Decisions

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Decisions published

24/06/2022 - Democratic Transparency, Accessibility and Accountability: Webcasting ref: 7200    Recommendations Approved

To approve the virement of £40,000 from the Capital Corporate Contingency budget to fund the installation and purchase of the required audio-visual equipment and conference microphone system.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the virement of £40,000 from the Corporate Provision for Future Programmes to fund the installation and purchase of the required audio-visual equipment and conference microphone system.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kim Reynolds, Julia Cleary


22/06/2022 - Black Country AIM for GOLD June 2022 Payment of ERDF grants to qualifying Business ref: 7201    Recommendations Approved

Authority to approve payment of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grants to qualifying business in the Black Country through the ERDF supported Black Country AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme which is delivered by the four Black Country Local Authorities.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader: Inclusive City Economy

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 22/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved grant payments totalling £313,711.73 to the fourteen SMEs as detailed at section 5.3.

 

2.     Endorsed the additional capital grant of £375 that has been paid to Keyboard Specialist by switching funds from the previously approved capital allocation into revenue as set out at section 5.5.

 

3.     Entered into all necessary legal agreements to protect the Council’s interests.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harold Mututa


20/06/2022 - Land and Property Transactions- IEDN 071 ref: 7197    Recommendations Approved

A report seeking approval to proceed with transactions listed there in

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 20/06/2022

Decision:

 

1.     Land known as Bowmans Harbour – Grant of new lease.

Wards affected: Wednesfield South;

Lead officer: Nav Sandhu


16/06/2022 - Adult Social Care Reform - Trailblazer Project ref: 7195    Recommendations Approved

CWC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health and Social Care to implement Adult Social Care Reform by January 2021 nine months earlier than the rest of England. The successful delivery of the trailblazer project requires a significant allocation of resources

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the building in of a supplementary budget of £160,000 to be funded in full by the Trailblazer support fund pending final approval from the department of Health and Social Care. In addition to this, note that additional staffing required for this project and costing in the region of £451,000 will be funded from the Adult Social Care reserve, the use of which was approved by Cabinet 23 March 2022.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Gibbs


20/06/2022 - Market to Affordable Housing Conversion Programme – Property Purchase (5) ref: 7198    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to repurchase a former Council property.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 20/06/2022

Decision:

  1. Approved the completion of the purchase of the former council property listed in Appendix 1 at the agreed price of £162,500.
  2. Authorised the Chief Legal Officer or other authorised officers to execute legal documentation to put the purchase into effect.

 

Wards affected: Fallings Park;

Lead officer: Maureen Lothian, Lakhwinder Sahota


20/06/2022 - CWC21164 - Provision of Insurance Services ref: 7196    Recommendations Approved

Provision of Insurance Services for the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources and Digital City

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 20/06/2022

Decision:

  1. Awarded a contract for the Provision of Insurance Services for the Lots as detailed in section 2.0 (Table 1) for the period 30 June 2022 to 29 June 2025 with the option to extend for a further 24 month period to 29 June 2027. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Morgan


16/06/2022 - Corporate Asset Management Fund - Civic Centre Hot Water System ref: 7193    Recommendations Approved

Corporate Asset Management Fund - Civic Centre Hot Water System

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 17/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the allocation of £40,000 funding from the Corporate Provision for Future Programmes to the Corporate Asset Management Fund to undertake the replacement of the water heaters at the Civic Centre.

Wards affected: St Peter's;

Lead officer: Luke Dove


16/06/2022 - Former Wednesfield Village Primary School – Development of Free School with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust ref: 7194    Recommendations Approved

Former Wednesfield Village Primary School – Development of Free School with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 17/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the transfer of the Former Wednesfield Village Primary School site from the Council to LocatEd for development of a new two-form entry primary and nursery in conjunction with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust on a 125-year peppercorn lease.

 

Wards affected: Wednesfield South;


15/06/2022 - Our Commitment to All Age Carers ref: 7163    Recommendations Approved

Report for all all carers strategy 2022 - 2027

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That the Our Commitment to All Age Carers be approved and endorsed.

 

2.      That the Health and Well-being Board consider Our Commitment to All Age Carers and oversee the implementation of the plan.

 

3.      That it be noted that the priorities set out in Our Commitment to All Age Carers have been developed through engagement and conversations with carers and professionals in the city.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Ashton-Jones, Eva Lawrence


15/06/2022 - Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services, City of Wolverhampton Council ref: 7166    Recommendations Approved

Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services,

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

That the ‘Good’ overall judgement from the recent Ofsted Inspection of Children’s Services be celebrated and our continued excellent position in the West Midlands and the country be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Hinds


15/06/2022 - Reserves, Provisions and Balances 2021-2022 ref: 7165    Recommendations Approved

To report on the Council’s resources currently held as earmarked reserves, provisions and general balances as at 31 March 2022, taking account of the outturn position for 2021-2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That the transfers (to)/from earmarked reserves, provisions and general balances as detailed in tables 2, 3 and 4 of the report be approved.

