Decisions

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Forthcoming decisions to be taken by the Cabinet and Cabinet Members for the next 28 days and beyond can be found in the Notice of Decisions.

Decisions published

30/09/2019 - HIGHWAYS UPDATE (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION) ref: 3918    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Spelthorne Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Spelthorne Joint Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

The Joint Committee (Spelthorne) agreed to:

 

(i)    Approve the provisional allocation of assumed budgets for 2020-21.

(ii)   Authorise the Area Highway Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Divisional Member, to advertise the necessary legal notices for the new traffic calming and 20mph Zone extension in French Street.

(iii)  Approve two new bus stop clearways in Clare Road, Stanwell, to be installed as part of the Wider Staines Sustainable Transport Package.

(iv) Authorise the Area Highway Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and affected Divisional Members, to implement the new cycle off-carriageway routes in Town Lane, Park Road, and London Road.

(v)  Authorise the Area Highway Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and affected Divisional Members, to undertake the necessary statutory processes for the raised entry treatments (road tables) on side roads connecting to Park Road and London Road, and the parking changes in London Road.

(vi) Authorise 34 further bus stop clearways at bus stops in Stanwell, Stanwell Moor and Staines, to be installed as part of the Wider Staines Sustainable Transport Package.

(vii)To authorise the Area Highway Manager in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and relevant Divisional Member(s) to undertake all necessary procedures to deliver the agreed programmes.

 

Reasons:

 

 

1.    The Joint Committee authorises Highways personnel to proceed in order that they can carry out their agreed programme for 2019/20 in a timely fashion.

 

 

 

 


30/09/2019 - ARMED FORCES COVENANT UPDATE ref: 3917    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Spelthorne Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Spelthorne Joint Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

 

The Joint Committee (Spelthorne) noted:

 

(i)    And commented on the contents of this report

 

 

Reasons:

 

1.    The Joint Committee recognises the valuable work that is achieved by this initiative.

 

 

 


03/10/2019 - NOMINATION TO OUTSIDE BODY - FAIROAKS AIRPORT ref: 3923    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Surrey Heath Local Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Surrey Heath Local Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

Declarations of Interest:      None

Officers attending:  None

Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  None

 

Recommendations:

 

Cllr Mike Goodman was nominated as the SCC representative for the Fairoaks Airport Consultative Committee.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

The Fairoaks Airport Consultative Committee have a vacancy for one Surrey County Council representative until the end of the election cycle of May 2021.  This organisation is located within Chobham.

 

 


03/10/2019 - PETITION FOR ZEBRA CROSSINGS IN WINDLESHAM ref: 3920    For Determination

Decision Maker: Surrey Heath Local Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Surrey Heath Local Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

Declarations of Interest:      None

Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  none

 

Recommendations:

 

The Local Committee noted that:

 

(i)            There is no action to be taken until the current work on reducing speed in Windlesham is completed.

Reasons for Decision:

As part of work associated with developing proposals for the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan, transport consultants are seeking views from residents about other potential options for enhancing the village centre environment.

 


03/10/2019 - PETITION FOR SPEED BUMPS ON BENNER LANE ref: 3919    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Surrey Heath Local Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Surrey Heath Local Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

Declarations of Interest:      None

Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  Petition response

 

The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

 

(i)            Benner Lane is included on the Surrey Heath speed management plan and a number of measures have been implemented to help encourage better compliance with the speed limit.

(ii)           Benner Lane has a good safety record and there are currently no proposals to introduce any traffic calming measures.

(iii)          Vehicle speeds and road safety will continue to be monitored in Benner Lane as they are for all sites on the Surrey Heath speed management plan.

Reasons for Decision:

Benner Lane has a good safety record with no personal injury collisions having occurred in the any part of the road in the last 5 years. 

 


03/10/2019 - HIGHWAYS UPDATE REPORT ref: 3921    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Surrey Heath Local Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Surrey Heath Local Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

Declarations of Interest:      None

Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  none

 

Recommendations:

 

The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note:

i)              the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2019/20 financial year.     

ii)             the budgetary position.

iii)            that a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

 


23/09/2019 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING ref: 3924    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Runnymede Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 23/09/2019 - Runnymede Joint Committee

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 23/09/2019

Decision:

The next meeting is on Monday 25 November. The Open Forum will commence at 7pm. The venue is to be confirmed.

