Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10.00 am


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Venue: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

Contact: Martin McCarthy  Service Director Governance, Member and Business Support

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115.

Declaration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests

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116.

Leader - Call-in of Cabinet decisions

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117.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 April 2021 (Cab.21.4.2021/3) pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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118.

Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.21.4.20201/4)

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119.

Petitions received under Standing Order 44 (Cab.21.4.2021/5)

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Deputy Leader

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120.

Director of Public Health 2020 Annual Report: A Day in the Life Of (Cab.21.4.2021/6) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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RESOLVED that the contents of the Director of Public Health 2020 annual report be noted.

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Joint Adults and Communities and Regeneration and Culture Spokespersons

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121.

Safer Barnsley Partnership Annual Plan 2021/22 (Cab.21.4.2021/7) pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the Safer Barnsley Partnership Annual Plan for 2021-22 be received and its contents noted.

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Children's Spokesperson

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122.

Proposal for a Combined Independent Safeguarding Person and Chair Person for the Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership (Cab.21.4.2021/8) pdf icon PDF 346 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED:-

(i)            That Cabinet approves Option 1, the appointment of a combined Independent Chair and Independent Scrutineer for the Barnsley Local Safeguarding Children Partnership as part of further improving the assurance of local safeguarding arrangements for children and young people in the Borough; and

(ii)          That a further report on extending such arrangements to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in the Borough be considered by Cabinet at a future date.

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123.

School Placement and Sufficiency Strategy for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities: Expansion of In-Borough Provision to meet the needs of Children and Young People with Autism and/or Social, Emotional or Mental Health Needs (Cab.21.4.2021/9) pdf icon PDF 351 KB

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RESOLVED that Cabinet endorse the creation of a Programme Board whose purpose will be to develop a Council-wide approach to meeting the education requirements of the above cohort of children and young people as forecasted in Section 4.0 of the report

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Environment and Transportation Spokesperson

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124.

Highways Capital Programme 2021/22 (Cab.21.4.2021/10) pdf icon PDF 613 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED:-

(i)            That the detailed Highways Capital Programme for 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 1 be approved, and that the Service Director, Environment and Transport be authorised to implement these works;

 

(ii)          The Service Director, Environment and Transport be authorised to:

· Deliver a programme of work based upon the Asset Management Policy and Implementation Strategy, supplemented with engineering judgement in order to deliver a programme of work to meet income targets;

· obtain tenders for any works, goods and services as necessary, and appoint any successful tenderer on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender;

· adopt the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) principle of collaboration and utilise collaborative procurement to engage external consultants to undertake work which cannot be undertaken in-house or secure the services of contractors or consultants via Regional Alliances, where available;

· appoint other external consultants and contractors as appropriate, within the current procurement rules.

 

(iii)         That, in the event that the Maintenance, Integrated Transport and Capitalised Highways Maintenance budgets for 2021/22 are not fully expended, the value of any other works be re-phased between financial years, which allows the flexibility to ensure that the available resources are deployed in the most efficient manner possible, whilst maintaining the continuity of the Highways and Engineering Service;

 

(iv)         That Cabinet notes the uncertainty around future Government funding for highways, and the Place directorate will continue to maximise other funding opportunities; in particular through the city region. Furthermore, funding opportunities will be raised through the Strategic Transport Infrastructure Board to consider the procurement and delivery strategy for each scheme and to consider the use of in-house services or appoint third parties dependent upon the necessary timing and or funding constraints.

 

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Vehicle Replacements 2021/22 (Cab.21.4.2021/11) pdf icon PDF 727 KB

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RESOLVED:-  

(i)            That Cabinet authorise the procurement of 66 vehicles, in the 2021/22 financial year, to be used by council departments and partner organisations, with a total value of up to £1.807M (including the additional cost of ULEVs as referred to at 2.2) by way of purchase followed by a sale and lease back arrangement as outlined in section 7.9 or whichever method of funding is deemed appropriate following full financial appraisal.

 

(ii)          That Cabinet agree the upgrading of 30% (100% for Council departments and 16% for partner organisations) of the petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles highlighted for replacement in this report to ULEVs at an additional estimated expense of £0.221M included in the total amount stated in 2.1. £0.135M of this relates to Council departments and £0.086M for partner organisations.

 

(iii)         That Cabinet approve the additional capital spend of £0.524M for the purchase of 20 vehicles for use by the Home to School Transport service. The vehicles will again be purchased followed by a sale and lease back arrangement funded by the Home to School Transport Service.

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