Decisions

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Key Decision definition: A key decision means an executive decision which is likely:

(a) to result in the council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are significant having regard to the council's budget for the service or function which the decision relates; or

(b) to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the council.

For the purposes of (a) above, the threshold for "significant" is £1.7 million.

Decisions

09/04/2020 - Proposed Closure of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form ref: 18108    Recommendations Approved

On 16 January 2020, Cabinet agreed to a statutory notice being published to begin a representation period on the proposed closure of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form. A statutory proposal document was published in relation to the proposed closure of the school, with effect from 31 August 2020. The representation period took place from 29 January to 3 March 2020. 

 

As part of the statutory process, a decision must now be taken about the proposal and this will be done by Lancashire County Council, as the decision maker. If the authority does not make a decision within two months from the end of the representation period, the proposal and any representations about the proposal must be passed to the schools adjudicator for a decision.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C21 have been complied with.

 

This decision is urgent and cannot await the next meeting of Cabinet. The reason for this is that all formal meetings of the council, including Cabinet, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this decision has been deemed to be business critical by the relevant Executive Director. This decision is therefore being taken on behalf of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council  and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order C16(1).

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 09/04/2020

Effective from: 09/04/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Mid Rossendale; Nelson East; Pendle Central; Rossendale East; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Sarah Hirst


09/04/2020 - Proposal to Discontinue the Local Authority's Maintenance of Wennington Hall School ref: 18106    Recommendations Approved

Between 3 February and 16 March 2020, the county council consulted on a proposal to discontinue the local authority's maintenance of Wennington Hall School, Lancaster. Under the statutory process, the authority is now required to consider the responses to the stage 1 consultation and decide whether to publish a Statutory Notice on the proposal.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide the information necessary for that decision to be considered.

 

This decision is urgent and cannot await the next meeting of Cabinet. The reason for this is that all formal meetings of the council, including Cabinet, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this decision has been deemed to be business critical by the relevant Executive Director. This decision is therefore being taken on behalf of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council  and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order C16(1).

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 09/04/2020

Effective from: 09/04/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: Will Gale


09/04/2020 - The Proposal to Close Hendon Brook Short Stay School ref: 18107    Recommendations Approved

On 16 January 2020, Cabinet agreed to the publication of a public notice to begin a representation period on the proposal to close Hendon Brook Short Stay School, Nelson, which would take effect from 31 August 2020. The formal consultation (or representation) period took place from 31 January to 28 February 2020.

 

As part of the process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal by Lancashire County Council. This decision should be taken within two months of the representation period ending.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C21 have been complied with.

 

This decision is urgent and cannot await the next meeting of Cabinet. The reason for this is that all formal meetings of the council, including Cabinet, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this decision has been deemed to be business critical by the relevant Executive Director. This decision is therefore being taken on behalf of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council  and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order C16(1).

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 09/04/2020

Effective from: 09/04/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Lead officer: Will Gale


26/03/2020 - Crisis Payment to Adult Social Care Suppliers ref: 18075    Recommendations Approved

On 20 March 2020, adult social care suppliers were reassured that, should they experience financial crisis, the council would look to support them through providing a cash advance.


The Government's Cabinet Office has made a number of provisions effective immediately until 30 June 2020.

 

This decision is urgent and cannot await the next meeting of Cabinet. The reason for this is that all formal meetings of the council, including Cabinet, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this decision has been deemed to be business critical by Corporate Management Team. This decision is therefore being taken on behalf of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Adult Services in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order C28(1).

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 26/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council and the Cabinet Member for Adult Services approved the recommendation as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman, Neil Kissock


03/03/2020 - Education Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2019/20 ref: 17984    For Determination

Members to receive report on the work programme for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 03/03/2020 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

The work plan for the Education Scrutiny Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year was presented to the Committee. The topics included were identified at the work planning workshop held on 22 July 2019.

 

It was noted that a work programming session would be arrange for members of the committee shortly after the county councils AGM meeting in May 2020, to look at the work programme for the next municipal year.

 

The committee requested an update on the School Improvement Model and the Early Years Strategy to be presented to the committee before the end of 2020.

 

Resolved: The report and work plan presented be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


03/03/2020 - Developing the Approach and Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ref: 17983    For Determination

Progress update on the implementation of principles following August Cabinet report.

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 03/03/2020 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

Sarah Callaghan, Director of Education and Skills presented information setting out the actions being taken to enable the county council to fulfil its responsibilities for ensuring the sufficiency of provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities over the next five years. It was reported that the actions detailed in the report was consistent with the principles agreed by Cabinet in August 2019. A copy of the presentation is attached to the minutes.

 

In relation to the provision of SEND units attached to mainstream schools, Members' raised concerns about the condition of some of the existing school buildings. Members were informed that schools received a set of criteria as part of the expression of interest process which would help to establish whether the school was fit for purpose.

 

Members' were advised that the submissions deadline for applications was 20 March 2020 and responses back to the schools chosen was 3 April 2020. Information on the schools chosen would be shared with members at a later date.

 

Members' expressed concerns about the readiness of staff and ensuring that they have the necessary training and qualifications needed. It was noted that the training being provided for staff was constantly under review to establish the impact and the uptake of the training.

 

Commenting on the report, Members requested further information on the proposed schools locality network which was aiming to bring education and children services teams together. It was noted that to date, there had been 30 proposed locality networks, and aims for these networks to be established by September 2020. In terms of models being used elsewhere, members were informed about a paper produced by the Isos Partnership from the Local Government Association which is looking at other models, including case studies. A copy of this paper would be circulated around members of the committee.

 

Resolved: That;

 

  i.  The feedback on the information presented in the report be noted;

  ii.  Information on the schools chosen for attached units be shared with the committee at a later date; and

  iii.  The paper produced by the Isos Partnership from the Local Government Association be circulated around the committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sally Richardson


03/03/2020 - Early Years Strategy 2020- 2023 ref: 17982    For Determination

Update on strategy progress with health

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 03/03/2020 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

The Chair welcomed Sarah Callaghan, Director of Education and Skills and Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health to the meeting.

