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Decisions published

30/01/2019 - Business Rate Forecast 2019/20 ref: 1207    Approved

The authority is required under paragraph 40 of schedule 1 to the Local Government finance Act 2012 to make calculations, and supply information on their anticipated collectable business rate income for the following year. This report sets out the calculations and seeks approval by the Council’s Chief Financial Officer. These figures will form part of the funding in relation to the Council’s 2019/20 budget.

The Local Government Finance Act 2012 amended the 1988 Local Government Finance Act to give local authorities the power to retain a proportion of funds obtained from business rates collected in their area.

The Department for Communities and Local Government guidance requires each billing authority should formally set a Business Rate baseline each year. This baseline will be the authority’s estimate of the business rates it forecasts to collect in the following financial year, net of any reductions such as reliefs and the estimated cost of appeals.

The Government introduced pilot schemes in 2017/18 in advance of permanent reforms to business rate retention later in the parliament. Initially only authorities with signed devolution deals were eligible to participate in a pilot in 2017/2018. However new pilots were created for 2018/2019. The pilot for the West of England (WoE) commenced in 2017/2018 and includes Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and the West of England Combined Authority.

The 100% pilot gives the WoE the opportunity to retain 100% of any business rates growth over the next two to three years, with no downside financial risk when compared to remaining in the national system. It also gives the WoE the opportunity to help shape the national scheme.

In line with the Government’s stated intention for the reforms to the Business Rate Retention system, authorities participating in a pilot will not have to pay a Levy on growth above their Retained Income target and will retain an increased Local Share of Non-Domestic Rating Income and sums due from Government paid via Section 31 grant. The Pilot includes the rolling in of the Revenue Support Grant with the WECA receiving a small share of the business rates to reflect the rolling in of the DfT Integrated Transport Block and Highways Maintenance Capital Grants; this is shown in Table 1 below.

In line with the approval process for the Council Tax Base, the decision on the Business Rate forecast is delegated to the Council’s Chief Financial Officer. The Ministry of Housing, Communities &
Local Government requires the council to submit details of its forecast through a statutory return called the NNDR1. This return must be submitted by 31st January 2019.

The estimated business rate income for 2019/20 is £65.454m; of this the Council retains £22.547m after the tariff payment to the Government is taken into account. A breakdown is shown in Table 1 below.

Table 1 Business Rate Distribution

Anticipated Business Rate Distribution 2019/20
£m
Bath & North East Somerset Council Business Rate Income (Total business rates collected after deductions) 65.454
Central Share to Government 0.000
5% Share to WoE Combined Authority (3.273)
1% Share to Avon Fire Authority (0.655)
Deductions for Tariff (38.980)
Bath & North East Somerset Council estimated retained Business Rates 22.547

At recent spring and autumn Budget Statements, the Government announced the below measures that affect the business rates income of Local Authorities in 2019/20 and 2020/21. These changes are:

• Bills will be cut by one-third for retailers, retailers including shops, cafes and restaurants in England properties with a rateable value below £51,000, benefiting up to 90% of retail properties, for 2 years from April 2019, subject to state aid limits.

• 100 per cent business rates relief for all public lavatories will be introduced from 2020/21.

• The government will continue the £1,500 business rates discount for office space occupied by local newspapers in 2019/20.

Local authorities will be fully compensated for the loss of income as a result of
these business rates measures.



In addition to the above recent measures, in past years the Government announced a series of measures that continue to affect the business rates income of Local Authorities in 2019/20. These changes were:

i. Capping the increase in the business rates multiplier at CPI instead of RPI with effect from 1 April 2018

i. A discretionary relief scheme that will last four years to provide relief to the ratepayers facing significant increase in their bills following revaluation

ii. Capping the increase in the business rates multiplier at 2% in both 2014/15 and 2015/16 (rather than it increasing in line with September RPI increases of 3.2% and 2.3%)

ii. A Supporting small business rates relief scheme to support those rate payers who lost all or some of their small business or rural rate relief due to revaluation


iii. The doubling of Small Business Rate Relief made permanent from 1st April 2017 with changes to eligibility thresholds

iv. The doubling of rural rate relief to be awarded through discretionary relief until such time as the Government can make the necessary changes to primary legislation

All the above measures will be compensated through payment of a section 31 grant. The Council has estimated the impacts of these reliefs and has included the estimate of grant income in its 2019/20 budget.

