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Decisions published

24/02/2020 - Lambeth Country Show – Security & Crowd Management ref: 6541    For consultation

We are seeking to implement a two year fixed price contract agreement as part of the tender with an agreement for an extension for a further two years. The annual value of the contract is £190,000. As this report seeks to implement a two year fixed contract, the total value of the contract is £380,000. The agreement for an extension for a further two years brings the total maximum contract value to £760,000.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

1.         To award the Lambeth Country Show Security & Crowd Management Contract to Show and Events Security Ltd t/a the SES Group for a period of three years with an option to extend for a further one year at a maximum total contract value of £944,276. The contract commencement date will be Wednesday 1 April 2020.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Fanucci


14/02/2020 - Waiver to Appoint ERND to Carry-out Urgent Fire Risk Assessments Remedial Works ref: 6532    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To note the spend from November 2019 to 10 January 2020 of £480,070.58.

 

2.             To waive Clause 17.2 of the Lambeth Contract Standing Orders on the grounds of demonstrable best interest and emergency risk to health and life.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phil Scott


20/02/2020 - Award of contract to deliver next phase of Electric Vehicle Charging (lamp column) ref: 6538    For consultation

Approval to deliver Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to meet Council commitments to Air Quality and Transport polices

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Environment and Clean Air)

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 28/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the direct award of a contract to supply, install, operate and maintain lamp post charge points up to the value of £650,000 to Siemens for a period of three years with an option to extend for two years (3+2) for the total duration of the contract, including the optional extension periods. The anticipated contract start date is 19 February 2020. The financing of the contract depends on timely and successful completion of the work under the grant terms and conditions such that the grant funding is payable and funding bodies are happy to continue awarding necessary further grant to complete the work up to the contract value.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dan Thomas


20/02/2020 - Award for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (LSL) HIV care and Support services (Peer Support and Family Support) ref: 6539    For consultation

1. To waive clause 8.2 of the contract standing orders requiring competition on the grounds of urgency.

2. To approve a Direct Award to The METRO CENTRE extending the contracts for the provision of a Peer Support Network service and a Family Support service from 1 April 2020 to 31 July 2021 with a maximum total contract value of £470,364 (£298,364 for the Family support service and £172,000 for the Peer Support service).

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Adults & Health

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 20/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To waive clause 8.2 of the contract standing orders requiring competition on the grounds of urgency.

 

2.         To approve a Direct Award to The METRO CENTRE extending the contracts for the provision of a Peer Support Network service and a Family Support service from 1 April 2020 to 31 July 2021  with a maximum total contract value of £470,364 (£298,364 for the Family support service and £172,000 for the Peer Support service).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Beverley Johnson


20/02/2020 - Vulnerable Adults’ Pathway ref: 6537    For consultation

The decision to extend the current contracts will enable the Council to continue to provide supported housing to vulnerable rough sleepers and single homeless people in Lambeth.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 28/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To extend nine contracts for the provision of supported housing for single vulnerable adults for the period of 1 year from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 at a total value of £4,092,033 Please see breakdown of contract values below:

 

·           St Mungo’s, Chrysalis Project £434,537

·           St Mungo’s, Wix’s Lane £195,633

·           St Mungo’s, Lambeth Assessment Centre £638,218

·           Thames Reach, Graham House £780,762

·           Thames Reach, The Waterloo Project and Camberwell New Road £413,369

·           Thames Reach, Lambeth High Street £336,358

·           Thames Reach, Robertson Street £543,384

·           Look Ahead, North Patch £395,983

·           St Mungo’s, South Patch £353,789

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Casey


18/02/2020 - Facilities Management Procurement – Soft FM Services ref: 6534    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To procure a new Facilities Management contract for Soft FM Services using the Crown Commercial Services Framework RM3030. New contracts will commence 1 July 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 26/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To award the contract for FM Soft Services to Engie Services Limited for an estimated contract value of £17.5m for the duration 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025 with an option to extend for a further two years to 30 June 2027 for an estimated total contract value of £24.5m.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Patricia Anamoah


18/02/2020 - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone ‘H’ Extension, Croxted Road ref: 6536    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Highways, Capital Programmes and Sustainability

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

1)    That, after considering the representations detailed in Appendix B received during the statutory consultation in respect of the proposals, the council proceeds with the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders to:

a) extend the existing Tulse Hill (Zone H) Controlled Parking Zone along Croxted Road to its junction with Turney Road as illustrated in Appendix A to this report.

b)    amend the existing LB Lambeth Tulse Hill (Zone H) CPZ Traffic Management Order on Croxted Road to allow a Herne Hill (Zone HH) residents’ parking permit issued by LB Southwark to be valid on the Lambeth side of Croxted Road, subject to LB Southwark making a reciprocal arrangement for Zone H permits to be valid for use in Zone HH parking bays on Croxted Road.

