Decisions

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Decisions published

12/01/2022 - 2021/22 Quarter 2 Performance Report ref: 486    Recommendations Approved

To update cabinet on performance to quarter 2 of 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)         Cabinet considered the attached exception reports relating to areas of current adverse performance and supported remedial action; and

(b)        Cabinet advise of any amendments, deletions or additions to the performance indicator set that informs corporate performance.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Councillor H Allen declared an interest in this item and remained present.

Reason

The corporate strategy represents the objectives and outcomes that the Council’s performance will be judged against and as such is a vital component of the Council’s performance management framework.

An understanding of performance against targets, goals and objectives will help the council understand and manage service delivery and identify emerging business risks.

A good corporate strategy is driven by a strong vision and ambitious goals which are vital for promoting the opportunities an organisation presents for investment and engagement.

The aspirational vision set out in the Big Plan gives a stronger context for the Council’s corporate strategy and for achieving our wider ambitions. It will influence the allocation and distribution of resources ensuring that the organisation commits its limited resources in accordance with its stated priorities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graeme Smith


12/01/2022 - Levelling Up ref: 491    Recommendations Approved

to demonstrate how existing and future projects contribute to Government's Levelling Up agenda

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that the proposed approach to Levelling Up be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

Levelling Up the country is one of Government’s key policy aims. The council’s Big Plan and Corporate Strategy speak to the same agenda. The recommendation, if approved, will enable BCP Council to better understand our needs and aspirations around Levelling Up and consider how they relate to the Corporate Strategy and other council strategies, so that we are well positioned for the publication of the Government’s White Paper, and any future funding opportunities that may arise

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


12/01/2022 - Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) ref: 492    Recommendations Approved

Coastal BID is preparing to take their renewal proposals to a postal ballot in Spring 2022. This report seeks Cabinet approval for the Council to support Coastal BID for it's third five-year term.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agree BCP Council’s support of the Coastal Business Improvement District (BID); and agree:

i)       To endorse the BID proposal that will be submitted to BCP Council by the BID;

ii)      To authorise the Director of Economic Development to complete the ballot papers on behalf of the Council in favour of the BID proposal; and

iii)    To authorise the Head of Legal Services to complete any necessary legal agreements required for the operation of the BID Levy, Ballot and service arrangements and any other necessary matters for the proposed BID in consultation with the appropriate officers.   

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

BCP Council is fully supportive of BIDs and the significant benefits and investment that they bring. The Coastal BID proposal will help deliver the Council’s strategic aims and objectives including the Dynamic Places objectives in the Corporate Plan. It has a strong track record of supporting businesses along the seafront and in its Trading Districts and supporting innovative new projects. It is therefore recommended that BCP Council supports the Coastal BID for its third 5-year term.

Wards affected: Boscombe East & Pokesdown; Boscombe West; Bournemouth Central; East Cliff & Springbourne; East Southbourne & Tuckton; West Southbourne; Westbourne & West Cliff;

Lead officer: Liz Orme


12/01/2022 - Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) ref: 493    Recommendations Approved

Bournemouth Town Centre BID is preparing to take their renewal proposals to a postal ballot in Spring 2022. This report seeks Cabinet approval for the Council to support Bournemouth Town Centre BID for it's third five-year term.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agree BCP Council’s support of the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID); and agree:

i)        To endorse the BID proposal that will be submitted to BCP Council by the BID;

ii)      To authorise the Director of Economic Development to complete the ballot papers on behalf of the Council in favour of the BID proposal; and

iii)    To authorise the Head of Legal Services to complete any necessary legal agreements required for the operation of the BID Levy, Ballot and service arrangements and any other necessary matters for the proposed BID in consultation with the appropriate officers.   

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

BCP Council is fully supportive of BIDs and the significant benefits and investment that they bring. The Bournemouth Town Centre BID proposal will help deliver the Council’s strategic aims and objectives including the Dynamic Places objective in the Corporate Plan. It has a strong track record of supporting businesses in the town centre and supporting innovative new projects. It is therefore recommended that BCP Council supports the Bournemouth Town Centre BID for its third 5-year term.

Wards affected: Bournemouth Central; Westbourne & West Cliff;

Lead officer: Liz Orme


12/01/2022 - Future of the Stour Valley and Poole Revenues and Benefits Partnership ref: 487    Recommendations Approved

To consider the future of the Stour Valley and Poole Partnership (SVPP).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)           Endorse, as BCP Council’s preferred option, the recommendation of the SVPP Joint Committee to create a pan-Dorset partnership between BCP Council and Dorset Council for the delivery of Revenues and Benefits services;

(b)           Accepting it is not BCP Councils desired direction of travel, acknowledge that Dorset Council agreed at their 7 December 2021 Cabinet to withdraw their services in respect of East Dorset and North Dorset residents from the SVPP;

(a)           Only agree to an amicable dissolution of SVPP if agreement can be reached with Dorset Council around costs associated with the process;

(b)           Delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Leader, Finance & Transformation Portfolio Holder to negotiate the settlement associated with an amicable dissolution of the SVPP; and

(c)          Acknowledge that if an amicable dissolution cannot be agreed that Dorset Council will be required to formally give notice and be responsible for costs in line with the collaboration agreement.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

To reach a decision on the future delivery of Revenues and Benefit Services for the Council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Richens


12/01/2022 - Housing and Property Compliance Update (Housing Revenue Account) ref: 488    Recommendations Approved

To provide assurance that Council homes within the Bournemouth and Poole Neighbourhoods are being managed in accordance with health and safety legislation and best practice and that the Council is compliant with current regulations and standards.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           Cabinet noted the compliance information provided which details how the council is performing against statutory building compliance relating to its council housing; and

(b)           A performance report will be made annually to Cabinet in future years.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: People and Homes

Councillor N Brooks and B Dunlop declared interests in this item and remained present.

Reason

The council, as a landlord, has many legal obligations it must satisfy to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its tenants and leaseholders. It must also adhere to the regulatory standards as set out by the Regulator, particularly the Home Standard.

Councillors should also have oversight and assurance of compliance against the legal and regulatory requirements that are placed upon it through this annual report to Cabinet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorraine Mealings


12/01/2022 - Use of Creekmoor Park and Ride site as an NHS Testing and Vaccination Centre ref: 485    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Transport and Engineering

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

Grant a renewal of the existing licence on terms previously approved, to expire on a revised date of 31st December 2022 unless terminated at an earlier date

Wards affected: Creekmoor;

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin