Decisions

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Decisions published

29/07/2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on the provision of leisure and cultural services in Poole ref: 290    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020


29/07/2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on the provision of leisure and cultural services in Bournemouth ref: 289    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020


29/07/2020 - Significant Changes to Maintained Schools for September 2020 and 2021 ref: 287    For Determination

Council are required to take a decision on the proposed significant changes to three BCP maintained schools (2 special, 1 mainstream)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)           the changes proposed for the following schools are agreed:

i.               Winchelsea Special School

ii.             Linwood Special School

iii.            Somerford Primary School

(b)           in the case of Somerford Primary School that approval be given to apply to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator to vary the admission arrangements from September 2021  

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Children and Families

Reason

To enable the creation of additional capacity within BCP Council maintained schools to meet the assessed educational needs of children and young people and reduce pressure on the High Needs Budget.

The Council are the authority for approving these significant changes to maintained schools.

Wards affected: Alderney & Bourne Valley; Burton & Grange; Winton East;

Lead officer: Jack Cutler, Neil Goddard


29/07/2020 - Traffic Regulation Order – Advertisement of Traffic Regulation Orders for the Lansdowne Programme ref: 286    For Determination

To request permission to advertise required Traffic Regulation Orders.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)           the changes to traffic regulations orders outlined in Appendix 1 to the report are advertised and implemented if no objections are received; and

(b)           the general TRO approval process shown in Appendix 2 of the report be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To advertise new restrictions for the delivery of the council’s Lansdowne Programme.

Wards affected: Bournemouth Central; East Cliff & Springbourne;

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


29/07/2020 - Change of Auditor for Bournemouth Building and Maintenance Limited and Seascape Group Limited. ref: 285    For Determination

The current external auditors have resigned form the audit of the council-owned companies. Therefore a new auditor must be appointed.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the appointment of Hixsons Limited as the external auditor for Bournemouth Building and Maintenance Limited (BBML) and Seascape Group Limited (SGL) be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance

Reason

It is a requirement on the companies to provide audited accounts in accordance with Section 475 of the Companies Act 2006.

It is a requirement of the Shareholders agreement for both BBML and SGL that authority is sought from the council as sole shareholder for the appointment of a new auditor.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Povey


29/07/2020 - Local Government Association Special Interest Groups ref: 283    For Determination

To detail how BCP Council could get better co-ordination of the Special Interest Groups that the authority may have an interest in.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)       Cabinet note the six special interest groups the authority is currently involved in; and

(b)       The Policy and Performance Team make further enquiries and the necessary arrangements for an appropriate Councillor or Officer to be appointed to the necessary SIGs

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

To facilitate BCP Council’s involvement in national policy, to increase the authorities lobbying power and the co-ordination of those activities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graeme Smith


29/07/2020 - Forest Road to Ormonde Road, record unprotected footpath as a Public Right of Way (PRoW) ref: 288    For Determination

To obtain permission to permit an Order to protect the path from Forest Road to Ormonde Road as a Public Footpath

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that permission be granted to create an order to record the unprotected footpath as a Public Right of Way.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

It is a legal duty for all surveying authorities to make and maintain a Definitive Map and Statement for their area, to continually survey the area for possible Public Rights of Way, and to make Orders upon the discovery of evidence that a Public Right of Way has arisen from long use. Public Rights of Way can come into being for various legal reasons, however most commonly it is through statutory inference of dedication. In plain terms, if a path has been walked by the public uninterrupted for a period of 20 years, and the use has been without force, without deception and without having been granted a specific express permission from the landowner, then they acquire a right to pass and repass.

Wards affected: Canford Cliffs;


29/07/2020 - 2019/20 Financial Outturn Report ref: 282    Recommmend Forward to Council

To provide the final outturn for 2019/20 with explanations for significant variances compared with the annual budget. Also to include any budget decisions required by Cabinet and Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)           note the year-end financial outturn positions achieved including revenue, capital, reserves and for the HRA; and

(b)           agree the capital virements in paragraph 84 of the report.

RECOMMENDED that Council:-

(c)           agree the capital virements in paragraph 85 of the report.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance

Reasons

To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which requires councils to report their end of year financial position compared with the budget of the authority.

To facilitate the implementation of a strong and active culture of financial management within the council by identifying when prompt management action is needed to avoid an adverse impact on future service delivery or the achievement of future corporate objectives.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Richens


29/07/2020 - Sub-Regional Partnerships ref: 284    For Determination

To set out the sub-regional partnerships the Council is involved with and has an interest in;
To provide a summary of the details of each, enabling a strategic view of how they interact;
To recommend that the Council continues to support the partnerships it is currently involved with, and that it will consider new sub-regional partnership opportunities on their merits when they arise.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 08/08/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)            note that subject to confirmation of the alignment of Dorset Council’s formal position, that BCP Cabinet agrees to express an intent to join the Western Gateway Powerhouse and that negotiation of the detailed terms be delegated to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure;

(b)          approve the continuation of support to the sub-regional and sub-national partnerships BCP Council is currently involved in; and

(c)           agrees to delegate to the relevant officers the task of positively exploring each sub-regional and sub-national partnership opportunity as it arises, in line with an agreed set of criteria approved by the relevant portfolio holder(s). 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

For Cabinet to take a strategic view of the sub-regional and sub-national partnerships BCP Council is currently engaged with those that it might have a future interest in, to ensure that these are in line with its vision, plan and priorities.

To secure the opportunity of future government infrastructure funding for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


28/07/2020 - Immobilisation and Removal of Vehicles Parked in Contravention of On-Street and Off-Street Parking Restrictions ref: 281    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Infrastructure

Decision published: 28/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

1.    To implement the recommended policy for immobilisation and removal of vehicles parked in contravention of on-street and off-street parking restrictions. A draft policy is attached as Appendix A.

2.    To let a new temporary contract to two contractors for removal of vehicles parked in contravention until the end of October 2020.

3.    The required resource (staff, training and equipment) to administer the proposed scheme approx. £19,000 plus new staff costs will be found within current budgets.

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin