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(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 £2.2 million (from 1 April 2024).

Decisions published

12/06/2024 - Highway Extent Investigation - Southport New Road, Tarleton ref: 25663    Recommendations Approved

A query has been received relating specifically to a small parcel of land adjacent to the Southport New Road in Tarleton the land does not currently show as part of the highway extent on our Maintained at Public Expense (MAPE) digital layer, and as such an electricity company is requesting us to grant an easement to allow an electricity cable to be laid through land which is listed as a freehold held by Lancashire County Council.


The recommendation of the report is that the extent of the highway recorded at Lancashire County Council be amended to reflect the original 1939 dedication document (see Appendix A).


The areas shaded in pink on Appendix E will be amended to show as Highway Extent on our digitised MAPE layer, thus matching the dedication agreement set in December 1939.

The area shaded in purple will remain outside of the highway extent.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision to approve that the extent of the highway recorded at Lancashire County Council be amended to reflect the original 1939 dedication document.

 

 

Divisions affected: West Lancashire North;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


12/06/2024 - Horizons Renewal ref: 25662    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the award of a direct contract.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 12/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: John Davies


12/06/2024 - LSG6/SW9.894.12399 ref: 25661    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on case number LSG6/SW9.894.12399.

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Governance

Decision published: 12/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

Heloise MacAndrew, Director of Law and Governance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Heloise MacAndrew


23/05/2024 - To consider Notices of Motion Submitted under Standing Order B37 ref: 25659    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

1.  In a revised Notice of Motion, it was moved by County Councillor Julie Gibson and seconded by County Councillor Michael Green that:

 

This Council notes:

 

That figures from the Health and Safety Executive 2022/2023 show that the number of construction workers who committed suicide in 2022 was recorded as 507, almost 10 a week.

 

That this situation could be improved by the introduction of a scored component concerning mental health, on all construction tenders.

 

This Council resolves to refer this issue to the Scrutiny Management Board for further consideration.

 

On being put to the vote the Motion was CARRIED.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

This Council notes:

 

That figures from the Health and Safety Executive 2022/2023 show that the number of construction workers who committed suicide in 2022 was recorded as 507, almost 10 a week.

 

That this situation could be improved by the introduction of a scored component concerning mental health, on all construction tenders.

 

This Council resolves to refer this issue to the Scrutiny Management Board for further consideration.

 

2.  It was moved by County Councillor Jeff Couperthwaite and seconded by County Councillor Charles Edwards that:

 

The biggest group of volunteers in Lancashire are our hardworking school governors who freely give of their time to support our schools across the county.

 

This council asks the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills to introduce a 'Governor Recognition' scheme for our schools so that they can nominate governors to be recognised for their service and support not only to our schools but for all children and young people in Lancashire.

 

On being put to the vote the Motion was CARRIED.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The biggest group of volunteers in Lancashire are our hardworking school governors who freely give of their time to support our schools across the county.

 

This council asks the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills to introduce a 'Governor Recognition' scheme for our schools so that they can nominate governors to be recognised for their service and support not only to our schools but for all children and young people in Lancashire.

 

3.  It was moved by County Councillor Ged Mirfin and seconded by County Councillor Anne Cheetham that:

 

This council believes that the Environment Agency's current approach to funding flood defence does not take into sufficient account the devasting impact of flooding in small communities and rural areas, and unfairly favours large schemes over smaller schemes that could be delivered for much less money and still save lives, property and livelihoods.

 

This council also believes that community-based Flood Action Groups understand their own areas and are an important source of knowledge and ideas for small local projects that could be delivered efficiently and effectively.

 

When it comes to the appraisal, design and cost-benefit analysis of flood defence schemes, a quicker turn-around on smaller improvement projects is required. This will ensure that vital schemes are delivered ensuring residents who are at risk of large-scale flooding events and who have experienced many near misses, are protected.

 

Therefore, this council resolves that the Chief Executive writes to the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency asking them to:

 

·  Commit to improving the funding arrangements to support the delivery of schemes for smaller communities and rural areas in Lancashire.

·  Set out their approach to ensuring effective, regular communication and engagement with communities and community Flood Action Groups in developing and delivering these schemes.

·  Work with Lancashire County Council to help protect our residents in all our communities from the catastrophic effects of flooding.

 

The following friendly Amendment was proposed by County Councillor Shaun Turner in accordance with Standing Order B42:

 

This council believes that the Environment Agency's current approach to funding flood defence does not take into sufficient account the devasting impact of flooding in small communities and rural areas, and unfairly favours large schemes over smaller schemes that could be delivered for much less money and still save lives, property and livelihoods.

 

This council also believes that community-based Flood Action Groups understand their own areas and are an important source of knowledge and ideas for small local projects that could be delivered efficiently and effectively.

 

When it comes to the appraisal, design and cost-benefit analysis of flood defence schemes, a quicker turn-around on smaller improvement projects is required. This will ensure that vital schemes are delivered ensuring residents who are at risk of large-scale flooding events and who have experienced many near misses, are protected.

 

Therefore, this council resolves that the Chief Executive writes to the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency asking them to:

 

·  Commit to improving the funding arrangements to support the delivery of  schemes for smaller communities and rural areas in Lancashire.

·  Set out their approach to ensuring effective, regular communication and engagement with communities and community Flood Action Groups in developing and delivering these schemes.

·  Work with Lancashire County Council to help protect our residents in all our communities from the catastrophic effects of flooding.

·  Acknowledge the county council's disappointment at the Environment Agency's pause of the Padiham flood defence scheme and urge the Environment Agency to deliver the scheme as soon as possible.

 

The friendly Amendment was accepted by County Councillor Mirfin and became the substantive Motion. Following a debate, the substantive Motion, as amended by County Councillor Turner's friendly Amendment, was then put to the vote.

 

In accordance with Standing Order B45(4), a recorded vote was taken. The names of the county councillors who voted for or against the Motion and those who abstained are set out below:

 

For (67)

 

Aldridge

Clifford

Hartley

O'Toole

Sutcliffe

Ali

Couperthwaite

Hind

Pate

Swarbrick

Arif

Cox

Hindle

Pattison

Tomlinson

Ashton

Cullens

Holgate

Pope

Towneley

Aziz

Cunliffe

Hurn

Purcell

Turner

Bailey

Dad

Iqbal

Rear

Vincent

Berry

De Molfetta

Kay

Rigby, S

Westley

Britcliffe

Dowding

Khan, H

Riggott

Whittam

Brown

Edwards

Khan, N

Salter

Williamson

Buckley

Fillis

Lewis

Schofield

Woollam

Burrows

Gibson

Maxwell-Scott

Serridge

Yates

Cheetham

Gooch

Mein

Shedwick

 

Clarke

Goulthorp

Mirfin

Singleton

 

Clempson

Green

Motala

Smith

 

 

Against (0)

 

Abstain (0)

 

The Motion was therefore CARRIED.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

This council believes that the Environment Agency's current approach to funding flood defence does not take into sufficient account the devasting impact of flooding in small communities and rural areas, and unfairly favours large schemes over smaller schemes that could be delivered for much less money and still save lives, property and livelihoods.

 

This council also believes that community-based Flood Action Groups understand their own areas and are an important source of knowledge and ideas for small local projects that could be delivered efficiently and effectively.

 

When it comes to the appraisal, design and cost-benefit analysis of flood defence schemes, a quicker turn-around on smaller improvement projects is required. This will ensure that vital schemes are delivered ensuring residents who are at risk of large-scale flooding events and who have experienced many near misses, are protected.

 

Therefore, this council resolves that the Chief Executive writes to the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency asking them to:

 

·  Commit to improving the funding arrangements to support the delivery of  schemes for smaller communities and rural areas in Lancashire.

·  Set out their approach to ensuring effective, regular communication and engagement with communities and community Flood Action Groups in developing and delivering these schemes.

·  Work with Lancashire County Council to help protect our residents in all our communities from the catastrophic effects of flooding.

·  Acknowledge the county council's disappointment at the Environment Agency's pause of the Padiham flood defence scheme and urge the Environment Agency to deliver the scheme as soon as possible.

 

4.  It was moved by County Councillor Gina Dowding and seconded by County Councillor Scott Cunliffe that:

 

The ME Association estimates that more than 1.25 million people in the UK live with a diagnosis of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long Covid. ME/CFS is a debilitating, long-term neurological condition with varying degrees of severity. 

