Agenda item - Education Capital Resources and Capital Investment Programme 2019/20

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Education Capital Resources and Capital Investment Programme 2019/20

Report of the Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning (copy attached).

Decision:

Resolved: That the Committee agreed –

 

1     That the level of available capital resources totalling £6.671million for investment relating to education buildings financed from capital grant be noted.

 

2     The allocation of funding as shown in Appendices 3 and 4 and recommended this to Policy Resources and Growth Committee on 21 March 2019 for inclusion within the Council’s Capital Investment Programme 2019/20.

 

3     To recommend to the Policy & Resources and Growth Committee that they grant delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Property & Design to procure the capital maintenance and basic need works and enter into contracts within these budgets, as required, in accordance with Contract Standing Orders in respect of the entire Education Capital Programme.

Minutes:

65.1       The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director of Children’s Services presented by Richard Barker.

 

65.2       The report was to inform the Committee of the level of available capital resource allocated to this service for 2019/20 and to recommend a Capital Investment Programme for 2019/20.

 

65.3       The Chair wanted to clarify what the Committee were being asked to approve.

 

65.4       Pinaki Ghoshal – Executive Director Families, Children & Learning, informed the Committee that Policy, Resources & Growth Committee make the decisions and the Children, Young People & Skills Committee are being asked to note the report.

 

65.5       Councillor Wealls stated that he would not be voting in favour or against the noting of the report as he did not feel he had enough understanding of the situation.

 

65.6       The Executive Director Families, Children & Learning informed the Councillors that resource allocation was ongoing.

 

65.7       Councillor Brown stated that Downsview School were undergoing building works and support was needed at this time.

 

65.8       Councillor O’Quinn also stated that the site visit to Downsview School was very informative.

 

65.9       Councillor Knight enquired what are D2 works.

 

65.10   The Member was informed that the D2 works are essential works not urgent works. The essential works are not all undertaken and a ‘rolling pot’ of finance is used to cover the work which will align with an agreed timetable.

 

65.11   Councillor Druitt enquired how figures were calculated and did this cover the efficiency of schools with regard to heating, ventilation etc.

 

65.12   The Member was informed that looks at efficiency including ventilation etc. with fire risk assessments constantly being reviewed.

 

65.13   The Chair then put the recommendations to the vote.

 

65.14   RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed –

 

1       That the level of available capital resources totalling £6.671million for investment relating to education buildings financed from capital grant be noted.

 

2       The allocation of funding as shown in Appendices 3 and 4 and recommended this to Policy Resources and Growth Committee on 21 March 2019 for inclusion within the Council’s Capital Investment Programme 2019/20.

 

3       To recommend to the Policy & Resources and Growth Committee that they grant delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Property & Design to procure the capital maintenance and basic need works and enter into contracts within these budgets, as required, in accordance with Contract Standing Orders in respect of the entire Education Capital Programme.

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