Agenda and minutes

Executive
Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

Media

Items
No. Item

Minute's Silence for victims of the Nice Terror Attack

The Leader of the Council invited the Executive and those present at the meeting to stand for a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France.

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2016.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 14 June 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillors

Interest

 

 

Sheila Bailey, Tom McGee, Wendy Wild

Agenda item 8 ‘Executive Response to the Scrutiny Review 'Support for carers of those with Dementia'’ as ‘Dementia Friends’

 

 

Tom McGee, Wendy Wild

Agenda item 8 ‘Executive Response to the Scrutiny Review 'Support for carers of those with Dementia'’ as members of the Scrutiny Review Panel that had developed the recommendations.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Executive.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Executive Councillors on any matters within the powers and duties of the Executive, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

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Minutes:

There were no public questions submitted.

5.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of the following agenda items which contain information “not for publication” and to consider any representations received to the notice of the intention to consider exempt information at this meeting.

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

 

 

12

Borough Care Investment Programme Update

Categories 1 ‘Information relating to an individual’ and 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

At the time of publication no representations have been received.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication, the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ‘not for publication’ appendices to the following agenda items in the event that the content of these appendices need to be discussed:-

 

Item/ Minute

Title

Reason

 

 

 

12

Borough Care Investment Programme Update

Categories as set out in Section 12A the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended):-

 

•  3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’

 

Key Decisions

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6.

Transfer of Cheadle Hulme and Werneth Recreation Centres to Cheadle Hulme and Werneth High School respectively (C&H2) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Communities & Housing)

 

The report sets out proposals to transfer responsibility for the management of Werneth and Cheadle Hulme Recreation Centres to Werneth High School and Cheadle Hulme High School respectively, in line with previously agreed proposals regarding leisure facilities.

 

The Executive is invited to agree to:-

 

·         appropriateWerneth Recreation Centre from the Reform and Governance portfolio to the Education portfolio.

·         transfer responsibility for the operation of Werneth Recreation Centre from Life Leisure to Werneth School.

·         grant a co-terminus lease in respect of Cheadle Hulme Recreation Centre to Cheadle Hulme High School.

·         transfer responsibility for the operation of the Recreation Centre from Life Leisure to Cheadle Hulme.

·         prepare appropriate documentation governing the terms and conditions by which the facilities will be managed and public use will be safeguarded.

 

Officer contact: Peter Ashworth, 0161 474 2392, peter.ashworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Communities & Housing) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a proposal to transfer management of two recreation centres on the sites of Cheadle Hulme High School and Werneth High School to the respective schools.

 

RESOLVED – That the following be approved:-

 

    (i)        the  appropriation of Werneth Recreation Centre from the Reform & Governance portfolio to the Education portfolio;

  (ii)        the transfer of responsibility for the operation of Werneth Recreation Centre from Life Leisure to Werneth School;

 (iii)        the granting of a co-terminus lease in respect of Cheadle Hulme Recreation Centre to Cheadle Hulme High School;

 (iv)        the transfer of responsibility for the operation of Cheadle Hulme Recreation Centre from Life Leisure to Cheadle Hulme High School;

  (v)        the preparation of appropriate documentation governing the terms and conditions by which the facilities will be managed and public use will be safeguarded.

7.

Prudential Borrowing - Werneth High School (EDU1) pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Education)

 

The Local Authority (LA) provides a Prudential Borrowing Scheme to all LA maintained schools to support schools which are seeking to borrow funds from the council to acquire capital assets. The report sets out a request from Werneth High School to use the Scheme to borrow funds of £0.350m to acquire capital assets.

 

The Executive

 

·         notes the details of the Werneth High School prudential borrowing request;

·         approves the recommendation to support the school application and provide £0.350m of funds to be repaid over a seven year period.

 

Officer contact: Peter Hughes, 0161 474 3947, peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Education) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a request from Werneth High School to borrow £0.350m through the schools Prudential Borrowing Scheme to fund costs associated with its rebuilding and refurbishment programme.

 

The Executive Councillor confirmed that the agreement with the school would ensure that in the event of it becoming an academy, it would retain liability for any outstanding borrowing debt.

 

RESOLVED – That the Werneth High School prudential borrowing request be noted and approval be given to provide £0.350m of funds to be repaid over a seven year period.

8.

Executive Response to the Scrutiny Review 'Support for carers of those with Dementia' (HLT2) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Health)

 

The report sets out the joint response of the Executive and the Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group to the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee’s Scrutiny Review 'Support for carers of those with Dementia'

 

The Executive is invited to approve and adopt the response.

 

Officer contact: Maureen Hughes, 0161 474 3199, Maureen.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Health) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a proposed response to the recommendations made by the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee as part of its Review ‘Support for carers of those with Dementia’.

 

Executive councillors welcomed the response, and sought clarification on references within the report, including the length of respite care and the support of the Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group to the response. Executive councillors also stressed the importance of training for front-line staff to recognise and support those with dementia, but also to recognise the continued contribution those diagnosed with the condition can still make to their community.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the response to the ‘Support for carers of those with Dementia’ Scrutiny Review Final Report be approved, and that the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee be provided with regular updates on progress with implementation of the response.

 

(2) That the Executive’s gratitude and appreciation be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel and others involved.

 

9.

Public Health Restructure (HLT2) pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Health)

 

This report outlines the outcome of the recent consultation on the Public Health Staffing Restructure and presents the Final Business Case (Appendix A).  In 2015 /16 the Public Health Grant was reduced by a non-recurrent figure of £0.966m. In February 2016 SMBC were informed that this non recurrent cut            would be made recurrent and there would be a further cut of 2.3%. This resulted in the Public Health Grant being reduced by £1.350m for 16/17 with a further 2.5% cut in 2017/18. This business case has been developed in response to this challenge, and was considered by the Health and Well Being Scrutiny on the 28 June 2016.

 

The responses to the consultation have indicated a high level of staff engagement in the proposed Public Health Staffing Business Case and staff have indicated that they have felt listened to in the process and their amendments have been, in the majority of cases, reflected in the new structure.

 

The Executive is recommended to

 

·         Approve the Public Health Staffing Restructure Business Case and its contribution to the Public Health revised budget as agreed at the Executive of the 22nd of March 2016.

 

·         Approve the changes to the terms and conditions of employment of a number of Council employees who were part of a TUPE transfer from Stockport PCT to SMBC 01/04/2013 and staff who transferred from Stockport Foundation Trust to SMBC on 01/04/2015.

 

Officer contact: Donna Sager, 0161 474 2436, donna.sager@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Health) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider proposals for the restructure of the Public Health Services following the announcement in early 2016 of a reduction in grant funding provided by the Department of Health. The Business Case included in the report had been developed following extensive consultation with staff affected.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the proposed Public Health Service restructure the following be approved:-

 

·         the Public Health Staffing Restructure Business Case and its contribution to the Public Health revised budget as agreed at the Executive of the 22nd of March 2016, and

·         the changes to the terms and conditions of employment of a number of Council employees who were part of a TUPE transfer from Stockport PCT to SMBC 01/04/2013 and staff who transferred from Stockport Foundation Trust to SMBC on 01/04/2015.

10.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2015/16 (LDR40) pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance & Devolution)

 

The purpose of this report is to inform the Executive on the operation and effectiveness of the Council's Treasury Management function for 2015/16. 

 

Throughout 2015/16 the Council complied with its legislative and regulatory requirements.  The key actual prudential and treasury indicators detailing the impact of capital expenditure activities during the year, with comparators are found in the main body of the report.

 

The Borough Treasurer, Corporate and Support Services confirms that borrowing was only undertaken for a capital purpose and the statutory borrowing limit (the authorised limit) was not breached.

 

This annual review report is a backward-looking review of the treasury management operation for the previous financial year and is the last report in the 2015/16 reporting cycle.

 

The Executive is asked to recommend that the Council Meeting:

 

·         Approves the actual 2015/16 prudential and treasury indicators in this report;

·         Notes the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2015/16;

·         Notes that no fundamental changes have been made during 2015/16 to the Treasury Management Policy Statement and Practices approved at the Council meeting on 17 September 2015.

 

Officer contact: John Parkinson, 0161 218 1757, john.parkinson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance and Devolution) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Executive of the operation and effectiveness of the Council’s Treasury Management function for 2015/16.

 

During 2015/16, the Council complied with its legislative and regulatory requirements.  The key actual prudential and treasury indicators detailing the impact of capital expenditure activities during the year, with comparators, were detailed in the report.

 

The financial year 2015/16 had continued the challenging environment of previous years; low investment returns and on-going heightened levels of counterparty risk remained.

 

The Leader of the Council commended the work of officers for their continued good stewardship of the Council’s resources.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Treasury Management Annual Report 2015/16 the Council Meeting be recommended to:-

 

·           approve the actual 2015/16 prudential and treasury indicators in this report;

·           note the annual treasury management report for 2015/16; and

·           note that no fundamental changes have been made during 2015/16 to the Treasury Management Policy Statement and Practices approved at the Council meeting on 17 September 2015.

11.

Devolution Governance (LDR41) pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance & Devolution)

 

There has been considerable progress on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act since the last report to the Executive in January 2016 as the Act has now been passed and came into force on 28 March 2016. This report provides an update to the implementation of the Act and requests the Executive to delegate authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council to consent to the terms of all Orders required to implement the current devolution deals.

 

The Executive is invited to

 

·         note that the Cities and Local Government Act is now in place and note the next steps required for implementation of the Greater Manchester devolution deals.

 

·         delegate authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council to consent to the terms of all Orders required to implement the current devolution deals

 

Officer contact: Celia Tierney, 0161 474 3230, celia.tierney@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance & Reform) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider an update on progress with implementation of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act since it came into force on 28 March 2016, including the need for Local Authorities in Greater Manchester to consent to a series of Orders to give effect to the Act.

 

The Leader of the Council reiterated concerns he had expressed at the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee about the proposals for ‘Phase 2’ which included the future of the Fire & Rescue Authority and the Waste Disposal Authority.

 

The Leader further encouraged all councillors and the public to respond to the current consultation being undertaken by the GMCA.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to Greater Manchester devolution:-

 

·         the commencement of the Cities and Local Government Act and the next steps required for implementation of the Greater Manchester devolution deals be noted, and

·         the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, and following appropriate consultation with Group Leaders, be authorised to consent to the terms of all Orders required to implement the current devolution deals.

12.

Borough Care Investment Programme Update (R&G1) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Reform & Governance)

 

he report provides the Executive with an update on progress of the project and to recommend that land at Booth Street, Edgeley is released for the development of a new care home as it is critical to the success of the Borough Care Investment Programme.

 

(Please note: this report contains information ‘not for publication’ contained within its appendix that has been circulated to executive councillors only)

 

The Executive is invited to approve the following:

 

·         To give delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with Executive Members for Reform & Governance and Adult Social Care to progress the asset transactions identified at 5.2 and to authorise the Head of Legal Services to draw up and execute on behalf of the Council all necessary legal agreements and leases and any other legal documentation required to implement this decision;

 

·         The development of a masterplan for Booth Street to accommodate the care home, additional housing and other uses as appropriate and;

 

·         Option 2 programme identified at 4.3.1 above to replace Bamford with a new 78 bed care home and simultaneously extend and remodel Reinbek with partial occupation throughout and;

 

·         To provide annual updates on the progress of the Borough Care Investment Programme to both the Adult Care Services & Housing Scrutiny and Corporate, Resource Management and Governance Scrutiny Committees

 

·         To authorise amendment to the Alliance Agreement to deliver this project.

 

Officer contact: Murray Carr, 0161 474 3019, murray.carr@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Reform & Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Executive on progress with the implementation of the Borough Care Investment Programme to redevelop the Council’s care home facilities managed by Borough Care Ltd, and to consider a proposal to revise the programme that would include the provision of a new care home on Council owned land at Booth Street, Edgeley.

