Decisions

Decisions published

09/10/2018 - Sexual Health Recommissioning ref: 2191    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 12/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to commission Sexual Health services in Cheshire East with effect from 1 April 2019.

 

It was proposed that the new contract would be for 5 years with the possibility of two annual extensions. The length of the contract was designed to encourage interest from a wide range of organisations and to provide financial sustainability to the successful provider who would be expected to act as strategic lead for sexual health services in the Borough. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1        agree the recommissioning of Sexual Health service for Cheshire East to include, if practicable an agreement with NHS England for the simultaneous commissioning of cervical screening within community Sexual Health services; and

 

2        delegate authority to the Executive Director of People in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Health and Children and Families to award the contract to the successful supplier.


09/10/2018 - Notice of Motion - Single Use Plastics ref: 2189    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 12/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered the Notice of Motion which had been moved by Councillor Rhoda Bailey and seconded by Councillor H Davenport at the Council meeting on 26 July 2018 and referred to Cabinet for consideration:

 

“We know how harmful single use plastics are to the environment; indeed in 2017 the National Federation of Women’s Institutes called on the Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to stop the accumulation of micro plastic fibres in our oceans.

 

We urge full Council endorsement of this campaign and in so doing seek to eliminate all single use plastic within CEC managed buildings and facilities by 2020 and seek to encourage the elimination of single use plastic within its supply chain by 2025.”

 

Councillors Rhoda Bailey attended the meeting and spoke in support of the motion.

 

It was suggested that the use of cars, cheap fashion, milk containers and retail packaging should also be considered and that the issue of single use plastics be raised with Town and Parish Councils. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1        endorse the National Federation of Women’s Institutes campaign to reduce micro plastic fibres in our oceans – ‘End Plastic Soup’;

 

2        agree that the Council should aim to eliminate all single use plastic within CEC managed buildings by 2020 and to eliminate single use plastic within its supply chain by 2025; and

 

3        that a progress report be brought to Cabinet in 6 months and to include consideration of the use of cars, cheap fashion, milk containers and retail packaging and raising awareness with Town and Parish Councils.


09/10/2018 - Notice of Motion - Modern Slavery ref: 2188    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 19/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered the Notice of Motion on Modern Slavery, which had been moved by Councillor S Corcoran and seconded by Councillor A Harewood at the Council meeting on 26 July 2018 and referred to Cabinet for consideration.

 

Councillors Corcoran attended the meeting and spoke in support of the motion.

 

RESOLVED:

 

The Cabinet

 

1        note that Cheshire East Council has a Social Value Policy and a Sustainability Strategy Statement for Procurement purposes, the principles of which will be embedded into any commissioning and tendering process.  These will pick up the issue of modern slavery, transparency and equality in supply chains.  In addition, the ‘Supplier Questionnaire’ sent out with tenders, asks specific questions about Modern Slavery and bidders need to confirm that those in control of any organisation have not been convicted of any offences relating to the use of child labour or human trafficking.

 

2        that the Government is reviewing the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and therefore to adopt the Co-operative Party’s Charter at this stage would be premature in light of any potential revisions to the Act or related codes or charters.


09/10/2018 - Mid-Year Review of Performance 2018/19 ref: 2192    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 12/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the Mid-Year Review of Performance for 2018/19.

 

The report outlined the budgetary pressures facing the Council and the mitigation measures used to address forecast overspends. The report also highlighted examples of good performance in Quarter 2.

 

Annex 1 to the report set out details of how the Council was performing in 2018/19 and was structured into three sections:

 

Section 1 - Summary of Council Performance

Section 2 - Financial Stability

Section 3 - Workforce Development

 

The report had been considered by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 5 October 2018. The Chief Executive read out the Committee’s comments on the report, as appended to these minutes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1        note the contents of the report and each appendix;

 

2        delegate authority to the Section 151 Officer to approve an additional supplementary revenue estimate of £561,000, subject to the successful funding bid to Public Health England, as detailed in paragraph 178 and Appendix 11 of the Report; and

 

3        recommend that Council approve fully funded supplementary capital estimates above £1,000,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, as detailed in Appendix 8 to the Report.

 


09/10/2018 - Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People ref: 2190    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from:

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report which recommended the re-commissioning of the Emotionally Healthy Schools programme and the Early Help Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service through a combined commissioned Emotionally Health Children and Young People’s Service. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1        agree the re-commissioning of the Emotionally Healthy Schools programme and the Early Help Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services through a combined commissioned Emotionally Healthy Children and Young Peoples service; and

 

2        delegate authority to the Acting Executive Director – People, in consultation with the Children and Families Portfolio Holder, and Health Portfolio Holder, to award the Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People Programme contract.


09/10/2018 - Corporate Parenting Committee Annual Report 2017-18 ref: 2187    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 19/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered the Corporate Parenting Committee’s Annual Report for 2017-18, which set out the work of the Committee and progress against the Corporate Parenting Strategy.

 

The Constitution set out a requirement for the Corporate Parenting Committee to report to Cabinet on at least an annual basis.

 

Councillor Gillian Merry presented the Annual Report to Cabinet and highlighted the key areas that the Corporate Parenting Committee had considered during 2017-18.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet endorse the Corporate Parenting Committee Annual Report 2017/1/, as set out at Appendix 1 to the Report.

 


05/10/2018 - Proposed Disposal of Public Open Space Land at Longridge, Knutsford ref: 2186    Recommendations Approved

On 10 October 2017 Cabinet considered a report exploring the potential for enabling access to a development site at Longridge, Knutsford, known as LPS 38 in the Local Plan.

 

Cabinet resolved that the Executive Director of Place explore further options for facilitating access to the site over the covenanted ‘green land’ and undertake further consultation on the same whilst concurrently advertise the intention to dispose of public open space land delineated blue and delineated green in accordance with the Local Government Act, and that the Portfolio Holder give due consideration to any representations made in response to the advertisement and decide whether or not to dispose of any or all of the green or blue land.

 

The Council published the public open space disposal notices for two consecutive weeks in the local press on 23 November and on 30 November 2017 to confirm its intention to dispose of the land. A further notice was published with an amended Plan on 14 December and 21 December 2017.  In addition the information was made available at the Council Offices in Sandbach and on the Council’s website.  Knutsford Town Council was briefed in relation to the notices. The draft Portfolio Holder report was published on 17 July 2018 for a period of 28 days to allow an additional opportunity to make further representations.

Decision maker: Meeting of Portfolio Holder for Housing Planning and Regeneration

Made at meeting: 05/10/2018 - Meeting of Portfolio Holder for Housing Planning and Regeneration

Decision published: 05/10/2018

Effective from: 16/10/2018

Decision:

That, after having considered the objections and representations received as a result of the statutory process of advertising the Council’s intention to dispose of the land identified in the statutory notices (or any part or parts of that land) and after considering the further work undertaken with regard to the viability of allowing access to LPS 38 over the Green land and considering the representations received in this regard, the Council is to proceed with the disposal of all or any part of the Green land and part of the Blue land. Reasonable endeavours are to be used to minimise the Blue land disposed of for the access road. Such disposals are to be subject to planning.

Wards affected: Knutsford;


21/09/2018 - ASDV Review and Change Programme ref: 2185    Recommendations Approved

The ASDV Committee, at is meeting on 6 August 2018, recommended to the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communications, the approval of

 

1        the draft Terms of Reference for the ASDV Committee

2        the change programme; and

3        the proposals regarding the recruitment of the 2 co-opted members be undertaken.

 

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication

Decision published: 02/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder agree

 

1        the Draft Terms of Reference for the ASDV Committee;

 

2        the change programme; and

 

3        the proposals regarding the recruitment of the 2 co-opted members be undertaken.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frank Jordan