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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 £1.6 million.

Decisions

06/06/2019 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th February 2019 ref: 17439    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Made at meeting: 06/06/2019 - Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 06/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.


09/07/2019 - Review of 2018/19 Training Record for Board members ref: 17368    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

The record of internal/external training undertaken by members of the Board in
2018/19.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Board considered a report on the 2018/19 Training Record which listed internal workshops, external conferences/seminars which members of the Board had attended over the year together with online training modules which they had completed.

 

Recommendation: That the 2018/19 Training Record, as set out in the Appendix to the report presented, is noted. 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Pension service administration update ref: 17370    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

To provide an update on the pension administration service

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Jo Darbyshire, the newly appointed Director of Pensions Administration from the Local Pensions Partnership, gave the Board an overview of the pension administration service and an update on performance and stabilisation activity. In considering the report members of the Board recognised the improvements to the service to date and made a number of suggestions for further action.

 

Recommendations: 

 

1.  That the Board recognise the improvements to date in relation to performance and stabilisation of the pension administration service of the Local Pensions Partnership. 

 

2.  That the Service Level Agreement for the pension administration service be reviewed in order to ensure that it reflects the journey for members of the Fund.

 

3.  That the Director of Pensions Administration consider using the CfA Customer Service Excellence framework to identify examples of best practice, drive customer-focused change, evaluate the quality of the customer experience and steer future improvements of the pension administration service.

 

4.  That the recommendations of the Advisory Group on the pension administration service, as reported to the Board in April 2019, be forwarded to the Director of Pensions Administration for information.

 

5.  That future reporting on the performance of the pension administration service include a clear narrative regarding Key Performance Indicators and compliance with the Service Level Agreement.

 

6.  That the services available via My Pension Service Online be
publicised and employers engaged in encouraging members of the Fund to sign up to the facility in order to reduce demand on the Contact Centre.

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Paul Dobson


09/07/2019 - Update on Part II reports presented to the recent Pension Fund Committee ref: 17371    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Part II reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee on 29th March 2019

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The Head of Fund presented a report on matters which had been considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 and highlighted the following.

 

Local Pensions Partnership Update to 31st March 2019 - the Board would have an opportunity to comment on a 5 year plan which would be presented to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019.

 

Investment Panel Report - members of the Pension Fund Committee would be given a briefing on the risk framework and risk appetite for the Fund in advance of a report being presented to the meeting on the 20th September 2019. 

 

Risk Register - The Committee had considered the current risk summary document and risk register for the Fund and agreed that future reports should include a narrative for the movement of individual risk ratings in the risk summary document and an amended register to present information on individual risks in a clearer, more easily readable format. 

 

Recommendation: That the reports considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part II of the agenda and the decisions taken, are noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Lancashire County Pension Fund Breaches Log ref: 17372    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Summary of contribution and data breaches

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The Governance and Risk Officer informed the meeting that for the period covered by the report there had been no breaches in relation to contribution payments and two data breaches, neither of which had been deemed significant enough to warrant reporting to the Information Commissioner.

 

Recommendation – That the update in relation to the Lancashire County Pension Fund Breaches Log up to 30th June 2019 is noted.

 

Lead officer: Mukhtar Master


09/07/2019 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 17369    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Recommendation: 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 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.

 


09/07/2019 - Feedback from members of the Board on pension related training, conferences and events. ref: 17367    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Training events which members of the Board have received since the last meeting.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

A report was presented on pension related training which members of the Board had undertaken since the last meeting. Individual members gave feedback on their experiences at the events referred to in the report which were all considered to have been informative. It was also reported that Mr Thompson and Mrs Haigh had completed some online modules from the Pension Regulator Public Service Toolkit in addition to those referred to in the report and that the 2019/20 Training Record had been updated accordingly.

 

Recommendation: That the feedback given at the meeting on training received by members of the Board is noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Update on Part I reports presented to the recent Pension Fund Committee ref: 17366    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Part I reports presented to Committee on the 21st June 2019

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report on matters considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part I of the agenda.

 

2018/19 Annual Report – It was recognised that there were some sections in the draft where text needed to be finalised and it was suggested that if members of the Board had any comments on the draft they should forward them to the Head of Fund.

 

Internal Audit Assurance – The Head of Fund confirmed that the Committee had been informed that the outstanding internal audits of the Local Pensions Partnership referred to in the report had been completed. In view of the update the Committee had agreed the Head of Internal Audit review the findings of all the audits and present a further report to the Committee in September 2019 in order to give an assurance on the administration and investment operations of the Partnership. It was also suggested that the Head of Fund meet with the Head of Internal Audit to discuss the concerns expressed by the Board with regard to the Key Performance Indicators for the Local Pensions Partnership which were not considered to reflect the experience of the Fund membership.

