Decisions

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Decisions published

20/05/2020 - Award of Contract for Asbestos removal to Town Hall roof space and risers ref: 3193    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 20/05/2020

Decision:

Award of Contract for Asbestos removal to Town Hall roof space and risers. This is urgently required to enable health and safety works to continue.

Contractor: A A Woods Ltd
Cost of works:£74,625 (Capital funding)
Contract period: 8 weeks
Procurement method: Open tender on the CHEST
All work carried out in accordance with appropriate risk assessment, method statements, plan of works, HSE notification and the latest COVID 19 Guidelines.

Lead officer: Donna Ball


20/05/2020 - Business Case and Options Appraisal in relation to the Procurement of Twelve Refuse Collection Vehicles in the 2020/2021 financial year ref: 3192    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 20/05/2020

Decision:

Following an evaluation of the options in relation to the replacement and procurement of a number of new Refuse Collection Vehicles to replace existing unfit for purpose vehicles within the Council’s fleet, it is recommended that the new vehicles will be procured using an OJEU compliant framework the TPPL (The Procurement Partnership Ltd).

It is also recommended that following an evaluation of the framework that the contract for the 12 replacement vehicles is awarded to:

FAUN Zoeller (UK) Ltd, Colemeadow Road, North Moons Moat Industrial Estate, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9PB, United Kingdom

as it has been demonstrated that they offer the Council the best value option.

Lead officer: Donna Ball


15/05/2020 - Authorisation of Officers – Angela Lomax, Alexander OFarrell, Michael Bridge and Laura Jones ref: 3191    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 15/05/2020

Decision:

Current Authorisations for licensing officers have now expired and new ones have to be issued.
Request that the following officers Angela Lomax, Michael Bridge, Laura Jones and Alexander OFarrell of the licensing service are authorised until June 2021 when the authorisation s will be reviewed.
I hereby certify Angela Lomax, Michael Bridge, Laura Jones and Alexander OFarrell employed directly by the Authority is authorised and empowered to act on behalf of Bury Council under the following legislation until March 2021:
• Licensing Act 2003

• Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and 1982

• Town Police Clauses Act 1847

• Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018

• Animal Welfare Act 2006

• Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

• Charities Act 1992

• Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 sec 19-28

• The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (as amended)

• Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

• Equality Act 2010

• Gambling Act 2005

• Greater Manchester Act 1981

• Health Act 2006

• House to House Collection Act 1939

• Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976

• Mini Buses Act 1977

• Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

• The Marriages Act 1949

• The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005

• The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises)(Amendment) Regulations 2011

• Vehicle (Crime) Act 2001

• Zoo Licensing Act 1981

Lead officer: Donna Ball


21/04/2020 - Nuttall Lane and Whittingham Drive, Ramsbottom – Temporary Closure (rolling road closures). ref: 3190    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 21/04/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Nuttall Lane and Whittingham Drive, Ramsbottom from Monday 20 July 2020 for a period of 3 months to facilitate surface dressing works (anticipated duration 9 weeks). Diversions will be managed on site by the contractor.

Lead officer: David Giblin


21/04/2020 - Various roads, Chilton Drive/Cotswold Crescent Area Bury – Temporary Closure (rolling road closures). ref: 3189    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 21/04/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of various side roads (see attached pro-forma) in the Chiltion Drive/Cotswold Crescent area, Bury from Monday 20 July 2020 for a period of 3 months to facilitate surface dressing works (anticipated duration 9 weeks). Diversions will be managed on site by the contractor.

Lead officer: David Giblin


20/04/2020 - Various roads, Salisbury Road Area Radcliffe – Temporary Closure (rolling road closures) ref: 3188    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 20/04/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of various side roads (see attached pro-forma) in the Salisbury Road area, Radcliffe from Monday 20 July 2020 for a period of 3 months to facilitate surface dressing works (anticipated duration 9 weeks). Diversions will be managed on site by the contractor.

Lead officer: David Giblin


20/04/2020 - Various roads, Bradley Fold Road Area Radcliffe – Temporary Closure (rolling road closures) ref: 3187    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 24/05/2020

Effective from: 20/04/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of various side roads (see attached pro-forma) in the Bradley Fold Road area, Radcliffe and Bradley Fold Road between Church Street and Bury New Road and between Bury New Road and Radcliffe Moor Road from Monday 20 July 2020 for a period of 3 months to facilitate surface dressing works (anticipated duration 9 weeks). Diversions will be managed on site by the contractor.

Lead officer: David Giblin


14/05/2020 - Re-Establishment of Externally Delivered, Planned Highway Maintenance Activities et al ref: 3186    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 14/05/2020

Decision:

In line with the attached report, to the Council is to restart all its planned highway, street lighting and other highway improvement related programmes that are currently delivered by external contractors. These were wound down at the beginning of the lockdown period.

