Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 4.00 pm

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

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

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31.

Decision notice of the meeting held on 17 August 2016 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 17 August 2016 be approved.

32.

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 County Council giving an update on a range of issues including the success of athletes from Staffordshire at both the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics; and Spanish automotive company Gestamp expanding to a new site in South Staffordshire; be noted.

33.

Stafford Western Access Route pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

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Mark Winnington

The Stafford Western Access Route is an essential part of Stafford’s ambitious growth plans. It will enable future development contained in the borough’s local plan to happen – notably the delivery of thousands of new homes and business, office and retail space. The route will unlock millions of pounds worth of future investment in Stafford. Future economic growth ensures people can access better paid jobs leading to more prosperous communities. These will also be places where there are more opportunities and people enjoy healthier more independent lives.

 

In addition the way councils are funding is changing. The introduction of 100 per cent business rate retention will lead to council becoming self-funding and major projects like this will support essential services.”

 

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

 

Reasons for the Decision – To update Cabinet on progress of the Stafford Western Access scheme and seeks to approval to progress the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the project.

 

Decision (a) That the content of the report, including the change in delivery strategy, progress and next steps, be noted.

 

(b) That authority be delegated to the Director of Strategy, Governance, and Change, in consultation with the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, to negotiate and agree a legal agreement (“Legal Agreement”) which locks in additional private sector investment.

 

(c) That subject to the completion of a satisfactory legal agreement which secures necessary funding, the County Council use its Compulsory Purchase Powers including the making of the necessary ‘orders’ for the Stafford Western Access Route as follows:

 

i. Compulsory Purchase Orders under Sections 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 in respect of the areas of land shown edged red on Plan 1, appendix B, to the report (excluding those areas of the existing highway network) on the basis that there is a compelling case in the public interest for making these Orders.

ii. Any necessary Side Roads Orders under Section 14 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980.

 

(d) That authority be delegated to the Director of Strategy, Governance and Change to acquire land for the Stafford Western Access Route by private treaty on behalf of the County Council.

 

(e) That the County Councils local contribution of £10.7m be approved; this will take the authority’s total contribution to £11.6m which includes costs associated with the preparation for Local Growth Deal 1.

34.

Home Care pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

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Alan White Image

“Demand for home care services is increasing nationally, and in Staffordshire we are tackling similar challenges.

 

We want to ensure people lead live healthy and happy lives at home for as long as possible and we want to offer people both flexibility and choice in the care they receive.”

 

People must be at the heart of every decision. By refocusing our approach, ending any disparities seen across different areas of the county, and tailoring our procurement to get the best value for money in every part of Staffordshire, we can ensure that every person using health and social care will receive quality services that promote their independence and lead to an improved quality of life.”

 

Alan White, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing.

 

Reasons for the Decision – To seek the approval of Cabinet for the commissioning approach and route to market for home care services.

 

Decision That:

 

(i)            An outcomes based model is adopted.

 

(ii)          Support planning / low level reviews are undertaken by providers within defined budget.

 

(iii)         Incentives for providers to seek alternatives to traditionally delivered care are delivered.

 

(iv)         Healthcare tasks will be undertaken only where they are ancillary to the social care support plan.

 

(v)          Alternative, cost effective provision of domestic tasks is sought as appropriate.

 

(vi)         CM2000 is maintained in the interim to provide financial continuity and assurance.

 

(vii)        That the route to market based on a ranked framework, supported by the use of pre-purchased rotas/block provision in some areas where there are supply issues, is agreed. This will enable commissioners to tailor procurement to the specific home care supply issues in different parts of the county.

 

(viii)      Delegated authority be given to the Director of Health and Care that following procurement the council will enter into appropriate contracts with the preferred provider(s).

 

35.

Future Operating Model for Staffordshire’s Arts Service pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters and Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment

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Preferred pic

 

Shire Hall is a landmark the heart of the county town and we’ve reached a moment where it makes sense to look again at the best ways of keeping it well-used, relevant to the community and generating an income for taxpayers.

 

We are committed to protect the Grade II* listed building for the people of Stafford, and to ensure it is used in the best way for local residents and the wider county.”

 

Ian Parry, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters.

 

Staffordshire has a strong cultural offer, with its archives and historical records, Libraries and Arts service and heritage attractions giving residents and visitors opportunities to learn, enjoy life and feel part of their community.

 

As the size and role of the County Council and its partners change, there is both a need and opportunity for local people to have more say and control over what is on offer in their communities.

 

This initiative will see the county’s arts activity provided more widely across the Staffordshire, targeting more people with flexible exhibitions in existing and different venues.”

 

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment.

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider a proposal to redefine the County Council’s Arts offer to realise a £62,000 Arts Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) saving and to using the space within the Shire Hall differently to generate an income stream for the County Council and offset the £100,000 pooled property MTFS saving.

 

Decision – (a) That the proposal for the Arts Service to vacate the Shire Hall and that the Arts Offer is remodelled to realise a net saving of £62,223, be agreed. (This will enable the Arts Service to achieve their full MTFS saving of £118,000 in 2017/18).

 

(b) That Strategic Property investigate alternative proposals for how the space in the Shire Hall can be used so that it is brought back into beneficial use and generates a revenue stream for the Council to offset the £100,000 pooled property MTFS saving.

36.

Decisions taken by Cabinet Members under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 207 KB

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Decision – That the following decisions taken by Cabinet Members under delegated powers be noted:

 

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving the procurement of Sexual Health Emergency Contraception services for South Staffordshire.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters

In approving, following a period of due diligence, the purchase of payroll and HR transactional services with a HR system from Liberata UK Ltd.

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

In approving that Amey be given approval to undertake design services for developers in accordance with the aspirations of the Infrastructure+ contract

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving a range of savings to the undermentioned health and care services in order to contribute to closing the £15m gap in the County Council’s finances that has arisen in year as a result of a loss of anticipated income from the Better Care Fund (BCF):

 

  • Carers’ services
  • Assistive technology, fixed equipment, adaptations and community equipment
  • Crisis support scheme
  • Loneliness and isolation support services
  • Direct payment support
  • Non-statutory advocacy services

 

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving an extension to Child Health and Wellbeing 0-5 years and Children’s Centres contracts.

Deputy Leader and

Cabinet Member for

Finance and

Corporate Matters

In approving a revised sale price for the sale of Plot G(2) i54.

Deputy Leader and

Cabinet Member for

Finance and

Corporate Matters

In approving the granting of Lease of Tamworth Youth Centre

 

 

37.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 19 October 2016 to 15 February 2017, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Penda Property Partnership – Partnership Plan and Strategic Asset Management Plan

Name: Jamie MacDonald

Tel: (01785) 277508

Infrastructure+

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Second Quarter Budget Monitoring Report

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Quarter 2 2016/17 Performance Report

Name: Lauren Jackson

Tel: (01785) 854561

Stafford Western Access Route

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Treasury Management Report for the Half-Year Ended 30 September 2016

Name: Tim Byford

Tel: (01785) 278196

Staffordshire Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan 2017

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2017-2022

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Quarter 3 2016/17 Performance Report

Name: Lauren Jackson

Tel: (01785) 854561

 

 

 

38.

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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RESOLVED - 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

 

The Cabinet then proceeded to consider reports on the following issues:

 

39.

Staffordshire Health and Care Update

Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

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(Exemption paragraph 3)

40.

Property Update

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Matters

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(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

 

Philip Atkins

Leader of the County Council