Agenda and minutes

Executive - Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meetings - livestream on Youtube

Contact: Eric Dickinson/Alison McEwan  Democracy Officers

Items
No. Item

81.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2021.

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 15th February 2021 were approved.

82.

Minutes of Individual Decisions

To note the following Individual Executive Member Decision made since the last meeting by the Executive Member for Resources and Performance:

Minute 4-Kickstart Scheme-230321

Minutes:

That the following Individual Executive Member Decision made since the last meeting by the Executive Member for Resources and performance be noted;

Minute 4-Kickstart-230221

83.

Declaration of Interest

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Mark Townsend declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in the item on the agenda regarding the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026.

84.

Urgent Executive Delegated Officer Decision-Cyber Resilience Grant Funding pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To note the Urgent Executive Delegated Officer Decision made by the Chief Executive on 040321 regarding Cyber Resilience Grant Funding.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision

That the Constitutional Reporting of the Urgent Executive Delegated Officer Decision made by the Chief Executive on 040321 be noted regarding the Report and Minute relating to Cyber Resilience Grant Funding.

85.

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To seek approval for the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Mark Townsend left the meeting and took no part in this item, and Councillor Lian Pate then took the Chair for this item.

 

Purpose

To seek approval from Members for the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026.

 

Reason For Decision

To ensure that the Council meets its statutory duty to publish a Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy to cover the period 2021-2026.

 

To ensure that the Borough has a comprehensive strategy to effectively prevent and relieve homelessness and rough sleeping across the Borough.

 

Decision

 

(1)  That the document included at Appendix 1 be approved as Burnley’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021 – 2026;

 

(2)  That the document included as Appendix 2 be approved as Burnley’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021 – 2026 Action Plan; and

 

(3)  That the document included at Appendix 3 be approved as Burnley`s Homelessness Review.

86.

Homelessness Prevention Grant 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To seek approval for the allocation of the Homelessness Prevention Grant 2021-22.

Minutes:

Purpose

To seek approval for the allocation of the Homelessness Prevention Grant 2021-22

 

Reason For Decision

To ensure that the resources allocated to this local authority under the Homelessness Prevention Grant 2021-22 are aligned with service priorities and utilized effectively to deliver the priorities of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

 

Decision

 

(1)  That the allocation of resources from the Homelessness Prevention Grant 2021 – 22 be approved as set out in this report; and

 

(2)  That the Head of Housing and Development Control in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing be authorised to amend the budget allocation where necessary to align with services priorities.

87.

Food Safety Delivery Plan (reviewed 2020/21) pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider the Food Safety Delivery Plan (reviewed 2020/21) for recommendation to Full Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Purpose

In order to meet statutory requirements, the Council’s Environmental Health and Licensing Team is responsible for Food Safety enforcement and must have in place approved plans. In line with the Constitution, approval of the Food Safety Delivery Plan will be sought from Full Council.

 

Reason For Decision

To formally review past performance and agree a framework for the future delivery of effective, risk based, proportionate and consistent food safety services.

 

Decision

That Full Council be recommended to approve the Food Safety Delivery Plan (reviewed 2020/2021), detailed at Appendix 1 to the report.

88.

Health and Safety Intervention Plan (reviewed 2020/21) pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the Health and Safety Intervention Plan (reviewed 2020/21) for recommendation to Full Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Purpose

The regulatory team responsible for Health & Safety at Work enforcement must have in   in place an intervention plan to meet the requirements of statutory guidance. This report formally consults the Committee on the plans prior to their approval at Full Council.

 

Reason For Decision

Section 18 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the subsequent National Local Authority Enforcement Code for Health and Safety (The Code) provide frameworks within which the Environmental Health & Licensing Team must operate when carrying out its public protection duties within workplaces. The frameworks require the Council to have plans in place to control these activities, and mechanisms for review. The intervention plan appended to this report has been prepared to satisfy the statutory requirements.

 

Decision

That Full Council be recommended to approve the Health and Safety Intervention Plan (reviewed 2020/2021), detailed at Appendix 1 to the report.

89.

Tree Management Policy pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To seek approval for an updated Tree Management Policy.

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Minutes:

Purpose

To seek approval to adopt the updated Tree Management Policy

 

Reason For Decision

The update of the Tree Management Policy is a key decision, as it will determine how the Council will manage and maintain trees on the 550 hectares of green space that it owns across the Borough.

 

Decision

That the Tree Management Policy (Appendix 1) be approved.

90.

Bulky Waste Price Reduction Extension pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To seek approval for a Bulky Waste Price Reduction Extension.

Minutes:

Purpose

To seek approval to extend the price reduction for the Bulky Waste collection service for a further 6 months.

 

Reason For Decision

The initial trial period for the price reduction for the Bulky Waste Collection service was from January to March 2021. The trial has been extremely successful and very well utilised by residents. The number of requests for the Bulky Waste collection service have significantly increased during the trial period. By extending the price reduction for an additional 6 months, this will allow a longer-term assessment to be made in relation to the price and the demand for the service.

 

The extension of the price reduction will support local residents through the Covid recovery period and encourage continued use of the Bulky Waste collection service. This approach will support social distancing measures by encouraging residents to continue to use the service, whilst avoiding an increased impact upon Lancashire County Councils Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), which are currently operating under restrictive operational measures.

 

Decision

(1)  That subject to recommendations (2) and (3) to keep the Bulky Waste collection service charge at the reduced price of £6.90 for a further 6 months from the expiry of the current trial;

 

(2)  That Full Council be recommended to carry forward the unspent waste contingency budget from 2020/21 into the next financial year; and

 

(3)  That Full Council be recommended to approve any shortfall in income during the 6-month trial to be met from the unspent waste contingency for 2020/21 and/or Covid Reserve.

91.

Thanks to Retiring and Long Serving Officer

Minutes:

Members thanked Michael Darbyshire, a retiring Officer currently working in the Streetscene Service Unit, for 43 years of service to the Borough including working on many projects both in Padiham and in Burnley.

Members highlighted his can-do attitude and that he was an exemplar of fantastic service, and stated their best wishes for his well-deserved retirement.

92.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider the exclusion of the public from the meeting before discussion takes place on the items of business as determined on the grounds that in view of the nature of the business to be transacted if the public were present there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

That the public be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place related to Minute 93 on the grounds that in view of the nature of the business to be transacted if the public were present there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

93.

Stairlift Procurement

To seek approval for Stairlift Procurement through a procurement framework with Procurement for Housing.

Minutes:

Purpose

To seek approval from Members to enter into a contract with Stannah Stairlifts through a procurement framework with Procurement For Housing.

 

Reason For Decision

To ensure the Council continues to deliver stairlifts to disabled people through the disabled facilities grants programme.  The continued installation of the stairlifts helps people to remain living independently in their own home.

 

 

Decision

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Head of Legal and Democratic services to sign the procurement framework contract; and

 

(2)  That authority be delegated to the Head of Housing and Development Control to amend any terms of the contract.