Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall Watford

Contact: Caroline Harris  Email: legalanddemocratic@watford.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

41.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence

42.

Disclosure of interests (if any)

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest

43.

Minutes of previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2018 to be submitted and signed.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2018 were submitted and signed.

44.

Conduct of meeting

The Cabinet may wish to consider whether there are any items on which there is general agreement which could be considered now, to enable discussion to focus on those items where the Cabinet sees a need for further debate.

Minutes:

No changes were made to the agenda.  Councillor Bell spoke on behalf of the Labour Group.

45.

Exclusion of press & public

The Chair to move: that, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during consideration of the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Section 100(1) of the Act for the reasons stated below in terms of Schedule 12A.

 

Note: if approved, the Chair will ask members of the press and public to leave the meeting at this point.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of proceedings, that if members of the public were present during consideration of the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Section 100(1) Schedule 12A of the Act for the reasons stated in the reports.

46.

To approve the new design and delivery model for Community and Environmental Services as developed through the Watford 2020 Programme

    Report of Head of Service Transformation to ask Cabinet to approve the Community and Environmental Services future design, full business case and implementation plan

     

    This report is considered Part B in accordance with Paragraph 2 of Part 1 Schedule 12A as it contains information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.  

     

Minutes:

The Head of Service Transformation and Councillor Collett introduced the report and officers responded to questions from Cabinet and Councillor Bell.

 

RESOLVED:

           

1.        That Cabinet approves the Watford 2020 Community Services business case, detailed designs and implementation plan as summarised in paragraph 5 of the report

2.        That the above approval allows the Watford 2020 programme to progress to the ‘build’ phase of Tranche 2 which will move the detailed designs to a form where they can be implemented.

47.

To approve the new design and delivery model for Democratic Services, as developed through the Watford 2020 Programme

    Report of Head of Service Transformation to ask Cabinet to approve the Democratic Services future design, full business case and implementation plan

     

    This report is considered Part B in accordance with Paragraph 2 of Part 1 Schedule 12A as it contains information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.  

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the Head of Service Transformation and Councillor Watkin.  Officers responded to questions.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.      That Cabinet approves the Democratic Services future design, Full Business Case and implementation with the key changes summarised in paragraph 4.3 of the report

2.      That the above approval allows the Watford 2020 programme to progress to the ‘build’ phase of Tranche 2 which will move the detailed designs to a form where they can be implemented.

48.

To approve the new design and delivery model for the Property, Regeneration and Facilities Management Services, as developed through the Watford 2020 Programme

    Report of Head of Service Transformation to ask Cabinet to approve the Property, Regeneration and Facilities Management future design, full business case and implementation plan

     

    This report is considered Part B in accordance with Paragraph 2 of Part 1 Schedule 12A as it contains information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.  

     

    Minutes:

    The report was introduced by the Head of Service Transformation and Councillor Watkin.  Officers responded to questions.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

                That Cabinet approves:

    1.    the creation of a Corporate Asset Management function, responsible for operational property and facilities management

    2.    the creation of a Property Investment Management function, responsible for the council’s property investment strategy and portfolio reporting into Property Investment Board and delivery of major regeneration and property development projects.

    3.    that detailed design work is completed to identify explicitly how the required financial savings and quality improvements can be delivered and that this is presented to Cabinet for a decision in early 2019.

 

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