Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: MS Teams Live Event

Contact: Kate Critchel  01305 252234 - Email: kate.critchel@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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No. Item

Welcome and Statement from the Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council welcomed everyone to the meeting and advised that at the Annual Meeting of Council on 4 May 2021 it was agreed that all council meetings, that were not of an executive nature, would continue to be held virtually from 7 May 2021. As social distancing requirements were not lifted on 21 June 2021, Cabinet would also continue to meet virtually.

 

Members were advised that where a Cabinet decision was required, the appropriate Portfolio Holder would be the responsible individual to make the decision, whilst considering the views expressed by the wider Cabinet membership.

 

 

19.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registerable or personal interest as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

 

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest to report.

20.

Public Participation pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public. Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.

 

Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words.  All submissions must be sent electronically to kate.critchel@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk by the deadline set out below.  When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details.  Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.

 

Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting.  All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 

 

 

 

Minutes:

There were four questions/statements from the public.  These questions were read out by Matt Prosser (Chief Executive) and Jonathan Mair (Corporate Director, Legal and Democratic Services) and responded to by the appropriate Portfolio Holder. A copy of the full questions and the detailed responses are set out in Appendix 1 these minutes.

21.

Questions from Councillors

To receive questions submitted by councillors. The deadline for receipt of questions is 8.30am on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Minutes:

There were no questions from Councillors to report.

22.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider the Cabinet Forward Plan.

Minutes:

The draft Cabinet Forward Plan for July 2021 was received and noted.

 

23.

Covid - 19 Response pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council.

 

Appendix 1 (not for publication by virtue of paragraph 3 of schedule 12A, Part 1 of the local Government At 1972, as amended).

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)           That the continued Covid-19 emergency response be noted in relation      to the organisational and incident recovery.

 

(b)           That the recovery plan be progressed as directed by the Local             Resilience Forum, with input from the council’s Overview Committees

 

(c)           That the Dorset Council Plan be reviewed and refreshed in light of the learning from Covid-19 and the revised aims of the council.

 

 

Reason for the decision

 

To ensure that Cabinet is able to lead and remain assured of the way that the response and recovery from Covid-19 is progressing and is able to respond effectively to the changing needs of Dorset residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minutes:

The Chairman presented a report which updated members on the council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  He highlighted aspects of the report in terms of costs, demand, PPE and the continuing Covid-19 response being provided to the community during the pandemic to date.  This current position was received and noted.

 

Decision

 

(a)           That the continued Covid-19 emergency response be noted in relation      to the organisational and incident recovery.

 

(b)           That the recovery plan be progressed as directed by the Local             Resilience Forum, with input from the council’s Overview Committees

 

(c)           That the Dorset Council Plan be reviewed and refreshed in light of the learning from Covid-19 and the revised aims of the council.

 

 

Reason for the decision

 

To ensure that Cabinet is able to lead and remain assured of the way that the response and recovery from Covid-19 is progressing and is able to respond effectively to the changing needs of Dorset residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

24.

Finance report - Outturn 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial & Capital Strategy.

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Finance report - Outturn 2020/21 - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Although this report does not seek formal approval from Cabinet for the reported outturn, the performance for the previous year is an important part of the financial management process as it marks the start of the medium-term financial planning (MTFP) and budget strategy process for 2022/23. In addition to reporting outturn, with the financial performance for the year materially complete, it is important for Cabinet to review the risks the organisation now faces and the areas where it wishes to make strategic investments and to repurpose and prioritise its reserves to facilitate these aims.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial & Capital Strategy presented a report on the outturn position for 2020/21.

 

The Portfolio Holder also set out his executive decision based on the report’s recommendations. Cabinet give their “minded to” view and confirmed that their support for his decision.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial & Capital Strategy

 

(a)      That the draft, unaudited outturn position for 2020/21, be noted.

 

(b)      That the reserves strategy statement and repurposing of reserves set out in this paper be approved.

 

Executive Decision - Finance report - Outturn 2020/21 - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Although this report does not seek formal approval from Cabinet for the reported outturn, the performance for the previous year is an important part of the financial management process as it marks the start of the medium-term financial planning (MTFP) and budget strategy process for 2022/23. In addition to reporting outturn, with the financial performance for the year materially complete, it is important for Cabinet to review the risks the organisation now faces and the areas where it wishes to make strategic investments and to repurpose and prioritise its reserves to facilitate these aims.

25.

Dorset Council Plan: Quarter 4 Performance Update pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider a report from the Portfolio Holder for Cllr P Wharf, Corporate Development and Change.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the progress against the Council Plan priorities as shown in appendix 1, be received and noted.

 

Reason

 

To ensure progress towards the Council Plan is measured and monitored.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change set out the quarter 4 performance update on the Dorset Council Plan covering the period January-March 2021.  It also highlighted where performance has improved, where it had stayed the same, where it had declined, and why. Councillors would have an opportunity to look at the report in more detail at the appropriate Scrutiny, Overview and Audit and Governance Committees.

 

Decision

 

That the progress against the Council Plan priorities as shown in appendix 1, be received and noted.

 

Reason

 

To ensure progress towards the Council Plan is measured and monitored.

26.

Dorset Care, Support, Housing and Community Safety Framework pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health.

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Dorset Care, Support, Housing and Community Safety Framework - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

A new Framework is required as the current Dorset Care Framework for Older People expires on 30 November 2022 and the Dorset Care Framework for Learning Disabilities needs a refresh to include Mental Health provision. By putting in place one Framework for all service user groups there is greater clarity for the market. The aim is to have the Framework in place by the autumn of 2021.

The Framework will be established by utilising the flexibilities of what is the Light Touch Regime under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 which allows Public Sector Bodies, in terms of health and social care, to adapt / innovate procurement and contracting models to best meet the service requirements.

The Framework will be in place for up to 10 years and will enable providers to join at any time (as long as specific criteria is met) instead of fixed opening periods (as is the case with the existing Frameworks).

The proposed new Framework tool is key to delivery of flexible contracting with all sectors of the provider market, including micro enterprises.

Feedback from existing providers is that our current Framework is difficult to enter primarily because it only facilitates new agencies joining at set times. The proposed new Framework will address this issue as it will be open.

The proposed new Framework is a timely as it will offer several opportunities to innovate the care and support market to better meet key legislative, Corporate and Directorate priorities

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report on the Dorset Care, Support, Housing and Community Safety Framework.  The Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health advised that the Council sought to provide high quality, personalised care and support services (taking a strengths-based approach) which focused on meeting the outcomes of those individuals using the services. Whilst ensuring they were also delivered and financed in a sustainable way.

 

To achieve this Dorset Council was seeking approval for a new Framework; this would act as a vehicle to procure a range of care and support, housing and community safety services.

 

Prior to the Portfolio Holder making her executive decision, Cabinet colleagues indicated that they were “minded to” support the proposed recommendation. The Portfolio Holder set out her executive decision in accordance with the recommendations set out in the report.

 

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health

 

(a)           That the procurement process to establish the Framework as described in the report, be agreed.

 

(b)           That the next step of agreeing Service Lots within the Framework and any subsequent contract award following further competition procurement exercises / ‘call-down’ via the Framework shall be delegated to the Executive Director of People – Adults and Housing after consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Executive Decision Notice - Dorset Care, Support, Housing and Community Safety Framework - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

A new Framework is required as the current Dorset Care Framework for Older People expires on 30 November 2022 and the Dorset Care Framework for Learning Disabilities needs a refresh to include Mental Health provision. By putting in place one Framework for all service user groups there is greater clarity for the market. The aim is to have the Framework in place by the autumn of 2021.

The Framework will be established by utilising the flexibilities of what is the Light Touch Regime under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 which allows Public Sector Bodies, in terms of health and social care, to adapt / innovate procurement and contracting models to best meet the service requirements.

The Framework will be in place for up to 10 years and will enable providers to join at any time (as long as specific criteria is met) instead of fixed opening periods (as is the case with the existing Frameworks).

The proposed new Framework tool is key to delivery of flexible contracting with all sectors of the provider market, including micro enterprises.

Feedback from existing providers is that our current Framework is difficult to enter primarily because it only facilitates new agencies joining at set times. The proposed new Framework will  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Arne, Blandford+, Chickerell, Milton Abbas, Portland, Puddletown and Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider a report from the Portfolio Holder for Planning.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Arne, Blandford +, Chickerell, Milton Abbas,Portland, Puddletown and Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plans - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

To formally make the neighbourhood plan part of the statutory development plan for the areas that they cover. Furthermore, to correct errors relating to the maps in the Blandford + and Chickerell Neighbourhood Plan. In addition, to recognise the significant amount of work undertaken by the Town and Parish Councils involved and members of each of the Neighbourhood Plan Groups in preparing the plans and to congratulate the Councils and Groups on their success.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Planning set out the report seeking to formally make the following neighbourhood plans of Arne, Blandford+, Chickerell, Milton Abbas, Portland, Puddletown and Shaftesbury. Each neighbourhood plan was subject to independent examination and a referendum on 6 May 2021. All areas voted in favour of the plans being made.  The Portfolio Holder took the opportunity to congratulate those involved in preparing the plans and the members of each of the Neighbourhood Plan Groups in producing successful neighbourhood plans.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Planning presented his executive decision based on the recommendations of the report.  Cabinet confirmed that they supported his decision.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Planning

 

(a)           That the Council makes the Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2034 (as set out in Appendix A of the report to Cabinet on 22 June 2021) part of the statutory development plan for the Arne Neighbourhood Area.

 

(b)           That the Council makes the Blandford+ Neighbourhood Plan 2011 – 2033 (as set out in Appendix B of the report) part of the statutory development plan for the Blandford + Neighbourhood Area.

 

(c)           That the Council agrees to make a small number of minor modifications to the made Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2033 in order to correct errors relating to the Green Infrastructure Policies Map and the Local Green Space Inset Maps in connection with Badbury Heights Open Spaces and The Trailway. The updated maps are set out in Appendix C of the report.

 

(d)           That the Council makes the Chickerell Town Neighbourhood Plan 2019 – 2036 (as set out in appendix D of the report) part of the statutory development plan for the Chickerell Neighbourhood Area.

 

(e)           That the Council agrees to make a minor modification to the made Chickerell Town Neighbourhood Plan 2019 – 2036 in order to correct an error relating to the labels on May 3 (page 10 of the plan). The updated map is set out in Appendix E of the report)

 

(f)             That the Council makes the Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Development Plan 2019 – 2031 (as set out in Appendix F of the report) part of the statutory development plan for the Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Area.

 

(g)           That the Council makes the Portland Neighbourhood Plan 2017 – 2031 (as set out in Appendix G of the report) part of the statutory development plan for the Portland Neighbourhood Area.

 

(h)           That the Council makes the Puddletown Neighbourhood Plan 2019 – 2031 ( as set out in appendix H of the report) part of the statutory development plan for the Puddletown Neighbourhood Area.

 

(i)             That the Council makes the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan 2019 – 2031 (as set out in Appendix I) part of the statutory development plan for the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Area.

 

(j)             That the Council offers its congratulations to the Town and Parish Councils involved and members of each of the Neighbourhood Plan Groups in producing successful neighbourhood plans. 

 

 

Executive Decision Notice - Arne, Blandford +, Chickerell, Milton Abbas,Portland, Puddletown and Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plans  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Low Carbon Dorset Grant Payments over £5000,000 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider a report from the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment.

Decision:

This report was deferred.

Minutes:

This report was deferred to the next meeting of Cabinet in July.

29.

Weymouth Harbour and Esplanade Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Outline Case pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider a report from the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Weymouth Harbour & Esplanade Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Outline Case - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Weymouth Town Centre and parts of the surrounding area are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. With a projected acceleration in sea level rise and more intense weather events because of climate change, the problems facing Weymouth will increase significantly.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Assets and Property presented a report that sought agreement to the Weymouth Harbour and Esplanade Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Outline Case for submission to the Environment Agency’s Large Project Review Group. It also sought authorisation to develop the Outline Business Case towards deliverable schemes for inclusion in Dorset Council’s future capital programme.

 

In response to a question, the Portfolio Holder confirmed that the impact of sea level rise was an issue that needed to be monitored in all the Council’s coastal areas; this was an ongoing programme of work.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Assets and Property presented his executive decision as set out within the recommendations of the report. Cabinet agreed that they were “minded to” support his decision.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Assets and Property

 

(a)  That the Weymouth Harbour and Esplanade Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Outline Case (Appendix 1), be agreed, for submission to the Environment Agency’s Large Project Review Group.

 

(b)  That officers develop the Outline Business Case towards deliverable schemes for inclusion in Dorset Council’s future capital programme.

 

(c)  That the use of existing capital budget to deliver Outline Business Case be approved.

 

Executive Decision Notice - Weymouth Harbour & Esplanade Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Outline Case - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Weymouth Town Centre and parts of the surrounding area are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. With a projected acceleration in sea level rise and more intense weather events because of climate change, the problems facing Weymouth will increase significantly.

30.

Recommendations from Committees

To consider the following recommendations for the Executive Director of Place following the informal meeting of Place and Resources Overview Committee on 1 June 2021:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the following recommendations set out in min no’s 31 & 32.

 

The Executive Director for Place advised that he had attended the informal meeting of Place and Resources Overview Committee on 1 June 2021, where the committee discussed the following two items and expressed a “minded to” view to adopt the policies. 

 

He confirmed that he had listened to the overview committee debate in respect of items “Management of Council Owned Tree Policy” and “Street Naming and Numbering Policy” and he recommended that the policies be adopted. 

31.

Management of Council Owned Tree Policy pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment to report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Management of Council Owned Trees - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Dorset Council owns and is responsible for approx. 250,000 trees which will be managed against this Policy. The Policy builds upon and combines existing tree policies from the predecessor district and county authorities, and has been written with input and advice from the Health and Safety Executive  reflecting the legal obligations of Dorset Council to manage its Tree stock e.g. Occupiers Liability Act 1984 and Highways Act 1980. 

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment set out the report and its recommendation to approve the policy for the Management of Council owned Tree’s. Cabinet were advised that the policy built upon and combined existing tree policies from the predecessor district and county authorities, and had been written with input and advice from the Health and Safety Executive reflecting the legal obligations of Dorset Council to manage its Tree stock.