Lead officer: Donna Ball


12/05/2020 - Streetscene Maintenance Covid 19 Service Changes – Phased Resumption of Work ref: 3185    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 12/05/2020

Decision:

Operational Decision 088 dated 24th March 2020 approved reduced service provision across Streetscene in response the government guidance on the Covid-19 national lockdown.

The government is now encouraging resumption of work from 13th May 2020 in many sectors including construction and those predominantly undertaken in the outdoor environment.

In response to the latest guidance, services across Streetscene currently either scaled back or stood down are to be resumed subject to risk assessments and in a phased and planned manner, the following being Phase 1 in the attached form.

Lead officer: Donna Ball


13/05/2020 - Review of Home / Office working for Staff within the Department for Children and Young People ref: 3184    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 13/05/2020

Decision:

Managers have reviewed the current working of all staff to determine following the relaxation of the lockdown rules, which staff may work in the office and under which circumstances. This will be reviewed in 3 months’ time.

It is the expectation that ALL staff will continue to work at home with the following exceptions detailed in the attached form.

Lead officer: Karen Dolton


02/04/2020 - Contract for: The Provision of Security Services, Chest Reference: DN463564 ref: 3183    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 02/04/2020

Decision:

An opportunity inviting qualified ‘Economic Operators’ to Tender for: The Provision of Security Services, was placed on the procurement portal ‘The Chest’ in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 4.1.

The contract period is from: 1st May 2020 to 30th April 2022. With an option to extend for a further 2 years on an annual basis

Following evaluation and scoring of the submitted tender, it is recommended that the contract is awarded to:

Lockdown Security Specialists,
Liley St,
Rochdale,
OL16 2AS

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale


12/05/2020 - Kenilworth Avenue, Whitefield – Temporary Closure ref: 3182    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 12/05/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Kenilworth Avenue, Whitefield between Bury Old Road and Carisbrook Avenue from Monday 03 August 2020 for a period of 1 month to maintain overhead operations whilst works to Electricity Pylons are being carried out (anticipated duration 6 days). The diversion route is via Bury Old Road, Derby Road and Carisbrook Avenue and vice-versa.

Lead officer: David Giblin


11/05/2020 - Thatch Leach Lane, Sandgate Road and Oak Lane, Whitefield – Temporary Road Closures ref: 3181    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 11/05/2020

Decision:


Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Thatch Leach Lane, Sandgate Road and Oak Lane, Whitefield from Monday 15 June 2020 for a period of 12 months to facilitate carriageway resurfacing (anticipated duration:- 4 weeks at each location between 9am and 3pm). Local diversions will be introduced as and when required.

Lead officer: David Giblin


11/05/2020 - Scobell Street, Tottington – Temporary Closure ref: 3180    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 11/05/2020

Decision:


Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Scobell Street, Tottington from Watkins Place to Bury Road on 11/05/20 for a period of 21 days to enable the repair to a sewer collapse in the carriageway. The diversion route is via Bury Road, Sycamore Road and vice versa.

Lead officer: David Giblin


05/05/2020 - Back Dumers Lane South, Radcliffe – Temporary Closure ref: 3179    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 05/05/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Back Dumers Lane South, Radcliffe at its junction with Hassall Street on 11/05/20 for a period of 21 days to enable electrical connection works in the carriageway. The diversion route is via Hassall Street, Dumers Lane and vice versa.

Lead officer: David Giblin


06/05/2020 - Payment of annual subscription fees: Local Government Association ref: 3178    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from: 06/05/2020

Decision:

Bury Council, along with 334 of the 338 of other Local Authorities is currently a member of the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA provides a number of benefits including

? the opportunity to influence local government work through membership of boards, commissions, advisory groups or the Councillors' Forum ? access to support and advice for councillors through political group offices ? access to up-to-the-minute news, briefings and daily news headlines on the LGA website through a suite of subscription e-bulletins ? support on national media relations including in times of crisis ? access to a wide range of free or discounted events ? access to legal advice, opinions and guidance on complex issues ? opportunities to join special interest groups, including the District Councils' Network, County Councils' Network or the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities ? use of facilities at 18 Smith Square, including free meeting room hire ? invitations to Royal Garden Parties

The total cost of membership is £34,266.96 which includes a direct debit and loyalty discount totalling £10,863,14. Budget is available through the Council’s corporate management subscriptions budget.

It is proposed that the Council continues to be a member of the Local Government Association.

Lead officer: Geoff Little


16/03/2020 - Contract for: The provision of an AVC Management Service ref: 3177    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from: 16/03/2020

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale


13/03/2020 - Lease Renewal – 22d Bradley Fold Trading Estate ref: 3176    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from: 13/03/2020

Lead officer: Neil Long


13/03/2020 - Lease Renewal – 15 Bradley Fold Trading Estate ref: 3175    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from: 13/03/2020

Lead officer: Neil Long


08/03/2020 - Temporary appointment of a Curriculum Quality Leader ref: 3174    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from: 08/03/2020

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale