Decisions made

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Decisions published

24/11/2021 - Customer Services and Revenue & Benefits Review ref: 11938    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Customer and Streetscene Services)

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

Approval of the recommendations will enable the Customer Services and Revenues & Benefits service to develop into a shared service with a single operating model, as previously agreed by both councils.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Lead officer: Caroline Winstanley


22/11/2021 - Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub - Grant of a Lease - Office No 15 ref: 11923    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

To provide the proposed tenant with an agreement to allow their occupation of the Office for the next 3 years, whilst allowing them flexibility to vacate if necessary.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

1. To refuse the request for a Lease with flexible terms which would leave the office vacant.

2. To continue to allow occupation under the terms of a series of Licences which while allowing flexibility in terms of ease of vacating, may also confer additional rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act, in particular security of tenure and the right to a new tenancy .

 

Lead officer: Catherine Jagger, David Taylor


19/11/2021 - Shared Financial Services - Changes in Terms and Conditions ref: 11922    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

That the implementation of Shared Service Terms and Conditions of employment for the Finance Team is progressed.

Lead officer: Hollie Walmsley


19/11/2021 - Approval for the Contract Award for the Procurement of Contact Centre Telephony ref: 11921    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

That the Executive Member (Resources) approve the award of Enghouse as part of the contract centre refresh as authorised at Executive Cabinet on 21 January 2021 via the Health Trust Europe.

Lead officer: Emma Marshall


16/11/2021 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 11917    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

Approved.


16/11/2021 - Lease of Clayton-Le-Woods Parish Rooms ref: 11920    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Lead officer: Michael Forster, Andrew Scrivens


16/11/2021 - Changes to Council Appointments ref: 11915    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

That the Leader of the Council is appointed to Chorley and South Ribble Partnership Executive.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Howard Anthony


16/11/2021 - Corporate Strategy Refresh 2021/2022 - 2023/24 ref: 11910    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

That the Corporate Strategy 2021/22 – 2023/24 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Howard Anthony


16/11/2021 - Capital Strategy Update 2021 ref: 11912    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

1.         That the contents of the report be noted and the revised performance indicators be approved.   

2.         That the Council’s current position regarding its portfolio of investment assets be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Thomson


16/11/2021 - Procurement of Plan-Making Capacity for the Central Lancashire Local Plan ref: 11916    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

1.         To approve the allocation of an additional budget of £300,000 to the Local Plan Programme to be used for the purchase of essential plan-making resources. To note that the Council’s share of this is £100k.

2.         That Chorley Council develop an agreement for Professional Services to be delivered by Perfect Circle, agreeing a schedule of tasks, programme, and associated costs, and agreeing any suppliers to be subcontracted to deliver some of the work.

3.         The agreement is delivered under the existing NEC (Professional Services Contract) Option G. contract which is already in place between the Council and Perfect Circle to a maximum initial value of £200,000 with defined outputs, timescale, and contractual performance measures.

4.         Any further requirement for budget above £200,000 is subject to approval by the Executive Member with full details of breakdown of spend.

5.         The final contract award including value, task schedules and programme is delegated to approval by Executive Member Decision

6.         That equal contributions (i.e. one third) of the total costs of the framework contract value are collected from Preston and South Ribble Councils.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Zoe Whiteside


16/11/2021 - Polling Station Review ref: 11913    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

1.         To transfer the polling station register for AA07 (Anglezarke) from St Barnabas Church Hall to Rivington Parish Church Hall, Horrobin Lane, Rivington.

2.         To permit voters at the three properties at the end of Lodge Bank to use Brinscall Hillside Methodist Church Hall as their polling station for future elections.

3.         To continue using St Laurence’s CE Primary School as a polling station and increase the amount of signage displayed on polling day.

4.         To relocate the existing polling station at St Chad’s Primary School to St Chad’s Parish Hall, Town Lane (Chorley North East ward)

5.         To transfer voters from St Mary’s Parish Centre to Chorley Trinity Methodist Church (Chorley North West ward).

Lead officer: Cathryn Filbin


16/11/2021 - Strawberry Meadows Development Update ref: 11919    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Lead officer: Rachel Salter


16/11/2021 - Introduction of New Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003 ref: 11914    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

1.         The recommendation of the Licensing and Public Safety Committee on 3 November 2021 to approve the draft Policy be noted.