The Council’s budget for 2019/20 also reflects transactions relating to the business rate pooling arrangements within the West of England City Region Deal agreement. These arrangements have been set out in previous budget reports.

The Section 151 Officer is required to estimate the amount of any surplus or deficit on the Collection Fund relating to Business Rates as at 31st March 2019. This must be done by the 31st January 2019, and this report also asks the Divisional Director – Business Support to approve the balance projected related to Business Rates.

After calculations of current year collection and adjustments to the business rate base in 2018/19, including making provision for appeals, it is estimated that the 2018/19 collection fund account position relating to business rates will be in deficit by £0.292m. The deficit will be shared between the Council, WECA and Avon Fire Authority in line the 100% pilot shares. The Council’s total share of the projected deficit is £0.274m.

The overall position of the forecast 2019/20 business rate income and the forecast 2018/19 deficit on the collection fund have been taken into account in the overall Council’s budget proposal which will be presented to Council on the 19th February 2019.

The retention of business rates presents new financial challenges to local authorities due to lack of detailed historic data and various uncertainties related to future outcomes and events which can impact the income stream. There are a number of significant risks associated with the scheme including the potential for the impact of successful appeals being greater than estimated levels. The Council has used historic appeals data from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to estimate the impact of appeals as well as external advice from specialist rating experts. The Council will continue to monitor closely actual performance against estimates made in forecasting its business rate income.

Decision Maker: Director Finance - Section 151 Officer

Decision published: 15/02/2019

Effective from: 30/01/2019

Decision:

That the calculation of the Council’s business rate forecast for the year 2019/20 as set out in this report be approved. The total forecast Business Rate income for 2019/20 is £65.454m, of which the Council will retain £22.547m after allowing for the required tariff payment of £38.980m and the WoE Combined Authority and Fire Authority shares as shown in Table 1 of the report.


That the projected deficit on the collection fund as at the end of 2018/19 related to Business Rates is declared at £0.292m. The Council’s share of the deficit is £0.274m.

Lead officer: Donna Parham


11/02/2019 - Housing Services Decent Homes Policy Update ref: 1205    Approved (subject to call-in)

The changes to the Policy are intended to improve support for Disabled Facilities Grants applicants, improve access to health related urgent repair grants, and encourage the use of low cost loans through Wessex Resolutions. The grants and loans are intended to promote health and independent living by helping with home adaptations, making homes safer and warmer and carrying out essential repairs. The Empty Property Loans are intended to support owners of Empty Properties by helping with bringing them back in to use.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Community Regeneration

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the amended Decent Homes Policy be formally adopted.

Lead officer: Chris Mordaunt


30/01/2019 - Corporate & Budget Planning 2019-20 ref: 1194    Approved

The Planning, Housing & Economic Development Panel at their meeting on January 15th 2019 received and debated a report on this matter.

 

The Children & Young People Panel at their meeting on January 28th 2019 received and debated a report on this matter.

 

The Health & Wellbeing Select Committee at their meeting on January 30th 2019 received and debated a report on this matter.

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Select Committee

Made at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Health and Wellbeing Select Committee

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 30/01/2019

Decision:

The[MD1]  Director for Partnership & Corporate Services introduced this report to the Select Committee. He explained that the Organisational Plan forms an important part of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s strategic planning framework.

 

He stated that it was well recognised that a high percentage of the Council’s budget is used within Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing

 

He said that the plan outlines the draft budget savings proposals where appropriate, which will be proposed as part of the budget setting process for the Council 2019 – 20 budgets which will be considered by the Cabinet and Council at their meetings in February.

 

He explained that the Organisational Plan for the first time introduces the Council’s new Core Service Offer and its 3 new priorities. He added that a core services offer is the best service offer we can deliver based on the resources currently available to us.

 

The Corporate Director added that the majority of figures within appendix 2 were contained within the previous year’s budget.

 

Councillor Charles Gerrish, Cabinet Member for Finance and Efficiency commented that although savings have been identified, the Adult Care budget was due to increase by £4.1m due to demand / demographic pressure.

 

Councillor Eleanor Jackson said that she appreciated the budget parameters the Council were working within and asked for further information regarding the review all social care packages and the possibility of in-house care provision.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied that positive negotiations had taken place with regard to care packages.

 

Councillor Jackson asked if there was adequate support in place to enable residents to live longer in the community.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied that one of the Council’s aims is to reduce the numbers of people placed in care homes and to support residents to stay at home / use the reablement service.