 

The report presented provided an update on the development of Lancashire's Early Years Strategy. In presenting the report, members were provided with a presentation that covered the key priorities and objectives for the Early Years Strategy, including the outcomes of each of these key priorities. A copy of the presentation can be found at Appendix 'C' of the report.

 

Responding to the report and presentation, the following concerns and key issues were raised by the committee:

 

Members' raised concerns regarding the pressures being faced by teachers, in teaching and looking after children with complex medical needs. In response, Members' were informed that by focussing on early years this should help reduce the dependency on teachers. This included additional support for Early Years Providers and around language and speech therapies.

 

Members' were keen to learn more about the current collaboration arrangements utilised by Lancashire County Council and different community groups. It was noted that the county council is currently in the process of setting up a network of different groups, which included schools, nurseries, community groups, health visitors, etc. to ensure support for a child was being given at a local level and in their own community. Members' requested an update on the progress of setting up the networks to come to a future meeting of the committee.

 

Resolved: That;

 

  i.  The feedback provided on the report be noted; and

  ii.  An update on the progress of the local networks be provided at a future meeting of the Education Scrutiny Committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Duckworth


03/03/2020 - Schools Causing Concerns Task and Finish Group Final Report ref: 17956    For Determination

Members to receive the final report of the Schools Causing Concerns task and finish group.

Decision Maker: Education Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 03/03/2020 - Education Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 24/03/2020

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

The Chair presented the Schools Causing Concerns Task and Finish Group Final Report to the meeting.

 

The report summarised the findings from the task group work which has sought to further understand what constitutes a school categorised as 'causing concern', the provision to these schools from the county council and the pressures faced by schools.

 

In presenting the report, the Chair gave his thanks to all members of the task group and to all the officers involved in producing the report.

 

Resolved: That;

 

  i.  The report be noted; and

  ii.  The recommendations of the task and finish group, as set out at Appendix 'A' of the report be supported.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


23/03/2020 - Test officer decision 23.03.2020    Recommendations Approved

Background of my decision

Decision Maker: Test post

Decision due date: 23/03/2020

Lead officer: Craig Alker

Notice of decision: 23/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons


23/03/2020 - Delegation of Executive Functions to officers - COVID-19 Pandemic ref: 18048    Recommendations Approved

Proposals for the delegation of executive functions to officers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Josh Mynott


06/03/2020 - Local Pensions Partnership update ref: 18039    Recommendations Approved

to provide committee with an update on the activity of LPP over the last quarter

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


06/03/2020 - Investment Panel report ref: 18040    Recommendations Approved

A report on the recent work undertaken by the panel

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


06/03/2020 - Local Pensions Partnership Strategic Plan 2020-25 and Annual Budget ref: 18038    Recommendations Approved

A report from LPP on their strategic plan and budget for 2020-21

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


06/03/2020 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Performance Overview ref: 18041    Recommendations Approved

The latest performance information from LPP

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


06/03/2020 - Lancashire County Pension - Q3 budget monitoring ref: 18029    Recommendations Approved

Review of financial performance to end of December 2019 against budget and updated forecast for year ended 31 March 2020

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

The Committee considered a report on the financial performance of the Fund for the 9 months up to the 31st December, 2019, together with a comparison to the budget for the same period and an updated forecast for the year ending 31st March 2020.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the analysis of the variances between actual and budgeted results and the budgeted income/expenditure for the period up to 31st December 2019, as set out in the report presented, is noted.

 

2.  That the forecast financial results for the year ending 31st March 2020, as set out in the report presented, is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Helen Gallacher


06/03/2020 - Responsible Investment Report ref: 18033    Recommendations Approved

Update on responsible investment for the fund.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

The Committee considered a report on how the Fund was being supported to fulfil its commitment to long term responsible asset ownership in line with the approach set out in the Investment Strategy Statement and the Responsible Investment Policy.

 

Earlier Mr R Branagh, Managing Director from the London Pension Fund Authority, had reported that as the Authority was in the process of reviewing its responsible investment/climate change policies and filling a vacancy of its Board it was unlikely to be in a position to take part in any joint Working Group on responsible investment for at least 6 months.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the updates on responsible investment activity associated with supporting the Fund to fulfil its duty to act in the best long term interests of Fund beneficiaries are noted.

 

2.  That the Fund does not become a signatory to the new UK Stewardship Code (2020) and instead recognise that the regulatory and stewardship requirements are met through the Local Pensions Partnership Investments being a signatory. 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


06/03/2020 - Funding Strategy Statement ref: 18031    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the Fund's revised Funding Strategy Statement following the results of the 2019 valuation and recent consultation on the draft Funding Strategy Statement.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the revised Funding Strategy Statement for the Lancashire County Pension Fund which incorporated the requirements set out in the Investment Strategy Statement and took account of comments received during the recent consultation period.

 

In considering the report the Committee noted a typographical error under 'Actuarial Assumptions' where the text should read that the real return over CPI inflation for determining the past service liabilities is 1.4% per annum and for determining the future service ("Primary") contribution rates is 2.15% per annum.

 

Resolved: That, subject to the amendment of the text under 'Actuarial Assumptions' to show that the real return over CPI inflation for determining future service contribution rates is 2.15%, the revised Funding Strategy Statement, as set out in the Appendix to the report presented, is approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


06/03/2020 - Lancashire County Pension Fund - External Audit Plan 2019/20 ref: 18028    Recommendations Approved

To present the Grant Thornton External Audit Plan for Lancashire County Pension Fund for the year ending 31 March 2020

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

Ms Pieri, the Senior Manager from Grant Thornton UK LLP presented a report on the proposed nature and scope of work to be covered by the 2019/20

Audit Plan. When considering the report the Committee noted the specific areas to be covered by the audit and discussed in detail the proposed auditor's fee and the associated additional fee in relation to the provision of IAS19 assurance to scheme employer auditors.

 

Resolved: That the scope of the Audit Plan for 2019/20, as set out in the report, is noted and the Head of the Fund have further discussions with the Senior Manager from Grant Thornton in relation to the total fees associated with the 2019/20 audit and report back to the next meeting. 

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Helen Gallacher


06/03/2020 - Lancashire County Pension Fund - Budget for year ending 31 March 2021 ref: 18030    Recommendations Approved

To provide a one year financial budget for the year ending 31 March 2021.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the one year budget for the Lancashire County Pension Fund for the year ending 31st March 2021 which forecast that the net income available for investment (before accounting for changes in the market value of investments during the year) would be £219m.

