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Decisions

06/10/2023 - Comber Grove Primary School Consultation ref: 7950    Recommendations Approved

The launch of a consultation on the future of Comber Grove Primary School be approved.

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

Decision published: 10/10/2023

Effective from: 18/10/2023

Wards affected: Camberwell Green;

Lead officer: David Quirke-Thornton


04/10/2023 - Implementation of School Streets ref: 7947    Recommendations Approved

Decision to proceed with the implementation of School Streets

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, Clean Air and Streets

Decision published: 04/10/2023

Effective from: 12/10/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, Clean Air & Streets (“Cabinet Member”);

 

Instruct officers;

 

1.  to proceed with the implementation of the schemes detailed in the appendices to this report and summarised in Table 1, which support the Council’s Streets for People aspirations; and

 

2.  to make the necessary Traffic Management Orders.

 

3.  to report for the determination of any valid objections received during the statutory consultation period, which are unable to be resolved such that they are withdrawn.

 

Wards affected: Dulwich Hill; Goose Green; Old Kent Road; Rye Lane; St Giles;

Lead officer: Dale Foden


03/10/2023 - Kitchen equipment for secondary schools ref: 7946    Recommendations Approved

Approval of grant funding between six schools for kitchen equipment and installation

 

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

Decision published: 03/10/2023

Effective from: 11/10/2023

Decision:

The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Refugees approves the allocation of a £187,032 grant fund between six schools for kitchen equipment and installation.

 

Lead officer: Gillian Boundy


28/09/2023 - Thriving High Streets Fund (Part 2) ref: 7945    Recommendations Approved

Approve grant funding from the Thriving High Streets Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Business

Decision published: 28/09/2023

Effective from: 06/10/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Business agrees to the award of £109,449 of grant funding from the Thriving High Streets Fund. The projects recommended for award are set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nazmin Yeahia


27/09/2023 - Elephant and Castle Town Centre - Compulsory Purchase Order    Recommendations Approved

Compulsory Purchase Order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/10/2023

Wards affected: North Walworth; St George's;

Lead officer: Catherine Brownell

Notice of decision: 27/09/2023


26/09/2023 - St Mary Magdalene Primary School Consultation

To approve the launch of a consultation on the future of St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School

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

Decision due date: 10/2023

Wards affected: Rye Lane;

Lead officer: Ric Euteneuer

Notice of decision: 01/08/2023


26/09/2023 - Continued funding of the Nest’s In-reach service to school communities in Southwark ref: 7944    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision published: 26/09/2023

Effective from: 04/10/2023

Decision:

That the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Refugees approves an extension for a further year, to March 2024 for Groundwork London to provide mental wellbeing support to schools through the Nest at a cost of £212,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Suzanne Green


20/09/2023 - Gateway 2 - Contract Award Approval for the Victory Community Park Landscape Construction works contract ref: 7943    Recommendations Approved

Gateway 2 Contract Award Approval for the Victory Community Park Landscape Construction works contract

Decision Maker: Acting Strategic Director of Environment, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Decision published: 20/09/2023

Effective from: 28/09/2023

Decision:

That the Strategic Director of Environment, Neighbourhoods and Growth approves:

1.  The award of the Victory Community Park landscape construction works contract to Blakedown Landscapes SE Ltd for a period of 22 weeks commencing 30 October 2023.

 

2.  The allocation of a client contingency to address the items identified in paragraph 40 of the report and delegates approval of expenditure of the contingency fund to the Director of Leisure.

 

Wards affected: North Walworth;

Lead officer: Matthew Hill


19/09/2023 - Acquisition of Commercial Asset    Recommendations Approved

Decision to purchase asset

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/10/2023

Lead officer: Caroline Bruce

Notice of decision: 19/09/2023


15/09/2023 - Camberwell Station Road Traffic Management Order ("TMO") ref: 7942    Recommendations Approved

Traffic Management Order for public realm and highways works

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, Clean Air and Streets

Decision published: 15/09/2023

Effective from: 23/09/2023

Decision:

 

1.  That the proposed changes in two key areas along Camberwell Station Road be approved. These will support key objectives as set out in the GLA Good Growth Fund bid which are to:

·  to support active travel

·  improve air quality

·  support links to nearby centre and green spaces

·  promote local identity, history and culture through the public realm.

 

 

 

2.  That officers be instructed to proceed with the making of a permanent Traffic Management Order (“TMO”) to implement the proposals which fully support the council’s Streets for People aspirations, and will be subject to the necessary statutory procedures and minor changes resulting from the detailed design process. Outline design drawings of the proposal are contained in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

3.  That it be noted that a further report will be brought to the cabinet member should there be any unresolved objections to the proposed improvements at the end of the statutory period.

Wards affected: Camberwell Green;

Lead officer: Magda Bartosch


12/09/2023 - A Home to be Proud of - The Council's Plan for Improving its Housing Repairs Service to Tenants ref: 7934    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2023

Effective from: 21/09/2023

Decision:

Representatives from tenant groups (Southwark Group of Tenants Organisation and Tenants Forum) and other tenant representatives were in attendance to give their comments in respect of the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the council’s plans to improve the council’s repairs service and the progress over the last 12 months be noted and welcomed.

