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Decisions

Decisions published

04/06/2020 - Approval for discretionary grant policy for business ref: 1687    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Sam Fox (Director - Economic Development and Planning)

Decision published: 11/06/2020

Effective from: 04/06/2020

Decision:

To approve a discretionary grant policy for businesses not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

Lead officer: Sam Fox


04/06/2020 - Approval for the introduction of a pre-entry booking system at all of Wiltshire's Household Recycling Centres ref: 1683    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 09/06/2020

Effective from: 04/06/2020

Decision:

To approve the introduction of a pre-entry booking system for all of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres operated on behalf of Wiltshire Council by FCC in accordance with the Lot 2 contract and Hills Waste Solutions in accordance with the Lot 1 contract.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


28/05/2020 - Approval to establish full-time regional Covid-19 test centre at the Beehive Park and Ride site in Salisbury under Wiltshire Council's emergency powers during the Covid-19 pandemic ref: 1680    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: (00) Officer Decision Publishing Group

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 28/05/2020

Decision:

To approve:
The creation of a full-time regional test centre for COVID-19 at the Beehive Park and Ride site in Salisbury from 29th May 2020 until further notice.


Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


28/04/2020 - Approval for use of Stage 2 flexibilities under the Care Act 2014 ref: 1679    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Alison Elliott (Director of Adult Social Services)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 28/04/2020

Decision:

To approve use of Stage 2 - flexibilities under the Care Act 2014 - for Adult Social Care, in line with Schedule 12, Coronavirus Act 2020

Lead officer: Alison Elliott


10/04/2020 - Approval for the provision of 47 hospital support discharge unit beds ref: 1678    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Helen Jones (Director - Joint Commissioning)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 10/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the provision of provision of 47 Hospital Support Discharge Unit Beds to allow customers who have tested positive for Covid 19 to be discharged from hospital in timely manner to continue their journey.

Two providers have been selected and the total value for initial period is anticipated to be £1,080.00. Please see appendix 1 for details of the contracts to be awarded.

The contracts shall have staggered commencement dates with the initial contract on the 09th April with the initial term expiring on the 31st July 2020.

Discussions in relation to exit provisions are on going and may require a separate Record of Officer Decision Report to be produced.

To allow either the Strategic Procurement Hub or Legal services to enter in to the resulting contracts in line with the Council’s Constitution and Schemes of Delegation.

Lead officer: Helen Jones


09/04/2020 - Approval for the provision of block homecare hours for the COvid-19 Period ref: 1677    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Helen Jones (Director - Joint Commissioning)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 09/04/2020

Decision:

• To approve the provision of provision of block homecare hours to as part of the planning and organisation of health & social care services across Wiltshire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will support customers who have tested positive for Covid 19 to return to their homes and support those in the community who develop symptoms.

• Eight providers have been selected. The total value for initial period is anticipated to be £768,417.26. This is funded by the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group using monies provided by central government to enable the health & care sector to respond to the COVID-19 situation. Please see appendix 1 for details of the contracts to be awarded.

• The contracts shall commence on 9th April with the initial term expiring on 2nd of August 2020. There is an extension period available of up to 16 weeks. To exercise this extension period a further Record of Officer Decision Report will need to be produced and authorised.

• To allow either the Strategic Procurement Hub or Legal Services to enter into the resulting contracts in line with the Council’s Constitution and Schemes of Delegation.

Lead officer: Helen Jones


12/05/2020 - Approval for extension of a new rent policy to apply during the ongoing UK response to the coronavirus ref: 1676    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Sam Fox (Director - Economic Development and Planning)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 12/05/2020

Decision:

To apply a new policy to allow a one-month rent deferral (June 2020) for tenants affected by the Corona Virus, as of March 25 2020, to be recovered over the financial year 2020. This is a transitionary measure, following a two-month rent holiday enacted for April & May 2020.

Lead officer: Sam Fox


12/05/2020 - Approval for the reopening of nine of the ten household recycling centres following review of government guidance ref: 1675    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 12/05/2020

Decision:

To approve the reopening of nine of the ten household recycling centres operated on behalf of Wiltshire Council by FCC in accordance with the Lot 2 contract and Hills Waste Solutions in accordance with the Lot 1 contract, following review of government guidance.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


20/04/2020 - Approval for management of child employment arrangements during COVID-19 ref: 1674    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Helean Hughes (Director - Education and Skills)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 20/04/2020

Decision:

Wiltshire Council has reviewed the statement from the DfE relating to child employment during COVID-19; businesses can now apply for dispensation to allow children to continue working provided they meet clear criteria to ensure the child’s well-being is safeguarded and the child is able to work in safe conditions.

Lead officer: Helean Hughes


17/04/2020 - Approval for variation to payment for early years providers as a result of COVID19 - for the Summer term 2020 ref: 1673    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Helen Jones (Director - Joint Commissioning)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the proposal to reduce payments made for early years entitlement for 2, 3- & 4-year olds to settings and childminders closed during the coronavirus pandemic in order to create a pool of funds to incentivise settings to remain open to children of key workers, to children with a social worker or, education health & care plan (EHCP.)

Lead officer: Helen Jones


23/04/2020 - Approval for proposal on fees to social care providers ref: 1672    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Alison Elliott (Director of Adult Social Services)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 23/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the approach to sustaining the market in respect of supporting social care providers with their extraordinary costs.

Lead officer: Alison Elliott


27/04/2020 - Approval for extension of period of collection of licensing fees ref: 1671    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Jessica Gibbons (Director - Communities and Neighbourhood Services)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 27/04/2020

Decision:

To extend animal activity licences and delay collection of Licensing Act 2003 annual fees

Lead officer: Jessica Gibbons


11/04/2020 - Approval for the grant funding of food banks in Wiltshire in response to the coronavirus ref: 1670    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Simon Hendey (Director - Housing and Commercial)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 11/04/2020

Decision:

The council undertakes promotion of the work of food banks to encourage the community to donate food.

Further exploration of use of Charitable Funds to support local food banks.

The Council provides grant funding of an average of £2.5k per food bank ( total of £ 47.5k) upon request to match fund grant provided by Wiltshire Community Foundation. This to be funded from the local welfare assistance budget reducing this budget to £100k.

Council offers food banks the opportunity to take grant funding in the form of food direct from suppliers from the Council’s wholesale suppliers.

Lead officer: Simon Hendey


07/04/2020 - Approval for the establishment of emergency food parcel service for vulnerable households in response to the coronavirus ref: 1669    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Simon Hendey (Director - Housing and Commercial)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 07/04/2020

Decision:

1.To provide an emergency food parcel service to provide food for at least three days for vulnerable households unable to source food themselves.

2.To establish a gross budget for this service of £30,000 subject to ongoing review of demand. This sum will be reduced by the contributions by those able to pay and the local welfare provision payments.

3.To agree that the charges of the food parcels will be £20 for standard food parcel for one person, £ 30 for two people and up to £25 for a food parcel that caters for special dietary requirements for one person.

4.To agree that charging for emergency food parcels will be implemented in week commencing 6th April 2020

Lead officer: Simon Hendey


01/04/2020 - Approval for management of child employment arrangements during COVID-19 ref: 1668    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Alistair Cunningham (Chief Executive Officer - Place)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

Wiltshire Council to advise that all child employment arrangements must be temporarily suspended

Lead officer: Helean Hughes


27/03/2020 - Approval for strategic procurement hub to order stocks of PPE to maintain availability ref: 1667    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Emma Legg (Director of Access and Reablement)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 27/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the Strategic Procurement Hub to order PPE using their judgement on its availability in the market during the COVID situation. Working with FM and based upon an initial assessment of stock levels, SPH will seek to maintain those levels and where necessary use their judgement to order more, or less PPE based on demand and what is available in the market to procure at the time.

Lead officer: Emma Legg


01/04/2020 - Approval for the increase of authorisation limits in the council's electronic banking system, HSBCnet ref: 1666    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Andy Brown (Director - Finance and Procurement and Section 151 Officer)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the increase of authorisation limits in the electronic banking system (HSBCnet) to align with the changes to the Treasury Management Counterparty monetary limits approved under emergency arrangements by the CEOs on 31 March 2020.

Lead officer: Andy Brown


01/04/2020 - Approval for the increase of authority daily processing limits for BACS ref: 1665    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Andy Brown (Director - Finance and Procurement and Section 151 Officer)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the increase of authority daily processing monetary limits in the BACS electronic payment system (PayGate).

Lead officer: Andy Brown


01/04/2020 - Approval for suspending non-urgent repairs an associated visits to council owned houses ref: 1664    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Simon Hendey (Director - Housing and Commercial)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

To approve suspension of all non-urgent repairs and associated visits by the Housing team and associated contractors to council owned housing stock to comply with government guidance on controlling the COVID–19 pandemic.

Lead officer: Simon Hendey


01/04/2020 - Approval for the increase of treasury management strategy counterparty monetary limits ref: 1663    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Andy Brown (Director - Finance and Procurement and Section 151 Officer)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the increase of the Treasury Management Counterparty Monetary Limits from £15m to £30m

Lead officer: Andy Brown


24/03/2020 - Approval for decision to defer renewal process for the chargeable garden waste collection service ref: 1662    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 24/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the decision made at the COVID-19 Gold meeting on 24 March 2020 to defer until mid-June the process for renewal of chargeable garden waste kerbside collection contracts.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


24/04/2020 - Approval for the temporary closure of council chapels ref: 1661    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the temporary closure of council owned chapels at Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury Chapels.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


24/04/2020 - Approval for deferral of council tax and business rates collection ref: 1660    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Andy Brown (Director - Finance and Procurement and Section 151 Officer)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the rescheduling of council tax and business rate instalments for those most adversely affected by COVID 19.

Lead officer: Andy Brown


26/03/2020 - Approval for the application of a new rent policy to apply during the initial stages of the UK response to the Coronavirus ref: 1659    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Sam Fox (Director - Economic Development and Planning)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

To apply a new policy to allow a two-month rent holiday for tenants affected by the Corona Virus, as of March 25 2020.

Lead officer: Sam Fox


17/04/2020 - Approval for temporary closure of Park and Ride sites during Covid-19 Pandemic ref: 1658    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the temporary Closure of the Salisbury Park & Ride sites whilst Government travel restrictions are in place due to the Covid-19 Pandemic .

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


26/03/2020 - Approval to change existing parking restrictions under Wiltshire Council's emergency powers during the Covid-19 Pandemic ref: 1657    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

To approve:

Suspend on and off-street car parking charges.
All permits to be frozen.
Wiltshire Council will continue to enforce:
- double yellow lines.
- disabled bays.
- loading restrictions.
- obstruction of dropped kerbs and essential buildings.

The removal of charging will be time limited and implemented until the end of governments current restrictions on movements.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


14/04/2020 - Approval for cancellation of all indoor and outdoor markets ref: 1656    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 14/04/2020

Decision:

To approve:

The Cancellation of all Indoor & Outdoor Markets - In line with the Government’s instruction to stop all unnecessary contact and travel, Wiltshire Council will close all non-food markets and arrangements as part of their efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


14/04/2020 - Approval for closure of play areas ref: 1655    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 14/04/2020

Decision:

To approve:

In line with the Government’s instruction to stop all unnecessary contact and travel, Wiltshire Council will close all play and sports areas as part of their efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to include all communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


28/05/2020 - Approval to re-instate car parking charges under Wiltshire Council's emergency powers during the Covid-19 Pandemic ref: 1681    For Determination

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 02/06/2020

Effective from: 28/05/2020

Decision:

To approve:
The re-instatement of on and off-street car parking charges.

All permits to be un-frozen.

Current exemptions for parking charges by the Local Government Secretary for critical key workers will remain in place, affording free parking in Council parking bays without time restriction.

Any residents who wouldn’t normally purchase a permit but who, following government guidance, have to remain at home, will receive a free permit.

The re-instatement of car parking charges will come into effect from 1st June 2020.

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


08/04/2020 - Approval for ongoing temporary closure of household recycling centres following review of government guidance ref: 1654    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Parvis Khansari (Director - Highways and Environment)

Decision published: 01/06/2020

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the ongoing temporary closure of ten household recycling centres operated on behalf of Wiltshire Council by FCC in accordance with the Lot 2 contract and Hills Waste Solutions in accordance with the Lot 1 contract, following review of government guidance

Lead officer: Parvis Khansari


23/03/2020 - Approval for the application of a new rent deferment policy to apply during the initial stages of the UK response to the Coronavirus ref: 1653    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Simon Hendey (Director - Housing and Commercial)

Decision published: 01/06/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

To apply a new policy to allow a three month rent deferment for tenants affected by the Corona Virus, to be recovered back over the next nine month period, as confirmed by the Gold Meeting of 21 March 2020.

Lead officer: Simon Hendey


24/03/2020 - Approval for Coronavirus Staffing Policy ref: 1652    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Alistair Cunningham (Chief Executive Officer - Place)

Decision published: 01/06/2020

Effective from: 24/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the Coronavirus Staffing Policy

Lead officer: Alistair Cunningham OBE, Terence Herbert


23/03/2020 - Approval for cessation of food hygiene rating inspections ref: 1651    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Jessica Gibbons (Director - Communities and Neighbourhood Services)

Decision published: 01/06/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the cessation of all food hygiene rating inspections for all categories of food premises.

Lead officer: Jessica Gibbons


20/03/2020 - Approval for closure of libraries and leisure centres ref: 1650    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Alistair Cunningham (Chief Executive Officer - Place)

Decision published: 01/06/2020

Effective from: 20/03/2020

Decision:

To close until further notice all Wiltshire Council Libraries and Leisure Centres to the public, including the leisure centres managed on behalf of the council by Places Leisure.

Lead officer: Alistair Cunningham OBE


01/06/2020 - CS-02-20(previously 01_2020): Proposal to Increase Rowdeford School Place Numbers from 130 to 170 ref: 1649    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Council to make a prescribed alteration to Rowdeford Special School in Rowde, near Devizes, by increasing the school’s current planned places number from 130 to 170.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from: 09/06/2020

Decision:

Following consultation, I give notice that I have made the decision to Increase Rowdeford School places numbers from 130 to 170 as set out in the report.

 

This decision was published on 21 May 2020 and will come into force on 9 June 2020.


 

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