 

Councillor Jackson asked if there were enough care places available within the Council.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied that a review of home care services was ongoing.

 

Councillor Jackson commented that she would like to see communications to the public improve, primarily the elderly.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied that they were working on this issue with Virgin Care and that a process was beginning that would see a number of Care Navigators in place to assist with communications to the public.

 

The Corporate Director added that a great deal of information was available on the Wellbeing Options website (http://www.wellbeingoptions.co.uk/). He said that the site provides information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources.

 

The Director for Partnership & Corporate Services said that recently there had been an increased involvement from the voluntary sector, including a group called Compassionate Communities B&NES.

 

Councillor Jackson asked if the Council had considered lending money to small family run residential homes for them to make adaptions / enhance their site provision.

 

Councillor Gerrish replied that the Council is not a bank and said that the likelihood would be that the proposal would be an expensive process for both parties.

 

Councillor Tim Ball referred to page 72 and asked if it were possible to squeeze more out of residential and nursing recommission.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied will look to ensure consistency and equity in care home fees by implementing a new commissioning and contracting model.

 

Councillor Ball asked how savings would be achieved with regard to Adult Mental Health.

 

The Acting Director for Integrated Health and Care Commissioning replied that Mental Health Pathway Review was ongoing and that this was intended to put the best services in place for the individuals concerned.

 

Councillor Ball commented that he feared some care homes may close due to the new fees arrangements and that this could cost the Council more if the service ceases.

 

The Corporate Director replied that the process has been carried out in the best interests of the Council.

 

Councillor Vic Pritchard stated that the Council are normally unaware of a care home’s financial circumstances until the 11th hour, sometimes merely a month’s warning. He added that the intention is now for the Council to work far more closely with care homes and to have more of a dialogue regarding their finances.

 

Councillor Lin Patterson asked if more information could be provided on Compassionate Communities B&NES.

 

The Director for Partnership & Corporate Services replied that it has been setup by the 3rd sector and has received support from the Council and Virgin Care, but was not commissioned or funded by the Council. He added that one of their intentions is to be a focal point for receiving and disseminating strategic information. He said that further information could be found on their website (www.3sg.org.uk).

 

Councillor Jackson said that it was a little ironic given the earlier Public Health presentation that they are being asked to do more work with less resources.

 

Councillor Pritchard replied by saying that the preventative agenda was a significant factor for the Council to consider as it moves forward.

 

The Corporate Director added that the Public Health budget has been reduced nationally.

 

Dr Bruce Laurence said that support for the team is welcome and that he feels that the Council is doing its best with what it has available.

 

The Chair thanked the Select Committee for their comments and said that their feedback would be given to the Resources PDS Panel on the 4th February to allow them to collate all PDS Panel responses to the Cabinet and Council.


 [MD1]

Lead officer: Steve Harman


06/02/2019 - Heritage Services Business Plan 2019-2024 ref: 1203    Approved

The report introduces the fourth update of the Heritage Services rolling five-year Business Plan 2015-2020 approved by Cabinet in February 2015.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Approve the Heritage Services Business Plan 2019-2024 (“The Plan”);

2)  Confirm that it wishes Heritage Services to continue to work to the business principles agreed by the Council Executive in 2004, as amended.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen Bird


06/02/2019 - Bath Quays North, Appointment of Development Partner ref: 1204    Approved

The Council proposes to use its public function to revitalise the city and overcome longstanding market failure in the provision of a new offices by selecting a development partner for the implementation of Bath Quays North to provide a new office led mixed use development on Avon St, Bath.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Review the Full Business Case and approve the recommendations to award the contract to the preferred bidder as the Council’s development partner for the Bath Quays North site (the Site) (as shown edged red on the indicative plan at Appendix 4) having submitted the most economically advantageous bid in accordance with the Council's evaluation criteria as explained in the exempt Appendix 3, and in the event the Council is not able to conclude final negotiations with the preferred bidder it appoints the reserve bidder as the Council’s development partner.

2)  Delegate authority to the Director of Economy & Growth in consultation with the Leader, Chief Executive, the Council’s S.151 Officer and Monitoring Officer to take all necessary acts to:

a.  Agree final terms with the Council’s development partner including entering into the Development Agreement and all other ancillary documents to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of the Site.

b.  Appropriate for planning purposes the Site under section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 and to exercise the power (refer Section 4 of this report), if required, under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (“Section 203”) to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of the Site.

c.  Dispose of the Site to the appointed development partner under the terms of the Development Agreement.

d.  Complete contemporaneously, with the Development Agreement, a grant funding agreement with the West of England Combined Authority.

