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Decisions published

07/12/2021 - Provision of Office Furniture ref: 2004    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the outcome of the recent tender exercise undertaken for the provision of office furniture.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

Decision:

To approve the appointment of H. Jenkinson and Company Limited for the provision of Office Furniture.

 


07/12/2021 - WARD COUNCILLOR FUNDING ref: 2003    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £7,500 to each Ward Councillor covered for the financial year 2021/2022. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillor Hobson of Bloomfield Ward has requested £228.92 as a ward councillor funding donation to Community and Environmental Services for the purchase of Christmas lights for the community at Revoe Fairy Trail.

 

Councillor O’Hara of Waterloo Ward has requested £500 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Friends of Watson Road Park for the purchase and supply of a portable defibrillator for the users of the bowling green.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


07/12/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 2002    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £7,500 to each Ward Councillor covered for the financial year 2021/2022. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillor Taylor of Claremont Ward has requested:

(i)£503.96 as a ward councillor funding donation to The Magic Club for the provision of Christmas food and drinks at the Claremont community Christmas lights switch on event.

(ii)£165 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a sustainable Christmas Tree at Westminster School.

 

Councillor L Williams of Claremont Ward has requested £165 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a sustainable Christmas Tree at Westminster School.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Inclusion, Youth and Transience

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


06/12/2021 - FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE MONITORING AS AT MONTH 7 2021/22 ref: 2001    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 06/12/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To note the report.  

 

  1. To agree to transition out the Growth and Prosperity net revenue budget target over a 2-year period, 2022/23-23/24, with any proceeds subsequently realised from the existing work programme being directed to bolstering reserves and any new proceeds being retained by Growth and Prosperity for their re-investment [para 3.4 of the report].

 

  1. To require the respective directors and Director of Resources to continue to closely monitor and manage service financial and operational performances, specifically Growth and Prosperity, Children’s Services, Strategic Leisure Assets and Adult Services.

 

  1. To prompt the Scrutiny Leadership Board to continue to independently review the financial and operational performances of the services listed in decision 3.

 

  1. To continue to lobby central government (HM Treasury, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), Department for Health and Social Care, Department for Transport, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Department for Education in particular) along with local authority peers and networks and the Local Government Association for the funding necessary to cope with the demands and new burdens presenting as a result of both Covid and within Children’s Services.

 


06/12/2021 - BLACKPOOL TOWN DEAL: UPDATE ref: 2000    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 06/12/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To note the progress with Blackpool’s Town Deal programme.

 

  1. To delegate to the Chief Executive, after consultation with the  Leader of the Council and relevant Cabinet Members, the authority to sign off any supplementary agreements necessary for taking forward the Town Deal projects including but not limited to with Blackpool and Fylde College for the Multiversity, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service for Blackpool Central Courts relocation, and with Blackpool Football Club for the development of the Revoe/Southern Quarter Community Sports Village.

 


06/12/2021 - APPROPRIATION OF LAND FOR PLANNING PURPOSES AT KING STREET, BLACKPOOL ref: 1999    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 06/12/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To delegate authority to Director of Communications and Regeneration, to appropriate for planning purposes the Subject Land under section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 hereby invoking section 203 and section 204 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

 

  1. To delegate authority to the Director of Communications and Regeneration to deal with the settlement of any claims for compensation made pursuant to section 204 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 that may arise by virtue of the operation of the overriding power contained in Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

 

  1. To authorise the Head of Legal Services to enter into any such documentation as may be necessary to give effect to or flowing from the appropriation for planning purposes of the Subject Land.

 


06/12/2021 - COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME 2022/2023 ref: 1997    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 06/12/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

  1. To note the impact of the Scheme to date as set out in paragraphs 6.7 and 6.8 of the Executive report.

 

  1. To recommend Council to agree the Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022/23 as set out in Appendix 2c, to the Executive report.

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the reduction applied to working age claimants remains the same as the 2021/22 Scheme agreed by Council on 27 January 2021 and that the main elements and method of calculating awards will be the same.

 

  1. To recommend Council to agree to continue to operate a Discretionary Discount Policy to be awarded in cases of exceptional hardship as set out at Appendix 2a, to the Executive report. 

 

  1. To note at this point in time the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities may still issue changes to the known position for the Pensioner National Scheme. Required changes would be incorporated into the final Scheme presented for adoption at Council on 9 February 2022.

 

 

 


07/12/2021 - Fibrous Moulded Plaster Ceiling Surveys and Limited Remediation Services ref: 1998    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the outcome of the recent procurement exercise undertaken for the appointment of a Contractor to provide Fibrous Moulder Plaster Ceiling Surveys and Limited Remediation Works.

 

The contract is for annual surveying, condition reporting and the issuing of safety certification for heritage ceilings in public spaces in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Tower, Town Hall, Grundy Art Gallery and Central Library. 

 

The contract also allows for limited remediation works capped at a value of £25,000 per repair to cover any emergency situations or spot repairs requiring urgent attention. 

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 07/12/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

Decision:

To approve the appointment of Hayles and Howe Limited (Bristol).


06/12/2021 - BANKING SERVICES TENDER ref: 1996    Recommendations Approved

To approve the appointment of Barclays Bank PLC as the provider to deliver the Council’s banking services and related requirements.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 06/12/2021

Effective from: 06/12/2021

Decision:

To appoint Barclays Bank PLC to provide Banking services to the Council for a period of five years with an option of a further five years’ extension with effect from 1 April 2022.


