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Decisions published

13/08/2019 - Higginshaw Lane Carriageway Resurfacing Works ref: 3749    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks delegated approval of:
•The cost of resurfacing Higginshaw Lane
•The approval of the appointment of the contractor for the works.
The work forms part of the Highway Investment Programme

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 17/09/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the delegated approval for these works is accepted and that the contract for the works are awarded to Tarmac Trading Ltd

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


15/08/2019 - Alexandra Park Depot Rebuild Project ref: 3732    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to appoint the Alexandra Park Depot Project Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineer

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy & Enterprise (Leader - Councillor Sean Fielding)

Decision published: 22/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Following a compliant procurement process, WYG are appointed as the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineer with the option for the Council to terminate at RIBA Stage 3.

Lead officer: Emma Barton


05/08/2019 - Award of town centre grants ref: 3717    Recommendations Approved

To award town centre building grant

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 16/08/2019

Effective from: 05/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The Council award a town centre grant.

Lead officer: James Tolan


12/08/2019 - Former Parkside House, Edge Lane Street, Royton [Royton South] ref: 3712    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to relax a covenant held in respect to an area of land at Edge Lane Street, Royton as shown edged red on the plan attached in Appendix One.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 12/08/2019

Effective from: 12/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council seek to relax the covenant held in respect to the land shown edged red on the attached plan, subject to the provisionally agreed heads of terms outlined in Appendix Two.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich


31/07/2019 - Banking Contract Extension ref: 3709    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to formally gain approval for the awarding of the 2 year extension option within the banking contract.

Decision Maker: Director of Finance – Anne Ryans

Decision published: 07/08/2019

Effective from: 31/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
to approve Option 1 presented in this report, thus enabling the Council to continue its relationship with Barclays Bank PLC for the provision of transactional banking services.

Lead officer: Jit Kara


06/08/2019 - Alexandra Park Depot Rebuild Project Alexandra Park Depot Rebuild Project – Appointment of Multi-Disciplinary Team ref: 3708    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to appoint the Alexandra Park Depot Project Multi-disciplinary Team

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the appointment of the multi disciplinary Team for Alexandra Park Depot is appointed.

Lead officer: Brian Enright


02/08/2019 - Dartington Service Design Lab ref: 3706    Recommendations Approved

In November 2018, Oldham submitted a partnership bid with Tameside and Rochdale for the DFE Early Years Outcomes Fund. Dartington Service Design Lab collaborated with the 3 LAs in developing and writing the bid and were identified as the key delivery partner.
The purpose of the partnership bid was to collaboratively work to build upon the existing GM early years strategy and develop a more targeted, locally nuanced strategy, grounded in the best data and evidence, engagement with our communities and understanding of our local systems and associated system behaviours. The programme of work involved:
•undertake a robust strategy development process – supported and facilitated by the Dartington Service Design Lab, including supporting, testing and learning
•identifying three specific activities will be identified – either existing evidence-based practice, local service improvement efforts, or local innovations/designs partnership for submission to the Harvard/Dartington Frontiers of Innovation cluster. The purpose is to use research to accelerate and increase impact of the agreed activity by drawing on the best available science and more rapid/iterative approaches to refinement and rigorous evaluation
•Building system leadership and workforce culture change
In addition to the above Oldham invited the Local Government Association to undertake an early years peer review. Following a robust 4 day peer review process key recommendations included:
•Pull together an integrated approach to pre birth to 5 years
•Create a 3-5 year partnership SMART action plan with an agreed outcomes framework.
•Ensure that one Early Years offer is promoted across all services.
•Agree and implement a whole system workforce training and development strategy.
Whilst the partnership bid was unsuccessful, Oldham was keen to ensure that the programme of activity developed by Dartington Service Design Lab was undertaken as this would address the areas for development identified through the self-assessment process and the LGA peer review.
As a result, a bid was made to the Oldham Opportunity Area (OA) Board for additional investment to undertake the high level programme of work developed by Dartington Service Design Lab.
The Board has provided 80k funding with the expectation that the fund is used towards the 105k costs for commissioning Dartington Service Design Lab to undertake the work programme. An additional 25k is being provided by the LA from funding provided by GMCA for implementation of the GM Pathways to Talking programme.
The programme of work for improving outcomes in early years has been designed and developed by Dartington Service Design Lab and is a unique product in the market place. As such, there is no viable competition in the market place to deliver the programme in the borough of Oldham.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: exemption from contract procedure rules 213a in order to make a direct award to Dartington Service Design Lab. Dartington Service Design Lab is an independent research charity committing to application of research and evidence to children’s services policy and practice, grounded in local community contexts.

Lead officer: Paula Healey


02/08/2019 - Dartington Service Design Lab ref: 3707    Recommendations Approved

In November 2018, Oldham submitted a partnership bid with Tameside and Rochdale for the DFE Early Years Outcomes Fund. Dartington Service Design Lab collaborated with the 3 LAs in developing and writing the bid and were identified as the key delivery partner.
The purpose of the partnership bid was to collaboratively work to build upon the existing GM early years strategy and develop a more targeted, locally nuanced strategy, grounded in the best data and evidence, engagement with our communities and understanding of our local systems and associated system behaviours. The programme of work involved:
•undertake a robust strategy development process – supported and facilitated by the Dartington Service Design Lab, including supporting, testing and learning
•identifying three specific activities will be identified – either existing evidence-based practice, local service improvement efforts, or local innovations/designs partnership for submission to the Harvard/Dartington Frontiers of Innovation cluster. The purpose is to use research to accelerate and increase impact of the agreed activity by drawing on the best available science and more rapid/iterative approaches to refinement and rigorous evaluation
•Building system leadership and workforce culture change
In addition to the above Oldham invited the Local Government Association to undertake an early years peer review. Following a robust 4 day peer review process key recommendations included:
•Pull together an integrated approach to pre birth to 5 years
•Create a 3-5 year partnership SMART action plan with an agreed outcomes framework.
•Ensure that one Early Years offer is promoted across all services.
•Agree and implement a whole system workforce training and development strategy.
Whilst the partnership bid was unsuccessful, Oldham was keen to ensure that the programme of activity developed by Dartington Service Design Lab was undertaken as this would address the areas for development identified through the self-assessment process and the LGA peer review.
As a result, a bid was made to the Oldham Opportunity Area (OA) Board for additional investment to undertake the high level programme of work developed by Dartington Service Design Lab.
The Board has provided 80k funding with the expectation that the fund is used towards the 105k costs for commissioning Dartington Service Design Lab to undertake the work programme. An additional 25k is being provided by the LA from funding provided by GMCA for implementation of the GM Pathways to Talking programme.
The programme of work for improving outcomes in early years has been designed and developed by Dartington Service Design Lab and is a unique product in the market place. As such, there is no viable competition in the market place to deliver the programme in the borough of Oldham.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education and Skills (Cllr Shaid Mushtaq)

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 10/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: exemption from contract procedure rules 213a in order to make a direct award to Dartington Service Design Lab. Dartington Service Design Lab is an independent research charity committing to application of research and evidence to children’s services policy and practice, grounded in local community contexts.

Lead officer: Paula Healey


02/08/2019 - Proposed acquisition of Freehold interest held in Forge Industrial Estate, Greenacres Road, Oldham [St.Marys] ref: 3705    Recommendations Approved

Following approval of a business case by the Council's Property Appraisal Group ('PAG'), the purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Authority to proceed with the proposed purchase of the Freehold interest in Forge Industrial Estate, Oldham.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 10/08/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council seek to progress the purchase of the opportunity subject to the heads of terms set out in Appendix Two of the report and to agree any minor amendments to the heads of terms recommended by legal or finance officers.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich


31/07/2019 - Land at Churchill Street East / South Hill Street, Glodwick [St.Marys] ref: 3703    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to consider the options available following the completion of a statutory advertising exercise regarding the Council's intention to dispose of land at Churchill Street East and South Hill Street, Glodwick which is currently identified as potentially forming Public Open Space (POS).

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 01/08/2019

Effective from: 31/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council;
- Confirms that the subject asset is declared surplus to the Council's operational requirements and;
- Proceeds to enter into direct negotiations with the adjoining Mosque. Any transaction would be subject to further reporting in accordance with the Council's scheme of delegation and carried out in accordance with the Council's Land and Property Protocol.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich