Greenwich Council

Decisions.

Decisions published

08/11/2019 - Ward Budget - ABW002 - Computers for Youth Learning and Activities ref: 7262    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £3,050 to support the procurement of a suite of laptops for a local youth club on the Flowers Estate in Abbey Wood.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Abbey Wood;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


08/11/2019 - Ward Budget - WRI006 - Up My Street: Woolwich Clockhouse Community Centre ref: 7261    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £1,000 to support a Spring 2020 Cabaret of dance performance and engagement activities at the Woolwich Clockhouse Community, open to the local community in the Woolwich Riverside ward.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Riverside;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


05/11/2019 - Plot 301, Parcel 3, Greenwich Millennium Village, 3-5 Peartree Way, Greenwich, SE10 - Ref:19/2055/R ref: 7251    Recommendations Approved

19/2055/R

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Planning Board

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved to Grant Reserved Matters approval as outlined below:

Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/12/2014 (Ref:14/1633/MA) for the construction of 135 residential dwellings, ancillary residents screening room plus associated infrastructure, landscape and car parking.

 

Subject to:

(i)        Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the Planning Board report  dated 15 October 2019 and further addendum report submitted to the Planning Board, on the day of the meeting.

Wards affected: Peninsula;


30/10/2019 - Delegation of the exercise of additional functions to London Councils relating to dockless vehicle hire byelaw ref: 7258    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Made the byelaw in principle, for the purpose of regulating dockless vehicles on the highway and/or public places, as set out in Appendix A of the report

 

Delegated the making of the byelaw to London Councils’ TEC Joint Committee, as set out in Appendix A of the report

 

Authorised the Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Sustainability and Transport to sign and send to London Councils’ TEC Joint Committee, the delegated authority form as set out in Appendix A of the report

 

Authorised the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to make the associated amendments to the London Councils’ Governing Agreement dated 13 December 2001 (as amended) in order to give effect to the delegation authorised above.

 

 

 


30/10/2019 - Motion - "Becoming a Fair Tax Council" ref: 7260    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved –

 

The Royal Borough has supported fair trade since 2006 and works hard to promote the aims of the Fair Trade Foundation. In 2017 we published our independent Fairness Commission which set out a series of recommendations to improve mental health provision, relieve residents suffering from benefits sanctions, and provide additional support for residents burdened with unmanageable debt. The Leader of the Council put fairness as the fundamental theme at the heart of our next financial strategy. This motion, therefore, continues the theme of fairness in our Royal Borough. 

 

At a time when Councils are struggling with deeper cuts, it makes sense that we use our spending power in favour of those companies that pay their taxes. As a public body we should take the lead in the promotion of exemplary tax conduct; by ensuring that companies are paying their proper share of tax and, as we go forward, refusing to go along with off-shore tax dodging when buying land and property. 

 

Council agrees:

 

1. To sign up to the Fair Tax Mark - Councils for Fair Tax Declaration

 

2. To pursue exemplary tax conduct 

 

3. To require greater transparency from suppliers

 

4. To implement the 2015 Public Contracts Regulations in respect of discretionary exclusions for non-payment of taxes. 

 


30/10/2019 - Treasury Management Mid-Year and Capital Strategy Update ref: 7255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Agreed the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report for 2019/20 (Sections 4-10 of the report).

 

Noted the Capital Outturn Report for 2018/19 (Sections 11-13 of the report).

 

Agreed the proposals developed under the Flexible Use of Capital Programme (Section 14 and Appendix 2 of the report).


30/10/2019 - Appointment of Member to new Outside Body for 2019/20 ref: 7259    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Appointed Councillor Christine Grice to serve on the Hervey Road Playing Field Advisory Governance Committee for the Municipal Year 2019/20 

 

 


30/10/2019 - An update on progress made by Greenwich Young People’s Council ref: 7254    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Noted that the 2017-2019 term of Greenwich Young People’s Council (GYPC) has now completed.