 

3)  Approve the uplift to the provisional Innovation Quay - Economic Development Funding Enabling Infrastructure budget to £30.8m to bring in line with the additional grant funding WECA have provisionally allocated through the EDF and LGF funding programmes.

4)  Fully approve Capital of £6.647m from the provisionally approved Bath Quays Delivery capital budget as set out in Section 3.3 of the report.

5)  Fully approve Capital of £30.8m from the provisionally approved Innovation Quay - Economic Development Funding Enabling Infrastructure capital budget as set out in Section 3.3 of the report.

 

Wards affected: Abbey; Kingsmead;

Lead officer: Simon Martin


06/02/2019 - Keynsham High Street Public Realm ref: 1202    Approved

Approval of the detailed design for the Keynsham High Street public realm project and the Full Business Case for submission to the Local Enterprise Partnership for funding to deliver.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  Note the draft concept design, which will be submitted as part of the Full Business Case to the Local Enterprise Partnership for funding of £1.5m to deliver the scheme, alongside £193k S106;

2.2  Approve, subject to LEP funding approval on 31 May:

(1)  the preparation of detailed design (including further consultation) up to tender stage

(2)  the procurement of a project manager & contractor; and

(3)  the construction of the scheme

Wards affected: Keynsham North; Keynsham South;

Lead officer: Caroline Lightfoot


06/02/2019 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Investment Strategy 2019/20 ref: 1200    Recommmend Forward to Council

CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice, which requires the Council to approve a Treasury Management Strategy before the start of each financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Recommend the actions proposed within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement (Appendix 1) to February Council.

2)  Recommend the Investment Strategy as detailed in Appendix 2 to February Council.

3)  Note the Treasury Management Indicators detailed in Appendix 1 and delegate authority for updating the indicators prior to approval at Full Council on 19th February 2019 to the Chief Finance Officer and Cabinet Member for Finance & Efficiency, in light of any changes to the recommended budget as set out in the Budget Report elsewhere on the agenda for this meeting.

4)  Note that any comments made by the Corporate Audit Committee at their meeting on the 7th February 2019 will be reported to Full Council on the 19th February.

Lead officer: Giles Oliver


06/02/2019 - Treasury Management Monitoring Report to 31st December 2018 ref: 1199    Approved

CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice, requires the Council to approve a Treasury Management Strategy before the start of each financial year and review performance during the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed that:

 

1)  The Treasury Management Report to 31st December 2018, prepared in accordance with the CIPFA Treasury Code of Practice, is noted

2)  The Treasury Management Indicators to 31st December 2018 are noted.

 

Lead officer: Giles Oliver


06/02/2019 - Community Asset Transfer Policy ref: 1201    Approved

To formally agree Community Asset Transfer policy and process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  Note the outcomes of the consultation on the draft document as set out in Appendix 3. 

2)  Confirm that the feedback received through the consultation process has been accurately reflected and is now incorporated into the current draft of the Community Asset Transfer Policy and Guidance (attached at Appendix 1), and agree the new document.

3)  Thank those who responded to the consultation and agree to circulate the outcomes of the process and next steps.

4)  Approve that the implementation of the policy be reviewed within twelve months of operation to make any further refinements required.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Long, Andy Thomas


06/02/2019 - Budget & Council Tax 2019/20 and Financial Outlook ref: 1198    Recommmend Forward to Council

To agree and set the Council's medium term financial planning approach and recommend the 2019/20 Budget and Council Tax to Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 06/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that:

 

2.1  The Cabinet recommends Council approves:-

a)  The General Fund net revenue budget for 2019/20 of £113.10m and the individual service cash limits for 2019/20 as outlined in Annex 1.

b)  The savings and income generation plans outlined in Annex 2 in conjunction with the Equalities Impact Assessment Report in Annex 3 and thereby agrees to implement the Council’s draft Organisational Plan which has been presented to each of the relevant PDS Panels.

c)  To help protect front line services and meet additional pressures in Children’s Services, the budget includes a recommendation that Council Tax is increased by 2.95% in 2019/20 (an increase of £39.76 per Band D).

