Agenda and draft minutes

Special, Cabinet
Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Catherine Mackenzie 

Items
No. Item

61.

Leader's Announcement

Minutes:

The Leader informed Members that this would be the last Cabinet meeting for Wycombe District Council. The Leader then commended and thanked all of the officers and her Cabinet colleagues for their support and hard work over the years.

 

62.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Z Ahmed (Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing), D Barnes (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Engagement and Strategy), C Etholen (Deputy Cabinet Member for Digital Development & Customer Services), Mrs J Langley (Cabinet Member for Housing) and R Raja (Leader of the Labour Group).

63.

Minutes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 3 February 2020 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

64.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

65.

Urgent item: Designation and Implementation of PSPO's (Public Spaces Protection Order ) in High Wycombe

Minutes:

Cabinet approval was sought to grant delegated authority to the Head of Housing, Environment and Community Services to implement Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) when necessary. It was noted that the decision would enable the Council to implement any future Orders promptly.

 

The following urgent decision was made to allow Public Spaces Protection Orders within the Wycombe District Council area to be made without reference to Cabinet, which would reduce delays and administrative burdens allowing arrangements to be implemented quickly and efficiently.

 

RESOLVED: That authority be delegated to the Head of Housing, Environment and Community Services to make PSPOs within the Wycombe District Council area.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

RESOLVED: That pursuant to Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Minute No 66, because of its reference to matters which contain exempt information as defined as follows:

Minute 66 Joint Waste Procurement

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (Paragraph 3, Part 1 of Schedule 12A, Local Government Act 1972)

(The need to maintain the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure, because disclosure could prejudice the Council’s position in any future tender process or negotiations)

 

66.

Joint Waste Procurement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet approval was sought to award the waste collection, recycling and street cleansing contract for Chiltern, South Bucks and the Wycombe area to the preferred bidder. Members were advised that this would ensure the continued delivery of an effective service after the current contracts had expired. The decision also ensured that statutory requirements were met for the new Buckinghamshire Council.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment placed on record her thanks to the Head of Housing, Environment and Community Services and the Waste Project Officer for all their hard work.

 

The following decisions were made to award the waste collection, recycling and street cleansing contract.

 

RESOLVED: That (i) the background and progress on the waste, recycling and street cleansing contract procurement project be noted;

(ii)    a contract to preferred bidder ‘C’ for a new waste collection, recycling and street cleansing contract for Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe areas, having regard to the procurement and financial information contained within the report and the confidential Appendix A (i & ii) be awarded; and

 

(iii)  responsibility for completing the contract be delegated to the Head of Housing, Environment and Community Services and / or the Acting Chief Executive.

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Improvement & Review Commission (IRC) thanked the Cabinet for the collaborative approach that had been undertaken with the IRC throughout the years.

 

The Cabinet Member for Planning then expressed his thanks to the Leader for her fair leadership and delegation. He concluded by commenting that it had been a pleasure working with her and his Cabinet colleagues.