 

(Note: the report included a ‘not for publication’ appendix that had been circulated to executive councillors only)

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Borough Care Investment Programme:-

 

        the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with Executive Councillors (Reform & Governance) and (Adult Social Care), be authorised to progress the asset transactions identified at 5.2 of the report and to authorise the Head of Legal Services to draw up and execute on behalf of the Council all necessary legal agreements and leases and any other legal documentation required to implement this decision;

        approval be given to the development of a masterplan for Booth Street to accommodate the care home, additional housing and other uses as appropriate and;

        approval be given to Option 2 programme identified at 4.3.1 of the report to replace Bamford with a new 78 bed care home and simultaneously extend and remodel Reinbek with partial occupation throughout;

        annual updates on the progress of the Borough Care Investment Programme be provided to both the Adult Care Services & Housing Scrutiny and Corporate, Resource Management and Governance Scrutiny Committees; and

        authorisation be given to amend the Alliance Agreement to deliver this project.

13.

Executive Response to the Scrutiny Review 'Member Development & Support' (R&G2) pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Reform & Governance)

 

The report sets out the Executive’s proposed response to the recommendations made by the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee as part of its Review into the support provided to those leaving local authority care, that were received by the Executive at its meeting on 26 April 2016.

 

The Executive is invited to adopt the draft response as set out in the report.

 

Officer contact: Craig Ainsworth, 0161 474 3204, craig.ainsworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Reform & Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a proposed response to the recommendations made by the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee as part of its Review ‘Member Development & Support’.

 

Executive councillors welcomed the breadth of the Review and the subsequent response.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the response to the ‘Member Development & Support’ Scrutiny Review Final Report be approved.

 

(2) That the Executive’s gratitude and appreciation be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel and others involved.

General Items

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Portfolio Performance and Resources - Portfolio Agreements 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance & Devolution)

 

Following the reporting of new Executive Portfolio responsibilities at the Annual Council Meeting, the eight Portfolio Performance and Resource Agreements (PPRAs) have been considered by the last cycle of Scrutiny Committees. These reflect the Executive’s priorities, alongside spending plans set out in the Medium Term Financial Plan and support the outcomes set out in the 2016/17 Council Plan.

 

The Agreements will provide the basis for Portfolio Performance and Resource Reporting during the year, along with the Corporate and Leader’s Reports.  Final versions of these are now presented for approval by the Executive, incorporating any changes made following discussion with and comments from Scrutiny Committees.

 

It is recommended that the Executive approves the 2016/17 Portfolio Agreements included at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Peter Owston, 0161 474 3274, peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council (Policy, Finance & Devolution) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to approve its Portfolio Agreements for 2016/17 that set out the Executive’s priorities for the coming year. The Agreements would provide the basis for in-year and annual performance reporting against these priorities, key investment programmes and other activities and budgets that supported delivering these outcomes.

 

The Executive Councillor (Adult Social Care) reported on a recent announcement that Stockport Council and CCG had been successful in their bid to the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund for resources to support the integration and transformation of health and social care.

 

RESOLVED – That the 2016/17 Portfolio Agreements set out at appendix 1 of the report be approved.

15.

AGMA and GMCA Decisions - June 2016 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.

 

The Executive is invited to note the decisions of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the AGMA Annual and Ordinary meetings held on 30 June 2016.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out decisions taken by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority & AGMA Executive Board Joint Meeting and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Annual and Ordinary meetings held on 30 June 2016.

 

The Leader of the Council highlighted the following issues that had been discussed:-

 

·           GM Procurement Practices and an announcement from the Interim Mayor about supporting local business through local procurement. It was commented that Stockport was already doing this through STaR.

·           EU referendum outcome, and the potential loss of £300m due to come from EU to the city region. Assurances were being sought that this money would be guaranteed.

·           Vital importance of the Bus Services Bill.

·           Justice Devolution

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

16.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

(a)  Matters (if any) referred to the Executive Meeting

 

(b)  Any called-in Executive Decisions

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Minutes:

There were none to consider.