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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies were received from County Councillor Susie Charles. County Councillor Phillippa Williamson, Lead Member for Young People, attended the meeting in her place.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are asked to consider any Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the Agenda.

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Minutes:

None

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 19 January 2017 be agreed as a correct record.

22.

Annual Reports of the County Council's Former Champions 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Cabinet received a report outlining the activities of the six County Council Champions undertaken between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

 

Resolved: That the annual reports of the former County Council's six Champions for 2016/17 be noted.

 

4.

Procurement Report - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Cabinet received a report in line with the County Council's procurement rules, setting out recommendations to approve the commencement of two procurement exercises for:

 

(i) Apprenticeship Levy Training and Assessment Providers; and

 

(ii) The Supply of Liquid Fuels

 

Resolved: That the commencement of the procurement exercises for the Apprenticeship Levy Training and Assessment Providers and the Supply of Liquid Fuels, as set out in the report, be approved.

5.

Report on the Outcome of the Office of Surveillance Commissioner's Triennial Inspection pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Cabinet received a report on the outcome of the triennial inspection of the Council's use of covert surveillance in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) on 28 February 2017. It was noted that the report was largely positive.

 

Resolved:

 

That:

 

  i.  the OSC Inspection Report be noted.

 

  ii.  the amended corporate policies on RIPA and Shadow RIPA be approved.

 

  iii.  a policy for the use of social media in connection with investigations be developed for appropriate services and presented to Cabinet for approval.

23.

Appointments to Outside Bodies 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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The Cabinet received the annual report on the appointment of County Council representatives to various outside bodies.

 

Resolved:

 

That:

 

  i.  the representation and appointments listed in Appendix 'A' for outside bodies for 2017/18 be approved.

 

  ii.  Political Group Secretaries be requested to co-ordinate the nomination of members to fill any vacancies and any in-year changes; and in consultation with Democratic Services and the Deputy Leader of the Council notify the Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services.

6.

Residential Strategy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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Cabinet received a report proposing a revised Children Looked After (CLA) Residential Strategy, building on the actions relating to residential care identified in Lancashire's CLA Sufficiency and Commissioning Effective Placements Strategy (2014-2017). The report identified that, whilst there were some additional set up costs, the changes would overall result in net savings to the authority of £2.7m, as well as better outcomes for children and young people.

 

Resolved: That the revised Children Looked After Residential Strategy, as set out in the report now presented, be approved.

7.

Department for Transport (DfT) 2017/18 Highway Incentive Fund pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for allocating the Highway Maintenance Incentive Element funding in 2017/18 of £1.973m awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT).

 

It was noted that the incentive payments received by the County Council were based on the council being assessed as achieving "Band 3", the highest possible band, securing the maximum incentive funding.

 

Resolved: That the schemes set out for funding from the Highway Maintenance Incentive Element funding in 2017/18 totalling £1.973m be approved.

 

8.

Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiative – Proposed Public Realm Improvements to the Town Square, Blackburn Road and Peel Street pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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A report was presented on the Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), promoted by Hyndburn Borough Council (HBC), a public realm improvement scheme proposed for the town square and adjacent sections of Blackburn Road and Peel Street. The THI also makes provisions for the regeneration of some of Accrington's key historic buildings and the non-highway area adjacent to the Town Hall to provide a defined town square dedicated to the memorial and celebration of the Accrington Pals regiment. Planning permission for the THI was granted in February 2017.

 

Resolved:

 

That:

 

  i.  the award of the tender to the winning contractor be approved subject to the S278 agreement being in place and the County Council having received and added the necessary resources from Hyndburn Borough Council to the 2015/16 Highways block of the capital programme.

 

  ii.  the County Council will accept staged payments totalling £1,704,751 from Hyndburn Borough Council together with any other additional financial resources for the project that may be agreed, on the condition that payments are received and added to the Highways block of the 2015/16 capital programme in advance of any application for payment from the appointed contractor.

 

  iii.  the expenditure be phased across the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19 in line with the receipt of income.

9.

40mph Speed Limit Revocation Order Branch Road, Mellor Brook, Mellor pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Cabinet received a report setting out a proposal to revoke a 40mph Speed Limit Order (SLO) along the entire length of Branch Road, Mellor Brook, Mellor.

 

Resolved: That the making of a 40mph Revocation Order which revokes the existing 40mph Speed Limit Order along the whole length of Branch Road, Mellor Brook be approved.

10.

Upgrade of Existing Zebra Crossing to Puffin Crossing - Broadway, Haslingden pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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Cabinet considered a report setting out a scheme to upgrade the existing Zebra Crossing on Broadway, Haslingden, to a Puffin crossing.  The proposal had an approved capital allocation of £58,000 in the 2015/16 Road Safety Programme.

 

Resolved :That the existing Zebra Crossing on Broadway, Haslingden, be removed and that the construction of a new Puffin crossing and associated road markings on Broadway, from a point 5.5m east of the centreline of Devon Crescent for a length of 41 metres eastwards be approved.

11.

Burnley Road and Goodshawfold Road, Loveclough - Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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Cabinet received a report setting out a proposal to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order to Prohibit Waiting at Burnley Road and Goodshawfold Road, Loveclough and to Restrict Waiting at Burnley Road, Loveclough.

 

Resolved: That the making of a Traffic Regulation Order which prohibits waiting and restricts waiting, as set out in the report, be approved.

12.

Report of Key Decisions taken by the Leader of the County Council, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 151 KB

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Resolved: That the report of the key Decisions taken by the Leader, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members be noted.

13.

Report of the Waiver of Procurement Rules by the Deputy Leader of the County Council pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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Resolved: That the report of the waiver of procurement rules by the Deputy Leader be noted.

 

 

14.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

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Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

15.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Thursday, 13 July 2017 at 2.00 pm at County Hall, Preston.

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Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of Cabinet would take place on Thursday 13 July at 2.00 p.m. County Hall, Preston.

16.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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The Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private was noted, no representations having been received.  

17.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item.

 

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Resolved: That Cabinet considered that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item.

18.

Acquisition of Household Waste Recycling Centre Infrastructure

(Not for publication – Exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

Minutes:

(Not for publication – Exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

A report was considered on the acquisition of the Household Waste Recycling Centre Infrastructure.

 

Resolved :That the recommendations, as set out in the report, be approved.

19.

National productivity Investment Fund - Approval to Submit a Funding Bid

(Not for Publication - Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

Minutes:

(Not for publication – Exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

A report was considered on the approval of the submission of a funding bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations, as set out in the report, be approved.

20.

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry Service

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Minutes:

(Not for publication – Exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

A report was considered on the Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry Service.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations, as set out in the report, be approved.

21.

Relocation of Youth Offending Team (Preston and South)

(Not for Publication - Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

Minutes:

(Not for publication – Exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

A report was considered on the relocation of the Youth Offending Team (Preston and South).

 

Resolved: That the recommendations, as set out in the report, be approved.