 

d)  An increase of 1% to Council Tax for the Adult Social Care Precept is approved in recognition of the current demands and financial pressures on this service. This is equivalent to an increase of £13.47 on a Band D property.

e)  The adequacy of Un-earmarked Reserves at £12.2m within a risk assessed range requirement of £11.9m - £13.1m.

f)  The Efficiency Strategy attached at Annex 4.

g)  The Capital Programme for 2019/20 of £78.591m including new and emerging capital bids outlined in Annex 5(i), planned sources of funding in 5.7.2, and notes the programme for 2020/21 to 2023/24 and that any wholly funded projects coming forward during the year will be added to the Capital Programme in line with the Budget Management Scheme.

h)  The delegation of implementation, subject to consultation where appropriate, of the capital programmes set out in Annex 5(ii) to Annex 5(iv) to the relevant Director in Consultation with the appropriate Portfolio Holder.

i)  The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allocations and amendments outlined in Annex 5(v) and the addition of Alternative Education Provision to the Regulation 123 list.

j)  The Capital & Investment Strategy attached at Annex 6.

k)   The MRP Policy attached at Annex 7.

l)  The Capital Prudential Indicators outlined in 5.7.8

m)  The Annual Pay Policy Statement at Annex 9.

n)  The Council’s Organisational Plan at Annex 10

o)  The Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20 shown in the following link:  http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/Council-Tax-Benefits-and-Grants/CouncilTax/draft_bath_ne_someset_s13a_201920.pdf  and referred to in 5.3.4. 

2.2  That the Council include in its Council Tax setting, the precepts set and approved by other bodies including the local precepts of Town Councils, Parish Councils, and Charter Trustees of the City of Bath, and those of the Fire and Police Authorities.

2.3  That Cabinet note the S151 Officer’s report on the robustness of the proposed budget and the adequacy of the Council’s reserves outlined in 5.6.

2.4  Authorise the Council’s S151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Efficiency, to make any necessary changes to the draft budget proposal for submission to Council.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Parham


06/02/2019 - Revenue & Capital Budget Monitoring, Cash Limits and Virements – April to December 2018 ref: 1197    Approved

This report presents the third monitoring information for the Authority as a whole for the financial year 2018/19 to the end of December 2018.  The report also includes a number of budget transfer requests for both revenue and capital.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)  To note the 2018/19 forecast over budget of £3.21m (as at the end of December 2018) and the recovery plan actions outlined in Appendix 1;

2)  To note the mitigations that will be required shown in paragraph 5.6, if the over budget position cannot be reduced by the end of the financial year

3)  To note the capital year-end forecast detailed in paragraph 5.16 of this report;

4)  To note the revenue virements listed for information in Appendix 3(i);

5)  To note the changes in the capital programme including capital schemes that have been agreed for full approval under delegation listed in Appendix 4(i)

6)  To note the capital schemes listed in Annex 4(i) for removal / deferment from the current capital programme as approved at 18th December Cabinet.

 

Lead officer: Jamie Whittard


31/01/2019 - Aequus Construction Limited - Approval of Development Proposal ref: 1195    Approved

To seek shareholder approval for the provision of funding for Aequus Construction Limited to deliver a housing development scheme in Bath.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 31/01/2019

Decision:

Approval to progress the purchase and development of the Sladebrook Road site.

Lead officer: Michael Hewitt


04/02/2019 - Homesearch Allocation Scheme Update ref: 1196    Approved

The Homesearch Policy is the document that articulates how the Council prioritises and allocates social housing to those on the waiting list. This update provides a range of amendments to the scheme following recent legislative changes and designed to improve the operation of the scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Community Regeneration

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees to adopt the amended allocation scheme, known as the Homesearch Allocation Scheme 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graham Sabourn


30/01/2019 - Care homes recommissioning and procurement strategy ref: 1193    Approved

Commissioners have developed a new commissioning approach to purchasing residential and nursing care home placements that is consistent with the Council’s published commissioning intentions for care homes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 30/01/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees to:

 

1)  Give an approval to officers to develop the procurement strategy & documentation and undertake procurement processes for both the initial and longer term objectives of the project. 

2)  Delegate authority for the outcome of procurement processes and any subsequent contract award decisions, to the Director of Integrated Health & Care Commissioning, subject to Joint Commissioning Committee reviewing detail of the proposed framework prior to procurement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vincent Edwards