The list of forthcoming Member-level decisions serves as the City Council's notice of all Member-Level Executive decisions, including those proposed to be taken at a private meeting of the Cabinet, in accordance with Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

Notice will be given of the following:

a) All Key Decisions to be taken by the Cabinet, a Committee of the Cabinet or an individual Cabinet Member;
b) Executive non-Key Decisions to be taken by the above decision-makers, wherever possible;
c) All private meetings of the Cabinet;
d) All decisions to be taken under General Exception or Special Urgency provisions;

Key Decisions are defined by statute as:

(a)  Decisions likely to result in the Council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Council's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or

(b)  To be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the Council.

This list is updated with each new notice and the information is based upon statutory requirements.

Any queries relating to specific decisions should be referred to the relevant Officer listed against the respective decision, using the email address provided.


15/01/2021 - Quarter 3 Write-offs report - 2020-2021

Cabinet Member approval sought for write-offs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 25/01/2021

Notice of decision: 15/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


07/01/2021 - Ebury Bridge Estate Renewal

Approval of an advanced budget to continue delivery of the project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Before 01/03/2021

Wards affected: Churchill;

Lead officer: Emily Myers

Notice of decision: 07/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contains information relating to financials.


31/12/2020 - Beachcroft Care Home Tender

Cabinet Members approval sought for outcome of tender process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 31/01/2021

Notice of decision: 31/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


31/12/2020 - Church Street - Serving the Demolition Notices <br/>(Approval for service of Initial Demolition Notices for Gayhurst House) <br/>

Cabinet Member approval sought for demolition notices.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 16/01/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Notice of decision: 31/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/12/2020 - Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Vincent Square

This report seeks approval for the expenditure of £10,000.00 from the Vincent Square Ward Budget in order to commission:

(a) Anchor Court Security Works which includes the installation of the following:

• Secure number-locked vehicle gate – off Douglas Street
• Secure number-locked pedestrian gate – off Carey Place, into the car park
• Higher wrought iron fencing – around the car park
• Automatic-opening electronic connections to the building fire safety systems

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 20/01/2021

Wards affected: Vincent Square;

Lead officer: Richard Cressey

Notice of decision: 23/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/12/2020 - Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Churchill, Tachbrook and Warwick

This report seeks approval for the expenditure of £14,175.00 from the Churchill, Tachbrook and Warwick Ward Budget in order to commission:

(a) Upperdeckers Programme 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 20/01/2021

Wards affected: Churchill; Tachbrook; Warwick;

Lead officer: Richard Cressey

Notice of decision: 23/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Treasury Management Strategy - 2021/22 to 2025/26

The Council's Treasury Management Strategy over the next 5 years, which sets out the framework within which the Council will manage it's cash and investments.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor, Phil Triggs

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Integrated Investment Framework 2021/22

The Council's investment framework, setting out the parameters, limits and framework around the Council's investments, focussing on financial and property investments.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor, Phil Triggs

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Housing Revenue Account Business Plan

The business plan and financial strategy for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) over the next 30 years. This includes the revenue and capital budgets.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Debbie Jackson, Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Medium Term Financial Plan: 2021/22 to 2023/24

The Council's 2020/21 budget and medium term financial plan to 2023/24.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Capital Strategy - 2020/21 to 2034/35

The Council's capital strategy and capital programme over the next 15 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/12/2020 - Maida Hill Neighbourhood Forum Re-designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: 21/01/2021

Wards affected: Maida Vale;

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 21/12/2020


17/12/2020 - CIL and S106 Allocations

To determine the allocation of CIL and S106 funds for the winter round of applications.

Decision Maker: Cabinet CIL Committee

Decision due date: 25/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amit Mistry

Notice of decision: 17/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/12/2020 - Westminster Local Education Partnership

Cabinet Member approval sought for proposals regarding future of the Westminster Local Education Partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 09/01/2021

Notice of decision: 09/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


07/12/2020 - Villiers Street Public Realm - TMO, Detailed design and Implementation

To undertake Traffic Order consultation, detailed design and implementation of public realm improvements and security measures on Villiers Street

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning, Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 01/2021

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Anju Banga

Notice of decision: 07/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2020 - Quarterly Write-off report

Cabinet Member approval sought for quarterly write-offs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 26/12/2020

Notice of decision: 26/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


26/11/2020 - Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme for 2021/22 in respect of Highways, Public Lighting & Bridges and Structures

Annual report seeking approval to implement schemes funded from the annual Highways Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 08/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Foster

Notice of decision: 26/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/11/2020 - Adoption of Westminster's City Plan 2019 - 2040

Westminster's City Plan 2019 - 2040 has been through statutory public examination and has been found sound subject to modifications, which have been made. The Plan is therefore recommended for adoption at Full Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: 14/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kimberley Hopkins

Notice of decision: 25/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2020 - Preferred Way Forward at Huguenot House.