 

Wards affected: Thurlow Park;

Lead officer: Caroline Stanyon


18/02/2020 - Streatham Investment and Growth Strategy ref: 6535    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 26/02/2020

Decision:

 

1.         That the Streatham Investment & Growth Strategy is agreed.  Subject to this agreement, Streatham Investment and Growth Strategy will be referred to as evidence in the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version. (Appendix 1)

 

Wards affected: St Leonards; Streatham Hill; Streatham South; Streatham Wells;

Lead officer: Laura Hutson


18/02/2020 - Facilities Management Procurement – Hard FM Services ref: 6533    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To procure a new Facilities Management contract for Hard FM Services using the Crown Commercial Services Framework RM3030. New contracts will commence 1 July 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 26/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To award the contract for Hard FM Services to Integral UK Limited for an estimated contract value of £25m for the duration of the 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025 with an option to extend for a further two years to 30 June 2027 for an estimated total contract value of £35m.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Patricia Anamoah


22/01/2020 - Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed ref: 6516    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

Councillor Becca Thackray thanked the team responsible for the report and all the hard work and research done over the years to accumulate the level of details found within it. She went on to discuss the Carbon Emissions Report and that she would like for it to be shared with members of the Planning Committee as well as the developers. She hoped that the Lambeth Local Plan would be used as the basis for the community to be at the forefront of tackling climate emergency. Councillor Thackray claimed the Lambeth Local Plan Report demonstrated all the requirements at a very high level. To further support the initiative, Councillor Thackray would like to see the formation of a Carbon Budget for the Council.

 

Councillor Bennett explained that this was the third version of the Local Plan and was due back later in the year. He further advised that since the last round of consolation, 300 responses were sent in and over 2000 points were raised.

 

Councillor Bennett stated that a huge amount of progress had been made for the planning policies, pointing out three in particular: 1) carbon neutral efforts for Lambeth Council would be pushed 20% beyond current requirements to be even more energy efficient, including entrenching car-free development wherever possible. 2) Affordable housing currently had a strong track record and would continue to do so in the new Local Plan. The Mayor was also making strides in including the current housing mandates in the London Plan as they were a priority for Lambeth. 3) Building an inclusive economy was a key area of the Local Plan. This included making sure the London living wage was paid, having affordable work spaces, and providing spaces in big commercial developments for local businesses, social enterprises, and local charities.

 

Councillor Wilcox noted that planning needed to continue to adapt and change and the new Local Plan aimed to instil that for the community all whilst treading lightly on both London and National policies. This new plan aimed to: drive the creation of more homes, boost local economy, create places Lambeth can be proud of, safeguard Lambeth green spaces and heritage, and promote sustainability in the face of climate emergency. She continued by discussing the process that the Planning Committee undertook to clarify why decisions and amends could take so long and how each topic of the Plan varied in complexity. Councillor Wilcox also expressed concern about the members of the public and members of the Council not only having the opportunity to share their opinion but to also actually be heard.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  That the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version at Appendix 1 and the Proposed Changes to the Policies Map at Appendix 2 be approved for pre-submission publication and submission to government for independent examination.

 

(2)  That any minor amendments (typographical edits and formatting) of the documents in Appendices 1 and 2 prior to the start of pre-submission publication be delegated to the Assistant Director Planning, Transport and Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning Investment and New Homes.


22/01/2020 - Constitution: In year changes 2019/20 ref: 6515    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

Councillor Tim Briggs discussed changes in relation to the housing content of the report, particularly the resident engagement section. He stated that this part should not have been a reference within the Constitution and instead should have been a separate and more detailed terms of reference.

 

Furthermore, judgment on whether members were abiding to certain actions was currently seen as too vague and subjective. He also saw the Labour Council as too weak to get on top of what was happening to the Housing Department. Councillor Briggs was looking forward to further discussions with Councillor Gadsby, Cabinet Member for Housing, on the matter.

 

RESOLVED: That the changes to the Council’s Constitution, set out in Appendix 1 of the report presented, be approved.


22/01/2020 - Youth Council Annual update ref: 6514    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

The Youth Council presented their annual report to Council and highlighted various activities throughout the past year. This included discussion on the various fairs and events that the Youth Council attended and hosted throughout 2019.

 

Councillor Tim Briggs commended the Youth Councillors for being involved in the Youth Council, their out-of-the-box thinking, and the controversial topics/discussions they lead within the community.

 

Councillor Nicole Griffiths thanked the Youth Councillors for their report and the amazing work they were doing and showed interest in future collaboration.

 

Councillor Jenny Brathwaite thanked the Youth Councillors for being the voice of the young people in the Lambeth Community. She then went on to praise the Youth Councillors on how talented, capable, and driven they were. She ended by agreeing with Councillor Briggs that having radical ideas and discussing controversial topics were the way to move forward and spread the message.

 

RESOLVED: That the Youth Council Annual update be noted.


22/01/2020 - Lambeth Made Safer Strategy Update ref: 6512    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

Councillor Jack Hopkins, Leader of the Council introduced the report and highlighted, that the programme had only existed for one year but there had been considerable progress with implementation. He believed one of the most powerful parts of the strategy was the engagement and was complimentary of Councillor Jacqui Dyer and Councillor Mohammed Seedat for their hard work on this programme.

 

The external speakers highlighted some of problems faced by young people in Lambeth, these included:

·         The work on the Tulse Hill estate to reach out and engage with young people.

·         The impact on the mental health of young people who were caught up in the system.

·         More support should be provided to young people who were involved with or affected by violent events.

·         The services provided by the Gaia Centre mainly targeted those that were aged 11 to 17 who had experienced sexual or domestic violence.

·         That networks and partnerships for grassroots organizations in order to provide support be expanded.

 

Councillor Briggs, Conservative Member, discussed the report explaining the appendices were the most helpful in terms of understanding the strategy and the work stream of the strategy. He felt that parts of the main report were confusing and too broad and some of it needed further clarification. He also advised that the report generally lacked evidence around arguments on inequality and racism.

