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Decisions published

11/03/2019 - Blackpool Council's Co-ordinated School Admission Arrangements 2020-2021 - Policy Document ref: 1399    Recommendations Approved

To consider Blackpool Council’s Co-ordinated School Admissions Arrangements for 2020-2021.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Decision:

To agree the co-ordinated admission arrangements described within the attached policy document (Appendix A) for the 2020-2021 school year (September 2020 primary and secondary school and academy intakes).

 


11/03/2019 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10 MARCH 2019 ref: 1397    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: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Decision:

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

 


08/03/2019 - DESTINATION MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE ref: 1396    Recommendations Approved

The Destination Management Plan is produced by VisitBlackpool on behalf of Blackpool Council. It is intended to showcase recent investment that has been made in the visitor economy and set out new initiatives that are in the pipeline to help in the gradual repositioning of the resort. It is an essential marketing document that supports the Council’s stated ambition to be the UK’s number one resort.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Tourism, Economic Growth and Jobs)

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

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

 

To approve this updated place-making plan ahead of the start of the 2019 tourism season as attached at Appendix A. Noting that this is an interim document that will be used limited purposes prior to a full review of strategies and initiatives on tourism when a new Council is returned.

 

Lead officer: Philip Welsh


08/03/2019 - HIGHWAYS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES 2019/20 ref: 1394    Recommendations Approved

The proposed Community and Environmental Services fees and charges for Highways and Traffic Management for 2019/20.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Tourism, Economic Growth and Jobs)

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To agree to the proposed fees and charges for Highways and Traffic Management for 2019/20, which are detailed in Appendix ‘A’ with effect from the 1 April 2019 to the 31 March 2019.

 

  1. To agree that the fees charged can be varied by the Director of Community and Environmental Services, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Highways, as a result of market changes.

 


08/03/2019 - LIBRARY FEES AND CHARGES 2019-20 ref: 1393    Recommendations Approved

To consider proposed changes to fees and charges for the Library Service in 2019-20.

Alongside the general Library fees and charges, this includes a proposal to remove all fines for library customers from 1April 2019, and to have an amnesty of historic fines in order to further remove barriers to accessing Library services.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Tourism, Economic Growth and Jobs)

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

The Deputy Leader of the Council agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To approve the amended library fees and charges for 2019-20 as set out in Appendix A with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

  1. To agree to implement a removal of library fines and have a historic fines amnesty.

 

  1. To note that this means that all books that go overdue from 1 April 2019 will no longer incur any overdue charges. For note, the service will still retain the ability to charge customers for any items that are lost.

 

  1. To agree that all fines accrued up to 31 March 2019 will be wiped, and any outstanding charges sitting on individual accounts (e.g. for items lost) will also be cleared – this is the historic, amnesty element of the proposal.

 


08/03/2019 - OBJECTIONS TO THE BOROUGH OF BLACKPOOL (Osborne and Withnell Road - Permit Parking) (PERMIT PARKING) ORDER 2018 ref: 1395    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider a representation on the impact of introducing Residents Parking on Osborne and Withnell Road.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Highways

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member resolved as follows:

 

To proceed with the order as proposed.

 


06/03/2019 - FEES AND CHARGES 2019/20 - LICENSING SERVICE ref: 1391    Recommendations Approved

To consider the proposed fees and charges for the Licensing Service for 2019/20.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Tourism, Economic Growth and Jobs)

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

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

 

To approve the attached fees and charges for the Licensing Service for 2019/20 with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 as outlined in Appendix A.

 


06/03/2019 - ADOPTION OF BUILDINGS OF LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL AND/OR HISTORIC INTEREST ref: 1392    Recommendations Approved

To request adoption of the heritage assets attached at Appendix A and B onto the List of Buildings of Local Architectural and/or Historic Interest (Local List) as recommended by the Planning Committee on 5 February 2019.

 

 

 

 

                   

Decision Maker: Director of Communications and Regeneration

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

To adopt the heritage assets of Jubilee Gardens, Queens Promenade, and 93 Poulton Old Road onto the List of Buildings of Local Architectural and/or Historic Interest, as recommended by the Planning Committee on 5 February 2019.

 


05/03/2019 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1390    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2018/2019. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Blackburn and G Coleman of Brunswick Ward have requested:

(i)£600 as funding to South Shore Fire Cadets to support two Brunswick Fire Cadets with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

(ii)£1,104 as funding to Talbot and Brunswick Hub to help provide support services to families and individuals within Brunswick Ward.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Tourism, Economic Growth and Jobs)

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 09/03/2019

Decision:

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


05/03/2019 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1389    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2018/2019. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Galley and Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested:

(i)£4,000 as funding to the Street Scene Department for the purchase and installation of two new bus shelters within Anchorsholme Ward.

(ii)£1,000 as funding to the Library Service for the purchase of new children’s books for Anchorsholme Library.

(iii)£4,350 as funding to the Highways Department for provision of constructing a trench in East Pines Park for a CCTV camera pole and cable.

(iv)£3,538 as funding to the Community Safety Division for the supply and fitting of a new CCTV camera in East Pines Park.

(v)£2,640 as funding to the Street Scene Department for purchase and installation of 5 new litter bins a various locations within Anchorsholme Ward.

 

Councillors Cain and Hobson of Bloomfield Ward have requested £425.90 as funding to Bloomfield East Residents and Community Association to purchase a vacuum cleaner, computer printer and 8 folding plastic tables to assist with activities at the Association.

 

Councillors Hutton and L Taylor of Clifton Ward have requested £3,144.25 as funding to the Highways Department to support highway works to a section of the carriageway at the junction of Brantree Road and Bowness Avenue.

 

Councillors Ryan and Wright of Greenlands Ward have requested:

(i)£25,000 as funding to The Rock Gardens Group to support shelter alterations at the Rock Gardens, to include kitchen and toilet facilities.

(ii)£30 as part funding to the Library Service for the purchase of new books for Palatine and Revoe Libraries.

 

Councillors D Coleman and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested £1,200 as funding to South Shore Fire Cadets to support 4 Hawes Side Fire Cadets with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

 

Councillors Henderson MBE and Hunter of Highfield Wards have requested:

(i)£1,650 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of an alley gate between numbers 81 and 83 Ivy Avenue, to include £300 advertising costs.

(ii)£100 as funding to Molyneux Drive Community Association to support a social evening at the Association to raise funds for Hedgehog Rescue Blackpool.

(iii)£150.50 as funding to Molyneux Drive Community Association for payment for a TV Licence for the Community Centre.

Councillors Cross and Rowson of Ingthorpe Ward have requested £2,350 as funding to the Community and Environmental Services Department towards the repainting of road lines within Ingthorpe Ward.

 

Councillors Benson and Mitchell of Layton Ward have requested:

(i)£2,400 as funding to the Parks Department to paint playground markings on the newly resurfaced playground at Kingscote Park.

(ii)£1,672.08 as funding to the Highways Department to repaint the road markings around Layton Square roundabout and zebra crossing.

(iii)£347.24 as funding to Layton Primary School towards new reading books for KS1 pupils.

 

Councillors Elmes and Singleton of Marton Ward have requested £2,000 as funding to Blackpool Boccia Club to support the running of the sports club for disabled adults.

 

Councillor Campbell and Kirkland of Park Ward have requested £3,000 as funding to Redeeming Our Communities in support of a garden project a Grange Park.

 

Councillors Roberts and Stansfield of Stanley Ward have requested:

(i)£880 as funding to the Environmental Services Department for the purchase and installation of two new litter bins on Midgeland Road.

(ii)£5,000 as funding to Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Primary School towards the purchase of a polytunnel and plants as part of a healthy living project.

 

Councillors I Coleman and Smith of Talbot Ward have requested £3,300 as funding to the Parks Department towards maintenance works and tree planting on Newcastle Avenue.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested:

(i)£4,350 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of alley gates on Somerset Avenue, to include £300 advertising costs.

(ii)£1,000 as funding to Blackpool Art Society towards upgrading the Society studio, particularly the kitchen area.

 

Councillors D Scott and M Scott of Warbreck Ward have requested £841.40 as funding to Holy Family Catholic Primary School for the purchase of new books for pupils for home reading.

 

Councillors O’Hara and Robertson BEM of Waterloo Ward having requested £3,260 as funding to the Parks Department towards maintenance and replanting of the area outside the Waldorf Hotel.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 09/03/2019

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


05/03/2019 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3 MARCH 2019 ref: 1388    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: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Decision:

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


04/03/2019 - ESTATES AND VALUATIONS FEES AND CHARGES 2019/20 ref: 1387    Recommendations Approved

To consider fees and charges proposals for 2019/20 for the Estates and Valuations service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Economic Development

Decision published: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 08/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To approve the fees and charges for Estates and Valuations as outlined at Appendix A with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

  1. To agree that the fees charged can be reduced from these rates on the published Officer decision of the Director for Resources, following consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member.

 


04/03/2019 - CAR PARKING FEES AND CHARGES 2019/2020 ref: 1386    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Fees and Charges which apply to on and off street parking, residential and business permits for the forthcoming financial year 2019/2020.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Economic Development

Decision published: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 08/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

1.      To agree the schedule of on and off street parking tariffs for each parking area as set out within the attached schedule at Appendix A, subject to consultation, with effect from the 1 April 2019 to the 31 March 2020.

 

2.      To agree the schedule ofthe business and residential permit rates as set out within the attached schedule at Appendix A, subject to consultation, with effect from the 1April 2019 to the 31 March 2020.

 

3.      To agree that the fees charged can be reduced from these rates, for specific events or fixed periods of time, on the published officer decision of the Director for Communications and Regeneration, following consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member.

 


04/03/2019 - FEES AND CHARGES 2019/2020 - BUILDING CONTROL ref: 1385    Recommendations Approved

To consider the fees and charges for Building Control for 2019/2020.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Economic Development

Decision published: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 08/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To agree the revised fees payable as attached at Appendix A with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

2.      To agree the other fees and charges for Building Control as outlined at Appendix B with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, as a nil increase.