Decisions

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Decisions published

03/04/2024 - Annual Replacement Programme 2024-27 - Domestic and Commercial Bins (Cab.3.4.2024/7) ref: 2851    Recommendations Approved

To continue with bin replacement programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/04/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/04/2024

Effective from: 10/04/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.    Approve the bin replacement programme for 2024 -2027; and

 

2.    Approve the Capital expenditure in the sum of £1,304m for the period 2024-2027 as set out in the report; and

 

3.    Approve the prudential borrowing as the most cost-effective solution.


03/04/2024 - Vehicle Replacements 2024/25 (Cab.3.4.2024/8) ref: 2852    Recommendations Approved

Replacement and procurement of fleet vehicles in the 2024/25 financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/04/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/04/2024

Effective from: 10/04/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.    Authorise the procurement of up to 53 new vehicles, including plant equipment in 2024/25, to be used by council departments and partner organisations, with a value of up to £4,053,000, through purchase followed by a sale and lease back arrangement or whichever method of funding is deemed appropriate following full financial appraisal; and

 

2.    Agree to procure additional vehicles, included in the number above, which reduce dependency on short-term hire vehicles, which will improve resilience and reduce overall financial burden to the authority once full financial appraisal has occurred; and

 

3.    Agree to conditionally authorise procurement of a further 15 vehicles, with a value of £460,000 these 15 vehicles are not currently funded, and procurement will not take place unless funding is confirmed.

 

·       13 of these were to replace aging frontline equipment that was owned by the council and operated by Neighbourhood Services. There was no current budget associated with these assets for replacements. No procurement would take place until a business case demonstrating the requirement for the vehicle/plant was reviewed and the required funding was confirmed as being available through appropriate governance channels.

·       2 of these had been requested by Facilities Management and Independent Living at Home. These were additional to the current fleet. No procurement would take place until a business case demonstrating the requirement for the vehicle was reviewed and the required funding was confirmed as being available through appropriate governance channels; and

 

4.    Support a fleet operational & financial review, to determine the council’s vehicle requirement over the period of the MTFS, using a zero basis. This review will support the new Vehicle Replacement Strategy which considers changes to legislation, delivery of statutory services and compliance with the vehicle operator’s licence. It will also consider the effects to the MTFS, looking to ensure that the VRP keeps within the approved budgets for the foreseeable future.


21/03/2024 - Approval to additional capital funding to support the delivery of the school expansion scheme at Birkwood Primary School (ODD/012/2024) ref: 2857    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director Children's Services

Decision published: 03/04/2024

Effective from: 21/03/2024

Decision:

Approval of additional capital funding, amounting to £0.242m, to enable the completion of the Birkwood Primary School expansion scheme.