Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3, Third Floor - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Dereck Francis  Tel: 01902 555835 or Email: dereck.francis@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declaration of interests

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 19 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 343 KB

[For approval]

4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting]

5.

Council Plan Refresh 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

[To recommend that Full Council approves a refresh of the Council Plan for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year]

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to approve the Council Plan for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year.

 

6.

Senior Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

[To recommend that Full Council approves a Senior Pay Policy Statement for 2020-2021]

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to:

1.    Approve the Senior Pay Policy Statement for 2020-2021.

 

2.    Approve the publication of the Senior Pay Policy Statement in line with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

 

3.    Note that the Pay Policy incorporates a new Grade 13 into the Senior Management Pay Structure, in order to provide a more flexible, adaptable structure to support future reviews and rationalisation of senior managers.

 

4.    Note that the Pay Policy has been revised to ensure that it is explicit, that an Individual Executive Decision Notice, reportable to Cabinet (Resources) Panel in the usual manner, is required, if the Leader of the Council in consultation with the Head of Paid Service, makes additional payments below £100,000, on cessation of employment, for reasons other than redundancy.


7.

Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

[To recommend that Full Council approves the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan for 2020 – 2021]

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to:

1.    Approve the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan 2020-2021.

 

2.    Approve new arrangements for monitoring the delivery of the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan to Council scrutiny.

8.

Our Climate Commitment pdf icon PDF 185 KB

[To recommend that Full Council approves the Our Climate Commitment document]

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.      That Full Council be recommended to approve the Our Climate Commitment document.

 

2.      That progress to date in reducing the carbon footprint of the City of Wolverhampton Council from 28,500 tCO2 in 2012-2013 to 16,000 tCO2 on 2018-2019, a reduction of 45% be noted.

 

3.      That the change in how the City of Wolverhampton Council procures its energy would remove a further 50% from its carbon footprint in 2020-2021 be noted.

 

4.      That it be noted that consultation has taken place on the Our Climate Commitment document including holding a Citizens Assembly, engaging with #OneGreenGov and Sustainability West Midlands which has helped shape and develop our final document.

 

5.      That it be noted that the Cabinet would receive a further report in the new municipal year highlighting the actions required to meet the aspirations detailed in Our Climate Commitment.

 

 

9.

Development and Delivery of City Events pdf icon PDF 140 KB

[To recommend that Full Council approves appropriate budgets to enable the development and delivery of city events in a timely manner in order to be able to respond to market demands]

Decision:

1.     That Full Council be recommended to approve the establishment of supplementary income and expenditure budgets for the development and delivery of city events.

 

2.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the individual business cases for City Events.

 

3.     That authority be delegated to Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the Council entering into contracts and agreements with or for performers for City Events.

 

4.     That a virement of £100,000 from the Corporate Accounts revenue budget to the City Events revenue budget to facilitate the delivery of sporting events be approved.

 

10.

All Age Travel Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 189 KB

[To approve the All Age Travel Assistance Policy based on the outcome of formal consultation]

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.     That the All Age Travel Assistance Policy be approved.

 

2.     That the phased implementation of the All Age Travel Assistance Policy over 18 months be approved.

 

11.

Mileage Rate to be Utilised to Reimburse Foster Carers for Transport Eligible Children in Care to School pdf icon PDF 171 KB

[To approve a new proposed rate of mileage to be paid to foster carers for costs associated with transporting eligible children in care to and from school]

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the new proposed rate of mileage to be paid to foster carers to reimburse the costs associated with transporting eligible children to and from school be approved.

12.

The House Project for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 178 KB

[To approve the use of up to ten units of council housing to Children’s Services for the House Project, supplemented where possible by properties provided by partner Housing Associations]

 

Decision:

1.      That the allocation of up to ten studio flats or one-bedroom properties to young people leaving care under the House Project be approved.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to approve any additional properties required for subsequent phases of the House Project.

 

3.      That it be noted that a person shall be identified to act as a trustee for all properties provided via the House Project and all other 16/17-year-old tenancies delivered in partnership with Children’s Services.

13.

Exclusion of press and public

[To pass the following resolution:

 

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information on the grounds shown below]

14.

Bilston Road Financial Assistance Package

[To approve financial assistance to local traders along Bilston Road] [Report to follow]

Decision:

The item was withdrawn.