Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Denise French 742211 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Jill Waring

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of interest from Members  on items included in the agenda.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

3.

MINUTES OF A PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 9th September 2020. 

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 9th September be agreed as a correct record. 

4.

BACK ON TRACK - CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RECOVERY PLAN UPDATE pdf icon PDF 451 KB

Decision:

That the report be noted and the work being undertaken to recover from the pandemic be endorsed.

5.

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION PROVISION FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2020 - 31st MARCH 2021 pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Decision:

That:

1)         Subject to finalising the legal agreement with the Specialist Homeless Advisor at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

a. A five month (1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021) contract be let to Open Door Stoke-on-Trent for the provision of supported accommodation for rough sleepers from the street with complex and high level support needs.

b. A five month (1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021) contract be let to Open Door Stoke-on-Trent for the provision of shared houses to provide lower level supported accommodation for single homeless people with complex needs.

2)         The financial needs regarding the above services for 2021/22 be noted and that subject to successful allocations of Central Government funding the above contracts be extended for 2021/22.

3)         Officers bid for Rough Sleeper Initiative 4 funding for medium term self-contained supported accommodation for homeless people with complex needs.

6.

JUBILEE 2 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Decision:

That

(i) the information and the approach outlined in the report be noted and endorsed to address the ongoing building defects and further reports be received to update Members on progress made.

(ii) the Executive Director Commercial Development & Economic Growth arrange for further survey work to be undertaken to identify any further undiscovered defects; and

(iii) a review of the historical issues with the building since the opening of J2 in 2012 be reported to a future meeting of Cabinet and Health, Wellbeing and Partnerships Scrutiny Committee.

 

7.

FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Decision:

That the Forward Plan be received. 

8.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision:

In accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chair agreed to take the following item of business as urgent:

 

That Cabinet supports the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism and Officers be asked to prepare a report for the next Council meeting to enable this definition to be endorsed for inclusion within the Council’s policies and practices. 

9.

DISCLOSURE OF EXEMPT INFORMATION

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following reports, because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision:

Resolved:-                That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration if the following matter because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2, and 7 in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972.