Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To approve the draft minutes of Cabinet, Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda. If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.

 

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

 

Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.

-      Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.

-      Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.

-      Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation. Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

 

The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.

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.

5.

Stage One - Recommendations from Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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Decision:

 

2.1               The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved to:

1.     Receive the recommendations arising from the meeting of the Scrutiny & Overview Committee held on 26 March 2024 (Appendix 1).

2.     To provide a substantive response to these recommendations (a Scrutiny Stage 2 Report) at the Cabinet meeting on 24 July 2024.

 

6.

Stage Two - Executive Responses to Scrutiny Recommendations pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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Decision:

 

1.1.         The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved to:

 

1.   Approve the responses and action plans attached to this report

as Appendices 1, 2, 3 & 4; and

2.   Delegate authority to the officers identified in Appendices 1, 2, 3 & 4 to report back to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, or relevant Sub-Committee, within the periods specified in the agreed responses and action plans, and on progress made in implementing any action plan.

 

7.

Mayor's Business Plan 2022-2026 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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Decision:

The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved to:

 

2.1      Note the Mayors Business Plan performance report (Appendix A and B) with latest data available on 28 February 2024 (unless otherwise stated) regarding overall council and partnership performance, and actions being taken to improve outputs. 

 

2.2      Note that it is necessary to review measures within outcomes one, four and five of the Mayor’s Business Plan to reflect changes to statutory reporting and the requirements of independent boards, as detailed in points 7.3 and 7.4 of this report.

 

2.2      Note the enhanced escalation process for areas where performance requires improvement, as detailed in section 8 of this report.

 

 

8.

The Future of The Brighton Road Experimental Cycle Scheme pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Decision:

The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved to:

 

2.1      Make the following Experimental Orders (as listed in Annex 2) permanent:

i) THE CROYDON (TRAFFIC MOVEMENT) (NO.22) Experimental ORDER 2023- Brighton Rd cycle scheme changes to bus lane restrictions (Order Ref 2023/40)

ii) The Croydon (Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Loading and Waiting) and (Free Parking Places) (No.4) Experimental Order 2023 – Brighton Rd cycle scheme changes to waiting & loading restrictions (Order ref 2023/41)

 iii) The Croydon (On-Street Charged-For Parking Places) (No.4) Experimental Order 2023 – Brighton Rd cycle scheme changes to parking bays (Order Ref 2023/42)

2.2      For the reasons set out at paragraph 3.3 agree to the removal of all light segregation (wands and defenders) along the cycle lanes given the issues identified from the technical review as detailed more fully at Appendix 1 annex 2.

2.3      Note that officers will separately be undertaking a review of parking places in roads adjoining Brighton Road and junctions which adjoin the Brighton Road to assess whether additional measures might be required to ease congestion and traffic progression in those roads and through those junctions, following on from concerns raised in relation to the impact of the operation of the various Experimental Orders (listed at 2.1) on adjoining roads and junctions. The review will include making adjustments to existing parking places and introducing new ones, additionally specific junctions have been identified   for inclusion in the review. (See Appendix A annex 4 for more details)

2.4   Note that if it is necessary, following this review in 2.3, to seek additional traffic management measures, these will be addressed either under existing delegated authority of the Corporate Director Sustainable Communities, Regeneration and Economic Recovery or brought forward for further consideration by the Executive Mayor or Executive Mayor in Cabinet as appropriate.

 

9.

Adult Social Care & Health Peer Challenge - Findings & Next Steps pdf icon PDF 151 KB

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Decision:

 

The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved:

 

2.1           to note the findings of the ASCH Peer Challenge contained in Appendix 1, and summarised in 4.7 of this report;

2.2           to support next steps and the journey of continuous improvement the Directorate is undertaking, as set out in section 4.9 – 4.10 of the report and our Assurance Improvement Plan at Appendix 2;

2.3           to support publication of the Peer Challenge Report and our associated Assurance Improvement Plan.

 

10.

Air Quality Delivery Plan 2024-2029 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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Decision:

The Executive Mayor in Cabinet Resolved to:

 

2.1       Approve the commencement of a statutory consultation on the draft Air Quality Delivery Plan 2024-2029 attached at Appendix 1 to this report, for a period of 8 weeks.

 

2.2       Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery, in consultation with the Executive Mayor and the Cabinet Member for Streets & Environment, to consider the outcome of the statutory consultation on the draft Air Quality Delivery Plan, approve such amendments to the draft Plan as are necessary and approve the final Croydon Air Quality Delivery Plan 2024-2029 for adoption. 

 

 

11.

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.”