 

2.  That the renewed focus on working closely with residents and Trades Unions to ensure the improved service meets the needs of all who depend upon it be noted.

 

3.  That responsibility be delegated to the strategic director for finance to identify adequate funding to support the improvements detailed in the report, in consultation with the cabinet member for homes, communities and finance.

 

4.  That an annual report on the council’s progress in delivering the repairs improvement plans be received by cabinet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


12/09/2023 - Land for Good, the report of the 2023 Southwark Land Commission ref: 7935    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2023

Effective from: 21/09/2023

Decision:

Dr.Miatta Fahnbulleh, chair of the Land Commission, was in attendance to present the report to cabinet.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the recommendations set out in Land for Good, the Report of the 2023 Southwark Land Commission be noted.

 

2.  That officers consider the recommendations set out the report and report back to cabinet in early 2024.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


12/09/2023 - Policy and Resources Strategy: Revenue Monitoring Report, Month 4 2023-24 ref: 7936    Recommendations Approved

To note the forecast revenue outturn position

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2023

Effective from: 21/09/2023

Decision:

It was noted that an addendum report had been circulated to correct the reported forecast outturn position set out in recommendation 1 and Table 1 of the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the following be noted:

 

1.  The adverse variance forecast of £3.5m for the general fund in 2023-24.

 

2.  The key general fund variations and budget pressures:

 

(i)  Budgetary pressure of £2.4m in education, mainly driven by higher demand and cost pressures in home to school transport (paragraph 51 of the report)

 

(ii)  £1.6m pressure in environment, neighbourhoods and growth department, due mainly to significant increases in ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) costs (paragraph 59 of the report)

 

(iii)  The continuing budget pressure in homelessness (paragraphs 36-40 of the report).

 

3.  The housing revenue account forecast for 2023-24 is a deficit of £13.8m (Table 2, paragraphs 19 -31 of the report).

 

4.  The ongoing inclement macro-economic environment, with inflation running at 7.9% in June 2023 and interest rates increased 14 times in row to 5.25%, the highest since 2008.

 

5.  The ring-fenced dedicated schools grant (DSG) is forecasting an unfavourable outturn of £0.6m which is mainly due to pressures within the high needs service (paragraphs 55-57 of the report).

 

That the following be approved:

 

6.  The interdepartmental budget movements that exceed £250k, as shown in Appendix A of the report (noting those under this threshold).

Wards affected: (All Wards);


12/09/2023 - Gateway 1 - Procurement Strategy Approval: Individual Heating and Water repairs and maintenance works ref: 7937    Recommendations Approved

Approval of procurement strategy for repairs and maintenance provision of individual heating and water

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2023

Effective from: 21/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the procurement strategy outlined in the report to undertake a tender procedure for the heating and water repairs, maintenance, refurbishment and replacement work contracts split into two lots with a total combined estimated maximum value of £187.92m be approved as follows:

 

·  Lot 1 – Individual Heating and Water Repairs and Maintenance:

 

o  Contract A - Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Walworth and Borough and Bankside at an estimated annual cost of £4.58m

o  Contract B – Camberwell, Dulwich, Peckham and Nunhead at an estimated annual cost of £4.78m.

 

each for a period of five years from April 2025 (at an estimated combined total cost £46.80m) with the option to extend up to a further three years (in increments at the council’s sole discretion subject to performance) making an estimated total contract value for both contracts of £74.88m.

 

·  Lot 2 - District Heating Maintenance, Refurbishment and Replacement:

 

o  Contract C - Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Walworth and Borough and Bankside at an estimated annual cost of £7.52m

o  Contract D – Camberwell, Dulwich, Peckham and Nunhead at an estimated annual cost of £6.61m.

 

each for a period of five years from 1 April 2025 (at an estimated combined total cost £70.65m) with the option to extend up to a further three years (in increments at the council’s sole discretion subject to performance) making an estimated total contract value for both contracts of £113.04m.

 

2.  That it be noted that the procurement strategy in this report will result in bidders being required to bid as backup to each other in their own lot on their tendered rates to ensure an efficient service delivery.

 

3.  That it be noted that no one contractor can win more than one contract in each lot, and that bidders will be required to choose (at the pre-selection stage) which of the two lots they wish to bid for, which ensures that there is sufficient contractor capacity to deliver works.

 

4.  That it be noted that the cabinet member for homes, communities and finance approved the publication of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to inform the market of the council’s intention to procure.

 

5.  That authority be delegated to the strategic director of housing to approve the gateway (GW) 3 report in for an extension to the existing contracts to align with the award of the new contracts when the procurement tender exercise is completed.

 

6.  That authority be delegated to the strategic director of housing, in consultation with the cabinet member for council homes, to approve the GW2 report for the four contracts A, B, C and D noted in recommendation 1 above for the reasons detailed in paragraph 48 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer