Bulletin No: IB/1015, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 11 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 24 February 2020 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager: Development Management on 01293 438577.


Change in Membership: Overview and Scrutiny Commission

In accordance with Paragraph 25.2(4) of the Council Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, and in concurrence with the wishes of the political group, the Head of Legal, Democracy and HR has amended the Overview and Scrutiny Commission membership as follows:

·       That Councillor Hart fill the vacancy.

·       That Councillor Burrett replace Councillor Crow.


These changes will take immediate effect.


Action Taken Under Delegated Powers: Determination of Grant Applications for 2019/20 and Grant Budget pdf icon PDF 13 KB

On 26 February 2020 Councillor B Smith, as Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement, exercised delegated authority in accordance with the Constitution to approve the determination of 18 main grant applications (£2,500 or more) for 2020/21 (year 1) – 2021/22 (year 2) and the funding level for the next 2 years (2020/21-2021/22) of the 3 year contract for the Community Advice Service (CAS) provided by Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South, East) as commissioned with West Sussex County Council and Borough/District Councils.  Crawley Borough Council funding is earmarked to the CAS from the grants budget managed by Community Services.  Details of awards are attached.


Action Taken Under Delegated Authority (Significant Operational Decision): Hawth Management Contract - Change of Sub-Contract from Parkwood Community Leisure to Lex Leisure

On 19 February 2020 the Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing has agreed that Parkwood Leisure terminate their existing sub contract to Parkwood Community Leisure and replace this with a new sub contract to Lex Leisure (a Community Interest Company). The existing sub contract would terminate on 31st March 2020 and the new sub contract would commence on 1st April 2020.


The change will provide specific VAT efficiencies and as a community interest company, increases the potential for the Hawth to attract grant aid and trust funding for community programmes. The change replicates the change made at Tilgate Golf Centre when the sub contract transferred from Glendale Golf Ltd to Lex Leisure in 2014.  This change will be of slight financial benefit to the Council and it is not anticipated that any the change will result in any negative affect.


Parkwood Leisure will have a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) in place that will enable Lex Leisure to access central services including HR, finance, marketing and promotions, procurement and payroll. The site operational teams will TUPE transfer from Parkwood Community Leisure to Lex Leisure with all the existing terms and conditions protected as part of the transfer.


As per the current sub contract arrangement to Parkwood Community Leisure, Crawley Borough Council would still be in contract with Parkwood Leisure for the entire service and Parkwood Leisure would have ultimate responsibility for the performance of the contract.  The length of the contract between Parkwood Leisure is unaffected.




Action Taken Under Delegated Authority (Significant Operational Decision): Amendments to CBC Safeguarding Policy

Cabinet on 8 February 2017 delegated authority to the Head of Community Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement, to revise and update the Safeguarding Policy in future as further changes to legislation and statutory guidance are introduced.


On 18 February 2020, under the above delegated authority, the Head of Community Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public protection and Community Engagement updated the Safeguarding Policy to take into account the current staffing changes and amendments to operating models of the West Sussex Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards.


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