Decisions

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Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

The records of decisions by Executive Members and Corporate Directors for the period January 2020 to February 2021 are available to view via the Library Archive.

Decisions published

21/03/2024 - Brotherton Retaining Wall - Maintenance Works ref: 4849    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 09/04/2024

Effective from: 21/03/2024

Decision:

Award of the contract for Brotherton Retaining Wall – Maintenance Works to Hinko Construction Ltd for £69,117.80.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


04/04/2024 - Swing Bridge Maintenance Contract ref: 4848    Recommendations Approved

To procure and award an NEC 4 term service maintenance contract for Cawood Swing Bridge, A19 Toll Bridge, A63 Bypass Swing Bridge, Whitby Swing Bridge with a duration of two years. The approximate value of the contract will be £325k.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 09/04/2024

Effective from: 17/04/2024

Decision:

To procure a maintenance contract for Whitby, Selby Town, Cawood and A63 Bypass Swing Bridges.

Lead officer: James Walker


27/03/2024 - Assessment of Assets of Community Value Nomination NYCACV0038 The Maypole Inn Long Preston ref: 4847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Local Engagement

Decision published: 05/04/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

a) The nomination for The Maypole Inn Long Preston (NYCACV0038) is successful and meets the definition of community value as detailed in the Localism Act 2011
b) It should be placed on the North Yorkshire Council Assets of Community Value List of Successful Nominations

Lead officer: Mark Codman


27/03/2024 - Assessment of Assets of Community Value Nomination NYCACV0039 Long Preston Post Office and Village Stores ref: 4846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Local Engagement

Decision published: 05/04/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

a) The nomination for Long Preston Post Office and Village Stores (NYCACV0039) is successful and meets the definition of community value as detailed in the Localism Act 2011
b) It should be placed on the North Yorkshire Council Assets of Community Value List of Successful Nominations

Lead officer: Mark Codman


27/03/2024 - Assessment of Assets of Community Value Nomination The Ivanhoe Public House NYCACV0037 ref: 4845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Local Engagement

Decision published: 03/04/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

a) The nomination for The Ivanhoe, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough YO12 6RW is successful and meets the definition of community value as detailed in the Localism Act 2011
b) It should be placed on the North Yorkshire Council Assets of Community Value List of Successful Nominations

Lead officer: Mark Codman


02/04/2024 - Harrogate Convention Centre Food Provision ref: 4844    Recommendations Approved

To Direct Award from the YPO 1114 Food Deal 2 Framework to Turner &
Price Ltd a contract for the supply of Lot 1 - Groceries, Lot 2 - Frozen Foods, Lot 3 - Fresh Fruit & Veg, Lot 4 - Chilled Food, Lot 5 - Meats and Lot 6 - Bakery goods to Harrogate Convention Centre

Decision Maker: Director of Harrogate Convention Centre

Decision published: 02/04/2024

Effective from: 11/04/2024

Decision:

The decision is to Direct Award from the YPO 1114 Food Deal 2 Framework to Turner & Price Ltd of the contract for the supply of Lot 1 - Groceries, Lot 2 - Frozen Foods, Lot 3 - Fresh Fruit & Veg, Lot 4 - Chilled Food, Lot 5 - Meats and Lot 6 - Bakery goods to Harrogate Convention Centre

Lead officer: John Wright


24/01/2024 - Procurement of Replacement of Analogue Lines ref: 4843    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Technology

Decision published: 02/04/2024

Effective from: 24/01/2024

Decision:

The award of a contract for Replacement of Analogue lines to Daisy Corporate Services Trading Limited using the YPO 00976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions framework Lot 6.

The contract is for a period of 3 years plus 1 year extension commencing on the 18 March 2024.

The contract value is £1,300,000 (exc VAT)

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


28/03/2024 - Libraries Improvement Fund grant acceptance for a new mobile library ref: 4842    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to accept a Libraries Improvement Fund grant of £150,000 to purchase a new mobile library.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Resources (Community Development)

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 28/03/2024

Decision:

That the Assistant Director of Resources for Community Development authorises the acceptance of the grant of £150,000 from the Libraries Improvement Fund.

Lead officer: Hazel Smith


28/03/2024 - Appointment of the Chair for Scarborough Town Board ref: 4841    Recommendations Approved

The report will seek approval:
1. To invite David Kerfoort CBE DL to become the Independent Chair for the Scarborough Town Board.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 28/03/2024

Decision:

The Leader invites David Kerfoot CBE DL to be the Independent Chair of Scarborough Town Board to serve for a two-year term until 31 March 2026 and confirms the transition of the Scarborough Town Deal Board to the Scarborough Town Board.

Lead officer: Helen Jackson


27/03/2024 - Keep Britain Tidy Chewing Gum Grant 2023-24 ref: 4840    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

The Corporate Director, Environment and Assistant Director, Resources approve the submission of a grant application to Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) for a grant to a maximum of £27,500 to purchase specialist chewing gum removal equipment to enhance the street cleaning service

Lead officer: Maureen Wilson


26/03/2024 - Contract Extension for Hard Facilities Management Mechanical Equipment and Plant: Servicing and Responsive Maintenance ref: 4839    Recommendations Approved

Contract extensions for Hard Facilities Management Mechanical Equipment and Plant: Servicing and Responsive Maintenance from 1st April until 30th June 2024

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Property, Procurement & Commercial

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

Contract extensions for Hard Facilities Management Mechanical Equipment and Plant: Servicing and Responsive Maintenance from 1st April until 30th June 2024

 

Lead officer: Katherine Edge


22/03/2024 - Fees for inhouse community care services 2024/25 ref: 4834    Recommendations Approved

To approve the proposed changes in fees and charges for inhouse community care services, plus meals, transport and laundry services for 2024/25

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision published: 25/03/2024

Effective from: 04/04/2024

Decision:

The Corporate Director Health & Adult Services in consultation with the executive member for Health and Adult Services has approved the new charging rates as outlined below to be effective from 8 April 2024. A copy of the report considered is attached.

Lead officer: Abigail Barron, Anton Hodge


22/03/2024 - Fees payable for external providers of social care provision ref: 4835    Recommendations Approved

To approve fees and annual uplift level for 2024/2025

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision published: 25/03/2024

Effective from: 04/04/2024

Decision:

The fee increases have been agreed by the Corporate Director Health and Adult Services in consultation with the Executive Member. The report considered is attached.

Lead officer: Abigail Barron, Anton Hodge


22/03/2024 - Proposal for Harrogate and Rural Alliance partnership agreements 2024/2025 ref: 4833    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Harrogate and Rural Alliance partnership arrangements for 2024/25

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision published: 22/03/2024

Effective from: 29/03/2024

Decision:

To agree the extension of the Section 75 Agreement for the Harrogate and Rural Alliance within scope of the original contract, for a term of 12 months from 01/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 and that a further report will be brought forward for consideration during 2024/25 on any longer-term arrangements proposed for April 2025 onwards.

Lead officer: Karen Siennicki


15/03/2024 - Opposed Public Footpath No. 15.65/3 (Crag Hill) Killinghall Diversion Order 2023 ref: 4831    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 22/03/2024

Effective from: 15/03/2024

Decision:

The opposed Diversion Order is to be referred to the Secretary of State (SoS) for resolution and that the Authority is to support the confirmation of the Order within its submission to the SoS.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


19/03/2024 - Supporting Families Programme ref: 4830    Recommendations Approved

To agree that NYCC signs up to the Supporting Families Programme for 2023/2024 and 2024/2025

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from: 19/03/2024

Decision:

To agree that North Yorkshire Council signs up to the Supporting Families Programme for 2024/2025.

Lead officer: Barbara Merrygold


14/06/2023 - Request to accept funding for Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Pilot Programme ref: 4829    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2023

Decision:

Full details of the decision taken in relation to the Net Zero Hub Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Pilot Programme for 2023/24 and 2024/25 published in full once external embargo restrictions are lifted.

Lead officer: Marie Woodhouse


20/03/2024 - Planned Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades ref: 4828    Recommendations Approved

The decision is required to undertake the procurement for the Planned Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades contract.
The procurement recommendation is to use a further competition on the Efficiency North General Building Works DPS - lot 28 for kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Two contracts will be procured that will cover the requirements.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 20/03/2024

Effective from: 20/03/2024

Decision:

To utilise a Further Competition on Efficiency North’s to use a further competition on the Efficiency North General Building Works DPS - lot 28 to procure a contract for kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Works will cover the areas of Richmondshire, Selby and Harrogate.

Lead officer: Jacob Headlam


19/03/2024 - Stopping the Start: our new plan to create a Smokefree Generation ref: 4827    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to accept this grant funding. The decision will be taken in consultation with the Assistant Director Resources and Executive Member Finance.

