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Decisions published

06/05/2022 - Creation of a Practice Support Coordinator ref: 4440    Recommendations Approved

To create a post of Practice Support Coordinator for a 12 month period to assist in achieving the Council's stated goal of providing good outcomes for children.

In this regard the report details 3 options:
Option 1 - To keep things as thy are and not to create this post.
Option 2 - To create the post of Practice Support Coordinator for a period of 12 months on the grade detailed in the submitted confidential report.
Option3 - To try and resolve the issue through the engagement of existing Business Support Officers.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People (Councillor Eddie Moores)

Decision published: 19/05/2022

Effective from: 06/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: option 2, as outlined in the submitted report be approved (to fund the post of Practice Support Coordinator) for a fixed 12 month period)

Lead officer: Lindsay Tanner


10/05/2022 - Request to invest in and enter a licence agreement for the online parenting resource, Essential Parent ref: 4439    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to request approval to invest in the online resource library and electronic delivery system, Essential Parent, that has been piloted and evaluated by GMCA, to offer digital content and an online resource library providing expert-led, evidence-based parental advice on a range of physical and mental health and wellbeing topics alongside an e-Care delivery system, to parents and carers in Oldham.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People (Councillor Eddie Moores)

Decision published: 17/05/2022

Effective from: 10/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Invest in the Essential Parent online portal.

Lead officer: Andrea Entwistle


09/05/2022 - Household Support Grant Funding Allocation ref: 4437    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to request approval from the Chief Executive to allocate the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) £2,419,369.23 Household Support Grant funding for Oldham over the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022. The report sets out the proposed allocation of funding across several initiatives including food support for children and young people over the school holiday periods and help with the cost of fuel and essential items for pensioners and vulnerable households.
It is important that the Council does not delay in mobilising financial support to vulnerable residents

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 17/05/2022

Effective from: 25/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Household Support Grant funding is spent in full with regard to option one (see below). Any decision to increase the fund with Council resources to augment the offer during the period April to September 2022 will be deferred until there is greater clarity on future Government funding intentions.

Lead officer: Caroline Lee


05/05/2022 - Grant Acceptance: Environment Agency Grant in Aid – Golburn Clough, Greenfield ref: 4434    Recommendations Approved

Oldham Council has secured funding from the following source:
•Environment Agency – Grant in Aid
The purpose of this report is to confirm the value of the grant currently available to Oldham of £269,941 (a £180,668 contingency is also available if required funded by Grant in Aid and Local Levy Fund) and to notify the Portfolio Holder of the intention to bring this additional resource into the transport capital programme to commence delivery of the scheme.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 17/05/2022

Effective from: 25/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Accept the grant offer and deliver the above scheme in an appropriate timescale.

Lead officer: Eleanor Sykes


04/05/2022 - Proposal to allocate Section 106 resources from DB414 - Land at former Counthill School, Counthill Road, Oldham (PA/341339) to fund the implementation of a traffic calming scheme and associated improvements to the highway on Counthill Road including ref: 4433    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the allocation of resources secured through Section 106 planning obligations to fund the implementation of a traffic calming scheme and associated improvements (including the removal of the zebra crossing and speed cushions adjoining the site) to the highway on Counthill Road, Oldham including the junction at Ripponden Road

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 17/05/2022

Effective from: 25/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve the allocation of £86,945.07 Section 106 resources from DB 414 – Land at former Counthill School, Counthill Road, Oldham (PA/341339) for the purposes of the implementation of a traffic calming scheme and associated improvements (including the removal of the zebra crossing and speed cushions adjoining the site) to the highway on Counthill Road, Oldham including the junction at Ripponden Road.

