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Use this page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

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Decisions published

07/11/2019 - A Bed Every Night Phase 2 - Contract Award ref: 3798    Recommendations Approved

In June 2019 the Mayor of Greater Manchester announced that the A Bed Every Night (ABEN) rough sleeping initiative was to be continued, with new ABEN ‘Phase 2’ provision in place from 1st October 2019 to 30th June 2020. GMCA have confirmed that £213,000 will be made available to Oldham Council to deliver ABEN during this period, alongside reimbursing £30,000 still outstanding from Phase 1.
Following a competitive tender process for the delivery of ABEN in Oldham, the successful tenderer was DePaul with a quotation of £185,821. This report therefore seeks authorisation to award the contract to DePaul.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision published: 12/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
1.That the Lead Member approves the decision to award the tender to DePaul UK;
2.That the Lead Member notes the updated total funding being made by GMCA, and the respective allocations made.

Lead officer: Fiona Carr


07/11/2019 - Housing Options Oldham Vacancies ref: 3797    Recommendations Approved

The council’s statutory homelessness service, along with the management of the council’s housing register, returned in-house from an external provider on 1st July. Renamed as the Housing Options Team, the service has since been embedding and developing itself whilst overcoming a number of operational challenges.
One of these challenges was a number of vacancies which had been held by the external provider for several months prior to the service returning in-house. These vacancies were all within the homelessness section of the service.
The majority of these staffing vacancies have now been filled, or are in the process of being. However since the TUPE transfer took place members of those staff have also taken secondments elsewhere within the Council, or requested flexible working arrangements. This has left the service with further gaps to fill, but also an opportunity to remodel how the service currently operates ahead of a full review planned for later in 2019/20. This report therefore makes recommendations about how the remaining vacancies can be utilised to deliver an improved frontline service.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 12/11/2019

Effective from: 07/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Two fixed term (until 31st July 2021) Homelessness Pathway Advisors are recruited, utilising the current fixed term TRO vacancy and the reduced hours requested by an existing HPA.

Lead officer: Fiona Carr


28/10/2019 - Proposal to allocate Section 106 resources from DB 394 - (PA/337554) land at the former Conservative Club, Stanley Road for Enhancements to the soft landscaping surrounding the skatepark at Coalshaw Green Park ref: 3796    Recommendations Approved

To approve the allocation of section 106 resources totalling £8,000 from DB 394 - (PA/337554) land at the former Conservative Club, Stanley Road to Environmental Services for enhancements to the soft landscaping surrounding the skatepark at Coalshaw Green Park

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 28/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the allocation of £8,000 Section 106 funding towards enhancements to the soft landscaping surrounding the skatepark at Coalshaw Green Park is approved.

Lead officer: Joanne Robinson


28/10/2019 - Acceptance of tender and allocation of Section 106 resources from DB321(Land between 118 -142 Manchester Road, Oldham – PA56279) and DB376 (Royd Mill, Chamber Road, Oldham – 335104) for Improvements to the MUGA surface and play space at Milne Street, ref: 3795    Recommendations Approved

To approve the allocation of section 106 resources totalling £44,912.46 including interest towards the capital costs of improvements to the MUGA surface and play space at Milne Street.
To seek approval to award the tender and to commence improvement works to the MUGA surface and play space at Milne Street, Werneth.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 28/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
£44,912.46 S106 resources are allocated to the improvements to the MUGA surface and play space at Milne Street and approval to award and commence works is given.

Lead officer: Joanne Robinson


05/11/2019 - Proposed demolition of former Temperence Hall, Horsedge Street, Oldham [St.Marys] ref: 3794    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to declare the subject asset surplus to requirements and to take steps to demolish the building upon possession returning to the Authority.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That upon Oldham Coliseum Theatre vacating the property, it is agreed that the Council declare the asset surplus and take steps to demolish the building.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich


30/10/2019 - Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw District Centre ref: 3793    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw District Centre.

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

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
A Business Improvement Grant is approved for £1,437 in respect of The 88 Chinese takeaway', 12 Milnrow Road, Shaw.

Lead officer: Liz Kershaw


23/10/2019 - Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Lees District Centre ref: 3792    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in Lees District Centre.

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

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
A Business Improvement Grant be approved for £8000 in respect of Assure Certification Ltd, 96 High Street, Lees

Lead officer: Liz Kershaw


25/10/2019 - Award of a Business Improvement Grant in the Failsworth A62 Corridor ref: 3791    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in the Failsworth A62 Corridor.

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

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The Business Improvement Grant award is approved for £1,235, in respect of Unicar Auto, 153 Oldham Road, Failsworth.

Lead officer: Liz Kershaw


29/10/2019 - Metropolitan Place ref: 3790    Recommendations Approved

To approve the office pods, storage equipment, racking and additional materials in the Metropolitan Place project to enable 228 Social Work staff from Southlink Units 7-13 to all 5 floors of Metropolitan Place as per the preferred option.
The value of the work is £74,391.87.and relates to the internal partitioning, purchasing of office pods, additional storage and equipment with secure facilities for the proposed move in November and December 2019.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 01/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The preferred option; Option C is to move Social Work Services to Metropolitan Place and the associated costs to complete this project component is £74,391.87.

Lead officer: Stuart Barratt


21/10/2019 - Wrigley Head Solar Farm ref: 3789    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for:-
a) A budget of £30,000 for immediate technical feasibility work to establish the viability of the Wrigley Head Solar Farm proposal (see separate Officer Delegated Decision Report)
b) Subject to the above work indicating project viability, a further budget of £137,000 for detailed feasibility and project development for Wrigley Head Solar Farm
c) To take part in a Greater Manchester consortium ERDF bid, comprising four Local Authorities and Energy Systems Catapult as the Lead Partner

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Corporate Services (Deputy Leader - Cllr Abdul Jabbar)

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option 2 – Proceed with feasibility and project development work and join the GM ERDF bid consortium The Council would participate in the UCEGM consortium bid for ERDF funding, led by ESC, and will continue the feasibility work and the further development of the planning application, subject to confirmation that Energy Systems Catapult have received legal advice advising them that their proposed approach is eligible

Lead officer: Andrew Hunt