Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions.

Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Nassir Ali  Email: nassir.ali@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

Note: NOTE: Items 8 and 9 will not be heard at this meeting 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items or urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 14 May 2019.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

5.

Draft Statement of Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019, to note that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 17 June and that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 19 June.

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Decision:

Considered and comment upon the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 as submitted to Grant Thornton for audit on 24 May 2019 (Appendix A).

 

Noted that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 17 June 2019.

 

Noted that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 19 June 2019.

 

 

 

 

6.

Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To note the Council’s outturn position

 

Decision:

Noted the Council’s outturn position.

 

 

 

 

7.

The John Roan School Conversion to Academy Status pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To note the receipt of the Academy Order in respect of The John Roan School and the selection of United Learning as the academy sponsor; to delegate to the Director of Children’s Services the overall management of the conversion process; to delegate to the Director of Finance the authority to complete the formal agreements for the transfer of staff under TUPE arrangements and the authority to negotiate and agree the terms of the Commercial Transfer Agreement and any other legal documentation; and, to agree the lease of the Westcombe Park site to the trust at peppercorn rent and to delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skillsthe authority to negotiate the detailed terms of the lease and any other property documentation

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Decision:

Noted the receipt of the Academy Order in respect of The John Roan School (TJR) dated 12 June 2018 and the selection of United Learning (ULT) as the academy sponsor by the Secretary of State for Education (SoS).  Notwithstanding the clear policy of Full Council agreed on 31 October 2018 to resist further academisation, the Council is required, by law, to take reasonable steps to facilitate the academy conversion process.

 

Delegated to the Director of Children’s Services working in liaison with the Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Schools the overall management and timing of the conversion process working with all relevant parties.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, the authority to complete the formal agreements for the transfer of staff under TUPE arrangements as detailed in section 5.4 of this report.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Legal Services, the authority to negotiate and agree the terms of the Commercial Transfer Agreement (CTA) and any other legal documentation required to protect the Council’s investment in the Building Schools for the Future programme (BSF) following the conversion as set out in sections 4.7 and 5.6 of this report, respectively.

 

Agreed to grant the lease of the TJR Westcombe Park site (edged in red on the plan in Appendix A) to ULT for a term of 125 years at peppercorn rent, in accordance with the relevant standard documentation produced by the Department for Education (DFE), together with any other property documentation which the Council would need to enter into to facilitate the academy conversion process, and delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (DRES) in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services, the authority to negotiate the detailed terms of the lease and any other property documentation.

 

 

 

 

8.

The Woolwich Estates Enhanced Leaseholder Offer and Reaffirmation of Application of Compulsory Purchase Order

9.

Woolwich Estates Instruction to Demolish Morris Walk Estate

10.

Contract Standing Orders - Summary of Exemptions and Variations pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To note the summary of Exemptions and Variations to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019

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Decision:

Noted the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, detailed in Appendix 1.

 

Noted the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, detailed in Appendix II.

 

Noted the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny as per paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 below.

 

 

 

 

11.

Cabinet Performance Report - High Level Objectives pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To note the overview of the Council’s performance across its high-level objectives

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Decision:

Noted the Appendices to the report which provided an overview of the Council’s performance across its high-level objectives