Decisions

This page contains a comprehensive record of all Leader's Urgent Decisions, Cabinet Decisions, and Officer Decisions. It also shows Cabinet Members' Decisions from December 2016 onwards. To search for earlier Cabinet Members' Decisions click on Search Committee Documents then filter by committee, choosing the 'Cabinet Members' Decisions' option.

Decisions published

10/01/2021 - Procurement Strategy: Renewal of Electrical Rising and Lateral Mains to Multiple Blocks ref: 4235    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the Procurement Strategy for the appointment of a contractor to renew obsolescent electrical lateral mains to multiple housing blocks.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

 

1.    Appendix 2 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

  1. To approve the Procurement Strategy as detailed in Appendix 1.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Buckley, John Newton


08/01/2021 - To appoint Lift & Engineering Services for lift repair and replacement at 4 locations ref: 4236    Recommendations Approved

To award a contract using the Fusion 21 Framework contractor.

Reason for urgency:
To allow the Lyric Theatre to open up earlier.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

 

To award a contract to Lift & Engineering Services Limited as a direct award from the Fusion21 Framework for an estimated £534,155 to refurbish and replace lift installation works at

a)    Lyric Theatre,

b)    Hammersmith North Housing Office

c)    West London Coroner’s Court and

d)    120 Dalling Road (Haven Children’s Centre)

 

Wards affected: Fulham Reach; Hammersmith Broadway;

Lead officer: Nilesh Pankhania


05/01/2021 - Approval of Novation of a contract from Arqiva Limited to On Tower UK Limited ref: 4233    Recommendations Approved

Following On Tower UK Limited acquisition of Arqiva Limited the council has been requested to approve the entering into a novation of the contract from Arqiva Limited to On Tower UK Limited

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for the Environment

Decision published: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 11/01/2021

Decision:

The Strategic Director for the Environment approves the entering into a novation of the contract from Arqiva Limited to On Tower UK Limited following On Tower UK Limited acquisition of Arqiva Limited. The total value of the contract is estimated at £1,065,307, over its 10-year life.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Pearlman


05/01/2021 - Approval of the Procurement Strategy for lift repair and replacement at 4 locations ref: 4234    Recommendations Approved

Lift Programme procurement strategy of repairs and replacement at locations (Lyric Theatre, West London Coroner's Court, 120 Dalling Road (Haven Centre), Hammersmith North Housing Office).

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision published: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 11/01/2021

Decision:

That the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, approves the Procurement Strategy, attached at Appendix 1, to use the Fusion 21 Framework Agreement to appoint a contractor for the lift repair and replacement programme at the four aforementioned locations.

 

Wards affected: Hammersmith Broadway;

Lead officer: Nilesh Pankhania


04/01/2021 - Disposal of Land - Watermeadow Court, Watermeadow Lane, London, SW6 2RW ref: 4230    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.     Appendices 2, 3, 4 & 5 are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 and/o information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings as set out in paragraph 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

2.     To approve the disposal of the Land, shown marked in red on the plan attached at Appendix 1, to Mount Anvil New Holdings Ltd or another company controlled by Mount Anvil and Peabody under a land sale agreement on a 255-year lease at the consideration set out in exempt appendix 2.

 

3.     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Economy in consultation with the Head of Law to agree the contracts of sale with Mount Anvil New Holdings Ltd or another company controlled by Mount Anvil and Peabody based on the terms set out in the report and exempt appendix 3 and approve any other necessary documents to complete the sale.

