Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions.

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

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

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 46 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 18 September 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.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Children Annual Report pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To note the 2018/19 Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report, and make any comments on the report which may assist the Safeguarding Children Board in assuring itself of the effectiveness of safeguarding for children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

 

 

 

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6.

Special Guardian Allowances pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To agree the proposed implementation as outlined in section 7 of the report. 

 

 

 

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Decision:

Agreed the proposed implementation as outlined in section 7 of the report. the change to be brought in over a 12 month period in two stages in January 2020 and July 2020 with the first 50% accounted in January and the remainder 50% in July 2020.

  

 

 

 

 

7.

Communication Strategy pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To agree the Communications Strategy as detailed in Appendix A. To agree a new strategy for publicising statutory notices and an amendment to the existing contract. To agree that the new contract for statutory notices (due in 2020) can be negotiated on the basis of the new strategy in 1.2. To agree a review of Greenwich Info to evaluate and ultimately improve the publication.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

Agreed the Communications Strategy as detailed in Appendix A

 

Agreed a new strategy for publicising statutory notices and an amendment to the existing contract

 

Agreed that the new contract for statutory notices (due in 2020) can be negotiated on the basis of the new strategy in 1.2

 

Agreed a review of Greenwich Info to evaluate and ultimately improve the publication

 

 

 

 

8.

Procurement Strategy and Social Value Strategy pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To agree to a shift in procurement goals and practices in line with the vision and broad objectives set out in this report, as part of enabling an inclusive economy. To agree the Procurement Strategy and the Social Value Policy. To agree the principles of the Social Value Framework as outlined in this report and to delegate authority to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources to finalise the detailed wording of the Social Value Framework and make any future changes to the Framework which are consistent with the agreed principles in this report.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

Agreed to a shift in procurement goals and practices in line with the vision and broad objectives set out in this report, as part of enabling an inclusive economy.

 

Agreed the Procurement Strategy included in the report (Section 8 / Appendix A).

 

Agreed the Social Value Policy included in the report (Section 8 / Appendix B).

 

Agreed the principles of the Social Value Framework as outlined in this report (Section 8 / Appendix C) and to delegate authority to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources to finalise the detailed wording of the Social Value Framework and make any future changes to the Framework which are consistent with the agreed principles in this report.

 

 

 

 

9.

CSO Exemptions and Variations pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To note the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1st March 2019 to 31st May 2019. To note the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1st March 2019 to 31st May 2019 and to note the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny.

 

 

 

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Decision:

Noted the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1st March 2019 to 31st May 2019, detailed in Appendix 1.

 

Noted the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1st March 2019 to 31st May 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.

 

 

 

 

10.

Treasury Management and Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 209 KB

A combined capital strategy and treasury management report covering the previous year end / six months to date periods respectively, incorporating capital resource utilisation.

 

 

 

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Decision:

Noted the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report for 2019/20 and referred to Council.

 

Noted and referred to Council the Capital Outturn Report for 2018/19 (Sections 11-13).

 

Recommended that the proposals developed under the Flexible Use of Capital Programme be agreed by Council (Section 14 and Appendix 2).

 

 

 

 

11.

Adult Social Care Charging pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To review the Council’s adult social care charges following public consultation.

 

 

 

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