Forthcoming Executive Decisions

Forthcoming Executive Decisions

20/05/2024 - Gloucestershire County Council Productivity Plan

To seek approval for the GCC Productivity Plan, as required by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in the Local Government Finance Settlement.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Between 28/05/2024 and 30/06/2024

Lead officer: Nina Philippidis

Notice of decision: 20/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Youth Justice Plan 2024/25

To seek Cabinet’s recommendation that Council approves Gloucestershire’s Youth Justice Plan 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/07/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Early Years Special Education Needs (SEN) Centre procurement

To seek Cabinet approval to increase the current level of funding from the Dedicated Schools Grant for the purpose of funding the commissioning of Early Years Special Education Needs (SEN) centres for a period of up to 5 years.

The Early Years SEN centres will deliver the provision of early education and assessment and intervention for children with SEN as set out in this report.

This provision supports our core approach to supporting children to benefit from the wider social benefits of schooling close to their home where this is appropriate and mitigating the rising costs in the High Needs Block by supporting more children and young people to access a mainstream education rather than a higher cost specialist education from the start of their education.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Proposal to extend the age range of Tibberton Primary School from 4-11 years to 2-11 years from 1st September 2024

To delegate authority to the Director of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport;

1. To publish a statutory notice on a proposal to permanently extend the age range of Hopebrook C of E Primary School from 4-11 to 3-11 years with effect from 1st September 2024

2. If no materially significant representations are received to the statutory consultation set out in Recommendation 1, to determine the proposal to permanently extend the age range for the school from 4-11 to 3-11 with effect from 1st September 2024 subject to the Department for Education (DfE):

• issuing an Academy Order for the School and
• agreeing the date on which the school converts to academy status

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision due date: Between 15/05/2024 and 31/08/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Local Welfare Support Scheme and Emergency Welfare Support Scheme re-tender

To seek Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the delivery of a Local Welfare Support Service and Emergency Welfare Support Service.

To delegate authority to award the contract to the preferred tenderer(s) to the Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services.


To seek approval to make changes to the Welfare support scheme application process/eligibility criteria.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/07/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Community and Accommodation Based Support: two-year option to extend existing contracts

To seek Cabinet Member approval to exercise the final 2-year option to extend the term of the council’s existing Community and Accommodation Based Support (CABS) contracts following the expiry of their initial 3-year term and the first 2-year extension term on 31st March 2025.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Proposal to extend the age range of Hopebrook C of E Primary School from 4-11 years to 3-11 years from 1st September 2024

To delegate authority to the Director of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport;

1. To publish a statutory notice on a proposal to permanently extend the age range of Hopebrook C of E Primary School from 4-11 to 3-11 years with effect from 1st September 2024

2. If no materially significant representations are received to the statutory consultation set out in Recommendation 1, to determine the proposal to permanently extend the age range for the school from 4-11 to 3-11 with effect from 1st September 2024 subject to the Department for Education (DfE):

• issuing an Academy Order for the School and
• agreeing the date on which the school converts to academy status

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision due date: Between 15/05/2024 and 31/08/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


07/05/2024 - Proposal to extend the age range of Bromsberrow St Mary’s C of E Primary School from 4-11 years to 2-11 years from 1st September 2024

To delegate authority to the Director of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport;

1. To publish a statutory notice on a proposal to permanently extend the age range of Bromsberrow St Mary’s C of E Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 years with effect from 1st September 2024

2. If no materially significant representations are received to the statutory consultation set out in Recommendation 1, to determine the proposal to permanently extend the age range for the school from 4-11 to 2-11 with effect from 1st September 2024 subject to the Department for Education (DfE):

• issuing an Academy Order for the School and
• agreeing the date on which the school converts to academy status

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision due date: Between 15/05/2024 and 31/08/2024

Notice of decision: 07/05/2024


29/04/2024 - Childcare Reforms Capital and Delivery Grants

To seek approval for Cabinet to accept and receive the Childcare Delivery Grant funding from the Department for Education and also to delegate authority to the Head of Early Years Service to distribute it amongst local childcare providers, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 29/04/2024


29/04/2024 - Household Support Fund (HSF) Grant Extension (HSF5) – 01st April 2024 to 30th September 2024

The Household Support Fund (HSF), first introduced in 2021/22, is being extended by the Government through 2024/25. Additional funding (the “Extended 2024/25 HSF Funding”) has been made available to County Councils and Unitary Authorities in England to support those most in need to help with global inflationary challenges and the significantly rising cost of living. The Extended 2024/25 HSF Funding is intended for use in the period 1st April 2024 to 30th September 2024 inclusive.



The Extended 2024/25 HSF Funding is being provided for the purpose to provide support to households, who would otherwise struggle to buy food or pay essential utility bills or meet other essential living costs or housing costs (in exceptional cases of genuine emergency) to help them with living costs.



The purpose of this report is to seek the approval for the recommendations in relation to the distribution of the Extended 2024/25 HSF Funding (amounting to £3,692,483.14) that is being provided by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for allocation in the period 1st April 2024 to 30th September 2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision due date: Between 28/05/2024 and 10/06/2024

Notice of decision: 29/04/2024

Representations made

Any representations should be sent to:  

 

Name:  Daniel Gillingham (Head of Service, Children’s Commissioning) 

Tel. no: 01452 324135 

Email: daniel.gillingham@gloucestershire.gov.uk  

 

By 5pm on: 28 May 2024 

 


29/04/2024 - Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2024 – 2025

To seek cabinet approval to:

Run a competitive procurement process using a bespoke 2-year framework, for the provision of adult learning services and then to award call off contract(s) of varying lengths up to a maximum of 12 months, depending on the type of courses or piece of work, for the 2024 - 2025 academic year.

Enter into the funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the purpose of funding the delivery of Community Learning and the Adult Skills Programme during the 2024 -2025 academic year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 29/04/2024


22/04/2024 - Procure and Award a Contract to Deliver a Sexual Health Prevention Service

To seek Individual Cabinet Member approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the delivery of a Sexual Health Prevention Service from 1st April 2025.

To delegate authority to award the contract to the preferred tenderer to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Between 02/05/2024 and 31/05/2024

Notice of decision: 22/04/2024


09/04/2024 - Education Health and Care Plan Funding – 2024/25

To seek approval to implement an inflationary increase of 3% to Education Health and Care Plan top-ups.

The cost of this increase to the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) is forecast to be £1.3m for the financial year 2024/25.

This recommendation is being made following an advisory discussion with the local Schools Forum, which considered the financial pressures that exist in schools alongside the rising High Needs deficit.

In addition, the Cabinet Member:

 

1.    To note previous years’ inflationary increases for EHCP top up increases have been mandated by government, then the absence of this mandate in 2024/25 places a requirement for a local decision to be made;

 

2.    To note the options for reviewing top-ups and bandings as part of the Council’s involvement in the Change Partnership (CPP) and Delivering Better Value (DBV) programmes workstreams to drive the right outcomes for children and young people, subject to proposed national reforms;

 

3.    To note that a full update to the forecast DSG deficit will be brought to Cabinet in September 2024. The update will include the inflationary increase to top-ups and other variable factors impacting progress against the Delivering Better Value programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision due date: Between 08/05/2024 and 30/06/2024

Lead officer: Kirsten Harrison

Notice of decision: 09/04/2024


04/03/2024 - Solar PV Installations using Salix Finance Loan

To seek approval for a£1,000,000 programme for the delivery of photovoltaic solar panels across the GCC estate, of which £500k to be repaid to Salix over a 10 year period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 04/03/2024


19/02/2024 - ULEV Strategy - Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Acceptance of Awarded Funding and Authority to Procure a New Contract to Deliver EV Charge Points

Subject to a successful funding bid received from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), seek authorisation to accept the conditional capital grant Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) funding offer, and to conduct a competitive procurement for one or more contracts for the installation and management of Electric Vehicle chargers on Gloucestershire’s assets supporting fleet and on street locations that will maximise the success of the Gloucestershire ULEV Strategy and funding available.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision due date: Between 19/03/2024 and 31/05/2024

Notice of decision: 19/02/2024


10/01/2024 - Extension to the SAP replacement Enterprise Resource Planning system go live

To agree and approve an extension to the One SAP system go live date and associated costs

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision due date: Between 08/02/2024 and 31/05/2024

Notice of decision: 10/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


24/11/2023 - Finance, Performance and Risk Monitoring Report

To provide an update on the Quarter 2 forecast for the 2024/25 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets

To report on the Council’s performance and risk during Quarter 2 of 2024/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 04/12/2024

Notice of decision: 24/11/2023


24/11/2023 - Finance, Performance and Risk Monitoring Report

To provide an update on the Quarter 1 forecast for the 2024/25 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets


To report on the Council’s performance and risk during Quarter 1 of 2024/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/09/2024

Notice of decision: 24/11/2023


24/11/2023 - Finance, Performance and Risk Monitoring Report

To report the outturn for the 2023/24 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets


To report on the Council’s performance and risk during Quarter 4 of 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/06/2024

Notice of decision: 24/11/2023


07/07/2023 - The procurement of design, preparation and construction works in connection with the delivery of Winchcombe Bridge Refurbishment Project

To ask the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Highways and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, for the purpose of commissioning design, preparation and construction works, through competitive tender, in relation to Winchcombe Bridge Refurbishment Project; and awarding such contract.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Highways and Flooding

Decision due date: Between 05/08/2023 and 31/05/2024

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 07/07/2023


14/02/2023 - GFirst LEP – Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership

Request for match funding for National Government’s core funding April 2023 to March 2024 – second tranche

 

Recommendation –

Approve funding of £125,000

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 15/03/2023

Lead officer: Dev Chakraborty

Notice of decision: 14/02/2023


14/02/2023 - Aligning Gloucestershire’s Food and Farming Policies

To consider funding the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), supported by the Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership, to research and map farming and food-related policies in the County, leading to an action plan to create a more coherent and systemic approach to increasing farming and food’s contributions to the local economy, environment, health and nutrition, food security, education etc.

 

Recommendation -

 

That funding of £20,000 from the Strategic Economic Development Fund (SEDF) is agreed.

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 15/03/2023

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul James

Notice of decision: 14/02/2023