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Decisions published

12/02/2020 - FEES AND CHARGES FOR WASTE SERVICES 2020/21 ref: 1558    Recommendations Approved

The proposed Community and Environmental Services fees and charges for Waste Services 2020/21.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Change

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To agree to the Community and Environmental Services proposed fees and charges for Waste Services for 2020/21, detailed in Appendix A with effect from the 1 April 2020 to the 31 March 2021.

 


12/02/2020 - FEES AND CHARGES UPDATE - KERBSIDE GREEN WASTE COLLECTION ref: 1557    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines the proposal to increase the annual subscription cost of kerbside green waste collections from the current rate of £35 per bin/£30 per additional bin to the new rate of £40 per bin but maintaining the £30 charge per additional bin(s). It is proposed that this charge is introduced for the financial year 2020 – 2021 as the rate has been held constant with no uplift for the previous two years (since 2018).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Change

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To agree the annual Green Waste collection charge increase to £40 per bin/£30 per additional bin.

 


12/02/2020 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 9 FEBRUARY 2020 ref: 1556    Recommendations Approved

The Head of Licensing Service deals with a number of requests for licences under the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act and other pieces of legislations. Details of the licences, applied for and granted are outlined in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Head of Licensing Service

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

The Head of Licensing Service agreed to grant the licences as set out in the attached Appendices.


10/02/2020 - REVIEW OF CHILDREN'S HOMES PROVISION ref: 1555    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To endorse the results of the review of residential children’s provision, as summarised in this report.

 

  1. To formally confirm the permanent closure of 331 Bispham Road with effect from 1 March 2020 and to notify OFSTED accordingly.

 

  1. That the property be retained within the Children’s Services estate in the short term while alternative uses for the property be fully explored.

 


10/02/2020 - TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY REPORT 2020/21 ref: 1554    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

To recommend the Council:

 

  1. To approve the Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 including both the Borrowing and Investment Strategies which are set out in Annex C and Annex D to the Executive report.

 

  1. To adopt the Treasury Management Policy Statement, the three key principles and four clauses taken from CIPFA’s Treasury Management in Public Services Code of Practice and Cross Sectoral Guidance Notes (2017 Edition) and set out in Annex B to the Executive report.

 

  1. To approve the revised Prudential Indicators and limits for 2019/20 and the new Prudential Indicators and limits for 2020/21 – 2022/23 which are set out in Annex E to the Executive report.

 

4.      To approve the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement for 2020/21, which will ensure a prudent Minimum Revenue Provision charge in the annual statement of accounts. The policy is set out in Annex F to the Executive report.


10/02/2020 - CAPITAL STRATEGY 2020/21 to 2022/23 ref: 1553    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

To recommend to the Council to approve the Capital Strategy 2020/21 to 2022/23 incorporating the Property Investment Strategy 2020/21.

 

 


10/02/2020 - CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2020/21, 2021/22 AND 2022/23 ref: 1552    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

To recommend to Council:

 

1.      To approve the Capital Programme for 2020/21 as set out at Appendices A and B.

 

  1. To adopt the Single Capital Pot approach as outlined in Section 4 with a top slice of 12.5% to allow for investment in key priority areas and overspends that are not otherwise fundable (reference paragraph 4.2).

         

  1. To approve the Capital Prudential Indicators as identified in Appendix C.

 

  1. To agree that Executive approval will continue to be required for all Prudential borrowing schemes (reference paragraph 3.1).

 


10/02/2020 - GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET 2020/21 ref: 1551    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

  1. To recommend to Council a budget saving of £200,000 from further joint working of Blackpool Waste Services Limited trading as Enveco with internal waste services (ref. paragraphs 7.1 and 7.2 and line 24 of Appendix 2).

 

(Councillor Kirkland having declared a prejudicial interest left the room during consideration of this decision.)

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the £5,922,000 Social Care Grant is allocated in full to Children’s Social Care (ref. paragraph 4.7).

 

  1. To recommend to Council the level of net expenditure for the draft General Fund Revenue Budget 2020/21 of £142,084,000 (ref. paragraph 6.2).

 

  1. To recommend to Council a level of budget savings of £19.45m (£19.65m minus £200,000 approved at decision 1). (ref. paragraphs 7.1 and 7.2 and Appendix 2).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the Chief Executive be authorised to take any necessary steps to ensure all staffing savings are achieved (ref. paragraph 8.1).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the target level of working balances remains at £6m (ref. paragraph 10.4).

 

  1. To consider any further facts, information and stakeholder feedback which may emerge and report the details to the meeting of the Executive on 4 March 2020.

 


07/02/2020 - FEES AND CHARGES FOR LEISURE AND PARKS SERVICES 2020/2021 ref: 1549    Recommendations Approved

The proposed Community and Environmental Services fees and charges for Leisure and Parks Services for 2020/2021.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion and Leisure

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

1.      To agree the Community and Environmental Services proposed fees and charges for Leisure and Parks Services 2020/2021, detailed in Appendix A.

 

2.      To agree that the fees and charges above can be amended as per the published officer decision of the Director of Community and Environmental Services so that the service can utilise flexible pricing models and respond to demand.

 


07/02/2020 - ADULT SOCIAL CARE FEES AND CHARGES 2020/21 ref: 1548    Recommendations Approved

To consider the 2020/21 proposed fees and charges for Adult Social Care services as detailed in the accompanying fees and charges schedules.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

To agree the 2020/21 proposed fees and charges for Adult Social Care services as set out in Appendix A.

 


07/02/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1547    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2019/2020. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Cain and Hobson of Bloomfield Ward have requested £560 as funding to the Highways Department to remove the current pedestrian guard rails and replace with barriers to prevent scooter users cutting through the guard rails in a dangerous manner at the location of the alleyway between Central Drive and Henry Street.

 

Councillors Burdess and Hutton of Clifton Ward have requested:

(i)£248.99 as funding to Mereside and Friends in Action for raffle prizes, DJ, Santa, and selection boxes for those attending the Christmas Lights Switch On Event at Mereside Boys and Girls Club in December 2019.  This is a retrospective application due to the Pre Election Period.

(ii)£1,820 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of alley gates at 24-26 June Avenue.

 

Councillors Brookes and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested £1,585 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of an alley gate at Sedburgh Avenue to improve security and prevent fly tipping in the area.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £30.37 as funding to Blackpool Coastal Housing to provide a buffet meal for the residents using the Lostock Community Centre at an Open Day to promote community engagement. This application is submitted as a solo application due to Cllr Mrs Henderson MBE being unable to provide a signature due to her current illness.

 

Councillors Mrs Callow and P Callow of Norbreck Ward have requested £615 as funding to Norbreck Primary Academy to help pay for the coach travel for the school choir to perform at The Royal Festival Hall, London.

 

Councillors O’Hara and Robertson BEM of Waterloo Ward have requested £100 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for one day’s work for the Community Payback Team to clear weeds and debris in an area to the rear of odd numbered properties on Stamford Avenue.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the Council agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


05/02/2020 - GUARANTEE BY BLACKPOOL COUNCIL TO ENTER INTO A GUARANTEE AGREEMENT WITH LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AS ADMINSISTRATORS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME ref: 1546    Recommendations Approved

A formal contract to be entered into between Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council, guaranteeing the performance of Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) Limited being a member of the Lancashire Pension Fund.  This formalises an existing arrangement whereby Blackpool Council as ‘parent company’ of BCH effectively underwrites all of the latter’s liabilities.  By doing so BCH will not be penalised by having to pay a risk premium on its employer’s pension contributions.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from: 05/02/2020

Decision:

To authorise the Council to enter in the Admissions Agreement in respect of participation of Blackpool Coastal Housing Limited in the Lancashire Pension Fund.


31/01/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1543    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2019/2020. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Clapham and Wilshaw of Bispham Ward have requested £1,160 as funding to the Illuminations Department for the supply and installation of 29 small Christmas trees for various businesses along Red Bank Road.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £420 as funding to Park Community Academy for the purchase of a pool table and other resources for the school’s Youth Club.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


03/02/2020 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2 FEBRUARY 2020 ref: 1545    Recommendations Approved

The Head of Licensing Service deals with a number of requests for licences under the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act and other pieces of legislations. Details of the licences, applied for and granted are outlined in the report.

Decision Maker: Head of Licensing Service

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 03/02/2020

Decision:

The Head of Licensing Service agreed to grant the licences as set out in the attached Appendices.