Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

36.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Members are asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have had in respect of business on the agenda. They confirmed they had none.

37.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 September 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 September 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Executive Member.

 

38.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may

speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the

committee. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5:00pm on Thursday November 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the

registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy

Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of

the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote

public meeting will be webcast including any registered public

speakers who have given their permission. The remote public

meeting can be viewed live and on demand at

www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're

running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates

(www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on

meetings and decisions.

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak

at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

39.

Household Support Fund pdf icon PDF 481 KB

This paper presents the Household Support Fund (HSF) scheme to the Executive Member for Finance & Performancein consultation with the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods for approval.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That;

a)   The council’s Household Support Fund (as detailed at Annex A) be approved.

b)   That the allocation of £20k in funding to fuel vouchers (as detailed at Paragraph 9 and Annex A) be approved. 

c)   The discretion to pay claims made within the broader scope of the scheme guidance as set out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (as detailed ay Annex B) be delegated to the Head of Customer & Exchequer Services.      

Reason:     To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the winter 21/22 during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Members considered a report that presented the Household Support Fund (HSF) scheme to the Executive Member for Finance & Performancein consultation with the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods for approval.

 

The Head of Customer & Exchequer Services  explained the HFS scheme in facilitating support payments to all qualifying families experiencing financial difficulties (as detailed at Annex A). He noted that it could be used for fuel bills and that the online claim form would be available on 15 November.

 

The Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods welcomed the scheme and funding from the government and was pleased that the funds would be given out as soon as possible, focussing on people in need. She was pleased that the funds could be used to respond to the increase in energy costs via fuel vouchers and she welcomed the evaluation and feedback on the scheme. The Executive Member for Finance & Performance thanked officers for their work and welcomed the scheme.

 

It was then:

Resolved: That;

a)   The council’s Household Support Fund (as detailed at Annex A) be approved.

b)   That the allocation of £20k in funding to fuel vouchers (as detailed at Paragraph 9 and Annex A) be approved. 

c)   The discretion to pay claims made within the broader scope of the scheme guidance as set out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (as detailed ay Annex B) be delegated to the Head of Customer & Exchequer Services.   

  

Reason:     To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the winter 21/22 during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

 

[Cllr Craghill (Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods) left the meeting at 10.21]

 

40.

Corporate Procurement Strategy and Social Value Strategy pdf icon PDF 341 KB

This report outlines a number of minor changes and updates to both the Procurement Strategy and the Social Value Policy. 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That;

a)   The updated Procurement Strategy attached at annex 1 be noted and approved.

 

b)   The updated Social Value Policy attached at annex 2 be noted and approved.

 

Reason:     To ensure procurement is based on sound principles and continues to deliver value for money outcomes, as well as ensuring the procurement process is robust and effective.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report outlining a number of minor changes and updates to both the Procurement Strategy (Annex 1)  and the Social Value Policy (Annex 2). The Chief Finance Officer detailed the amendments to the strategy and policy. She advised that the Government had issued a Procurement Green Paper following the departure of the UK from the EU and the strategy would be updated following this.

 

The Executive Member then:

 

Resolved: That;

a)   The updated Procurement Strategy attached at annex 1 be noted and approved.

 

b)   The updated Social Value Policy attached at annex 2 be noted and approved.

 

Reason:     To ensure procurement is based on sound principles and continues to deliver value for money outcomes, as well as ensuring the procurement process is robust and effective.

 

 

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