 

The Committee discussed the performance of investments, the potential impact on markets of the Covid-19 virus and the increase in the market value of the Fund's assets and associated investment management fees.

 

Resolved: That the Lancashire County Pension Fund budget for the year ending 31st March 2021, as set out in Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Helen Gallacher


06/03/2020 - Feedback from members of the Committee on pension related training ref: 18032    Recommendations Approved

A report on training received by members of the Committee since the last meeting.

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the attendance by members of the Committee at a workshop on the Local Pension Partnership budget on 7th February 2020.

 

County Councillor Dowding referred to her attendance at the LAPF Strategic Investment Forum on the 6th February 2020 (reported to the previous meeting) and the Chair asked that she share any reference material from the event with other members via the online Library

 

Resolved: That the report is noted.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


06/03/2020 - Minutes of the previous meeting. ref: 18027    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

The Chair informed the meeting that the capital restructure of the Local Pensions Partnership considered at the last meeting had been approved by the Full Council on the 27th February 2020.

 

Resolved: That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th February 2020 are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 


06/03/2020 - Urgent Business ref: 18035    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

No items of urgent business were raised at the meeting under this heading.

 


06/03/2020 - Date of Next Meeting ref: 18036    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on the 19th June 2020 at 10.30am (preceded by a 30 minute private briefing) in Committee Room 'C' - The Duke of Lancaster Room at County Hall, Preston.

 


06/03/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 18037    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the press and 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 paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as indicated against the heading of each item. It was considered that in all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 


06/03/2020 - Approval of 2020/21 Work Plan for the Lancashire Local Pension Board. ref: 18034    Recommendations Approved

Under the terms of reference the Lancashire Local pension board is required to submit an annual work plan to the Pension Fund Committee

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

Mr Bourne, Chair of the Lancashire Local pension Board presented a report on the proposed 2020/21 work plan for the Board and highlighted that key areas of interest would be communications and to hold the Local Pensions Partnership to account.

 

Resolved: That the 2020/21 work plan for the Lancashire Local Pension Board, as set out in Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is approved.

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


06/03/2020 - Welcome and Apologies ref: 18025    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed the Committee that Mr C Rule had recently been appointed as Chief Executive and Mr R J Tomlinson as the Chief Investment Officer at the Local Pensions Partnership.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Smith.

 

Resolved: That the Committee place on record their congratulation to Mr C Rule and Mr RJ Tomlinson on their appointment as Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer respectively at the Local Pensions Partnership.

 


06/03/2020 - Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests ref: 18026    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 06/03/2020 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

No declarations of interest in relation to items on the agenda were made at this point in the meeting.

 


14/01/2020 - Local Pensions Partnership Administration update ref: 18023    Recommendations Approved

An update on the administration service

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


14/01/2020 - Breaches reported to Pension Fund Committee since the last meeting ref: 18024    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

It was reported that as no information relating to breaches was available for presentation at the meeting details would be circulated to members of the Board outside of the meeting.

 

The Board discussed the future reporting on breaches and noted that in January 2019 it had been agreed that updates on contributions breaches would be presented on a 6 monthly basis and at every meeting in relation to data.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That an update regarding any contribution/data breaches since the last meeting be circulated to members of the Board for information.

 

2.  That in future the Board receive a written quarterly report in relation to contribution and data breaches for the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

 

 


14/01/2020 - Urgent Business ref: 18019    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

No items of business were raised under this item.


14/01/2020 - Date of Next Meeting ref: 18021    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting of the Board would be held at 2pm on the 21st April 2020 in Meeting Room CHG: 04 at County Hall, Preston.

 


14/01/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 18022    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the press and 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 paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated on each item. It is considered that in all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


14/01/2020 - Feedback from members of the Board on pension related training, conferences and events. ref: 18018    Recommendations Approved

A report on training which members of the Board have been involved with since the last meeting.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Mr Pounder reported that he had found the Fundamentals Training Programme he attended to be helpful with regard to his understanding of pensions and recommended the programme for any future new members of the Board. Mrs Haigh reported that the internal workshop on the role of the Local Authority Pensions Fund Forum had been interesting, though some aspects had been too detailed and Ms Moult informed the Board that the Practitioners Conference in November 2019 had been informative and included some useful presentations.

 

The Head of the Pension Fund reported that feedback on external conferences/internal workshops was used to shape the future programme of training for members of the Board both in terms of subject matter and identifying those events which were considered the most beneficial.

 

Resolved: That the feedback given at the meeting in relation to the training received by members of the Board since the last meeting is noted.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


14/01/2020 - 2020/21 Programme of Meetings. ref: 18020    Recommendations Approved

A proposed programme of meetings for the Lancashire Local Pension Board in 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

It was reported that in October 2019 the full council had approved a programme of meetings for its Cabinet and Committees (including the Pension Fund Committee) up to March 2021. Consideration has been given to an associated programme of meetings for the Lancashire Local Pension Board and, after consulting with the Chair and the Head of Fund, a set of proposed dates had been agreed which had subsequently been shared with the members of the Board.

 

Resolved: That the 2020/21 programme of meetings for the Board is approved with meetings to be held at 2.00pm in Exchange Room 6 on the 4th Floor of County Hall at Preston on the following dates.

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020.

Tuesday 13th October 2020.

Tuesday 19th January 2021.

Tuesday 20th April 2021.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


14/01/2020 - Review of the Terms of Reference of the Board. ref: 18016    Recommendations Approved

A report on the proposed revised Terms of Reference for the Board.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Mr Neville, Senior Democratic Services Officer, reported that in accordance with the 2019/20 Work Plan the Terms of Reference of the Board had been reviewed.

 

The Board discussed the various proposed amendments to the Terms of Reference, as set out in the Appendix to the report, particularly with regard to  the role of the Chair, the budget allocated to the Board, the quorum for meetings and the reimbursement of employers regarding time spent by employees in fulfilling their duties as members of the Board.

 

Following the discussion it was agreed that further work be done on some sections of the Terms of Reference and that a revised version be shared with all members of the Board outside of the meeting.

 

Resolved: That a revised version of the Terms of Reference be circulated to all members of the Board outside of the meeting for review and comment so that a final draft can be presented to the Pension Fund Committee on the 6th March 2020 for consideration.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


14/01/2020 - 'Good Governance in the LGPS' Project Update ref: 18015    Recommendations Approved

A report providing an update on the 'Good Governance in the LGPS' Project.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the most recent update with regard to the Scheme Advisory Board's 'Good Governance in the LGPS' project, which included  recommendations covering areas such as conflicts of interest, representation, skills/training and compliance/improvement.

 

The Chair identified a number of recommendations in the Appendix where the Board would be able to provide valuable input and it was acknowledged that measures were already place in relation to some other recommendations. It was noted that in due course Officers would review any firm proposals agreed by the Scheme Advisory Board against existing governance arrangements for the Fund ahead of the publication of any statutory guidance.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the recommendations set out in the November 2019 report by the Scheme Advisory Board regarding Phase II of the 'Good Governance in the LGPS' project are noted.

 

2.  That the current governance arrangements of the Fund be reviewed against any statutory guidance issued by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and a further report presented to a future meeting of the Board before any recommended changes are referred to the Pension Fund Committee.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board Workplan 2020/21 ref: 18017    Recommendations Approved

To outline work of the Board for the next financial year

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

A number of amendments/additions were suggested in relation to the proposed 2020/21 work plan for the Board and the Head of the Pension Fund undertook to update the draft work plan and circulated it to all Board members outside of the meeting for comment so that a final version could be presented to the Pension Fund Committee for information.

 

Resolved: That the Head of the Pension Fund update the draft 2020/21work plan to take account of the comments made at the meeting and circulate a revised version to all members of the Board for comment so that a final version can be agreed and presented to a future Pension Fund Committee for information.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


14/01/2020 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Compliance with the Pension Regulator Requirements ref: 18014    Recommendations Approved

A compliance statement against the TPR's Code of Practice 14

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Mr Master, the Governance & Risk Officer, presented a report on the updated Compliance Statement for the Lancashire County Pension Fund and confirmed that overall compliance against the Code of Practice 14 was good. He also reminded the members of the Board that the next internal pensions workshop on the 22nd January 2020 would look at the work of the Pension Regulator.

 

Resolved: That the revised Compliance Statement for the Lancashire County Pension Fund, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report presented, is approved

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


14/01/2020 - Apologies ref: 18009    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Mr K Wallbank and County Councillor P Britcliffe.

 


14/01/2020 - Minutes of the last meeting ref: 18011    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

It was noted that the draft Communications Policy for the Fund and the Local Pension Partnership Strategic Plan would be presented to the Pension Fund Committee on the 7th February 2020 as the meeting in November had been cancelled following the announcement of the General Election.

 

With regard to the number of members of the Fund had asked for information to be sent to them through the post it was reported that 3,616 requests had been received, representing 2% of the total membership (176,476) at 31st March 2019. Information regarding numbers of new members and those who had chosen to opt out of the LGPS had been circulated to Board members since the last meeting. The Board noted that over the last 5 years there had been a gradual reduction in the number of members who had opted out of the scheme which was similar to the average rate of other LGPS funds in England and Wales.

 

The Head of Fund informed the meeting that officers were working with the Local Pensions Partnership to develop a Governance Charter which would address the request for a briefing on the on the responsibilities of shareholders and role/structure of the Partnership made at the last meeting.

 

Resolved:

 

1.  That the updates given at the meeting are noted and the Minutes of the meeting held on the 15th October 2019 are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 

2.  That a report on the Governance Charter for the Local Pensions Partnership be presented to a future meeting of the Board in response to the request for a briefing on the role/structure of the Partnership made at the meeting on the 15th October, 2019.

 


14/01/2020 - Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests ref: 18010    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

No declarations of interest were made at this point in the meeting with regard to items on the agenda.

 


14/01/2020 - Draft Funding Strategy Statement ref: 18013    Recommendations Approved

The Draft Funding Strategy for the Lancashire County Pension Fund is currently out to consultation. The Board are asked to note the contents of the draft statement and are invited to provide any comments they may have to the Head of Fund for consideration as part of this consultation.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the draft Funding Strategy Statement which the Lancashire County Pension Fund is required to produce under the terms of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations.

 

In considering the report the Board recognised that the draft Statement was both comprehensive and applicable to the different types and size of employer within the Lancashire County Pension Fund. It was noted that all interested parties were being consulted on the draft Statement with a deadline for receipt of comments of the 31st January 2020. An updated draft would then be presented to the Pension Fund Committee on the 7th February 2020 with a final version of the Statement being presented for approval at the meeting on 6th March 2020. 

 

Resolved: That individual members of the Board forward any specific comments they may have on the draft Funding Strategy Statement to the Head of the Pension Fund before the 31st January, 2020, so that they can be taken into account when finalising the Statement before it is submitted to the Pension Fund Committee for approval.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


14/01/2020 - Regulatory Update ref: 18012    Recommendations Approved

Regular report setting out an update on various pension related regulatory issues to assist Board members to exercise their functions.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Mr Smith, Technical Adviser (Pensions) presented a report which updated the Board on the following pension regulatory issues.

 

a)  An expected consultation on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme in response to the McCloud judgement

b)  The publication of statistics for 2018/19 regarding income, expenditure, membership, retirements and other activities within the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales which generally reflected the position in the Lancashire Fund.

c)  The production of seven 'Pensions Made Simple' videos by the Local Government Association.

d)  The amendment of the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations to introduce survivor benefits payable to opposite-sex couples in civil partnerships.

e)  Draft statutory guidance for the Local Government Pension Scheme in relation to survivor benefits.

f)  Updates on consultations by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding

·  The Fair Deal

·  The introduction of provisions for an exit payments cap

·  The local valuation cycle and the management of employer risk

 

Resolved: That the updates on regulatory matters, as set out in the report presented and given at the meeting, are noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


29/01/2020 - Amendments to the Terms of Reference - Regulatory Committee and<br/>Amendments to the Scheme of Delegation to Chief Officers -<br/>Delegation of Functions relating to dealing with Applications for Public Path Orders under the Highways Act 1980<br/> ref: 18005    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 29/01/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

A report was presented relating to the addition of restricted byways into the terms of reference of the Committee and possible amendments to the Scheme of Delegation, the effect of which would provide for the delegation of functions relating to dealing with applications for public path orders for the diversion or extinguishment of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways under the Highways Act 1980.