 


04/01/2021 - Update to collaboration agreement for Children's Social Care ref: 4227    Recommendations Approved

Report to agree proposals to disaggregate from the Children's Services shared placements service by way of a variation to the Section 113 Agreement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.         To vary the Collaborative Delivery Agreement dated 5 April 2018 between the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council from 1 April 2021, unless agreed otherwise, to enable H&F to terminate its involvement with the collaborative delivery of:

 

·           the Children’s Placements Service; and

·           the Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership;

·           and to reduce H&F’s financial contribution of £150k per annum towards the Action for Change Programme by approximately 50%; 

 

2.         To delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to approve any future variations, extensions or disaggregation or termination (in full or in part) by H&F of the Collaborative Delivery Agreement.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Will Parsons


04/01/2021 - Contract award for major refurbishment works to Maystar estate W14 ref: 4229    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval to award a contract for the major refurbishment of various housing properties comprising the Maystar estate W14. The project is one which the Council has committed to deliver as part of the Asset Management Compliance Strategy and Capital Programme approved at 1st July Cabinet 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.    Appendices 1, 2 and 3 are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

2.    That Cabinet approves, subject to completion of consultation with affected leaseholders under Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the appointment of Axis Europe PLC via the South East Consortium Internal and External Works Framework (“SEC”) Lot 1b: Major Refurbishment over £1m, to undertake major refurbishment works to the Maystar estate W14 for a sum of £5,179,155.65. The project is expected to be awarded on 18th January 2021 with a site completion date of 17th January 2022.

 

3.    That Cabinet approves a contingency sum detailed in exempt Appendix 3 to deal with any unforeseen works that may arise during the delivery of the project.

 

4.    That Cabinet approves a budget of £20,000 for miscellaneous costs that may arise outside of the contract, generally internal recharges to other council services such as planning or building control fees, parking suspensions, arboricultural advice.

 

Wards affected: North End;

Lead officer: Richard Buckley, Vince Conway


04/01/2021 - Council Tax Support Scheme 21/22 ref: 4221    Recommendations Approved

This report is to agree the Council Tax Support Scheme for 21/22.


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

It is recommended that Cabinet agrees the following recommendations to be approved by full Council:

 

1.    That the Council Tax Support Scheme in operation in 2020/2021 shall continue in 2021/2022.

 

2.    That the Council shall apply the annual uprating of allowances, applicable amounts and income set out in the DWP Housing Benefit circular to the Council Tax Support scheme for 2021/2022.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsty Brooksmith


04/01/2021 - Council Tax Base and Collection Rate 2021-22 and Delegation of the Business Rate Estimate ref: 4222    Recommendations Approved

This report is a Statutory requirement and contains an estimate of the Council Tax Collection rate and calculates the Council Tax Base for 2021/22

The Council Tax base will be used in the calculation of the Band D Council Tax undertaken in the Revenue Budget Report for 2021/22.

The report also seeks to delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance to determine the business rates tax base for 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the following recommendations to Full Council for the financial year 2021/22: 

 

1.    That the estimated numbers of properties for each Valuation Band as set out in this report be approved. 

 

2.    That an estimated collection rate of 97.0% be approved. 
 

3.    That the Council Tax Base of 80,930 Band “D” equivalent properties be approved.

 

4.    To delegate authority to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, to determine the business rates tax base for 2021/22.

 

5.    To note the provisional in-year 2020/21 council tax collection fund deficit of £6m and that the estimate will continue to be reviewed. The overall deficit, taking account of prior years, is estimated at £5.550m.

 

6.    To confirm, subject to confirmation of an estimated financial benefit, that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham wishes to continue in a pan-London business rates pool in 2021/22.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jamie Mullins


04/01/2021 - Procurement Strategy for Travel Care Taxi Services ref: 4226    Recommendations Approved

Procurement strategy for the provision of taxi services for home to school and social care transport.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the procurement strategy, attached as Appendix A, to run an open procedure to establish a framework for the provision of travel care taxi services for a period of 4 years from May 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joe Gunning


04/01/2021 - Procurement Strategy for School Meals ref: 4228    Recommendations Approved

Procurement strategy for School Meals in H&F.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.    Appendix A and Appendix B are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

2.    To approve the procurement strategy at Appendix A of this report to run a mini competition under ESPO Catering Services framework 704_18 Lot 1 (Education). The estimated contract value is as detailed in Appendix A.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joe Gunning


04/01/2021 - Capital Programme Monitor & Budget Variations, 2020/21 (Second Quarter) ref: 4223    Recommendations Approved

This report provides a financial update on the council’s capital programme at the end of the second quarter and requests approval for any budget variations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.    To approve the proposed budget variations to the capital programme totalling £9.1m (summarised in Table 1 and detailed in Appendix 2).

