is managed and development in a coordinated manner

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None. The Sefton Local Plan specifies that no development will be permitted in the absence of an approved detailed masterplan for the whole site.

 

Wards affected: Molyneux; Sudell;

Lead officer: Ian Loughlin


07/02/2019 - Application for Discretionary Rate Relief on the grounds of Hardship ref: 10722    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval to reject the business ratepayer's application for discretionary rate relief on the grounds of hardship under the provisions of section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 15/02/2019

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the application for discretionary rate relief be rejected on the grounds of hardship received from ASI Industries Ltd for the financial year 2018-2019 amounting to £21,023.45.

 

The discretionary hardship relief applied for was in respect of the premises 38-42 Westway, Maghull, L31 0AB.

 

The original application was for an amount of relief £36,000, however, since the application was made the rateable value of the property has been amended resulting in the liability for the financial year 2018/2019 being reduced to £21,023.45.  The ratepayer has confirmed that the application is for 100% relief for the financial year 2018 -2019 which amounts to £21,023.45.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

ASI Industries Ltd has leased the property 38-42 Westway, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 0AB since 1st December 2017 and began trading as members only health and fitness club on 15th March 2018.

 

Whilst the Council accept that the applicant is experiencing financial difficulties, hardship relief is not designed to support the start-up costs of a business.

The business does not provide a particularly unique service as there are several other businesses in the area offering similar facilities.

 

Under rate retention 99% of discretionary hardship relief must be borne by the local Council Tax Payers, 1% by the Fire Authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The ratepayer had applied for discretionary rate relief on the grounds of hardship in respect of the financial year 2018-2019 amounting to £21,023.45.

 

The discretionary hardship relief can be refused or a different percentage of relief granted, as shown in the table below:-

 

                                      

 

25% Relief

50% Relief

75% Relief

100% Relief

Gross Increase in Revenue Expenditure

£5255.86

£10,511.73

£15767.59

£21,023.45

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton funded Resources 99%

£5203.30

£10406.61

£15609.91

£20813.22

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

£52.56

£105.12

£157.68

£210.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Sudell;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


06/02/2019 - Transportation and Highway Infrastructure - Asset Management Policy & Strategy ref: 10721    Recommendations Approved

To seek formal approval for the implementation and publication of the Transportation and Highway Infrastructure, Asset Management Policy & Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the implementation and publication of the Policy & Strategy be approved.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

To enable the Public to understand the Councils approach to the management of the transportation and highway infrastructure assets and services within our control and influence.

 

To demonstrate compliance with the recommendations set out in the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure approved code of practice.

 

To comply with the requirements set out within the DfT’s Incentive Fund.  Failing to have such a Policy in place has significant financial implications to the Council as it will prevent the Council from scoring above a Band 1 under the Incentive Fund scheme.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Sawyer


06/02/2019 - Proposed raised cycle zebra crossing, Town Lane Kew, Southport ref: 10720    Recommendations Approved

The proposed new raised cycle zebra crossing of Town Lane Southport, forms part of the Southport East West Cycle Links Scheme, linking Kew to Southport Town Centre.  The cycle friendly zebra crossing will be constructed on a raised table which will provide an at grade crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists on Town Lane. On Monday 24th September a report on Southport East West Cycle Links Scheme was approved by Licencing and Regulatory Committee, this report included all the modifications to the highway proposed as part of this scheme.  The provision of a raised cycle zebra crossing was considered as part of that report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)  the making of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, to enable the implementation of the proposed raised cycle zebra crossing of Kew Road, Southport;

 

(2)  the necessary legal procedures be approved, to advertise the Council’s intention to implement the Order; and

 

(3)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (2) above, the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be  authorised to implement the Order; and in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to Licensing and Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with Rule 21 of Chapter 8 (Area Committees) of the Council’s Constitution.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

The proposed new raised crossing point forms a key part of the Southport East West Cycle Links Scheme.  Providing an at grade crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists at this point will ensure the route is safe and that it is easy to use for all cyclists.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

 

Wards affected: Kew;

Lead officer: Lee Victoria Davies


06/02/2019 - Proposed waiting restrictions - Mersey Road service road, Crosby ref: 10719    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the provision of waiting restrictions on Mersey Road service road, Crosby.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the south-east side of Mersey Road, from the common boundary of Nos. 101/103 Mersey Road to the common boundary of Nos. 93/95;

 

(2)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the south-east side of Mersey Road service road, from the south east kerbline of Mersey Road to a point 10 metres south-east of the south-easterly kerbline of Mersey Road;

 

(3)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the north-west side of Mersey Road service road, from the south east kerbline of Mersey Road to a point 9 metres north-east of the south-easterly kerbline of Mersey Road;

 

(4)  the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order, be approved;

 

(5)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (4) above, the Chief Legal & Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be authorised to implement the Order; and

 

(6)  in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to the Licensing & Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

The Council has the power to revoke a Traffic Regulation Order (Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as well as the power to make a new Traffic Regulation Order (Section 1 of that Act). Authorisation to advertise new Traffic Regulation Orders falls under the remit of Cabinet Member Locality Services.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: Blundellsands;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


