Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 19th September, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Victoria Lower
020 8726 6000 x14773  Email: victoria.lower@croydon.gov.uk

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The part A minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 8 July 2019 were agreed. The Leader of the Council signed the minutes as an accurate record.

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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.

Minutes:

There were none.

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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.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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A Sustainable Croydon Update pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Officer: Shifa Mustafa

Key decision: No

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To note the contents of the report ahead of a more detailed report coming to October 2019 Cabinet in response to the declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency at July 2019 Council.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council introduced the report and explained that this was a hugely important area as Croydon Council had announced a climate emergency in June 2019, along with approximately 100 other local authorities. The Council was taking two significant steps: to introduce a Citizen’s Assembly to the Borough, to ensure the area was well represented and working with the Council to feed into the process; and to look at larger topics, such as infrastructure. Further reports would be presented to future Cabinet meetings. The Leader stated that there had been a climate change event held at Boxpark, Croydon, which had been powerfully led by the future generation.

 

The Headteacher of Norwood Grove Preschool, Ms. Joan Runcorn, addressed the Cabinet and explained that the school had been working hard to teach the students the importance of recycling. She noted a few of the changes the school had made to become sustainable; the children had begun growing fruit trees in the garden, recycled pens and pencils were used, and milk bottles had changed from plastic to glass.

 

A student of Norwood Grove Preschool, Delilah Duits, spoke to the Cabinet and explained that she had come to the meeting on her bicycle, as it was better for the environment, and stated that pollution was lethal. She noted that trees were crucial for us to breathe, adding that her great uncle in France had difficulties breathing due to pollution.

 

The Headteacher of Norwood Grove Preschool expressed how pleased the parents were of their child’s growing interest in pollution, recycling and cleaning parks. It was important that children were safe and she would like to work collaboratively with Croydon Council to continue the work within the school.

 

The Leader of the Council thanked Ms Runcorn and Ms Duits for speaking at the Cabinet meeting and noted the importance of the work they were doing.

 

The Cabinet Member for Families, Health & Social Care thanked the speakers for their fantastic work. She noted that improving eating habits would contribute to a sustainable society and the United Nations IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) encouraged eating less red meat to reduce climate change. There had been an increase of pescaratarians, vegetarians and vegans, especially with the younger generations. She added that everybody needed to take part in improving the environment, and she had planted 20 trees in her own garden so far.

 

The Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) thanked the Cabinet Member for Families, Health & Social Care for her contribution and important work in linking up different services within the Council to align public health, including healthy living, with the environment. He noted that climate concern was an active concern, especially with the younger generation, and the Council was right to listen to the demands being made and to respond to them. Schools were an important contributor to the change as it was a topic important to the children, and both parents and teachers were advocates for this. The improvement of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 71/19

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Brexit No Deal Preparedness pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Officer: Jo Negrini

Key decision: No

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Note the measures in place to mitigate the risks emerging from our exit from the EU including the Brexit Board, ongoing communications with partners and appointment of a Brexit lead; and

 

2.     Note that Brexit preparations have been affected by the lack of clarity over the nature of Brexit, its scale and its timing.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council introduced the report and paid tribute to the officers in Croydon Council and across London who had been working hard to mitigate the effects of Brexit. He noted that it was a hugely worrying time but the Council had a responsibility and needed to work on reassuring the residents of the Borough. The Prime Minister was due to state if a deal had been reached shortly and Parliament would return in October 2019 whether a deal had been agreed or not.

 

The Place Manager of NHS Croydon, Matthew Kershaw, addressed the Cabinet and explained that the key areas the NHS had been focusing on in regards to Brexit were; members of staff who were not EU nationals, supplies within the NHS, and research.

 

The Place Manager explained that there was just over 300 people employed within the Croydon NHS who were not EU nationals and they had all been spoken to and offered support if they wished to apply for settled status. He noted the importance of making the staff feel valued, and recently 300 additional nursing staff had been employed to support the organisation, largely from overseas. Croydon NHS were in a good position and were able to respond accordingly if necessary.

 

It was explained to the Cabinet that there was an in-house national team working on Brexit and they were leading on the supplies within the NHS. It was important to not stockpile medication or supplies as this could cause a shortage; stock levels were being maintained at the normal level. Medication, medical equipment and other supplies could be receipted 24/7, and this was supported by the Supplies Team. There were concerns for supplies, but the Place Manager noted that they were prepared and would be able to tend to patient’s needs.

 

Croydon University Hospital (CUH) was one of the largest researchers in the UK who were not a teaching hospital. Extensive research had been completed, including European research, which had contributed with making appropriate arrangements in the current period.

 

The Place Manager explained that Croydon have the resources for overseas patients visiting the hospital and there were ongoing conversations with the National Team to support this. The Overseas Team would be overseeing the treatment for EU nationals within hospital in case the situation changes; therefore, the hospital would be able to respond to this.

 

The Place Manager concluded by noting that the timing of a no-deal was significant as it was previously scheduled for March 2019 and this would have been in a slightly less challenging time for the hospitals. However, despite having more time to prepare since March, the timing of a potential no-deal Brexit would be additionally challenging as it would be during the winter period.

 

The Leader of the Council thanked Croydon NHS for their hard work and Mr Kershaw for addressing the Cabinet. He invited everybody to the EU Citizens’ Rights & Brexit event being held in the Braithwaite Hall on Monday 23 September at 1800 hours. 

 

Councillor Leila  ...  view the full minutes text for item 72/19

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Corporate Plan Performance pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Officer: Jo Negrini

Key decision: No

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To note the progress made against the Corporate Plan priorities as set out in the report and appendix.

 

 

Minutes:

This item was heard second, after A Sustainable Croydon Update.

 

The Leader introduced and noted that the report included multiple indicators, many showing a positive direction of travel, and explained that the Council was committed to be open and transparent of the performance against challenging times with funding cuts. In the previous week there had been the launch of the Youth Zone and opening of the Fairfield Halls; two huge parts of the Cabinet’s commitment were delivered. The Corporate Plan reflected the priorities and manifesto that the administration had been elected on.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share, Non-Voting) noted that the statistics in Appendix 1 were inaccurate and that the target of homes to be delivered of 1645 was for all homes, and not just private homes as the report suggested. He added that the target had not been met; however, there was approximately 3000 homes to be delivered in the near future.

 

In response to the Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources explained that the boundary for an indicator to be marked as red in the Corporate Plan Performance report was 10%.

 

The Leader noted that the UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) funding lobbying operation continued and he welcomed cross-party support with this, He thanked the unprecedented support from all 32 boroughs and the work of the Local MPs. Croydon was approximately £10m underfunded per year, which was not a sustainable position, so it was crucial to continue publically calling on the Government to resolve this.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To note the progress made against the Corporate Plan priorities as set out in the report and appendix.

 

 

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Make a Stand pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Officer: Shifa Mustafa

Key decision: Yes

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Sign up to the Charted Institute of Housing’s “Make A Stand” pledge on behalf of the Council to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse;

2.     Note that the Council already complies with three of the elements of the pledge;

 

3.     Appoint the Cabinet Member of Safer Croydon and Communities, to own the activity around supporting those experiencing domestic abuse to adhere to the final element of the pledge; and

 

4.     Agree to publicise the signing of the pledge through the Council website and social media.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Louisa Woodley exited the Council Chamber at 1949 hours.

 

Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel exited the Council Chamber at 1951 hours.