 

The Board noted the new branding for the Lancashire County Pension Fund which had been approved by the Committee.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That members of the Board forward any comments they may have on the draft 2018/19 Annual Report for the Lancashire County Pension Fund to the Head of Fund for consideration.

 

2.  That Chair raise the concerns of the Board regarding to the Key Performance Indicators for the Local Pensions Partnership, which were not considered to reflect the experience of the Fund membership, with the Chair of the Pension Fund Committee.

 

3.  That the reports considered by the Pension Fund Committee on the 21st June 2019 under Part I of the agenda and decisions taken are noted

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


09/07/2019 - Minutes of the Last Meeting ref: 17363    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

With regard to item 6 it was reported that the scheduled briefing session on record keeping and reporting breaches of the law had been moved to 1.30pm on the 15th October 2019 to enable Mr Livesey from Mercers to give a presentation to the Board on the Actuarial Valuation of the Fund.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That the briefing session on record keeping and reporting breaches of the law scheduled for the 9th July now be held at 1.30pm ahead of the Board on the 15th October 2019.

 

2.  That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 30th April 2019 are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 


09/07/2019 - Draft Lancashire County Pension Fund Communications Policy ref: 17365    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

This report contains an initial draft update to the communications policy which the Lancashire Fund is required to produce under the terms of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Mr Wallbank, as the Lead Member on Communications, presented his views on the draft update to the communications policy for the Lancashire County Pension Fund as set out in the report. The Board recognised that the draft policy was still a work in progress and a final version would be presented to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019.

 

Recommendation:  That members of the Board send any comments they may have on the draft new Communications Policy for the Local Government Pension Scheme to the Head of Fund so that they can be taken into account when preparing the final version for submission to the Pension Fund Committee in November 2019 for approval.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


09/07/2019 - Regulatory Update ref: 17364    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Regular report setting out various pension related regulatory issues to assist members of the Pension Board .

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Head of Fund presented a report which updated the Board on the following pension regulatory matters.

 

·  Consultation on implementation of late retirement factors

·  Consultation on the local valuation cycle and management of employer risk

·  Consultation on the Fair Deal – strengthening pension protection.

·  Guidance in relation to the cost cap process and arising from the McCloud case.

·  Exit Payment reform

 

It was reported that the proposal for FE/HE institutions in England to no longer be required to offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme to new entrant non-teaching staff was not considered to be a significant issue in Lancashire. With regard to the McCloud legal case the Head of Fund reported that it was still unclear as to the impact the decision would have on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

 

Recommendation: That the updates on regulatory matters set out in the report and given at the meeting are noted.

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Smith


09/07/2019 - Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Board ref: 17362    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

An update on the Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Lancashire Local Pension Board.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Local Pension Board

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Lancashire Local Pension Board

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

The Chair welcomed Deborah Parker, who had recently been appointed by the County Council to fill the vacancy for a Scheme Member representative, to her first meeting. It was noted that a report on the review of the Terms of Reference was due to be presented to the Board in January 2020 and it was suggested that the review include consideration of amending the quorum for future meetings.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.  That the current constitution and membership of the Lancashire Local Pension Board, as set out below, is noted.

 

Mr W Bourne - Independent Chair

County Councillor C Wakeford - Employer representative (Lancashire County Council)

Mr T Pounder - Employer representative (Lancashire County Council)

Mr S Thompson - Employer representative (Unitary, City, Borough Councils and Police/Fire)

Mr C Gibson - Employer representative (Other Employers)

Ms K Haigh - Scheme member representative.

Ms Y Moult - Scheme member representative.

Mr K Wallbank - Scheme member representative.

Ms D Parker - Scheme member representative.

 

2.  That the current Terms of Reference of the Board, as referred to in the report presented and set out in the Minute Book, are noted.

 

Lead officer: Mike Neville


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, The Whole of Lancashire) (Permit Parking Order Amendment No 1) Order 201* ref: 17332    Recommendations Approved

Further to the centralisation of the Residential Permit Scheme administration into the highways service, it is proposed to standardise the prices of permits across the county.  Currently 11 of the 12 Lancashire districts have permit schemes within them with Preston and Lancaster also having 'pay & display' in the city centres.