Announced in October 2023 based on the recommendations from the Khan Review, ‘Stopping the Start: our new place to create a smokefree generation’ was published outlining the Government’s efforts to achieve a national smoking prevalence of 5%. To support these efforts, further funding for stop smoking services was announced as part of this paper to achieve this Smokefree 2030 target.

£70 million has been identified for these services over the next 5 years, starting in 2024-25. Funding per Local Authority area has been calculated based on local smoking prevalence. North Yorkshire’s funding for 2024-25 has been identified as c£632k.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Health & Adult Services

Decision published: 20/03/2024

Effective from: 28/03/2024

Decision:

Cllr Harrison has given approval to accept the Section 31 grant funding from the Department of Health and Social Care to support the vision of creating a ‘Smokefree Generation’. This decision has been in consultation with the Assistant Director of Resources and the Executive Member for Finance, Discussions have also been held with the Director of Public Health and Corporate Director HAS.

Lead officer: Katie Needham


19/03/2024 - High Needs Budget 2024-25 ref: 4825    Recommendations Approved

To agree the High Needs Budget for 2024-25, setting out the financial pressures and funding available for expenditure that fall within the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 20/03/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

To approve the proposed High Needs Block budget for 2024/25 as set out in Table 2 and Table 3 of the report

Lead officer: Howard Emmett


19/03/2024 - Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) Grant Acceptance ref: 4824    Recommendations Approved

To seek Executive Member approval to accept a grant in the sum of £1,410,570 from the Department for Education to deliver the national Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF) for North Yorkshire in 2024/25.

The HAF grant is offered to all upper tier authorities in England to provide a programme of free holiday activities and food during the main school holiday periods of Easter, Summer and Christmas. Free places are offered to all ‘means tested free school meal’ eligible school age children. Provision should be delivered in line with the grant criteria of:

Easter - 4 hours per day for 4 days

Summer – 4 hours per day for 16 days

Christmas – 4 hours per day for 4 days

Local Authorities have flexibility regarding how the provision is delivered and in North Yorkshire the programme is delivered as a consortia between the Council and local community based providers.

The grant offer for the 2024/25 is marginally higher that the grant in 2023/24 (£1,378,320). The programme is fully funded by the DfE and no additional costs are incurred by North Yorkshire Council. jack

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Decision published: 20/03/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

To accept a grant in the sum of £1,410,570 from the Department for Education to deliver the national Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF) for North Yorkshire in 2024/25.

Lead officer: Marie-Ann Jackson


18/03/2024 - Procurement of a Main Contractor to develop extensions to 4 No. Council owned properties ref: 4823    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report it to obtain approval to tender for an external Main Contractor to build extensions and carry out retrofit or refurbishment works to the properties list below

• 4 Jessamine Terrace, Spofforth
• 111 Aismunderby Road, Ripon
• 3 St Andrews Avenue, Harrogate
• 2 Stockwell Place, Knaresborough

These properties have been identified as having the potential to be extended to provide suitable accommodation for families with urgent adaptation requirements or to accommodate families who are currently in an overcrowded property.

The budget allowance for this contract is £630,000 in total

The projects will be prioritised based on the greatest need and the team aim for all 4 projects to be completed by March 2025

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 19/03/2024

Effective from: 18/03/2024

Decision:

To approve to appoint a contractor for the implementation and delivery of extension projects to four council owned dwellings.

Below are details of the extension/modification projects proposed. It is provided as part of process to seek approval to procure a contractor to undertake the construction of the projects as part of an essential adaptations programme to provide the needed facilities for the occupiers disabled requirements or to support the overcrowding requirement of the occupier. (Figures quoted are inclusive of VAT)

1. 111, Aismunderby Road, Ripon HG4 1SD - estimated contract value £120,000
2. 2, Stockwell Place, Knaresborough HG5 0LJ - estimated contract value £130,000
3. 3, St Andrew’s Avenue, Harrogate HG2 7RN - estimated contract value £200,000
4. 71, Charlton Drive, Knaresborough HG5 0DW- estimated contract value £70,000
Four properties have been acquired as part of this initiative. The following extensions/modifications are proposed.

1. 111, Aismunderby Road, Ripon HG4 1SD
This property has been purchased back into the HRA with a nomination that has been identified as a suitable property for development to meet the tenant’s disability requirements as per the OT requirements.
A single storey extension has been proposed to incorporate an additional adapted wet room and adaptations including the full refurbishment of the house and external areas have been agreed to meet the incoming tenants needs.

2. 2, Stockwell Place, Knaresborough HG5 0LJ
This property is an end terrace property that has been purchased back into the HRA that has been identified as a suitable property for development to meet the housing demand for 4 bedrooms with disabled facilities

An extension to provide a ground floor adapted bedroom and wet room, and an extension for the kitchen to create a four bedroomed property suitably adapted for a large family with disabled needs.

3. 3, St Andrew’s Avenue, Harrogate HG2 7RN
This Property is currently a void property with a nomination that has been identified as a suitable property for development. A two-storey extension to provide a wet room with WC and bedroom, and single storey extension to accommodate and additional bedroom downstairs, providing the property in total with five bedrooms to accommodate the nominations needs.

4. 71, Charlton Drive, Knaresborough
A ground floor extension to provide a bedroom and wetroom comprising shower, wc and basin. The work will include construction a low-level retaining wall in the rear garden to provide for the extension. All approvals are in place for the works to proceed.

This is a replacement property for 4, Jessamine Terrace, Spofforth where due to a change in the tenant’s circumstances, it is no longer the intention to provide an extension to the property.

It is the recommendation to tender these extension projects as one lot, which will make the package more attractive to the contractor marketplace, rather than tendering the projects separately. The anticipated size of the entire package will be in excess of £500,000 (incl of VAT).

Lead officer: Stephen Hynes


19/03/2024 - DfE Teachers Pay Additional Grant (Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units) – Allocation Methodology ref: 4822    Recommendations Approved

To consider the proposed funding allocation methodology for the DfE Teachers Pay Additional Grant funding to special schools and academies and pupil referral units for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years. To approve the recommendation in respect of the funding allocation methodology to be used for the allocation of the grant to the special schools and academies and pupil referral units operating within North Yorkshire.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Decision published: 19/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

That the Teacher’s Pay Additional Grant (TPAG) funding is distributed to local authority maintained Special Schools and Alternative Provision and Special and Alternative Provision Academies based on the Department for Education (DfE) methodology used to distribute the funding to local authorities for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years.

Lead officer: Howard Emmett


18/03/2024 - Award a construction contract for Thirsk Hockey Club Pavilion Changing Rooms and Shower Refurbishment Works ref: 4821    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Property, Procurement & Commercial

Decision published: 18/03/2024

Effective from: 18/03/2024

Decision:

To Award a construction contract to JP Developers Ltd at a value of £47,299.77 for Thirsk Hockey Club Pavilion Changing Rooms and Shower Refurbishment Works

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


15/03/2024 - Integrated Passenger Transport Community Transport Grants ref: 4820    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 18/03/2024

Effective from: 15/03/2024

Decision:

The grant funding applications, as detailed in the report are approved.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


15/03/2024 - Review of Fees and Charges for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing ref: 4819    Recommendations Approved

To consider any objections to the proposed variation to Hackney Carriage and private hire Licence fees and to approve the fees with or without amendments.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 18/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

The proposed variation to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licence Fees is approved as detailed in Appendix A to the report with effect from 1 April 2024.

Lead officer: Gareth Bentley


15/03/2024 - Vehicle Parts Procurement for North Yorkshire Council 2024 ref: 4818    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the procurement of a main vehicle parts supplier.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 18/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

To commence a procurement process for a parts supplier for the fleet of North Yorkshire Council and NY Highways Limited.

Lead officer: Andrew Sharpin


18/03/2024 - Award a construction contract for a replacing the Queens Suite Lift at Harrogate Convention Centre ref: 4817    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Property, Procurement & Commercial

Decision published: 18/03/2024

Effective from: 18/03/2024

Decision:

To Award a construction contract to Axel – Exel Ltd at a value of £ 165,250.00 for replacing the Queen Suite Lift at Harrogate Convention Centre.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


14/03/2024 - Expression of Interest for the Cultural Development Fund Grant ref: 4816    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Resources

Decision published: 15/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

Corporate Director of Resources in consultation with, the Executive Members for Finance, and Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing, and Open for Business, authorise submission of an EOI to the Cultural Development Fund for £4.7m for the Artery project.