 

Many more are undiagnosed, representing a real health crisis. 

 

People with ME/CFS experience delayed worsening of symptoms after minor activity. It prevents people from functioning normally, stops or restricts ability to work or go to school, and leads to a lower quality of life.? 

 

There are no effective drug treatments available. Treatments focus on improving functional ability and self-management. 

 

ME Action, the international campaign organisation, calls for greater education in hospital systems and medical schools about ME/CFS, and for major hospitals to treat ME. 

 

Lancashire County Council resolves:

 

To encourage greater understanding and improve the health outcomes of those affected by ME/CFS and Long Covid in Lancashire and asks the Chief Executive to write to:

 

(i)  Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board requesting information on numbers of people with ME/CFS and Long Covid and the treatment options available across Lancashire.

(ii)  The Secretary of State for Health, asking for greater investment in training of doctors and medical staff about ME/CFS and Long Covid.

(iii)NHS England to ask that more time is given to ME/CFS and Long Covid training for existing staff on the updated NICE guidelines.

 

The following friendly Amendment was proposed by County Councillor Michael Green in accordance with Standing Order B42:

 

The ME Association estimates that more than 1.25 million people in the UK live with a diagnosis of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long Covid. ME/CFS is a debilitating, long-term neurological condition with varying degrees of severity. 

 

People with ME/CFS experience delayed worsening of symptoms after minor activity. It prevents people from functioning normally, stops or restricts ability to work or go to school, and leads to a lower quality of life.? 

 

the ME Association believes there are no effective drug treatments available. Treatments focus on improving functional ability and self-management. 

 

ME Action, the international campaign organisation, calls for greater education in hospital systems and medical schools about ME/CFS, and for major hospitals to treat ME. 

 

Lancashire County Council resolves:

 

To encourage greater understanding and improve the health outcomes of those affected by ME/CFS and Long Covid in Lancashire and asks the Health and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee to:

 

(i)  Request information from the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board on numbers of people with ME/CFS and Long Covid and the treatment options available across Lancashire.

(ii)  Investigate what ME/CFS and Long Covid training is given to existing and future staff on the updated NICE guidelines.

(iii)Consider how to approach the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England requesting further investment in research and training about ME/CFS and Long Covid.

 

The friendly Amendment was accepted by County Councillor Dowding and became the substantive Motion. Following a debate, the substantive Motion, as amended by County Councillor Green's friendly Amendment, was then put to the vote and was CARRIED.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The ME Association estimates that more than 1.25 million people in the UK live with a diagnosis of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long Covid. ME/CFS is a debilitating, long-term neurological condition with varying degrees of severity. 

 

People with ME/CFS experience delayed worsening of symptoms after minor activity. It prevents people from functioning normally, stops or restricts ability to work or go to school, and leads to a lower quality of life.? 

 

the ME Association believes there are no effective drug treatments available. Treatments focus on improving functional ability and self-management. 

 

ME Action, the international campaign organisation, calls for greater education in hospital systems and medical schools about ME/CFS, and for major hospitals to treat ME. 

 

Lancashire County Council resolves:

 

To encourage greater understanding and improve the health outcomes of those affected by ME/CFS and Long Covid in Lancashire and asks the Health and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee to:

 

(i)  Request information from the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board on numbers of people with ME/CFS and Long Covid and the treatment options available across Lancashire.

(ii)  Investigate what ME/CFS and Long Covid training is given to existing and future staff on the updated NICE guidelines.

(iii)Consider how to approach the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England requesting further investment in research and training about ME/CFS and Long Covid.

 

 

 

 


23/05/2024 - Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority ref: 25658    Recommendations Approved

Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority meeting on 22 April 2024.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor David O'Toole moved the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority from its meeting on 22 April 2024.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - The Political Governance Working Group ref: 25657    Recommendations Approved

Part B report of the PGWG

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Peter Buckley moved the report of the Political Governance Working Group from its meeting on 9 May 2024.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Political Governance Working Group, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Josh Mynott


23/05/2024 - The Overview and Scrutiny Committees ref: 25655    Recommendations Approved

The most recent cycles of meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees took place in the months of March and April 2024. The reports of the committees are attached as follows at Appendix 'A'.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

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

 

-  Scrutiny Management Board (16 April 2024)

-  Children, Families and Skills (13 March 2024)

-  Community, Cultural and Corporate Services (18 April 2024)

-  Environment, Economic Growth and Transport (11 March 2024 and 25 April 2024)

-  Health and Adult Services (20 March 2024)

 

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Libby Brennan


23/05/2024 - The Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board ref: 25656    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board from its recent meeting.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Michael Green moved the report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board from its meeting on 5 March 2024.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Sam Gorton


23/05/2024 - The Pension Fund Committee ref: 25654    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Pension Fund Committee from 8th March 2024

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Eddie Pope moved the report of the Pension Fund Committee from its meeting on 8 March 2024.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


23/05/2024 - The Audit, Risk and Governance Committee ref: 25652    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meeting held on 22 April 2024 is attached at Appendix 'A'.

The agenda, reports and minutes of the meeting are available to view here.

Members can also contact the officers specified in each report for further information.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield moved the report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meeting on 22 April 2024.

 

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

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Hannah Race


23/05/2024 - The Employment Committee ref: 25653    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Employment Committee following its meeting held on 25 April 2024 is attached at Appendix 'A'.

The agenda, reports and minutes of the meeting are available to view here.

Members can also contact the officers specified in each report for further information about each item.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Phillippa Williamson moved the report of the Employment Committee from its meeting on 25 April 2024.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Hannah Race


23/05/2024 - Appointments to the County Councils Network for 2024/25 ref: 25650    Recommendations Approved

The appointment of county council representatives to serve on the County Councils Network for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Vincent moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of representatives to serve on the County Councils Network for 2024/25.

 

Resolved: - That the representation and appointments to serve on the County Councils Network for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

Conservative (3)  Labour (1)

 

G Gooch  M Tomlinson

A Riggott

P Williamson

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - Report of the Cabinet (Part B) ref: 25651    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Cabinet from its recent meeting on 7 March 2024 and 11 April 2024 is attached at Appendix 'A'.

The agenda, reports and minutes of the meeting are available to view here. Members can also contact the officers specified in each report for further information about each item.


Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Phillippa Williamson moved the report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 7 March 2024, 11 April 2024 and 9 May 2024 together with details of an urgent key decision taken since the last meeting of Full Council, in accordance with Standing Order C22.

 

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


23/05/2024 - Appointments to the Local Government Association's General Assembly, Boards and Special Interest Groups for 2024/25 ref: 25649    Recommendations Approved

The Local Government Association has invited member authorities to appoint their representatives to serve on its General Assembly for 2024/25. This report also requests Full Council to consider the appointment of representatives to serve on a number of the Local Government Association's Special Interest Groups for 2024/25, and to note the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Vincent moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of representatives to serve on the Local Government Association's General Assembly for 2024/25; the appointment of representatives to serve on a number of the Local Government Association's Special Interest Groups for 2024/25, and to note the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards.

Resolved: - That:

(i)  The representation and appointments to serve on the Local Government Association's General Assembly and Special Interest Groups, as set out in the report now presented, for 2024/25, be approved as follows:

 

LGA General Assembly (4)

 

Conservative (3)   Labour (1)

 

G Gooch  M Tomlinson

M Green

P Williamson

LGA Special Interest Group - Coastal Issues (1)

S Clarke

LGA Special Interest Group - Rural Services Network (1)

S Turner

LGA Special Interest Group - Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum (1)

A Riggott

 

(ii)  That the County Council's 12 votes be carried by County Councillor Phillippa Williamson.

(iii)  That the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards as set out in the report, now presented, be noted.

 

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire - Appointment of a County Council Representative for 2024/25 ref: 25647    Recommendations Approved

The appointment of a county council representative to the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire for 2023/24

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Vincent moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of the county council's representative, and a substitute representative, to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire for 2024/25.

 

County Councillor Vincent proposed that County Councillor Michael Green be appointed as the county council's representative, and that County Councillor Alan Cullens be appointed as the county council's substitute representative.

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Michael Green be appointed to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire and that County Councillor Alan Cullens be appointed to serve as the substitute representative for 2024/25.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2024/25 ref: 25648    Recommendations Approved

The appointment of the county council's representatives to serve on Transport for the North's Board and Partnership Board and the Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Vincent moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of the county council's representatives, and substitute representatives, to serve on Transport for the North's Board and Partnership Board and Transport for the North's Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25.

 

County Councillor Vincent proposed that County Councillors Rupert Swarbrick and Matthew Salter be appointed as the county council's representatives, and that County Councillors Scott Smith and Rob Bailey be appointed as the county council's substitute representatives.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The following Members be appointed to serve on Transport for the North's Board and Partnership Board and Transport for the North's Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25:

 

Transport for the North Board and Partnership Board

 

County Councillor Rupert Swarbrick

County Councillor Scott Smith (Substitute)

 

Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee

 

County Councillor Matthew Salter

County Councillor Rob Bailey (Substitute)

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - Lancashire Combined Fire Authority - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2024/25 ref: 25646    Recommendations Approved

The appointment of county council representatives to the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2024/25

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Vincent moved a report with a revised recommendation asking Full Council to approve the appointment of 19 members to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2024/25 on the basis of 11 Conservative members, 6 Labour members, 1 member from either the Liberal Democrats or Greens, and 1 member from the Independents.

 

Resolved: - That the following county councillors be appointed to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2024/25:

 

Conservative (11)

Labour (6)

Liberal Democrat (1)

Independent (1)

P Britcliffe

M Clifford

D Howarth

 U Arif

S Clarke

F De Molfetta

 

 

T Hurn

N Hennessy

 

 

S Morris

H Khan

 

 

D O'Toole

M Pattison

 

 

P Rigby

S Serridge

 

 

M Salter

 

 

 

J Shedwick

 

 

 

J Singleton

 

 

 

R Woollam

 

 

 

B Yates

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


23/05/2024 - Membership of Committees and Related Appointments 2024/25 ref: 25645    Recommendations Approved

Membership of committees and related appointments for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Phillippa Williamson moved a report with a revised Appendix A and recommendation setting out details of the membership of committees and related appointments for 2024/25.

 

Resolved:- That:

 

  (i)  The Constitution and membership of the committees of the county council for 2024/25, as set out in the revised Appendix A, as circulated, be approved.

  (ii)  The appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs of those committees for 2024/25, as set out at b) in the report, now presented, as circulated, and as set out below, be approved.

 

Committee

Chair

Deputy

 

Urgency

 

P Williamson

 

A Vincent

 

Overview and Scrutiny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrutiny Management Board

Children, Families and Skills Scrutiny

Community, Cultural and Corporate Services Scrutiny

Environment, Economic Growth and Transport Scrutiny

Health and Adult Services Scrutiny

 

Other Committees

 

Audit, Risk and Governance

D Westley

S Hind

G Mirfin

 

R Bailey

 

D Westley

 

 

 

A Schofield

S Hind

S Barnes

J Shedwick

 

S Rigby

 

J Mein

 

 

 

J Singleton

Conduct

A Vincent

J Fillis

Development Control

M Maxwell  

- Scott

B Yates

Employment

P Williamson

A Vincent

Independent Transport Appeals Panel

A Cheetham

S Hind

Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Pension Fund Committee

Political Governance Working Group

Regulatory

M Green

 

E Pope

P Buckley

A Cullens

Non-CC Appointment

 

A Schofield

S Whittam

M Salter

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Dave Gorman, Josh Mynott


23/05/2024 - Review of the County Council's Constitution ref: 25644    Recommendations Approved

Following Full Council's approval of a new Constitution for Lancashire County Council on 14 March 2024, the Political Governance Working Group has considered and reviewed the Financial Rules.

An updated set of Financial Rules is presented to Full Council for consideration, alongside some other minor changes to ensure the Constitution contains correct information and supports the work of the Council.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Peter Buckley moved a report asking Full Council to approve the Constitution for the year ahead, including the updated Financial Rules, some further changes as set out in the report, and noting the changes that have been made since the new Constitution came into effect on 1 April 2024.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The recommendation of the Political Governance Working Group from its meeting on 9 May 2024, as set out in the report, now presented, be noted, and the updated Financial Rules, as set out at Appendix 'A', of the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  The Constitution of the county council for the year 2024/25, including the changes set out in the report, now presented, and noting the changes that have been made since 1 April 2024, be approved.

 

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Hannah Race


23/05/2024 - Confirmation of the Minutes from the Meeting held on 14 March 2024 ref: 25642    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Resolved: - That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2024 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.


23/05/2024 - Appointment of Vice-Chairman ref: 25641    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

It was moved by County Councillor John Shedwick, and seconded by County Councillor Shaun Turner, that County Councillor Alf Clempson be appointed Vice-Chairman of the County Council.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Alf Clempson be appointed Vice-Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2025.

 

County Councillor Clempson then made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

 


23/05/2024 - Report of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee – Code of Corporate Governance 2024/25 ref: 25643    Recommendations Approved

This report presents the recommendation of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee from its meeting held 22 April 2024, regarding the updated Code of Corporate Governance for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield moved a report setting out the recommendation of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee in respect of the updated Code of Corporate Governance for 2024/25.

 

Resolved: - That the recommendation of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee to approve the updated Code of Corporate Governance for 2024/25, as set out in the report, now presented, be approved.

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Hannah Race


23/05/2024 - Election of Chairman ref: 25640    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Full Council

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Cullens, the retiring Chairman of the County Council, presided for this item.

 

It was moved by County Councillor Charles Edwards, and seconded by County Councillor Matthew Maxwell-Scott, that County Councillor Tim Ashton be elected Chairman of the County Council.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Tim Ashton be elected Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2025.

 

County Councillor Ashton then took the Chair and made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.


11/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Tanterton Village Centre ref: 25660    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £500 towards their day trip to Chester from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

The Democratic and Head of Services Democratic Serivicesr, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £200 to Tanterton Village Centre towards the cost of their day trip to Chester.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


10/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Kirkham Methodist Church ref: 25637    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £760 towards the cost of installation of a fixed handrail for a disability entrance ramp and increasing electric wheelchair/mobility scooter access from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Fylde East

Decision published: 10/06/2024

Effective from: 10/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stewart Jones considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £500 to Kirkham Methodist Church towards the cost of the installation of a fixed handrail for a disability entrance ramp and increasing electric wheelchair/mobility scooter access.

Divisions affected: Fylde East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


10/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Meem Madaat Welfare Group ref: 25638    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards hosting a community Big Eid fun-day event from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston Central East

Decision published: 10/06/2024

Effective from: 10/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Frank De Molfetta considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £400 to Meem Madaat Welfare Group towards the cost of hosting a community Big Eid fun-day event.

 

Divisions affected: Preston Central East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


07/06/2024 - The Provision of Traffic Management Services ref: 25635    For Determination

A decision on the Provision of Traffic Management Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 10/06/2024

Effective from: 07/06/2024

Decision:

Phil Durnell, Director of Highways and Transport, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa


10/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Christ Church Treales ref: 25636    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2,000 towards the cost of upgrades to a shared car parking space from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Fylde East

Decision published: 10/06/2024

Effective from: 10/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stewart Jones considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £500 to Christ Church Treales towards the cost of upgrades to a shared car parking space.

Divisions affected: Fylde East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


06/06/2024 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 May 2024 ref: 25631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2024 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


06/06/2024 - Urgent Decisions taken by the Leader of the County Council and the relevant Cabinet Member(s) ref: 25633    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

Resolved: That the urgent decision taken by the Leader of the County Council, and the relevant Cabinet Member, since the last meeting of Cabinet, be noted.


06/06/2024 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 25632    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

Resolved: That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, 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 I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Lancaster Military Heritage Group ref: 25630    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,000 towards their Armed Forces Day event from the Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans, approved a Champions Grant application of £1000 to Lancaster Military Heritage Group towards the cost of the entertainment at their Armed Forces Day event.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


07/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - BAWL CIC ref: 25639    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards new equipment and materials from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Skelmersdale Central

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 07/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Terry Aldridge considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to BAWL CIC towards the cost of new equipment and materials.

 

County Councillor Terry Aldridge declared a non-pecuniary interest in this application.

Divisions affected: Skelmersdale Central;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


29/06/2023 - Approval of EL LUF Jacobs Preliminary Commission ref: 25634    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023 Lancashire County Council was awarded £49.6M from the DfT for the Levelling Up East Lancashire programme. As part of the award LCC will receive £4.96M in 2023/24. To release the remaining £44.6M, the DfT have stipulated that LCC must complete a Full Business Case in 2024/25.

To assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case and the associated projects within it, the services of Jacobs have been commissioned.

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport & Health

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 29/06/2023

Decision:

Phil Green, Executive Director of Growth, Environment and Transport approved the following commissioning package and associated fees from Jacobs:

 

Jacobs LUF Preliminary Design Development Commissioning Package: £1,567,676. (NB: Was originally £1,716,984 but amended due to a reduced amount of works required in this package of work).

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kiara Clarke


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Basically Cheer CIC ref: 25625    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £18,300 towards refurbishment and decorating costs of their new venue from the Champions for Disabled People, Older People, Mental Health and Young People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Disabled People

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £200 to Basically Cheer CIC towards the cost of provisions for their coffee morning.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


31/05/2024 - Procurement Initiative Plan for East Lancashire's Levelling Up Fund ref: 25628    Recommendations Approved

The procurement for the East Lancashire Levelling Up Fund (LUF) has been initiated by the successful bid for funding from the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund. The fund will facilitate works to improve areas across 4 districts of East Lancashire including Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, and Rossendale.

The LUF programme will introduce a range of interventions including Safer, Greener and Healthier Streets and Accessible and Vibrant Town Centres.

The Procurement Initiative Plan (PIP) is prepared to outline the proposed procurement route for the programme including details for the tender preparation and anticipated timescales, evaluation methodology, the stakeholders involved in the process and the identification of risks for the procurement for the East Lancashire Levelling Up Fund. The PIP has been circulated and approved by the senior stakeholders to approve the tender process prior to work on the tender commencing.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 31/05/2024

Decision:

 

Andrew Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, approved the PIP for the procurement for the East Lancashire Levelling Up Fund.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Environment and Planning


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Stacksteads Countryside Park Group ref: 25624    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £500 towards the workshops to create lanterns for the parade from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service  Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £200 to Stacksteads Countryside Park Group towards the cost of workshops to prepare lanterns for the lantern parade.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - NKDR Qpaths and Qroutes Software ref: 25620    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on awarding a supplier contract.

Decision Maker: Director of Digital

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

Carol Groom, Head of ICT Assurance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Digital


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Lunch and Laughter ref: 25623    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £300 towards the transport costs of their day trips out form the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Head of Service Democratic Services

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Democratic and Member Services Manager, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £300 to Lunch and Laughter towards the cost of day trips for the unpaid carers.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - St Vincent de Paul Society ref: 25626    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £250 towards a day trip to Lytham from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Democratic and Member Services Manager, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £250 to St Vincent De Paul Society towards the cost of lunch and transport to their Lytham.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Newton-with-Clifton Parish Council ref: 25627    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,500 towards a Speed Indicator Devise System from the Champion for Parishes budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Parishes

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Democratic and Member Service, following consultation with County Councillor Paul Rigby, Champion for Parishes, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £600 to Newton-with-Clifton Parish Council towards the cost of a Speed Indicator Device System.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


06/06/2024 - Local Transport Capital Block Funding: Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant ref: 25596    Recommendations Approved

Lancashire County Council will receive £234,613 from the Department for Transport's Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant. This is to upgrade traffic signal systems by replacing obsolete equipment. It is proposed to add the money to the Highway Block of the Capital Programme for 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - The A59 Club ref: 25622    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £400 towards the cost of their trip to Chester from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Democratic and Member Services Manager, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £400 to The A59 Club towards the cost of the coach hire for their trip to Chester.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - Changes to the Bridges Maintenance Capital Programme ref: 25619    Recommendations Approved

Proposed amendments to the Highways, Bridges Maintenance Capital Programme

As part of the normal process of service delivery, the approved highways capital programme now requires amendments to meet emerging priorities and allow the effective delivery the Programme.

The reallocations are between projects in the same programme and there is no change to the total approved budget. They consist of several transfers of funds in response to developments in programme delivery. There are two transfers between projects in different programme years. This is to ensure that funds are used effectively by supporting project delivery.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highways Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the changes to allow the programme to be delivered effectively within the total budget.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


06/06/2024 - Universal Support ref: 25629    Recommendations Approved

This reportwill provide an overview of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Universal Support programme (supported employment programme targeted at theeconomically inactive with disabilities/health condition/disadvantage) and seek authorisation to take forward an investment plan across the three upper tier authorities for the programme (with Lancashire County Council as theaccountable body) and acceptance and commissioning of the grant.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr M Lawty-Jones


06/06/2024 - Lancashire Local Access Forum Terms of Reference ref: 25595    Recommendations Approved

In January 2024, the Lancashire Local Access Forum agreed that the Forum's Terms of Reference should be reviewed and, where appropriate, revised. Now that the review has been completed, this report presents, for approval, the revised Terms of Reference of the Lancashire Local Access Forum.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Victoria Welch


06/06/2024 - Corporate Performance Report - 2023/24 Quarter 4 ref: 25594    Recommendations Approved

This report covers the final quarter of 2023/24 and provides an overview of performance for the forty-three key performance indicators established in order to monitor the delivery of the four priorities of the corporate strategy:

 

  • Delivering better services
  • Protecting our environment
  • Supporting economic growth
  • Caring for the vulnerable

 

With an additional section on corporate health.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Donna Talbot


06/06/2024 - SEND Sufficiency Strategy Implementation - Provision of Special Educational Needs Units in Mainstream Schools and Special School Places ref: 25597    Recommendations Approved

This report includes the results of the formal consultations to create Special Educational Needs Units at Barrowford Primary School, Rushton Street, Barrowford, and Brunshaw Primary School, Morse Street, Burnley.

 

Approval is also being sought to delegate the final decision to increase the number of places available at Morecambe Road School, Morecambe to the Executive Director for Education and Children's Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, following the conclusion of the statutory formal consultation.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the requirements of Standing Order C18 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

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; Nelson East; Padiham and Burnley West; Pendle Central;

Lead officer: Janette Hastings


06/06/2024 - Champion Grant - St John's Hospice ref: 25621    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,050 towards the cost of British Sign Language training for their family support practitioner from the Champion for Young People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Young People

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Servicde Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Loraine Cox, Champion for Young People, approved a Champions Grant application of £1050 to St John's Hospice  towards the cost of British Sign Language training for their family support practitioner.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


06/06/2024 - Bus Service Improvement Plan 2024 Update ref: 25593    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the background to the production of the Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen joint Bus Service Improvement Plan and subsequent revisions.

 

This report seeks approval of the 2024 update to the Bus Service Improvement Plan to be submitted to Department for Transport by 12 June 2024. The release of Bus Service Improvement Plan funding for 2024/25 is dependent on the submission of a revised document before the 12 June deadline.

 

The current draft plan is attached at Appendix 'A'.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024

Decision:

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

 

This decision be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order C28 as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the county council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to ensure the Bus Service Improvement Plan is submitted to the Department for Transport by 12 June 2024.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Matthew Moll


05/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Association ref: 25610    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £500 towards seating, entertainment and refreshments for their event in June from the Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans, approved a Champions Grant application of £500 to Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Association towards the cost of entertainment, refreshments and seating for their Veterans event.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Hesketh Bank Community Centre Dementia Carers ref: 25611    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £336 towards their weekly gatherings from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £336 to Hesketh Bank Community Centre Dementia Carers towards the running costs of their weekly gatherings.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Adlington Luncheon Club ref: 25612    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £500 towards the coach hire to Oswaldtwistle Mill from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £300 to Adlington Luncheon Club towards the cost of the coach hire to the trip to Owladtwistle Mill.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - NKDR Jaama Key2 Vehicle Management Continuity Contract ref: 25614    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on continuing a contract award.

Decision Maker: Director of Digital

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

Carol Groom, Head of ICT Assurance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Carol Groom


05/06/2024 - NKDR CACI Education Management System - Direct Award ref: 25616    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a new transitional agreement.