 

2.    To note the potential risks regarding the Housing Capital Programme, as summarised in paragraphs 26, 27 and 28.

 

3.    To approve budget amendments of £1,016,000, funded from borrowing, to complete transport and parks schemes for which expected TfL grants and section 106 contributions are no longer available (see Appendix 2 for detail).

 

4.    To approve funding from borrowing of £455,000 for previously approved transport schemes for which S106 and TfL funding contributions are no longer available.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lord


04/01/2021 - Hartopp Point & Lannoy Point Site - New Council Homes ref: 4231    Recommendations Approved

Report will request authority to fund the development for consultancy services up to the end of RIBA stage 3.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.    Appendix 1 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

2.    To consider, this Stage 1 (Feasibility) Development Appraisal Report and approve progression to Stage 2 (Planning) and Stage 3 (Procurement), for Hartopp Point and Lannoy Point site, Dawes Road, Fulham SW6.

 

3.    To approve a project development budget of £3,715,262 for progression and delivery up to and including LBHF’s development stage 2 (i.e.: Planning or RIBA Stages 2 & 3) & stage 3 (i.e.: Procurement or RIBA Stage 4) to be funded from:

 

                                          i.    a previously approved budget of £250,000 for early feasibility work

                                        ii.    underspends of £198,062 and £500,000 from the previously approved CPO and acquisition budgets respectively for Hartopp Point and Lannoy Point

                                       iii.    a new budget of £2,767,200 from HRA borrowing.

 

4.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy to extend appointments of the consultant teams beyond RIBA stage 1, in line with recommendation 1.2.

 

Wards affected: Munster;

Lead officer: Niral Patel


04/01/2021 - Defend Council Homes Policy ref: 4225    Recommendations Approved

Policy to provide extra protection for residents of council homes, involving them from the start of any redevelopment proposals and ensuring the council is working to best practice.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet:

 

1)    Carefully considers all responses to the section 105 consultation on the Defend Council Homes Policy and notes the significant level of support for the Policy from residents living in Council homes. 

 

2)    Agrees that the Defend Council Homes Policy, attached as Appendix 1, be formally adopted as a policy of the Council and that all necessary steps, including but not limited to entering into any necessary documents , be taken to implement the policy.

 

3)    Authorises the Head of Law to register a restriction on title with HM Land Registry of all freehold  titles within the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) as follows:  “No disposition of the registered estate by the proprietor of the registered estate is to be registered without a certificate signed by Hammersmith and Fulham Council [or their conveyancer] that the provisions of the Defend Council Homes Policy (in the terms in effect as at the date of certificate) have been complied with or that they do not apply to the disposition”.

 

4)    Approves that the one-off costs of implementation of up to £140,000 are funded from:

a.    the current balance of £46,700 held in the earmarked reserve for “Protecting the future of Council homes”;

b.    existing revenue budgets of £93,300 within the Place division of the Housing Revenue Account.

 

5)    Agrees the timetable for implementation set out in the next steps and timeline section.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Fiona Darby, Daniel Miller


04/01/2021 - Rough Sleeping Services Procurement Strategy ref: 4217    Recommendations Approved

Several rough sleeping services are expiring in 2021 and a procurement strategy is required setting out the vision for the new services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2021

Decision:

1.     Appendix 2 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

2.     That the Business Case & Procurement Strategy for the procurement of three new Rough Sleeping Services contracts as set out in Appendix 1 attached is approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Copeland