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                   BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL


                                          CABINET

                                    25th November, 2009


247. Present:        Councillors Andrews (in the Chair), Cheetham, Gardiner, Miller,
                     Newman, Morgan (for Burgess), Platts and Stokes.

                     Councillors D. Birkinshaw, P. Birkinshaw, Clowery, Fisher, Gaunt,
                     Price, Perrin and Wainwright were also in attendance.

248. Declarations of Personal Interests

     Councillor Andrews declared a personal interest in relation to Minute No. 255 in view
     of his partner’s membership of the Adoption Panel.

249. Deputy Leader of the Council - Call-In of Cabinet Decisions

     The Deputy Leader reported that no decisions from the previous meeting held on
     11th November, 2009 had been called-in.

250. Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th November, 2009 (Cab.25.11.2009/3)

     The minutes of the meeting held on 11th November, 2009 were taken as read and
     signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

251. Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.25.11.2009/4)

     The Record of Decisions taken by Cabinet Spokespersons under delegated powers
     during the week ending 13th November, 2009 were noted.

252. Petitions Received Under Standing Order 40 (Cab.25.11.2009/5)

     RESOLVED that the report notifying the receipt of the following petitions and their
     referral to the relevant Executive Director for investigation/action, be noted:-

     (i)    Containing 114 signatures, requesting parking restrictions at the Academy
            entrance, Farm Road, Kendray, together with traffic calming and other road
            safety measures on Farm Road.

            Petition referred to Executive Directors Development and Children, Young
            People and Families.

     (ii)   Three petitions containing 53, 23 and 263 signatures and 15 individual letters in
            relation to specific features of the proposed Honeywell Residents Only Parking
            Zone (RPZ).

            Petitions referred to Executive Director Development.
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253. Regeneration Scrutiny Commission’s Report on Promoting Tourism in
     Barnsley: Improving the Visitor Experience (Cab.25.11.2009/6)

     Councillor R. Wraith, Chair of the Regeneration Scrutiny Commission, presented the
     Regeneration Scrutiny Commission’s report on Promoting Tourism in Barnsley:
     Improving the Visitor Experience.

     RESOLVED that the report be received and the Executive Director Development be
     requested to respond to the report’s specific findings and recommendations within 28
     days.

254. Customer and Neighbourhood Services Spokesperson – City Challenge and
     Single Regeneration Budget Recycled Income – Update 2009/10
     (Cab.25.11.2009/7)

     RESOLVED:-

     (i)     that the current position on the Recycled Income Funds from the City Challenge
             and the Single Regeneration Budget Programmes, as detailed in the report now
             submitted, be noted;

     (ii)    that the Executive Director Customer and Neighbourhood Services be given
             delegated authority to approve, in consultation with the Ward Panels and Area
             Partnerships, future decisions regarding the use of the recycled income;

     (iii)   that the revised costs for the Dearne City Challenge area projects identified in
             paragraph 4.1.1 and Appendix B of the report, be approved;

     (iv) that the revised costs for the Barnsley North East Corridor projects identified in
          paragraph 4.2.1 and Appendix B of the report, be approved;

     (v)     that the revised costs for the Barnsley SRB 1 projects identified in paragraph
             4.3.1 and Appendix B of the report, be noted;

     (vi) that projects identified in paragraphs 4.1.4, 4.2.4 and 4.3.4 be included in the
          approved Capital Programme and, subject to Government Office approval and
          there being sufficient income, funding be released in accordance with Financial
          Regulations Code of Practice Paragraph C.5.2(a).

255. Cabinet Support Member for Children, Young People and Families
     Spokesperson – Adoption Service Report 2008/09 (Cab.25.11.2009/8.1)

     RESOLVED:-

     (i)     that the positive performance of the Adoption Service in Barnsley in 2008/09, as
             detailed in the report now submitted, be noted;
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     (ii)   that Ofsted’s overall rating of the service as ‘good’, meaning that this aspect of
            the provision is strong, be noted and welcomed.

256. Cabinet Support Member for Children, Young People and Families
     Spokesperson – Response to Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission’s
     Report on the Performance of the Local Authority in the National Tests and
     Examinations (Cab.25.11.2009/8.2)

     RESOLVED that Cabinet’s response to the recommendations detailed in the report
     of the Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission on the Performance of the Local
     Authority in the National Test and Examinations, as set out in the report now
     submitted be approved.

257. Corporate Services Spokesperson – Service and Financial Planning 2010/2011
     – Corporate Prospectus (Cab.25.11.2009/9.1)

     RESOLVED that the Corporate Prospectus for 2010/2011 appended to the report
     now submitted, be approved and widely disseminated for Member and officer
     information, and to support the Council’s Service and Financial Planning
     arrangements for 2010/2011.

258. Corporate Services Spokesperson – Quarterly Analysis of Selective Voluntary
     Early Retirement and Voluntary Severance July to September, 2009
     (Cab.25.11.2009/9.2)

     RESOLVED that the information in respect of the Selective Voluntary Early
     Retirements and Voluntary Severances which have taken place during the period
     July to September, 2009, as set out in the report now submitted, be received and
     noted in accordance with the required procedure.

