Agenda and decisions

Venue: This will be held as an online virtual meeting

Contact: James Kinsella, Governance Manager  Tel: 020 8937 2063; Email:  james.kinsella@brent.gov.uk

Note: The press and public are welcome to attend this as an online virtual meeting. The link to view proceedings is available via the Live Streaming page on the Democracy page on the Council's website or via the link on the agenda frontsheet listed above. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Carolyn Downs (Chief Executive).

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.

Decision:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 28 May 2020 as a correct record.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Thursday 28 May 2020 as an accurate record.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

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

Decision:

None.

5.

Petitions (if any)

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

Decision:

None.

6.

Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any)

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

Decision:

None.

7.

Brent Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Management Policy pdf icon PDF 148 KB

This report seeks approval of the final Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Management Policy.  The strategy sets out how all landlords in the borough should let and manage homes. The Tenancy Management Policy outlines how the council in its role as a landlord will manage Brent Council Homes in line with its strategies vision and commitments. Both documents have been subject to statutory consultation, with the report highlighting the support received and how the feedback gained from all stakeholders throughout the development process has shaped the proposed strategy and policy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      note the duty placed on the Council by the Localism Act 2011 to produce and publish a Tenancy Strategy.

 

(2)      note and approve the content of the draft Tenancy Strategy.

 

(3)      note and approve the content of the draft Tenancy Management Policy.

8.

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund pdf icon PDF 141 KB

This report outlines the background and seeks approval to the proposed approach for Brent’s Local Authority Discretionary Grants Scheme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        approve the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Scheme for Brent as set out in this report, using the eligibility criteria specified in sections 4.2, 4.6, and 4.11 of the report and agreeing a single tier grant payment of £5,000.

 

(2)        delegate to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment the administration and award of grants under the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Scheme.

9.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items have been identified in advance of the meeting that will require the exclusion of the press or public.

Decision:

There were no items requiring the exclusion of the press or public.

10.

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 their representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

Decision:

None.