Decision Maker: Director of Digital

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

Carol Groom, Head of ICT Assurance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Digital


05/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Crusaders Morris Dancers ref: 25613    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £2,753.10 towards the cost of Championship tickets dancewear and equipment from the Champion for Young People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Young People

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Loraine Cox, Champion for Young People, rejected a Champions Grant application to Crusader Morris Dancers towards the cost of the the Championship tickets, dancewear and equipment.

The reason for the rejection was the group received funding last financial year and Cllr Cox wishes to support as many different groups as possible.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/06/2024 - NKDR Quadient Automailer Waiver ref: 25617    Recommendations Approved

A decision on a procurement waiver.

Decision Maker: Director of Digital

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 05/06/2024

Decision:

Carol Groom, Head of ICT Assurance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Digital


31/05/2024 - Approval of LUF Planit Commissions – May 24 ref: 25607    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023 Lancashire County Council was awarded £49.6M from the DfT for the Levelling Up East Lancashire programme. As part of the award LCC will receive £4.96M in 2023/24. To release the remaining £44.6M, the DfT have stipulated that LCC must complete a Full Business Case in 2024/25.

To assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case and the associated projects within it, the services of Planit have been commissioned.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 31/05/2024

Decision:

Andy Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, approved the following Planit commissioning packages and associated fees:

 

1. Rawtenstall Masterplan – Split between LCC funded Bank Street and Rossendale Borough Council funded Gyratory works. Total cost £45,803.50 (costs for works funded by Rossendale Borough will be recovered via S278 or other agreement)

 

2. Burnley Masterplan including Manchester Road – LCC LUF funded. Total cost £27,055.50

 

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Mid Rossendale; Rossendale South;

Lead officer: Andrew Mullaney


22/05/2024 - Contract Extensions ref: 25606    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on contract extensions.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 22/05/2024

Decision:

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi


04/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Thornton-Cleveleys Gala Committee ref: 25609    Recommendations Approved

This reports presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,967 towards the cost of running the two-day Thornton-Cleveleys Gala weekend from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Fleetwood West & Cleveleys West

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 04/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stephen Clarke considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £491.75 to Thornton-Cleveleys Gala Committee towards the cost of running the two-day Thornton-Cleveleys Gala weekend.

Divisions affected: Cleveleys East; Cleveleys South & Carleton; Fleetwood West & Cleveleys West; Thornton & Hambleton;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


21/05/2024 - SEND Programme - Barrowford Primary School ref: 25598    Recommendations Approved

A decision was taken on SEND units.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Mike Kirby, Director of Strategy and Performance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Pendle Hill;

Lead officer: Mike Kirby


30/05/2024 - (V2)The Supply and Distribution of Catering Disposables to Lancashire County Council. ref: 25601    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the Supply and Distribution of Catering Disposables to Lancashire County Council.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

Mike Kirby, Director of Strategy and Performance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mike Kirby


30/05/2024 - Provision of Waste Metal Collection, Transportation and Recycling Services (2 lots) ref: 25600    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the award of contracts for the provision of Waste Metal Collection, Transportation and Recycling Services

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

Andrew Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Mullaney


30/05/2024 - Provision of Waste Metal Acceptance and Recycling Services (4 lots) ref: 25599    For Determination

A decision on the award of contracts for the provision of Waste Metal Acceptance and Recycling Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

Andrew Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Mullaney


21/05/2024 - Draft Equality Objectives and Equality Strategy 2024/28 ref: 25574    Recommendations Approved

This report is presented in response to the Committee's request to consider a Workforce Equalities Strategy. In response to changes within the County Council and the reflection of equality, diversity and inclusion within the People Strategy, the Equality Strategy has been developed. It is a new document which will support the County Council over the next four years to develop further as an inclusive and respectful employer, deliver inclusive services more consistently which meet the needs of diverse communities, encourage greater participation from all citizens in our activities and ensure the general aims of the Equality Act 2010 are met and evidenced. It aligns with other County Council Strategies such as the People Strategy and Digital First Strategy.

Decision Maker: Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 21/05/2024 - Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 31/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

The Chair welcomed County Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet Member for Communities and Cultural Services, Lucy Thompson, Director of People, and Jeanette Binns - Equality & Cohesion Team: Equality Act & Equality Analysis Lead to the meeting.

 

The Draft Equality Strategy 2024 - 2028 was presented. The strategy had been developed to support e further progress of the county council as an inclusive and respectful employer and a provider of inclusive services which met the needs of diverse communities. The strategy aimed to encourage greater participation and understanding of citizens in the county council activities and ensured the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the general aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty were being met and evidenced.

 

A presentation was also provided, a copy of which was attached to the agenda.

 

Comments and queries raised from the committee were as follows:

 

·  Since the Lancashire County Council Highways and Transport Strategy covered a wider area than the Bus Improvement Plan, it was suggested that the wording in the Equality and Accessibility Strategy be amended from "Bus Improvement Plan" to "Lancashire County Council Highways and Transport Strategy". 

 

· In addition, it was requested that the Equality and Accessibility Strategy 2024–28 be referred to the Environment, Economic Growth, and Transport Scrutiny Committee for them to consider the relevant elements of the strategy, and ensure services were inclusive and accessible, such as through the Lancashire County Council Highways and Transport Strategy.

 

·  The committee asked if it was possible for statistics to be provided to the committee on the number of staff who may had left the Authority due to abuse.

 

·  Although it was noted that Lancashire County Council was among the best of Local Authorities in terms of the collection of data, it was asked if consideration could be given to using Webber Origins software by Richard Webber to do some profiling work for Lancashire to help gain a better understanding of the county council workforce.

 

·  The committee appreciated the fact that county council officers contacted the equality team early in the work they were doing to obtain an equality impact assessment, if required, and the committee commended officers for the efforts they had made to make venues and offices more accessible to those with disabilities. 

 

·  The Public Sector Equality Duty and gender equality were discussed by the committee, with particular attention paid to Black and Minority Ethnic women obtaining senior positions within an organisation, and it was noted that further research was required to examine career advancement within an organisation.

 

·  It was requested that wording in the strategy be amended from "Citizen" to "Resident".

 

The Chair thanked the Cabinet Member and officers for their presentation and for answering the committees' questions.

 

Resolved: That the following recommendations be shared with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Cultural Services:

 

i.  That consideration be given to the following suggestions made by the committee, prior to the Draft Equality Objectives and Equality Strategy 2024 - 28 being presented to Cabinet for approval:

 

a.  To amend wording in the Equality and Accessibility Strategy under Ensure Services are Inclusive and Accessible from Bus Improvement Plan to LCC Highways and Transport Strategy. 

 

b.  Amend wording in the strategy from Citizen to Resident.

 

ii.  The Equality Objectives and Equality Strategy 2024 - 28 to the Environment, Economic Growth, and Transport Scrutiny Committee for them to consider relevant elements such as ensuring services are inclusive and accessible, for example through the LCC Highways and Transport Strategy.

 

iii.  Consideration be given to using Webber Origins software by Richard Webber to do some profiling for Lancashire to help gain a better understanding of our workforce involving the Director of People. 

 

iv.  If available, statistics about the number of people who have left the organisation due to abuse.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jeanette Binns, Misbah Mahmood, Saeed Sidat


21/05/2024 - Draft LCC Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2024/28 ref: 25573    Recommendations Approved

The Cohesion and Integration 2024/28 Strategy sets out how together we can develop stronger and more cohesive communities where communities can flourish, feel they belong and build a fairer and more inclusive County. We have aligned our key priorities to that of LCC's corporate priorities, our approach will focus on how we can build alliances to tackle inequalities and develop community cohesion and integration by working with existing partnerships, services, and various relevant communities. Please note cohesion and integration is highly complex and sensitive area, this strategy has been devised and developed over a long period via various consultative and engagement processes.

Our three-pronged approach will be to collaborate and add value to existing partnerships, our current services and build trust with communities. We aim to strategically tackle local issues collectively, and address the diverse challenges faced by the communities by collaborating with the districts, other public sector partners, voluntary community faith and social enterprise (VCFSE), businesses and any other key stakeholders. Our focus will be to ensure that we help promote cohesion with emerging as well as existing communities, deprived communities and hard to reach communities.

Decision Maker: Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 21/05/2024 - Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 31/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

The Chair welcomed County Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet Member for Communities and Cultural Services, Dave Carr, Director of Policy, Commissioning and Children's Health, Saeed Sidat, Senior Policy, Information & Commissioning (Start Well) Manager and Principal County Equalities, Cohesion and Integration Manager, and Ahlam Hasan, Refugee Resettlement Data, Performance and Monitoring Lead to the meeting.

