Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 23rd April, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Liz Drogan  0161 770 4705

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

5.

Minutes of Cabinet Meeting held on 26th March 2018 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

REOLVED – That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 26th March 2018 be approved as a correct record.

6.

Secondary Education Provision - Proposal to expand North Chadderton School pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Director of Early Education and Early Years which sought approval for a secondary school expansion in order to meet secondary places demand within the Borough.

The report provided details of the Council’s statutory duty to provide sufficient school places within its area. As a result of the increase in primary numbers from 2011 onwards, there was a forecasted shortfall in secondary sector from September 2019 and continuing in to future years.

Following the process for identifying school/setting expansion projects in the Education Provision Strategy and discussions with Education Provision Group, Cabinet was asked to agree the scheme for expansion at North Chadderton School.

Option 1 – Do nothing. This would mean the Local Authority was in breach of its statutory duty to provide sufficient school places across the Borough.

Option 2 – Approve the school expansion at North Chadderton School Secondary school was the number one priority for expansion on the expansion matrix taking into account oversubscription, site feasibility and cost effectiveness.

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The scheme for expansion outlined in the report, proposal for expansion at North Chadderton School be approved.

2.    The programme of expansion would be funded by the Education Basic Needs funding allocated to Oldham Council.

3.    Authority be delegated to the Director of Education and Early Years to develop, consult upon and procure the school expansion.

4.    The Director of Legal Services executes any relevant contracts and incidental and ancillary documentation in accordance with the agreed school expansions programme.

 

7.

Contract Award: Replacement of Civic Centre Tower Block Lifts pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods which sought approval to award a contract for lift replacement works at the Civic Centre Tower Block, as part of the Priority Backlog Maintenance Programme.

The lifts in the Civic Centre Tower were now 40 years and beyond the designed service life by over 10 years. Both lifts were experiencing constant minor failures with parts becoming obsolete. There was significant risk of failure with no possibility of effecting repairs.

The project was procured by an open tender route and evaluation of the tender submissions had sought to identify best value based upon a combination if economy and effectiveness.

Option 1 – Do nothing. This not a viable option due to the reported current state of the lifts.

Option 2 – Accept the preferred tender.

 

RESOLVED – The Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 10 before making a decision.

 

8.

Corporate Performance Report December 2017 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Minutes:

The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Head of Business Intelligence which provided a review of Council performance for December 2017.

The report provided the Cabinet with an overview of the Council’s performance against priorities outlined within the Corporate Plan, which had been monitored in the period October-December 2017.

It was reported that of the rated measures detailed within the report, 61% had met the target and 63% of the Corporate Plan Actions for this quarter were on track or had been met.

Options/Alternatives considered

To note the Council performance October to December 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Performance Report December 2017 be noted.

 

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

10.

Contract Award: Replacement of Civic Centre Tower Block Lifts

Minutes:

The Cabinet gave consideration to the commercially sensitive information in relation to Item 7, Contract Award: Replacement of Civic Centre Tower Block Lifts.

 

RESOLVED – That the contract be awarded to Schindler Lifts to replace the two Civic Centre lifts for the sum detailed in the commercially sensitive report.