 

The Cabinet Member for Safer Croydon & Communities introduced the report which provided a summary of the Charted Institute of Housing’s “Make a Stand” pledge and the four commitments were; to put in place and embed a policy to support council residents who were affected by domestic abuse, to make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on the Council’s website and in other appropriate places so that they were easily accessible for residents and staff, to put in place a HR policy, or amend an existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse, and to appoint a champion at a senior level in the organisation to own the activity the Council was undertaking to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

 

It was noted that raising awareness was important; campaigns were run across the Borough and advertising spaces were being utilised. A key area of work was the introduction of the DRIVE project, which looked to find long term solutions to domestic abuse, reduce the number of victims and challenge perpetrators to stop; Croydon was the only site in London to pilot this project for the Mayor of London.

 

Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Safeguarding & Vulnerability and Minister for Women, visited the FJC (Family Justice Centre) earlier in the week to find out about the impact the project might have. It was too early to see any clearer findings; however, the statistics gathered by Bristol University from across the country following earlier pilots showed a reduction in violence, including physical violence, harassment and stalking.

 

The Cabinet Member for Homes & Gateway Services thanked Councillor Hamida Ali and the Council officers for their hard work and expressed the importance of feeling safe within a home for residents. It was important for all Council officers to work together and report any incidents witnessed within the home to ensure people could receive assistance when they need it.

 

The Cabinet Member for Families, Health & Social Care echoed Councillor Alison Butler’s comments and thanked Councillor Hamida Ali. She noted that the figures on domestic violence released earlier in the week highlighted the importance of the work even more.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Sign up to the Charted Institute of Housing’s “Make A Stand” pledge on behalf of the Council to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse;

 

2.     Note that the Council already complies with three of the elements of the pledge;

 

3.     Appoint the Cabinet Member of Safer Croydon and Communities, to own the activity around supporting those experiencing domestic abuse to adhere to the final element of the pledge; and

 

4.     Agree to publicise the signing of the pledge through the Council website and social media.

 

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Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Annual Spending Submission 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Officer: Shifa Mustafa

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 Croydon Annual Spending Submission to TfL to release 2020/21 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding including the following individual schemes:

 

1.1     Parking management reviews (£100,000).

1.2     Kenley Healthy Streets project (£52,000)

1.3     Suburban bus accessibility project (£30,000)

1.4     Traffic reduction strategy (£30,000)

1.5     Public realm accessibility improvements (£40,000)

1.6     Public Rights of Way improvements (£30,000)

1.7     Parks and green spaces accessibility (£30,000)

1.8     Pedestrian priority improvement schemes (£200,000)

1.9     Cycle hire scheme development (£20,000)

1.10   Cycle route delivery (500,000)

1.11   Car Club development (£30,000)

1.12   E-mobility and EV charging points (£40,000)

1.13   Cycle training and bikeability (£130,000)

1.14   Healthy Workforce (£15,000)

1.15   Promoting walking and cycling (£40,000)

1.16   Play Streets (£10,000)

1.17   Healthy School Neighbourhoods (£300,000)

1.18   School Travel Plans implementation (£130,000)

1.19   Vision Zero – Safer District Centres & 20mph zones (£200,000)

1.20   Vision Zero – Local Safety Schemes (£125,000)

1.21   Vision Zero – Safer Speeds (£150,000)

1.22   Vision Zero – Safer Behaviours (£150,000)

1.23   Vision Zero – Research and evidence (£10,000)

 

2.     Note that the following schemes will require further requests or bids to be submitted to TfL to release of additional funding in 2020/21. The available funding amounts won’t be known until after September 2019 and these submissions will be dealt with under the proposed delegation to the Executive Director of Place:

 

2.1       South London Construction Consolidation Centre - Mayor’s Air Quality Fund (£TBC)

2.2       Reconnecting Old Town - Liveable Neighbourhood Programme (£TBC)

2.3       ‘Principal Road Renewal’ funding totalling (£TBC);

2.4       ‘Bridge Assessment and Strengthening’ funding proposals totalling (£TBC)

2.5       Low Emission Neighbourhood (£TBC)

2.6       Bus Priority Portfolio Delivery (£TBC)

 

3.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Acting Cabinet Member for Transport, Regeneration and Environment (Job Share) to make any further amendments to the Annual Spending Submission 2020/21, including submission of the additional bids or requests for funding mentioned at 2.1 to 2.6 above. 