 

 


03/10/2019 - Healthwatch & Independent Complaints Health Advocacy Services ref: 3926    Recommendations Approved

The Healthwatch service, which includes the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service contract is currently delivered by Healthwatch Surrey (HWSy), an independent Community Interest Company.

Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion for people using health and social care services in Surrey.  Independent Health Complaints Advocacy is a service which offers support to people who wish to make a complaint about any inadequate health service they may have experienced.  They are both statutory functions that aim to give a voice to patients and carers, helping to both shape and influence commissioning and service improvement and drive the best health and social care outcomes for the residents of Surrey.  Both services are available for users of all ages.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 specifically places a statutory duty on upper tier local authorities to commission both a Healthwatch and Independent Complaints Health Advocacy Service.

 

These services are critical in ensuring the voices of Surrey residents remain at the heart of an effective health and social care system, define continuous improvement by highlighting areas of concern and shaping commissioning so it is directed according to need.  Without this independent insight and intelligence there is an increased risk of serious issues occurring through bad practice and poor behaviours and incorrect use of resources.  Surrey has one of the most complex health and social care systems in the country and a strong Healthwatch is imperative in both navigating, supporting and driving improvement in the system.

 

The Healthwatch commissioner carried out consultations with counterpart commissioners across the country, with Healthwatch England and stakeholders in health and social care to shape the proposals.  A full briefing was shared with the Leader of the Council and the relevant portfolio holder Sinead Mooney to seek direction on the annual amount of the contract and the length of the contract.

 

 

The Leader and Portfolio Holder recommended to go out to open market with the Tender with the contract length being 5+1+1 years.  The contract amount in year one would be £601,000 and reduced by 5% in years 2 and 3 of the contract before stabilising to almost £543,000.

 

The current contract finishes on 31 March 2020.  The council has spent the last five months going through an open tender exercise to ensure a new contract is in place from April 2020.  A total of three tenders were submitted and a panel, comprising Nicola Kilvington (Director of Insight, Analytics and Intelligence), Saba Hussain (Strategic Partnerships Manager/Healthwatch Commissioner) and Seth Gottesman (Healthwatch Commissioner for West Sussex County Council) evaluated the bids.

 

Scoring was a thorough line by line evaluation on 23 questions and completion of the Social Value Charter.  The bid that came first was the incumbent, Healthwatch Surrey.

 

Final approval is needed from the Executive Director of Transformation, Partnership & Prosperity.

 

Decision Maker: Executive Director Transformation, Partnerships & Prosperity

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

It was AGREED that:

 

  1. The incumbent, Healthwatch Surrey CIC is awarded the contract to commence from April 1 2020. 

 

Lead officer: Anna Kwiatkowska


03/10/2019 - ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT ref: 3922    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Surrey Heath Local Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Surrey Heath Local Committee

Decision published: 03/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

Declarations of Interest:      None

Officers attending:  None

Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  none

 

Recommendations:

 

The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted and endorsed the report.

 


01/10/2019 - CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ref: 3914    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning Decisions

Made at meeting: 01/10/2019 - Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning Decisions

Decision published: 01/10/2019

Effective from: 10/10/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member authorised the Service Manager – Admissions and Transport to go out to statutory consultation on the proposed changes to admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2021.


30/09/2019 - PARKING REVIEW: STANWELL MOOR. HORTON ROAD AND SPOUT LANE ref: 3915    For Determination

Decision Maker: Spelthorne Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Spelthorne Joint Committee

Decision published: 30/09/2019

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

The Joint Committee (Spelthorne) agreed:

 

(i)            to proceed with the advertised parking restrictions for Horton Road and to proceed further with the request to double yellow line Horton Road on both sides between Hithermoor Road and the Garden Centre, excluding its laybys, and to proceed with the advertised parking restrictions for Spout Lane and for a more extensive double yellow line proposal, for both sides of Spout Lane, especially where it is narrowest, to be considered as soon as possible.

 

 

Divisions affected: Stanwell and Stanwell Moor;


30/09/2019 - FIRE SERVICE UPDATE ref: 3916    For Determination

Decision Maker: Spelthorne Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Spelthorne Joint Committee

Decision published: 30/09/2019

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

The Joint Committee (Spelthorne) agreed to

 

(i)    Recognise the achievements of the borough teams within Spelthorne Borough and support their commitment to further improve initiatives to reduce risk and

      Make Spelthorne Borough safer.