06/12/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 5 DECEMBER 2021 ref: 1995    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: 06/12/2021

Effective from: 06/12/2021

Decision:

The Head of Licensing agreed to grant the licences as outlined in the attached Appendices.


01/12/2021 - WARD COUNCILLOR FUNDING ref: 1994    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £7,500 to each Ward Councillor covered for the financial year 2021/2022. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillor Hobson of Bloomfield Ward has requested £250 as a ward councillor funding donation to Ibbison Court Gardening Club and Café towards community Christmas meals for the elderly and vulnerable.

 

Councillor Benson of Layton Ward has requested £500 as a ward councillor funding donation to Blackpool Stanley Rugby League Club to provide Christmas food hampers for those families in need throughout Layton Ward.

 

Councillor M Mitchell of Layton Ward has requested £500 as a ward councillor funding donation to Blackpool Stanley Rugby League Club to provide Christmas food hampers for those families in need throughout Layton Ward.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Decision published: 01/12/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


01/12/2021 - WARD COUNCILLOR FUNDING ref: 1993    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £7,500 to each Ward Councillor covered for the financial year 2021/2022. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £426 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Illuminations Department for the lighting of a sustainable Christmas tree in Highfield Ward.

 

Councillor Benson of Layton Ward has requested £100 as a ward councillor funding donation for the purchase of selection boxes for children singing at the Layton Christmas Switch On Event.

 

Councillor Callow of Norbreck Ward has requested:

(i)£213 as a ward councillor funding donation to the IIluminations Department for the lighting of a sustainable Christmas tree in Norbreck Ward

(ii)£100 as a ward councillor funding donation to Norbreck Primary Academy for the purchase of new sustainable Christmas decorations for the school.

(iii)£3,883.75 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Highways Department for the annual clearing of the gullies in Norbreck Ward.

 

Councillor Sloman of Norbreck Ward has requested:

(i)£213 as a ward councillor funding donation to the IIluminations Department for the lighting of a sustainable Christmas tree in Norbreck Ward

(ii)£100 as a ward councillor funding donation to Norbreck Primary Academy for the purchase of new sustainable Christmas decorations for the school.

(iii)£3,883.75 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Highways Department for the annual clearing of the gullies in Norbreck Ward.

 

Councillor O’Hara of Waterloo Ward has requested £852 as a ward councillor funding donation to the Illuminations Department for the lighting of 2 sustainable Christmas trees Watson Road Park and Waterloo Road.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Decision published: 01/12/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


29/11/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS WEEK ENDING 28 NOVEMBER 2021 ref: 1992    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: 29/11/2021

Effective from: 29/11/2021

Decision:

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


26/11/2021 - BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUS CEILING - URGENT AND ESSENTIAL WORKS ref: 1991    Recommendations Approved

To seek delegated authority allowing the Director of Communications and Regeneration to undertake a scheme of urgent and essential works identified as required to the Blackpool Tower historic Circus ceiling, to include the completion of all due diligence associated with the project.

 

To obtain authority to allow the Head of Legal Services to enter into any such documentation as may be necessary and to consider and deal with such due diligence as may be required to provide for completion of the Scheme of urgent repairs identified as required to the Blackpool Tower historic Circus ceiling.

 

To request authority to complete the project-funding package through debt finance in the form of Prudential Borrowing, as detailed in the financial appendix to this report.   

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Decision published: 26/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

The Leader of the Council agreed as an urgent decision the following decisions:

 

  1. That the Director of Communications and Regeneration be provided with delegated authority to undertake a scheme of urgent and essential works identified as required to the Blackpool Tower Circus historic ceiling, to include the completion of all due diligence associated with the project and as set out in this report and financial appendix to this report.

 

  1. To authorise the Head of Legal Services to enter into any such documentation as may be necessary and to consider and deal with such due diligence as may be required to provide for completion of the scheme of urgent repairs identified as required to the Blackpool Tower historic Circus Ceiling.

 

  1. That authority is provided to complete the project-funding package through debt finance in the form of Prudential Borrowing, as detailed in the financial appendix to this report.  

 


26/11/2021 - PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER - Dog Control ref: 1990    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Public Space Protection Order Dog Controls, for a further 3 year period following the imminent expiry of current dog control orders on the 30 November 2021. Recognise the findings of the comprehensive public consultation exercise to consider if the current controls are fit for purpose to control dog behaviour and that of their owners for a further 3 years:

 

To recognise and agree that further controls to specific shared open space(s) predominately sports pitches identified in the public consultation are prioritised through awareness and education over the next 3 years.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Public Safety, Highways and Transport

Decision published: 26/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:

 

  1. To approve the Public Space Protection Order Dog Controls 2021 (Appendix 1) for a period of three years starting from 1st December 2021.

 

  1.  to delegate to the Head of Legal to seal and advertise the Order.

 

  1. In relation to the specific proposals: Consultation PSPO Dog Controls. (Appendix 2)

          To recognise consultation findings and agree to prioritise awareness and education to specific shared open space predominately sports pitches through community engagement and greater signage to encourage responsible dog behaviour on the basis of pick up or this space maybe included in future dog control Public Space Protection Orders.

 


25/11/2021 - PROVISION OF MECHANICAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE ref: 1988    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the outcome of the Aggregation Framework (NFC138) exercise undertaken by Crown Commercial Services for the Provision of Microsoft Licensing to the Council including Schools and appoint the winning bidder Computacentre (UK) Ltd.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

To approve the appointment of the supplier listed in 3.1 to deliver the Provision of Microsoft Licensing to the Council including Schools.