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Items
No. Item

Cabinet agreed to take Item 13 as the first substantive item on the agenda, due to interest from members of the public present.

 

1.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

There were no apologies.

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:

County councillor Michael Green declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 21 – An Update on the Lancashire Central – Cuerden Site as a member of South Ribble Borough Council.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 7 March 2019 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

13.

Children and Family Wellbeing Service - Outcome of Second Phase Consultation pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report presenting the outcomes of a further review of Children and Family Wellbeing service delivery settings, following on from the decision at Cabinet at its meeting on 8 November 2018.

 

Cabinet noted that the review took into account a range of factors and included a public consultation on the proposals. Cabinet also noted the in-depth analysis in the papers before them, including in relation to the consultation, and thanked officers involved in the production of the report.

 

Resolved: That:

  i.  the findings of the further consideration and consultation as set out in the consultation report be noted

  ii.  the revised proposals for the Children and Family Wellbeing Service, as detailed in this report, be implemented with effect from May 2019.

4.

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

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to commence the following procurement exercises in accordance with the county council's procurement rules:

  i.  The provision of mental health employment support, resilience and social recovery services.

  ii.  An approved provider list for the supply of care services in supported housing.

  iii.  Planned and reactive vehicle parts and repair service.

 

Resolved:That the commencement of procurement exercises for the following areas be approved:

  i.  The provision of mental health employment support, resilience and social recovery services.

  ii.  An approved provider list for the supply of care services in supported housing.

  iii.  Planned and reactive vehicle parts and repair service.

 

5.

Works to Operational Premises - Condition Led Programme pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Please note that Appendix A to this report is in Part II and appears as item No. 19 on the Agenda.

 

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for the allocation of capital funding to address a phase of high priority building condition repairs and statutory programmes of remedial works to the operational premises portfolio.

It was noted that the details of the programme were included in the Appendix listed at Item 19 in the "Part II" section of the agenda.

 

Resolved: That the proposed list of maintenance and statutory compliance schemes across operational premises, detailed at Appendix 'A', totalling £9.88m, be approved

6.

Proposed 2019/20 Road Safety and Cycling Safety Programmes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet received a report setting out detailed programmes of work relating to the Road Safety and Cycling Safety programme, delivered as part of the anticipated 2019/20 Integrated Transport grant funding from the Department for Transport.

 

Resolved:  That the proposed 2019/20 New Start Road Safety and Cycling Safety programme funded by the anticipated 2019/20 Integrated Transport Block set out in the report be approved

7.

Booth Street, Vale Street and Station Road, Haslingden Cycle Track and Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet received a report outlining proposals to provide a cycle track with right of way on foot along a length of Booth Street, Vale Street and Station Road, Haslingden, which is part of National Cycle Route 6.

 

Resolved: That the proposed creation of a cycle track with right of way on foot and the implementation of No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions as set out in the report be approved.

8.

St Crispin Way, Flip Road and Grane Road, Haslingden Cycle Track and Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Minutes:

This report outlines proposals to provide a cycle track with right of way on foot along lengths of St Crispin Way, Flip Road and Grane Road Haslingden, which is part of National Cycle Route 6.

 

Resolved: That the proposed provision of three cycle track lengths with right of way on foot and the implementation of No Waiting At Any Time Restrictions as set out in the report be approved.

9.

Awarding of Small Grants to Third Sector Groups which are Registered with the Children and Family Wellbeing Service, including Grants to Individual Young People pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report setting out the recommendations of District Youth Councils in relation to the award of small grants to third sector groups.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations of the District Youth Councils on the applications for grants from third sector groups which are registered with the Children and Family Wellbeing Service, as set out in the report, be approved.

10.

Future of Bleasdale Church of England Primary School pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet received a report on the outcome of a consultation on a proposal to close Bleasdale Church of England, following a request from the governing board and in partnership with the Diocese of Blackburn. It was noted that, under the statutory process, the authority was now required to consider the responses to the stage 1 consultation and decide whether to publish a Statutory Notice on the proposal.  

 

Resolved: That

  i.  the consultation arrangements that were undertaken and the responses that were received in respect of the authority's proposal be noted.

  ii.  the authority publishes a Statutory Notice of its proposal to close Bleasdale Church of England Primary School, with implementation commencing from 31 August 2019.

11.

Lancashire Children's Social Care Staying Put Policy 2019-2020 - A Review of Policy, Procedure and Financial Support pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered a draft revised "Staying Put policy and procedure that would provide comprehensive information and guidance to young people, foster carers and staff, and which reflected the proposed changes to the financial arrangements.

 

Resolved: That the updated Lancashire Children's Social Care Staying Put Policy 2019-2020 and the revised funding arrangements, as set out in the report, be approved.

12.

Lancashire's Financial Procedures for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Minutes:

Cabinet received a report setting out a revised Care Leavers Financial Entitlements policy reflecting proposed changes to the existing financial arrangements.

 

Resolved: That the updated Lancashire's Financial Procedures for Care Leavers and the increase in allowances as set out in the report be approved

14.

Urgent Decisions taken by the Leader of the County Council and the relevant Cabinet Member(s)

The following urgent decisions have been taken by the Leader of the County Council and the relevant Cabinet Member(s) in accordance with Standing Order C17 since the last meeting of Cabinet, and can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link(s):

 

-  Protocol for Grants to the Community and Voluntary Sector

-  North West Rural Community Energy Fund

-  Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Limited - Appointment of an Interim Chief Executive Officer

-  Lancashire Enterprise Partnership - Appointment of Blackpool Council as a Company Member

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Minutes:

The urgent decisions taken by the Leader and relevant Cabinet Members were noted.

15.

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.

16.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 at 2.00 pm at County Hall, Preston.

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Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of Cabinet would be held at 2pm on Thursday 16 May at County Hall, Preston.

17.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

No representations have been received.

 

Click here to see the published Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private.

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Minutes:

Cabinet noted the Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private and that no representations had been received.

18.

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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Minutes:

Resolved:That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public 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.

19.

Appendix A of Item 5 - Works to Operational Premises - Condition Led Programme

(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)

 

The appendix was noted.

20.

Civil Parking Enforcement

(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)

 

Cabinet considered a report on the arrangements for the civil parking enforcement contract in Lancashire.

 

Resolved: That the recommendation set out in the report be approved.

21.

An Update on the Lancashire Central - Cuerden Site

(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)

 

Cabinet considered an update on the Lancashire Central – Cuerden site.

 

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

22.

An Update on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

(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)

 

Cabinet considered an update on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

 

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

23.

Educational Provision in Burnley

(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)

 

Cabinet considered a report on proposals to provide additional school places in Burnley.

 

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

24.

Proposals Relating to Libraries - Chatburn

(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)

 

Cabinet considered a report relating to the re-instatement of library services in Chatburn.

 

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