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Decisions published

25/03/2020 - APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS TO ENFORCE THE BUSINESS CLOSURE REGULATIONS ref: 1600    Recommendations Approved

To consider the appointment of officers to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure)(England) Regulations 2020.

 

Decision Maker: Head of Legal Services

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

That the officers listed at below be appointed to enforce the Business Closure Regulations and to take such action as is necessary to enforce a closure or restriction imposed by those regulations.

 

Tim Coglan

Lee Petrak

Dave Verity

Oliver Watts

Karl Bischoff

Jennifer Clayton

Nicola Helm

Carolyn Bland

Lindsay Milner

Sarah Longden

James Blackburn

Douglas Peterson

Jon Yates

 


25/03/2020 - WARD GRANT ref: 1599    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 Blackburn and G Coleman of Brunswick Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader (Place and Tourism)

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

The Deputy Leader agreed as an urgent decision, exempt from call in, to agree the recommendation listed above namely:

 

To authorise the request, as submitted.

 


25/03/2020 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 22 MARCH 2020 ref: 1597    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: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

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

 


25/03/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1598    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 Galley and T Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Councillors Cain and Hobson of Bloomfield Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Councillors Burdess and Hutton of Clifton Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors R Scott and Wing of Greenlands Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Councillors Brookes and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. This application has been submitted as a solo application due to Councillor Mrs Henderson MBE’s present health situation.

 

Councillors Cross and Farrell of Ingthorpe Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Councillors D Coleman and Stansfield of Marton Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors Callow and Mrs Callow of Norbreck Wad have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

 

Councillors Campbell and Kirkland of Park Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Councillors Baker and Roberts of Stanley Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors Cox and Walsh of Squires Gate Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors Hugo and Smith of Talbot Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time.

 

Councillors D Scott and Mrs Scott of Warbreck Ward have requested £2,658 as urgent funding for the set-up of “Shop 4 All in Need” a project organised by the Fylde Coast Hindu Society to provide voluntary support for vulnerable residents self-isolating. The funding would cover administrative costs for the coordination of volunteers.

 

Councillor O’Hara and Robertson BEM of Waterloo Ward have requested £500 as urgent funding to the Blackpool Food Partnership for the purchase of provisions which are needed for the whole community at this present time. 

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the Council agreed as an urgent decision, exempt from call in, to agree the recommendation listed above namely:

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


23/03/2020 - EMERGENCY DELEGATION OF POWERS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ref: 1589    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed as an urgent decision, exempt from call in, the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To note, and support on behalf of the Council, that the Chief Executive has agreed that a major incident should be declared for Blackpool Council on the grounds that the definition of a major incident as laid out in the ‘Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles’ (JESIP) has been met along with the definition of an ‘Emergency’ as laid out under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. 

 

  1. Further to decision 1 to agree, as an emergency measure, to delegate all urgent Executive decision making to the Chief Executive or, in his absence or unavailability, the Director of Resources or in his absence or unavailability, any of the Council’s Directors, in relation to their areas of responsibility. This decision making to be in response to issues caused directly or indirectly from the Coronavirus pandemic and would protect citizens in regard to public safety. This delegation to be reviewed at the next formal Executive meeting, or if necessary by the Leader of the Council prior to the next Executive meeting (e.g. if a number of Chief Officers are indisposed).

 

  1. In relation to decision 2 above that (should the need arise) exemptions apply to contract procedure rules, access to information procedure rules, exemption from the forward plan and call in. Such exemptions to be recorded in a suitable and proportionate manner.

 

  1. To note that the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council (or if they are indisposed their senior representatives) will hold a weekly conference call with the three Opposition Group Leaders (Cllr Mrs Callow will have a dual role in this as Lead Scrutiny Member), to brief them on the current situation affecting the Council and any decisions taken or likely to be taken, seeking their views as appropriate.

 

  1. To agree that delegated authority is given to the Director of Governance and Partnerships and Head of Democratic Governance to authorise applications for ward funding.

 


23/03/2020 - FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE MONITORING AS AT MONTH 10 2019/20 ref: 1596    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

1.         To note the report.  

 

2.         To continue to lobby Government (HM Treasury, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Education in particular) along with local authority peers, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services for significantly more funding to cope with the soaring demand and new burdens presenting in Children’s Services.

 

3.         To agree that the Growth and Prosperity overspend is to be funded from Earmarked Reserves in 2019/20 and recovered in 2020/21 under the ‘Cash Limited Budgeting’ regime.

 

4.         To require the respective directors and Director of Resources to continue to closely monitor and manage service financial and operational performances, specifically Children’s Services but also Growth and Prosperity, Strategic Leisure Assets, Concessionary Fares and Parking Services.

 


23/03/2020 - PROVISION OF A BUSINESS LOAN ref: 1595    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 28/03/2020


23/03/2020 - PROVISION OF A BUSINESS LOAN TO BLACKPOOL AIRPORT OPERATIONS LIMITED ref: 1594    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 28/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To authorise the provision of a £1m business loan to Blackpool Airport Operations Limited (BAOL) over a 25 year repayment term towards essential capital investment at Blackpool airport.  

 

  1. To provide authority for the Head of Legal Services to prepare legal documentation for the loan facility.

 

  1. To delegate authority to the Chief Executive and the Business Loans Panel to finalise any legal conditions.

 


23/03/2020 - CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT - DEVELOPMENT OF A FOUR STAR HOTEL AND INTERCONNECTION OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ref: 1592    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 28/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

1.      To agree the additional forward funding required for the development of the hotel and infrastructure, on the basis of the Hotel earnings covering the Prudential Borrowing costs, including the acquisition and demolition cost detailed in EX24/2016 and EX59/2016.

 

2.      To delegate authority to the Chief Executive to vary the forward funding agreements with Muse for the construction of the Holiday Inn Hotel and underpass to reflect the additional cost and scope of the work.  

 

3.      To agree that the two decisions above update EX59/2016.  

 


23/03/2020 - RELEASE OF LAND FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ref: 1593    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 28/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

  1. To agree that Appendix 5a, to the Executive report, summary of offers received for Ryscar Way is not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

  1. To approve the disposal to Bidder A for land at Ryscar Way Blackpool and delegate contractual matters to the Director of Communication and Regeneration, subject to the completion of an appraisal as to the feasibility of the development of the land for social housing by one of the Council’s wholly owned companies.

 

  1. To delegate authority for the use of land at Bispham Road Blackpool to the Director of Communications and Regeneration, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business Enterprise and Job Creation and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare reform and subject to the completion of an appraisal as to the feasibility of development of the land for social housing by one of the Council’s wholly owned companies.

 

  1. To delegate authority for the disposal of land at Blackpool Road, Poulton le Fylde to the Director of Communications and Regeneration, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business Enterprise and Job Creation.

 

  1. To delegate to the Director of Communications and Regeneration to make any payments as necessary to the developers or for infrastructure works from the ring fenced grant funding received from the One Public Estate programme for the use on these three sites only.

 

  1. To authorise the Head of Legal Services to prepare legal documentation and enter into appropriate documents as necessary to complete any transactions.

 


23/03/2020 - EXECUTIVE/SCRUTINY PROTOCOL ref: 1590    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

To endorse the revised Executive/Scrutiny Protocol attached at Appendix 2a, to the Executive report, and recommend to Council that the protocol be approved as part of the Constitution.

 


23/03/2020 - THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LANCASHIRE AND BLACKPOOL REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY. ref: 1591    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 28/03/2020

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To confirm, in line with previous decisions, to merge the delivery of the Council’s Adoption Agency to form a Regional Adoption Agency with and hosted by Lancashire County Council from 1 April 2020.

 

  1. To agree to transfer the current Blackpool Council funding of £997,816 for running the Council’s Adoption Services into the Regional Adoption Agency pooled budget. 

 

 

  1. To delegate authority to the Head of Legal Services to sign off any required legal agreement on behalf of the Council.

 

 


20/03/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1588    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 Galley and T Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested £2,445 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and installation of an electronic awning to the rear and side doors of Anchorsholme Library Café.

 

Councillors Clapham and Wilshaw of Bispham Ward have requested £876.45 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and supply of 6 Kiddie Cut Out School Signs for Westcliffe Primary Academy to reinforce road safety outside the school.

 

Councillors Benson and Mitchell of Layton Ward have requested £2,523.40 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a large sustainable Christmas Tree on the traffic island at the junction of Westcliffe Drive, Talbot Road and Layton Road.

 

Councillors Cox and Walsh of Squires Gate Ward have requested

(i)£876.45 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and supply of 6 Kiddie Cut Out School Signs for Roseacre Primary Academy to reinforce road safety outside the school.

(ii)£1,720 as funding to 23rd St Mary’s Scout Group for the purchase of a new “Mess Tent” for the scout camps.

 

Councillors Baker and Roberts of Stanley Ward have requested £2,629.35 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and supply of 6 Kiddie Cut Out School Signs for Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School, St Nicholas Primary School and Marton Primary School to reinforce road safety outside the school.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 


20/03/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1587    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:

(i)£1,500 as funding to Donna’s Dream House Snowdrop Centre towards the improvement of the disabled access and hoist at the Bereavement Centre, together with the purchase of more Snowdrop bulbs for planting in Stanley Park.

(ii)£820.32 as funding to New Revoe Residents Association to purchase sound equipment to be used by the Revoe-Lution Community Choir.

(iii)£841.14 as part funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a sustainable Christmas Tree outside Revoe Library together with Tyldesley and Victoria Wards.

 

Councillors Taylor and L Williams of Claremont Ward have requested £90 as funding to Spencer Court Lunch Club to help set up the new club with food and utensils.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £100 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for one days’ work by the Community Payback Team to clear the alleyway between Highfield Road and Margate Avenue.  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 Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £841.13 as part funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a sustainable Christmas Tree outside Revoe Library together with Bloomfield and Victoria Wards.

 

Councillor Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested £841.13 as part funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a sustainable Christmas Tree outside Revoe Library together with Bloomfield and Tyldesley Wards

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


20/03/2020 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1586    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 Galley and T Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested £876.45 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and supply of 6 Kiddie Cut Out School Signs for Anchorsholme Primary School to reinforce road safety outside the school.

 

Councillors Taylor and L Williams of Claremont Ward have requested £237.36 funding to Claremont Park Community Centre for the purchase of 20,000 dog bags for use in the Claremont area.

 

Councillors R Scott and Wing of Greenlands Wards have requested £452.38 as funding to the Environmental Services Department for the purchase and installation of a general waste bin at the junction of Devonshire Road and Warbreck Hill Road.

 

Councillors D Coleman and Stansfield of Marton Ward have requested:

(i)£876.45 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and supply of 6 Kiddie Cut Out School Signs for Stanley Primary School to reinforce road safety outside the school.

(ii)£44 as funding to the Highways Department to provide and erect 2 “Community Concern Speed Area” signs on Preston Old Road.

 

Councillors Baker and Roberts of Stanley Ward have requested:

(i)£310 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the reinstatement of the previously removed alley gateat Stanmore Avenue at the request of all residents in this area.

(ii)£2,340 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of an alley gate at Southworth Avenue.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £5,000 as funding to the Heritage Service for the Blackpool History Centre to purchase a new micro film reader and printer.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 


18/03/2020 - ESTATES FEES AND CHARGES ref: 1585    Recommendations Approved

To consider fees and charges proposals for 2020/21 for the Estates service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Job Creation

Decision published: 18/03/2020

Effective from: 24/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To approve the fees and charges for the Estates service as outlined at Appendix A with effect from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

 

  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.

 


11/03/2020 - TENDER PROCESS TO OBTAIN PROPOSALS AND APPOINT AN OPERATOR FOR THE FUTURE USE OF THE GOLDEN MILE CENTRE ref: 1584    Recommendations Approved

To agree and authorise the completion of a tender exercise to allow the identification of a potential operator to work with the Council to propose optimal future uses for the building complex known as the Golden Mile, Blackpool Promenade, to include potential redevelopment proposals and future operating agreement for any new development.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communications and Regeneration

Decision published: 17/03/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

That agreement and authorisation be provided, allowing the completion of a tender exercise to identify a potential Operator to work with the Council to propose optimal future uses for the building complex known as the Golden Mile, Blackpool Promenade, to include redevelopment proposals and potential future operating agreements for any new development.      

 


16/03/2020 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 15 MARCH 2020 ref: 1583    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: 16/03/2020

Effective from: 16/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

 


16/03/2020 - Provision of Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Capital works Lot 1 Day to Day Electrical Repairs and Maintenance £0 - £1,000 Lot 2 Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Capital Works £1,000 - £50,000 ref: 1582    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the outcome of the recent tender exercise undertaken for the provision of Day to Day Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Capital Works

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 16/03/2020

Effective from: 16/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the appointment of the suppliers named below.

 

Lot 1 Day to Day Electrical Repairs and Maintenance £0 - £1,000

 

  • Jack Cunliffe (Blackpool) Ltd

 

Lot 2 Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Capital Works £1,000 - £50,000

 

  • Jack Cunliffe (Blackpool) Ltd
  • J&J Electrical Services Ltd
  • Technical and Electrical Services Ltd

 


16/03/2020 - JANITORIAL SUPPLIES ref: 1581    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the outcome of the recent tender exercise undertaken for the provision of Janitorial Supplies.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 16/03/2020

Effective from: 16/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the appointment of Arrow County Supplies, Shropshire, for the provision of these services.