Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday 21st April 2021 10:00am

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email: michael.bradbury@staffordshire.gov.uk

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113.

Decision notice of the meeting held on 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 31 March 2021 be approved.

114.

Leader's Update

Oral report of the Leader of the Council

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Decision – That the oral report of the Leader of the Council giving an update on a range of issues including Staffordshire’s covid rate being significantly below that for England and the West Midlands; vaccination rates in the county and Stoke-on-Trent being amongst the very best in the UK, extending the Council’s thanks to its staff, the community groups, businesses and individuals who stepped up to support our communities, people and our businesses, and also to doctors, nurses, police and other professionals for their courage and dedication; the need to continue to follow the government guidance on “hands, face, space and fresh air” and to get vaccinated; and the upcoming Staffordshire Day celebrations on Saturday 1st May when we celebrate all that’s great about our amazing county; be noted.

115.

Minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 7 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 447 KB

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Decision – That the minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 7 April 2021 be received.

116.

Update from Covid Member Led Local Outbreak Control Board pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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Reasons for the Decision – To consider an update from the COVID-19 Member Led Local Outbreak Control Board including the continuing fall in the number of cases of Covid in Staffordshire and across England, leading to the pressure on the NHS being largely abated; the completion of the first two steps on HM Government’s Roadmap from lockdown enabling schools to re-open, people allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six, shops opening, and outdoor hospitality resuming; the roll-out of the Covid vaccination programme with over 500,000 people in Staffordshire receiving a first dose, and 100,000 with a second dose; and concern about very rare side effects associated with the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine with people under 30 now being given the choice of one of the other vaccines available.

 

Decision – That the report be received.

117.

Staffordshire Means Back to Business

Oral Update by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills

 

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Decision – That the oral report of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills giving an update on “Staffordshire Means Back to Business” activity including the following matters be noted:

 

·       The Council’s on-going response to the Covid pandemic.

·       The UK economy being expected to return to normal levels by mid-2022.

·       Progress against the Government’s roadmap which has enable non-essential shops and other businesses such as pubs, theme parks and zoos to reopen.

·       The recent announcement by JCB of its largest order in the company’s 75 year history.

·       The creation of around 1,000 jobs at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock.

·       The commencement of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Business Loans Fund.

·       The development of programmes to support businesses across the County including;

 

-       Staffordshire 500, Apprentices Wage Support

-       Nil Cost Training for Employers Top Up Project

-       Small Business “To Thrive” Financial Support

 

118.

Integration and Innovation: Working Together to Improve Health and Social Care for All pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

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Reasons for the Decision – To consider the key aspects of the proposals contained in the HM Government White Paper published on 11 February 2021 together with the opportunities and risks they present to the Council.

 

Decision – (a) That the legislative proposals set out in the White Paper and the attendant opportunities and risks, be noted.

 

(b) That the Council begins preparing to implement the proposals in anticipation that they will become law.

 

(c) that the Council seeks opportunities to influence the development of the enhanced assurance framework.

119.

Framework Agreement for the Repair and Treatment of Flat Roofs and Associated Works pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Cabinet Member for Commercial Matters

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Reasons for the Decision – To consider proposals for the award and subsequent award of any call-off contracts under the Agreement for the Repair and Treatment of Flat Roofs and Associated Works.

 

Decision – (a) That the Staffordshire County Council (the “Council”) concludes its regulated procurement in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 for the Framework Agreement for the Repair and Treatment of Flat Roofs and Associated Works;

 

(b) That following the procurement process, the successful suppliers be appointed to the framework agreement for the period 1st December 2021 to 30th November 2024 and that dependent on the quality of their delivery, that the 12-month service extension be implemented to a final contract end date of 30th November 2025; and

 

(c) That the Director of Corporate Services be given delegated authority to:

 

(i) Approve the initial awards of the successful providers to the Framework Agreement, and approve entering into the Framework Agreement with successful providers;

 

(ii) Approve all subsequent awards of call-off contracts under this Framework Agreement and approve entering into the call-off contracts; and

 

(iii) (if applicable) approve the 1-year extension to the Framework Agreement in its 4th year.

120.

Integrated Performance Report 2020-21 - Quarter 4 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance

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Reasons for the Decision – To consider an overview of the County Council’s progress, performance and financial position in delivering against its Strategic Plan and Delivery Plan.

 

Decision – That the report be received.

121.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 19 May to 15 September 2021, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Public Health Contracts

Name: Anthony Bullock

Tel: (01785) 276649

Final Financial Outturn 2020/21

Name: Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 276354

Executive Responses for All Party Working Groups

Name: Andrew Donaldson

Tel: (01785) 278399

Community Support (including Domiciliary Care) and Community Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities

Name: Natasha Moody

Tel: 07976 191079

Child Exploitation and Missing Children & Young People Service

Name: Natasha Moody

Tel: 07976 191079

Future Delivery of Residential Replacement Care Services in Staffordshire (Learning Disabilities)

Name: Dr Richard Harling

Tel: (01785) 278700

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation Services

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2020/21

Name: Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 276354

Proposed 1FE Expansion at Oldfields Hall Middle School, Uttoxeter

Name: Tim Moss

Tel: (01785) 277963

Recommissioning of Care Home Services

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

 

 

122.

Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.

 

 

PART TWO

(All reports in this section are exempt)

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Decision – That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.

 

PART TWO

 

123.

Grant Award Expenditure - Green Homes Grant, Local Authority Delivery Scheme (GHG-LADS: Phase 2)

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing and Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change

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(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To seek approval for the spend of the grant allocation to

support the Government Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme (GHGLADS).

 

Decision – That the recommendations contained in the report be agreed.