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Decisions – January to March 2016

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Decisions made

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

18 Jan ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

Appendix

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

11 Jan ’16

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

2 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

4 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

Decision Maker
PCC

Decision Ref: 2015/72

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

12 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

16 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

16 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

23 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

24 Feb ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

3 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

Appendix A

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

4 Mar ’16

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

21 Mar ’16

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

21 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

21 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

23 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

21 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

21 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

22 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

23 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

23 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

23 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

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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

29 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

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

31 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

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Decision Maker
PCC/CC

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

31 Mar ’16

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

7 Mar ’16

Decision Papers/ Reason for Restricted

Decision

Decision Maker
PCC

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