Hounslow Council


Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

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

Decision:

Apologies were received on behalf of councillors Samia Chaudhary and Theo Dennison.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2017

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2017 were agreed and signed by the Chair.

3.

CEX209 Community Safety Strategy 2017-2020 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report by Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement

 

Please note that Appendices B and C of this report will be published electronically only.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet recommended that the Community Safety Strategy 2017-2020 be presented to Borough Council for approval.

4.

CHAS560 Joint Targeted Area Inspection of Hounslow Children's Services pdf icon PDF 365 KB

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

·       Cabinet noted the inspection findings set out in the Ofsted feedback letter.

·       Cabinet noted Hounslow’s Joint Written Statement of Action submitted to Ofsted on 20 September 2017.

5.

CEX184 Parks Service Transfer to Lampton 360 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Report by Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure

Additional documents:

Decision:

·       Cabinet noted and ratified the decision to agree the early termination of the Carillion contract in April 2018.

·       Cabinet confirmed the transfer of the Parks Service to a new subsidiary of Lampton 360 following the expiry of the existing Carillion contract in April 2018 and requested that Lampton 360 establish the new subsidiary now (recommendation agreed as amended)

·       Cabinet elegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet member for Leisure, the Director of Finance and Corporate Services and the Head of Governance to evaluate the Lampton 360 business plan and formalise a contractual agreement.

·       Cabinet delegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Corporate Services to approve the purchase of necessary vehicles & equipment.

·       Cabinet delegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Corporate Services to approve the development of a short, medium & long term asset replacement strategy and creation of a separate lifecycle budget.

 

The following additional recommendation was proposed and agreed at the meeting as follows:

·       Cabinet asked the Lampton team, with the Chief Executive, to engage early with the Friends’ groups to establish the right way of working together going forward.

6.

CEX176 Response to the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel Report on Physical Activity in Children and Young People pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Report by Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure

Decision:

·       Cabinet noted the response to the recommendations made in the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel report on Physical Activity in Children and Young People

·       Cabinet accepted recommendations numbered in the submitted report as follows: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.11, 3.13, 4.2 and 4.4 3.

·       Cabinet partially accept recommendations numbered in the submitted report as follows: 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.12, 3.15, 3.16, 3.19, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6.

·       Cabinet rejected recommendations numbered in the submitted report as follows: 3.8 and 3.20.

7.

CEX207 Response to Call-In of the Corporate Complaints Policy (CEX158) pdf icon PDF 340 KB

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

Decision:

·       Cabinet accepted recommendations 1 to 6 as outlined in paragraphs 5 to 17 of the submitted report.

·       Cabinet partially accepted recommendations 7 and 8 as outlined in paragraphs 18 to 25 of the submitted report.

8.

CEX195 Adoption of Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 260 KB

 

Report by Councillor Curran, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration

 

Please note that Appendix 1 of this report will be published electronically only

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to adopt the Houses in Multiple Occuptation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPD) (see Appendix 1 of the submitted report).

9.

CEX196 Confirmation of Article 4 direction to remove permitted development rights to change from dwelling (class C3) to small HMO (class C4) in Hanworth Ward pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Report by Councillor Curran, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration

Additional documents:

Decision:

·       Cabinet authorised the confirmation of the Article 4 Direction for Hanworth Ward to withdraw permitted development rights granted by Schedule 2, Part 3, Class L(b), of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended) for changes of use from dwelling house (Use Class C3) to small HMO’s (Use Class C4) within the Hanworth Ward.

·       Cabinet delegated to the Chief Planning Officer (Interim) the arrangements for confirming the Article 4 Direction including compliance with Schedule 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order.

10.

CEX191 Pension Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Report by Councillor Sam Hearn, Chair of the Hounslow Pension Board

Decision:

·       Cabinet noted the work of the Pension Board in 2016/17.

·       Cabinet noted the assurance given by the Chair in respect of providing independent advice over the governance and risk management for the Hounslow Pension Fund (Paragraph 6 of the submitted report).

11.

LAM007 Lampton Group Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 Performance Report - 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Report included with the published agenda on 15 November 2017

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet noted the Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 performance report for Lampton 360 Group.

12.

CEX192 Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Report by Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member Finance & Citizen Engagement

 

Please note the confidential appendix at Agenda Item 16

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2017-18. 

13.

CEX199 Revenue Monitoring Period 6 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Report by Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member Finance & Citizen Engagement

Decision:

Cabinet noted the following:

 

Revenue Outturn Position:

a)    A net overspend of £7.8m is currently projected on General Fund budgets, including a £13.4m departmental overspend (Paragraph 4.3 of the submitted report)

b)    Projected shortfall of £0.4m across the dedicated schools grant (Paragraph 4.5 of the submitted report)

c)     Projected overspend of £0.3mon the Housing Revenue Account (Paragraph 4.8 of the submitted report).

 

Summary of budget virements processed in this period (Paragraph 4.17 of the submitted report).

 

Projected capital programme of £127m general fund and £41m HRA schemes for 2017/18 (See Appendix B of the submitted report for further detail)

 

Summary of bad debt totalling £0.8m (Paragraph 6.2 of the submitted report)

 

An update of the Councils performance against the key corporate financial indicators (Paragraph 7.1 of the submitted report).

14.

Urgent Business

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

Decision:

No urgent business was raised.

15.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that the public and press be asked to leave the meeting during discussion of the remaining items of business because exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 is likely to be made known.

 

Please note that members of the public and press must leave the meeting at this point.

16.

CEX192 Confidential Appendix to the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2017/18

Please note that this is a confidential appendix, Appendix 1, exempt from publication, to a report in the public part of the agenda.

Decision:

The confidential appendix was noted.

17.

Date of next meeting: 12 December 2017