Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 22nd March, 2021 6.30 pm

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Contact: Victoria Lower
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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 18 January 2021 and 18 February 2021 as accurate records.

Additional documents:

3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (If any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

4a

Revocation of Section 114 Notice pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Cabinet Member: Leader of the Council, Councillor Hamida Ali

Cabinet Member for Croydon Renewal, Councillor Stuart King

Officer: Interim Director of Finance, Investment & Risk, Chris Buss

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To recommend to Full Council that it note that the Statutory Chief Finance officer is of the view that following the receipt of the Capitalisation Directions for 2020/1 and 2021/22 that the previously issued letter under section 114 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, no longer applies as the Council has sufficient resources to meet likely revenue costs in 2020/1 and has a balanced budget for 2021/22.

 

5.

Delivering the Croydon Growth Zone pdf icon PDF 505 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Croydon Renewal, Councillor Stuart King

Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery & Skills, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed

Cabinet Member for Culture & Regeneration, Councillor Oliver Lewis

Officer: Director of Growth, Employment & Regeneration, Stephen Tate

Key decision: yes

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the amended funding profile for Growth Zone projects as detailed in section 6 of this report; and

 

2.    Subject to the requirement to comply with the provisions of Part 4G of the Constitution in taking delegated decisions, and the parameters previously approved in the February 2020 Cabinet report ‘Delivering the Growth Zone’  delegate to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer (Section 151), the Cabinet Member for Resources & Financial Governance, the Cabinet Member for Croydon Renewal, the Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery & Skills and the Cabinet Member for Culture and Regeneration authority to make necessary changes to the funding and phasing of the approved Growth Zone projects list. Any such changes will be reported to Cabinet.

6.

Stage 1: Recommendation arising from Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Lead Member: Chair of Scrutiny & Overview Committee, Councillor Sean Fitzsimons

Officers: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To receive the recommendations arising from meeting of the Scrutiny & Overview Committee held on 16 February 2021, and to provide a substantive response within two months (i.e. at the next available Cabinet meeting on 4 May 2021).

 

7.

Stage 2: Responses to Recommendations arising from Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub Committee on 19 January 2021 and Scrutiny & Overview Committee on 4 February 2021 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Cabinet Member: All Cabinet Members

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To approve the response and action plans attached to this report at Appendix A of the report and that these be reported to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or relevant Sub-Committees.

 

8.

Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member Resources & Financial Governance, Councillor Callton Young

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the Substance Misuse procurement strategy which will result in contract awards for a maximum term of 7 years as set out at agenda item 8a, and section 5.1.1 of the report.

 

2.    Recommend to the Leader of the Council that prior to the next meeting of Cabinet in May, in respect of any contracts and property acquisitions and disposals valued over £500k and that have not previously been notified or reported to Cabinet, the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for  Resources & Financial Governance or, where the nominated member is the Cabinet Member for  Resources & Financial Governance in consultation with the Leader, be authorised to agree the award of such contracts. Note that any awards made under this delegation will be notified in the standard contracts report to the next meeting of Cabinet.

 

3.    Note the list of delegated award decisions made by theDirector of Commissioning and Procurement, between 26/01/2021 – 25/02/2021, as set out in section 5.2.1 of the report.

8a

Integrated Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service pdf icon PDF 504 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Families, Health & Social Care, Councillor Janet Campbell

Officer: Director of Public Health, Rachel Flowers

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the procurement strategy identified in this report for a single stage procurement that will result in a single contract to deliver an integrated, Adults and Young People’s Community Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service, for an estimated contract value of £2,984,360 per annum (£20,890,520 for a maximum seven year term)

 

2.    Note the proposal to bring additional elements into the scope of the tendered service, currently contracted separately. This includes pharmacy needle exchange provision; pharmacy supervised administration provision and GP Shared Care, with a phased approach to transition to the new contractual arrangements

 

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

10.

Minutes of a previous meeting

To approve the Part B minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2021 as an accurate record.