Decisions

Decisions published

12/01/2022 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools ref: 11227    For Determination

To advise the Cabinet Member of the current situation with regard to Local Authority vacancies on the governing bodies of Community and Voluntary Aided Schools.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the recommended appointments to fill vacancies for Local Authority governorships in line with Council Policy be agreed.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The appointment of School governors is regulated by the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended by the School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the School Governance [Miscellaneous Amendments] [England] Regulations 2015 made under sections 19 and 20 of the Education Act 2002.  

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

None

 

Wards affected: Church; Ford;

Lead officer: Tricia Davies


11/01/2022 - Workforce Recruitment & Retention Fund ref: 11226    Awaiting Implementation

The purpose of this report is to seek approval on decisions on usage and allocations of the Workforce Recruitment & Retention Fund.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 20/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the following be approved:

 

(1)  An allocation of £889,000 to Adult Social Care Providers which will be passported to them to support them with workforce related matters in line with the grant conditions associated with the fund.  The breakdown of specific allocations is detailed in section 2.6 of this report;

 

(2)  Approval by the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health of a supplementary revenue estimate of £143,474 to fund wider workforce measures.  This approval is supported by the Section 151 Officer;

 

(3)  That any underspends arising following the implementation of the above two recommendations are re-distributed through further re-allocations in line with the recommendations and issues identified in this report, with such decisions being delegated to the Executive Director for Social Care & Health in further consultation with the Cabinet Member – Adult Social Care; and

 

(4)  That if Central Government release more funding in the future, that decisions on its use are delegated to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, in order to ensure that any such decisions can be made as quickly as possible.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To agree proposals on the allocation of the Workforce Recruitment & Retention Fund to both support Adult Social Care Providers and to also support delivery of wider workforce related initiatives.

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

The following option was considered and rejected;

 

1.   Allocating 100% of the fund to Adult Social Care Providers – this option was considered and rejected as it was identified that the fund could in part be used to deliver wider workforce initiatives, which will in turn provide further support to Providers.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carol Cater


06/01/2022 - Green Sefton Fees and Charges 2022/23 ref: 11225    Awaiting Implementation

Green Sefton fees and charges for 2022/23 are set out in the report and are proposed to adoption and enactment from 1st April 2022.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the Green Sefton fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out in the report and Appendix be approved.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To provide an open and transparent way in which fees and charges are agreed annually.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Shaw


06/01/2022 - Proposed Temporary Closure of Marine Drive, Southport between Fairway and Hesketh Road ref: 11224    Awaiting Implementation

To seek approval for the temporary closure of Marine Drive, Southport to facilitate the reconstruction of both the footway and the carriageway and the installation of a new and improved drainage system.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) The temporary closure of Marine Drive, Southport between Fairway and Hesketh Road be approved; and

 

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

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The Council has the power to make temporary Traffic Regulation Orders under (Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

 

Wards affected: Cambridge;

Lead officer: David Franey


05/01/2022 - To seek approval to enter into an agreement under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 and section 9EA of the Local Government Act 2000 with a local authority ref: 11223    Awaiting Implementation

To seek authority from  Cabinet Member to enter into  an agreement under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 and section 9EA of the Local Government Act 2000 with another Local Authority in order for them to prosecute for offences that may have taken place within the Sefton Council’s jurisdiction .

 

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

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That  authority be granted for the Council  to enter into the agreement with the other Local Authority , and for Corporate Legal Services to execute the deed under seal and pursuant to Regulation 4 Local Authorities ( Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England ) Regulations 2012. 

 

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

Another Local authority has conduct of a criminal investigation relating to fraudulent activities by companies based in their area. Consumers affected by the fraud in Sefton are willing to support the investigation of the other Local Authority and they intend to investigate the said companies and individuals and instigate legal proceedings as may appear appropriate.

If they do not have our agreement, they will be unable to pursue the investigation any further.

 

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

Not to give the agreement- this would adversely affect residents of the borough who have been affected by a crime.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Townsend


05/01/2022 - Procurement of data backup solution for Microsoft Office 365 - update report ref: 11222    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval to complete the procurement exercise for the provision of Microsoft Office backup services in line with best practice guidance issued by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  This second report is issued as the costs of the preferred solution exceed the estimate provided in the original report, dated the 8th of October.

 

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

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

Thee procurement of AvePoint for the provision of Microsoft Office 365 back up services in line with NCSC Recommendations for a period of 2 years be approved, with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To protect the data of the authority should Sefton be subject to a Ransomware attack.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

Do nothing – rejected due to the risk profile to the authority

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Spreadbury