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01/09/2020 - Any other urgent business ref: 5213    Information Only

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

None.


01/09/2020 - Matters arising (if any) ref: 5209    Information Only

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

None.


01/09/2020 - Annual Report & Accounts 2019-2020 ref: 5211    Recommendations Approved

This report presents the annual report for the Barham Park Trust for 2019/20. There is a statutory requirement to produce an Annual Report, including the Accounts each financial year.

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To approve the annual report and the Barham Park Trust Accounts for 2019/20 and authorise officers to file the report with the Charity Commission.

 

(2)      To approve the Barham Park Trust accounts for 2019/20 and delegate authority to the Operational Director – Environmental Services to make any minor adjustments to the accounts arising from the query on expenditure on utilities identified by the Independent Examiner, and to file the accounts for 2019/20 with the Charity Commission.

 

(3)      To note the Independent Examiners review of the Barham Park Trust accounts for 2019/20.

Lead officer: Jekaterina Popova


01/09/2020 - General Update Report ref: 5212    Recommendations Approved

To update Members on operational issues at Barham Park and on current progress on projects.

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To note the issues set out in the report.

 

(2)     To note and agree to the proposal to the underletting of Unit 8 of the Barham Park Building (The Children’s Centre) by Brent Council’s Children and Young People Service to a voluntary sector provider, namely the Young Brent Foundation, on the same rental terms pursuant to the lease in respect of Unit 8 between the Barham Park Trust and Brent Council and subject to the satisfactory clearance of financial checks.

 

(3)     To delegate authority to the Operational Director - Environmental Services in consultation with the Chair of the Trust Committee, to decide upon the proposal for rent abatement and deferrals from the Veterans in respect of quarters 2 and 3 for the year 2020/21 in respect of Unit 2 of the Barham Park Building, the details of which need to be finalised and the proposal for rent abatement and deferral from ACAVA in respect of quarters 2 and 3 for the year 2020/21 in respect of Units 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 of the Barham Park Building.   In addition, to note that such decisions would take into account the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance and the Charity Commission Guidance as set out in paragraph 3.15 of the report.

 

(4)     To delegate authority to consider and decide upon any further requests for rent abatement or deferral in respect of the Units at the Barham Park Building that are arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic to the Operational Director - Environmental Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Trust Committee and note that such decisions will take into account the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance and also the Charity Commission Guidance as set out in paragraph 3.15 of the report.

 

(5)     To note and agree to the proposal to approval the installation of signs in Barham Park to inform and to facilitate cycling.

Lead officer: Chris Whyte, Leslie Williams


01/09/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5206    Information Only

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

None


01/09/2020 - Tenant Organisations (Verbal Update) ref: 5210    Information Only

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

NOTED the verbal updates provided from the following organisations:

 

·                Nepalese Community Centre

·                Friends of Barham Library


01/09/2020 - Minutes of the previous meeting ref: 5208    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED the minutes of the meeting on Tuesday 3 September 2019 as an accurate record.


01/09/2020 - Declarations of interests ref: 5207    Information Only

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

Councillor Mili Patel declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 7 (General Update report) as a trustee of the Young Brent Foundation.

 

Councillor Mili Patel left the meeting, and took no part in the discussion or decision on this item.


14/09/2020 - Calendar of Council Meetings for the 2020/2021 Municipal Year ref: 5203    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To confirm the dates for Full Council and other meetings to take place up to the next Annual Council meeting in May 2021, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(2)      That the Head of Executive & Member Services be authorised to make any alterations deemed necessary to the Municipal Calendar during the course of the year having consulted with the Leader of the Council, Leader of the Opposition Group and Chair of the affected meeting.


14/09/2020 - Vote of Thanks to the Mayor ref: 5198    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

NOTED the vote of thanks to the co-opted and independent members serving on the Council’s committees.


14/09/2020 - Mayor's Announcements ref: 5205    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

NOTED the announcements from the Mayor in relation to:

·                Victory in Japan 75th Anniversary commemoration

·                Death of former Councillor Tom McNicholas, with a minutes silence observed during the meeting

·                100th birthday celebration

·                Face Mask social media campaign


14/09/2020 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5200    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED the minutes from the Council meeting held virtually on Monday 13 July 2020 as a correct record.


