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.


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, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 19/12/2020

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


17/11/2020 - Realignment of Claimant Contact Facilities for the Council's Benefits service

The recommendation in this report will realign the customer contact facilities available for Benefits service claimants following the experience of the current pandemic and will produce some medium term savings as other external buildings are vacated and released by other Council services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 25/11/2020

Notice of decision: 17/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street;

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 16/11/2020


16/11/2020 - Rating Advisory Panel 08/12/2020

Determination of NNDR Discretionary and Hardship Relief Applications

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gemma Williams

Notice of decision: 16/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/11/2020 - Smart Cities-Variation to Contract with PwC

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital

Decision due date: 11/12/2020

Lead officer: Brett McKee

Notice of decision: 11/11/2020


09/11/2020 - Pay Policy 2021-22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/04/2021

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, Property and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital

Decision due date: Not before 06/11/2020

Notice of decision: 29/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


19/10/2020 - MTFP Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/10/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020


19/10/2020 - Community Benefit Fund

Cabinet Member approval sought to approve Community Benefit Fund proposals.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 19/11/2020

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


19/10/2020 - Nomination and Appointment of Local Authority School Governors

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due date: 11/11/2020


07/10/2020 - PiP Funding

To review and agree on-going budget requirements for the Partners in Practice programme which funds the Clinical Practice team in Children's services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 07/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/10/2020 - Acquisition in W1

Property acquisition

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

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, Property and Regeneration

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


01/10/2020 - 1-5 Grosvenor Place public realm improvement project

Public realm improvements around the new development for 1-5 Grosvenor Place. Improvements include footway widening on Grosvenor Crescent to improve pedestrian accessibility, inset Granite Sett parking bays proposed on Halkin Street, vehicle crossovers to be paved in Granite Setts at pavement level to maintain continuity of pedestrian movement, enhanced lighting, installation of new cycle stands on Grosvenor Crescent and Halkin Street, 6 new trees and improvements to existing carriageway and footway surface.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 11/2020

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Lead officer: Michelle Lucas-Jones

Notice of decision: 01/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


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

Officer Rrport

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

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


14/09/2020 - NWEC Property & Occupier BIDs Renewal Ballots

New West End Company Property & Occupier BIDs Renewal Ballots

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 15/10/2020

Wards affected: Bryanston and Dorset Square; Marylebone High Street; West End;

Lead officer: Haylea Asadi

Notice of decision: 14/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2020 - Whitehall BID Ballot

A new BID for Whitehall for a proposed 2 year term which will then merge with Victoria Westminster BID

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: Before 04/12/2020

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Haylea Asadi

Notice of decision: 14/09/2020


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

Cabimet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/09/2020

Notice of decision: 07/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


04/09/2020 - Victoria Neighbourhood Forum Re-Designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 04/10/2020

Wards affected: St James's; Vincent Square; Warwick;

Lead officer: Sean Walsh

Notice of decision: 04/09/2020


04/09/2020 - Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum Re-Designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 04/10/2020

Wards affected: Churchill; Tachbrook; Warwick;

Lead officer: Sean Walsh

Notice of decision: 04/09/2020


02/09/2020 - Church Street Green Spine Project – report on Traffic Order consultation and implementation

That approval be given to proceed with implementation of the proposed scheme, including the capital expenditure

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 09/2020

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke, Simon Morgan

Notice of decision: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


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 Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 01/10/2020

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 Finance, Property 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.


31/07/2020 - Contract Award for School Age Speech and Language Therapy Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due date: 31/08/2020

Lead officer: Sarah Newman

Notice of decision: 31/07/2020


28/07/2020 - Rental e-scooter trial

A decision is needed for Westminster to take part in the Transport for London led and administered rental e-scooter trial for a twelve month period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 28/08/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Tse

Notice of decision: 28/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


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 and Planning, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

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


06/07/2020 - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and use of investigatory powers at Westminster City Council

Review of the Council’s policy on RIPA and use of investigatory powers

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 14/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joyce Golder

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2020 - Private Rented Sector Strategy

Strategy to help ensure Westminster has a well run and managed private rented sector where properties are of good quality.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 09/09/2020

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 03/07/2020


09/06/2020 - Purchase of investment in W2

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


09/06/2020 - Surrender of leasehold interest in SW1`

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


03/06/2020 - Lisson Arches Full Business Case

Cabinet Member approval sought tor the full business case in relation to Lisson Arches.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 03/07/2020

Notice of decision: 03/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons