Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Executive - Wednesday 3 August 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Graham Walton  020 8461 7743

Items
No. Item

44.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Decision:

Councillors Nicholas Bennett and Kate Lymer.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Nicholas Bennett and Kate Lymer. Councillor Tony Owen joined the meeting online.

45.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

None

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

46.

QUESTIONS

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, questions that are not specific to reports on the agenda must have been received in writing 10 working days before the date of the meeting - by 5pm on Wednesday 20th July 2022.  

 

Questions specifically relating to reports on the agenda should be received within two working days of the normal publication date of the agenda.  Please ensure that questions specifically on reports on the agenda are received by the Democratic Services Team by 5pm on Thursday 28th July 2022.

Decision:

11 Questions for written reply

Minutes:

Ten questions from members of the public had been received for written reply. The questions and answers are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

47.

TO CONFIRM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 29 JUNE AND 15 JULY 2022

Decision:

Minutes deferred to the next meeting

Minutes:

The minutes would be considered at the Executive’s next scheduled meeting.

48.

PROPERTY INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO UPDATE (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Decision:

Report deferred to the next meeting

Minutes:

At the request of the Chairman and members of Executive, Resources and Contracts PDS Committee, the report was deferred to the next meeting.

49.

HIGH STREETS FOR ALL FUNDING pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Decision:

(1) The allocation of High Streets for All Challenge grant funding totalling £140k be approved, noting that this would be accepted and expended on the interventions included in the funding application, as set out in paragraph 3.13 of the report.

 

(2) It is noted that the allocated funding must be spent prior to reimbursement by the Greater London Authority

 

(3) It is noted that this decision is being put before the Executive in accordance with General Exception Rule 15 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure rules for the following reasons:

 

(i)  The grant award was confirmed on 7 July 2022, therefore it could not be published on the Council’s Forward Plan 28 days before the decision is made;

(ii)  Due to the funding timescales, it would be impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included in the forward plan and to wait for the next Executive meeting.

 

(4) It is noted that in accordance with Rule 15 (b) the Chairman of the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee has been informed about the decision 5 clear days prior to the decision. Further to this and not required under Rule 15, Members of the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee have been provided with a copy of the report for information and for their comment should they wish to do so.

 

Minutes:

Report HPR2022/039

 

The report provided a summary of the successful High Streets for All funding application in order to seek a decision from elected Members.

 

Members commented on the need for close control of costs and requested a post project evaluation of its outcome.

 

The report had been scrutinised by the Executive, Resources and Contracts PDS Committee at its meeting on 28th July 2022 and the Committee had supported the recommendations. Members of the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee had also been invited to comment.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The allocation of High Streets for All Challenge grant funding totalling £140k be approved, noting that this would be accepted and expended on the interventions included in the funding application, as set out in paragraph 3.13 of the report.

 

(2) It is noted that the allocated funding must be spent prior to reimbursement by the Greater London Authority

 

(3) It is noted that this decision is being put before the Executive in accordance with General Exception Rule 15 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure rules for the following reasons:

 

(i)  The grant award was confirmed on 7 July 2022, therefore it could not be published on the Council’s Forward Plan 28 days before the decision is made;

(ii)  Due to the funding timescales, it would be impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included in the forward plan and to wait for the next Executive meeting.

 

(4) It is noted that in accordance with Rule 15 (b) the Chairman of the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee has been informed about the decision 5 clear days prior to the decision. Further to this and not required under Rule 15, Members of the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee have been provided with a copy of the report for information and for their comment should they wish to do so.

50.

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER ISSUES REFERRED FROM THE EXECUTIVE, RESOURCES AND CONTRACTS POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Decision:

None

Minutes:

There were no additional items referred from Executive, Resources and Contracts PDS Committee.

 

51.

EXEMPT MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 29 JUNE AND 15 JULY 2022

Decision:

Minutes deferred to the next meeting

 

Minutes:

The minutes would be considered at the Executive’s next scheduled meeting.

 

52.

PROPERTY INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO UPDATE (PART 2)

Decision:

Report deferred to the next meeting

 

Minutes:

At the request of the Chairman and members of Executive, Resources and Contracts PDS Committee, the report was deferred to the next meeting.

 

Appendix A - Questions and Replies pdf icon PDF 263 KB