Lead officer: Rachael May


26/03/2024 - Contract Extension for Hard Facilities Management Water Hygiene: Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Works ref: 4838    Recommendations Approved

Contract extensions for Hard Facilities Management Water Hygiene: Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Works from 1st April until 30th June 2024

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Property, Procurement & Commercial

Decision published: 15/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

Contract extensions for Hard Facilities Management Water Hygiene: Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Works 1st April until 30th June 2024

 

Lead officer: Katherine Edge


13/03/2024 - Devolution Deal Net Zero Fund Grant Acceptance ref: 4815    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Legal and Democratic Services

Decision published: 13/03/2024

Effective from: 13/03/2024

Decision:

acceptance of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Devolution Deal Net Zero Fund Grants by the Corporate Director of Resources in consultation with the Assistant Chief Executive - Legal and Democratic Services, as delegated by the Executive on 12 December 2023.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


04/03/2024 - Gas Servicing and Maintenance Contracts ref: 4814    Recommendations Approved

The decision is required to undertake the procurement for the following contracts
•Gas Service and Maintenance (social housing)
•Gas Service and Maintenance (commercial)
•Boiler Replacements
•Air Source Heat Pump Servicing
•Ground Source Heat Pump Serving
•Air Source Heat Pump Installation
The procurement route is a further competition through Efficiency North’s Heating, Electrical and Roofing framework.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 07/03/2024

Effective from: 16/03/2024

Decision:

To utilise a further competition through Efficiency North’s Heating, Electrical and Roofing framework and Installation, Responsive Repair, Maintenance DPS for the procurement of the following contracts:

• Gas Service and Maintenance (social housing)
• Gas Service and Maintenance (commercial)
• Boiler Replacements
• Air Source Heat Pump Servicing
• Ground Source Heat Pump Serving
• Air Source Heat Pump Installation

Lead officer: Michael Woodhouse


28/02/2024 - Assessment of Assets of Community Value Nomination The Cask Public House NYCACV0036 ref: 4813    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Local Engagement

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 28/02/2024

Decision:

a) The nomination for The Cask Public House, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough. YO11 2LQ is successful and meets the definition of community value as detailed in the Localism Act 2011
b) It should be placed on the North Yorkshire Council Assets of Community Value List of Successful Nominations

Lead officer: Mark Codman


22/02/2024 - Government Consultations: Future Homes Standard and Home Energy Model ref: 4812    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Community Development

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 22/02/2024

Decision:

North Yorkshire Council responds to the Future Homes Standard consultation and to the Replacement for Standard Assessment Procedure consultation;

the Future Homes Standard consultation is in collaboration with regional partners led by the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority; and

authority to approve the final response be delegated to the Assistant Director - Environmental Services and Climate Change.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


26/02/2024 - Use of (former) Selby District Council Section 24 Climate Change Capital Funding ref: 4811    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 26/02/2024

Decision:

the programme outlined to spend the climate change capital funding carried over from Selby District Council is approved.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


22/02/2024 - Changes to Services to be delivered by Yorwaste Ltd using the ‘Teckal’ Procurement Exemption ref: 4810    Recommendations Approved

To award additional services to Yorwaste Ltd in accordance with Regulation 12 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The inclusion of the processing of green waste for Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby localities and the provision of waste transfer stations within Scarborough locality for the acceptance of dry mixed recyclables and the bulking up and haulage of the recyclables to a material recycling facility for processing.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Services & Climate Change

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

To vary the Services Contract between NYC and Yorwaste Limited to provide garden waste processing for Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby and DMR arrangements for Scarborough as detailed in the report.

Lead officer: Peter Jeffreys


22/02/2024 - Vehicle Telematic System Procurement for North Yorkshire Council 2024 ref: 4809    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the procurement of a vehicle telematics system for the fleet of North Yorkshire Council. The system will be used to manage and track vehicle assets and associated road risk.
Vehicle telematics provide the location of the vehicle, journey history, incidences of speeding and harsh driving events, and informs vehicle utilisation.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

Authorisation for the commencement of a procurement process for a telematics system for the fleet of North Yorkshire Council, NY Highways and Yorwaste vehicles.

Lead officer: Andrew Sharpin


22/02/2024 - Environmental Services Charges for 2024-25 ref: 4808    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to the proposals for charges for commercial waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and bulky waste collection charges for residents for 2024-25.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision published: 06/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

Proposals for fees and charges for 2024/25 as detailed in this report are approved.