 

2.      That expenditure from provisions for their purposes as set out in Appendix 3 and 4 to the report, up to the value held in each provision as at 31 March 2022 be approved.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources and Digital City, in consultation with the Director of Finance, to allocate funds from all reserves which fall within the Corporate remit as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 to the report.

 

4.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources and Digital City and the relevant Cabinet Member, in consultation with the Director of Finance and the relevant Director/Deputy Director to allocate funds from all other reserves as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 to the report.

 

5.      That the level of the Council’s earmarked reserves, provisions and general balances as at 31 March 2022 and the purposes for which they are being held, as detailed in Appendix 1, 2, 3 and 4 to the report be noted.

 

6.      That it be noted that the reserve strategy is currently being reviewed in light of Our City Our Plan priorities and the budget challenge facing the Council over the medium term, and an updated Reserves Strategy would be reported back to Cabinet at a future meeting.

 

7.      That it be noted that the relevance and adequacy of earmarked reserves and general balances would be reviewed as required by the Constitution during the 2023-2024 budget setting process.

 

8.      That it be noted that allocation of funding from all earmarked reserves would be reported to Cabinet (Resources) Panel in the scheduled quarterly performance and budget monitoring reports. 

 

9.      That it be noted that the Resources and Equality Scrutiny Panel would  scrutinise the use of reserves as part of the budget setting process as in previous years.

 

10.   That it be noted that the Director of Finance considers that the overall level of all reserves, provisions and balances is sufficient to meet the likely level of obligations to be met from reserves, provisions and general balances in the short term.

 

11.   That it be noted that whilst the positive General Fund outturn position during 2021-2022, and the resulting adjustments to reserves, would help to support the Council’s short term financial position, it does not address the challenging financial position that the Council finds itself in over the medium term; namely identifying further projected budget reductions which were estimated at £12.6 million in 2023-2024, rising to £25.8 million over the medium term to 2025-2026 when reported to Full Council in March 2022. 

 

12.   That it be noted that the figures quoted in the report are still subject to statutory audit by Grant Thornton as part of the 2021-2022 accounts closedown process.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Hasan, Michelle Howell, Rajesh Patel, Alison Shannon


15/06/2022 - Performance and Budget Outturn 2021-2022 ref: 7164    Recommendations Approved

To provide an integrated performance and finance update against the Relighting Our City priorities, including to inform Cabinet of the Council’s outturn position for 2021-2022 compared with approved budgets and targets.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That the write-off of two Council Tax debts totalling £13,450.90 as detailed in Appendix 7 to the report be approved.

 

2.      That the write-off of nine Sundry Debts totalling £111,259.34 as detailed in Appendix 6 to the report be approved.

 

3.      That it be noted that the Council has once again managed its money well and delivered within budget - despite hugely challenging circumstances.  Overall, the revenue position for 2021-2022 is an underspend of £2.2 million, after meeting the net costs of redundancy and pension strain and contributions to essential earmarked reserves. 

  

4.      That it be noted that the Housing Revenue Account revenue outturn position for the year was a surplus before allocations of £13.1 million, compared to a budgeted surplus of £13.1 million.  

 

5.      That it be noted that the capital programme has an outturn position of £82.5 million for the General Fund and £55.9 million for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).  A summary of the outturn is detailed in section 10 of the report.  A full detailed report on the Capital Outturn 2021-2022 including Quarter One Capital Monitoring 2022-2023 would be reported to Cabinet in July 2022.

 

6.      That it be noted that 605 council tax accounts totalling £344,368.87, as detailed in paragraph 11.2 and Appendix 5 to the report, have been approved for write-off by the Director of Finance in accordance with the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules.

 

7.      That it be noted that 19 Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) debts totalling £164,898.52, as detailed in paragraph 11.2 and Appendix 5 to the report, have been approved for write-off by the Director of Finance in accordance with the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules.

 

8.      That it be noted that 15 housing benefit overpayments totalling £10,085.40 as detailed in paragraph 11.2 and Appendix 5 to the report, have been approved for write-off by the Director of Finance in accordance with the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules.

 

9.      That it be noted that  212 sundry debt accounts totalling £133,325.24, as detailed in paragraph 11.2 and Appendix 5 to the report, have been approved for write-off by the Director of Finance in accordance with the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules.

 

10.   That the performance against the key indicators as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Amphlett, Mohammed Hasan, Michelle Howell, Charlotte Johns, Claire Nye, Rajesh Patel, Alison Shannon, Amanda Sherrard


15/06/2022 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 7159    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 15/06/2022

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 item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


15/06/2022 - Food Service Plan ref: 7161    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Food Service Plan outlining the statutory food hygiene and food standards work for the year 2022 - 2023 undertaken by Environmental Health.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That the draft 2022 Food Service Plan as summarised in Appendix 1 to the report be approved.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change, in consultation with the Head of Regulation Service, to approve the final version of the Food Service Plan.

