Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

105.

Apologies for absence, declarations of interest or any other communications from Members

Decision:

Apologies had been received on behalf of Councillor Theo Dennison.

 

Councillor Sampson declared an interest in Agenda Item 3: Future arrangements for David Henry Waring Charity, as a member of the current management committee for the home.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received on behalf of Councillor Theo Dennison.

 

Councillor Sampson declared an interest in Agenda Item 3: Future arrangements for David Henry Waring Charity, as a member of the current management committee for the home.

106.

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2017

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2017 were confirmed.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2017 were confirmed.

107.

CHAS 528 - Future Arrangements for David Henry Waring Charity pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Report by Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

·       Cabinet, exercising the functions of the Council as corporate charitable trustee, agreed the transfer of trusteeship of David Henry Waring Charity to another charity with compatible purpose, appropriate skills and resources to safeguard the future of the DHW charitable purpose.

·       Cabinet agreed to undertake a feasibility assessment of the merits of the

o   Sale of the DHW properties with re-provision of suitable alternative premises that delivered the charitable purpose; and

o   Refurbishment and/or redevelopment of the existing DHW properties, and its future management and maintenance.

·       Cabinet agreed to put in place interim arrangements for managing DHW Home including effective use of revenue and spend, taking into account the views of the DHW management Committee.

·       Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Housing in conjunction with the Council Katherine Dunne to take actions needed to implement the recommendations above.

Minutes:

See report by Councillor Katherine Dunne, Corporate Trustee for David Henry Waring, Agenda Item 3.

Councillor Dunne, Corporate Trustee for David Henry Waring, introduced the submitted report.  She briefed members on the recommendations and confirmed that discussions were ongoing with the Charities Commission on a range of options for the home with a view to safeguarding and ensuring the charitable purpose entrusted to the Council should continue. 

Councillor Mayne joined the meeting at this point.

Councillor Dunne confirmed that a meeting had been held in March with the management committee, attended by all three parishioners appointed by the Parish of St Mary Bedfont, to discuss the proposals and the role of the management committee moving forward.  She provided assurances that any interim arrangements would remain in place until new arrangements had been confirmed.  Councillor Bruce wished to record his congratulations to members of the current management committee for progress made to achieve the current position. 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

Resolved:

·       Cabinet, exercising the functions of the Council as corporate charitable trustee, agreed the transfer of trusteeship of David Henry Waring Charity to another charity with compatible purpose, appropriate skills and resources to safeguard the future of the DHW charitable purpose.

·       Cabinet agreed to undertake a feasibility assessment of the merits of the

o   Sale of the DHW properties with re-provision of suitable alternative premises that delivered the charitable purpose; and

o   Refurbishment and/or redevelopment of the existing DHW properties, and its future management and maintenance.

·       Cabinet agreed to put in place interim arrangements for managing DHW Home including effective use of revenue and spend, taking into account the views of the DHW management Committee.

·       Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Housing in conjunction with the Council Katherine Dunne to take actions needed to implement the recommendations above.

108.

CHAS 519 - London Borough of Hounslow Childcare Sufficiency Annual Report 2016 pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Report by Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services

 

Please note that Appendix 1 - London Borough of Hounslow Childcare Sufficiency Annual Report 2016 – has been published electronically only because of its size. 

 

Hard copies are available on request and a reference copy for members will be on deposit in the Members’ Area.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

·       Cabinet considered the 2016 Childcare Sufficiency Annual Report (see Appendix 1 of the submitted report) and agreed to its publication on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

See report from Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Agenda Item 4.

 

Councillor Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, introduced the submitted report, drawing attention to the high percentage of disadvantaged 2year olds already accessing support and thanking both the Executive Director for Children and Adults Services and the Head of Early Years and Childcare for their hard work.  Councillor Bruce also wanted to record his thanks to the borough’s childcare providers for their support of the initiative, adding that the proposal to extend free childcare to 30 hours per week would certainly present further challenges in terms of capacity, quality and funding.     

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

Resolved:

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

·       Cabinet considered the 2016 Childcare Sufficiency Annual Report (see Appendix 1 of the submitted report) and agreed to its publication on the Council’s website.

109.

CEX 146 - WorkSmart HR Policy and Protocols pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Report by Councillor Richard Foote, Cabinet Member for Communities

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

·       Cabinet agreed that the WorkSmart Policy and Protocols should be formally adopted.

·       Cabinet agreed that related policies should be amended to align them to the WorkSmart Policy.

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Richard Foote, Cabinet Member for Communities, Agenda Item 5.

Councillor Foote, Cabinet Member for Communities, introduced the report, confirming that HR Development Team had undertaken a review of existing policies and consulted with representatives of staff side, who after a number of issues had been raised, were satisfied with the outcome.  Councillor Foote felt it was important that both managers and staff understood the new procedures.

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

Resolved:

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

·       Cabinet agreed that the WorkSmart Policy and Protocols should be formally adopted.

·       Cabinet agreed that related policies should be amended to align them to the WorkSmart Policy.

110.

CEX 151 - Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report by Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement

 

Please note that Appendices A and B have been published electronically only because of their size. 

 

Hard copies are available on request and a reference copy for members will be on deposit in the Members’ Area.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

·       Cabinet noted the fees and charges to be implemented by Council partners for the financial year 2017/18 (Appendix A of the submitted report).

·       Cabined approved the final tranche of LBH 2017/18 fees and charges (Appendix B of the submitted report), subject to the following amendment:

o   That the chargeable garden waste service (See Appendix B, Section 3) should remain at the current 2016-17 rate of £50.00 per annum.  

Minutes:

See report from Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement, Agenda item 6.

Councillor Curran, Leader of the Council, moved approval of the recommendations in the submitted report with one amendment, drawing members’ attention to Appendix B, Section 3 of the submitted report and confirming that the chargeable garden waste service should remain at the current 2016-17 rate of £50.00 per annum.  

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

Resolved:

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

·       Cabinet noted the fees and charges to be implemented by Council partners for the financial year 2017/18 (Appendix A of the submitted report).

·       Cabined approved the final tranche of LBH 2017/18 fees and charges (Appendix B of the submitted report), subject to the following amendment:

o   That the chargeable garden waste service (See Appendix B, Section 3) should remain at the current 2016-17 rate of £50.00 per annum.  

111.

CEX 147 - Quarterly Performance Report (Quarter 3 2016/17) pdf icon PDF 865 KB

Report by Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance and Customer Care

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

·       Cabinet noted the submitted report on Quarter 3 2016/17 performance data.

·       Cabinet noted the Londonwide LAPS performance data for Quarter 2 (retrospective).

Minutes:

See report by Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance and Customer Care, Agenda Item 7.

Councillor Mayne, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance and Customer Care, introduced the submitted report.  Councillor Smart wished to record her thanks to Councillor Mayne for his work with officers to improve the appearance and accessibility of the quarterly performance reports.   

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

Resolved:

That Cabinet agreed the recommendations of the report as follows:

·       Cabinet noted the submitted report on Quarter 3 2016/17 performance data.

·       Cabinet noted the Londonwide LAPS performance data for Quarter 2 (retrospective).

112.

Urgent Business

Any business which the Chair agrees to accept on grounds of urgency.

Decision:

There was no urgent business.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

113.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday 16 May 2017 from 7pm

Decision:

The date of the next meeting was noted as 16 May 2017.

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted as 16 May 2017.