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13/09/2021 - Brent Finance Transformation and Oracle Cloud Transformation Roadmap (Release 2) Capital Investment ref: 5657    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)     To approve the investment of £2.5m for the Oracle Cloud Roadmap (Release 2).

 

(2)      To agree that each project would be subject to regular review and monitoring by the Corporate Landlord Board and reported into the Capital Programme Board.  This would be in consultation with the Deputy Leader, as Lead Member with responsibility for IT.


13/09/2021 - Parks Service Capital Funding ref: 5654    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESLOVED to approve Council borrowing of £1.43m to allow the Parks Service to carry out a number of urgent infrastructure improvements required in a number of locations across the borough.


13/09/2021 - Any other urgent business ref: 5659    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

None.


13/09/2021 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 5658    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

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


13/09/2021 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 5652    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the Executive response to the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee on 13 July 2021 regarding the UEFA European 2020 Championship Final hosted at Wembley Stadium, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.


13/09/2021 - Petitions (if any) ref: 5651    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

None.


13/09/2021 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 5650    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

None.


13/09/2021 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5649    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 16 August 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.


13/09/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5648    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

None.


13/09/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5647    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Gail Tolley(Strategic Director Children & Young People who was represented by Nigel Chapman).


13/09/2021 - Brent Youth Strategy ref: 5655    Recommendations Approved

to note and endorse the Brent Youth Strategy and Delivery Plan, as set out in the accompanying documents.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note and endorse the Brent Youth Strategy and Delivery Plan, as detailed within Appendices A & B of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nigel Chapman


13/09/2021 - Highways Capital Scheme Programme 2021-22 ref: 5653    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Highways Capital Scheme Programme 2021-22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet NOTED the comments made by a member of the public, Frank Treviss, who had requested to speak on the item.  In addressing Cabinet, Mr Treviss advised that he was speaking in support of a petition previously submitted seeking an upgrade of the pavements in Logan Road.  Highlighting what he felt was the dangerous condition of the pavements, in terms of trip and fall hazards for local residents, members were also advised of the lack of any previous upgrade works and importance of the footway as a well-used route to the local school.  He also reminded members that the road provided the main pedestrian and vehicle access to a bowling and social club, which was well used by a range of community organisations.  He was therefore keen to ensure consideration was given to what he felt was the necessary footway repairs and upgrade required as part of the Council’s ongoing major road and footway resurfacing programme.

 

In responding to the speech, Councillor Krupa Sheth (as Lead Member for Environment), began by thanking Mr Treviss for his presentation and recognising the impact that the quality of footways had on the local environment for residents.  Whilst highlighting the improvement in the overall conditions of footways across the borough as a result of the £20m Highway and Footway Improvement programme over the last two years, she pointed out that this had still left a third of the borough’s footways in need of significant maintenance.  Whilst the footways in Logan Road had been surveyed (with 49% by length found to be in poor structural condition) this had unfortunately still not represented a high enough priority within the criteria to be considered for inclusion as part of the 2021/22 programme.  Members noted that the footways included for investment as part of the recommended programme had all been assessed with a minimum of 70% in poor condition.  Mr Treviss was reassured, however, that Logan Road’s future inclusion would continue be reviewed on a regular basis, with the next survey due later in 2021 and local; residents encouraged to report any immediate safety concerns of defects.  In the meantime it was also reported that the Lead Member for Environment and Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment had agreed to visit Logan Road in order to further examine the pavements and explore options for future improvement works.

 

Having noted the response provided, Councillor M Butt (Leader of the Council) ended by welcoming the contribution made at the meeting and reaffirming the Council’s commitment to improving the condition of Brent’s roads and footways within the financial constraints identified, recognising their importance to local communities.

 

Having noted the comments provided, CabinetRESOLVED:

 

(1)      To approve the proposed Highways Maintenance Scheme Programme 2021-22 as detailed in Appendix B of the report.

 

(2)     To note the receipt of a petition on 9th August 2020 for Logan Road with 52 signatures asking for the renovation and upgrading of the pavements in that road, and comments made in response to the petition, as detailed within Section 3.4.2 d) - h) of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Kennedy


13/09/2021 - National Non-Domestic Rates – Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief ref: 5656    Recommendations Approved

to consider applications for discretionary rate relief.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the applications for discretionary rate relief in respect of national non-domestic rate liability as set out and detailed withinin Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(2)     To note that the Council’s National Non-Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief awards would be reviewed in October 2022, for subsequent consideration by Cabinet in early 2023 instead of October 2021 as previously planned due to the effect of the pandemic.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Cosgrove


02/07/2021 - Authority to Award a Contract for the Provision of a Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups (Recordable Officer Decision) ref: 5646    Recommendations Approved

To request authority to direct a contract award for a Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Children and Young People

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 02/07/2021

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Children and Young People:

 

i)             Approves the direct award of contract for a Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups to the Anna Freud Centre for a period of 12 months from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

Lead officer: Brian Grady, Shirley Parks


23/06/2021 - Authority to Waive Contract Standing Orders to Permit Procurement of a Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups through a Direct Award (Individual Member Decision) ref: 5645    Recommendations Approved

To request authority to waive Contract Standing Orders to enable a direct award of a contract for Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups in accordance with Paragraph 13 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 23/06/2021

Decision:

That the Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care, having consulted with the Leader:

 

i)             Approves an exemption pursuant to Contract Standing Order 84 (a) of the requirement to tender a contract for a Targeted Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People in Identified Vulnerable Groups to enable a direct award of a contract for a period of 12 months from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, in accordance with paragraph 13 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Grady, Shirley Parks


06/09/2021 - Authority to Award Grant Funding for the Afghan Relocation & Assistance Scheme ref: 5644    Recommendations Approved

This decision seeks approval to award the grant funding from the Home Office for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Scheme.

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/09/2021

Effective from: 06/09/2021

Decision:

To approve the Council entering into a grant agreement with the Home Office for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Scheme for the sum outlined in the table in paragraph 3.10 of the report to support the relocation of up to 16 Afghan families to Brent.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anne Kittappa


06/09/2021 - New Council Homes Programme – Appoint Contractor for Infill Sites (Aneurin Bevan Court and Sycamore Grove) ref: 5642    Recommendations Approved

Authority to appoint a contractor for building  new homes across sites at  Aneurin Bevan Court and Sycamore Grove.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 06/09/2021

Effective from: 14/09/2021

Decision:

To approve the award of the contract for the building of New Council Homes at Aneurin Bevan Court and Sycamore Grove to Collier Contracts Limited.

Wards affected: Dollis Hill; Fryent;

Lead officer: Tanveer Ghani


06/09/2021 - New Council Homes Programme – Appoint Contractor for Infill Sites (Pharamond and Longley Avenue) ref: 5643    Recommendations Approved

Authority to appoint a contractor for building new homes across sites at Pharamond & Longley Avenue.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 06/09/2021

Effective from: 14/09/2021

Decision:

To approve the award of the contract for the building of New Council Homes at Pharamond & Longley Avenue to Collier Contracts Limited.

Wards affected: Alperton; Brondesbury Park;

Lead officer: Tanveer Ghani


02/09/2021 - Authority To Apply For Grant Funding For The Afghan Resettlement and Assistance Programme ref: 5640    Recommendations Approved

This decisions seeks approval to apply for grant funding from the Home Office for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Scheme.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader

Decision published: 03/09/2021

Effective from: 02/09/2021

Decision:

To approve the application to apply for grant funding from the Home Office for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Programme, initially to house two families, with the possibility of increasing to up to 16 families depending on development, outcomes and local implications.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anne Kittappa