 

Councillor Nicole Griffiths, Co-Leader of the Green Group believed that the report was easy to understand and was clear that a lot of effort had gone into the development of the strategy which had the full support of the Green Group and were thankful to the Cabinet Members for taking on their feedback and recommendations. However, Councillor Griffiths advised that they would like to see the following included:

·         greater use of youth outreach teams to reach young people; encourage children to attend youth clubs from a younger age;

·         extensive, realistic, and relatable education in schools about drugs; better communication with the Police and the Community on Police school visits;

·         accessible advice on the Lambeth website that offers guidance to parents that are concerned their child might be involved in dangerous activities

·         all school should have access not just to social workers, but also pupil referral units, counselling, experienced youth workers and family support.

 

Councillor Jacqui Dyer, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety advised that this strategy was an excellent step forward, collectively working together, in a collaborative way to address a difficult change. She explained that every part of the system needed to be involved in order to make progress. The Council needed to continue to involve community members, giving them a voice to help them co-create and co-deliver strategies like these.

 

RESOLVED: That (1) the progress in relation to the serious youth violence strategy be noted; and that (2) the current and planned future approach be endorsed.


22/01/2020 - Motions ref: 6517    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

Motion 1: Green

The Labour amendment to the motion was CARRIED and Council RESOLVED:

 

Lambeth Living Rent

Lambeth Council notes:

1)         Current high costs of Rent as a result of our broken housing market are unaffordable for any but higher income earners (the average wage is £26-30,000 whilst average rents are half that). High rents within the private rented sector in London are pricing people out of homeownership and pushing people into debt. Hardest hit are the younger generation, women, people from low income backgrounds and BAME communities.

2)         The proportion of households who own their own home is at its lowest level for 30 years. Polling conducted by Shelter in 2017 found that one in three low earning private renters had to borrow money to pay rent.

3)         Since 2010 the average rent has risen three times as fast as average incomes.

4)         One in four families are now raising children in a private rented home, compared to just one in ten a decade ago.

5)         Research by Generation Rent has found that measures, such as rent controls, which sets rents at 30% of local income would make renting affordable for those on average incomes and would also allow renters to save.

6)         Genuinely affordable rents give people the freedom to live a decent life, helping lift families out of poverty and not ‘just manage each month.

7)         The failure of the current Conservative government to listen to local authorities like Lambeth and address other important aspects of the housing crisis, particularly the limited funding available to build more council level rent homes and genuinely affordable homes for sale.

 

Council further notes:

1)         Local authorities’ currently have limited influence on private sector rental values or powers over private landlords.

2)         Lambeth’s corporate parenting responsibility and duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act in preventing homelessness, including towards those who despite losing their home are not deemed to be in priority need.

3)         The prevalence of eviction on the grounds of rent arrears, leading to so-called “intentional homelessness” and the council’s duty to help all who are homeless to secure suitable accommodation, regardless of whether they are intentionally homeless'.

4)         Lambeth Labour’s council motion of January 2019 which called for the abolition of Section 21 evictions which are at the heart of many unfair evictions.

5)         Lambeth councillors’ high level of casework on housing issues including evictions, arrears, homelessness, temporary accommodation and the resulting physical and mental health issues caused by housing insecurity, high costs and poor standards.

6)         The launch of Lambeth Homelessness and rough sleeping strategy which has been welcomed by the sector and partners in the borough and which aims to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

7)         The success of the London Living Wage campaign in raising awareness of low pay and encouraging more employers to follow Lambeth council’s lead and pay a living wage.

8)         The London Living Rent levels set for every ward in London by the Mayor of London using average local incomes and ward-level house prices based on ?rd of average local household incomes and adjusted for the number of bedrooms in each home.

9)         London has the worst gender pay gap in the UK and childcare costs are 28% higher than the rest of the UK. London is by far the most expensive place to be a student in the UK. Any calculation of Living Rent must therefore take into account the lower incomes of women and should include a separate ‘Student Living Rent’ figure, as proposed by London Assembly Member Sian Berry.

10)      A third of Lambeth children are currently living in poverty. Contributors to this include high rents, low incomes, benefit caps and housing benefit being set at 80% of renters rent.

 

Council resolves to:

1)         Support the administration’s manifesto commitments to support private renters, including the introduction of a HMO licensing scheme, implementation of maximum fines of up to £30,000 for rogue landlords, the naming and shaming of prosecuted bad landlords, the planned consultation from Lambeth council into extending selective licensing more widely across the borough and the plans for a Private Rented Charter.

2)         Support the call from Mayor Sadiq Khan for powers to control rent rises to be devolved to London.

3)         Ensure that questions on rent levels and controls will be part of the planned consultation on selective licensing and toask Cabinet to commission a report to explore the idea of setting and publishing an annual ‘Lambeth Living Rent’ for the private rented sector with a view to exerting influence on the rental market within Lambeth. The Lambeth Living Rent should be calculated using a methodology that utilises existing annually published data based on detailed research from organisations, such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Existing methodologies will be evaluated for their relevance to Lambeth and their alignment with the values of this Council.

4)         Continue to lobby the Government for the power to establish and enforce local rent controls and for more powers to protect private renters, as the Cabinet Member for Housing did last year.

5)         To continue with plans for the implementation of a private landlord licensing scheme; and

6)         To call on the government to pass legislation to enable the Council to control rents

7)         Continue to push for the highest number of council level rents on all new build housing proposals and continue to intervene directly where the private market fails by building the new council homes that residents need.

8)         Support the work of Lambeth’s scrutiny committee which has had four sessions in the past year on housing issues.

9)         Promote the work of all organisations working to support private renters such as London Renters Union, South London Citizens, Generation Rent and Shelter to private renters in the borough.

 

Motion 2: Labour

The Green amendment to the motion was CARRIED and Council RESOLVED:

 

The crisis in young people’s mental health

Council believes that, despite the best efforts of Lambeth's families, communities, health, social care and education workers, our young people’s mental health is in crisis.

Council notes that in the UK, one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition. The number of young people presenting at A&E departments with mental health conditions has tripled since the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition came to power in 2010.

 

Council notes that due to a decade of austerity and funding shortages, local authorities and the NHS are only able to support fewer than 50% of the young people who need to access mental health services.

 

Council notes the recent survey by Young Minds, the leading charity for young people’s mental health in the UK, which found that: Two thirds of young people could not find support when they first needed it; 75% of young people agreed that they had had to manage their mental health on their own when they couldn’t find help elsewhere but only 17% felt confident in their ability to do this; and 90% of GPs agreed that they had seen a rise in the number of young people seeking support for their mental health in the last three years.

 

Council notes that in Lambeth suicide is the leading cause of death amongst young people aged 20 to 34. Suicide accounts for over 6 men and nearly 3 women per 100,000 residents (25 people per year).

 

Council notes that an inadequate and penalising benefits system, inequality and deprivation, poverty, housing insecurity and the related trauma result in higher instances of mental health conditions and higher suicide rates.

 

Council notes the evidence that by reducing poverty, inequality and focusing on wellbeing through properly funded public services life expectancy increases and in turn suicide rates would decline.

 

Council notes that the Conservative Government has promised to increase funding to the NHS, but has provided few details for how this will benefit mental health services. Council further notes that local authorities like Lambeth, who provide vital social care services that are crucial for people living with mental health conditions, have seen their budgets cut by more than 50% since 2010.

 

This Council:

·           Commits to implementing the London Borough of Lambeth’s Suicide Prevention Strategy 2018-2021 to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

·           Welcomes the holding of the Lambeth Poverty and Health Summit in November and looks forward to implementing its proposals in 2020.

·           Welcomes the creation of Lambeth Together and supports its efforts to continue to improve mental health provision in Lambeth.

·           Calls on the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care and Lambeth’s Suicide Prevention Lead to write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlining the scope of the mental health crisis for young people in Lambeth and call for a detailed funding strategy from the government which adequately responds to the crisis in young people’s mental health.

·           Calls for the government to prioritise the NHS Long Term Plan for the first term of Parliament and to prioritise adequate funding for mental health services within this plan.

·           Commits to supporting the Mayor of London’s #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign by providing suicide prevention training to all Lambeth staff and contractors.

·           Commits to campaigning to get 100,000 Londoners to take suicide awareness courses, such as those facilitated by Thrive LDN, a suicide prevention group.

·           Commits to ensure the provision of counsellors and wellbeing practitioners in schools and colleges.

 

Motion 3: Conservative

The motion was not carried.

 

Motion 4: Labour

RESOLVED:

 

Defending Lambeth’s diverse communities

Council notes that since the referendum in 2016, reports of hate crime in the UK have almost doubled. Council further notes that we live in a society where abuse and hatred is becoming more commonplace, and many seek to find differences with each other instead of celebrating similarities and shared values.

 

Council believes that as elected representatives, we have a responsibility and duty to stand up for all of our residents, no matter their background, experiences, or beliefs. Council further believes that it is vital that we lead in establishing a more respectful and open space for debate.

 

Council notes that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called black people ‘piccaninnies’, gay men ‘bumboys’, compared women who wear the Burqa to ‘bank robbers’ and said EU residents treat ‘Britain as their own’, as if this country was not their home. Council believes that expressing such views, and having seemingly no remorse for doing so, is not befitting of the highest office in the country, let alone elected office of any kind. Council further believes that the normalisation of such hateful and bigoted views at the heart of British politics will normalise and legitimise more hatred, and potentially feed the trend of increasing hate crime in the UK.

 

Council expresses its concern that the despicable way the Government has treated some Windrush Generation residents may be repeated with our EU residents with the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. Council believes that our greatest asset is our diversity, and we value all of our communities, including all of our residents from the European Union. Council further believes that our EU citizens are an integral part of our communities and make an invaluable contribution to our businesses, the delivery of our public services, and to wider public life and we will stand with them and do all we can to protect them in the period of transition that will follow.

 

This Council:

·           Is proud that tens of thousands of citizens come from other parts of the Commonwealth, European Union and elsewhere to work, study and make their home in our diverse borough.

·           We value and appreciate the huge contribution immigrants make to our social, cultural and economic life in Lambeth, London and the UK.

·           We are particularly grateful to those who work in our public sector including health, social care, education and community safety without whom services would collapse.

·           We are also proud that Lambeth is home to have one of the UK’s largest LGBT+ communities and has vibrant Muslim, Jewish and other religious communities.

·           Commends the Leader of the Council for writing to all EU citizens in Lambeth expressing these sentiments, and encouraging them to request settled status and asking for their views on what more we could do to celebrate and support their contribution.

·           Commends the council for supporting our EU residents applying for settled status ahead of Brexit, with fee free identity document scanning for those applying to the government’s EU Settlement Scheme in order to make sure monetary barriers do not come in the way of our EU citizens applying for settled status.

·           Commits to support efforts to make Lambeth a Zero Hate Crime borough and stand with our minority communities against prejudice, inequality and attacks by government.

 

Motion 5: Labour

RESOLVED:

 

Taking real action to tackle the climate emergency

Council notes that:

·           In January 2019, Lambeth became the first borough in London to declare a climate emergency.

·           In order to lead by example, Lambeth brought forward its target for becoming carbon neutral by 20 years, from 2050 to 2030.

·           Since then, the council has undergone a huge shift in strategic thinking, with tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis becoming one of the borough’s core goals in its strategic documents, such as the Borough Plan.

·           Lambeth has invested resources to ensure that tackling the climate crisis is central to everything that we are doing as a borough despite cuts to our budget of 56% as a result of Tory/Lib Dem austerity.

·           In the last year, the council has made huge strides in reducing the council’s carbon footprint.

·           In May 2019, Lambeth published its first Responsible Procurement Strategy which aims to tackle carbon emissions in the council’s supply chain.

·           In July 2019, Lambeth made its commitment to a New Green Deal for Lambeth with a just transition to create a safe and sustainable future for our most vulnerable residents and our young people; with that, the council published the first iteration of its Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan, which sets out how Lambeth Council will become a carbon neutral council by 2030, including refitting buildings like schools and libraries, and installing energy efficiency upgrades on Lambeth’s estates.

·           In July 2019, Lambeth agreed to installing new energy efficiency measures including new boilers at 10 Lambeth schools, which will save over 300 tonnes of carbon every year.

·           In September 2019, Lambeth agreed a deal to enable the council to purchase 100% renewable energy from 2020 onwards.

·           In October 2019, the council published its new Transport Strategy which is focused on decarbonising the transport system in the borough that is responsible for around 30% of the emissions in the whole borough.

·           In October 2019, the council published its new Green Events Guide, green travel initiatives, recycling systems, elimination of single use plastic, managing energy and water more efficiently, as well as choosing sustainable products, materials and suppliers.

·           The Council has installed over 130 electric vehicle charging points in the past year and is reshaping the borough’s streets to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport.

·           The Council is in the process of moving its vehicle fleet to ultra-low emission standards, with our parks fleet becoming 90% green and purchasing five new electric vehicles for our waste fleet.

 

Further notes that:

·           The Council will be holding a fully representative and independent citizens assembly in the Spring of this year to build consensus right across the borough including with residents, businesses, community groups and anchor institutions, to instigate genuine collective action on the climate crisis.

·           The citizens assembly will enable residents, public services, business, young people and the council to honestly and openly discuss the trade-offs associated with climate action in this period of Tory austerity.

·           In the coming year, the council will look at our strategy for increasing tree cover to enable cooling, improve air quality and increase biodiversity in the borough.

·           Despite local authorities like Lambeth taking the lead with the limited resources we have, successive Tory governments have been found wanting when it comes to tackling climate change.

·           A net zero target of 2050 for the government is nowhere near sufficient enough to steer us away from climate catastrophe.

·           We could do so much more as a borough if we had a government willing to invest in local authorities and local communities instead of starving us of resources to protect even our most vulnerable

 

Therefore, this Council calls:

·           On the Deputy Leader (Environment and Clean Air) to write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy requesting that the government adopts the national Labour Party’s ambitious but necessary 2030 net zero target.

·           On the government to properly resource the fight against the climate crisis and to resource local authorities like Lambeth so that it can radically reduce its emissions and create a more biodiverse, low-carbon society.


22/01/2020 - Questions from Councillors ref: 6530    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

1.    Councillor Jonathan Bartley to the Deputy Leader of the Council (Environment and Clean Air), Councillor Claire Holland:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Bartley asked whether the Council would set a carbon budget for each of the 10 years to 2030?

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Holland responded by stating work was already underway to better understand the Council’s carbon emissions baseline. As a result, until this analysis had been completed, the Council was not in a position to commit to such budgets. It was also stressed that tackling the climate emergency went beyond setting an annual allocated carbon budget and required work and decision-making across the council and beyond based on a sound evidence base.  

 

2.    Councillor Tim Briggs to the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety, Councillor Jacqui Dyer:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Briggs wanted to understand why Labour councillors in Lambeth had refused to condemn the Mayor of London for his failure to address rising crime across London.  Councillor Biggs asked the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety to explain why, when City Hall staffing costs had increased by 82%, they had failed to put pressure on the Mayor to use his budget more effectively, especially when crime in London had increased by 21% while figures for the rest of the country had reduced by 8%.     

 

Supplementary answer

It was noted Councillor Dyer had left the meeting and that a written response would be provided.   

 

3.    Councillor Nanda Manley-Browne to the Deputy Leader (Children and Young People), Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Manley-Browne asked whether the Council, specifically in relation to the Raising the Game project, had done any work to develop an inclusive curriculum and whether the Deputy Leader (Children and Young People) would be open to working with other groups such as the Black Curriculum Project as part of this. 

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Brathwaite agreed that this was an important issue and confirmed that an important work stream for the Raising the Game project was the development of a toolkit to help create an inclusive diversified curriculum for schools across the borough. Reflecting on her recent visits to schools, who had introduced a more diverse curriculum, Councillor Brathwaite highlighted such changes had improved the learning experiences for children.  The Deputy Leader (Children and Young People) concluded by stating that the Council would be willing to work with any organisation who shared the Council’s values and commitments to deliver a more inclusive education for all children and young people in Lambeth.  

 

4.    Councillor Marianna Masters to the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Ed Davie:

 

Supplementary question

It was noted that Councillor Masters was not in attendance, so the Mayor moved to the next question.

 

5.    Councillor Tim Windle to the Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Gadsby:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Windle asked whether the Cabinet Member for Housing was aware of any standout examples in relation to projects that had used funding for green spaces and growing so that lessons learnt could be shared.   