Lead officer: Eleanor Sykes


03/05/2022 - Delegated Officer Report - Youth Service Redesign - April 2022 ref: 4430    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the proposed redesign of the Youth Service following formal consultation with Staff and Trade Unions.
Approval is sought to implement the proposed redesigned service structure that allows for alignment to the wider placed based approach across the 5 geographical districts of Oldham, as well as an increase in youth work staffing capacity following the investment of an additional £80k into the youth service annual budget.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People (Councillor Eddie Moores)

Decision published: 16/05/2022

Effective from: 18/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the redesign of the Youth Service achieves the desired alignment of Youth Services to the placed based working in each of the 5 districts as well as providing a robust structure and management. This proposed structure will also mean the service can increase the capacity for delivery of the core youth work from an average of 20 youth work sessions per week to 35.

Lead officer: Neil Consterdine


22/03/2022 - Proposed Re-introduction of Traffic Calming Measures – Farm Street, Failsworth M1245 ref: 4399    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the re-introduction of traffic calming measures on Farm Street Failsworth

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Deputy Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The preferred option is to approve Option 1 ie re-introduction of traffic calming proposals as shown in the schedule and drawing numbers N0210222-0100-A-0100 and N0210222-0101-A-0100 (Appendix B).

Lead officer: Traffic


23/03/2022 - Proposed Disestablishment of Zebra Crossing Counthill Road, Oldham ref: 4422    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to approve the disestablishment of a Zebra Crossing on Counthill Road, Oldham, to fulfil a planning obligation associated with the creation of a new housing development; the previous site of Counthill School.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:The disestablishment of the existing Zebra Crossing on Counthill Road be approved

Lead officer: Andy Marsh


28/04/2022 - Thriving Communities Evaluation & Next Steps ref: 4426    For Determination

To extend the Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership contract which ends on 31st March 2022 for 1 year until 31st March 2023 with expansion to develop an offer for children. The report requests one year extension as allowed within the provision of the current contractual terms. The report also requests delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive or an Executive Director to extend this contract by the remaining two one-year extensions available within the contract should funding be identified to do so. In addition, the report seeks to secure resource to implement the recommendations of the Thriving Communities evaluation until March 2025. This will be at a total cost of £765,023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Social Reform (Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The proposals outlined in the report are agreed; the Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership contract is extended for 1 year, including provision of children’s social prescribing for this 1 year period as part of the innovation partnership contract; delegated authority is given to the Deputy Chief Executive or an Executive Director to extend this contract by the remaining two one-year extensions available within the contract should funding be identified to do so; programme resource is secured to lead the implementation of the evaluation recommendations until March 2025. This will be at a total cost of £765,023.

Lead officer: Rachel Dyson


06/04/2022 - Engagement of Specialist Adviser to support a range of corporate initiatives and negotiations ref: 4431    Recommendations Approved

To approve the procurement exemption for a Direct Award contract to Arbiant Ltd for the provision of specialist advice on a range of Council projects and initiatives. This is for an initial period of 12 months with a review of provision after 6 months.
The Direct Award exemption is sought on the basis that there is currently only one provider that can offer the required service given the skill set that is required.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 05/05/2022

Effective from: 13/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the contract is:awarded for the specialist advice for an initial period of 12 months with a review at the end of 6 months.

Lead officer: Anne Ryans


28/04/2022 - Engagement of services to enable cash payment for the Council Tax Energy Rebate– contract award to Post Office Ltd. ref: 4432    Recommendations Approved

To approve the procurement exemption for a Direct Award contract to Post Office Ltd for the provision of a cash voucher service to award Council Tax Energy Rebate to residents who do not pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. This is for an initial period of 12 months during which time a wider procurement exercise will be carried out after a period of 6 months if there is a need to extend the contract e.g., if the Government announce a second round of the initiative.
The Direct Award exemption is sought on the basis that there is an immediate need to issue cash payments to residents as quickly as possible given the recent announcement by the Government of the Council Tax Energy Rebate.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 05/05/2022

Effective from: 13/05/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That a Direct Award be given to Post Office Ltd. This approach will ensure that a cash payment mechanism can be in place quickly

Lead officer: Caroline Lee