The list of forthcoming Member-level decisions serves as the City Council's notice of all Member-Level Executive decisions, including those proposed to be taken at a private meeting of the Cabinet, in accordance with Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

Notice will be given of the following:

a) All Key Decisions to be taken by the Cabinet, a Committee of the Cabinet or an individual Cabinet Member;
b) Executive non-Key Decisions to be taken by the above decision-makers, wherever possible;
c) All private meetings of the Cabinet;
d) All decisions to be taken under General Exception or Special Urgency provisions;

Key Decisions are defined by statute as:

(a)  Decisions likely to result in the Council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Council's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or

(b)  To be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the Council.

This list is updated with each new notice and the information is based upon statutory requirements.

Any queries relating to specific decisions should be referred to the relevant Officer listed against the respective decision, using the email address provided.


14/09/2020 - NWEC Property & Occupier BIDs Renewal Ballots

New West End Company Property & Occupier BIDs Renewal Ballots

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 15/10/2020

Wards affected: Bryanston and Dorset Square; Marylebone High Street; West End;

Lead officer: Haylea Asadi

Notice of decision: 14/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2020 - Whitehall BID Ballot

A new BID for Whitehall for a proposed 2 year term which will then merge with Victoria Westminster BID

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: Before 04/12/2020

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Haylea Asadi

Notice of decision: 14/09/2020


14/09/2020 - Marble Arch BID Renewal & Alteration Ballot

Marble Arch BID Renewal & Alteration Ballot

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: Before 06/11/2020

Wards affected: Bryanston and Dorset Square; Church Street; Hyde Park; Knightsbridge and Belgravia; Little Venice; West End;

Lead officer: Haylea Asadi

Notice of decision: 14/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/09/2020 - Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - Remaining Awards

Cabimet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/09/2020

Notice of decision: 07/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


04/09/2020 - Victoria Neighbourhood Forum Re-Designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 04/10/2020

Wards affected: St James's; Vincent Square; Warwick;

Lead officer: Sean Walsh

Notice of decision: 04/09/2020


04/09/2020 - Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum Re-Designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 04/10/2020

Wards affected: Churchill; Tachbrook; Warwick;

Lead officer: Sean Walsh

Notice of decision: 04/09/2020


02/09/2020 - Church Street Green Spine Project – report on Traffic Order consultation and implementation

That approval be given to proceed with implementation of the proposed scheme, including the capital expenditure

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 09/2020

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke, Simon Morgan

Notice of decision: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/08/2020 - EXTENSION OF CONTRACTS FOR HOME CARE SERVICES IN WESTMINSTER

The report is seeking approval to trigger the extension clauses in four Home Care contracts until September 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 24/08/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frank Hamilton

Notice of decision: 25/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/08/2020 - Church Street Regeneration - Commercial Tenant Renegotiation

Cabinet Member Apperoval sought. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 21/08/2020

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


13/08/2020 - Ebury Phase 2 Delivery Route

Cabinet Member approcal sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 01/10/2020

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


13/08/2020 - Church Street Regeneration Site C Boundary Definition

Cabinet Member Approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 20/08/2020

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


13/08/2020 - Purchase of Communal Electricity and Gas from October 2020'

Cabinet Member approal sought for purchae of energy supplies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision due date: Not before 01/09/2020

Notice of decision: 13/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


11/08/2020 - Fees and Charges Review

A report setting out proposed changes to fees and charges for 20/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 21/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen Muldoon

Notice of decision: 11/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Exempt Appendix


10/08/2020 - Community Equipment Services Procurement Exercise

The current contract was awarded to Medequip as part of the London Community Equipment Consortium framework in April 2017 for a period of 4 years with the option of a 1 + 1 extension to supply community and specialist equipment for Adults and Children. The London Community Equipment Consortium is hosted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and under the Bi-Borough arrangements, Westminster will lead on the re-procurement of the Consortium Framework. The Consortium is currently made up of 21 London Boroughs, with an average total net spend of £88m, with Westminster’s sovereign contract annual net spend equating to an average of £1.8m; the new framework will be for a period of 5 years with the option of a 1 + 1 extension.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 28/10/2020

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020


10/08/2020 - Contract Extension Request for Community Equipment Services

The current contract was awarded to Medequip as part of the London Community Equipment Consortium framework in April 2017 for a period of 4 years with the option of a 1 + 1 extension to supply community and specialist equipment for Adults and Children. This request is to approve the extension of the existing contract for a period of one year from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 and agree delegated responsibility to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care to exercise the option of the second year extension, if the forthcoming procurement process is delayed as a result of Covid-19. The annual spend for WCC is approximately £1.8m which therefore requires a key decision as it is above the £1.5m threshold.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 28/10/2020

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020


03/08/2020 - Accommodation based flexible support and care for residents with a learning disability

Renewal of expired contractual arrangements for several providers delivering a range of services for residents with a learning disability and/or autism, some of whom have additional complex physical health needs and/or behaviours which can challenge services.
The services are delivered from registered residential care homes, shared supported accommodation and individual tenancies, and support the council in meeting its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act 2014.
Plans are in place to set up a Housing Care and Support Framework that will replace the range of contracts currently in place, set a quality and outcomes framework, price and allow the development of support for people with learning disabilities in the Bi-Borough

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Before 16/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Ramshaw

Notice of decision: 03/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision request is exempt due to the nature of the decision being taken linked to continuity of service provision is essential in advance of the appointment of new providers through the proposed Housing Care and Support Framework.


