Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: County Hall

Contact: Jo Watkins 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 13 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

2.

Cardiff Council Statutory Well-being report pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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3.

Strategic Plan to Deliver Excellent Outcomes for all our Children pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the Cardiff Children’s Services Strategy 2019 – 2022 be approved

 

4.

Local Authority Social Services Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the Local Authority’s Social Services Annual Report for 2018/19 be approved for consideration at Council

 

5.

Public Space Protection Orders - Dog Controls pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that

 

(i)            the responses to the consultation on the text of the draft Public Spaces Protection (Dog Controls) Order 2019 attached as Appendix E be noted;

 

(ii)           the Public Space Protection (Dog Controls) Order 2019 attached as Appendix A, be approved subject to any agreed amendments;

 

(iii)         an information report be submitted on this matter to Full Council on 18th July 2019; and

 

(iv)         the implementation arrangements as set out in the report be noted

 

6.

21st Century Schools, Band B: Early Years, Primary and Secondary School Provision to Serve Adamsdown and Splott pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that officers be authorised to consult on proposals to

 

      Discontinue St Albans R.C. Primary School from 31 August 2021;

 

      Increase the capacity of Baden Powell Primary School from 420 places (2 Forms of Entry) to 630 places (3 Forms of Entry), and reduce the age range of the school from 3-11 years to 4-11 years, from September 2021;

 

      Transfer Baden Powell Primary School to Tremorfa Park and replace the existing buildings with new build facilities with capacity to provide 630 places (3 Forms of Entry).

 

      Transfer Willows High School to Tremorfa Park and replace the existing buildings with new build accommodation, increasing the capacity of the school from 1,121 places (7.4 Forms of Entry) to 1,200 places (8 Forms of Entry)

 

      To establish post-16 provision for up to 250pupils within the new buildings;

 

      Increase the capacity of Tremorfa Nursery School from 112 places to 128 places and expand the range of services provided on site including Flying Start childcare and parenting support, within an Integrated Children’s Centre  on the existing  Tremorfa Nursery School site and the vacated St Albans R.C. Primary School site;

 

      Upgrade community facilities in the Splott Ward through the replacement of public open space at the former Willows High School site, significantly enhanced community facilities located on the new school site and replacement pitches for shared use with St Albans Rugby Club and the wider local community at Tremorfa Park.

 

      Note that officers will bring a report on the outcome of the consultation to a future meeting to seek authorisation as to whether to proceed to publish proposals in accordance with section 48 of The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.

 

7.

Corporate Risk Management - Quarter 4 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the content of the Corporate Risk Register be noted

 

8.

Draft Counter-Fraud and Corruption Strategy pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the Counter-Fraud and Corruption Strategy be approved

 

9.

Budget Strategy 2020/21 and the Medium Term pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that

 

(1)      the budget principles on which this Budget Strategy Report is based and the approach to meeting the Budget Reduction Requirement both in 2020/21 and across the period of the Medium Term Financial Plan within the context of the objectives set out in Capital Ambition be agreed.

 

(2)      directorates work with the relevant Portfolio Cabinet Member, in consultation with the Corporate Director Resources and Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance to identify potential savings to assist in addressing the indicative budget gap of £25 million for 2020/21 and £101 million across the period of the Medium Term Financial Plan.

 

(3)      Authority be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance, to implement any saving proposal in advance of 2020/21 where no policy recommendation is required or where a policy decision has already been taken.

 

(4)      It be noted that work will continue to update and refresh the MTFP and that this will be reported to Members as appropriate. 

 

(5)      expressions of interest be sought from officers in respect of the voluntary redundancy scheme, in order to support the delivery of savings required in the report.

 

(6)      Council be recommended to agree the Budget Timetable Framework set out in Appendix 2 be adopted, and that the work outlined be progressed with a view to informing budget preparation.

 

(7)      consultation on 2020/21 budget proposals take place in order to inform the preparation of the draft 2020/21 Budget.

 

10.

Annual Complaints Report pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the contents of the report be noted

 

11.

Review of Cardiff Works and Matrix agency provision pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: that a direct award to current provider Matrix SCM Ltd (for agencies services) for a period of 12 months be approved. The duration of this direct award will be from 8th September 2019 to 7th September 2020.

 

12.

HMO Licensing Renewal pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that

 

1.            the Shared Regulatory Service be authorised to undertake the required statutory consultation for the re-declaration of the Plasnewydd Additional Licensing Scheme.

 

2.            Officers be authorised to inform Welsh Government of the Council’s support for the proposed expansion of Mandatory HMO licensing, as in England but to also include “poorly converted buildings”.

 

3.            It be noted that such an expansion will have resourcing implications, only some of which will be recoverable from HMO licence fee income.

 

 

13.

Indoor Arena pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that

 

i)       the preliminary due diligence set out in the appendices to this report undertaken since the last report presented to Cabinet on the Indoor Arena in November 2018 be noted

 

ii)      authority be delegated to the Director of Economic Development in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached at Confidential Appendix 4 relating to the acquisition of the Red Dragon Centre site and to report back to Cabinet before any legal agreements are entered into.

 

iii)     Authority be delegated to the Director of Economic Development in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to deal with all aspects of the procurement of a developer/operator consortium for delivery of the new Indoor Arena subject to the approval of the preferred bidder by Cabinet at a later meeting. 

 

iv)     authority be delegated to the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to commission an independent review of the Full Business Case, including the implications of any land assembly requirements, to be presented back to Cabinet as part of its consideration of the Full Business Case in due course.