 

The report presented set out the draft Cohesion and Integration Strategy for 2024 – 2028. The Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2024/28 set out how the county council could develop stronger and more cohesive communities where communities could flourish, feel they belonged and to build a fairer and more inclusive County.

 

A presentation was also provided. Comments and queries raised from the committee were as follows:

 

·  The committee asked if the Cohesion and Integration Strategy could be referred to the Children, Families and Skills Scrutiny Committee so consideration could be given to Cohesion Education in Lancashire schools. Additionally, the committee asked to work with the Head of Corporate Strategy and Policy on Partnership Working, to identify those organisations where the county council could promote the issues of cohesion, diversity and inclusion across Lancashire.

 

·  It was noted that feedback from the meeting would be incorporated into the final strategy, and once finalised, the strategy would be presented to Cabinet for consideration.

 

·  It was asked if consideration could be given to a Benchmarking activity to consider several other authorities with a similar composite as the county council, such as Birmingham City Council, Manchester City Council, Kent County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Worcestershire City Council, Somerset Council, Devon County Council, Surrey County Council, Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council, and North Yorkshire Council, as well as think tanks, to consider how others were delivering in this area of work.

 

·  The committee felt that using KPIs to measure success was important, and they asked that the work of Cantle, Casey, and Khan's be considered when recommending KPIs. Additionally, they asked for a follow-up report with specific KPIs to be provided to the committee in 12 months' time so that they could assess the strategy's effectiveness.

 

·  When discussing the impact of TikTok, as well as other social media platforms, on the younger generation, it was highlighted that it was important to ensure young people were involved in this piece of work, as well as ensuring that a Lancashire approach was being taken.

 

·  It was questioned why housing, which wasn't the county council's direct responsibility to provide, was included under "key priorities" in Section 6 of the strategy. It was noted that the inclusion of housing was done for research purposes and to demonstrate the various landscapes around housing in different parts of the county.

 

·  It was noted that Section 8 - Cohesion and Integration Strategic Outcomes in the strategy mentioned the following: "We are working towards the same vision of making Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper by focussing on delivering better services, caring for the vulnerable, supporting economic growth and protecting our environment." It was requested that this paragraph be amended to read, " We are working towards the Vision of making Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper…" because members felt that the word "same" was not appropriate, as the county council should be treated as a single corporate body.

 

·  Members emphasised that the strategy should be more Lancashire-specific rather than being broad and general, and asked if it would be possible to include a part in the strategy that detailed the Lancashire approach, such as the work being done in libraries and with refugee support, among other things. It was also recommended that the officers report back at a future meeting when the KPI list was produced, indicating which KPIs were most suitable for Lancashire.

 

·  If was asked if the Cohesion and Integration Strategy could be referred to the Health and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee, to allow that committee to give consideration to the health aspect of the strategy. 

 

·  It was suggested that the district council's core strategies be considered in relation to cohesion, and where relevant, what the county council could learn and incorporate into its own strategy. It was also emphasised how important it was to utilise links with the districts to ensure a more collaborative approach was taken on common interests.

 

·  The inequalities of housing in different areas of the county were discussed by members, including the need for more affordable housing, which was key when looking at cohesion and integration. It was also requested that the concept of super diversity be considered.

 

The Chair thanked the Cabinet Member and officers for their report and presentation and for answering the committees' questions.

 

Resolved: That the following recommendations be shared with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Cultural Services:

 

i.  That consideration be given to the following suggestions made by the committee, prior to the LCC Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2024 – 28 being presented to Cabinet for approval:

 

a.  Amend wording under Section 8 of the Strategy - Cohesion and Integration Strategic Outcomes to say we are working towards the Vision of making Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.

 

b.  A benchmarking activity to take place to consider several other authorities and think tanks (as detailed in the minutes) to consider how other authorities are delivering in this area of work.

 

c.  Include a section to the strategy which describes the Lancashire approach e.g. the work done in libraries, everyone matters and support for refugees.

 

d.  Consideration be given to the district council's core strategies to consider what they say about Cohesion. 

 

e.  Consider the concept of super diversity within the strategy.

 

ii.  The Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2024 – 28 be referred to the Children, Families and Skills Scrutiny Committee so consideration is given to Cohesion Education in Lancashire schools.

 

iii.  The Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2024 – 28 be referred to the Adult and Health Scrutiny Committee so consideration is given to the health aspect of the strategy. 

 

iv.  Work with the Head of Corporate Strategy and Policy on Partnership Working to identify those organisations where we can promote the issues of cohesion, diversity and inclusion across Lancashire.

 

v.  Consideration be given to the work of Cantle, Casey and Khan whenconsidering which KPIs will be used to measure progress of the strategy. Further to this, an update report to come back to the committee in 12 months' time with information on the detailed KPIs which will be used to measure success and progress on the strategy.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Saeed Sidat


21/05/2024 - Minutes of the Meeting Held on 18 April 2024 ref: 25572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 21/05/2024 - Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 31/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2024 be confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.


21/05/2024 - Work Programme 2023/24 ref: 25575    Recommendations Approved

This report provides members of the Community, Cultural and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee with the committee's work programme for 2023-24.

Decision Maker: Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 21/05/2024 - Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 31/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

The committee considered the work programme and updates from previously agreed recommendations for the 2023/24 municipal year.

 

The Chair, on behalf of the committee thanked Misbah Mahmood, the Senior Democratic Services Officer (Overview and Scrutiny) f for all the work she had done for the committee, as she would shortly be going on maternity leave.

 

Resolved: That the Community, Cultural and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2023/24, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Misbah Mahmood


29/05/2024 - School Meals Transportation ref: 25589    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on school meals transportation.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 30/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

Mike Kirby, Director of Strategy and Performance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Clare Joynson


30/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - New Friends For You ref: 25591    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £600 towards running and advertising two social events in July and December 2024 from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley

Decision published: 30/05/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Aidy Riggott considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £600 to New Friends For You towards the cost of running and advertising two social events in July and December 2024

Divisions affected: Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


30/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum ref: 25605    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2000 towards a topographical survey from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Accrington South

Decision published: 30/05/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Terry Hurn considered and approved a Local Member Grant of the increased amount of £700 to Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum towards the cost of a Topography survey.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors

Decision published: 30/05/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Carole Haythornthwaite considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £333 to Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum towards the cost of a topographical survey.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Oswaldtwistle;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


30/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Colne Dramatic Society/Colne Little Theatre ref: 25587    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £400 towards the cost of garden items for the outside of the theatre from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle Central

Decision published: 30/05/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Ash Sutcliffe considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £400 to Colne Dramatic Society/Colne Little Theatre towards the cost of garden items for the outside of the theatre.

Divisions affected: Pendle Central;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


29/05/2024 - Confidential Shredding ref: 25584    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on awarding a contract for shredding confidential waste.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

Mike Kirby, Director of Strategy and Performance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Clare Joynson


29/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) ref: 25582    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,875 towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley South

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Julia Berry considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Leyland Central

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson wishes to be contacted by an organisation prior to an application, and he wishes to reserve funding for organisations in his division.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley Rural West

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Whittaker considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £250 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley North

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Hasina Khan considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £100 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley Central

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Steven Holgate considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Clayton with Whittle

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Mark Clifford considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Aidy Riggott considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Aidy Riggott is reserving funding for other organisations in his division.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Hoghton with Wheelton

Decision published: 05/06/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Cullens BEM considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Leyland South

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Jayne Rear considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - South Ribble East

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Barrie Yates considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Barrie Yates wishes to reserve funding for organisations in his area and this project does not take place in his division.

