Decisions

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Decisions published

15/09/2021 - Written Questions by Councillors ref: 6414    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021


15/09/2021 - Council Response to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England Draft Warding Proposal ref: 6433    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jaswinder Kaur, Donna Cope


15/09/2021 - Decisions Made Under Urgent Action Powers ref: 6415    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021


15/09/2021 - Brewers Yard (Phase 1) Culwell Street Site ref: 6434    For Determination

To approve funding for Brewers Yard (Phase1)

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Lead officer: Dereck Francis, Jaswinder Kaur


15/09/2021 - Conferring the Title of Honorary Alderman ref: 6413    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

 

That the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on former Councillor Roger Lawrence.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Cope, Jaswinder Kaur


08/09/2021 - Help to Own Scheme Update and Governance ref: 6401    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

1.     That the governance structure and approvals process identified in the report be approved. Key decisions, as listed, would be reported to Cabinet for approval. Other operational decisions as noted are delegated to the Director of Finance and the Chief Operating Officer acting on behalf of the Council as a member of the Help to Own partnerships, and otherwise to the appointees to the scheme Management Board.

 

2.     That the minor amendments to correct and clarify certain of the transaction documents signed on 16 April 2021 to establish the scheme and delegation to the Director of Finance and Chief Operating Officer of authority to approve on behalf of the Council as a member of HTO2 LLP be approved.

 

3.     That it be noted that this is the first six monthly update on the scheme and shows a strong initial performance with 352 applications for the 100 houses. Of these 70 have been approved to date, 50.%  from key workers and 61% from Wolverhampton residents.

 

4.     That it be noted that the first 23 houses are expected to be delivered and occupied in September with the balance delivered in tranches over the following 6 months. Loans would be drawn down from the facility with the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) to fund the purchase of each tranche.


08/09/2021 - Severn Trent's Commonwealth Legacy Forest ref: 6371    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to plant sites as part of the Commonwealth Legacy Forest, sponsored by Severn Trent Water.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

1.      That the Council support the principle of the Severn Trent Commonwealth Legacy Forest and proposing sites for both the Legacy Forest and Tiny Forests on land owned or managed by the Council.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change, in consultation with the Director of Governance, to sign any relevant agreements to enable planting to take place on the proposed sites, should they be accepted and the terms of planting be considered acceptable to the Council.

 

3.      That it be noted that the report seeks delegated authority in the case of sites being proposed and accepted but does not commit to Council to providing sites for the Commonwealth Legacy Forest or Tiny Forests, should sites not be identified and selected or should the terms of planting not be acceptable to the Council.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ric Bravery


08/09/2021 - Revised Affordable Rents Policy for all New Build Wolverhampton Council Housing ref: 6372    Recommendations Approved

To approve the revised Affordable Rents Policy for Wolverhampton New Build Council Housing.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

1.      That Social Rents are applied to new build council properties only when allocated to a returning tenant(s) who are displaced as a result of an approved council led regeneration programme. This is only applicable for new build properties built without using grant funding.

 

2.      That Social Rent is charged on properties purchased through the Market to Affordable Housing Conversion Programme only when the property is allocated to an existing tenant(s) who is required to temporarily decant to assist in the progression of the approved council led regeneration programme.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Housing and Environment, to authorise future amendments to the City’s Affordable Rents Policy for new build council Housing.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Payton, Karen Beasley, Michelle Garbett


08/09/2021 - Local Government Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) Report ref: 6373    Recommendations Approved

Local Government Ombudsman Finding against Adoption@Heart

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

That the City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) and the regional adoption agency service response to the Local Government Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) finding be endorsed.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Tobin


08/09/2021 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 6370    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

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 items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 


08/09/2021 - Transfer of Housing Management functions of Springfield Horseshoe stock to Wolverhampton Homes ref: 6369    Recommendations Approved

To approve Housing Management functions changes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Wards affected: Heath Town;

Lead officer: Melissa Green, Jenny Lewington


08/09/2021 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 6367    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Public Procurement Award of Contracts for Works Goods and Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

1.      That authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Director of Finance, to approve the award of a contract for Hybrid Mail when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive, to approve the award of a contract for Supply and Delivery of Hot Beverages when the evaluation process is complete.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Executive Director of Families, to approve the award of call-off contracts under the West Midlands Regional Supported Accommodation Flexible Framework Agreement 2021 when Staffordshire County Council awards contracts to successful providers under the framework agreement.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Dumont, John Thompson


08/09/2021 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 6368    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Exempt Procurement Award of Contracts for Works Goods and Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 08/09/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Dumont, John Thompson


06/09/2021 - Accepting Midlands Connect MRN Preparation Fund Grant for the A4123 Corridor ref: 6400    Recommendations Approved

Authority is required to enter into grant agreement with Midlands Connect for a £50,000 grant for development of the business case for the A4123 MRN corridor.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 06/09/2021

Decision:

1.   That the Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change in consultation with the Director of City Housing and Environment and the Director of Finance approved the acceptance of the £50,000 Midlands Connect Major Road Network Preparation Fund grant for the A4123 corridor.

2.   That the Cabinet Members for Resources and City Environment and Climate in consultation with the Directors of Finance and the Monitoring Officer approved the creation of supplementary Capital Budgets for the £50,000 grant for the A4123 corridor.

3.   Approved the Council entering into and all necessary legal transactions.

4.   Authority to the Director of Governance to execute any legal agreements to give effect to the recommendation.

 

Wards affected: Blakenhall; Ettingshall; Spring Vale;

Lead officer: Kester Sleeman