Decisions

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Decisions published

06/09/2023 - Budget Monitoring 2023/-24 at Quarter One ref: 665    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the forecast outturn for 2023-24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 06/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)         Noted the budget monitoring position for quarter one 2023/24; and

(b)        Request the Chief Operations Officer and the Corporate Director for Resources present in the quarter two Cabinet monitoring report their mitigation proposals to balance service pressures if these remain; and

(c)         Approved the implementation of an expenditure freeze and vacancy management process for the remainder of 2023/24 with delegation to the Chief Executive to develop an appropriate policy. This is to be supported by consideration of the redeployment of any staff in posts that it is proposed to remove.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance

Reasons

To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which requires councils to regularly monitor the annual budget position and take any action to support the sustainability of the council’s financial position.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Richens


06/09/2023 - Management of Leisure Centres ref: 669    Recommendations Approved

There are currently a range of models for the management of leisure centres across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, including in house managed centres and a number of externally contracted and managed centres. This report outlines options for the future and recommends a management model to take forward.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 16/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)             Agrees Option 2 an in-house model for the interim future management of the in-scope leisure centres;

(b)            Within the context of (a), asks Officers to undertake a further assessment of options to align the public leisure offer across the BCP Council area and to consider wider use of these sites as part of “enabling council” workstream;

(c)             Approve £151k of in-house set up costs funded by the draw down from the specific earmarked reserve to support the SLM Contract;

(d)            Approves £630k of capital investment via prudential borrowing to fund the in-house set up and investment costs;

(e)             Agrees the 12-month programme, detailed in appendix 4, to bring the facilities in house;

(f)              Agrees to further development and implementation of opportunities for residents’ access to health and fitness services at Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre including rebranding the facility in line with BCP Council inhouse leisure offer; and

(g)            Delegates authority to the Director of Commercial Operations in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, to implement the recommendations from this report.

Voting: Nem: Con (1 abstention)

Portfolio Holders: Finance

                             Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities

Reason

To support the Council in improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and communities while ensuring the provision of quality financially and environmentally sustainable leisure facilities.   

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dan Stone


06/09/2023 - Harmonisation of car parking across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole ref: 671    Recommendations Approved

To present the options and recommendation in relation to harmonising the arrangements for
• Aligning our high and low season tariffs
• Restructuring the length of stay tariff options
• Overnight and Sunday car park charges



Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 16/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)             Agree to respond to the consultation feedback by implementing Option 2 as outlined in paragraph 36;

(b)            Agree to the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) advertisement and consultation process required to implement the car parking harmonisation proposals, in line with legislation; and

(c)             Delegates authority to the Director of Commercial Operations, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance to implement the recommendations outlined in this report.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance

Reason

To support the delivery of the harmonisation of the car parking service for residents and visitors across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole ensuring consistency and certainty for all areas of the borough.

To support the corporate strategy objective of sustainable environment including encouraging visitors to our town centres to walk, cycle, use the train or bus.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amanda Barrie


06/09/2023 - Disabled Parking Bay Proposals – Sealing of Traffic Order Ref P37 2023 ref: 670    Recommendations Approved

To consider the outcome and recommendations following the advertisement of the Traffic Order and to approve the making and sealing of the Order so that new on-street residential disabled parking bays (RDPBs) and changes to existing on-street RDPBs can be implemented.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 06/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Traffic Order is made and sealed as per option (8)(a) of the options appraisal contained in this report.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Climate Response, Environment and Energy

Reason

This will allow us to implement the restrictions outlined in Appendix 1 of this report, installing new and changing existing on-street RDPBs.

Wards affected: Alderney & Bourne Valley; Boscombe East & Pokesdown; Christchurch Town; Commons; East Cliff & Springbourne; Hamworthy; Kinson; Moordown; Muscliff & Strouden Park; Penn Hill; Redhill & Northbourne; Talbot & Branksome Woods; Wallisdown & Winton West; Winton East;

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


06/09/2023 - Responding to the Best Value Notice ref: 666    Recommendations Approved

To consider the outcome of the Government's Assurances Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 06/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           Cabinet accepted the findings of the two assurance reviews;

(b)            Cabinet noted the receipt of and accept the Best Value Notice; and

(c)             Cabinet agreed the action plan, to ensure progress is made against each of the recommendations.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Dynamic Places

Reason

To appropriately respond to the Best Value Notice and the issues raised in the assurance reviews, in order to ensure appropriate governance and assurance is in place.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graham Farrant, Sophie Bradfield, Bridget Webber


06/09/2023 - Levelling Up Fund: Coastal Communities Seafront Infrastructure Project ref: 668    Recommendations Approved

To seek CMB support for, and subsequent Cabinet Approval to deliver programme of capital infrastructure programme of works across the seafront, 100% funded from Levelling Up Fund. To also seek delegation to the relevant Service Director to oversee delivery of the programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from: 16/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)        Approved delivery of the Coastal Communities Seafront Infrastructure Project as set out in the DHULC Levelling Up Funding award to BCP Council;  

(b)        Delegated authority to the Service Director for Commercial Operations in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Operations to spend and deliver the £19.9m project; and

(c)        Agree an update on delivery progress to Cabinet in September 2024

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities

Reasons

BCP Council has formally accepted the grant offer from DHULC. 100% externally funded, the programme delivers monetised benefits of £105,866,082 and a projected benefit to cost ratio of 4.65. Investments will reduce seafront maintenance (revenue pressure) and unlock commercial growth (revenue growth). In order to maintain progress on the project interventions, which have a funding requirement to complete by March 2025, approval is required by 6th September. Risk to approval delay will result in the programme timeline being unachievable and risk funding having to be returned to Government.

Wards affected: Boscombe West; Bournemouth Central; East Cliff & Springbourne; Hamworthy; Poole Town; Westbourne & West Cliff;

Lead officer: Andrew Emery


06/09/2023 - Poole Crematorium - Cremator(s) Reinvestment Business Case ref: 667    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To finalise the Poole Crematorium Implementation plan and agree financial resourcing

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2023

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)             Cabinet agrees Option 1; to pause a reinvestment decision in new electric cremators at Poole Crematorium and review the future operating model for BCP Bereavement Care Services;

(b)            Cabinet members commit to meet with representatives of the bereavement industry and faith sector to discuss the feasibility of working in partnership to deliver cremator provision at Poole Crematorium; and

(c)             Cabinet asks Officers to prepare a detailed financial review of the service and present options for investment and operational delivery models to a future Cabinet.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities

Reasons

The recommendations of this report, based on the data and evidence set out in this business case and background reports for electric cremators at Poole Crematoria seeks to provide a financially sustainable approach to the provision of cremators and ceremonial space to meet the needs of the whole BCP Community.


 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy McDonald