Leader's Urgent Decisions and Cabinet Member Decisions

This page contains a comprehensive record of all Leader's Urgent 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

17/12/2018 - Approval To Establish Prototype Ward Action Groups ref: 3954    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategy

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2018

Decision:

1.      That the establishment of three prototypes of Ward Action Groups in Ravenscourt Park, Avonmore & Brook Green and Sands End be approved.

 

2.      To approve the allocation of £45,000 (£15,000 for each Ward Action Group prototype) from the 2018/19 unallocated contingency budget.

 

3.      That the Director of Public Service Reform, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Strategy and relevant Ward Action Group Chairperson, use these Ward Action Group funds.

 

Lead officer: Ruth Redfern


14/08/2019 - Leader's Urgent Decision - Hammersmith & Fulham's response to the climate emergency ref: 3953    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks authorisation to pursue three lines of action to address climate change: establishing a climate change unit; developing a ‘zero carbon strategy’ for reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030; and launching an independent, resident-led commission on climate change.

 

Reasons for urgency:

Urgent decision is needed to expedite the council's intentions to address climate change and biodiversity loss, as expressed in the 'climate emergency' special motion tabled for Full Council on 17th July 2019. Urgency is required in recognition of the need for swift action entailed in the declaration of this emergency.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

1.    That the council adopt a target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030 and undertakes a full carbon audit to inform our activities and strategy.

 

2.     That the council establish a dedicated corporate Climate Change Unit tasked with developing and enacting policies to achieve this target including undertaking a full carbon audit.

 

3.     That the council launch an independent commission on climate change, drawing on local and expert knowledge to develop boroughwide action to reduce net carbon emissions.

 

4.     Following this that the council develop a ‘zero carbon strategy’ outlining its route to net zero emissions by 2030.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jim Cunningham


23/05/2019 - Appealing the Decision to Dismiss the Legal Challenge to the National Policy Statement on Heathrow Expansion ref: 3951    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision published: 07/08/2019

Effective from: 23/05/2019

Decision:

1.    That funding be agreed to meet the costs of an appeal.

 

2.    The estimated cost of these proceedings is as set out in the exempt appendix.

 

Lead officer: Peter Smith


12/03/2019 - Re-Thinking Business Continuity – A Proposal For A More Efficient And Dynamic Approach For Our Services ref: 3949    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

1.     That the Interim Director of Residents’ services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services approve a waiver under the Contract Standing Orders (`CSOs`) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirements under the CSO 10.2 (to advertise the Contract and seek public quotations) and to directly award a contract on the basis that it is in the Council’s overall interest. (`CSOs`). The nature of the market for the services to be provided has been investigated and is demonstrated to be such that a departure from the CSOs is justifiable.

 

2.     That the Contract for the delivery of the services be awarded to Clearview for the provision of Business Continuity Software at a cost of £42,000 for a term of 5 years commencing March 2019.

 

 

Lead officer: Ian Cairns


06/08/2019 - Enjoining in a Legal Challenge over Heathrow Expansion ref: 3950    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 06/08/2019

Decision:

1.     That funding of up to £35,000 be allocated from the Corporate Demands and Pressures Reserve Fund to meet a share of the costs of any legal challenge brought against the Government in respect of a decision on a third runway at Heathrow.

 

2.     That the Director of Residents’ Services, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services and Cabinet Member for Environment, be delegated authority to agree the method of payment of costs to ensure the Council’s cost exposure is limited to £35,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Smith


30/05/2019 - Additional Expenditure and Variation for Upgrade of Careline’s Community Alarm Service to a Digital Platform ref: 3948    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks the approval of additional expenditure over a five-year period of £87,785 that is now required to fund the upgrade and maintenance of the Council’s Careline System.

The upgrade is considered essential as the current Answerlink system does not provide the functionality to switch the system over to a mobile device (laptop with a soft phone), in the event of an evacuation of the Town Hall or whatever building the service is based at

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 30/05/2019

Decision:

This report seeks the approval of additional expenditure over a five-year period of £87,785 that is now required to fund the upgrade and maintenance of the Council’s Careline System.

 

The upgrade is considered essential as the current Answerlink system does not provide the functionality to switch the system over to a mobile device (laptop with a soft phone), in the event of an evacuation of the Town Hall or whatever building the service is based at.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Lothian


25/09/2018 - Direct Award – Mental Health Peer Support Service ref: 3947    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for a waiver of the Contract Standing Order 10.2 to seek three written quotations to directly award to West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT) a one-year contract from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. The contract will pilot a new mental health peer support service model. The total potential value of the proposal is £40,000. This will be funded from the Adult Social Care revenue budget for this service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2018

Decision:

1.         That the Accountable Director of Social Care and Public Services Reform in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care approves a waiver under Contract Standing Order 3.1 of the requirement to seek competitive bids under Contract Standing Order 10.2 and agree to a direct contract award as set out in section 2.2 below on the basis that this is in the Council’s overall interest, as this will ensure better value for money and outcomes for residents.

2.         The direct award of a one-year contract to West London Mental Health Trust to provide a mental health peer support service for up to 75 residents for the period of the direct award at a maximum total cost of £40,000 as set out in Table 1.  As this is a spot purchase arrangement the cost could be lower but will be capped at £40k per year.

Table 1 – Proposal Direct Award of Contract

Provider

Contract

Proposed direct award period

Current annual value

Proposed annual value

Total potential savings of 1- year direct award

West London Mental Health Trust

Mental Health Peer Support Service

1.10.2018- 30.09.2019

£100,000

£40,000

£60,000

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michele Roberts


01/08/2019 - Fire Wardens at Edward Woods Estate ref: 3946    Recommendations Approved

Fire wardens were engaged in July 2017 as part of an interim, precautionary, fire safety measure in the three tower blocks on the Edward Woods Estate (Poynter House, Norlands House and Stebbing House). The role of the fire wardens was primarily to monitor the top floor of the Towers, where as part of a historic major construction project, new flats had been built on to the existing structure. It was later found on inspection that these works compromised the fire safety measures built in as part of the original design intent for the main structure.

Works to rectify the fire safety weaknesses are now complete and it is proposed to remove the fire wardens. The Towers continue to be served by concierge staff trained in fire safety awareness on a 24/7 basis and receive weekly fire safety inspections by housing officers. A programme of fire safety enhancement works, including upgrading front entrance and lobby doors and improved smoke control ventilation, are scheduled to start in 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 01/08/2019

Decision:

Approve Option 2 (5.2 of the report) phased removal (over 3 months) of the fire wardens that currently operate 24/7 in Poynter House, Stebbing House and Norland House:

·         Phase 1: commencing 30 September 2019 for 3 months, fire wardens scaled back from 24/7 to 11pm till 8am, 7 days a week

·         Phase 2: complete removal of fire wardens

Wards affected: Wormholt and White City;

Lead officer: Richard Buckley