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Decisions

27/06/2024 - Determination of Objections Walworth Streets for People - Amelia Street, Alberta Street and Chapter Road Pocket Parks ref: 8118    For Determination

To consider the representations received during statutory consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Clean Air, Streets and Waste

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

 

 

1.  That the nine representations (objections) received during statutory consultation to the council’s proposal to implement the Pocket Parks designs by way of Traffic Management Order(s) (“TMO”) on Amelia Street, Alberta Street and Chapter Road as part of Walworth Streets for People, be considered.

 

2.  That officers’ response to the objections received be considered, which will make no further changes to the proposals. The measures are aligned with the Streets for People objectives and will provide community, health, socio-economic and equalities benefits for the local area.All of the council’s Streetspace measures are subject to a regular review process, post implementation. This will ensure any necessary changes are made to improve the safe operation and use of the space.

 

3.  That officers be instructed to make the permanent TMOs under sections 6, 29, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Act 1984 (“1984 Act”) and the Local Authorities Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 (“1996 Regulations”).

 

Wards affected: Newington; North Walworth;


17/06/2024 - Goose Green Streets for People - Melbourne Grove, Elsie Road , Derwent Grove, Tintagel Crescent Pocket Parks

To approve the permanent proposal for the pocket parks designs on Melbourne Grove, Elsie Road, Derwent Grove, Tintagel Crescent as part of Goose Green Streets for People.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Clean Air, Streets and Waste

Decision due date: 06/2024

Wards affected: Goose Green;

Lead officer: Toni Ainge

Notice of decision: 01/12/2023


13/06/2024 - Minor Traffic Schemes - Tranche 1 2024-25

To consider the highways report

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Clean Air, Streets and Waste

Decision due date: 07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Toni Ainge

Notice of decision: 31/05/2024


07/06/2024 - Holiday Activities and Food programme – Summer of Food and Fun 2024 grant recommendations ref: 8110    Recommendations Approved

Approval of grants to community partners for summer holiday period

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 15/06/2024

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing;

1.  Approves the allocation of up to £1,080,800 to the delivery of the Summer of Food and Fun Holiday Programme as part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme for 2024.  

2.  Acknowledges the above allocation includes up to £955,800 to 34 providers (offering 58 programmes) identified for the Summer of Food and Fun Holiday Programme and £125,000 in total to support the providers to make places available for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Quirke-Thornton


05/06/2024 - Great Estates Aylesbury report ref: 8109    Recommendations Approved

Agree Decision to proceed with Aylesbury Estate for the Great Estates programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That the selection of the Aylesbury Estate for the Great Estate Programme 2023/24 be approved based on the approach and selection criteria approved by the Cabinet in March 2023.

Wards affected: Faraday;

Lead officer: Hakeem Osinaike


05/06/2024 - Award of Funding for 2024 Refugee Week celebrations ref: 8108    Recommendations Approved

Approval for award of grant funding of £18,000 to Southwark Refugee Communities (SRCF)

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Refugees

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

That the award of grant funding of £18,000 to Southwark Refugee Communities Forum (SRCF) to coordinate events promoting and celebrating the contribution of refugee and migrant communities in Southwark during Refugee Week (17-23 June 2024) be awarded by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Refugees.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Director of Stronger Neighbourhoods


04/06/2024 - Extension of Nest children and young peoples mental health service to schools ref: 8107    Recommendations Approved

Approval of grant award

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Refugees

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

That the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Refugees approve that the School Engagement Team Children and Young Peoples Mental Health project delivered through the Nest be extended for a further 18 months to 30 September 2025 at a cost of £318,000.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Quirke-Thornton


03/06/2024 - Award of funding to increase voluntary and community sector (VCS) capacity to support Southwark based asylum seekers and refugees under the Home Office's Streamlined Asylum Processing (SAP) policy ref: 8106    Recommendations Approved

Grant funding for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Refugees

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

That the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Refugeesapproves the award of grant funding for seven voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to sustain and expand the current multiagency response to support Southwark based asylum seekers and refugees that fit the Home Office’s criteria for Streamlined Asylum Processing (SAP) legacy cases.

 

The total funding will amount to £284,227 and covers the provision of the following services until March 2025:

·  £85,177 for Southwark Refugee Communities Forum (SRCF) to run a weekly surgery to provide newly granted refugees access to essential services including housing and wrap around integration support through other agencies

·  £82,000 for BEAM to rapidly roll out four, ten week intensive ESOL courses for asylum seekers in the borough

·  £65,050 for Kineara to provide one to one support to single refugees who are struggling to access housing in the private rented sector

·  £25,000 for Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) to maintain its triaging of SAP clients and the provision of holistic support to address identified needs

·  £10,000 for Southwark Law Centre to continue to provide specialist advice and assistance to operational partners and undertake policy work related to SAP

·  £10,000 for Citizens Advice Southwark to continue to advice and support newly granted refugees to access benefits and housing

·  £7,000 for Panjshir Aid to continue to support SAP clients from Afghanistan and other relevant groups from that region

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mekdes Alemayehu


03/06/2024 - Update of the Southwark Tenancy Strategy and Southwark Council Tenancy Policy ref: 8105    Recommendations Approved

To agree the updated Southwark Tenancy Strategy and the Southwark Council Tenancy Policy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

1.  That the feedback from the statutory consultation on the draft Southwark Tenancy Strategy and Southwark Council Tenancy Policy in paragraphs 24-29 of the report, be noted.

 

2.  That the revised Southwark Tenancy Strategy in Appendix A of the report be agreed.

 

3.  That the revised Southwark Council Tenancy Policy in Appendix B of the report be agreed.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert Weallans