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23/03/2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Finance Update (Emergency Recordable Decision) ref: 4998    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this item is to set out the short term budgetary and funding arrangements for the Council’s budget as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This decision is to be made by the Chief Executive pursuant to the following provisions in Part 3 Paragraph 9.3.2 of the Council’s Constitution:

 

Exceptionally,…… notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the Chief Executive shall be authorised to exercise either executive or non-executive functions where the matter is urgent unless this is prohibited by law.”

 

The current situation in respect of the Coronavirus: COVID 19 is an exceptional circumstance.  The decision proposed in this report is urgent in current circumstances for the following reasons:

 

·                Due to the impact on key services provided by the Council there is a need to ensure measures are put in place so that the necessary funds are available to support public services, vulnerable people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

 

·                The Transfers and Virements scheme in Part 2 of the council’s Constitutions sets out the rules governing the transfer of sums from the council’s reserves.  As it is not currently feasible to seek Cabinet authority for the transfer from reserves recommended in this report due to the urgency of the current situation, it is proposed that the decision be made under the Chief Executive’s urgent decision making powers.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

The Chief Executive, acting under emergency delegated powers within the Constitution has agreed to authorise the Director of Finance to make transfers to departmental revenue budgets from the specific General Fund earmarked reserve called ‘Service Pressures’ in order to fund additional expenditure incurred as part of the Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


20/03/2020 - Proposal for Accelerated Payments due to COIVD-19 ref: 4996    Recommendations Approved

 To agree to vary terms of payment as detailed in the attached report, in order to accelerate payments to these businesses

 

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 20/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

1.1         Notes that in the light of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus – Covid 19, it is anticipated that there will be an impact on small medium and large scale businesses and a number of these businesses rely on the local authority to fund their services.

 

1.2         Approves the decision to vary terms of payment as detailed in this report in order to accelerate payments to these businesses.

 


20/03/2020 - Responding to Covid-19 with Brent's Voluntary and Community Sector: Emergency Fund ref: 4995    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks agreement on the proposed response to Covid-19 working with Brent’s Voluntary and Community Sector

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 20/03/2020

Decision:

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

i)     To approve the establishment of a Steering Group made up of lead voluntary sector providers overseeing implementation of the new approach.

ii)    To approve the setting up of thematic groups for the areas detailed in this report co-ordinated by the CVS.

iii)   To approve the administration of small grants of up to £500 and the mapping/monitoring of the thematic groups activity across the borough by CVS Brent.

iv)   To approve the adoption of a two-phased approach to this work.

v)    To approve the establishment of emergency funds.

vi)   To agree that the council takes a more flexible approach to how it manages currently grant-funded projects.

vii)  To note the establishment of a new helpline number dedicated to assisting those who do not have support from friends or family, and no close links to the local community. 

 


17/03/2020 - 19/4272 Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ ref: 4993    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended.

Wards affected: Northwick Park;


17/03/2020 - 19/1241 Car Park next to Sudbury Town Station, Station Approach, Wembley, HA0 2LA ref: 4992    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Deferred from the meeting to allow time for a review of the report.

Wards affected: Sudbury;


17/03/2020 - 19/2891 Land at junction of Cecil Avenue and High Road, Wembley, HA9 ref: 4991    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended.

Wards affected: Wembley Central;


17/03/2020 - 18/4919 1-26A, coachworks & storage areas, Abbey Manufacturing Estate, all units Edwards Yard, Mount Pleasant, Wembley, HA0 ref: 4990    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

Deferred to a future meeting, contrary to officers recommendation, for the following reasons to be tested, assessed and reported to Committee; members’ concerns regarding sunlight, daylight, the desire to see a mix that reflects the housing needs in relation to social housing and loss of employment.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Alperton;


17/03/2020 - Declarations of interests ref: 4994    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

None.