 

It was reported that, at present, the Committee could decide, under the Highways Act 1980, whether to approve agreements or make or not make Orders relating to footpaths and bridleways. Since 2006, the various statutory provisions have also referred to restricted byways - a right of way on foot, on horseback or leading a horse, and a right of way in or on vehicles other than mechanically propelled vehicles. The Committee were advised, therefore, that the various powers in respect of restricted byways be added to their terms of reference.

 

In addition, a change was suggested in relation to the powers in paragraphs (c) and (g) of Section 2 of the terms of reference, to delegate the power to refuse to make public path diversion or extinguishment orders under Sections 119 and 118 of the Highways Act 1980, to the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, and that he be delegated to decide that an Order not be made in the circumstances set out below, if he considers it appropriate after taking relevant officer advice:

 

·  Where a new route for a diversion under S119 would be, for a significant distance, less than Lancashire County Council's standard minimum width of 2m for footpath, 3m for bridleway or restricted byway;

·  Where a new route for a diversion under S119 would be subject to the right to have unnecessary structures or unnecessarily restrictive structures;

·  Where a new route for a diversion under S119 would be substantially less convenient in terms of alignment or gradient;

·  Where a new route for a diversion under S119 would result in the enjoyment of the path as a whole being significantly reduced because a feature visible from the old route would no longer be visible;

·  Where a footpath, bridleway or restricted byway proposed to be extinguished under S118 is currently used to more than a trivial extent and no new public route is proposed as an alternative;

·  Where a footpath, bridleway or restricted byway proposed to be extinguished under Section 118 has only recently become available to the public and no new public route is proposed as an alternative;

·  Where a footpath, bridleway or restricted byway proposed to be extinguished under S118 is unavailable to the public or there has been significant deterrent to public use and no new public route is proposed as an alternative.

 

Resolved: The Committee approved:

 

(i) That Section 2 of the terms of reference of the Regulatory Committee be amended to reflect the powers in connection with restricted byways and therefore read:

 

2.  To exercise the following functions, duties and powers of the Council under the Highways Act 1980:

 

(a)  to authorise creation of footpaths, bridleways or restricted byways by agreement under Section 25;

(b)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation Orders for the creation of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways under Section 26;

(c)   to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation Orders for the extinguishment of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways in accordance with Section 118;

(d)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation rail crossing extinguishment orders under Section 118A;

(e)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation special extinguishment orders for the purpose of preventing or reducing crime or of protecting school pupils or staff under Section 118B;

(f)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation public path extinguishment orders (Section 118ZA) and special extinguishment orders (Section 118C);

(g)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation Orders for the diversion of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways in accordance with Section 119;

(h)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation rail crossing diversion orders under Section 119A;

(i)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation special diversion orders for the purpose of preventing or reducing crime or of protecting school pupils or staff under Section 119B;

(j)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation SSSI diversion orders under Section 119D;

(k)  to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation public path diversion orders (Section 119ZA) and a special diversion order (Section 119C(4);

 

(ii) The delegation of the power to refuse to make public path diversion or extinguishment orders under Sections 119 and 118 of the Highways Act 1980, to the Head of Service for Planning and Environment in the circumstances as set out within the report.

 

(iii) That the decision to not make an Order in the circumstances listed above be no longer a function power or responsibility solely reserved to the Regulatory Committee, but instead able to be made by the Head of Service for Planning and Environment under the county council's Scheme of Delegation to Heads of Service (Appendix B in the Constitution), noting that the power to decide to make such an Order would still rest only with Regulatory Committee.

 

(iv) That Section 2 of the terms of reference of the Regulatory Committee be further amended to read:

 

2. To exercise the following functions, duties and powers of the Council under the Highways Act 1980:

 

 (c) to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation Orders for the extinguishment of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways in accordance with Section 118, with the exception of those which are delegated to the Head of Service for Planning and Environment.

 

(g) to decide whether to make and promote to confirmation Orders for the diversion of footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways in accordance with Section 119, with the exception of those which are delegated to the Head of Service for Planning and Environment.

 

(v) That Full Council be asked to ratify the necessary changes to the Constitution as a result of the above.


29/01/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Deletion and addition of part of Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287, Hyndburn<br/>File No. 804-612<br/> ref: 18006    For Determination

Investigation into the deletion and addition of part of Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 from the Definitive Map and Statement in accordance with File No. 804-612.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 29/01/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on an investigation into the deletion and addition of part of Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 from the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way.

 

A CON29 local authority search had shown that the recorded legal line of Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 passed through the property known as 186 Belthorn Road, Oswaldtwistle, Hyndburn, BB1 2NY, along the line marked by a solid black line between points A-B on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers. The footpath, as recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement had not been subject to a legal Order to divert or extinguish any part of the footpath, and therefore the legal line of the footpath remained along that line.

 

The Committee noted that a thorough search conducted by the county council in relation to the history of the footpath identified that all maps pre-dating the publication of the Revised Definitive Map (First Review) and Statement recorded Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 along Chapel Street, on the route shown as a thick dashed line between point C and point B as shown on the Committee plan.

 

The Investigating Officer was satisfied that, in this instance, the Revised Definitive Map (First Review) was incorrect due to a drafting error which showed a 'kink' created on the line of the footpath, placing it through the property along the route A-B. It was reported that the correct line of the footpath should be recorded along Chapel Street, between point C and point B on the Committee plan.

 

The owners, who were in the process of selling the property had been advised that a detailed report would be presented to Regulatory Committee Members, seeking approval for a Definitive Map Modification Order to be made to delete the footpath through the property, and for the addition of the footpath on it's correct line.

 

Resolved:

 

(i) That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) andSection 53(3)(c)(iii) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to delete from the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way part of Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 through 186 Belthorn Road, and shown between points A-B on the Committee plan.