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Gadsby provided an update on various environmental projects which would be delivered across his portfolio in the year ahead. This included schemes that had been designed taking into account the Council’s commitment to tackling climate change, including the roll out of additional electrical charging points and an increase in cycle racks across a number of estates. It was also explained that the Housing Projects team had been working closely with the Section 106 and Neighbourhood Housing teams to identify funding applicable to estates in need of green landscaping improvements. Other projects in Stockwell, and elsewhere, were also highlighted.        

 

6.    Councillor Danny Adilypour to the Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Jonathan Bartley:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Adilypour welcomed the response from the Leader of the Opposition and accepted Councillor Bartley’s apology for what he believed was a genuine mistake. Despite this, Councillor Bartley was asked what he was doing to increase opportunities for ethnic minorities to contribute to policy making, including opportunities to speak at events, within the Green Party? 

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Bartley stated that the Green Party was committed to standing up for the rights and concerns of BME communities but recognised more needed to be done to ensure this was reflected in both the party's policies and by ensuring BME party members and elected representatives were supported in their political careers, with opportunities to contribute at all levels of the party. 

 

7.    Councillor Liz Atkins to the Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, Councillor Mathew Bennett:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor L. Atkins welcomed the recently published Streatham Investment and Growth Strategy 2019-30 and asked whether the Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes would work with the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre, Streatham BID and the current leaseholders to determine the meanwhile use of the building. Councillor L. Atkins asked the Cabinet Member to support plans, which had been put forward by the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre, to carry out a viability study and to publicly endorse their bid to crowdfund costs through the Mayor’s CrowdFund London 2020 scheme and to provide funding through Lambeth’s Community Infrastructure Levy.    

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Bennett responded by stating he fully supported the work that had taken place to refurbish and rejuvenate Streatham Hill Theatre but recognised more still needed to be done. With this in mind, the Cabinet Member confirmed he was happy to support the suggestion that had been put forward by Councillor L. Atkins.   

 

8.    Councillor Tina Valcarcel to the Cabinet Member to the Cabinet Member for Voluntary Sector and Partnerships, Councillor Jim Dickson:

 

Supplementary question

It was noted that Councillor Valcarcel was not in attendance, so the Mayor moved to the next question.

 

9.    Councillor Pete Elliott to the Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Gadsby:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Elliott highlighted that he was happy with the response provided in relation to dealing with rodents on the Central Hill Estate. However, it was explained that this was just one of many issues that needed to be addressed. As a result, Councillor Elliott asked the Cabinet Member for Housing whether he would be willing to work together, with local residents, to look at options to re-establish a community centre on the estate.

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Gadsby responded by stating that without further information he was unable to provide any commitment but would be happy to meet with Councillor Elliott to establish whether his suggestion to re-establish a community centre on the Central Hill Estate was viable.   

 

10.  Councillor Jon Davies to the Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, Councillor Mathew Bennett:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Davies welcomed the response from the Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes but asked for an update on when the actions, to improve member and community involvement in mayor planning applications, would be implemented.

 

Supplementary answer

The Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes explained a number of the proposed actions required changes to the Council’s Constitution. As a result, it was hoped that these changes would be put forward for consideration by Council over the next couple of months.  

 

11.  Councillor Nicole Griffiths to the Deputy Leader of the Council (Children and Young People), Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite:

 

Supplementary question

On the basis that the Council could have made an alternative decision, Councillor Griffiths asked the Deputy Leader of the Council (Children and Young People) to inform residents that the decision to reduce services or close Sure Start Children’s Centres was one that had been taken locally by Lambeth, rather than as a direct result of external pressures.      

 

Supplementary answer

Councillor Brathwaite responded by explaining that the Council’s budget had been cut by more than half since 2010 by successive Conservative governments. It was also highlighted that changes to the Dedicated Schools Grant had resulted in £1.4m less per year for the Council to spend on children’s centres. As a result, the need to make changes had been driven by significant reductions in the amount of money the Council received from central government. In response to these reductions it was explained that the Council had worked with staff, parents and schools to look at a model that delivered the best outcomes for each local area. It was recognised that such changes were not easy but that Lambeth still had the third most number of children’s centres in London and was committed, despite cuts from central government, to providing excellent services across the borough.   

 

During the discussion of this item the guillotine fell at 10.00pm.

 

RESOLVED: That the meeting continue for a further period of up to 30 minutes.   

 

12.  Councillor Joseph Corry-Roake to the Deputy Leader of the Council (Environment and Clean Air), Councillor Claire Holland:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Corry-Roake asked for reassurances that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups across the borough would be involved in both the planning and policy making process of the Council’s response to the climate emergency.

 

Supplementary answer

The Deputy Leader (Environment and Clean Air) agreed that it was vital for the boroughs most disadvantaged communities to be fully involved across policy making in this area. This was particularly important as research had shown that vulnerable and disadvantaged groups were disproportionally affected by climate change.  

 

13.  Councillor Stephen Donnelly to the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety, Councillor Jacqui Dyer:

 

Supplementary question

Councillor Donnelly welcomed the response to his question and encouraged the Council to make full use the Employment and Skills Strategy.

 

Supplementary answer

It was noted Councillor Dyer had left the meeting and that a written response would be provided.

 


22/01/2020 - Minutes ref: 6513    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Council meeting held on 16 October 2019 be approved as a correct record of proceedings and signed.


03/02/2020 - Budget and Performance Report - Q2 2019/20 ref: 6527    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

The report was introduced by the Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, Councillor Andy Wilson, who explained that, for the period up to the end of September 2019, there had been a general trend of performance improvement. It was highlighted that this was an impressive feat, especially in view of reduced funding from central Government and increased demands across many service areas.

 

Cabinet discussed a range of issues, including matters relating to: budgetary risks; the dedicated schools grant; the production of improvement plans for areas that had met the required threshold due to poor performance, the timing and format of future reports to ensure consideration of quarterly data at the earliest opportunity; residual household waste per household; and the increase in the number of incidents of serious youth violence. Issues were also considered in relation to the projected overspend for Children’s Services and the action plan that was in place to address this.   

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  That the performance outturns for the Borough Plan Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), detailed in Appendix 1 of the report presented, and for the Priority Service KPIs, detailed in Appendix 2 of the report presented, be noted.

 

(2)  That the production of improvement plans for performance indicators that had met the required threshold due to poor performance, listed in Appendix 3 of the report presented, be endorsed.

 

(3)  That the budgetary risks moving forward be considered.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/02/2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget 2020-21 ref: 6526    Recommendations Approved

The Revenue and Capital Budget report will set out the General Fund budget for 2020-21 and planning totals for the following four years together with a refreshed Medium Term Financial Strategy, Financial Management Strategy and Treasury Management Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 03/02/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, Councillor Andrew Wilson, introduced the proposed Revenue and Capital Budget 2020/21 to 2023/24 for recommendation to Full Council.

 

It was highlighted that, despite the general election, the future for local government funding remained unclear, especially taking into account the economic outlook of low growth for the year ahead and the likelihood of Brexit impacting on both the local and wider economy. The following points, set out in the report, were noted:

-       One-off funding for 2019/20 had been extended to 2020/21;

-       The Comprehensive Spending review and reforms to adult social care were still to take place;

-       The Fair Funding Review and Business Rates baseline reset would take place in 2021/22.

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance explained that Lambeth had faced a cumulative funding crisis for the best part of a decade. It was noted that funding from central government had simply not kept pace with the demand and spending required in areas including special educational needs, school funding and social care. Despite this, it was highlighted that the Council would continue to be innovative in order to fund services and to deliver on priorities set out in the Lambeth borough plan.  

 

The Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Jonathan Bartley, highlighted a number of concerns in relation to:

-       Discrepancies that had been established in January 2020 concerning reserve figures published with the Finance Planning and Medium Term Strategy 2019 to 2024 considered by both the Executive and Overview and Scrutiny Committee in November 2019.      

-       The Council’s reserves and balances. It was noted that the Council held General Fund balances of £21.308m as of 31 March 2019 but that in 2019/20 this represented 7.9% of net expenditure which was a percentage decrease in reserves when compared to the 8.8% that had been projected in the previous year.

-       The disposal of properties, outlined in Appendix 8b of the report, especially in view of the costs associated with such transactions and the fact that since 2010 the authority had sold (excluding right-to-buy) more than 300 council homes across the borough.                 

 

In response to these issues the Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance stated that:

-       Whilst it was regrettable that incorrect information had been published in relation to the Council’s reserves in the autumn it was highlighted that the timing of the November report meant that some details would always require updating ahead of decisions being made in February. For example, it was highlighted that the funding settlement wasn’t known at the time of the November report being published. It was also made clear that the Council’s reserve strategy would not have changed as a result of these discrepancies.  

-       The reduction of in year reserves was in part due to uncertainties across the system, some unknown pressures and unexpected demands in some areas, including those relating to Children’s Centres. However, it was noted that the Council’s reserve strategy allowed the Council to absorb unexpected reductions in resources and increases in expenditure without increasing the burden on Council Tax payers.   

-       As a result of assets being disposed of the Council had been able to save £36m in borrowing costs over the last ten years. It was explained that this had enabled the Council to deliver vital services to local residents across the borough.  

 

During the discussion that followed a variety of matters were considered in relation to: the Council’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2030; the increased investment to tackle youth violence; key risks associated with adult social care, public health, and children’s social care; and the potential equalities impact of various budget proposals.

 

In response to questions, the Director for Finance and Property confirmed that:

-       The government had reduced the levy by which Council Tax could be increased before requiring a referendum from 2.99% to 1.99%. It was noted that the proposals, set out in the report presented, had been modelled on an increase of council tax by 1.99% in 2020/21, plus the 2% government adult social care precept.

-       For 2020/21 to 2024/25 there was a proposed budget of £215.4m available for capital investment. 

-       The proposed budget was robust and the level of reserves and balances, set out in Appendix 1 to the draft budget, were adequate.

-       Risks had been considered and had been appropriately budgeted for.

 

For clarity, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance highlighted that the date of the Corporate Committee meeting, included as part of recommendation 16, would be updated for accuracy ahead of the report being presented to Full Council. It was noted that the Committee had met on the 30 January rather than the 23 January.    

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  That Full Council be recommended to note or adopt the recommendations set out in the report presented; and

 

(2)  That the disposal of properties, identified in Appendix 8b of the report presented, be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hamant Bharadia


03/02/2020 - Draft Urban Design Code Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) ref: 6528    Recommendations Approved

To agree the draft SPD for public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

Councillor Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, introduced the report on the draft Design Code Supplementary Planning Document as set out.

 

The report included information on the relevant statutory powers, the reasons for the decision, legal, financial and equalities implications, risk management, the consultation approach, other organisational considerations, and the timetable for implementation.

