Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday 17th October 2018 11.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Shire Hall

Contact: Michael Bryant or Scott Wooldridge  01823 357628 Email: democraticservices@somerset.gov.uk

Note: THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC QUESTIONS FOR ITEM 8 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5PM ON MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

3.

Minutes from the meeting held on 12th September 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Cabinet is asked to confirm the accuracy of the minutes.

4.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Chair will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Cabinet’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may be taken at the time when each matter is considered.

Additional documents:

5.

Revenue Budget 2018/19 Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the report from the Director of Finance.

Decision:

DECISION

 

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix discussion the Cabinet resolved to note the contents of this report and request that the Senior Leadership Team undertakes further action to ensure that the projected overspend is reduced.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

6.

Corporate Performance report pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider the report from the Director of Corporate Affairs.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet resolved to:

 

  1. Note the information contained within this report.
  2. Consider that the proposed management actions already in place are adequate to improve performance to the desired level.
  3. Agreed this report and its appendices as the latest position for Somerset County Council against its Council Vision.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

7.

Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20+ - Initial Assessment and Proposed Approach pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the report from the Director of Finance

Decision:

DECISION

 

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet resolved to:

 

1. Notes the initial assessment of the funding gap for 2019/20, being £19m and note the proposed timetable for developing the MTFP and actions being taken to prepare proposals for change to address the funding deficiency and service pressures.

2. Agree to recommend to County Council that it approves the expansion of the Capital investment Programme in 2019/20 to commit a sum of up to £10m to facilitate the purchase of waste vehicles and depot infrastructure for the Somerset Waste Partnership, provided that it can be proved that this offers better value for money than the vehicles being supplied by the private sector provider.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

8.

Report of the Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee - Review of Cabinet Decision - CAF14a pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To review the decision agreed at Cabinet on 12th September 2018 regarding proposal for change CAF14a with reference to :

 

i)                the recommendations from the Scrutiny Committee for Policies, Children and Families following the completion of a call-in review of CAF 14a.

 

ii)               the officer report from the Director of Childrens Services (report to follow)

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

Following consideration of the Scrutiny recommendations and the supporting report from the Director of Childrens Services, the Cabinet agreed to confirm its decision of 12 September 2018 to implement the recommendations made in respect of proposal CAF-14a.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the Report of the Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee report and the Report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the Report of the Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee report and the Report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

9.

Fit for my future pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider the report from the Director of Public Health

Decision:

Following consideration of the officer report and discussion the Cabinet resolved to:

 

  1. Endorse the approach taken in the Case for Change, Fit for My Future, and continued engagement with the development of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
  2. Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health to lead progress on further engagement.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

10.

Proposed new primary school at Somerton - approval to award contract pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To receive the report from the Director of Commissioning

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix A, confidential appendix B and discussion the Cabinet resolved to:

 

  1. Approve the appointment of the preferred contractor set out in Appendix B through the Southern Construction Framework and to proceed with the delivery of a 14-class primary school (including 52 place Nursery) at Northfields, Somerton for September 2020 at a gross maximum project cost.
  2. Approve the gross maximum project cost as set out in Appendix B. These costs include allowances for IT and furniture as required.
  3. Agree the case for applying the exempt information provision and therefore to treat Appendix B in confidence, as it contains commercially sensitive information, and as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.
  4. Delegate the authority to the Head of Corporate Property and the County Solicitor to complete any necessary documentation to enter into a contract with the preferred contractor.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

11.

2017/18 Annual Customer Feedback Report pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider the report from the Director of Corporate Affairs

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet resolved to:

 

  1. Approve the 2017/18 Annual Customer Feedback report as set out in Appendix 1
  2. Authorise the Director of Corporate Affairs to publish the report on the Council’s website

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

12.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.

13.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A BREAK FOR LUNCH WILL BE TAKEN AT 1pm