Minutes:

The Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) noted that Transport for London (TfL) had allocated £2.471m funding to Croydon for 2020/21 including £2.362m for the ‘Corridors, Neighbourhoods & Supporting Measures’ programme. The report outlined the proposed schemes to receive funding.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Approve the Croydon Annual Spending Submission to TfL to release 2020/21 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding including the following individual schemes:

 

1.1     Parking management reviews (£100,000).

1.2     Kenley Healthy Streets project (£52,000)

1.3     Suburban bus accessibility project (£30,000)

1.4     Traffic reduction strategy (£30,000)

1.5     Public realm accessibility improvements (£40,000)

1.6     Public Rights of Way improvements (£30,000)

1.7     Parks and green spaces accessibility (£30,000)

1.8     Pedestrian priority improvement schemes (£200,000)

1.9     Cycle hire scheme development (£20,000)

1.10   Cycle route delivery (500,000)

1.11   Car Club development (£30,000)

1.12   E-mobility and EV charging points (£40,000)

1.13   Cycle training and bikeability (£130,000)

1.14   Healthy Workforce (£15,000)

1.15   Promoting walking and cycling (£40,000)

1.16   Play Streets (£10,000)

1.17   Healthy School Neighbourhoods (£300,000)

1.18   School Travel Plans implementation (£130,000)

1.19   Vision Zero – Safer District Centres & 20mph zones (£200,000)

1.20   Vision Zero – Local Safety Schemes (£125,000)

1.21   Vision Zero – Safer Speeds (£150,000)

1.22   Vision Zero – Safer Behaviours (£150,000)

1.23   Vision Zero – Research and evidence (£10,000)

 

2.     Note that the following schemes will require further requests or bids to be submitted to TfL to release of additional funding in 2020/21. The available funding amounts won’t be known until after September 2019 and these submissions will be dealt with under the proposed delegation to the Executive Director of Place:

 

2.1       South London Construction Consolidation Centre - Mayor’s Air Quality Fund (£TBC)

2.2       Reconnecting Old Town - Liveable Neighbourhood Programme (£TBC)

2.3       ‘Principal Road Renewal’ funding totalling (£TBC);

2.4       ‘Bridge Assessment and Strengthening’ funding proposals totalling (£TBC)

2.5       Low Emission Neighbourhood (£TBC)

2.6       Bus Priority Portfolio Delivery (£TBC)

 

3.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Acting Cabinet Member for Transport, Regeneration and Environment (Job Share) to make any further amendments to the Annual Spending Submission 2020/21, including submission of the additional bids or requests for funding mentioned at 2.1 to 2.6 above. 

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Education Estates Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 786 KB

Officer: Robert Henderson

Key decision: Yes

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

School Place Planning

1.     Note the update of mainstream school pupil projections undertaken and submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) in July 2019 – available places vs school capacity (SCAP) 2019 forecasts – at appendix 1 of the report.

 

2.     Note the temporary expansion of Smitham Primary by one form of entry from September 2019.

 

3.     Approve the proposed three year school place supply strategy – paras. 3.24-3.26 and appendix 6 of the report.

 

4.     Note delegated decision (ref no. 0619LR) taken by the Executive Director of Children, Families and Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children Young People and Learning to close St Andrew’s CofE High School from August 2020 – at appendices 2 and 3 of the report.

 

5.     Alternative Provision / Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

 

5.1Note the decision of East Surrey College not to enter into a lease with Croydon Council for the land adjacent to the Cotelands site. 

 

5.2Note that refurbishment of the existing Cotelands PRU building at John Ruskin College has been completed.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability

6.     Note and agree the updated Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) supply strategy (Table 1 of the report) for the next 3 academic years – 2019/20 to 2021/22. The SEND School Place Plan is informed by the Council’s Dedicated Schools Grant Recovery Plan and 0-25 SEND Strategy.  

