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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

13/10/2021 - Bounce Together Wellbeing Measurement Platform for Primary Settings ref: 4292    Recommendations Approved

A decision is sought to request approval for an exemption under Rule 21.3 (j) of the Contract Procedure Rules where an extension for a time limited period can be justified where there is intention to co-terminate contracts within a reasonable period.

A further decision is sought to agree for a one-year contract to be directly awarded to Bounce Together Ltd. for provision of a platform for of
evidence-based mental health and wellbeing measuring tools for Oldham primary schools.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 13/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
An exemption be approved under rule 21.3(j) of the Contract Procedure Rules
A contract be awarded to Bounce Together Ltd to extend their service delivery to primary settings.

Lead officer: Chrissy Orson


12/10/2021 - Update: Sport Development - TUPE to Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), Schools Swimming - Secondment to OCL ref: 4290    Recommendations Approved

Agree the TUPE transfer date of Sport Development to Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) as 1st November 2021 with the following additional agreements:
- The Council agree a no better or worse financial position in year one of the transfer. This would allow a smooth transition of Sport Development.
- The Council underwrites any redundancy cost for the first 2 years of the transfer.
Note that following full diligence OCL are not prepared to take on School Swimming as a secondment arrangement at this time and they will now be retained in the council until further work is done to look at alternative options.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 18/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option 1 is the recommended option given it achieves a budget efficiency but also aligns the delivery of sport and leisure in one place rather than parts of delivery in the Council and parts in the Leisure Trust.
In order to facilitate these changes a variation to the existing contract is required.

Lead officer: Neil Consterdine


14/10/2021 - Resourcing the COVID Helpline ref: 4288    Recommendations Approved

The helpline supports residents to access Test and trace (isolation payment) support, Impact on finances due to furlough, access to foodbank and other assistance with budgeting and debt help.
Approval was sought to fund this helpline til the end of March 2022.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 15/10/2021

Effective from: 14/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Funding would be made available to fund the continuation of this helpline.

Lead officer: Anna Tebay


02/09/2021 - School Nurseries Capital Fund - Changes to Northmoor Academy project ref: 4289    Recommendations Approved

To seek delegated authority to use School Nurseries Capital Funding to progress a refurbishment scheme to create new nursery places at Northmoor Academy as an alternative to the previously agreed new build option.

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

Decision published: 15/10/2021

Effective from: 02/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Progress the refurbishment project as a means of creating all the places for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in the initial SNCF application with full funding from the SNCF.

Lead officer: Jenny Dennis


12/10/2021 - Establishing post of Strategic Domestic Abuse Manager ref: 4287    Recommendations Approved

The Council and Partnership are seeking to strengthen Oldham’s response to domestic abuse. The proposed post of Strategic Domestic Abuse manager is to create capacity to drive forward this work, supporting the Executive Director for Communities and Reform as the Council’s lead on domestic abuse, and chair of Oldham’s Domestic Abuse Partnership. The post holder will lead the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the multi-agency Oldham Domestic Abuse Strategy and accompanying action plan, working collaboratively with Council staff and a wide range of partners. The role will also support implementation of the response to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Decision Maker: Managing Director, Children and Young People - Gerard Jones

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: The post of Strategic Domestic Abuse Manager (graded SM3) be created on a fixed term basis for three years.

Lead officer: Bruce Penhale


05/10/2021 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Ladhill Lane and Oak View Road (Ladhill Bridge), Greenfield ref: 4286    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions in the vicinity of Ladhill Bridge, Greenfield.

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

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Andrew Cowell


05/10/2021 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting and Peak Time Loading Restrictions - Ripponden Road, Oldham ref: 4285    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting and peak time loading restrictions on Ripponden Road, Oldham.

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

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
prohibition of waiting and loading restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Andrew Cowell


05/10/2021 - Proposed No Stopping on Entrance Markings - Whetstone Hill Road, Oldham ref: 4284    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of a prohibition of stopping restriction on an existing School Keep Clear marking outside St Theresa’s Primary School.

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

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
a prohibition of stopping restriction is introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Andrew Cowell


05/10/2021 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Plane Street Area, Oldham ref: 4283    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions in the Plane Street area of Oldham.

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

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Andrew Cowell


04/10/2021 - Opportunity Area – Home Start Making it REAL project ref: 4282    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks exemption from Contract Procedure
Rules under 21.3e in order to make a direct award
through grant funding to Home Start Oldham for the
specialised expertise and intellectual property for the
Making it REAL (Play, Grow and Learn) programme

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 04/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
That authority is given to make a direct award through
OA grant funding to Home Start Oldham to deliver a
MIR programme to vulnerable families

Lead officer: Paula Healey


05/10/2021 - Award and allocation of Priority Programme Funding to Citizens Advice Oldham for the period 1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022 ref: 4281    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to award grant funding from the Council’s Priority Programme Fund to Citizens Advice Oldham (CAO) for the period 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 for the delivery of legal and advice services.
Approval of funding to CAO for the period 1st April to 30th September 2021 was incorporated within a separate delegated decision report titled ‘Award and allocation of Priority Programme and Community Cohesion Funding to the voluntary, community and faith sector in 2021/22’. The funding award was requested for six months initially to allow time for the Place Based customer and financial support offer to be developed, which would incorporate the services provided by CAO. However, the implementation of this workstream has been delayed and as a result, a further request is sought to extend the current arrangement with CAO until 31st March 2022.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 06/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - The decision is to award £130,000 grant funding from the Council’s Priority Programme Fund to Citizens Advice Oldham, for the period 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, for the delivery of legal and advice services.

Lead officer: Natalie Downs


04/10/2021 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Suthers Street Area, Oldham ref: 4280    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions in the Suthers Street area of Oldham.

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

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 13/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Andrew Cowell