Decisions Made

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Decisions published

08/09/2021 - Property Acquisition to Increase the Council’s Portfolio of Temporary Accommodation ref: 422    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to purchase a property on the open market to be used for Temporary Accommodation. The purchase will be funded through the approved budget for Temporary Accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

Exempt Part B - By Virtue of Paragraph 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet delegates the negotiation, approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation to complete the purchase/acquisition, to the Head of Strategic Housing Services, Head of Legal, Governance and HR and Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Housing.

 

(Generic Delegations 2 & 3 will be used to enact this recommendation)

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

The Council currently has 279 households in temporary accommodation, 100 of these in nightly paid accommodation, including 30 out of borough placements. This represents the highest level of need and demand for temporary accommodation faced by the Council to date.

The average net cost of nightly paid accommodation to the council per household per week is £211.50 equating to £21,150.00 per week / £1.1m per year for current numbers. This figure does not include any additional financial burdens arising from non-payment of contributions or ineligibility for benefits.

A raft of measures is being progressed both locally and at a countywide level to reduce the pressure on nightly paid accommodation. This report is focused on one of these work strands, namely to expand the portfolio of Council owned temporary accommodation.

This detached two storey property will provide an additional 6 units of temporary accommodation.

 

 

Wards affected: Three Bridges;

Lead officer: Ian Duke


08/09/2021 - Cabinet Appointments to Outside Bodies and Organisations ref: 421    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet appointed the following Councillors to the Outside Bodies for 2021/2022:

 

Name of Organisation

2021/2022 Appointment

 

The Cycling Forum

Councillor Irvine

High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Advisory Committee

Councillor Irvine

Gatwick Airport Noise Management Board

Vacancy

Gatwick Airport Noise Management Board Community Forum

Vacancy

Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group

Councillor Lamb

 

 

Reason for the Recommendations

 

To appoint to additional outside bodies in relation to Cabinet functions for 2021/2022.

 


08/09/2021 - Petition – 'Keep your dog on a lead in Tilgate Park'. ref: 419    Recommendations Approved

To consider the petition submitted entitled 'Keep your dog on a lead in Tilgate Park'

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet requests that Officers bring a further report back for its consideration, which provides more detail with regards to the potential implementation of Option 3 referred to within the report HCS/30.

 

In order for Cabinet to make an informed decision, the requested report should provide information on Option 3, the possible changes to service delivery and personnel, expected financial implications and any legal aspects. This should include details on the use of bye-laws and the installation of a PSPO together with the associated statutory consultation requirements.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

To ensure the procedure for petitions as detailed in the Council’s Constitution is adhered to.

 

To ensure that Cabinet are making a fully informed decision on the subject on the petition.

 

 

Wards affected: Tilgate;

Lead officer: Kate Wilson


08/09/2021 - 2021/2022 Budget Monitoring - Quarter 1 ref: 420    Recommendations Approved

The report will set out a summary of the Council’s actual revenue and capital spending for the quarter to June 2021 together with the main variations from the approved spending levels and impact on future budgets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet:

 

a)         notes the projected outturn for the year 2021/2022 as summarised in this report FIN/531..

 

b)         notes the potential overspend on HRA responsive repairs as shown in paragraph 8.4 of report FIN/531.

 

c)         notes that the ICT budget has been increased by £100,000 for Hardware Renewals and that this will be funded from the ICT Renewals Reserve.

 

d)         approves the increase the capital budget by £35,000 in 2021/22 to purchase a Legal Case Management System this will be funded from New Burdens grant received from the government.

 

e)         approves the draw down from the existing refurbishment of playgrounds future schemes for the two play schemes as identified in paragraph 9.9 of report FIN/531 which will be funded from available S106 (subject to delegated approval).

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

To report to Councillors on the projected outturn for the year compared to the approved budget.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Hayes