 

(ii) That being satisfied that the test for confirmation can be met, the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

(iii) That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way a footpath from Belthorn Road along Chapel Street to a point on Footpath Oswaldtwistle 287 as shown on the Committee plan between points C-B.

 

(iv) That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met, the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

 

Divisions affected: Oswaldtwistle;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


29/01/2020 - Determination of Town and Village Green Application VG107 relating to land at 'Waterbarn Recreation Ground', Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup ref: 18007    For Determination

The appointment of an Inspector to hear the evidence and report in respect of Application No. VG107 relating to land at 'Waterbarn Recreation Ground', Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 29/01/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

A report was presented in relation to the appointment of an Inspector to hear the evidence and report in respect of Application No. VG107 relating to land at 'Waterbarn Recreation Ground', Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.

 

The Committee had considered a report at their meeting in June 2019 on the establishment of a Special Sub-Committee with power to act in relation to this application and resolved as follows:

 

'(i)  Approved the establishment of a Special Sub-Committee to determine Application No. VG107 relating to land at Waterbarn Recreation Ground, Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.

 

(ii)  Agreed that, subject to the above, the membership of the Special Sub-Committee for VG 107 be drawn from 3 members of the Regulatory Committee, on the basis of 2 members of the Conservative Group and 1 member of the Labour Group.

 

(iii)  Agreed that nominations to serve on the Special Sub-Committee be submitted by the respective political group secretaries.

 

(iv)  Agreed that the quorum for the Special Sub-Committee be 2 members.'

 

It was reported that, following Committee's meeting in June 2019, the legal representatives of the current landowners (TMJ Contractors Limited) had raised concerns with regards to the Authority's proposed use of a "hearing before members" to test the evidence, which was a procedure sitting outside the statutory provision for an Inquiry before an Inspector. The Committee was advised that although the non-statutory procedure was a lawful and proper procedure, a challenge to its use would involve the authority in expense and officer time.

 

The documents related to this matter were also becoming larger by number and size and significant new decisions dealt with by the senior courts in connection with Town Green law had recently been handed down.

 

In view of the above, the Committee were advised that the primary preference to deal with this application to hold a non-statutory hearing in front of Members was now considered less suitable.

 

In the circumstances, the details of which were provided in the report, it was advised that a public Inquiry be held, as prescribed under the Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2014, appointing an Inspector to hold the Inquiry, and to provide a report and recommendation to the determining authority. Committee Members were advised they could attend the inquiry and listen if they so wished but that it would be the Inspector who would prepare the report and recommendation.

 

It was reported that, following the public inquiry, the independent Inspector would make a recommendation as to whether the application met the statutory criteria under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006. Once the Inspector's report and recommendation had been received, the officer would prepare a report for consideration by the Special Sub-Committee, including all the relevant documents. In addition, the Special Sub-Committee would have received relevant information and training.

 

Resolved: That the Registration Authority hold a "public inquiry" as prescribed under the Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) in particular Part 3 thereof to appoint an Inspector to hold the inquiry and to provide a report and recommendation to the determining authority in connection with the Application VG107 relating to land at 'Waterbarn Recreation Ground', Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale East;

Lead officer: Lindsay Campy, Joanne Mansfield


12/03/2020 - Lancashire Urban Development Fund - Additional Resources ref: 17973    Recommendations Approved

A report on the Lancashire Urban Development Fund.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sean McGrath


12/03/2020 - The Treatment of Residual Waste from 2025 ref: 17969    Recommendations Approved

The council is currently reliant on landfill for the disposal of a significant quantity of the residual waste collected from households in Lancashire. Our existing landfill contract ends in 2025.

 

The Waste service is seeking approval to procure a 15 year contract for the thermal treatment of Lancashire's residual waste from 2025, providing a better environmental solution for the county and potentially reducing costs. The contract would commence in April 2025 and may result in the private sector development of new waste treatment infrastructure within or outside of Lancashire, the utilisation of existing infrastructure nationally, or both.

 

The estimated value of the contract is in the region of £40m per annum.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Scott


12/03/2020 - Capital Strategy for Schools – Condition Led Capital Investment Programme, 2020/21 ref: 17975    Recommendations Approved

Condition led programme for schools. This report sets out the proposals for the allocation of schools capital funding to address a further phase of high priority building condition repairs on Community, Voluntary Controlled and Maintained Schools in Lancashire.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Simon Smith


12/03/2020 - M55 Heyhouses Link Road ref: 17981    Recommendations Approved

The approval of additional county council funding and associated agreements for the completion of the M55 Heyhouses Link Road. Compliance with Standing Orders C19 and C20 was impractical due to the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership deadline of 20 March 2020 to have a fully funded scheme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 12/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Fylde West; Lytham; St Annes South;

Lead officer: Neil Stevens


12/03/2020 - Implementation of the Lancashire and Blackpool Regional Adoption Agency ref: 17970    Recommendations Approved

In May 2015, the government announced changes to the delivery of adoption services which required that, by April 2020, all adoption services would need to be delivered on a regional basis through Regional Adoption Agencies. The aim of this delivery model is to increase the number of children adopted, reduce the length of time children wait to be adopted and to improve post adoption support services to families who have adopted.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Lisa Baron


12/03/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble and Wyre) (Revocation, Amendment, And Various Parking Restrictions March (No1)) Order 201 ref: 17971    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to address anomalies in parking restrictions and to clarify, simplify and tidy up a number of discrepancies that have been identified in the Preston and Wyre districts. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble and Wyre. These restrictions will improve safety on the highway for all users and also provide some amenity parking.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Fleetwood East; Fylde East; Fylde South; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Leyland Central; Lytham; Mid Rossendale; Moss Side & Farington; Pendle Hill; Penwortham West; Poulton le Fylde; Preston City; Preston Rural; Preston South East; Preston South West; Preston West; Rossendale South;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


12/03/2020 - Public Health - Health Care Services ref: 17974    Recommendations Approved

A report on Public Health and Health Care Services.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Chris Lee


12/03/2020 - Toucan Crossing and Shared Use Cycleway, A6 Bolton Road, Chorley ref: 17972    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines proposals to remove footway and provide a cycle track with right of way on foot along three lengths of A6 Bolton Road, Chorley. Proposals for a Toucan crossing required in conjunction with the cycle tracks are also described.

 

Consultation and formal advertising of the proposals has been undertaken with a number of objections received.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley Central;

Lead officer: Zamir Ukadia


12/03/2020 - Consultation regarding the Future of Individual Service Funds in Lancashire ref: 17966    Recommendations Approved

In 2009, Lancashire County Council introduced Individual Service Funds whereby someone's personal budget is managed by a service provider on behalf of the individual. The aim of an Individual Service Fund is to enable the personal budget to be used flexibly to meet someone's changing care needs in line with what is agreed in the support plan.

The current Individual Service Fund offer and the policy, guidance and supporting procedures are out of date. Therefore, there is a need to develop a new policy and procedures to replace current Individual Service Fund arrangements, where appropriate.

 

Through a series of engagement events with service providers and families, we have developed a draft Individual Service Fund policy. We are now in a position to take forward formal consultation to seek feedback on the policy and inform procedures going forward.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Clare Mattinson


12/03/2020 - Review and Redesign of Lancashire's Short Break Offer for Children and Young People with Disabilities ref: 17967    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update to Cabinet regarding the review of Lancashire's Short Break offer, following the Cabinet decision on 8 August 2019.

 

The report sets out a number of recommendations in relation to the delivery of a redesigned Short Break Offer, that will enable the county council to fulfil its statutory responsibilities in relation to the sufficiency of provision of short breaks for children and young people with disabilities, and their parents and carers. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Helen Makinson, Fiona Harris, Dr Sally Richardson


12/03/2020 - Proposed 2020/21 Highway Maintenance, Road Safety, Cycling Safety and Public Rights of Way New Starts Capital Programmes ref: 17968    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends approval of the proposed apportionment of Department for Transport capital grant funding for highway maintenance and  transport in 2020/21 and of a number of detailed programmes of work relating to this funding as set out at Appendices 'D' to 'L'.

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson


11/03/2020 - Proposed Apportionment of Additional Capital Funding for Highway Maintenance

This report requests approval of the proposed apportionment of the additional £5 million of capital funding for highway maintenance approved by Full Council on 13th February 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Eden Project North

Request to the County Council (and other public sector partners) for further financial support.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Barrow

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Will contain comercially sensitive/confidential information


11/03/2020 - Equality Objectives

Public authorities must prepare and publish equality objectives at least every 4 years. Cabinet will be recommended to agree a revised set of equality objectives, aligned to the Corporate Strategy "Our Vision for Lancashire", for the period 2020-2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Carr

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Burnley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Wyre Boroughs) and Preston City) (Revocations and Various Moving Restrictions (May 2019 No1)) Order 201*

This report proposes to introduce a number of restrictions according to the attached schedule and plans to prevent conflicts with traffic and create a safer environment for all road users.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East; Clitheroe; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Poulton le Fylde; Preston Central West; Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Various Locations, Chorley, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre Boroughs and Preston City) (Various Parking Restrictions June-August 2019 (No 1)) Order 201*

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to address anomalies in parking restrictions and to clarify, simplify and tidy up a number of discrepancies that have been identified in Fylde, Ribble Valley and West Lancashire. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Chorley, Fylde, Preston, Rossendale and Wyre. These restrictions will improve safety on the highway for all users and also provide some amenity parking.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Clitheroe; Fylde East; Ormskirk; Poulton le Fylde; Preston Central East; Preston Central West; Preston East; Preston North; Preston Rural; Preston South West; Preston West; Rossendale East; Rossendale West; St Annes South;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Horrobin Lane, Rivington, Cocker Bar Road, Marl Cop, and North Road, Bretherton, Chorley Borough) (Revocation, 30mph, 40mph and 50mph Speed Limits, August 2019) Order 201*

Following investigations it is proposed to make a speed limit order (SLO) to introduce a number of speed restrictions on various roads within Lancashire to improve the safety and operation of the public highway network and to allow for effective enforcement by Lancashire Constabulary

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Locations, Burnley, Chorley, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre) (Revocation, Amendment to Permit Parking Provisions, Various Parking Restrictions and Electri

An experimental Order was created to provide a number of bays complete with the necessary electric equipment to allow drivers to charge electrically powered vehicles. The 6 month consultation period has now ended and it is recommended that the order now be made permanent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Accrington West & Oswaldtwistle Central; Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Chorley Central; Clitheroe; Fleetwood East; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Lancaster Rural North; Leyland Central; Morecambe Central; Pendle Hill; Pendle Rural; Preston City; Ribble Valley North East; Skelmersdale West; West Lancashire East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Procurement Report - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises

In line with the county council's procurement rules Cabinet is asked to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

(i)   Supply of grocery and frozen products to county council establishments
(ii)  Purchase of vehicles and vehicle body building
(iii)   Independent special schools

(iv)   M55 Earthworks

(v)  M55 Heyhouses Link Road scheme delivery

(vi)  Conversion of a footway to a combined foot/cycleway on Carrwood Road

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Major Project and Strategic Development Team

A report to Cabinet to explore increased Capacity requirements for the Strategic Development Team

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/06/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Burns

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Relating to the financial affairs of the authority in respect of staff resource provision


27/02/2020 - Local Pensions Partnership Proposed Capital Restructuring ref: 17943    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a proposal to change the capital structure of the Local pension Partnership.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Abigail Leech


27/02/2020 - Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority ref: 17940    Recommendations Approved

Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority meeting on 16 December 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Frank De Molfetta moved the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority from its meeting on 16 December 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


27/02/2020 - To consider Notices of Motion Submitted under Standing Order B36 ref: 17941    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

1.  It was moved by County Councillor Andrea Kay and seconded by County Councillor David Foxcroft that:

 

Young people are facing varying challenges growing up in the UK in the 21st century. Social media, peer pressure and growing awareness of mental health challenges can cause many young people in our county additional stress and anxiety and it is not always clear to them which way to turn for help.

 

A recent initiative in the Wyre area enabled young people to access information about support networks and organisations in a way that was private and personal. Following the success of this initiative, Council requests the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services to work with secondary schools and further education colleges across the county to implement this scheme and support our young people to access the help they need, when they need it.

