Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday 16 July 2024 1.45 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Shire Hall

Contact: Deb Moseley - Democratic Services Team Leader  Amy Bridgewater-Carnall - Senior Democratic Services Officer

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

General

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1(1)

Apologies

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1(2)

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

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1(3)

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2024.

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1(4)

Public Speaking

To note any requests to speak on any items that are on the agenda in accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Scheme (see footnote to this agenda).

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2.

A Financial Framework for the 2025/26 Medium Term Financial Strategy Refresh pdf icon PDF 132 KB

A report outlining the financial framework for the 2025/26 MTFS refresh for consideration.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    note the emerging financial position within which the 2025/26 budget and 2025-30 Medium-Term Financial Strategy will be developed;

 

2)    agree the strategic principles that will form the basis of the Medium-Term Financial Strategy, as set out in paragraph 2.4;

 

3)    subject to the agreement of the principles, approve the proposals for the refresh of the 2025/26 Medium-Term Financial Strategy and Capital Strategy, as set out in Sections 2 and 3;

 

4)    note the requirement for the Authority to set a sustainable and balanced budget which shows how income will equal expenditure over the short- and medium-term; and

 

5)    approve the timetable for agreeing the 2025/26 budget and Medium-Term Financial Strategy Refresh.

 

3.

Government Productivity Plans pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive and approve the WCC Productivity Plan and Warwickshire Pension Fund Productivity Plan.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    approves the WCC Productivity Plan attached at Appendix C; and

 

2)      approves the Warwickshire Pension Fund Productivity Plan attached at Appendix D.

4.

Education Sufficiency Capital Funding Gap pdf icon PDF 149 KB

A report requesting funding from the Capital Investment Fund to meet the shortfall in funding to deliver school place sufficiency requirements over the next five years.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet recommends to Council an allocation of £20.155 million from the Capital Investment Fund towards the provision of school places as outlined in this report and their addition to the education capital programme which will be subject to further project specific Cabinet / Council approvals.

5.

Approval of updated local code of conduct in relation to school attendance pdf icon PDF 109 KB

A report outlining the updated local Code of Conduct for issuing penalty notices relating to school attendance.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Kam Kaur

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet approves the updated local Code of Conduct for issuing penalty notices relating to school attendance, attached at Appendix 2 to the report.

6.

Commissioning arrangements for homes for children in care pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To receive a report relating to the procurement and provision of foster and residential care services for children.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sue Markham

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Authorises the Executive Director for Children & Young People, in consultation with Executive Director for Social Care and Health to enter into West Midlands regional agreements and subsequent call-off contracts for the procurement and provision of foster care and residential care services for children in care on terms and conditions acceptable to the Executive Director for Resources;

 

2)    Authorises the Executive Director for Children and Young People to commence a procurement process for the provision of Short-Term Emergency Placements and Bail and Remand Intensive Care placements in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children & Families; and

 

3)    Authorises the Executive Director for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Executive Director for Social Care and Health, to enter into relevant contracts for the provision of Short-Term Emergency Placements and Bail and Remand Intensive Care placements for children in care and/or children in criminal court proceedings on terms and conditions acceptable to the Executive Director for Resources.

7.

Children's Short Breaks and Respite Approval to Tender pdf icon PDF 121 KB

This report proposes commencing a tender exercise to procure a more robust commissioned offer for Children’s Short Breaks, Respite and Family Care Services.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sue Markham

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Authorises the Executive Director for Children and Young People to finalise and commence a procurement process for the provision of Short Breaks, Respite and Family Care Services for children with disabilities and other children in need, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children & Families; and

 

2)    Authorises the Executive Director for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Executive Director for Social Care and Health to enter into relevant contracts for the provision of Short Breaks, Respite and Family Care Services for children with disabilities and other children in need, on terms and conditions acceptable to the Executive Director for Resources.

8.

Drug and Alcohol services - Approval to Tender pdf icon PDF 113 KB

A report requesting approval to commence a procurement process for the provision of an Adult Drug and Alcohol Service and Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Margaret Bell

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Approves the commencement of a procurement process for the provision of an Adult Drug and Alcohol Service and Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service; and

 

2)    Authorises the Executive Director for Social Care and Health, to enter into all contracts and agreements required to implement this decision on terms and conditions acceptable to the Executive Director for Resources.

 

9.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Future Operating Model pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A report presenting the outcome of the public consultation and rationale for the future Operating Model of the WFRS.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Andy Crump

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Agrees the adoption of Model A as the Service’s operating model for the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS);

 

2)    Recommends to Council any such consequential changes that may be required to the Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) as a result of adopting Model A;

 

3)    Approves the allocation of £1.757m from the Revenue Investment Fund to fund the new WFRS operating Model A;

 

4)    Agrees in principle the allocation of £0.460m from the Capital Investment Fund, and its addition to the Capital Programme, for building alterations required as a result of implementing the new operating model, subject to the completion of a full business case considered satisfactory to the Executive Director for Resources; and

 

5)  Requests a review of the impact of the model not less than one year after implementation.

10.

County Highways Review of licenced activities and charges pdf icon PDF 106 KB

A report outlining a new pricing structure for licences and services provided by County Highways, following a recent review.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Jan Matecki

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet approves the proposed increases in fees and charges for licenced and permissive highway activities at the levels detailed in this report.

 

11.

Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Authorities Natural Capital Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 325 KB

A report requesting approval of the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Authorities Natural Capital Investment Strategy (NCIS).

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Heather Timms

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Approves the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Authorities Natural Capital Investment Strategy (NCIS) as set out in Appendix 1; and

 

2)    Authorises the Executive Director for Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate & Culture to work with partnering local authorities through the establishment of the officer led NCIS Management Group to develop a Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Authorities Natural Capital Investment Implementation Plan (NCIIP) (as set out in 1.4 and Appendix 2) noting that a further report will be brought back to Cabinet for approval of the NCIIP.

12.

Procurement of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Professional Advice and Project Support Services pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider undertaking a procurement exercise to set up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of professional advice and project support services.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That Cabinet

 

1)    Authorises the Executive Director for Resources in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property to undertake a procurement exercise to set up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of professional advice and project support services; and

 

2)    Authorises the Executive Director for Resources to enter into all relevant agreements for the provision of such services referred to in Recommendation 1 on terms and conditions acceptable to him.

 

13.

Reports Containing Exempt or Confidential Information

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

‘That members of the public be excluded from the meeting for the items mentioned below on the grounds that their presence would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972’.

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14.

Transforming Nuneaton - Vicarage Street Development

To consider an exempt report recommending a regeneration project at Vicarage Street, Nuneaton as part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the recommendations as set out in the report be approved.

15.

Warwickshire Property & Development Group (WPDG) - Site Specific Business Case 8 - Trent Road

An exempt report setting out the recommendations of the Governance Group in relation to the proposed Business Case, including the financial implications.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the recommendations as set out in the report be approved.