 

The proposals contained within this report seek to move permits to a single price point and standardise the permit types available across the county to provide a fair and equitable service.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Peter Bell


05/09/2019 - The Outcomes of the Consultation on County Council Owned Traveller Sites ref: 17340    Recommendations Approved

The County Council own three Traveller sites, in Lancaster, Hyndburn and Preston. The City/Borough Councils undertake the day to day management of the sites on our behalf.

 

At the meeting of Full Council on 14 February 2019, it was proposed to declare the sites surplus to the County Council's needs, generating a saving of £131,000 relating to the maintenance and running costs, subject to the outcome of a full consultation on the proposal. 

 

This report outlines the results of the public consultation, and the equality analysis, ensuring cabinet is provided with appropriate information when considering the options.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as amended.

 

Divisions affected: Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Heysham; Preston Central West;

Lead officer: Gary Jones


05/09/2019 - Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone - Procurement Strategy ref: 17338    Recommendations Approved

A report on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone - Procurement Strategy.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


05/09/2019 - Mobile Library Service - Evaluation of Consultation Results ref: 17334    Recommendations Approved

This report summarises the results of the consultation over the future of the mobile library service and proposes ten criteria to be applied when planning the future delivery of the service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ian Watson


05/09/2019 - Future Viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form ref: 17328    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to undertake a formal consultation on the future viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Burnley. The report proposes a stage 1 consultation, to review the future viability of the school, due to concerns about the school's financial deficit position and the number of students accessing the provision, as requested by the school's governing body. The report identifies various factors being considered as part of the viability review, and sets out the process to be followed in relation to the stage 1 consultation process.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet 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; Pendle Rural; Rossendale East; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Sarah Hirst


05/09/2019 - Procurement Report - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 17337    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

 

(i)  Provision of a Framework Agreement for the lease of a Waste Transport Fleet for Lancashire Renewables Limited and

(ii)  Surface carriageway road planing – Framework Agreement.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


05/09/2019 - Council Chamber Webcasting/Audio-Visual/Microphone Upgrade ref: 17327    Recommendations Approved

A report on the upgrade of the Council Chamber Webcasting, Audio-Visual and Microphone system.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Clare Joynson


05/09/2019 - Works to Operational Premises ref: 17341    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines the capital works required at three operational premises, in order to deliver remedial and repair works to address condition, and alteration works to address suitability. The report sets out the proposals for the works to be included in the capital programme during 2019/20. Appendix A, which sets out the details of the allocation of funding, is included in Part II of the agenda.

 

The report also sets out a proposal to declare the former Rosegrove Library, Burnley surplus to the county council's requirements.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Lead officer: Sue Haworth, Emma Pearse


05/09/2019 - Strategy for Libraries, Museums, Culture and Archives 2019 - 2024 ref: 17339    Recommendations Approved

This report presents the new strategy for Libraries, Museums, Culture and Archives for 2019 - 2024.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Julie Bell


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Akeman Close, Ermine Place, Foss Court, Hadrian Road, Mcdonalds Access Road, Pilgrims Way, Ryknild Way and Watling Close, Morecambe, Lancaster City) (Prohibition of Right Turn, Prohibition of Driving and No Entry) Order 20 ref: 17329    Recommendations Approved

Proposals to introduce Prohibition of Driving Except for access & No Right Turn, No Entry on 'McDonalds' access road were agreed by the Bay Gateway project team during their consultations and following local representations by the Divisional County Councillor but the supporting traffic orders were not advertised at the time. This proposal introduces those supporting Traffic Orders.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: Morecambe South;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - Veterans Mental Health Funding in Fylde ref: 17352    Recommendations Approved

Veterans' health (especially mental health and social isolation) is a key public health issue, both nationally and locally.  County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces Veterans has requested a further £5,000 to support activity to improve veterans' health and wellbeing.

 

Following discussions between the Leader of the County Council, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, and relevant officers, it is proposed that £5,000 is added to the Champion for Armed Forces Veterans budget as a one off funding, with the intention of providing support to the local armed forces veterans group in Wyre. The Champion, as part of his remit, is required to provide an annual report to Cabinet on his activities and funding. It is expected that this report will include the outcomes achieved by utilisation of this funding for the veterans group.

