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Contact: Julie Mayer: 020 7 332 1426  Email: julie.mayer@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Alderman David Graves and Elizabeth Rogula.

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2.

Members' Declarations under the Code of Conduct in Respect of Items on the Agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To approve the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting on 12th February 2018.

 

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RESOLVED, that - the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 12 February 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

Almshouses window replacement – pre planning enquiry

Further to their request at the last meeting of the Sub Committee, Members noted that it would cost in excess of £1,000 to provide the comparisons requested.  Officers advised that the calculations were particularly complex and would require an external specialist.  Members agreed that it would not be prudent to commission this calculation and, in accordance with their suggestion at the last meeting, officers should proceed with the full planning application and appeal if rejected.

 

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4.

Disposal of Personal Property Policy pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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5.

Housing Major Works Programme - Progress Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services which updated them on progress made with the Housing Major Works Programme and issues affecting progress on individual schemes.  Members noted that, in order to give assurance that contractors were being challenged appropriately, more detail had been included about slippages. 

 

The Director explained that the Procurement Director would be attending the next meeting of the Sub Committee to explain how City Procurement were working to attract suitable contractors.  Members noted the work underway on soft market testing, packaging contracts and introducing a City Corporation Framework. 

 

Members discussed the recent motion, which had been agreed by residents at the recent Cripplegate Wardmote.  The Motion registered dissatisfaction regarding the start dates of the window replacement and other works on Golden Lane.  The residents agreed that work should begin in 6 months’ time (i.e. September 2018) and be completed, at the latest, by March 2020.    The Director advised that a response had been drafted, ready for presenting to the Court of Common Council.

 

Members noted that the housing stock condition survey carried out by Savills (UK) Limited has now been completed and the final report submitted within the last few days. A report will be presented to the next meeting of the Community and Children’s Service Committee outlining the findings of the survey and its implications for the Corporation in terms of in terms of future financial planning and the 30-Year HRA Business Plan.  The 5-Year Major Works Programme is largely unaffected by the stock condition survey and the Director remains confident that this programme, along with the improvements identified by the recently completed Fire Risk Assessments, will be completed in a timely manner. The Chairman confirmed that resourcing and delivery were regular agenda items at his meetings with the Director.

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6.

Housing Estates - Allocated Members' Report pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

 

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services which provided an update on events and activities on the City Corporation’s housing estates.  Members were pleased to note that two apprentices had been employed at Estate Offices.  The Chairman asked for the Committee’s thanks to Elizabeth Rogula to go on record; Ms Rogula would be standing down, as a Member of this Sub Committee and as an Allocated Member, after many years of service to the Community and Children’s Services Committee. 

 

In response to questions, Members noted that there had been some delay to the boiler replacement programme at Golden Lane, as intended flue location was blocked by some temporary walls required for the curtain wall work at Great Arthur house.  Allocated Members would also be invited to the opening of the new Golden Lane Community Centre and other forthcoming community events. 

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

 

 

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7.

Severe Weather Briefing pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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8.

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Sub Committee

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Fire Safety update

Members noted that there would be a detailed review presented to the Community and Children’s Services Committee on 11th May, which would include the outcome of the detailed Risk Assessments and the actions to be taken in respect of fire doors, alarms and sprinklers.  Once approved by Members, they would be published on the web site. Members were reminded that any works of an urgent nature had been dealt with promptly. 

 

COLPAI Development

In response to concerns raised about noise levels, the Assistant Director (Barbican and Property Services) advised that he had been working with the City Surveyor to expedite the windows programme.

 

In respect of consultation on the Management Plan, the Assistant Director (Housing and Neighbourhoods) advised Members that an Advisory Board had been set up at the Community Centre and hoped to be able use this model for similar consultations. 

 

Key Workers

Following a Court Question last month about key workers, the Chairman advised that he had been working with the Member (who had asked the question) and the City Surveyor and discussions were underway with Guys Hospital.  Members noted that two sites at Southwark and Lambeth had been identified and, if viable, would be presented to the Housing Delivery Programme Working Party (of the Policy and Resources Committee).

 

 

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9.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

There was no other business.

 

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10.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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11.

Non-Public Minutes

To approve the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

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12.

Mais House Decant Programme - Update

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

13.

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Sub Committee

Minutes:

There were no non-public questions.

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14.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent and which the Sub Committee Agree Should be Considered Whilst the Public are Excluded

Minutes:

There was no other business.

 

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