Decisions

Decisions published

25/02/2019 - ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE CO-ORDINATED ADMISSION SCHEMES FOR 2020-2021 ref: 4506    For Determination

The Authority is required to determine admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools. The New School Admissions (England) Regulations (2003) also require the Authority to have in place a coordinated scheme for admissions to all primary and secondary schools including Academy schools, in 2020-21. The proposed schemes are attached along with proposed admission numbers for community and controlled schools (Appendices 1 and 2).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

Bernie Mooney - New

Councillor Bernie Mooney, Cabinet Member – Children & Families, said:

 

Making sure your child gets into the right school is incredibly important for every family in the borough. It is important we have a fair, equitable policy to determine school admission arrangements. This report provides that policy for Wirral parents”.

 

Councillor Bernie Mooney introduced a report which invited the Cabinet to determine the Authority’s Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Secondary Schools and the Co-ordinated Schemes for 2020-2021, a statutory requirement.

 

Appended to the report was the Primary Co-ordinated Scheme of Admissions 2020 – 2021(Appendix 1) and the Secondary Co-ordinated Scheme for Admissions 2012 – 2012.

 

Consultation on the Co-ordinated Scheme had taken place with all Wirral Schools, other relevant Admission Authorities and all statutory consultees. The consultation period had taken place between 17 October and 28 November 2018 which complied with requirements set out in the School Admissions Code 2014.

 

The Cabinet noted that the date by which the School Admission Arrangements must be determined was 28 February 2019, that they must then be published on the Council’s website by 15 March 2019 and that the deadline for objections against the Admission Arrangements to the School Adjudicator was 15 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the proposed Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools and the Wirral Co-ordinated Schemes for 2020-2021 be agreed.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sally Gibbs


07/03/2019 - Environmental Enforcement Contract - Request to Terminate Contract ref: 4504    Recommendations Approved

As detailed in the attached document.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment

Decision published: 07/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That

 

a)  the Director of Governance and Assurance, in consultation with the Interim Director Highways and Streetscene, be authorised to agree a termination of the Council’s Contract with Kingdom Services Group Limited for the delivery of environmental enforcement; and

 

b)  a further report be brought to the Cabinet and/or the Cabinet Member concerning an interim position with regard to environmental enforcement and education; and

 

c)  following extensive consultation with the public, Members and Overview and Scrutiny a further report be brought to the Cabinet to recommend a policy of environmental enforcement and education; and

 

d)  following consideration of the PSPO proposals by Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15th January 2019, the Committee be asked to do a further piece of work to consider the way forward in this regard.

Lead officer: Mike Cockburn


07/03/2019 - Wirral Ways to Work Programme - ESF Funding ref: 4505    Recommendations Approved

The Ways to Work Programme is helping to address worklessness in Wirral, an area which has had persistent levels far exceeding regional and national averages for many years. Ways to Work provides services that support adults and young people into employment and training, and therefore successfully supports multiple pledges of the Wirral Plan. Continuation of the Ways to Work programme via additional ESF investment will ensure existing Council funds are maximised more than twofold, and ongoing positive outcomes can be achieved in future years.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Jobs & Growth

Decision published: 07/03/2019

Effective from: 07/03/2019

Decision:

Resolved: That

 

1.  the Director with Portfolio in consultation with the Director of Finance and Investment be authorised to identify and commit eligible match funds required for Wirral’s Ways to Work Programme in support of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority application to DWP for ESF funding; 

 

2.  the submission of an application to DWP via the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for ESF funding to continue the Wirral Ways to Work Programme be approved;

 

3.  the Director with Portfolio in consultation with the Director of Governance and Assurance be authorised to approve changes to the programme and sign any future contractual agreements with the Combined Authority on behalf of the Council;

 

4.  On receipt of a funding agreement from the Combined Authority, the Director of Finance and Investment be authorised to accept the funds on behalf of the Council; and additional approval to respond to any future financial allocations or re-profiling across the wider LCR Ways to Work Programme as appropriate;

 

5.  the future delivery model for a successful funding award as set out in this report be approved;

 

6.  the Director with Portfolio in consultation with the Director of Governance and Assurance be authorised to progress and sign any new commissioned contracts or variations and/or extensions of existing contracts commissioned for this programme.

Lead officer: Bev Staniford


06/03/2019 - United Utilities Flood Relief Scheme at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College and the River Birket - Land Transactions ref: 4503    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Assistant Chief Executive seeks authority to transfer land at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Moreton to United Utilities, following works carried out under the statutory provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing & Planning (and Deputy Leader of the Council)

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Corporate Director of Delivery Services & Assistant Chief Executive be authorised to complete the transfer of land at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College to United Utilities in the sum of £62,200 plus the Council’s legal and surveyor’s fees.

 

(2)  That it be noted that the Council will receive compensation totalling £18,300 for the Freehold Depreciation of other land affected by the scheme of works carried out by United Utilities at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College and the River Birket.

Wards affected: Leasowe and Moreton East;