 

The following friendly amendment was proposed by County Councillor Sobia Malik in accordance with Standing Order B42:

 

Young people are facing varying challenges growing up in the UK in the 21st century. Social media, peer pressure and growing awareness of mental health challenges can cause many young people in our county additional stress and anxiety and it is not always clear to them which way to turn for help.

 

A recent initiative in the Wyre area enabled young people to access information about support networks and organisations in a way that was private and personal. Following the success of this initiative, Council requests the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services to work with secondary schools and further education colleges across the county to implement this scheme and support our young people. As an authority we recognise the excellent practice with safeguarding in schools and colleges.  Access to mental health services should be integral to their ongoing safeguarding strategy.

 

The friendly amendment was accepted by County Councillor Kay and became the substantive motion.

 

The substantive motion, as amended by County Councillor Malik's friendly amendment, was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

Young people are facing varying challenges growing up in the UK in the 21st century. Social media, peer pressure and growing awareness of mental health challenges can cause many young people in our county additional stress and anxiety and it is not always clear to them which way to turn for help.

 

A recent initiative in the Wyre area enabled young people to access information about support networks and organisations in a way that was private and personal. Following the success of this initiative, Council requests the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services to work with secondary schools and further education colleges across the county to implement this scheme and support our young people. As an authority we recognise the excellent practice with safeguarding in schools and colleges.  Access to mental health services should be integral to their ongoing safeguarding strategy.

 

 


27/02/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 17942    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a proposal to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the consideration of agenda item 15.

 

Resolved: - That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated against the heading to the item.


27/02/2020 - Urgent Business ref: 17944    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

There was no urgent business to be considered.


27/02/2020 - Updates to the Constitution ref: 17932    Recommendations Approved

Various updates to the constitution

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out details of proposed updates to the county council's constitution.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor David Howarth, seconded by County Councillor David Whipp:

 

To amend Article 8 Citizens Rights, under point 5 after "find out what key decisions are to be decided and when by the Cabinet, Committees, Cabinet Members or officers", add the following:

 

"and the right to be represented by their local county councillor at any decision making meetings to speak on their behalf".

 

On being put to the vote the Amendment was LOST.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The amendments to the constitution, as set out in the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to approve consequential amendments to the constitution arising from these changes.

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Josh Mynott


27/02/2020 - Report of the Cabinet (Part B) ref: 17933    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 7 November 2019, 5 December 2019, 16 January 2020 and 6 February 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 7 November 2019, 5 December 2019, 16 January 2020 and 6 February 2020, together with details of an urgent Key Decision taken since the last meeting of Full Council.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Cabinet, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


27/02/2020 - The Urgency Committee ref: 17934    Recommendations Approved

Report of Urgent Business taken on behalf of the Urgency Committee

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Urgency Committee setting out details of decisions taken by the Monitoring Officer under the county council's urgent business procedure on behalf of the Urgency Committee.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Urgency Committee, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


27/02/2020 - The Audit, Risk and Governance Committee (Part B) ref: 17935    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meetings held on 28 October 2019 and 27 January 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield moved the report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meetings on 28 October 2019 and 27 January 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


27/02/2020 - The Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board ref: 17939    Recommendations Approved

Report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board from its meetings on 19 November 2019 and 28 January 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Shaun Turner moved the report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board from its meetings on 19 November 2019 and 28 January 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sam Gorton


27/02/2020 - The Employment Committee ref: 17936    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Employment Committee from its meetings held on 13 January 2020 and 10 February 2020

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Employment Committee from its meetings on 13 January 2020 and 10 February 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Employment Committee, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


27/02/2020 - The Overview and Scrutiny Committees ref: 17938    Recommendations Approved

The report of the most recent cycle of meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees that took place in the period October 2019 to February 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor David O'Toole moved the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees from their meetings as follows:

 

Children's Services Scrutiny Committee - 9 October 2019 and 15 January 2020

Education Scrutiny Committee - 29 October 2019, 30 January 2020 and 5 February 2020

External Scrutiny Committee - 15 October 2019 and 21 January 2020

Health Scrutiny Committee - 5 November 2019 and 4 February 2020

Internal Scrutiny Committee - 17 January 2020

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Garth Harbison


27/02/2020 - The Pension Fund Committee ref: 17937    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Eddie Pope moved the report of the Pension Fund Committee from its meeting on 7 February 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Pension Fund Committee, now presented, be noted.

 


27/02/2020 - Financial Threshold for Key Decisions ref: 17931    Recommendations Approved

The Council is required, each year, to specify the financial threshold above which decisions should be treated as Key Decisions as defined in Standing Order 19(1) It is recommended that the threshold rises from £1.5-£1.6m

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out a proposal to change the financial threshold above which decisions should be treated as Key Decisions as defined in Standing Order C19(1).

 

Resolved: - That the financial threshold for Key Decisions, for the purposes of Standing Order C19(1), be increased to £1.7m, for 2020/21 as set out in the report, now presented.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Warren


27/02/2020 - Members' Allowance Scheme 2020/21 ref: 17929    Recommendations Approved

This reports sets out the proposed Members’ Allowance Scheme for 2020/21

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Keith Iddon moved a report setting out details of the proposed Members' Allowance Scheme for 2020/21.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor David Whipp, seconded by County Councillor David Howarth:

 

That the Special Responsibility Allowance for the Leader of the County Council be reduced by 10% and all other Special Responsibility Allowances be reduced pro-rata.

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That the Members' Allowance Scheme for 2020/21, as set out in Appendix 'A' to the report, now presented, be approved.

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


27/02/2020 - The Localism Act 2011 - Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 ref: 17930    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the county council's proposed 2020/21 Pay Policy Statement as required by the Localism Act 2011. The Pay Policy Statement must be approved by Full Council before it is published.


Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out details of the 2020/21 Pay Policy Statement.

 

Resolved: - That the recommendations of the Employment Committee be noted and the Pay Policy Statement 2020/21, as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report, now presented, be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


27/02/2020 - Confirmation of the Minutes from the Meeting held on 17 October 2019, the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 13 February 2020 and the Meeting held on 13 February 2020 ref: 17928    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 27/02/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 28/02/2020

Effective from: 27/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved: - That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019, the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 13 February 2020, and the meeting held on 13 February 2020, be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

 


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