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06/05/2021 - Authority to Award Contract for Emergency Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Households ref: 5524    Recommendations Approved

Approval to award a contract for emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 06/05/2021

Effective from: 14/05/2021

Decision:

To approve the award of the contract for up to 175 units (with a minimum of 75% self-contained units with bathroom, toilet and kitchen facilities) in Brent, to use as emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households to Nicoll Studios Limited at a cost of up to £3,413,294 for a period of up to 18 months.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laurence Coaker


29/04/2021 - Constitution Changes & Pay Policy Statement ref: 5518    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)    To note the current legal position in respect of remote meetings.

 

(2)    To note changes to officer and Cabinet Member delegated powers agreed by the Leader of the Council set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)    To agree the changes to officer delegated powers set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(4)    To agree the arrangements for review of the changes to officer delegated powers referred to at (2) and (3) above as set out a paragraph 3.8 of the report.

 

(5)    To agree the changes to contract standing orders set out in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(6)    To agree the general changes and updates to the Constitution set out in Appendix 4 of the report.

 

(7)    To authorise the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations to amend the Constitution to remove changes previously made to permit remote attendance at meetings as a result of the High Court claim having been unsuccessful.

 

(8)    To note that, to the extent that the changes set out in this report relate to executive functions of the Council, they have been approved by the Leader.

 

(9)    To authorise the Director of Legal, HR, Audit & Investigations to amend the Constitution accordingly, including making any necessary incidental or consequential changes.

 

(10)  To agree the changes to the Pay Policy Statement for 2021-22 set out at paragraph 3.12 of the report.


29/04/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5512    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Conneely and R.Patel.


29/04/2021 - Calendar of Council Meetings for the 2021/2022 Municipal Year ref: 5521    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)        To approve the dates for Full Council and other meetings to take place during the 2021-22 Municipal Year, 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.


29/04/2021 - Vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor ref: 5523    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

NOTED

 

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

 

(2)        the vote of thanks and tributes paid to the outgoing Mayor.


29/04/2021 - Mayor's Announcements ref: 5517    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

NOTED the announcements from the Mayor in relation to:

·                The deaths of former Councillor Pam Jordan and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with a minutes silence observed during the meeting.


29/04/2021 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5516    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

AGREED the minutes from the Council meeting held virtually on Monday 22 February 2021 as a correct record.


29/04/2021 - Appointment to Committees and Outside Bodies & Appointment of Chairs & Vice-Chairs ref: 5520    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)        The appointments of members, co-opted members and substitutes to Council Committees and Outside Bodies for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(2)    The appointments of Chairs and Vice Chairs to Council Committees for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)    To approve:

 

(a)    The reappointment of the following as Independent Persons with effect from 1 May 2021:

 

·             William Goh & Kier Hopley for a 4 year term of office (subject to confirmation at the Annual Council each year);

·             Nigel Shock for a 1 year term of office;

 

(b)    the appointment of the following as independent co-opted members on the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee for a 4 year term of office, with effect from 1 May 2021 (subject to confirmation at the Annual Council each year):

 

·             Javid Ansari & Mark Mills

 

(c)    the reappointment of David Ewart as independent chair of the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee and Pension Board for a 2 year term of office ending on 31 July 2023.

 

(4)    To note the appointments:

 

(a)        of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committees and Joint Executive Committees and their respective Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(b)       to be confirmed by the General Purposes Committee for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(c)    to be confirmed by Licensing Committee for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.


29/04/2021 - Representation of Political Groups on Committees ref: 5519    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

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 to be held following the Annual Council Meeting.


29/04/2021 - To appoint a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor ref: 5514    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

Councillor Abdi Aden was appointed to serve as Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


29/04/2021 - To elect the Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2021/2022 ref: 5513    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

Councillor Lia Colacicco was appointed to serve as Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


29/04/2021 - Urgent Business ref: 5522    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

None.


29/04/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5515    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

There were no interests declared by Members.


30/04/2021 - Award of Contract for Architecturally-led Multidisciplinary Design Team for the Phase 1 site, St Raphael's, London Borough of Brent ref: 5511    Recommendations Approved

The Council have been out to tender for a multi-disciplinary design team to carry out the design of the Phase 1 site on St Raphael’s.  The tender process has now been completed and we wish to award the tender to the successful provider.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 11/05/2021

Decision:

That the Operational Director for Housing, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform:

 

i)             Approves the award of contract to Bidder A for architecture and related services for housing and mixed-use and mixed tenure development for the Phase 1 site at St Raphael’s Estate, commencing on 24 May for a period of 24 months, with a possible extension of up to 12 months.

Wards affected: Stonebridge;

Lead officer: Kathryn Eames


29/04/2021 - Authority to Award Contract to Deliver a Rapid Assessment Hub and a Housing First Service for Rough Sleepers Funded by the Rough Sleeper Initiative Grant ref: 5510    Recommendations Approved

Approval to Award a Contract to Deliver a Rapid Assessment Hub and a Housing First Service for Rough Sleepers Funded by the Rough Sleeper Initiative Grant

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 11/05/2021

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing:

 

i)             Approves the award of the contract for Lot 1 Rapid Assessment Hub and Lot 2 Housing First Service which will be funded by the MHCLG under the Rough Sleeper Initiatives (RSI) Grant to St Mungo Community Housing Association for an initial period of 9 months from 1 July 2021, with an option to extend for up to a further two years (1st April 2022 to 31 March 2024) on a 1 + 1 basis.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laurence Coaker


26/04/2021 - Parking and Traffic Related Debt: Enforcement Agents Contracts Extension ref: 5508    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to extend two contracts for Enforcement Agency Services for the recovery of parking and traffic related debt, for a period of two years.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 26/04/2021

Effective from: 05/05/2021

Decision:

(1)       To approve the extension to the current contract for the recovery of parking and traffic related debt with Marston (Holdings) Limited for a period of two years from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2023.

 

(2)    To approve the extension to the current contract for the recovery of parking and traffic related debt with Newlyn PLC for a period of two years from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2023.

Lead officer: Gavin F Moore