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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber Council Offices Market Street Newbury

Contact: Sadie Owen (Principal Democratic Services Officer) 

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 9 June 2022.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

4.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Members of the Executive to answer questions submitted by members of the public in accordance with the Executive Procedure Rules contained in the Council’s Constitution.

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Councillors or Members of the public may present any petition which they have received. These will normally be referred to the appropriate Committee without discussion.

6.

Adult Social Care Strategy (EX4229) pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Purpose: to seek agreement to adopt and publish the Adult Social Care (ASC) Strategy. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the Adult Social Care Strategy is adopted and published.

 

This decision is not subject to call in as:

 

·      a delay in implementing the decision this would cause the Council serious financial implications or could compromise the Council's position.

 

therefore it will be implemented immediately.

7.

Contract Award for Downlands Sports Centre Expansion Project (EX4199) pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Purpose: to seek delegated authority to award the contract for expansion works at the Downlands Sports Centre following the concluded tender process.

Decision:

Resolved that Executive approve:

 

·         Delegated authority to the Executive Director - People to award the contract for the Downlands Sports Centre Expansion Project to the successful bidder following a full tender process, in consultation with the Executive Director (Resources) and the Portfolio holder for Children, Young People and Education.

 

·         Delegated authority to the Service Lead Legal & Democratic Services to finalise the terms of the agreement as set out in the tender documents and to make any necessary drafting or other amendments to the terms of the agreement which are necessary to reach final agreement but do not materially affect the intent and substance of the agreement.

 

This decision is eligible to be ‘called-in’.  However, if the decision has not been ‘called-in’ by 5.00pm on 15 July 2022, then it will be implemented.

8.

Contract Award for The Castle at Theale Secondary SEMH / ASD Provision- Phase 4 Main Works (EX4180) pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Purpose: to seek delegated authority to award the contract for Phase 4 Main Works of The Castle at Theale Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Secondary Provision project following the tender process.

 

Decision:

Resolved that Executive approve:

 

·         Delegated authority to the Head of Education Services to award the contract for Phase 4 The Castle at Theale SEMH/ASD Secondary Provision to the successful bidder following a full tender process, in consultation with the Executive Director (Resources) and the Portfolio holder for Children, Young People and Education.

 

·         Delegated authority to the Service Lead Legal & Democratic Services to finalise the terms of the agreement as set out in the tender documents and to make any necessary drafting or other amendments to the terms of the agreement which are necessary to reach final agreement but do not materially affect the intent and substance of the agreement.

 

This decision is eligible to be ‘called-in’.  However, if the decision has not been ‘called-in’ by 5.00pm on 15 July 2022, then it will be implemented.

9.

Recovery Strategy - Closure Report (EX4225) pdf icon PDF 798 KB

Purpose: to summarise the actions that have occurred to deliver the Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, and to notify members that all outstanding work will now move into Business As Usual and be considered for the future Council Strategy 2023-27.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that Executive approve the disbanding of Covid-19 recovery work and move any outstanding work into ‘business as usual’ or form part of the Council Strategy 2023-27.

 

This decision is eligible to be ‘called-in’.  However, if the decision has not been ‘called-in’ by 5.00pm on 15 July 2022, then it will be implemented.

10.

2021/22 Performance Report Quarter Four (EX4003) pdf icon PDF 751 KB

Purpose: to provide assurance that the core business and council priorities for improvement measures in the Council Strategy 2019-2023 are being managed effectively.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that Executive note the progress made in delivering the Council Strategy Delivery Plan 2019-2023, a maintained strong performance for the core business areas, good results for the majority of the measures relating to the council’s priorities for improvement, and remedial actions taken where performance was below target.

 

This decision is not subject to call in as:

 

·      Report is to note only

 

therefore it will be implemented immediately.

11.

Statutory Consultation on Hackney Carriage Tariffs 2022 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Purpose: to review the published hackney carriage fare scale in light of the current fuel costs and to determine the consultation process that must be undertaken if the Executive resolves to vary the current table of fares.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that Executive:

 

·         NOTES the existing tariffs which have been in place since 19 November 2021(Appendix A).

 

·         CONSIDERS the reasons for the proposals, the outcome of the recent non-statutory consultation undertaken with the Taxi Trade as set out in Appendix B and the views of the Licensing Committee.

 

·         RESOLVES whether or not to make variations to the current table of fares for hackney carriage tariffs based on the proposals set out in Appendix C or Ci to this report.

 

If the Executive decides to make any changes to the current table of fares they are asked to:

 

·         RESOLVE that the period within which objections to the variation(s) can be made (the statutory consultation) will be the 14 July 2022 to the 28 July 2022 or a longer period determined at the meeting.

 

·         AGREE that a public notice (akin to the one set out in Appendix D) will be placed in the Newbury Weekly News and the Reading Chronicle on the 14 July 2022.

 

·         AGREE that the consultation will be promoted on the website and a note will be displayed at the Market Street Offices by the 14 July 2022.

 

·         AGREE that a copy of the notice should be emailed individually to all West Berkshire licensed Hackney Carriage Proprietors for their comments.

 

·         NOTE that if objections are received, and not withdrawn, the Executive at its meeting on the 22 September 2022 will consider the objections and determine whether the varied table of fares shall be modified or not, and set a date when the varied table of fares, with or without modification, will come into operation. The implementation date must be no later than two months after the period for objections closes.

 

·         NOTE that if no objections are received, or if the objections are withdrawn, the varied table of fares will come into effect on the day after the statutory consultation closes.

 

·         NOTE that the outcome of the statutory consultation and any subsequent decisions of the Executive will be reported back to the next meeting of the Licensing Committee due to take place on the 07 November 2022.

 

This decision is eligible to be ‘called-in’.  However, if the decision has not been ‘called-in’ by 5.00pm on 15 July 2022, then it will be implemented.

12.

Members' Questions pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Members of the Executive to answer questions submitted by Councillors in accordance with the Executive Procedure Rules contained in the Council’s Constitution.