Decisions

January 2016 to March 2016

Decision Ref:

2015/68

Issue:

Victims Funding Ministry of Justice – Young People Services

Decision:

The Commissioner has approved the proposed use of the Victims Grant Fund as outlined in Appendix B and notes the implications in respect of funding that could be available for future victim support services.

Date of Decision:

18th January 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D201568 D201568A

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/69

Issue:

Staffing Matter

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has noted and approved a delegated decision made by the Director in relation to a staffing matter.

Date of Decision:

11th January 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

RESTRICTED – Information relating to this decision is restricted as it contains information which relates to or includes personal information; financial interests of the Police and Crime Commissioner or any other person or company.It is considered that in all circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/70

Issue:

Community Action Fund Applications

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the level of funding for the Applications as outlined in Appendix A.

Date of Decision:

2nd February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

Scanned-from-a-Xerox-Multifunction-Device

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/71

Issue:

Financial position as at 31 December 2015

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has:
– noted the forecast revenue budget overspend of £4.185m;
– approved the application of the transition reserve to meet the costs of voluntary exit and redundancy as identified in the report;
– note the impact of the contribution from the transition reserve recommended above on the forecast outturn position;
– noted the capital programme position for 2015/16; and
– noted the forecast year-end position for revenue reserves.

Date of Decision:

4th February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-71

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/72 Date of Decision 12/02/2016

Issue:

National ICT Company

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has:
– considered whether he wishes to make any comments in relation to the Business Plan;
– indicated the preferred charging mechanism.

Date of Decision:

12th February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-72

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/73

Issue:

Revenue Budget and Council Tax for 2016/17 and Capital Investment Programme for 2016/17 and Future Years

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has:
– agreed the efficiency savings, reductions in costs and cost pressures as set out in the report;
– agreed a council tax requirement/precept for 2016/16, and consequent Band D amount that is based on a 1.99% increase on 2015/16 levels;
– approved a contribution from the Revenue budget of £1.684m to the transition reserve;
– approved a net budget requirement for 2016/17 of £261.521m and consequent council tax requirement of £67.789m and Band D council tax of £162.22 as set out in Appendix A;
– agreed, on the basis of the above and the fixed ratios between valuation bands set by the Government, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s council tax for each valuation as set out in Appendix B;
– agreed the 2016/17 delegated budgets for the Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner; and
– approved the 2016/17 and Future Years Capital Programme.

Date of Decision:

16th February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-73-1

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/74

Issue:

Internal Audit Review – Commissioning of Victims’ Services

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has:
– noted the findings of the review;
– noted the agreed action plan; and
– noted that a follow up review will take place in February 2016.

Date of Decision:

16th February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-74

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/75

Issue:

Awards to community and voluntary organisations from PoCA receipts

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has:
– noted the report at Appendix A that describes the process undertaken to evaluate the applications for funding; and
– approved the grant awards detailed in Appendix A.

Date of Decision:

23rd February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D201575

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/76

Issue:

Request for Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) funding towards collaborative purchase of Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the allocation of £10,000 from the PoCA reserve towards the cost of purchasing the Small Unmanned Aerial System.

Date of Decision:

24th February 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D201576-1

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/77

Issue:

Community Action Fund Applications

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the level of funding for the Applications as outlined in Appendix A.

Date of Decision:

3rd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

Appendix-A D201577

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/78

Issue:

Acceptance of a tender for the provision of kennelling for dangerous dogs for the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 with the option to extend the contract until 31st March 2020

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded the contract for the provision of kennelling for dangerous dogs to High Farm and Aspen Valley Boarding Kennels.

Date of Decision:

4th March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

RESTRICTED – This decision contains information which relates to or includes commercial, financial or business interests of the Police and Crime Commissioner or any other person or company.

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/79

Issue:

Acceptance of a tender – provision of computer related hardware and software

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the use of the HealthTrust Europe (HTE) “ComIT” framework contract by Lancashire Constabulary and the award of the provision of day to day computer-related hardware and software for Lancashire Constabulary to Specialist Computer Centre for the period 16th April 2016 to 15th April 2020.

Date of Decision:

21st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

RESTRICTED – This decision contains information which relates to or includes commercial, financial or business interests of the Police and Crime Commissioner or any other person or company.

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/80

Issue:

Support for trust house and young victims funding 2015/16

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the proposed use of the Victims Grant Fund as outlined in Appendix B and has noted the implications in respect of funding that could be available for future victim support services.

Date of Decision:

21st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-80

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/81

Issue:

Community Safety Funding 2016/17

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the proposed use of the Community Safety Partnership Fund as outlined in Appendix A and has noted the implications in respect of funding that could be available for additional future community safety activity.

Date of Decision:

21st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-81

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/82

Issue:

Lancashire Victim Services – On-going Provision of Services

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the proposed use of the Victims Grant Fund as outlined in Appendix B and has noted the implications in respect of funding that could be available for future victim support services.

Date of Decision:

23rd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-82

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/83

Issue:

Community Action Fund Applications

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the level of funding for the Applications as outlined in Appendix A.

Date of Decision:

21st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-83

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/84

Issue:

Lancashire Victim Services – Continuation of Victim Support Contract

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved:

a) the continuation of a Lancashire based model for delivery of victim services in 2016/17; and

b) the extension of the Contract with Victim Support in line with the option provided in the original Decision for Victim Support to provide victim services in Lancashire (Decision 2015/73)

Date of Decision:

21st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-84

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/85

Issue:

Combination Agreement – Pennine Community Safety Partnership

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved:

a) the Combination Agreement to establish a Combined Community Safety Partnership for Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley and Rossendale Council areas, to be known as the Pennine Lancashire Community Safety Partnership; and

b) the continuation of support to all Community Safety Partnerships in the Pennine Lancashire area, and where possible, will be represented by his office at meetings of the CSPs.

Date of Decision:

22nd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-85

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/86

Issue:

Victims Consultation and a review of Lancashire Victim Services

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the use of the ESPO Framework Contract 992 for Public Consultation and Market Research Services for the period 1st February 2016 to 31st March 2017, and to appoint SMSR as the supplier under that framework to provide victims consultation and victim service review.

Date of Decision:

23rd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-86

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/87

Issue:

Development of a Forensic Academy Strategic Alliance

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the Forensic Academy Strategic Alliance between the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire Strategic Alliance and has endorsed the approach to developed a strategic alliance set out within it.

Date of Decision:

23rd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-87

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/88

Issue:

Allocation of the 2016/17 Revenue Budget

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has agreed the allocation of the revenue budget for 2016/17.

Date of Decision:

23rd March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D2015-88

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/89

Issue:

Treasury Management Policy and Strategy 2016/17

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved:
– the Treasury Management Strategy for 2016/17 and the Treasury Policy as set out in Appendix A; and
– the inclusion of the Municipal Bond Agency as an eligible counterparty for longer term capital funding.

Date of Decision:

29th March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

Treasury Management Strategy 2016/17

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/90

Issue:

National Police Coordination Centre (“NPOCC”) Collaboration Agreement

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable have agreed to enter in to the NPoCC Collaboration Agreement.

Date of Decision:

31st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

D201590-Decision

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/91

Issue:

Renewal of insurance 2016/17

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved insurance plans from April 2016 to March 2017.

Date of Decision:

31st March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

RESTRICTED – This decision contains information which relates to or includes commercial, financial or business interests of the Police and Crime Commissioner or any other person or company.

Decision Maker:

PCC

Decision Ref:

2015/92

Issue:

Request for Funding – Community Solutions North West

Decision:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the proposed funding as outlined in the proposal.

Date of Decision:

7th March 2016

Decision Papers/Reason for Restricted

201593

Decision Maker:

PCC
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