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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

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No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of pecuniary interest


Minutes of the previous meetings pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To approve the minutes of the following meetings:


-       17 March 2022 (Special Meeting)

-       17 March 2022 (Special Meeting Exempt Minutes)

-       21 March 2022

-       21 March 2022 (Exempt Minute)

Additional documents:


Extension of contract for temporary accommodation services pdf icon PDF 377 KB




A.    That Cabinet approved the extension of the Hall Place Contract into a new lease for a term of 5 years from the date of expiry of the current lease on 4 November 2026.


Contract Award - School Cleaning and Ancillary Services pdf icon PDF 170 KB




A. That Cabinet agreed the Council award to Bidder F (as detailed in the Confidential Appendix to this report) a contract for provision of the school cleaning and ancillary service at a range of schools and other education buildings within the borough for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2022, with an option to extend for up to two further years at the discretion of the council.

B. In accordance with Contract Standing Orders (CSO 24.3) that authority be delegated to the Director of Children, Schools and Families to exercise, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, the council’s option to grant one or more extensions of the contract term for any period up to two further years beyond the expiry of the initial contract term on 31 July 2025.


Supported Living Services for Adults with a Learning Disability pdf icon PDF 232 KB




A. That Cabinet agreed to award a contract for the provision of Supported Living care and support services for Adults with a Learning Disability, living at a total of eighteen (18) flats across three (3) supported living schemes, for a period of three years with the option to extend for a further 2 years and as outlined in the confidential Part B paper.

B. That Cabinet agreed to delegate to the Director of Community and Housing, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, the authority to extend the contract by the further increment of 2 years (as above).


Outturn 2021/22 Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB




A.     That Cabinet noted that following hard-fought negotiations with the DfE and subsequent Safety Valve agreement for the DSG deficit, the revenue outturn for 2021/22 is now a favourable position of £10.8m, as the DfE will give us £28m grant to match the £28m the General Fund will need to contribute to reduce the overall DSG deficit to nil.

B.    That Cabinet noted that if the Safety Valve had not been entered into, there would have been an adverse variance on the GF of £0.8m, which would have required a call on the Balancing the Budget reserve to balance it.

C.   That Cabinet noted additional training for budget managers will be carried out, targeting areas with substantial differences between forecast variances at period 10 and final outturn.

D.   That Cabinet considered the outturn position on Capital and approved the Slippage, predominately for the Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for Clarion’s regeneration scheme and delays in equipment due to shortages of chips into 2022/23 and other adjustments detailed in Appendix 2C, 2C1 and Section 7 of the report


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).


CHAS Shareholder Approval


RESOLVED: That the recommendations within the report were agreed.