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

Decision:

There were no 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.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 July 2019 as a correct record.

Decision:

RESOVLED: that the minutes of the previous meeting be agreed as an accurate record.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

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

Decision:

There were no matters arising.

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.

Formal Consultation on School Organisation Arrangements of Roe Green Infant School pdf icon PDF 183 KB

This report provides Cabinet with a summary of the formal consultation undertaken between 26 June 2019 and 24 July 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.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cabinet determined the proposal published in a statutory notice on 26 June 2019 to:

 

     i)        change the age range of Roe Green Infant School from 3-11 to 3-7;

 

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

 

   iii)        implement a phased closure of the provision on the Roe Green Infant School Strathcona site so that no new admissions are made into any Reception cohort from September 2020 and the site is fully closed at the end of July 2022.

8.

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Open Spaces, Graveyards and Cemeteries pdf icon PDF 252 KB

This report presents a proposal to adopt a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Council parks, open spaces, graveyards and cemeteries in line with the priority of maintaining a clean and safe environment.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cabinet

 

     i)        approved option 1 in respect of the introduction and implementation of the proposed PSPO in the draft terms and the options as set out in appendix one for a period of three years;

 

    ii)        delegated authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to set the date on which the PSPO will become effective and in force;

 

   iii)        noted that the previous delegation provided by Cabinet to the Chief Operating Officer (now the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment) in consultation with the lead member for Community Safety and Engagement for the function of making Public Spaces Protection Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 remains in place for future PSPO proposals;

 

   iv)        Noted that a separate review and update report will be submitted to Cabinet in due course reviewing the decision making process for the PSPOs made to date and considering whether to have alternative arrangements for making a PSPO;

 

    v)        Noted that the Council’s bye laws relating to its parks, open spaces, cemeteries and graveyards will no longer be in force when the proposed PSPO comes into force;

 

   vi)        delegated to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Lead Members for Environment and Community Safety and Engagement the authority to add any additional parks to the PSPO regarding the consumption of alcohol.

 

9.

Tenant Management Organisations in Brent: Renewal of Modular Management Agreement pdf icon PDF 139 KB

This report seek approval to enter into a new Modular Management Agreement with each Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) in Brent. The report sets out which services the TMO’s have selected under the Right to Manage (RTM) and how this will be managed by the Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cabinet

 

     i)        noted the options selected by KSTMO and agreed to enter into a new MMA by delegating authority to the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing, in conjunction with the Director of Finance and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform to enter into a new Modular Management Agreement retrospectively;

 

    ii)        noted the options selected by WGTMO and agreed to enter into a new MMA by delegating authority to the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing, in conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform to enter into a new Modular Management Agreement retrospectively.

10.

NNDR Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief pdf icon PDF 120 KB

The report details new applications for relief received since Cabinet last considered such applications in January 2019.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that the applications for discretionary rate relief detailed in Appendix 2 to this report from the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services be approved.

11.

Brent Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Projects pdf icon PDF 170 KB

This report seeks Cabinet approval to the allocation of Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL) funds to eight community projects from round one of the 2019/20 NCIL programme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cabinet

 

      i)        Approved the NCIL allocation of:

a.    £366,975 to support the refurbishment of a new building for the Refugee Support Network in Harlesden.

b.    £250,000 to support the refurbishment of Challenge House in Harlesden for Crisis UK.

c.    £210,000 to support the refurbishment of the Silver Jubilee Park Clubhouse for Kingsbury Town Management Co. Ltd and Hendon Youth FC in Willesden.

d.    £109,833 to support the running of The Sanctuary Café for Hestia Housing and Support across neighbourhoods. £134,800 to support the installation of central heating of a community facility for St Michael and All Angels Church in Harlesden.

e.    £170,000 to support the refurbishment of a community hall for St Cuthbert’s Church in Wembley

f.     £150,000 to support the building of a new Community Café and outdoor Space for St Catherine’s Church in Neasden

g.    £80,000 to support tree planting in the Dudden Hill area. This would be in addition to £30,000 allocated to tree planting in this area in NCIL’s 2018/19round one, bringing the total spent by NCIL on tree planting in Dudden Hill to £110,000.

 

     i)        noted the total allocation of £417,400 (including the £80,000 for tree planting in Dudden Hill, subject to Cabinet approval) to tree-planting projects in this NCIL funding round.

12.

Brent Community Lottery Proposal - Cabinet variation report pdf icon PDF 82 KB

This report seeks to inform and obtain Cabinet approval for a variation to the Cabinet decision taken on 17 June 2019 regarding the Brent Community Lottery Proposal.

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cabinet:

 

     i)        noted the content of the report from the Assistant Chief Executive;

 

    ii)        agreed that the Head of Strategy and Partnerships awards a contract to Gatherwell in the form agreed by them.

13.

2018/19 Treasury Management Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 132 KB

The report updates members on Treasury Management activity and confirms that the Council has complied with its Prudential Indicators for 2018/19.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that having considered the 2018/19 Treasury Management outturn report, Cabinet requested that it be forwarded to Council, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items have been identified in advance of the meeting.

Decision:

None.

15.

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.