Decisions

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Decisions published

28/05/2020 - CCTV Monitoring Hours ref: 122    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 28/04/2021

Effective from: 28/05/2020

Decision:

See attached

Lead officer: Paul Charlson


27/04/2020 - Procurement of Essential Supplies for the Vulnerable ref: 121    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 27/04/2020

Decision:

That the procurement of essential supplies for the Vulnerable during the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak be approved.

Lead officer: Peter Richards


28/05/2020 - Small Business Grant Support Scheme ref: 120    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 28/05/2020

Decision:

That the West Lancashire Borough Council – Small Business Grant Support Scheme (as detailed at the Appendix) be approved and the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources be given authority to administer applications and payments under the Scheme.

Lead officer: Matt Jones


26/06/2020 - Use of Capital Funding to Demolish Pagoda and Planters at Wheatsheaf Walk ref: 119    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 26/06/2020

Decision:

That part of the works to improve the public realm at Wheatsheaf Walk in Ormskirk, namely the removal of the pagoda and planters, is brought forward to aid business recovery following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Lead officer: Peter Richards


03/07/2020 - Leisure Contract – Emergency Measures in relation to COVID 19 ref: 118    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

A. That the 12 week Letter of Intent entered into with West Lancashire Community Leisure Trust (WLCLT) and Serco in relation to the Leisure Contract during the period of COVID19 closure be extended until 31 July 2020.

B. That the arrangements include open book financial transparency resulting in a "No Net Gain, No Net Loss" position for the operators and will facilitate a position through which partners can agree updated Contract Deeds of Variation which will be in place from 1 August 2020.

Lead officer: James Crowley


15/09/2020 - Amendments to Conditions for Temporary Pavement Cafe Licences in West Lancashire ref: 117    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

i) That the standard conditions applied to Temporary Pavement Café Licences be amended as per the document at Appendix A, to amend condition 12 related to hours of operation of pavement cafés and condition 30.

Lead officer: Peter Richards


27/11/2020 - Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme ref: 116    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2020

Decision:

That the West Lancashire Borough Council – Additional Restrictions Grant Policy (as detailed at the Appendix) be approved and the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources be given authority to administer applications and payments under the Scheme.

Lead officer: Matt Jones


17/12/2020 - Additional Temporary Posts associated with the Council's Covid Response ref: 115    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2020

Decision:

That the list of temporary posts below be created for a period of three, six and nine months from the date of appointment to post.

Lead officer: Sharon Lewis


11/01/2021 - Additional Temporary Post associated with the Council's Covid Response ref: 114    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 11/01/2021

Decision:

That the post contained in this record of decision is approved utilising the stated funding options.


Lead officer: Matt Jones


15/07/2020 - Supporting teh Council's Commercial Tenants ref: 113    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

That the Director of Transformation & Resources be authorised pursuant to delegation 4.3 H3 to take all necessary steps to meet the requirements of the Government's Code of Practice for Commercial Properties

Lead officer: Rachel Kneale


24/07/2020 - Temporary Pavement Café Licences in West Lancashire ref: 112    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2020

Decision:

i) To authorise the Corporate Director of Place and Community to deal with all matters under the Business and Planning Act 2020 and any subsequent legislation, regulations or guidance regarding Temporary Pavement Licences, including to develop and implement a system for the administration, grant and enforcement of temporary pavement café licences, set conditions for licences, draft and review policies, enforce requirements and revoke licences, and to delegate those functions to officers as they see fit.

ii) To confirm that this Council will not charge a fee for considering applications for Temporary Pavement Licences.

iii) To confirm that, while social distancing restrictions remain in place, enforcement action will not be taken against outdoor seating areas associated with hospitality businesses on non-highway land in West Lancashire, so long as they do not restrict safe pedestrian or vehicular access on an adopted highway, public right of way or any other established public footpath/cyclepath, or cause significant harm to the amenity of neighbouring uses.

iv) To authorise the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources to agree, on a case by case basis, the operation of pavement cafés on Council owned land with terms broadly similar to those for the temporary pavement café licences on highway land, and to delegate those functions to officers as they see fit.

Lead officer: Peter Richards


12/08/2020 - Democratic Services Restructure ref: 111    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 12/08/2020

Decision:

2.1 That with effect from 24 August 2020 the full time Member Services Officer post be removed from the establishment and a new post created as 'Senior Member Services Officer' Scale SO2, as set out in the attached job description and person specification.

2.2 That the revised structure attached at Appendix 2 be agreed, with effect from 24 August 2020.

2.3 That applications for the post be ring-fenced to the 3 post holders currently designated as 'Member Services Officer'.

2.4 That the post be financed as set out in paragraph 4 of the report, on the basis of existing terms and conditions.

Lead officer: Jacky Denning


23/10/2020 - Local Restrictions BusinessSupport Grant Scheme ref: 110    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 23/10/2020

Decision:

That authority to administer applications and payments under the Government's Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme (Mandatory Awards) be given to the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources

Lead officer: Matt Jones


16/03/2021 - Temporary Planning Assistant Solicitor post (to 1.03.22) (PO2) (18 hours per week) ref: 109    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

That pursuant to the decision of Council on 24 February 2020 the post of temporary assistant solicitor PO2 (18 hours per week, temporary) remain on the establishment and be extended until 1 March 2022

Lead officer: Matt Jones


01/04/2020 - Coronavirus - Business Closures: appointment of officers to enforce the requirements of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 ref: 108    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

That Constitution 4.2B: Scheme of Delegation to Corporate Director of Place & Community be amended to include:

"To appoint Environmental Health and Licensing regulatory staff to enforce the requirements of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020."

Lead officer: Paul Charlson


18/05/2020 - COVID-19 - to appoint and authorise officers under the Coronavirus Act 2020 – Contact Tracing Regime ref: 107    Recommendations Approved

See attached Record of Decision

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 18/05/2020

Decision:

That Constitution 4.2B: Scheme of Delegation to Corporate Director of Place & Community be amended to include:
"To appoint and authorise staff to carry out the relevant provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and any supporting regulations to facilitate the Council's involvement in the contact tracing regime.

Lead officer: Paul Charlson


06/05/2020 - Grant support for Birchwood Centre "Self Isolation doesn’t have to mean Social Isolation" project ref: 106    Recommendations Approved

See attached record of decision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 06/05/2020

Decision:

That a grant of £10,000 be given to Birchwood to support the project

Lead officer: Tracy Berry


07/02/2020 - Change of service name from 'Refuse & Recycling' to 'Waste Management' ref: 105    Recommendations Approved

Waste Management' more accurately reflects the direction of the service moving forward and encompasses the full remit of the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle principal.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

That the service formerly known as Refuse & Recycling' now be termed 'Waste Management'

Lead officer: Michelle Williams


06/04/2020 - Temporary changes to Contracts Procedure Rules ref: 104    Recommendations Approved

See attached record of decision

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 27/04/2021

Effective from: 06/04/2020

Decision:

A. That the Contract Procedure Rules be temporarily changed to enable a faster and more responsive route to procurement during the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

B. That the temporary changes be applied for two months, ceasing Friday 5 June 2020 when the situation will be reviewed.

Lead officer: Mike Kostrzewski


23/04/2021 - Contain Outbreak Management Funding (COMF) to support the activities of Dial a Ride in West Lancashire ref: 102    Recommendations Approved

See attached decision notice

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 26/04/2021

Effective from: 23/04/2021

Decision:

West Lancashire Dial a Ride to receive £25,000 of COMF funding grant to support clinically extremely vulnerable residents CEV's) to attend health & wellbeing related appointments

Lead officer: Chris Twomey