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01/07/2020 - Former Seabridge Centre, Newcastle -under-Lyme (exemption paragraph 5) ref: 1843    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 01/07/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 07/07/2020


01/07/2020 - County Farm Holding No. 47, Plardiwick Estate, Gnosall - Proposed sale of 51.92 Acres (exemption paragraph 3) ref: 1842    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Property Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 01/07/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 07/07/2020


18/06/2020 - Additional Highway Maintenance Funding Allocation ref: 1841    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 18/06/2020

Decision:

Additional works to be added to the annual highway maintenance capital programme that was approved by Cabinet on 15 April 2020 and agreed by Cllr Helen Fisher (Cabinet Member for highways and Transport). This follows confirmation by the Department for Transport (DfT), on 14 May 2020, that the final year of the Pothole Resilience Action Fund and 20/21 Challenge Fund would be allocated to the County Council by formula grant. This amounts to an additional in-year capital maintenance grant funding allocation of £3.143m for Staffordshire.


?Targeted Schemes ?£,000
?Drainage Improvements, Beacon Road, Rolliston ?250
?Drainage Improvements, Croxden Lane, Croxden * ?250
?Retaining Walls repairs, A523 Waterhouses and
Andrew Place, Newcastle ?60
?Vehicle Restraint Systems at Peacock Hay Road, Talke and
A34 London Road Island, Newcastle * ?100
?Embankment stabilisation, Church Lane, Rugeley ?25
?Targeted Programmes
?Winter 2019 Landslips, Countywide ?620
?Drainage improvement works, Countywide ?300
?Hot-spot patching works, Countywide ?300
?Resurfacing / structural maintenance schemes, Countywide ?1238
Total: 3143

* Provisional allocations: Alternative funding is currently being sought, which if successful will allow these provisional allocations to be redistributed equally to additional priority drainage improvements and hot-spot patching programmes.

Lead officer: Vicki Sandells


18/06/2020 - Emergency Start Back PPE for Businesses ref: 1840    Recommendations Approved

To make an allocation of £90,000 for the delivery of Emergency Start Back PPE signposting and the distribution of 2,000 free Emergency Start Back PPE Packs for Micro Businesses (9 employees or less) in priority sectors who work in close proximity and unable to maintain social distancing


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


17/06/2020 - Economic Recovery, Renewal & Transformation Strategy ref: 1837    Recommendations Approved

The COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact on the local, national and global economy, whilst also presenting opportunities for the future development of the Staffordshire economy. It is important that Staffordshire County Council is able to articulate what it wants to achieve for the economy of Staffordshire through the national recovery process. As such our draft Economic Recovery, Renewal & Transformation Strategy sets out our priorities for the next five years to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequently recover, renew and transform the local economy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

 

“The role of the county council is central to supporting everyone during these changing times, and indeed the recovery and renewal of our economy is already under way.

 

As well as continuing to invest in the conditions all businesses need to thrive, the current situation has also presented us with opportunities to further develop the Staffordshire economy by supporting the creation of those clean, digital, highly productive businesses that will provide the jobs of the future.

 

Our five-year Economic Recovery and Renewal Strategy is a roadmap to regrowth and a renewed economic landscape. It includes our approach to supporting new businesses to become established, robust and thrive. Including the refurbishment of previously unused parts of the in-demand Cannock Chase Enterprise Centre, and the expansion of the Silverdale centre to create much needed extra workshop space.”

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

Reasons for the Decision To consider the Council’s Economic Recovery, Renewal and Transformation Strategy which sets out its priorities for the next five years to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequently recover, renew and transform the local economy. 

 

Decision – (a) That the Economic Recovery, Renewal and Transformation Strategy be approved.

 

(b) That the Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Cabinet Member for Learning and Employment take the Strategy to the next available Prosperous Select Committee for consideration and input.

 

(c) That the Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Cabinet Member for Learning & Employment and Director for Economy, Infrastructure & Skills be authorised to continuously review the Strategy due to changes in economic circumstances.

 

(d) That, working with those Cabinet Members with associated responsibilities, the Director for Economy, Infrastructure & Skills be authorised to progress the development of supporting delivery plans, working with our partners as appropriate.

 

(e) That, as part of the delivery of the Strategy, the progression of the extensions to the Cannock Chase and Silverdale Enterprise Centres, including investment of £355,850 from Staffordshire County Council borrowing and £150,000 for the Cannock Chase scheme from the joint County Council and Cannock Chase District Council Pye Green Investment Fund, be approved.

 

(f) That Cabinet Members communicate the new £0.360m Staffordshire County Council start-up support scheme with their communities and across the county to maximise the benefit of the scheme in supporting people at risk of redundancy to start their own business.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Anthony Hodge


17/06/2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on SCC Communities, Economy, and Organisational and Recovery Approaches ref: 1836    Recommendations Approved

This report details the impact of COVID-19 on the Local Authority services and it's plans for recovery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

Philip Atkins

 

 

 

“Throughout this pandemic, the people of Staffordshire have pulled together to help keep people safe, protect the vulnerable and support one another.

 

While the shadow of Covid-19 will undoubtedly be felt for some time, it is the resilience and spirit of Staffordshire people which will help us bounce back from this crisis.

 

It is great to see 99 per cent of our primary schools reopen to more pupils and all our secondary schools offering some face to face support for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.

 

We have also seen more people back at work, more businesses reopening their doors and our town centres gradually welcoming back shoppers this month.

 

However, as a county council we know that there is still much hard work to be done in helping keeping our communities safe as lockdown restrictions are lifted further and also in helping this county not only recover from the impact of Covid-19 but also to shape a brighter future for both residents and businesses.”

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider details of the approach that Staffordshire County Council is to take to its planning and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic together with the learning that has been taken from the response phase, the high-level priorities for recovery across the council and the progress against these.

 

Decision (a) That the approach to recovery be noted and endorsed.

 

(b) That the approach to understanding the impact of COVID-19 be endorsed

 

(c) That the high-level priorities and plans from each of the recovery areas (contained in appendices 2-9 of the report) be endorsed.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janene Cox, Andrew Donaldson


17/06/2020 - Final Financial Outturn Report for 2019/20 ref: 1838    Recommendations Approved

To update Cabinet with the final financial position for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

 

 

 

 

“This report covers the last financial year and the period when the authority first began helping those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic so, as a result, does not begin to reflect the millions of pounds subsequently spent in that direction.

 

However, it shows that despite the rising costs of care for older people and providing support to vulnerable children and young adults, the council has still been able to invest millions of pounds in more school places, highways and economic regeneration.”

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

“At a time when local authorities face great pressures, good management and investment of our resources means the county council has been able to balance the books, invest in Staffordshire’s future and keep some money for emergencies.

 

The longer-term implications for this authority, particularly around the rising costs of adult care and children’s services, remain a serious concern. We continue to work with Government to find answers to putting local government funding on a more sustainable footing.”

 

Mike Sutherland, Cabinet Member for Finance

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the final financial outturn position of the county council including delivery of the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

Decision – (a) That the final outturn position be noted.

 

(b) That the unspent Contingency sum of £4m be added to the Investment Fund previously established to fund commercial or other investments.

 

(c) That the capital financing arrangements, as set out in Appendix 3 to the report, including the capitalisation of transformational revenue expenditure, be approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Spain


17/06/2020 - Forward Plan of Key Decisions ref: 1839    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 15 July to 18 November 2020, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Provision of Apprenticeship Services

Name: Anthony Baines

Tel: (01785) 895984

Integrated Performance Report 2020-21 - Quarter 1

Name: Andrew Donaldson/ Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 278399/ 276354

Recommissioning of Home Care Services

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

The Award of the Service and Testing of Domestic Water Systems Framework Agreement

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

Treasury Management report for the year ended 31 March 2020

Name: Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 276354

Review of Future Use of Kingston Centre, Stafford

Name: Andrew Marsden/ Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 278787/

277228

Mitigation Plans for Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation

Name: Janene Cox

Tel: (01785) 278368

North Staffordshire Ministerial Direction for Nitrogen Dioxide - Project Update

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

Refurbishment of Council Owned Older People Nursing Home

Name: Andrew Jepps

Tel: (01785) 278557

Children’s and Families (including SEND) System Transformation

Name: Janene Cox

Tel: (01785) 278368

Waste Disposal Arrangements in the North of Staffordshire from 2025

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

Nexxus Trading Services Limited - Annual Report 2019/2020

Name: Dr Richard Harling/

Helen Riley

Tel: (01785) 278700/ 278580

Integrated Performance Report 2020-21 - Quarter 2

Name: Andrew Donaldson/ Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 278399/ 276354

 

 

 

 


17/06/2020 - Minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 3 June 2020 ref: 1835    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Decision – That the minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 3 June 2020 be received.


17/06/2020 - Leader's Update ref: 1834    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Decision – That the oral report of the Leader of the Council giving an update on a range of issues including the County Council’s ongoing response to Covid-19; how it will spearhead Staffordshire’s economic and social recovery from the pandemic; the need to stay alert and prevent the spread of the virus as the county and the country reopens; the three voluntary groups in Staffordshire who all received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this month; the peaceful Black Lives Matters protests across the county over the past fortnight and the need to ensure  that everyone in Staffordshire enjoys equality of opportunity, regardless of their race, creed, gender or sexuality; be noted.