 

RESOLVED: That the draft Design Code Supplementary Planning Document, set out in Appendix 1 of the report presented, be approved for a first round of public consultation. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Doug Black


03/02/2020 - Draft Affordable Workspace Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) ref: 6529    Recommendations Approved

To agree the draft SPD for public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

Councillor Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, introduced the report on the draft Affordable Workspace Supplementary Planning Document as set out.  

 

The report included information on the relevant statutory powers, the reasons for the decision, legal, financial and equalities implications, risk management, the consultation approach, other organisational considerations, and the timetable for implementation.

 

RESOLVED: That the draft Affordable Workspace Supplementary Planning Document, set out in Appendix 1 of the report presented, be approved for a first round of public consultation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tal Kleiman


14/02/2020 - Oracle Cloud and PaaS/IaaS Universal Credits and Oracle University Credits Procurement ref: 6521    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Award of the contract for Oracle Cloud and PaaS/IaaS Universal Credits and Oracle University Credits for a period of up to five years

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 22/02/2020

Decision:

1.    To approve the direct award (following the issue of a VEAT notice) of a contract to Oracle Corporation UK Ltd for the provision of Oracle SaaS Cloud licences, and a one year Oracle Learning Subscription for 25 users for an initial contract term of 36 months from 21 February 2020 to 20 February 2023 at an estimated total cost of £1,691,719, with an option to extend for a further 36-month duration to 21 February 2026 at an estimated total contract cost of £3,462,799. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Wathen


13/02/2020 - The Schools Capital Maintenance Programme (CMP); the outcome of a recent tender for reroofing works at London Nautical School ref: 6531    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To approve the award of the contract for the re-roofing works at London Nautical School to Acclaim Contracts Limitedfrom January 2020 to April 2020 at a cost of £388,212.

 

Wards affected: Bishop's;

Lead officer: Joe Nethercoat


11/02/2020 - Approval of budget and planning for Lambeth Country Show 2020 and 2021 ref: 6524    Recommendations Approved

The decision is to approve the commencement of planning for the 2020 and 2021 Lambeth Country Show and to approve the forecast expenditure, which is partly unbudgeted and will create a budget pressure for the authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the total expenditure for the 2020 Show of £1.059m (a net expenditure for the Council of £652,000).

2.         To approve the total expenditure for the 2021 Show of £1.080m (a net expenditure for the Council of £661,000).

3.         To issue a Park Event Permit allowing the Lambeth Country Show 2020 to be held in Brockwell Park on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2020, subject to the Council’s event service protocols and terms and conditions of hire.

4.         To issue a Park Event Permit at the appropriate time, allowing the Lambeth Country Show 2021 to be held in Brockwell Park on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2021, subject to the Council’s event service protocols and terms and conditions of hire.

Wards affected: Coldharbour; Herne Hill; Thurlow Park; Tulse Hill;

Lead officer: Kevin Crook


07/02/2020 - Lambeth Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services – one year contract extensions ref: 6522    Recommendations Approved

Contracts for Lambeth’s community-based gender-based violence support provision (the Gaia Centre), refuge beds and female genital mutilation support service, end on 31 March 2020.

Proposed decision is to extend the existing contracts for these services, for one year, from 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021. This is in order to allow a period of time to complete a range of activities, and allow for external dependency factors to develop sufficiently to inform decision making; this will inform future commissioning from 1 April 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety (job-share)

Decision published: 30/01/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

1.         To waive the Contract Standing Order 8.2 and extend the four contracts for Lambeth VAWG Services with; Refuge (for refuge provision), Refuge (for the Gaia Centre), Solace Women’s Aid and Africa Advocacy Foundation for one year, from 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 for a total value of £867,892:

·           £184,160 to Solace Women’s Aid for 37 refuge beds;

·           £70,947 to Refuge for 15 refuge beds;

·           £582,785 to Refuge for the Gaia Centre; and,

·           £30,000 to Africa Advocacy Foundation for FGM provision.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sophie Taylor


06/02/2020 - A2217 Collision Reduction Measures – Acre Lane Phase 1 (Bedford Road to Baytree Road) ref: 6519    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Highways, Capital Programmes and Sustainability

Decision published: 29/01/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

 

1.    To issue scheme approval for the Phase 1 proposals highlighted in section 2 of this report and illustrated on Drawing Nos. LBL/A2217-ACRE/FE/01 -02, -03, -05 and -07 to address the road safety hazards on the A2217 Acre Lane between Bedford Road and Baytree Road, at an estimated cost of £256,000.  

 

2.    That, subject to the above approval, to agree to the scheme’s implementation, subject to no material objections resulting from the statutory consultation process under section 90C of the Highways Act 1980, but that any objections that are received are considered by way of a written report to the Assistant Director of Highways, Capital Programmes and Sustainability before a decision is reached.

 

Wards affected: Brixton Hill; Ferndale;


05/02/2020 - Delegation of electric vehicle charge point installation powers to London Councils ref: 6518    Recommendations Approved

1) To agree that the Council delegates its powers to install electric vehicle charge points to London Councils, noting that this does not prevent the Council from installing charging points as well.

2) To sign the delegation declaration in Appendix 1 to formalise the above recommendation.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Environment and Clean Air)

Decision published: 28/01/2020

Effective from: 05/02/2020

Decision:

1)         To agree that the Council delegates its powers to install electric vehicle charge points to London Councils, noting that this does not prevent the Council from installing charging points as well.

 

2)         To sign the delegation declaration in Appendix 1 to formalise the above recommendation.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shaun Kiddell