31/07/2020 - Contract Award for School Age Speech and Language Therapy Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due date: 31/08/2020

Lead officer: Sarah Newman

Notice of decision: 31/07/2020


28/07/2020 - Rental e-scooter trial

A decision is needed for Westminster to take part in the Transport for London led and administered rental e-scooter trial for a twelve month period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 28/08/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Tse

Notice of decision: 28/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2020 - Strand Aldwych public realm scheme – implementation of proposals on Aldwych

Seeking approving to 1. proceed to implementation (stage 4-6) of the Aldwych proposals as part of the wider Strand Aldwych Public Realm scheme 2. to commit £13.7m for the implementation of these measures and 3. To seek approval to implement TMO subject to the outcome of the TMO consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 27/08/2020

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke, Michelle Lucas-Jones

Notice of decision: 23/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/07/2020 - Policy for Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations renting or leasing council property in Westminster

Policy for the leasing of council premises by the Voluntary and Community sector (a policy to ensure greater transparency in the financial contributions made by the council to VCS organisations renting council property and to ensure a consistent standard across all VCS organisations renting council property).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital

Decision due date: 19/08/2020

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 07/07/2020


06/07/2020 - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and use of investigatory powers at Westminster City Council

Review of the Council’s policy on RIPA and use of investigatory powers

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 14/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joyce Golder

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2020 - Private Rented Sector Strategy

Strategy to help ensure Westminster has a well run and managed private rented sector where properties are of good quality.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 09/09/2020

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 03/07/2020


29/06/2020 - Financial Planning - 2021/22 to 2023/24

A report setting out the financial framework for the budget setting cycle and medium term planning for this year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 29/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/06/2020 - 2019.20 Outturn and Accounts

A report summarising the 2019/20 outturn and accounts, including approval for slippage on the capital programme to be re-profiled from 2019/20 into 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 29/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/06/2020 - Purchase of investment in W2

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


09/06/2020 - Surrender of leasehold interest in SW1`

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


03/06/2020 - Lisson Arches Full Business Case

Cabinet Member approval sought tor the full business case in relation to Lisson Arches.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 03/07/2020

Notice of decision: 03/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


21/05/2020 - Green Plaque proposal for Halima Nalecz

Proposal for a Green Plaque to commemorate artist Halima Nalecz and the Drian Galleries

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 19/06/2020

Wards affected: Hyde Park;

Lead officer: Claire Appleby

Notice of decision: 21/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/05/2020 - Ashbridge Ashmill and Cosway Street

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 18/06/2020

Notice of decision: 18/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


14/05/2020 - Westmead Care Home - Development Proposals

Decisions required prior to planning submission.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 12/06/2020

Wards affected: Westbourne;

Lead officer: Emily Myers

Notice of decision: 14/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/05/2020 - Minor changes to the Leaseholder Policy for Housing Renewal Areas

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 06/06/2020

Notice of decision: 06/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2020 - Royal Albert Hall Security and Highways Improvements

To approve an initial design and the capital expenditure to implement security measures and a series of highways improvements in the vicinity of the Royal Albert Hall.

To grant approval to enter into a Section 278 agreement for the works and to proceed to detailed design and implementation of the scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: Before 31/07/2020

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Lead officer: Jerry Warner

Notice of decision: 01/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/04/2020 - Additional Services associated with design development and developer partner procurement for the Church Street development area

Cabinet Member approval souught.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 30/04/2020

Notice of decision: 22/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


22/04/2020 - Provision of Public Conveniences

Officer report

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: Before 31/05/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian McAuley

Notice of decision: 22/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


17/04/2020 - Rapid Charger Electric Vehicle Charge Point Expansion

To procure a contract for the delivery of a service for the supply, installation, operation of 10 on-street Electric Vehicle rapid charge points (providing a charge of 50kW) for Westminster City Council. The contract is planned for a period of 8 years, with an option to extend for 2 years and will be a concession contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 16/05/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darren Montague

Notice of decision: 17/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Para 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


30/03/2020 - Westminster Community Homes – Agency Role in the Ebury Bridge Renewal Project

This report seeks approval to continue and extend the use of Westminster Community Homes (WCH) as the leaseholder engagement agent for the Ebury Bridge regeneration programme. To facilitate the inter-estate re-housing of Ebury Bridge residents, the report seeks approval to agree short-term leases with WCH on vacant Ebury Bridge properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Before 27/04/2020

Wards affected: Churchill;

Lead officer: David Thompson

Notice of decision: 30/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open