Lead officer: Joanne Kearney


05/03/2024 - Recommendations re 2024/2025 Payment Rates for NYC Foster Carers ref: 4807    Recommendations Approved

To recommend the rate of payment increase to North Yorkshire Foster Carers to put in place from 1 April 2024

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 05/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

For the 2024/2025 Payment Rates for NYC Foster Carers (including Family & Friends Foster Carers, Short Break and Specialist Short Break Carers and Staying Put arrangements) to be increased by 4% (in line with the December 2023 rate of CPI) of the 2023/2024 Payment Rates.

To increase the Day Care rate of £8.40 per hour to £9.15 per hour (to keep in line with 80% of the level of the National Living Wage being introduced in April 2024).

Lead officer: Alan Tucker


04/03/2024 - Procurement of Sub-Contractors Conversion of a former hostel at Robert Street, Harrogate ref: 4805    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to gain approval to tender for contractors to develop a site at Robert Street, Harrogate for shared ownership housing.
The tender will include -
•Facilitating works – to include but not limited to security and fencing and demolition
•Super structure works
•Internal finishes including fittings furnishings and equipment
•Services
•External works
•Any necessary approvals – LABC, building Regulations, discharge of planning conditions etc
•Provision of a handover pack
The list above is not exhaustive
The annual budget allowance for this work is £400,000
The contract will likely be for around 1 year although extensions will be given if the build process takes longer than anticipated.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 05/03/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

Decision:

Approval granted to procure an external contractor to undertake conversion works at Cavendish House, Robert Street, Harrogate.

A budget of £400k has been attributed to this scheme.

Lead officer: Emily Shepherd


26/01/2024 - Hard Facilities Management Mechanical Equipment and Plant Award of Contracts ref: 4804    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Property, Procurement & Commercial

Decision published: 05/03/2024

Effective from: 26/01/2024

Decision:

To award contracts for Hard Facilities Management Mechanical Equipment and Plant: Servicing and Responsive Maintenance for North Yorkshire Council, following the completion of a procurement exercise to:
• North contract - JH Mechanical Services Ltd
• East contract - H Clarke & Sons Limited (HCS Mechanical Services)
• West contract - H Clarke & Sons Limited (HCS Mechanical Services)

Please note this decision is exempt from being a key decision because it is implementing an earlier key decision.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/03/2024 - Music Service fees ref: 4806    Recommendations Approved

To agree the new fees for the Music Service 2024/25 and to agree actions in order to make savings required of the service

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 05/03/2024

Effective from: 15/03/2024

Decision:

That an 8% increase be applied to Music Centre fees from April 2024 to reflect rising costs of the teaching staff and venue hire
Music Centre – 2 sessions (full morning)£74 (8% increase)
Music Centre – 1 session (part morning)£59.50 (8% increase)
That changes to fees and Terms and Conditions are actioned when the new billing system goes live in September 2024. Parents will be charged up front and will pay for the actual number of lessons they are able to receive (traditionally lessons falling on Mondays have meant parents receive less due to bank holidays and school training days).
ServiceSeptember 2024 (dependant on number of lessons offered)
Tuition in a group £80 - £91.40
Individual tuition – 20 min£156.30 – £167.40
Group of two – 30 min£156.30 – £167.40 (capped at 30 lesson cost)
Individual tuition – 30 min£219.50 - £235.17 (capped at 30 lesson cost)
That the savings plan set out in point 6 is adopted, with a further review of remissions in 2025.
That school fees remain static so to build back our custom base and support schools with the New National Plan for Music

Lead officer: Ian Bangay


19/02/2024 - Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund ref: 4803    Recommendations Approved

The decision is required to undertake the procurement for the Social Housing Decarbonisation project which is part of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.2 Application.

The recommended route to market is Procure Plus’s DPS Retro Fit programme delivery services agreement to appoint two main contractors to complete retrofit works on behalf of the Council for social housing in Harrogate, Selby and Richmond.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 04/03/2024

Effective from: 13/03/2024

Decision:

To undertake the procurement for the Social Housing Decarbonisation project which is part of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.2 Application.

The decision is to utilise Procure Plus’s Retro Fit Programme Delivery Services DPS to appoint two main contractors to complete retrofit works on behalf of the Council for social housing in Harrogate, Selby and Richmond.


Lead officer: Michael Woodhouse


30/01/2024 - Choice Based Letting System ref: 4802    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Technology

Decision published: 04/03/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

The award of a contract to Civica UK Limited for a choice based letting system via CCS framework RM1557.13. Contract term of two years with a single one-year extension available.

The contract has a maximum value of up to £300,000 (exc VAT).

Lead officer: Julie Robinson