Agenda

Cabinet
Monday 15 January 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Board Rooms 3, 4 & 5 - Brent Civic Centre. View directions

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, personal or prejudicial 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 110 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 December 2017 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) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

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Resources reports

7.

2017/18 Mid-Year Treasury Report pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The Council’s Treasury Management Strategy is underpinned by the adoption of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Code of Practice on Treasury Management 2011, which includes the requirement for determining a treasury strategy on the likely financing and investment activity for the forthcoming financial year. Cabinet is asked to note the 2017/18 mid-year Treasury report, which has already been reviewed by the Audit Committee and is to be forwarded to the Council.

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8.

Bobby Moore Bridge Dressing/Advertising Lease, Olympic Way, Wembley pdf icon PDF 192 KB

The previous four year lease to Wembley City Estate Management expired on 30 August 2017; this lease was outside the security of tenure provisions of the 1954 Act except Sections 24 to 28 (inclusive) and therefore there is no contractual right for the tenant to renew its lease. The purpose of this report is to renew contracts and increase income from the Bobby Moore Bridge dressing/advertising rights.

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9.

Council Loans Framework for in-borough Capital Projects pdf icon PDF 178 KB

This report seeks authority to establish a capital advances lending framework. Under this framework, loans will be available to part-finance the delivery of in-borough capital schemes that produce outcomes in line with the Council’s aims and objectives.   

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10.

Pan London Energy Project (LEP) Water Framework pdf icon PDF 148 KB

The Water market in England was deregulated in April 2017. To comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the London Borough of Brent will require a contract for a Water Retailer. In this newly deregulated market, the most economically advantageous approach is to collaborate with other authorities. On behalf of local and other public sector authorities, The London Energy Project (LEP), with Haringey Council acting as the Lead Authority, will co-ordinate a mini-competition through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework for Water, Wastewater and Ancillary Services, accessed by call-off from YPO.

11.

Merchant Acquiring Services and Equipment pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The current Merchant Acquiring Services and Equipment contract is due to expire on 31 March 2018 and a new contract needs to be established. In simple terms, this contract provides chip and PIN terminals to take credit and debit card payments, and provides the service that transfers payments from the companies who issue credit and debit cards to the Council's bank account.

12.

Review of the Shared Procurement Service pdf icon PDF 261 KB

With the recent resignation of the Harrow Divisional Director of Procurement and Contracts it is now an opportune time to review whether or not Brent continues to see benefit in the shared procurement service or whether it believes it will be more beneficial to dissolve the shared service and make alternative arrangements i.e. bring the function back in house. This report details the advantages and disadvantages of both options and makes a recommendation to bring the function back in house.

Chief Executive's reports

13.

The Use of Food Banks in Brent Scrutiny Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 321 KB

This report set out the findings and recommendations of the recent task group into the use of food banks in Brent. The task group made the decision to look at this area due to the significant rise in food bank usage nationally and lack of a detailed picture of food bank usage across Brent.

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Children and Young People reports

14.

Approval for Commissioning a Block Contract for Semi-independent Living for Looked After Children aged 16+ and Care Leavers aged 18+ pdf icon PDF 204 KB

This report makes recommendations for a preferred delivery model for Semi-Independent Living Services for Looked After Children aged 16+ and Care Leavers aged 18+. This report seeks Cabinet approval to invite tenders for a block contract for three years with the option to extend for two years through a mini competition under the approved West London Alliance Semi-Independent List. 

Regeneration and Environment reports

15.

Wembley Housing Zone Update and Appointment of Architecturally Led Multidisciplinary Design Team pdf icon PDF 233 KB

This report provides an update on the Wembley Housing Zone programme, following on from the June 2017 Cabinet report.

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16.

Air Quality Improvement Measures: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 278 KB

This report seeks to inform and obtain approval from Cabinet for Brent’s involvement in two projects that will provide new charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Brent: The Rapid Charging Infrastructure Project and a project to deliver on-street residential charge points in lamp columns. Both projects require entry into supplier contracts. The report will also provide an update on progress with Source London infrastructure installation.

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17.

Update and approval of decisions to enable the disposal and redevelopment of 1-8 Neville Close, 1-64 Winterleys and 113-128 Carlton House and 1-71 Blake Court in pursuance of the Regeneration of South Kilburn pdf icon PDF 443 KB

This report seeks approval to authorise the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment to seek the Secretary of State’s consent pursuant to Part V of Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1985 to the disposal and development of 1-8 Neville House, 1-64 Winterleys, 113-128 Carlton House (as shown edged red Appendix 1) and 1-71 Blake Court (as shown within the SK Masterplan area at Appendix 2) for the purpose of Ground 10A of Schedule 2; and also seeks approval to authorise the final Allocation Policy for secure tenants with homes in 1-8 Neville House, 1-64 Winterleys, 113-128 Carlton House and 1-71 Blake Court.

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18.

Residential Extensions and Alterations Supplementary Planning (SPD2) Adoption pdf icon PDF 132 KB

This paper outlines the consultation responses received between 6 July and 17 August 2017 on the draft Residential Extensions and Alterations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD 2). The consultation responses received have resulted in some minor amendments, with revised text and additional drawings now providing clearer guidance.

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19.

Dockless Cycle Hire pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This report informs how dockless cycle hire could be beneficial for Brent with regards to encouraging cycling and walking, as set out in the Brent Long Term Transport Strategy 2015 – 2035 and the Brent Cycle Strategy 2016 – 2021. It also sets out a proposal on how to introduce dockless cycle hire in the borough.

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20.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following items are not for publication as they relate to the following category of exempt information as specified under Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, namely Paragraph 3 “Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)”:

·         Agenda Item 8

o   Bobby Moore Bridge Dressing/Advertising Lease, Olympic Way, Wembley – Appendix 2

·         Agenda Item 15

o   Wembley Housing Zone Update and Appointment of Architecturally Led Multidisciplinary Design Team – Appendix 3

 

21.

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. Any decisions taken urgently under this heading must comply with the provisions outlined in paragraph 39 of the Council’s Access to Information Rules (part 2 of the Constitution).”