259. Corporate Services Spokesperson – Time Off for Election Duties – Policy and
     Procedure (Cab.25.11.2009/9.3)

     RESOLVED that the new policy and procedure for the granting of time off for
     employees to undertake election duties, as detailed in the report now submitted, be
     approved, for implementation with immediate effect.

260. Corporate Services Spokesperson – Ex-Gratia Payments – Revised Policy and
     Procedure (Cab.25.11.2009/9.4)

     RESOLVED that the revised policy and procedure for ex-gratia payments to
     employees including Elected Members, as detailed in the report now submitted, be
     approved, for implementation with immediate effect.
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261. Development Spokesperson – Carbon Management Programme 5, 2008-2013
     Strategic Implementation Plan First Annual Report (Cab.25.11.2009/10.1)

     RESOLVED:-

     (i)     that the first year annual report of the Strategic Implementation Plan in relation
             to the Carbon Management Programme 5, 2008-2013, as detailed in the report
             now submitted, be approved;

     (ii)    that the progress made by the Council towards meeting the required reduction
             in carbon emissions be welcomed and that Cabinet place on record its thanks
             to those staff involved in this achievement.

262. Development Spokesperson – Participation in the Proposed Statutory Quality
     Bus Partnership Scheme for Barnsley Interchange, Town Centre and A61
     Quality Bus Corridor (Cab.25.11.2009/10.2)

     RESOLVED:-

     (i)     that the proposed introduction of the Statutory Quality Bus Partnership
             Scheme, as detailed in the report now submitted, be approved;

     (ii)    that the Executive Director, Development be authorised to respond to the South
             Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive that the Council is content with the
             terms of the scheme and intends to participate in it once implemented on 30th
             May, 2010.

263. Development Spokesperson – Local Authority Challenge Fund
     (Cab.25.11.2009/10.3)

     RESOLVED:-

     (i)     that the report be received and the success of the round 1 bid to the Local
             Authority Challenge Fund in accessing grant funding totalling £877,170 to
             enable the development of new council housing on Vernon Crescent,
             Worsbrough be noted and welcomed;

     (ii)    that the Assistant Director Strategic Housing, in consultation with the
             Development Cabinet Spokesperson, be authorised to approve the successful
             contractor following the completion of the tendering process for the Vernon
             Crescent scheme and for any subsequent round 2 schemes that are
             successful, in line with Contract Standing Orders;

     (iii)   that the Vernon Crescent new build scheme be added to the Capital
             Programme for 2009/11;
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     (iv) that the Assistant Director, Strategic Housing, in consultation with the Executive
          Director Finance, examine options to finance the provision of a new community
          facility in Brierley as outlined in section 5.2.5 of the report;

     (v)    that the former Lacewood School site at Bolton on Dearne be appropriated from
            the Property Service General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account and the
            site be administered by Strategic Housing, subject to the bid being successful;

     (vi) that the War Memorial currently located within the former Lacewood School site
          be relocated to a more suitable site to allow the development of new council
          housing, subject to consultation and the necessary planning consents being
          gained, subject to the bid being successful;

     (vii) that the site on Lidget Lane, Thurnscoe be appropriated from the Property
           Service General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account and the site be
           administered by Strategic Housing, subject to the bid being successful;

     (viii) that, in accordance with Section 10.1.(f)(i) of Contract Standing Orders,
            approval be given to the utilisation of the procurement framework of another
            authority should this be required to achieve the start on site deadline for any of
            the successful round 2 schemes;

     (ix) that the Assistant Director, Strategic Housing be authorised to apply for any
          necessary planning consents to enable the delivery of all five schemes.

264. Development Spokesperson – Barnsley Town Centre Building Heights Strategy
     (Cab.25.11.2009/10.4)

     RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL ON 28th JANUARY, 2010:-

     (i)    that the Barnsley Town Centre Building Heights Study, 2009, and the strategy it
            puts forward as detailed in the report now submitted be adopted as Council
            Policy to assist the control of development in Barnsley Town Centre;

     (ii)   that the report be referred to the Planning Regulatory Board.

265. Exclusion of the Public and Press

     RESOLVED that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during
     consideration of the following item, because of the likely disclosure of exempt
     information as described by the specific paragraph of Part I, of Schedule 12A of the
     Local Government Act 1972, as amended, as follows:-

     Item Number            Type of Information Likely to be Disclosed

        266                 Paragraph 3
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266. Finance and Property Service Spokesperson – Tender for Cash Transit and
     Banking Service (Cab.25.11.2009/12)

     RESOLVED that the action taken to award G4S Ltd the contract to provide a cash
     transit and banking service to the Council for the period 1st December, 2008 to 30th
     November, 2011, with an option to extend for a further year, as detailed in the report
     now submitted be noted.




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