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Agenda and decisions

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of pecuniary interest


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 43 KB


Report of the Routes into Employment for Vulnerable Cohorts Task Group pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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That Cabinet:


1.    Considers the report and recommendations (attached in Appendix 1) arising from the scrutiny review of routes into employment for vulnerable cohorts undertaken by the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Panel.

2.    Agrees to the implementation of the recommendations through an action plan being drawn up by officers in consultation with the lead Cabinet Member to be designated by Cabinet.

3.    Decides that it wishes to formally approve this action plan prior to it being submitted to the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Panel.


Equality Strategy 2017-21 pdf icon PDF 358 KB




That Cabinet recommends to Council that the draft Equality Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021 be endorsed and adopted.


Exclusion of the public

To RESOLVE that the public are excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following report(s) on the grounds that it is (they are) exempt from disclosure for the reasons stated in the report(s).


School Cleaning Contract 2017-20 pdf icon PDF 88 KB




That the council award to the organisation identified as Contractor C in the Confidential Annex to the report a contract for provision of the school cleaning service at Merton primary, secondary and special schools and other education buildings for a period of 3 years from 5 June 2017, with an option to extend for up to two further years at the discretion of the council.


Financial Monitoring January 2017 pdf icon PDF 793 KB

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That Cabinet


1.    Note the financial reporting data relating to revenue budgetary control, showing a forecast net overspend at year end of £5,901 million, 1.1% of the gross budget.

2.    Note the proposals set out in 2.4 to fund this shortfall without any impact on services in the current year.

3.    Give authority  to the Director of Corporate Services in conjunction with Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance to progress the details of this scheme totalling an estimated £558,900, subject to a detailed review of the business case and specification of works.


Integrated Sexual Health - agreement of contract award pdf icon PDF 125 KB




That Cabinet:


A.   Notes the tender process has adhered to Corporate Procurement Procedures, EU Procurement Regulations and the new contract will afford the Council with on-going year on year performance and value for money benefits


B.   Notes the procurement process and endorses the award of the contract to the successful Bidder, as outlined in Part 2 of the Report.  The contract will commence 01 October 2017 and be for an initial period of five (5) years with the option to apply two periods of extensions of one year each, subject to satisfactory performance, availability of budget and continued need at the discretion of the Council in partnership with London Boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth.  The maximum possible contract period would be no more than seven years.


C.   Notes that the current proposed model, subject to negotiations with the provider, will be further enhanced for the provision for east Merton residents. London boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth are supportive of more detailed work between the three boroughs to ensure that the Hub and Spoke allocation is responsive to the evidenced need across the regional (tri-borough) patch.


Local Authority Property Company pdf icon PDF 736 KB

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That Cabinet:


A.   Note the work that has been carried out to date in relation to the setting up of a wholly-owned local authority property company (“LAPC”).


B.   Approve the setting up of a wholly owned local authority property company.


C.   Approve the business case for the local authority property company.


D.   Agree the proposed governance arrangement set out in this report.


E.   Agree to:

                     i.        Establish a Sub-Committee of Cabinet and (subject to (iii) below) delegate to that Sub-Committee authority to exercise the Council’s rights and responsibilities as shareholder of the company;

                    ii.         Nominate Members to sit on the Shareholder Cabinet Sub-Committee;

                   iii.        Delegate to the Director of Environment and Regeneration authority to take decisions on matters reserved to the Council in circumstances where the expenditure to be incurred in any one instance does not exceed two hundred and fifty thousand pounds (£250,000)


F.    Delegate, to the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, authority to set up the company including finalisation and approval of all relevant documentation, and registration with the Registrar of companies.


G.   Note that appropriate amendments will need to be made to the Council’s constitution with respect to the Cabinet Sub-Committee and that Cabinet recommend to Full Council the appropriate amendments.


H.   Recommend to Full Council, the capital investment funding of £13,022m for the first four sites plus working capital of up to £4m.


I.      Delegate to the Director of Corporate Services the finalisation of the loan agreement between the Council and the LAPC .


J.    Recommends to Council an allocation of a further £10 million in the capital programme for the strategic acquisition of sites, subject to the business case for each acquisition is agreed by the council’s Property Asset Management Board.


K.   That Cabinet (approval will also be required by full Council):

                    i.       Approve the increase in the Capital Programme to reflect the proposals in this report, and

                  ii.       Approve the revised Treasury Management Strategy inclusive of revised Prudential indicators