Assets, Culture & Housing Cabinet Member – Minutes – 16 July 2015

  • Business Plan 2015 -2018
  • Audience Engagement Plan
  • Equality Action Plan

Resolved That the Agreed Activity, as outlined in the Funding Agreement letter, be accepted.The corresponding reports of the following items (Minutes 4 to 6 refer) contain exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).4  (4) HANDYMAN REVIEW – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval for a revised staffing structure within the Handyman Service,The handyman service provided a high volume, low cost preventative service to the elderly, vulnerable and frail enabling them to remain relatively safe and secure at home.   In 2014/15, the service completed 2,321 jobs, of which, 1,377 were health related (59%), such as hospital discharge, Occupational Therapy referrals and minor adaptations.A review of the service began in 2014. Since then, there had been a number of changes, which were outlined in the report and accompanying appendices.Resolved – That the revised structure for the Handyman Service, as set out in Appendix B to the report, be approved.5  (5) REGRADING OF BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERS (DESIGN) – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval for a regrading to the posts of Building Services Engineers (Design) located in the Asset Management and Construction team, with the Places Directorate.The approved establishment of the Asset Management and Construction team included four posts of Building Services Engineer (Design). Two of the posts had a mechanical engineering bias and two an electrical engineering bias. The appendix to the report set out the current and proposed structures.Resolved That a change in grade to the four posts of Building Services Engineer (Design), as set out in the report and accompanying appendix, be approved.6   (6) PROPERTY TRANSACTION SCHEDULE – The Director of Places submitted a report for consideration, and where necessary, approval of a schedule containing the terms of all recently negotiated property transactions.The schedule covered both operational and commercial property.Resolved That the schedule appended to the report be approved.