 

Noted the activity undertaken by GYPC and the achievements made in the last year and Noted the presentation from Youth Councillors.

 

Noted the plans for the 2019 - 2021 GYPC elections and manifesto development.

 

Noted the opportunities available to Members for engagement with GYPC and our other youth voice groups.

 

 

 


30/10/2019 - Review of parliamentary and local government polling districts and polling places ref: 7256    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approved the designation of polling places and polling districts for UK parliamentary and local government elections as set out in this report and appendices.

 

Noted that the approved polling places and polling districts shall take effect at the same time as the next revised register of electors is published (scheduled for 1 December 2019)

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


30/10/2019 - Delegation of the exercise of additional functions to London Councils relating to electric vehicle infrastructure ref: 7257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 30/10/2019 - Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Delegated the Council’s functions relating to electric vehicle infrastructure to London Councils’ TEC Joint Committee, as set out in Appendix A of the report

 

Authorised the Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Sustainability and Transport to sign and send to London Councils’ TEC Joint Committee, the delegated authority form as set out in Appendix A to this report

 

Authorised the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to make the associated amendments to the London Councils’ Governing Agreement dated 13 December 2001 (as amended) in order to give effect to the delegation authorised above.

 

 

 

 


30/10/2019 - Housing Capital Programme 2019-2021 ref: 7253    Recommendations Approved

To approve the HRA capital budget of £18,185,581 for the 2019-2021 Housing Capital Programme, based on the scheme and estimates set out at sections 6 and 7.

 

To approve the HRA disabled adaptations budget of £1,500,000 based on the scheme and estimates set out at section 8.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 30/10/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

Approved the HRA capital budget of £18,185,581 for the 2019-2021 Housing Capital Programme, based on the scheme and estimates set out at sections 6 and 7.

 

Approved the HRA disabled adaptations budget of £1,500,000 based on the scheme and estimates set out at section 8.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nilavra Mukerji


16/10/2019 - High Needs Review update and Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) Banding consultation ref: 7235    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Schools Forum

Made at meeting: 16/10/2019 - Schools Forum

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

Decision:

Supported the consultation on proposals for Special Educational Needs funding from 1 April 2020.

 

Agreed to receive a further report at the next scheduled meeting in December 2019 to provide feedback from the consultation.

 

 

 


16/10/2019 - Scheme for Financing Schools – Revision 2019 ref: 7234    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Schools Forum

Made at meeting: 16/10/2019 - Schools Forum

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

Decision:

Supported the following recommended changes to the Scheme for Financing Schools Appendix A and Appendix B.

 

·               Application of the scheme to the Royal Borough and maintained schools (SfFS 1.4)

·               Revision of the Scheme (SfFS 1.6)

·               Basis of Accounting (SfFS 2.2)

·               Notice of Concern (SfFS 2.21)

·               Budget Shares for Closing Schools (SfFS 3.5)

·               Bank and Building Society Accounts (SfFS 3.6)

·               Right to carry forward surplus balances (SfFS 4.1)

 

·               Agreed an amendment to 4.2 Reporting on and control of the use of surplus balances point 4 to read:

 

If the result of steps i-iii is a sum greater than 15% of the previous year’s budget share then the Royal Borough may deduct from the current year’s budget share an amount equal to the excess.

 

·               Obligation to carry forward deficit balances (SfFS 4.4)

·               Income from lettings (SfFS 5.1)

·               Provision of services from Centrally retained budgets (SfFS 8.1)

·               Right of attendance for the Director of Finance (SfFS 11.6)

·               Supply of Financial Information (SfFS 13.6)

·               Circumstances where a budget share of a school may be charged without the express consent of the governing body (SfFS Annex D paragraphs C3 and C21)

·               The Main Features of the Funding Framework (SfFS Annex H)

 

Approved consultation with maintained schools as required under the Department for Education’s regulations. The consultation period would be from 18 October 2019 to 28 November 2019.

 

Agreed to receive a further report at the next meeting scheduled for December 2019 to provide feedback from the consultation.

 


16/10/2019 - Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Funding update for 2020-21 ref: 7233    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Schools Forum

Made at meeting: 16/10/2019 - Schools Forum

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

Decision:

Noted the latest funding arrangements for 2020-21 announced by the Department for Education.

 

 

 


16/10/2019 - Attendance Record ref: 7236    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Schools Forum

Made at meeting: 16/10/2019 - Schools Forum

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

Decision:

Noted the Attendance Record.

 

 

 


29/10/2019 - Consideration of objections to a proposal to create "at any time" waiting restrictions in Shooters Hill ref: 7252    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Sustainability and Transport

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Noted the formal objection raised to the Traffic Management Orders associated with proposals on a proposal to install “at any time” waiting restrictions on Shooters Hill.

 

Agreed to making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) and the implementation of the proposal as amended.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Shooters Hill;

Lead officer: Richard Cornell


30/09/2019 - Favorite Chicken & Ribs, 13 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PE ref: 7216    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee A

Made at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee A

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

Favorite Chicken & Ribs, 13 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PB

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder, and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act.  In discharging its functions, the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered the application, and all written and oral submissions, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to refuse the variation application for the extension of hours from 02:00 hours until 04:00 hours for the provision of late night refreshment Monday to Sunday.

 

The Sub Committee heard representations from Mr Keith Manchanda, representative for the Applicant.  Mr. Manchanda explained that the variation had been applied for to keep up with local competition, and the finance accrued from the extended opening hours was required to keep the business afloat.

 

He stated that CCTV was now in operation at the premises, staff were fully trained in the management of customers who were under the influence of alcohol, an incident log was maintained, and the outside of the premises were kept clean and tidy.

 

He explained that the extended hours would help to release congestion at the Kebab & Burger Bar which offered late night refreshments up to 04:30 hours Sunday to Thursday and 05:30 hours Friday and Saturday.

 

He confirmed that the Applicant and Agent were happy to work with the Police and the Royal Borough to meet the licensing objectives.

 

The Sub Committee heard representations for Mr John McGirr from Public Health Greenwich, who stated that there was a correlation between alcohol related violence and late night food provision. Extending late night refreshment beyond its current hours would have a negative impact on the local community.  A proximity analysis revealed that 163 alcohol related incidents had taken place within 500m of the premises over the last 12 months.

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from PC Balestrini, on behalf of the police, who stated that their main concern was the lateness of the hour, looking at the crime reports for the last 12 months staff and customers had been assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

 

In one incident in April 2019, customers attacked staff after they were not happy with their take away orders.  Victims were left with injuries amounting to grievous bodily harm.  It transpired that staff at the premises could not operate the CCTV system and they only record for seven days instead of 30 days.

 

In December 2018, the Police were called to an incident at the premises at about 04:45 hours, three hours after the licensable hours.

 

The Police stated that by keeping the premises open until 04:00 hours it would attract more late night customers to the area or encourage late night drinkers leaving nearby public houses to loiter around the area whilst they wait for their food.  These customers are usually drunk and the Police were concerned that this would lead to public nuisance and crime and disorder.

 

The Sub Committee was informed that Licensing Officers had discovered that the premises had recently been operating past its current licensable hours even after the Licence Holder was sent a warning letter about breach of the Licence.

 

The Sub Committee noted the written representations made by Councillors Mehboob Khan, Maureen O’Mara and Aidan Smith who stated that the premises were in close proximity to residential properties, and local residents were concerned about public nuisance and crime and disorder.

 

The Sub Committee noted and gave due weight to the fact that the premises were located within the Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

The Sub Committee was not satisfied that the Applicant had demonstrated how the running of the business with the extended hours would not add to the cumulative impact.

 

The Sub Committee resolved that the variation of the premises licence would not promote the licensing objectives, namely, the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance and public safety.

 

If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of the date from when the appeal period is deemed to have started, which will be stated in the cover email or letter to the Notice of Decision.