 

In response to questions about consultation and replacement trees being planted on County Farms. The Portfolio Holder confirmed that town and parish councils were continually consulted. He also confirmed that he was working closely with County Farms in respect of tree replacement. However, it was important to plant the right tree in the right place.

 

Cabinet indicated their “minded to” view to support and the Portfolio Holder set out his executive decision to approve the policy.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel, and Environment

 

That the content of the Management of Council Owned Tree’s Policy be approved.

 

 

Executive Decision Notice - Management of Council Owned Trees - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

Dorset Council owns and is responsible for approx. 250,000 trees which will be managed against this Policy. The Policy builds upon and combines existing tree policies from the predecessor district and county authorities, and has been written with input and advice from the Health and Safety Executive  reflecting the legal obligations of Dorset Council to manage its Tree stock e.g. Occupiers Liability Act 1984 and Highways Act 1980. 

 

32.

Street Naming and Numbering Policy pdf icon PDF 47 KB

The Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment to report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Street Naming and Numbering Policy - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

The recommended options provides the opportunity for harmonisation, cost and administration efficiencies and reduced risk.

 

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change presented a report that was considered by the Place and Resources Overview Committee on 1 June 2021. The proposal to adopt a single Street Naming and Numbering Policy for Dorset Council would replace the current documents in place from predecessor councils. A harmonised approach was recommended to ensure a consistent approach across Dorset Council.  This would also help reduce the risk of any legal challenge.

 

The Portfolio Holder set out his executive decision to adopt the policy and Cabinet indicated that their “minded to” view was to support his decision.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change

 

That the Street Naming and numbering Policy be adopted.

 

Executive Decision Notice - Street Naming and Numbering Policy - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

The recommended options provides the opportunity for harmonisation, cost and administration efficiencies and reduced risk.

 

 

33.

Cabinet member update on policy development matter referred to an Overview Committee(s) for consideration

Cabinet Portfolio Holders to report.

Minutes:

There were no referrals to report.

34.

Portfolio Holder - Lead member(s) Update Summary

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder update summaries were attached to these minutes as Appendix 2.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health advised on: -

·       the work of the Joint Health Scrutiny Protocol

·       the Better Life Stakeholder Advisory Group – co-production agreement

·       Involvement in emergency surge testing briefings

·       Work was being carried out to improve integrated better care fund to make the self-referral process more effective.

·       Cabinet Lead member was investigating technology enabled care with more details to follow.

 

The Cabinet Lead member for Care reported on the Carers Workshop and the Carers Offer. He also reported on Day opportunities and advised the engagement work was ongoing.

35.

Climate & Ecological Emergency Executive Advisory Panel Update

To receive an update from the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment updated members on the progress of the Climate & Ecological Strategy & Action Plan that would be considered by Full Council on 15 July 2021. If adopted further work would then start to be progressed.

36.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

There were no urgent items considered at the meeting.

37.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 4 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

Minutes:

 It was proposed by Cllr P Wharf and seconded by Cllr G Carr-Jones

 

Decision

 

That the press and the public be excluded for the following 3 item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 4 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

38.

Learning Disability and Mental Health Non Framework Contracts

To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health

Decision:

Decision

 

Executive Decision Notice - Learning Disability and Mental Health Non Framework Contracts - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

To ensure a purchasing and contracting system to enable a range of specialist learning disability providers to offer care and support at agree rates.

 

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report set out be the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health and indicated their “minded to” view to support the recommendations following the discussion and debate.

 

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health

 

That Dorset Council go out to market to tender a commission for supported living, residential, respite and domiciliary provision for adults with learning disabilities, thereby giving notice on a key contract which is currently non-compliant

 

Executive Decision - Learning Disability and Mental Health Non Framework Contracts - Dorset Council

 

Reason for decision

 

At its Annual Meeting, Council decided to continue to meet virtually for all non-executive committees. The Leader of the Council also decided that Cabinet should continue to meet virtually until social distancing requirements had been removed. Therefore, the Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services has made this decision taking into account the views expressed by the wider cabinet membership.

 

To ensure a purchasing and contracting system to enable a range of specialist learning disability providers to offer care and support at agree rates.

 

 

39.

Exempt Appendix - Covid-19 Response

Exempt appendix associated with the report “Covid – 19 Response”

 

(not for publication by virtue of paragraph 3 of schedule 12A, Part 1 of the local Government At 1972, as amended).

 

Minutes:

The exempt appendix associated with the report “Covid-19 Response” was made available to Cabinet.  However, Cabinet did not need to move into exempt business to discuss the confidential appendix.

Appendix 1 Public Participation Q&A's pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Appendix 2 Portfolio Holder - Lead member(s) Update Summary pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents: