Decisions

Decisions published

23/11/2022 - Support to Refugees on the Homes for Ukraine (HFU) Scheme ref: 1963    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet ratification of the decision taken by the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery, and the Corporate Leadership Team, to allocate Homes for Ukraine (HFU) Scheme grant funding received by the council from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in accordance with the conditions of the grant; and to seek delegated authority in relation to the future allocation of funding on the basis described hereunder.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams sought Cabinet ratification of the decision taken by the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery, and the Corporate Leadership Team, to allocate Homes for Ukraine (HFU) Scheme grant funding received by the council from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in accordance with the conditions of the grant; and to seek delegated authority in relation to the future allocation of funding on the basis described hereunder.

 

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

a) Ratify  a decision taken by the Director of Public Heath, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery, and the Corporate Leadership Team, to allocate (in accordance with Government “Homes for Ukraine” guidance and UK subsidy control regime requirements) Homes for Ukraine Scheme grant funding received by the council from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Such funding was allocated during the period 28 March 2022 to 23 November 2022 to the activities described in Appendix 1 of this report in the proportions described therein.

 

b) Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery and the Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Director of Corporate Resources, to consider and, if appropriate, approve the allocation (in accordance with Government “Homes for Ukraine” guidance and UK subsidy control regime requirements) of future Homes for Ukraine Scheme grant funding. Such funding shall be allocated from 23 November 2022 onwards to the activities described in Appendix 1 of this report in the proportions described therein.

 

Lead officer: Siobhan Farmer


23/11/2022 - Gloucestershire Road Safety Policy ref: 1964    Recommendations Approved

To review feedback from the recent public consultation and agree a road safety policy to make Gloucestershire’s roads safer for all

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Dave Norman asked Cabinet to agree to the recommendations outlined in the report and review feedback from the recent public consultation and agree a road

safety policy to make Gloucestershire’s roads safer for all

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve and adopt the Road Safety Policy as shown at Appendix A of this

report.

 

That funding options to deliver additional Road Safety policy elements are

considered as part of the 2023/24 budget setting and MTFS through potential

adjustments to the Highways Capital Programme.

 

Lead officer: Colin Chick


23/11/2022 - Home to School and Social Care Transport ref: 1962    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to reshape the management and delivery of Home to School (H2S) and Adult Social Care transport service provision

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to to reshape the management and delivery of Home to School and Adult Social Care transport service provision.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. approves without further competition, the award of a 3 year Call-Off Contract, under an ESPO Framework Agreement, to the preferred tenderer, namely EDGE Public Solutions Ltd, under which it shall supply such management services and resources as are necessary to deliver a three-year change programme within the council’s Home to School transport and Adult Social Care (ASC) transport service areas. The award shall be made in accordance with the direct contract award criteria under the ESPO Framework Agreement;

 

2. delegates authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport, to:

 

a) conduct a competitive procurement process for a contract in respect of the supply of specialist software to support efficient route planning for Home to School transport and other services as appropriate and then to award such contract to the successful tenderer;

 

b) undertake a comprehensive market engagement programme with transport providers to inform a phased procurement of contracted Home to School and Adult Social Care transport provision; and

 

c) update relevant processes and Service Level Agreements between the restructured ITU and teams in the Children & Families and Adults directorates to support the new working practices with a view to ensuring effective service delivery in the long-term.

 

Lead officer: Colin Chick


23/11/2022 - Library Strategy 2023-2028 ref: 1965    Recommendations Approved

To approve the new Library Strategy 2023-2028 for recommendation to County Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Dave Norman sought Cabinet approval for the new Library Strategy 2023-2028 for recommendation to County Council.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Recommend that the Council adopt the Library Strategy 2023- 2028 as part of the Council’s Policy Framework

 


23/11/2022 - Children & Families Capital Programme Update ref: 1961    Recommendations Approved

To approve changes to the approved Children & Families Capital Programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson asked Cabinet to approve changes to the Children & families Capital Programme.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

Approve the changes to the Children & Families Capital Programme as set out in the report:

 

1. An addition of £4.600 million for the High School Leckhampton funded by £3.520 million from unallocated basic need and £1.080 million s106 contribution.

 

2. An addition of £441k developer contributions and a transfer of £441k grant to unallocated Basic Need Grant.

 

3. An addition of £18k s106 contribution towards the Dursley C of E Primary capital project.

 

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


23/11/2022 - 28-Day Emergency Fostering, PACE and Remand Beds ref: 1960    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to initiate a tendering process for a new contract or (as appropriate) contracts for the provision of the following three categories of service : (1) a 28-day same day/emergency placement service for Looked After Children;  (2) a PACE (Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984) bed fostering service; and (3) a Remand Fostering service. This will allow a new contract or contracts to be awarded as part of Gloucestershire’s Sufficiency Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies, sought Cabinet approval to initiate a tendering process for a new contract or (as appropriate) contracts for the provision of the following three categories of service: (1) a 28-day same day/emergency placement service for Looked After Children; (2) a PACE (Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984) bed fostering service; and (3) a Remand Fostering service. This would allow a new contract or contracts to be awarded as part of Gloucestershire’s Sufficiency Strategy.

 

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract or (as appropriate) contracts divided into the following lots:


Lot 1: supply of up to twelve (12) emergency/28 days or fewer foster

placements; and

Lot 2: supply of up to three (3) Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE)

beds to meet the needs of young people who have been arrested.
Additionally, this lot will include the supply of up to another three (3)

Remand foster carers for young people on remand to the Police or the

courts. (i.e., to supply both 3 PACE beds and 3 Remand beds)

Such lots may be awarded to the same tenderer under a single

contract or awarded to two separate tenderers under two separate

contracts. The proposed contract(s) shall continue for an initial period

of five years and include an option to extend its/their terms for a further

period of not more than two years.

 

2. Award such contract(s) to the preferred tenderer(s); and

 

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such

contract(s) for a further period of not more than two years on the expiry

of the initial five-year term.

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


23/11/2022 - Financial Monitoring Report 2022/23 ref: 1966    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the year-end forecast for the 2022/23 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe provided an update on the year-end forecast for the 2022/23 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

1. Note the forecast revenue year end position based on September 2022 (Period 6) forecasts for the 2022/23 financial year, which is an overspend of £9.930 million all of which relates to non-Covid-19 expenditure. The Covid-19 related expenditure and income outturn is forecast to be a balanced position.

 

2. Note the action in the report to reduce the in year overspend currently identified.

 

3. Note the forecast capital year end position as at the end of August 2022, forecast made in September 2022 (P6) of £151.125 million against the current budget of £163.924 million.

 

4. Note the intention to re-profile the capital budget to reflect the current forecast.

 

5. Approve the £225k decrease to the capital programme and changes as detailed in Section B