14/09/2020 - Appointment to Committees and Outside Bodies & Appointment of Chairs & Vice-Chairs ref: 5202    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)       The proposed appointments of Members, Co-opted Members and substitutes to Council Committees and Outside Bodies for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report, subject to the following change:

 

(a)       Councillor Mitchell-Murray to replace Councillor Donnelly-Jackson as a full member of the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee & Audit and Standards Committee with Councillor Donnelly-Jackson replacing Councillor Mitchell-Murray as a substitute member on both bodies.

 

(2)     The proposed appointments of Chairs and Vice Chairs to Council Committees for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)     To approve the extension of the term of office for the Council’s three Independent Persons and Independent co-opted member on the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee (following their terms of office having expired) to the Annual Council meeting in May 2021, for the reason detailed in section 3.4 of the report

 

(4)     To note the appointments:

 

(a)       of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committees and Joint Executive Committees and their respective Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(b)       to be confirmed by the General Purposes Committee for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(c)       to be confirmed by Licensing Committee for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.


14/09/2020 - Representation of Political Groups on Committees ref: 5201    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     The size of each Committee, as detailed within the report.

 

(2)     The allocation of seats on Committees to each of the Council’s political groups (where the rules of political balance apply), as set out within the report and to make appointments to those committees, giving effect to the wishes of the political group allocated the seats.

 

(3)     to note that the political balance on Council Sub-Committees would be reviewed at the first meeting of the General Purposes Committee and Licensing Committee.


14/09/2020 - To appoint a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor ref: 5197    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

Councillor Lia Colacicco appointed to continue as Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


14/09/2020 - To elect the Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2020/2021 ref: 5196    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi appointed to continue as Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


14/09/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5195    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

Apologies received from Councillors Amar Agha and Fleur Donnelly-Jackson.


14/09/2020 - Urgent Business ref: 5204    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

None.


14/09/2020 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5199    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Any other urgent business ref: 5187    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 5186    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

There were no items that required the exclusion of the press or public.


07/09/2020 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 5176    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Petitions (if any) ref: 5175    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 5174    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5173    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 17 August 2020 as an accurate record.


07/09/2020 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5172    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5171    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

None.


07/09/2020 - Brent Black Community Action Plan – Implementation ref: 5178    Recommendations Approved

to discuss and decide the resourcing and implementation of the Brent Black Community Action Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Having considered the work streams presented for consideration and prioritisation in relation to the Brent Black Community Action Plan, Cabinet RESOLVED having taken into account the timescales and resourcing implications identified to:

 

(1)      agree that actions with a delivery date within six months were prioritised for initial action and implementation.

 

(2)      agree that actions with delivery dates beyond six months be considered as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, with the Action Plan to be reviewed accordingly.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Pascoe Sawyers


07/09/2020 - Treasury Management 2019/20 Outturn Report ref: 5180    Recommendations Approved

This reports provides an update on Treasury Management activity and confirms the Council has complied with its Prudential Indicators for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note the 2019/20 Treasury Management outturn report and approve its referral to Full Council, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

 

(2)      Note that for 2019/20 the Council had complied with its Prudential Indicators, which were approved by Full Council on 25 February 2019 as part of the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Capital Strategy Statement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amanda Healy


07/09/2020 - Proposed New Article 4 Directions To Replace The Existing Directions For Brent’s Residential Conservation Areas ref: 5185    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to proceed with proposals for new Article 4 Directions to replace the existing directions for its existing residential conservation areas

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note the regulatory requirements for the cancellation of existing Article 4 Directions and the making of new Article 4 Directions, as prescribed by The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

 

(2)      Note the making of new Article 4 Directions, as outlined within the report on a non-immediate basis to withdraw permitted development rights in the conservation areas listed within section 1.3 and as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)      Delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment in association with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning to carry out the necessary publicity, notification, consultation and subsequent decision on whether to cancel and confirm the new Article 4 Directions, as prescribed by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, in that respect.

Wards affected: Barnhill; Brondesbury Park; Dollis Hill; Fryent; Kenton; Kilburn; Mapesbury; Northwick Park; Queens Park; Queensbury; Tokyngton; Welsh Harp;

Lead officer: Mark Price


07/09/2020 - Proposals for a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Governance Strategy ref: 5183    Recommendations Approved

to agree the suggested approach for introducing a Strategic CIL Governance Strategy;
The Strategy will be linked to the growth trajectories set out in the draft Brent Local Plan and projects identified in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) to support growth and related Borough Plan priorities;
Cabinet to agree steps around the implementation of the governance arrangements.

as set out in the report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to agree the suggested approach and arrangements for introducing a Governance Strategy for Strategic CIL, as set out in section 3 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ciara Whelehan


07/09/2020 - Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan ref: 5182    Recommendations Approved

To note the Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan

To approve the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan, prior to publication on the Council’s website, dissemination of the same to key partners and stakeholders, and implementation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)      note the Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan.

 

(2)      approve the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan, prior to publication on the Council’s website, dissemination of the same to key partners and stakeholders, and implementation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Kay


07/09/2020 - Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21 ref: 5184    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the proposed Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21, as detailed within Appendix B of the report.

Lead officer: Tony Kennedy


07/09/2020 - Poverty Commission Final Report and Recommendations ref: 5177    Recommendations Approved

The final report and recommendations from the Independent Poverty Commission will be presented to Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet NOTED:

 

1.         The comments circulated to members in advance of the meeting from Councillor Ketan Sheth as Chair of the Joint Community & Wellbeing and Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny briefing, held to present the Poverty Commission report to scrutiny members in advance of its consideration by Cabinet.  Scrutiny members had welcomed the Commission’s report and highlighted a number of proposals, which had been detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.  These included (as highlighted in Councillor Sheth’s submission) proposals relating to public health, housing, financial exclusion and local welfare and the need to ensure clear metrics to monitor progress against implementation of the recommendations.

2.         The comments from Councillor Kennelly, who had requested to speak on the item.  In welcoming the Commission’s report and findings, Councillor Kennelly highlighted the need to ensure adequate challenge around inequalities in both public health and the environment, especially in relation to oral and mental health, air quality and regeneration of the boroughs high streets.  Whilst recognising the work undertaken to date, he highlighted a need to ensure the report was subject to full scrutiny in order to enable all stakeholders to engage in the process with a clear set of measureable objectives and targets to be set and presented to Full Council for consideration.

 

Having noted the comments received and report from the Commission, Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)     accept all the recommendations within the Commission’s report and the steps outlined within the report for their implementation.

 

(2)     agree publication of a Council response to the Commission’s report and development of a delivery plan for implementation of the recommendations.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jacqueline Barry-Purssell


07/09/2020 - Procurement of 6 supported living services for Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) ref: 5181    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to commission 6 Supported Living Services at 3 Salmon Street, 167 Willesden Road, Harrowdene Road, Cranhurst Road, 155 Walm Lane,
and 12 St Gabriel's.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      approve inviting tenders for six Supported Living services, as detailed below, by way of open competition within the following Lot structure based on specialist needs:

·                Lot 1 PMLD services John Wilson House, 167 Willesden Road and 124 Harrowdene Road

·                Lot 2 Mental Health service, 12 St Gabriel’s Road 

·                Lot 3 Dual Diagnosis service, 155 Walm Lane

·                Lot 4 LD services 2-4 Cranhurst Road and 3 Salmon Street

 

(2)       approve inviting the tenders referred to in (1) above on the basis of the pre-tender considerations set out in paragraph 6.2 of the report.

 

(3)       approve officers evaluating the tenders referred to in (1) above based on the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph 6.2(vi) of the report.

 

(4)       delegate award to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Wards affected: Barnhill; Sudbury; Willesden Green;

Lead officer: Lorraine Regan


07/09/2020 - Borough Plan - Review of year one ref: 5179    Recommendations Approved

To approve the review of year one of the Borough Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the first year review document for the Council’s Borough Plan 2019-2023.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Pascoe Sawyers


03/09/2020 - Access to Emergency Pan-London Mortuary Capacity due to Covid-19 ref: 5169    For Determination

To seek approval for accelerated payments to provide Emergency Mortuary Capacity in the event of a Covid-19 Wave 2.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 03/09/2020

Decision:

That the Chief Executive, acting under emergency delegated powers within the Constitution:

 

i)             Notes the rationale for seeking this emergency provision of new mortuary capacity on a regional basis at this time.

 

ii)            Approves entry into the pan-London mortuary arrangement with other London councils as set out in Appendix 1 of the report and for payment of £599,303,00 into a sinking fund to be administered by the London Borough of Camden in respect of such mortuary provision.