 

The reason for urgency is to ensure that the local veterans group is able to continue its ongoing activities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendations as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Fylde East; Fylde South; Fylde West; Poulton le Fylde;

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi


05/09/2019 - Organisational Development – Request to Commence Procurement Exercise ref: 17336    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules, this report sets out a recommendation to commence a procurement exercise to appoint a partner to work with the council on organisational development with a focus on redesigning services around best practice and building/maintaining support for the most vulnerable in our communities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Laura Sales


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Parliament Street, Greyhound Bridge Road and Morecambe Road, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Bus Lane) Experimental Order 2018 ref: 17330    Recommendations Approved

Following the completion of the Bay Gateway an experimental traffic regulation order was introduced to provide a bus priority measure on Greyhound Bridge Road in the form of a dedicated bus lane for bus services whilst still retaining two lanes for all other traffic. The dedicated bus lane has been implemented to improve bus journey times and reliability of Bus Services travelling on Greyhound Bridge and therefore supporting sustainable travel.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East; Skerton;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - Market Position Statement for Lancashire Consultation Document ref: 17333    Recommendations Approved

The Market Position Statement ("the Statement") for Lancashire, attached at Appendix 'A', is a key document setting out the county council's intended ambition to work with providers and those who play a key role in providing care to Lancashire's adult population to shape and develop services that meet people's needs and wants, now and for the future. 

 

The Statement provides information on the context of providing services in Lancashire, the challenges, pressures and opportunities anticipated for the future, and the county council's overall intentions for the services the council wants to provide for Lancashire citizens. It signals the council's ambition to promote Lancashire as a great place for providers and developers to invest and innovate. It also sets out the desire to work with the market to encourage people to choose care as a career, where people are recognised for the important work that they do as part of a growing and valued workforce.

 

This consultation document is the foundation for more detailed profiles for each of the five Integrated Care Partnership areas, identifying the type and number of care options required to meet forecasted need. A series of consultation events, workshops and meetings over the coming weeks will engage with colleagues and stakeholders to seek feedback and undertake more detailed analysis.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report subject to the correction on page 314.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran, Clare Mattinson


05/09/2019 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble and West Lancashire) (Revocations and Various Parking Restrictions November 2018 (No1)) Order 201* ref: 17331    Call In Request Received (request to be considered by Scrutiny Committee)

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 the Preston and Ribble Valley districts. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, South Ribble and West Lancashire. 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: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Clayton with Whittle; Fylde East; Hoghton with Wheelton; Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural North; Lancaster South East; Longridge with Bowland; Lytham; Morecambe South; Ormskirk; Preston Central West; Preston City; Skelmersdale Central; Skerton; South Ribble East; St Annes North; St Annes South; West Lancashire West;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


05/09/2019 - Money Matters 2019/20 Position - Quarter 1 ref: 17335    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update to Cabinet on the county council's 2019/20 revenue and capital financial position as at the end of June 2019 and an updated Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) covering the period 2020/21 to 2022/23. 

 

There is currently an unprecedented amount of uncertainty relating to future funding across local government. Accordingly significant assumptions are required to underpin our forecasts. While these can be made with reasonable confidence in the current year, over the medium term, with limited information, we rely heavily on advice from national bodies and discussion with peers. As a result of this uncertainty the MTFS has not, at this stage, been extended to 2023/24 as we would normally do.

 

The funding gap for 2020/21 has reduced to £5.895m. This is largely due to current information suggesting the continuation of the equivalent value of revenue support grant into 2020/21, although this remains to be confirmed. However the future forecast gap has increased to £64.755m by 2022/23 due primarily to increased pay costs and service demand pressures. Work continues to build on last year's service challenge work and a separate report is included on the agenda to address some of the outcomes from that initial phase 2 work.

 

In summary:

 

(i)  The 2019/20 revenue forecast outturn is £801.771m, representing a projected underspend of £0.506m (0.06%) of the agreed budget.

 

(ii)  The MTFS has been updated and revised upwards by £17.429m and now indicates a financial deficit of £64.755m in 2022/23.

 

(iii)The Council is forecast to hold a General Reserve against unforeseen issues of £23.437m representing c3% of net budget, which is unchanged from the previously reported position. 

 

(iv)The Council is forecast to hold £150.250m of uncommitted transitional reserve which is sufficient to meet the forecast gap through to 2022/23. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Neil Kissock, Kate Lee


04/09/2019 - Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund and Local Pinch Point Fund

This report requests cabinet approval of a proposed bid and expressions of interest to the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund and Local Pinch Point Fund announced by the Department for Transport on 24th July 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Cross-Border Placements: Approval of Adult Social Care Policies (Implementation of the Care Act 2014

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, the county council has undertaken to review all adult social care policies, procedures and guidance to ensure compliance. Two new policy documents are now presented to Cabinet for approval:

Ordinary Residence
Cross-Border Placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises

In line with the county council's procurement rules approval is requested to commence the following procurement exercises:

