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15/01/2020 - Improving the Emotional Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in Staffordshire ref: 1737    Recommendations Approved

In approving the award of the contract (and subsequent mobilisation and service commencement from the 1 April 2020) for the children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing provision.



Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


20/01/2020 - Household Waste Contract Termination and Contract Award ref: 1736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

On Wednesday 18 December 2019, a confidential report was taken to Cabinet regarding the future contract arrangements for the 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and the Household Waste Transfer station at Fowlchurch Road, Leek.

Lead officer: Vicki Sandells


08/01/2020 - Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020 - 2025 ref: 1735    Recommendations Approved

To update Cabinet with progress on the Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

 

Philip Atkins

 

“The county council is entering 2020 in good shape – despite the huge challenges everyone in local government continues to face. We are leaner, working smarter and are more focused than ever to do whatever it takes to make the lives of people in Staffordshire more rewarding.

 

In 2020/2021 we have set out a plan which will allow us to protect increasing numbers of people eligible for care, but still invest in growing our economy and increasing opportunities for Staffordshire families.

 

The Prime Minister has said he wants to do more for the North and for the Midlands and together with our MPs will continue to lobby to make this happen and also to press for a long-term solution to key areas such as funding of care.

 

Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council

 

“In the last five years we have faced unprecedented financial challenges – with £62 million to save to stand even a chance of balancing our books – something we legally must do. The fact that we are on track to achieve this is nothing short of remarkable, but the challenges and decisions have been tough and remain so.

 

The pressures on care in particular are not only increasing but are also worryingly unpredictable making it very difficult to manage costs. That’s why it is hugely important that in terms of national funding for care, for children with special educational needs and for our declining roads – that 2020 is the year that we get this done.”

 

Mike Sutherland, Cabinet Member for Finance

 

Reasons for the Decision – To provide Cabinet with an update on the Strategic Plan which explains the Council’s vision of what it hopes to achieve for Staffordshire in the next four years and the ways the Authority will work with residents, communities, businesses and partners to make this a reality; and also the accompanying Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), which provides details of how the Council’s operations will be funded over the five year period 2020-2025.

 

Decision – (a) That, in respect of the Strategic Plan:

 

(i) The progress made regarding the update of the Strategic Plan 2018-2022 be noted.

 

(b) That, in respect of the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2020-25 and the 2020/21 revenue budget:

 

(i) the updates to the financial plans, as set out in the report, be noted;

 

(ii) the commitment to continue to deliver the cost reduction programme, as set out in Appendices 4a – 4d to the report, be endorsed;

 

(iii) the risks associated with these planned cost reductions, as set out in the report, be noted and that the Senior Leadership be requested to undertake the appropriate engagement arrangements required to deliver the cost reductions;

 

(iv) the draft revenue budget for 2020/21 be noted;

 

(v) it be noted that the Cabinet is to receive a further report later this month, once the details of the Local Government Finance Settlement are known, to recommend a Revenue Budget, MTFS and Council Tax to full council in February; and

 

(vi) the Corporate Review Committee be requested to scrutinise the proposed pressures and cost reduction options against the principles of a good and balanced budget.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Spain


08/01/2020 - Public consultation on the statutory proposal to expand Coton Green Primary School, Kipling Rise, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8LX. ref: 1733    Recommendations Approved

To agree for Staffordshire County Council to undertake a public consultation on the proposed expansion of Coton Green Primary School.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Divisions affected: Tamworth - Perrycrofts;


02/01/2020 - Victoria Community School Nursery Unit Annex- Proposed Transfer of Land (exemption paragraph 3) ref: 1730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020


02/01/2020 - Walton Hall School -Grant of Licence of Land (exemption paragraph 3) ref: 1729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020


02/01/2020 - County Farm Holding No. 5 Manor Farm - Proposed Letting (exemption paragraph 3) ref: 1732    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020


02/01/2020 - County Farm Holding No. 35 Haughton House- Proposed Letting (exemption paragraph 3) ref: 1731    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020


02/01/2020 - Land at Amington, Tamworth - Proposed Transfer of Site/Subsequent Lease to Academy ref: 1728    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

The Sub-Committee considered proposals to transfer land at Amington, Tamworth from Redrow Homes Limited to Staffordshire County Council in accordance with the Terms of a Section 106 Agreement to provide a Primary School and to subsequently grant a 125 year Lease of the site following construction of the School to the Academy Trust.

 

Members were informed that Mr Little, Local member for the area, had submitted representations in favour of the proposal and calling for the development to provide community facilities.   Brief discussion took place on the extent to which the Authority could request land from a Developer and on how the process for selecting an Academy Sponsor included consideration of commitment to the community.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the completion of the transfer of the site from Redrow Homes Limited to Staffordshire County Council in accordance with the Terms of the Section 106 Agreement as varied, and to the grant of a 125 year lease of the site following the construction of the primary school; such transfer being in compliance with Department of Education expectations for Academies.