Divisions affected: Chorley Central; Chorley North; Chorley Rural West; Chorley South; Clayton with Whittle; Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley; Hoghton with Wheelton; Leyland Central; Leyland South; Moss Side & Farington; South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


29/05/2024 - Timber Supply for Footbridge ref: 25579    Recommendations Approved

A 3-quotation exercise was carried out to assess who the timber supply would be awarded to.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highways Operations and Design, took a decision to approve that, following a 3-quotation exercise, the supply would be awarded to Gilmour and Aitken.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa


28/05/2024 - Schools Condition Led Programme - Cobbs Brow Primary School ref: 25580    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on asbestos removal.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 28/05/2024

Decision:

Michael Peppin, Capital Programme Principal, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Skelmersdale West;

Lead officer: Michael Peppin


29/05/2024 - Marble Flooring Repairs Committee floor and 1st floor County Hall ref: 25583    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on marble flooring repairs.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 29/05/2024

Decision:

Mike Kirby, Director of Strategy and Performance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Clare Joynson


28/05/2024 - Request for Waiver of Procurement Rules - Permanent Cold-lay Surfacing Material ref: 25578    Recommendations Approved

This report requests the waiver of the county council's Procurement Rules for the procurement of Permanent Cold-lay Surfacing Material.

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 28/05/2024

Effective from: 28/05/2024

Decision:

The Leader of the Council, and the Cabinet Member for Resources, HR and Property (Deputy Leader) approved the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order C28 as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the county council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to procurement adequate stock of the material as soon as possible to ensure the Highways teams' ability to continue to carry out essential works.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Fairclough


24/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Moss Side Leyland WI ref: 25577    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £240 towards entering a float into the 2024 Leyland Festival and raising awareness of their organisation from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Moss Side & Farington

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 24/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Michael Green considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £240 to Moss Side Leyland WI towards the cost of entering a float into the 2024 Leyland Festival and raising awareness of their organisation.

Divisions affected: Moss Side & Farington;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


23/05/2024 - Lancashire County Council (King Street Clayton-le-Moors Hyndburn Borough) (One Way) Order 202* ref: 25567    Recommendations Approved

After considering objections from the residents' businesses and local councillors, officers propose to withdraw the proposal to introduce a One Way working on King Street Clayton-le-Moors.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulations and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the withdrawal of the proposal for a one-way order on King Street following objections received during the consultation period.

 

Divisions affected: Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors;

Lead officer: Madelaine Kitchen


21/05/2024 - Approval of Atkins LUF Design and Technical Support Commissions ref: 25563    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023 Lancashire County Council was awarded £49.6M from the DfT for the Levelling Up East Lancashire programme. As part of the award LCC will receive £4.96M in 2023/24. To release the remaining £44.6M, the DfT have stipulated that LCC must complete a Full Business Case in 2024/25.

To assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case and the associated projects within it, the services of AtkinsRéalis have been commissioned.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Andy Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision to approve the commissioning of Atkins Realis to assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case requested by the DfT, and the associated projects within it.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kiara Clarke


21/05/2024 - Approval of LUF Planit Commissions ref: 25564    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023 Lancashire County Council was awarded £49.6M from the DfT for the Levelling Up East Lancashire programme. As part of the award LCC will receive £4.96M in 2023/24. To release the remaining £44.6M, the DfT have stipulated that LCC must complete a Full Business Case in 2024/25.

To assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case and the associated projects within it, the services of Planit have been commissioned.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Andy Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision to approve the commissioning of Planit to assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case requested by the DfT, and the associated projects within it.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kiara Clarke


22/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Croston Old School ref: 25570    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £400 towards the cost of a new computer for the community centre from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley Rural West

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 22/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Whittaker considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £400 to Croston Old School towards the cost of a new computer for the community centre.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


21/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Community Mind Connect C.I.C ref: 25569    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,880 towards the cost of running a film screening and art exhibition event from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Lancaster Rural North

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Phillippa Williamson considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Community Mind Connect C.I.C towards the cost of a trip to Thompson Park for afternoon tea.

 

The reason for the rejection is that County Councillor Phillippa Williamson wishes to utilise her grants for community projects that are local to her division and she is not convinced that extend invitations to an event held in Lancaster to Carnforth and Silverdale achieves that aim.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural North;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


23/05/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Wheatfield Mews and Wheatfield Street, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Revocation and Prohibition of Waiting) Order 202* ref: 25566    Recommendations Approved

Following the construction of a housing development and the area being located close to the city centre it is proposed to introduce a Prohibition of Waiting along Wheatfield Mews to prevent city centre commuter parking. The proposal will also help maintain vehicular access to the railway line for future maintenance purposes.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the introduction of Prohibition of Waiting along Wheatfield Mews to prevent city centre commuter parking.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central;

Lead officer: Madelaine Kitchen


23/04/2024 - Theatre in Education - Award Decision ref: 25568    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a contract award.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 23/04/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: John Davies


21/05/2024 - Approval of Jacobs LUF Design and Technical Support Commissions ref: 25565    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023 Lancashire County Council was awarded £49.6M from the DfT for the Levelling Up East Lancashire programme. As part of the award LCC will receive £4.96M in 2023/24. To release the remaining £44.6M, the DfT have stipulated that LCC must complete a Full Business Case in 2024/25.

To assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case and the associated projects within it, the services of Jacobs have been commissioned.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Andy Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision to approve the commissioning of Jacobs to assist and expedite LCC in the work required to design and develop the full business case requested by the DfT, and the associated projects within it.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kiara Clarke


20/05/2024 - Additional Budget Increase to 4No 24/25 Surface Dressing Schemes ref: 25559    Recommendations Approved

Increase budget to 4no schemes within programme

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 20/05/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took a decision to approve the increase in budget for the following surface dressing schemes funded within programme from ABC Surface dressing budget. A total of £42,388.47

 

  1. 15318 Harbour Ln

 

  1. 15320 Copthurst Ln

 

  1. 15316 Old Langho Rd

 

  1. 15321 Barley New Rd

 

Divisions affected: Hoghton with Wheelton; Pendle Hill; Ribble Valley South West;

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa


22/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Briercliffe Wednesday Club ref: 25562    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £400 towards a group trip to Thompson Park for afternoon tea.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Rural

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 22/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Cosima Towneley considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £400 to Briercliffe Wednesday Club towards the cost of a trip to Thompson Park for afternoon tea.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


20/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Ribbleton Parish ref: 25557    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards uniforms for a new local community choir from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston East

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 20/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Anna Hindle considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Ribbleton Parish  towards the cost of uniforms for a new local community choir.

Divisions affected: Preston East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


16/05/2024 - Minor Amends to the Code of Conduct and Wording of Disciplinary Policy and Procedure ref: 25558    Recommendations Approved

The Director of People, under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers, is asked to approve the following minor amends:


(1) Code of Conduct for Employees - an amendment to paragraph 14 to make it clear that being arrested or under investigation by the police also needs to be disclosed in addition to any criminal charges/convictions and cautions.


(2) Disciplinary Policy and Procedure - that the wording of the section covering Criminal Matters (Including Fraud) is amended to make it clear that being arrested or under investigation by the police also need to be notified to management as soon as possible in addition to being charged, cautioned, or convicted of a criminal offence.


The proposed amends have been shared with and noted by the recognised trade unions at the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Forum.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

Lucy Thompson, Director of People, took the decision to approve the minor amends to the Code of Conduct for Employees and the wording of the Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Kelly Gilman


09/05/2024 - Archaeology for A582 Direct Award ref: 25560    Recommendations Approved

An approval is required to conduct a direct award as allowed for under Section 14.1 of the County Council's Procurement Rules for the provision of archaeology investigation to Oxford Archaeology. Oxford Archaeology worked on the A582 dualing archaeology investigation that was paused. The proposed works on Croston Road and Stanifield Lane junctions requires an archaeology investigation and this would be picking up work that was paused from the A582 dualing.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 09/05/2024

Decision:

Niamh O'Sullivan, Planning Delivery Team Leader, took a decision to conduct a direct award as allowed for under Section 14.1 of the County Council's Procurement Rules for the provision of archaeology investigation to Oxford Archaeology.  The organisation has been selected to complete the services due to their previous and ongoing knowledge of the site and services to be provided. The previous contract we had with Oxford Archaeology expired but was well within the agreed budget as works had been paused from the A582 Dualing. The contract is to be awarded for a period of up to 30 months commencing on 20 May 2024. The estimated value of the contract to be let under a direct award is up to £5140.

