Agenda and decisions

Venue: Boardrooms 3-5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ

Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Head of Executive and Member Services  020 8937 5446 Email: thomas.cattermole@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 May 2019 as a correct record.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Petitions (if any)

To discuss any petitions from members of the public, in accordance with Standing Order 66.

6.

Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any)

To consider any reference reports from any of the Council’s three Scrutiny Committees.

6a

Service Provision on Estates in Brent: Overview and Scrutiny Task Group pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The report presents an update on the recommendations arising from the Service Provision on Estates Task group which were agreed by the Housing Scrutiny Committee.

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Decision:

RESOLVED: That the report, and recommendations detailed therein, of the Overview and Scrutiny Task Group on Service Provision on Estates in Brent, be noted.

6b

Contextual Safeguarding: Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To present Cabinet with the recommendations from the members’ overview and scrutiny task group which was set up to review contextual safeguarding.

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Decision:

RESOLVED: That the report and five recommendations contained therein, of the Overview and Scrutiny Task Group on Contextual Safeguarding, be noted.

7.

Roe Green Strathcona Consultation Report pdf icon PDF 216 KB

This report provides a summary of the informal consultation undertaken between 20 March 2019 and 7 May 2019 on a change in the age range of Roe Green Infant School and the closure of primary provision on the Roe Green Strathcona site from September 2020. It recommends a move to formal consultation, through publication of a statutory notice, on a change in the age range of Roe Green Infant School from 3-11 to 3-7, a reduction in the school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) from 150 to 120 and a phased closure of provision on the Roe Green Strathcona site.

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Decision:

RESOLVED: That a period of formal consultation be approved, through publication of a statutory notice, on proposals to:

§  change the age range of Roe Green Infant School from 3-11 to 3-7

§  reduce the school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) from 150 to 120 for September 2020

§  implement a phased closure of the provision on the Roe Green Infant School Strathcona site.

8.

Multi-agency safeguarding children arrangements in Brent - 2019 onwards pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The report presents the proposed partnership safeguarding oversight arrangements for Brent’s children and young people. It summarises the national context and the proposed model to be implemented by 29 September 2019.

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the partnership safeguarding oversight arrangements as detailed in the report from the Strategic Director, Children and young People, be agreed.

9.

Allocations Policy pdf icon PDF 270 KB

The report recommends changes to the scheme for allocation of social housing following formal consultation with members, residents, interested organisations and council departments. 

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Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

     i)        That the following amendments to the Allocations Scheme, as detailed in the report from the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing, be approved:

                a)        Amendment 3 - Local Lettings Policy – New Accommodation on their current estate as set out in paragraphs 5.29 to 5.37 of the report.

                b)        Amendment 4 - Local Lettings Policy – Regeneration Areas as set out in paragraphs 5.38 to 5.44 below;

                c)        Amendment 5 - Revising Quotas as set out in paragraphs 5.45 to 5.53

                d)        Amendment 7 - Give appropriate priority for social housing to victims of domestic abuse who are currently living in a refuge or other form of temporary accommodation as set out in paragraphs 5.63 to 5.65;

                e)        Amendment 8 - Policy for Displaced Tenants and Leaseholders in Regeneration Schemes as set out in paragraphs 5.66. to 5.69

                 f)        Appendix 5 to the report to be added as an appendix to the Council’s Allocations Scheme.

 

    ii)        That the following amendment not be approved but be reviewed in six months to enable officers to research further into how this proposal would work in practice and examine intended and possible unintended consequences:

                   a)         Amendment 1: Allow for the future introduction of a new nominations agreement with Registered Providers with reasonable rents as set out in paragraphs 5.2 to 5.17 of the report from the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing

 

   iii)        That the following amendment not be approved but reviewed in two years to understand the impact of the wider activity to increase the supply of other forms of affordable housing:

                a)        Amendment 2 - Allowing households currently in Band D to retain the waiting time they accrued when in a higher band if they become homeless and are placed in TA as set out in paragraphs 5.18 to 5.28 of the report from the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing;

 

   iv)        That the following amendment not be approved:

                b)        Amendment 6 -Prioritise Unaffordability as set out in paragraphs 5.54 to 5.61 of the report from the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing;

 

    v)        That, having given due regard to the content of the Equalities Impact Assessments in Appendix 4 of the report from the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing, these be noted.

 

   vi)            That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing to implement the proposed changes to the Council’s Allocation Scheme as set out in resolution i) above.

10.

Brent Community Lottery pdf icon PDF 164 KB

The reports presents proposals for a Brent Community Lottery.

 

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED:

     i)        That a local authority run Lottery called the Brent Community Lottery based on the preferred option be established;

    ii)        That the criteria for registering organisations as beneficiaries as detailed in the report from the Assistant Chief Executive be approved;

   iii)        That it be noted that the purpose of the lottery is to raise funds for Brent’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VSC).

   iv)        That the requirement of Contract Standing Orders to seek quotes be waived and Gatherwell Ltd. be appointed by way of a direct award as an external lottery manager (ELM) to run the lottery on behalf of the council for a period of 5 years, subject to annual review.

    v)        That authority be delegated to the Assistant Chief Executive following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Culture & Leisure (given their remit in relation to Voluntary Sector Liaison and Development), to agree the policies and procedures necessary and/or desirable to fulfil the conditions for obtaining a licence from the Gambling Commission and the process for the allocation of the lottery central fund income.

   vi)        That two senior managers – (Assistant Chief Executive and the Head of Strategy and Partnerships) be nominated to hold the Gambling Commission licence on behalf of the local authority.

  vii)        That it be noted that the set up costs would be taken from the Strategy and Partnerships approved budget for 2019/20.

11.

Q4 2018/19 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The report and the performance scorecard (Appendix A) set out the position on the Council’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2018/19.

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Decision:

RESOLVED: that the performance information contained in this report be noted.

 

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items identified in advance of the meeting.

Decision:

The press and public were not excluded from the meeting.

13.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

Decision:

There was no urgent business.