Cabinet Member approval sought for preferred option with regard to the future of Huguenot House.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City, Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 19/12/2020

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


16/11/2020 - Re-Designation of Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street;

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 16/11/2020


09/11/2020 - Pay Policy 2021-22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2021

Lead officer: Giorgia Fiorillo

Notice of decision: 09/11/2020


05/11/2020 - Award of Substance Misuse Service Contracts

Request to award two contracts to deliver support to residents who have issues with substance misuse. Tackling drug and alcohol misuse is a priority for Public Health in the borough and these substance misuse services play a pivotal role in the delivery of the vision and outcomes set out within the Public Health Outcomes Framework. One contract will support adults who have issues with drugs and alcohol and one contract will deliver support for adults with alcohol-specific issues. They work jointly to offer tailored support to individuals dependant on their needs. These new contracts are due to start on 1 July 2021.

 

The over-arching aim of this contract award is to continue service provision for residents across Westminster. We will utilise early learning from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure services are able to offer innovative outreach and enhanced digital support for our residents and will work flexibly to respond to emerging health and social needs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 05/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bernie Flaherty

Notice of decision: 05/11/2020


29/10/2020 - Update on Leisure Services

Leisure Services update and next steps.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 06/11/2020

Notice of decision: 29/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


19/10/2020 - Community Benefit Fund

Cabinet Member approval sought to approve Community Benefit Fund proposals.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 19/11/2020

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


07/10/2020 - Acquisition in W1

Property acquisition

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 07/11/2020

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street; West End;

Lead officer: Sarah-Jayne Steer

Notice of decision: 07/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


07/10/2020 - Acquisition in W1

Property acquisition

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 07/11/2020

Wards affected: Bryanston and Dorset Square;

Lead officer: Sarah-Jayne Steer

Notice of decision: 07/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


30/09/2020 - Letting and letting strategy in W1

Officer Rrport

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 28/10/2020

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street;

Lead officer: Sarah-Jayne Steer

Notice of decision: 30/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


07/09/2020 - Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - Remaining Awards

Cabimet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Not before 09/09/2020

Notice of decision: 07/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


25/08/2020 - EXTENSION OF CONTRACTS FOR HOME CARE SERVICES IN WESTMINSTER

The report is seeking approval to trigger the extension clauses in four Home Care contracts until September 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 24/08/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frank Hamilton

Notice of decision: 25/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/08/2020 - Ebury Phase 2 Delivery Route

Cabinet Member approcal sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 01/10/2020

Lead officer: David Thompson

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


13/08/2020 - Church Street Regeneration Site C Boundary Definition

Cabinet Member Approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 20/08/2020

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


10/08/2020 - Community Equipment Services Procurement Exercise

The current contract was awarded to Medequip as part of the London Community Equipment Consortium framework in April 2017 for a period of 4 years with the option of a 1 + 1 extension to supply community and specialist equipment for Adults and Children. The London Community Equipment Consortium is hosted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and under the Bi-Borough arrangements, Westminster will lead on the re-procurement of the Consortium Framework. The Consortium is currently made up of 21 London Boroughs, with an average total net spend of £88m, with Westminster’s sovereign contract annual net spend equating to an average of £1.8m; the new framework will be for a period of 5 years with the option of a 1 + 1 extension.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 28/10/2020

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020


03/08/2020 - Accommodation based flexible support and care for residents with a learning disability

Renewal of expired contractual arrangements for several providers delivering a range of services for residents with a learning disability and/or autism, some of whom have additional complex physical health needs and/or behaviours which can challenge services.
The services are delivered from registered residential care homes, shared supported accommodation and individual tenancies, and support the council in meeting its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act 2014.
Plans are in place to set up a Housing Care and Support Framework that will replace the range of contracts currently in place, set a quality and outcomes framework, price and allow the development of support for people with learning disabilities in the Bi-Borough

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Before 16/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Ramshaw

Notice of decision: 03/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision request is exempt due to the nature of the decision being taken linked to continuity of service provision is essential in advance of the appointment of new providers through the proposed Housing Care and Support Framework.


23/07/2020 - Strand Aldwych public realm scheme – implementation of proposals on Aldwych

Seeking approving to 1. proceed to implementation (stage 4-6) of the Aldwych proposals as part of the wider Strand Aldwych Public Realm scheme 2. to commit £13.7m for the implementation of these measures and 3. To seek approval to implement TMO subject to the outcome of the TMO consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning, Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 27/08/2020

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke, Michelle Lucas-Jones

Notice of decision: 23/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open