Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote - on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97910882208

Contact: Emma Powley  01572 720991

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND/OR HEAD OF THE PAID SERVICE

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

4.

RECORD OF DECISIONS

To confirm the Record of Decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on 21st April 2020

5.

ITEMS RAISED BY SCRUTINY

To receive items raised by members of scrutiny which have been submitted to the Leader and Chief Executive (copying Governance) by 12 noon, Friday 15th May 2020

6.

ST GEORGE'S BARRACKS - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report no: 75/2020

Decision:

Cabinet noted the progress update in respect of the St George’s Project.

7.

WHISTLE-BLOWING POLICY pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report No:50/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Whistleblowing Policy appended to the report.

8.

REVIEW OF COMPLAINTS pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Report No: 51/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the following revised draft Policies and Procedures:

a) Compliments Comments and Complaints Policy and Procedure (Appendix A of the report).

b) Adults Social Care Complaints Policy and Procedure (Appendix B of the report).

c) Children’s Social Care Complaints Policy and Procedure (Appendix C of the report).

9.

PRIORITISED PROGRAMME FOR SPENDING OF COMMUTED SUMS- AFFORDABLE HOUSING pdf icon PDF 372 KB

Report No: 68/2020

(KEY DECISION)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.     Cabinet approved the priorities of single persons or childless couple’s accommodation and five and six-bedroomed properties in section 3 of this report

 

2.     Cabinet approved an affordable housing commuted sum allocation of £932,400

 

3.     Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director of Places to undertake a bidding process for grant applications from housing associations and from within the Council, setting out in a separate document for bidders the priorities in section 3, other lower priority bids that may be accepted and the details of the scoring matrix to be used by the Council

 

4.     Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director of Places to hold informal discussions with the bidders if appropriate

 

5.     Cabinet requested that the Strategic Director of Places bring a further report to Cabinet on the outcome of the bidding process and recommending a way forward, including proposed budget recommendations for the capital programme.

10.

CARE ACT EASEMENT pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Report No: 70/2020

(KEY DECISION)

Decision:

1) Cabinet noted the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Care Act Easements.

 

2) Cabinet delegated authority to activate the Easements to the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Safeguarding Adults, in line with the process proposed in this Report.

11.

OAKHAM ENTERPRISE PARK - SECURITY UPGRADE pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report No: 72/2020

(KEY DECISION)

Decision:

Cabinet approved the allocation of capital receipts of £81,000 to pay for the provision of replacement CCTV and security lighting equipment at Oakham Enterprise Park.

12.

RISK BASED VERIFICATION pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Report No: 49/2020

Decision:

Cabinet noted that the Risk Based Verification Policy has been reviewed and no changes were required.

15.

ANY ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To receive items of urgent business which have previously been notified to the person presiding.