(i) Minor Adaptations Service
(ii) Crisis Services in North
(iii) M55 Project
(iv) M55 Earthworks
(v) Hire of Vehicles and Plant

(vi) Energy from Waste

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/09/2019 - Operational Premises

This report outlines the capital works required at operational premises, delivering suitability investment for operational delivery and also remedial, repair and health and safety works.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/11/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Emma Pearse

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons


04/09/2019 - Maximising Occupancy in Supported Housing

This policy sets out the council's approach to reviewing supported tenancies in which there are vacancies, and the procedure that will guide decisions about non-viable tenancies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/11/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 04/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


23/07/2019 - Lancashire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Partnership- SEND Improvement Plan (updated Written Statement of Action) ref: 17235    For Determination

Update on the Lancashire SEND Partnership Improvement Programme including; progress on the Improvement Plan actions and planning activity for the local area re-inspection.

Decision Maker: Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Made at meeting: 23/07/2019 - Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision published: 30/08/2019

Effective from: 23/07/2019

Decision:

Sian Rees, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Consultant, Lancashire County Council, reported on the progress following the inspection by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission in November 2017 to judge how effectively the special educational needs and disability reforms had been implemented, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.  The inspection identified two fundamental failings and twelve areas of significant concern.

 

Partners in Lancashire were required to produce a Written Statement of Action, setting out the immediate priorities for action.  Progress on the implementation of these actions had been monitored by the Department for Education (DfE) and NHS England.  Formal review visits by the Department for Education and NHS England had taken place since April 2018 to consider the progress being made in line with the Written Statement of Action.  The Statement had been updated and any ongoing actions included in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Partnership Improvement Plan for the period April 2019 to December 2020.

 

The progress report for July will have details of review dates where timescales have been missed.  The report will be presented to the Special Educational Needs Partnership Board and will then come to the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

Resolved:  That the Health and Wellbeing Board:

 

i)  Received and considered the Special Educational Needs Improvement Plan, noting that this would continue to drive forward improvement over the next two years.

ii)  Considered the first assessment of progress on the newly implemented plan and would expect to receive regular updates at future meetings.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Helen Makinson


07/08/2019 - A582/B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor and Realignment of Footpath Network - Approval for use of powers and preparation of Various Orders and Schemes including Compulsory Purchase Order

Design work and the progression of the planning application is ongoing for widening the A582/B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor. To maintain programme milestones and to ensure the scheme can be delivered, it is essential that the County Council has possession of all the necessary land. Early contact has been made with the landowners however, agreement may not be achievable in time or at all in addition it is likely that there will be a few small areas where the land ownership is unknown. Consequently, it may be necessary to use Compulsory Purchase powers available to the County Council, in particular under the Highways Act 1980, to acquire the land.

Additionally a Side Roads Order under the Highways Act 1980 will also be required to enable alterations to be made to the existing highways and private means of access. Other Schemes and Orders under the Highways Act may also be required.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/10/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Marcus Hudson

Notice of decision: 07/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


07/08/2019 - Morecambe Bay Health and Care Partnership

To receive an update on the Bay Health and Care Partnership governance arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/11/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Notice of decision: 07/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


??? - 11am    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Recent Transitions.    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Statutory Accounts and Annual Tax Return    Recommendations Approved


LPP People Update    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved


Business Review - July 2019    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Renewables Limited


Outlook    Recommendations Approved


Recent Transitions.    Recommendations Approved


Waste Processing Strategy Performance Review - Thornton Waste Treatment Facility    Recommendations Approved


Presentation by Mercers    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance report    Recommendations Approved


Date of Next Meeting    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Draft Terms of Reference for the appointment of a Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS)    Recommendations Approved


Presentation by LPPI    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Risk Framework and Monitoring    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports being presented to the Pension Fund Committee    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Update from LPPI Investment Committee and agreed future attendance    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Assets (including any rebalancing or cash flow considerations).    Recommendations Approved


Investment Panel - Future Arrangements    Recommendations Approved


Pension Fund Performance Reporting and Risk Management and Investment Context    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Waste Processing Strategy Performance Review - Material Recovery Facility    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lancashire Renewables Limited


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update    Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


??? - 10am    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved


LPP People Update    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Minutes and Matters Arising    Recommendations Approved


Funding and Performance Reports.    Recommendations Approved


Macro Backdrop and Industry Update.    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development    Recommendations Approved


Strategy Development.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved


Review of Asset Allocation Target, Cash Flow Projections    Recommendations Approved


Review of Reports presented to the Pension Fund Committee.    Recommendations Approved