Decisions

Decisions published

30/07/2020 - COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund for Food and Essential Supplies ref: 1527    Implemented

The following key decision was implemented in accordance with the Council’s Special Urgency Rules because the decision was urgent and it was not possible to publish details about the decision on the Cabinet Forward Plan.

 

Decision

 

To allocate grant funding from the government’s COVID-19 Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant (Food and Essential Supplies) for the provision of emergency welfare payments to be distributed through the COVID-19 Emergency Living Fund and COVID-19 Children’s Fund

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee, and the Chair of Council were notified of the need to take the decision as an urgent decision and that the decision would be implemented without pre-implementation review.

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

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

Decision:

In coming to this decision, Cllr Richard Boyles, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”).

 

Having fully considered all the available information, Cllr Boyles decided to reject the alternative options for the reasons set out in the published decision report and take the recommended decisions to:

 

1.    Allocate Gloucestershire’s grant from the government’s COVID-19 Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Suppliesto provide emergency welfare payments to be distributed through the COVID-19 Emergency Living Fund and COVID-19 Children’s Fund and

 

2.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning to:

 

a.    Establish a COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund Panel to oversee the administration of the fund and advise on the payments, as detailed in the attached Terms of Reference;

b.    Authorise payments from the fund in consultation with the panel;

c.    Vary the Council’s existing contract with Auriga for administration and distribution of the fund to beneficiaries.

 

Lead officer: Wendy Williams


28/07/2020 - Covid 19 Gloucestershire Local Outbreak Management Plan (GLOMP) and allocation of the Local Authority Covid-19 Test and Trace Service Support Grant ref: 1526    Recommendations Approved

The following key decision will be considered using the Council’s general exception rules because the decision is urgent and it has not been possible to give 28 days notice on the Forward Plan.

 

Decision: To seek formal approval of the Gloucestershire Local Outbreak Management Plan (GLOMP) and allocation of the Local Authority Covid-19 Test and Trace Service Support Grant.

 

The decision will be taken by the Leader of the Council.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

Siobhan Farmer

Deputy Director for Public Health

Tel. no, 01452 324249

siobhan.farmer@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

 

By 5pm on Sunday 26 July 2020

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 06/08/2020

Decision:

In coming to this decision, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of the Council, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, Cllr Hawthorne decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decisions for the reasons set out in the published decision report to:

 

  1. Adopt the Local Outbreak Management Plan;

 

  1. Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, to

 

a.    Allocate the Local Authority Covid-19 Test and Trace Service Support Grant in order to deliver the objectives in the Local Outbreak Management Plan;

 

b.    Review and revise the plan as necessary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and national guidance.

 

The decision was considered using the Council’s general exception rules because the decision was urgent and it was not possible to give 28 days prior notice of the decision on the cabinet forward plan.

Lead officer: Sarah Scott


25/07/2020 - Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2018 – 2021 One Year Extension ref: 1525    Recommendations Approved

To recommend that the Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Parking and Libraries authorise the extension of the current IRMP 2018 - 2021 for a further year, supported by a one year IRMP Action Plan for 2021 - 22. A three year IRMP from 2022 – 25 will then be produced to be concurrent with the Gloucestershire County Council GCC Strategy.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Wayne Bowcock, Chief Fire Officer

wayne.bowcock@glosfire.gov.uk

 

By 5pm on 22 July 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Public Protection, Parking and Libraries

Decision published: 28/07/2020

Effective from: 05/08/2020

Decision:

In coming to this decision, Cllr Dave Norman, Cabinet Member: Public Protection, Parking and Libraries, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, Cllr Norman decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision for the reasons set out in the published decision report to:

 

Authorise the extension of the current IRMP 2018 - 2021 for a further year, supported by a one year IRMP Action Plan for 2021 - 22. A three year IRMP from 2022 – 25 will be produced to be concurrent with the GCC Council Strategy.

Lead officer: Wayne Bowcock


27/07/2020 - Implementation of the proposal to increase the number of places at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury to 208 pupils and to alter the age range from 4 -19 years to 7 – 19 years with effect from September 2020. ref: 1524    Recommendations Approved

To consider any representations and responses to the statutory notice published on 11 June 2020 proposing an increase in the number of places at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury to 208 pupils and to alter the age range from 4 -19 years to 7 – 19 years with effect from September 2020.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Clare Medland, Head of Commissioning for Learning

01452 328686  AKSproposals@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5.00pm on 23 July 2020

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Decision published: 27/07/2020

Effective from: 04/08/2020

Decision:

In coming to this decision, Cllr Patrick Molynuex: Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the published Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, Cllr Molyneux decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

1)    Approve the permanent expansion at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury, to increase the number of pupils to 208 pupils and to alter the age range from 4 -19 years to 7 – 19 years with effect from September 2020.

 

2)    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to:

 

a)    use the Gloucestershire County Council approved Major Project Framework (or such replacement Framework) to identify and appoint a contractor for the building works to expand the school and

 

b)    award the contract in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills.

 

For the reasons set out in the published report.

 

Lead officer: Clare Medland