06/02/2019 - Proposed waiting restrictions - Manor Road, Sherwood Avenue and Kaigh Avenue, Crosby. ref: 10718    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the provision of waiting restrictions at the junction of Manor Road, Sherwood Avenue and Kaigh Avenue, Crosby.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the north-east side of Manor Road, from a point 10 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Kaigh Avenue to a point 10 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Kaigh Avenue;

 

(2)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the south-west side of Manor Road,from a point 10 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Sherwood Avenue to a point 10 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Sherwood Avenue;

 

(3)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on both sides of Sherwood Avenue, from the south-west kerbline of Manor Road to a point 10 metres south-west of the south-west kerbline of Manor Road;

 

(4)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting and No loading at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on both sides of Kaigh Avenue, from a point 10 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Manor Road to the north-east kerbline of Manor Road;

 

(5)  the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order, be approved;

 

(6)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (5) above, the Chief Legal & Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be authorised to implement the Order; and

 

(7)  in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to the Licensing & Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

The Council has the power to revoke a Traffic Regulation Order (Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as well as the power to make a new Traffic Regulation Order (Section 1 of that Act). Authorisation to advertise new Traffic Regulation Orders falls under the remit of Cabinet Member Locality Services.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: Blundellsands;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


06/02/2019 - Proposed waiting restrictions - Junctions of Wellington Street and Mason Street, Waterloo. ref: 10717    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the provision of waiting restrictions on the junction of Wellington Street and Mason Street, Waterloo.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the north-west side of Wellington Street, from a point 10 metres south west of the south west kerbline of Mason Street projected to a point 7 metres north east of the north east kerbline of Mason Street projected;

 

(2)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the south-east side of Wellington Street, from a point 10 metres south west of the south west kerbline of Mason Street to a point 10 metres north east of the north east kerbline of Mason Street;

 

(3)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the south west side of Mason Street, from the south east kerbline of Wellington Street to a point 9 metres south east of the south east kerbline of Wellington Street;

 

(4)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce a ‘No waiting at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order on the north-east side of Mason Street, from the south east kerbline of Wellington Street to a point 10 metres south east of the south east kerbline of Wellington Street;

 

(5)  the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order, be approved;

 

(6)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (5) above, the Chief Legal & Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be authorised to implement the Order; and

 

(7)  in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to the Licensing & Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

The Council has the power to revoke a Traffic Regulation Order (Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as well as the power to make a new Traffic Regulation Order (Section 1 of that Act). Authorisation to advertise new Traffic Regulation Orders falls under the remit of Cabinet Member Locality Services.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: Church;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


06/02/2019 - Agile Working Policy ref: 10716    Recommendations Approved

As part of the Council’s Framework for Change PSR8 has achieved and is contributing to achieve a rationalisation of workforce building assets, along with a more efficient and cost effective use of space.

 

This, along with development of ICT usage, provides continuing opportunities in respect of Agile Working for employees.

 

This report provides a framework Agile Working Policy which is a principles based document to assist the organisation to continue its progress in providing modern ways of working for the benefit of employees and those that we provide services to both internally and externally.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)          the Agile Working Policy be adopted for use within the Authority (excluding schools).

 

(2)         the Head of Corporate Resources, along with the Chief Personnel Officer, monitors and reviews the policy in conjunction with trade unions with any necessary amendments necessary for practical purposes to be made in consultation with the Cabinet Member.  Amendments of a more fundamental nature as necessary will be subject to recognised consultation processes with trade unions.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

To provide a framework for Agile working with the Authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The adoption of a policy provides good practice for the evolution of Agile and modern working methods.  Without a policy, a framework would not exist for good practice.

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Mark Dale


01/02/2019 - Procurement of Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) ref: 10715    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet Member approval to commence the procurement of a replacement of the Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 01/02/2019

Effective from: 09/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

1.      the Head of Strategic Support commence an EU Procurement Process compliant with the 2015 Public Contract Regulations to procure a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) to run for a period of five years with the option of two further one-year extensions; and

 

2.    the decision to identify and appoint the most appropriate provider that will meet its business requirements be delegated to the Head of Strategic Support in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, subject to cost of change consideration by the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

The recommendations contained within the report would allow the Council to commence the procurement in a timely manner and identify the most appropriate solution that will meet its business requirements.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Not to replace existing CRM. This is not feasible as the product is no longer maintained or supported, and therefore presents a significant operational risk in terms of business continuity.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jan McMahon


30/01/2019 - Community Transition Fund ref: 10714    Recommendations Approved

To ask Cabinet Member - Communities and Housing to agree the recommendations and to update the Cabinet Member on the financial commitments to date.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Communities and Housing

Decision published: 30/01/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(1)  £9,000 to Marine Football Club be agreed as set out in 1.1;

 

(2)  £19,777 to Imagine Independence be agreed as set out in 1.2;

 

(3)  £22,000 to Sefton Carers Centre be agreed as set out in 1.3;

 

(4)   £12,767 to Hope Community Church Aintree be agreed as set out in 1.4;

 

(5)   £8,450 to St Nicholas Church, Blundellsands be agreed as set out in 1.5;

 

(6)   £25,000 to Bath Street Marine Table Tennis Club be agreed as set out in 1.6; and

 

(7)  it be noted that the commitments against the Community Transition Fund will total £907,086 as set out in section 2.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

To support our corporate priority of community resilience by enabling community organisations to provide valuable services in communities with no ongoing commitment from the Council.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul McCann