Agenda

Cabinet - Monday, 7th June, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, CR0 1NX. To view the meeting webcast, please click here

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

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.

3.

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.

3a

Determination of School Admission Arrangements pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning, Councillor Alisa Flemming

Officer: Interim Executive Director of Children, Families & Education, Debbie Jones

Key Decision: no

 

Reason for urgency: The report was not available at the time of the Cabinet publication because the Council were notified by the Department of Education of the changes to the School Admissions Code on 13th May 2021. This new provision in the Code will necessitate variations to determined admission arrangements to take effect from 1 September 2021.

 

Legal advice was received and confirmed that admission arrangements are reserved to Full Council for decision (not only under the constitution but by statute) so any amendments to the existing arrangements will need to go to Full Council on 5 July 2021.

 

Croydon, as an admission authority for community schools will need to vary its admission arrangements which have already been determined by full Council for 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years. Without these variations, the admission arrangements will no longer comply with the School Admissions Code from 1 September 2021.

 

The report cannot wait until the next Cabinet meeting as the change will come into force, subject to Parliamentary procedure, from the next academic year – 1 September 2021 – and there is not another scheduled meeting until 11 October 2021. 

Additional documents:

4.

Financial Performance Report - Month 1 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Croydon Renewal, Councillor Stuart King and Cabinet Member for Resources & Financial Governance, Councillor Callton Young

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

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

5.

Croydon Renewal and Improvement Plan - Performance Reporting Framework & Measures pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Cabinet Member: Leader of the Council, Councillor Hamida Ali

Officer: Interim Assistant Chief Executive, Elaine Jackson

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

6.

Report in the Public Interest - Quarter 1 Update pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Cabinet Member: Leader of the Council, Councillor Hamida Ali

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

7.

Addressing the costs of care and support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people in Croydon pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member Children, Young People & Learning, Councillor Alisa Flemming

Officer: Interim Executive Director Children, Families & Education, Debbie Jones

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

8.

Autism Strategy pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Families, Health & Social Care, Councillor Janet Campbell and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning, Councillor Alisa Flemming

Officer: Director of Operations – Health, Wellbeing & Adults, Annette McPartland

Key decision: yes

Additional documents:

9.

Recommendations from the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Sustainable Croydon, Councillor Muhammad Ali

Officer: Interim Executive Director Place, Sarah Hayward

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

10.

YourCare (Croydon) Options Appraisal pdf icon PDF 433 KB

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

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

11.

Crystal Palace and South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood

11a

Call-in Referral to Cabinet: Crystal Palace & South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood pdf icon PDF 324 KB

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

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

11b

Response to Call-In Report: Crystal Palace & South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood Response to Concerns of the Scrutiny & Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 456 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Sustainable Croydon, Councillor Muhammad Ali

Officer: Interim Executive Director Place, Sarah Hayward

Key decision: no     

12.

Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 401 KB

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

Officer: Interim Executive Director Resources, Asmat Hussain

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

12a

Variation to extend Best Start contracts pdf icon PDF 594 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member Children, Young People & Learning, Councillor Alisa Flemming

Officer: Interim Executive Director Children, Families & Education, Debbie Jones

Key decision: yes

13.

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.”