 

1.      That the requirement to prepare a Food Service Plan be noted.

 

2.      That the Service’s key achievements for the year 2021 be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Caddick, Emily Fellows


15/06/2022 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 7158    Recommendations Approved

Exempt Procurement Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Dumont


15/06/2022 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 7162    Recommendations Approved

Public Procurement Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change, in consultation with the Director of City Housing and Environment, to approve the award of a contract for Environmental Enforcement when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, in consultation with the Director of Public Health, to approve the award of contracts for Voluntary and Community Sector Contracts when the evaluation process is complete.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Dumont, Alison Shannon, John Thompson


15/06/2022 - Community Asset Transfer - Bilston Town Football Club ref: 7160    Recommendations Approved

Community Asset Transfer - Bilston Town Football Club

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

1.      That the Community Asset Transfer of Bilston Town Football Club  Stadium, Queen Street, WV14 7EX to Bilston Town Community Football Club for a term of 35 years subject to terms be approved.

 

2.      That the Community Asset Transfer of land adjoining Bilston Town FC Stadium, Queen Street, WV14 7EX to Bilston Town Community FC for a term of 35 years subject to further a feasibility assessment and subject to terms be approved.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Deputy Director Assets to approve the terms of the Community Asset Transfer and lease.

Wards affected: Bilston East;

Lead officer: Luke Dove


17/05/2022 - Contract Variation – Waste Recycling – Wood and Chipboard (Lot 5) ref: 7189    Recommendations Approved

The Council has a contract for the recycling of Wood and Chipboard with Jack Moody Recycling Limited of Wolverhampton.
Jack Moody requested a price increase to the original tendered rate citing significant cost pressures to the original rate.
The request to vary the contract and increase the tendered rate was approved at the Cabinet Resources Panel on the 27 April 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 17/05/2022

Decision:

  1. That the contract with Jack Moody Recycling Limited of Hollybush Farm, Warstone Road, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, WV10 7LX for Waste Recycling Wood and Chipboard be varied from 1 May 2022 to 31 March 2025 with a variation value of £225,000.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean Hynes


16/06/2022 - Schools Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement ref: 7192    Recommendations Approved

Approval to award the contract for the Microsoft Enterprise Licence.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Awarded the contract for schools Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement to Phoenix Software Ltd at address Blenheim House, York Road, Pocklington, North Yorkshire, YO42 1NS, for a duration of three years from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025 for a total contract value of £697,188.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Kirby, Dawn Long


16/06/2022 - Commonwealth Games Time Trial Venue Use Agreement and Queens Baton Relay Agreement ref: 7190    Recommendations Approved

The Venue Use Agreement is between City of Wolverhampton Council and Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd. for the use of West Park as the start and finish of a cycling Time Trial event on 4 August 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the signing of the Venue Use Agreement  with Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd, in relation to West Park being the venue for the cycling Time Trial event on 4 August 2022. The Venue Use Agreement  provides the Birmingham Organising Committee with exclusive use of specified areas of West Park from 14 July to 10 August. The venue hire fee is a fixed amount of £1.

2.     Approved the signing of the Agreement for Provision of Support Services in relation to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay on 24 July.

3.     Approved to allocate £230,000 from the Budget Contingency Reserve to support the costs associated with the Time Trial and Queens Baton Relay.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jagtar Singh


30/05/2022 - Procurement – Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics ref: 7191    Recommendations Approved

Decision to be made for the provision of enhanced vaccination service for vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 30/05/2022

Decision:

  1. Authorised the approval to enter into a contract with Central Healthcare Solutions Limited for enhanced vaccination provision without going through a detailed procurement process in light of the need for timely additional clinics to ensure continued access to vaccinations across the City.

 

  1. Approved the establishment of supplementary budgets totalling £100,000 fully funded from the Contained Outbreak Management Fund.

 

Lead officer: Michelle Marie-Smith, Nicola Palin


28/01/2022 - Supply of Ride on Lawnmowers Grounds Maintenance Equipment ref: 7187    Recommendations Approved

The Council requires urgent replacement of its fleet of 10 ride on mowers operated by Environment Services. The current fleet of 10 vehicles has gone beyond its life expectancy and is in urgent need of replacement. The replacement vehicles are required urgently so they can be in service for the start of the grass cutting season in March 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 28/01/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the award of the contract for the Supply of Ride on Lawnmowers (Grounds Maintenance Equipment) to Reesink Turfcare UK Ltd of 1 - 3 Station Road, St Neots PE19 1QF for a one-off purchase of ten vehicles for a total contract price of £399,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean Hynes


04/02/2022 - Supply of Nine Light Commercial Electric Vehicles ref: 7188    Recommendations Approved

CWC requires replacement of its current fleet of nine diesel powered vehicles operated by the Meals on Wheels service.
The replacement vehicles will be Electric Vehicles (EVs) to further support CWC’s climate change agenda. All vehicles will be fitted with ovens at the rear of the vehicle.
The current fleet of vehicles has gone beyond its life expectancy and need replacing.
The replacement vehicles are required to provide daily cooked hot meals to vulnerable residents across the City throughout the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 04/02/2022

Decision:

1.     Approved the award of the contract for the Supply of Nine Light Commercial Electric Vehicles, Nissan ENV200 Acenta 40kWh Panel Vans, to Aprite GB Ltd T/A West Way Nissan Birmingham for a one-off purchase price £320,040.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean Hynes