 

7.     Note that the ESFA commissioned Croydon to lead on the delivery of the new special free school - Addington Valley Academy (Timebridge site) which is proposed to be fully funded by the ESFA at a budget of £13.509m.

 

8.     Note the update on the partnership with Croydon Further Education (FE) college to establish new local post 16 places in an SEN Centre of Excellence.

 

9.     Note the continued planned expansion of secondary autism Enhanced Learning provision at Oasis Arena.

 

10.Note the proposed feasibility option regarding Red Gates; St Giles and Priory Special Schools.

 

School Admissions

11   Note the number of children and young people who received their first or top three preference school.

 

Capital Programme

12   Note the updated Education Capital Programme spend – at appendix 4 of the report.

 

School Maintenance and Compliance

13   Note the updated on the Schools’ Maintenance Plan for 2019/20 that was agreed in January 2019 - Appendix 5 and delegate authority to the Executive Director, Children, Families and Education to vary the plan to reflect actual prices and new urgent issues that may arise, including authorising spend against the allowance for emergency and reactive works.  The Executive Director, Children, Families and Education shall report back to members in respect of any exercise of such authority.

 

14   Note update on fire safety works in Croydon community schools.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning introduced the report and explained to Members that it was an update paper following the main report previously agreed by Cabinet on 21 January 2019. The majority of the recommendations were for noting; however, the proposed three year school place supply strategy and the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) supply strategy were seeking approval from Cabinet.

 

It was noted that the future indication for school places showed sufficient in primary and secondary school places; there was a 5% drop in the birth rate in 2013, which had resulted in a falling school roll. There was a high number of children in the top levels within primary education, due to an increase in birth rate previously, who would be moving through to secondary school in the next few years. It was explained that despite this there was no current plans to create additional mainstream school places.

 

It was explained to Cabinet that there were new schools being opened: Arc Blake Academy, opening in September 2021; St. Nicholas School, the new SEND school specialising in those diagnosed with autism, would be opening in September 2020; and the free school Addington Valley Academy was expected to be opened in 2020.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

School Place Planning

1.     Note the update of mainstream school pupil projections undertaken and submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) in July 2019 – available places vs school capacity (SCAP) 2019 forecasts – at appendix 1 of the report.

 

2.     Note the temporary expansion of Smitham Primary by one form of entry from September 2019.

 

3.     Approve the proposed three year school place supply strategy – paras. 3.24-3.26 and appendix 6 of the report.

 

4.     Note delegated decision (ref no. 0619LR) taken by the Executive Director of Children, Families and Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children Young People and Learning to close St Andrew’s CofE High School from August 2020 – at appendices 2 and 3 of the report.

 

5.     Alternative Provision / Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

 

5.1Note the decision of East Surrey College not to enter into a lease with Croydon Council for the land adjacent to the Cotelands site. 

 

5.2Note that refurbishment of the existing Cotelands PRU building at John Ruskin College has been completed.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability

6.     Note and agree the updated Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) supply strategy (Table 1 of the report) for the next 3 academic years – 2019/20 to 2021/22. The SEND School Place Plan is informed by the Council’s Dedicated Schools Grant Recovery Plan and 0-25 SEND Strategy.  

 

7.     Note that the ESFA commissioned Croydon to lead on the delivery of the new special free school - Addington Valley Academy (Timebridge site) which is proposed to be fully funded by the ESFA at a budget of £13.509m.

 

8.     Note the update on the partnership with Croydon  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76/19

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Quarter 1 Financial Performance 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 733 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: No

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Note the current revenue outturn forecast at the end of the first quarter of 2019/20 of £0.025m, this is before exceptional items of £9.415m, resulting in a total overspend of £9.440m;

 

2.     Note that the exceptional items of £9.4m relate to costs incurred by Croydon Council for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF), due to insufficient funding from the Home Office;

 

3.     Note the ongoing engagement with and lobbying of Government by the Council for additional funding for Croydon, both in general terms and specifically Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children given Croydon’s gateway status;

 

4.     Note the HRA position of a £0.213m forecast underspend against budget;

 

5.     Note the capital outturn projection of £341.3m, forecast to be an underspend of £95.4m against budget;

 

6.     Agree that an additional four new pipeline sites are disposed of to Brick by Brick Croydon Ltd, as detailed in paragraph 7.8 of the report; and

 

7.     Note the recommendation to Full Council to increase the Capital Programme, this includes an additional £100m for asset investment.

 

RESOLVED: To recommend to Council

 

1.     The approval to increase to the capital programme by £112.816m as set out in Table 6 of the report; and

 

2.     The approval of an increase to the Operational Boundary for borrowing, and Authorised Borrowing Limit of £219.296m set out in Table 7 of the report.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources introduced the report and thanked council officers for their hard work managing the expenditure.

 

There was a continued growth in demand and a set of initiatives were being taken for prevention and early help, some of which were referenced in report, to help families, residents and reduce their need. Despite this, the report showed a balanced forecast for the council this financial year.

 

Councillor Woodley entered the Council Chamber at 2002 hours.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.     Note the current revenue outturn forecast at the end of the first quarter of 2019/20 of £0.025m, this is before exceptional items of £9.415m, resulting in a total overspend of £9.440m;

 

2.     Note that the exceptional items of £9.4m relate to costs incurred by Croydon Council for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF), due to insufficient funding from the Home Office;

 

3.     Note the ongoing engagement with and lobbying of Government by the Council for additional funding for Croydon, both in general terms and specifically Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children given Croydon’s gateway status;

 

4.     Note the HRA position of a £0.213m forecast underspend against budget;

 

5.     Note the capital outturn projection of £341.3m, forecast to be an underspend of £95.4m against budget;

 

6.     Agree that an additional four new pipeline sites are disposed of to Brick by Brick Croydon Ltd, as detailed in paragraph 7.8 of the report; and

 

7.     Note the recommendation to Full Council to increase the Capital Programme, this includes an additional £100m for asset investment.

 

RESOLVED: To recommend to Council

 

1.     The approval to increase to the capital programme by £112.816m as set out in Table 6 of the report; and

 

2.     The approval of an increase to the Operational Boundary for borrowing, and Authorised Borrowing Limit of £219.296m set out in Table 7 of the report.

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Stage 1: Recommendations arising from Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

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 the Children & Young People Sub-Committee (18 June 2019) and Scrutiny & Overview Committee (16 July 2019) and to provide a substantive response within two months (i.e. at the next available Cabinet meeting on 21 October 2019).

 

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED: To receive the recommendations arising from the Children & Young People Sub-Committee (18 June 2019) and Scrutiny & Overview Committee (16 July 2019) and to provide a substantive response within two months (i.e. at the next available Cabinet meeting on 21 October 2019).

 

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Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: No

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

1.     The list of delegated award decisions made by theDirector of Commissioning and Procurement, between 12/06/2019 – 15/08/2019;

 

2.     The list of delegated award decisions for contracts over £500,000 in value and procurement strategies over £5,000,000 in value made by the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet; and

 

3.     Property acquisitions and disposals agreed by the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet.

Minutes:

Councillor Hall noted that the final phase of the Colonnades Leisure and Retail Park had been completed.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

1.     The list of delegated award decisions made by theDirector of Commissioning and Procurement, between 12/06/2019 – 15/08/2019;

 

2.     The list of delegated award decisions for contracts over £500,000 in value and procurement strategies over £5,000,000 in value made by the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet; and

 

3.     Property acquisitions and disposals agreed by the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet.

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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.”

Minutes:

This was not required.