2.         That the draft Statement of Licensing Policy (as appended at Appendix 1) be approved and come into effect from 17 November 2021.

Lead officer: Nathan Howson


17/11/2021 - Shop Front Grant - 2 Cleveland Street ref: 11918    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

As outlined in the report.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

None.

Lead officer: Ryan Gifford


17/11/2021 - Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub - Grant of a Lease - Office No 23 ref: 11911    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

To generate revenue and support economic growth in Chorley

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

None.

Lead officer: Catherine Jagger


17/11/2021 - Waste Contract Real Living Wage ref: 11908    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

The Council have committed as part of our pay policy to pay as a minimum the real living wage to employees. Since the awarding of this contract, guidance has been issued by the European Court that suggests all contractors who deliver public contracts should pay the living wage and where proportionate and relevant and where it will not discriminate against small businesses the real living wage.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

Not to amend the contract. This is not considered appropriate as it is at odds with the Council’s pay policy and corporate priorities.

 

Lead officer: Helen Sutton


17/11/2021 - Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub - Grant of a Lease - Office No 18 ref: 11909    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

To secure a letting of the Office and generate revenue for the Council.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

None.

Lead officer: Catherine Jagger, David Taylor


11/11/2021 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 11904    For Determination

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 11/11/2021

Decision:

To exclude the public and press.


11/11/2021 - Neighbourhood Priorities Delivery 2021-22 ref: 11903    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

1.    To agree that the neighbourhood priorities proposed within each neighbourhood management meeting are agreed. (paragraph 19)

2.    When scoping out the detail and financial resources required for each priority, financial or in-kind contributions are sought from partners within the neighbourhood including parish councils, County Council, voluntary sector, and other stakeholders.

3.    Where a priority is subsequently scoped out as requiring increased financial resources, consideration will be made in consultation with the Executive Member (Early Intervention) for this neighbourhood priority to be carried out at additional cost, phased, or developed further as an individual corporate project.

Lead officer: Bernie Heggarty


11/11/2021 - Purchase of Land Adjacent to Yarrow Valley Country Park ref: 11907    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

To approve the purchase of land off Burgh Lane to encompass it into Yarrow Valley Country Park for the purpose of tree planting and habitat protection at a cost of £288,500 funded through borrowing.

Lead officer: Lindsey Blackstock


11/11/2021 - Quarter Two Performance Monitoring Report 2021/22 ref: 11902    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

That the report be noted.

Lead officer: Jon-James Martin


11/11/2021 - Approval to Procure Replacement Small Vans ref: 11906    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

1.    Approval to enter a further competition exercise using Crown Commercial Services (CCS) or equivalent framework provider to lease seven electric vehicles.

2.    That the award of the contract be delegated to the Executive Member for Resources for approval based on the evaluation criteria.

Lead officer: Barbara Charnock


11/11/2021 - Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring ref: 11901    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report

1.    To note the forecast outturn for revenue and the level of reserves based on the position as at 30th September 202.

2.    To note the virements to the revenue budget made during the period, as detailed in Appendix 2of the report.

3.    To support our businesses and to give a boost to the Town Centre following a difficult year, it is recommended to introduce free parking in the Town Centre from 1st December to 24th December at a cost of approximately £25k.

 

Capital Budget Monitoring Report

1.    To approve the revised capital programme as attached at Appendix A, which includes approved amendments to the programme, detailed at point 12 of this report, since the last Capital Monitoring report was approved by Cabinet in September;

2.    To note the variations to the programme (which are detailed by scheme at Appendix B and referenced within the body of the report);

3.    To note the position in the Balance Sheet monitoring section of the report, in respect of cash, investment and loan balances and debtors, as at 30th September 2021.

Lead officer: David Bond, Neil Halton, Louise Mattinson


11/11/2021 - Insurance Portfolio Contract Award ref: 11905    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Executive Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

1.    To agree the appointment of the insurance companies identified for the respective classes of insurance from the 01 January 2022.

2.    To approve the further expenditure to obtain the Terrorism policy, this will be in the region of £10k.

Lead officer: Kerry Maguire