 

(ii)  Support future initiatives and campaigns aimed at promoting collaborative working with partner blue light agencies and volunteer organisations

 

 

Reasons:

 

1.    The Joint Committee recognises the valuable work that has been achieved.

 

 


27/09/2019 - REPRESENTATION ON OUTSIDE BODIES (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION) ref: 3876    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Waverley Local Committee

Made at meeting: 27/09/2019 - Waverley Local Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 27/09/2019

Decision:

The Local Committee (Waverley) resolved to AGREE:

 

(i)    One Surrey County Council Member (Cllr Andy MacLeod) be appointed to the 40 Degreez Centre for Young People, Farnham, as detailed in the report, section 2.2.

 

(ii)  The Member be allowed to bring update reports from the 40 Degreez Centre, when relevant.

 

Reason: to enable the Waverley Local Committee to be represented at the 40 Degreez Centre for Young People in Farnham and for the nominated member to be able to report back to the Local Committee when relevant.

 

Divisions affected: Farnham Central;


25/09/2019 - IMPLEMENTING A STRATEGIC COMMISSIONING APPROACH TO SUPPORTED LIVING FOR ADULTS WITH A MENTAL HEALTH AND/OR SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROBLEM ref: 3911    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

The following recommendations were agreed:

 

1.    Approved the implementation of the strategic commissioning approach to supported living for adults with a mental health and/or substance misuse problem.

2.    Approved the award of Dynamic Purcashing System Agreements for Supported Living to the successful providers for the provision of high quality, value for money services to individuals.

3.    The recommendation laid out in the Part 2 report was approved.


25/09/2019 - APPROVE THE ENTERING OF A CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL AND SURREY AND BORDERS PARTNERSHIP TRUST FOR THE DELIVERY OF AN INTEGRATED SUBSTANCE MISUSE TREATMENT SERVICE FOR ADULTS ref: 3913    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

The following recommendations were agreed:

 

1.    Confirmed agreement for Surrey County Council and Surrey and Borders Partnership (SaBP) NHS Trust to enter into a proposed five-year co-operation agreement. After the initial five-year term, the co-operation agreement will automatically renew on an annual basis unless terminated. The agreement will be in compliance with Regulation 12(7) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).

2.    The final version of the proposed agreement is to be brought back to the Committees-in-Common sub-committee in December 2019 before sign-off.


25/09/2019 - 2019/20 BETTER CARE FUND PLAN ref: 3912    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Committees-in-Common Sub-Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

The following recommendations were agreed:

 

1.    Agreed that the finalised 2019/20 Better Care Fund Plan is presented to the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board for final approval on 3 October 2019

2.    Noted that the national planning conditions have been met, including the minimum CCG funding contribution, the minimum funding allocation to NHS Commissioned Out of Hospital Spend, and minimum funding allocation to Adult Social Care services.


23/09/2019 - TASK GROUPS AND EXTERNAL BODIES ref: 3905    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Runnymede Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 23/09/2019 - Runnymede Joint Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 23/09/2019

Decision:

The Joint Committee (Runnymede) agreed:

 

      i.        To appoint the Divisional Member for Addlestone to represent the Committee on the Community Safety Partnership.

 

     ii.        To dispense with the establishment of the Committee’s task groups

 

    iii.        To suspend representation to the Early Help Board until their review has been completed.

 

 

Reasons:

 

1.    The Committee agreed with the Divisional Member’s proposal that he should be the Joint Committee's representative on the Community Safety Partnership as he already serves on this partnership in another capacity.

 

2.    The Committee agreed that as parking and resident engagement are topics that are being reviewed by the Committee that task groups are not required at this time.

 

3.    The Committee agreed that as the Early Help board are not currently meeting, a Committee representative is not required at this time.


23/09/2019 - HIGHWAYS UPDATE (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION) ref: 3899    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Runnymede Joint Committee

Made at meeting: 23/09/2019 - Runnymede Joint Committee

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 23/09/2019

Decision:

 

 

The Joint Committee (Runnymede) agreed:

 

      i.        That any uncommitted funding by 31st October from County Councillors’ Highways Allocations must be used by the Area Highways Manager to address pertinent issues in Runnymede.

 

 

Reasons:

 

1.    The Committee wanted to make a collective decision on this to ensure that all available funding is wholly and effectively used by the end of the financial year.