To note the progress made towards becoming a strategic commissioning Council; to approve the formal business cases for Ansa Environmental Services Ltd. and Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd.; and to approve Everybody Sport and Recreation Services Ltd. (ESAR) to trade as a wholly owned company of the Council.
Cabinet considered a report on progress towards the Council becoming a strategic commissioning authority. The report included the formal business cases for Ansa Environmental Services Ltd, Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd and Everybody Sport and Recreation Services Ltd.
In February 2013 the Council had set out its three year plan to becoming a strategic commissioning council. This consisted of 29 major change programmes covering 8 key priorities. The plan set out the core purpose of the Council, and identified the need to redefine its role in core place-based services.
The move to a strategic commissioning model ensured a measured approach to achieving the Council’s ambitions and provided a platform for the Council to redefine and reinvent services, avoiding ‘salami’ slicing, and to sustain quality services to residents and businesses. The intention to become a strategic commissioning council was supported by a clear strategic framework.
1. the progress being made towards becoming a strategic commissioning Council be noted;
2. the business cases for change appended to the report for the following Council services to trade as wholly-owned companies be approved:
Ansa Environmental Services Limited; and
Orbitas Bereavement Services Limited.
3. approval be given for Everybody Sport and Recreation Services Limited (ESAR) to trade as a wholly-owned company of Cheshire East Council, if necessary, as a precautionary measure as it was expected that ESAR would become a registered charity before it took up any trading activity.