 

Divisions affected: Lostock Hall & Bamber Bridge; Moss Side & Farington;

Lead officer: Niamh O'Sullivan


21/05/2024 - Champion Grant - St John's Hospice ref: 25556    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,500 towards the cost of replacement wood to rebuild planters, plants and seeds for their garden from the Champion for Mental Health budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Mental Health

Decision published: 21/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

The Democratic and Member Services Manager, following consultation with County Councillor Stuart C Morris, Champion for Mental Health, approved a Champions Grant application of £1500 to St John's Hospice  towards the cost of replacement wood to rebuild planters, plants and seeds.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


17/05/2024 - Hosted Urban Traffic Control (UTC) System ref: 25551    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a contract modification.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 21/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

Andrew Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: James Bennett


17/05/2024 - Disposal of Surplus Land - Land to the Rear of 1 Branksome Avenue, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 2EW ref: 25549    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a sale of land.

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 21/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

Gary Jones, Estates Manager, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Cleveleys South & Carleton;

Lead officer: Gary Jones


21/05/2024 - Champion Grant - St Christopher’s PC Community Talks ref: 25561    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £325 towards the cost of Guest Speakers and refreshments from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 21/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £325 to St Christopher PC - Community Talks towards the cost of guest speakers and refreshments.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


20/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Crusaders Morris Dancers ref: 25576    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2000 towards a new music system and travel expenses from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston East

Decision published: 28/05/2024

Effective from: 20/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Anna Hindle considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £350 to Crusaders Morris Dancers towards the cost of new music system and travel expenses. 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston South West

Decision published: 20/05/2024

Effective from: 20/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Nweeda Khan considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £300 to Crusaders Morris Dancers towards the cost of a new music system and travel expenses.

Divisions affected: Preston East; Preston South West; Preston West; West Lancashire West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


17/05/2024 - Schools Condition Led Programme - Stalmine Primary School ref: 25546    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on asbestos removal.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 20/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

Michael Peppin, Capital Programme Principal, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Thornton & Hambleton;

Lead officer: Michael Peppin


17/05/2024 - Operational Buildings Condition Led Programme - Kirkham Milbanke Residential Care Home ref: 25547    Recommendations Approved

A decision on works required at Milbanke Residential Care Home.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 20/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

Michael Peppin, Capital Programme Pincipal, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Fylde East;

Lead officer: Michael Peppin


20/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Whalley in Bloom ref: 25554    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,374 towards the cost of two large square planters from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ribble Valley North East

Decision published: 20/05/2024

Effective from: 20/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Ged Mirfin considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £381 to Whalley in Bloom towards the cost of a planter, planting and compost.

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


19/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Whitworth in Bloom ref: 25548    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £258:88 towards large poppies, compost, manure and a foldable garden trolley from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Whitworth & Bacup

Decision published: 19/05/2024

Effective from: 19/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Scott Smith considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £258.88 to Whitworth in Bloom towards the cost of large poppies, compost, manure and a foldable garden trolley.

Divisions affected: Whitworth & Bacup;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


19/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Stronger Together Carers Group ref: 25550    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards an 80th D Day anniversary celebration from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Whitworth & Bacup

Decision published: 19/05/2024

Effective from: 19/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Scott Smith considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Stronger Together Carers Group towards the cost of an 80th D-Day anniversary celebration.

Divisions affected: Whitworth & Bacup;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


16/05/2024 - Minor Policy Amends - Travel and Expenses Policy and Procedure ref: 25544    Recommendations Approved

The Director of People, under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers, is asked to approve the following minor amends to the Travel and Expenses Policy and Procedure:


(1) Addition of a five-mile radius to determine whether a journey is constituted as passing the workplace.


(2) Removal of reference to HMRC criteria to define a permanent workplace for simplification purposes.


(3) Clarification that a return journey also needs to be considered in respect of the mileage claim criteria.


(4) Separation out of the business mileage scenarios and examples into a dedicated guide.


The proposed amends have been shared with and noted by the recognised trade unions at the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Forum.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 17/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

Lucy Thompson, Director of People, took the decision to approve the minor amends to the Travel and Expenses Policy and Procedure.

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Kelly Gilman


16/05/2024 - Minor Amends to the Statement of Ethical Standards ref: 25545    Recommendations Approved

The Director of People, under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers, is asked to approve the following minor amends to the Statement of Ethical Standards for Employees:


(1) A new inclusion at paragraph 5.3 making it a requirement for a declaration of financial or personal interest for employees who are Grade 14 and above to be submitted on an annual basis, including a nil return where there are no interests to declare.


(2) Reference at paragraph 5.4 to a compliance monitoring report being presented annually to senior management.


The proposed amends are recommendations from an audit report that looked at governance and compliance arrangements for registering interests.


They have been shared with and noted by the recognised trade unions at the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Forum.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 17/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

Lucy Thompson, Director of People, took the decision that the minor amendments to the Statement of Ethical Standards for Employees are approved.

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Kelly Gilman


16/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Girlguiding Hoghton District ref: 25543    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £300 towards a show in Blackpool from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Hoghton with Wheelton

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Cullens considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £300 to Girlguiding Hoghton District towards the cost of a show in Blackpool.

Divisions affected: Hoghton with Wheelton;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


16/05/2024 - Section 106 Agreement for Planning Application 21/01076/FULMAJ Application for the erection of 67no. dwellings (including 30% affordable housing) with associated access, car parking and landscaping. Land 53m west of Belvedere, 31 Darlington Street, C ref: 25539    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought for the County Council to enter into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, for an obligation for the developer to pay a sum of £3,000 for a Traffic Regulation Order.


When consulted by Chorley Borough Council for a housing development consisting of up to 67 dwellings on land off Darlington Street, the County Council responded raising no objections subject to the developer funding a Traffic Regulation Order.
Chorley Borough Council's Planning Committee resolve to approve the application, subject to the developer entering a s106 agreement for various matters.


Authority to take this decision has been delegated under the Scheme of Delegation to Heads of Service.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision to approve that the Director of Law and Governance is authorised to enter into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 in connection with the proposed development, providing for obligations on the owner or developer of the land to pay a sum of £3,000.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley South;

Lead officer: John Davies


16/05/2024 - Lancaster Willow Lane Residential Home, 56-64 Willow Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5QF ref: 25540    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a property letting.

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

Gary Jones, Estates Manager, took the decision as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central;

Lead officer: Gary Jones


23/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Citizens Advice North Lancashire ref: 25571    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2,000 towards the cost of new carpets from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Lancaster South East

Decision published: 24/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Erica Lewis considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Citizens Advice North Lancashire towards the cost of of new carpets.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Skerton

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Jean Parr considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Citizens Advice North Lancashire towards the cost of new carpets.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Morecambe South

Decision published: 20/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Charlie Edwards considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Citizens Advice North Lancashire towards to cost of new carpets.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Morecambe Central

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Margaret Pattison considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £100 to Citizens Advice North Lancashire towards the cost of new carpets.

Divisions affected: Heysham; Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster Rural North; Lancaster South East; Morecambe Central; Morecambe North; Morecambe South; Skerton;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


19/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Promenade Concert Orchestra ref: 25590    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2500 towards the cost of soloists and musicians to perform at the Ernest Tomlinson centenary celebration concert from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Heysham

Decision published: 19/05/2024

Effective from: 19/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Charles Edwards rejected a Local Member Grant to Promenade Concert Orchestra of Morecambe towards the cost of soloists and musicians to perform at the Ernest Tomlinson centenary celebration concert.

 

The reason for rejection is because County Councillor Charles Edwards did not make a decision before the project date.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Morecambe Central

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 19/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Margaret Pattison considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £450 to Promenade Concert Orchestra of Morecambe towards the cost of soloists and musicians to perform at the Ernest Tomlinson centenary celebration concert.

 

County Councillor Margaret Pattison declared a non-pecuniary interest, as she is an associate of the event organiser.

Divisions affected: Heysham; Morecambe Central; Morecambe North; Morecambe South;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


15/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Broadgate and District Residents Action Group (BRAG) ref: 25542    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards the cost of a laptop, PC equipment and upgrade form the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston City

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 15/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Yousuf Motala considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Broadgate and District Residents Action Group (BRAG) towards the cost of a laptop, PC equipment and upgrades.

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


15/05/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - St John's Hospice, Lancaster ref: 25536    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £200 towards the cost of the purchase of essential items for the in-patient unit from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Skerton

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 15/05/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Jean Parr considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to St John's Hospice, Lancaster towards the cost of the purchase of essential items for the in-patient unit.

Divisions affected: Skerton;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants