Agenda and decisions

Support Funding for George Williams House / Environmental Services Specialist Pilot Extension, Portfolio Holder Decisions - Thursday, 19th March, 2020 12.00 pm

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Officer

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Support Funding for George Williams House, Fleetwood pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Resources


The Corporate Director Communities submitted a report seeking the portfolio holder‘s approval to contribute £25,000 per year for two years from the Flexible Homelessness Support Grant to maintain provision of the current nine family units at George Williams House and ensure exclusive use of two of these units for Wyre Council. The contribution would form part of the scheme’s contract with Lancashire County Council.




The portfolio holder agreed to contributions of £25,000 in 2020/21 and in 2021/22 to George Williams House to be paid to Lancashire County Council from the Flexible Homelessness Support Grant.


Environmental Enforcement Services Specialist - Pilot Extension pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Resources Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Environment


The Corporate Director Environment submitted a report seeking approval to extend the current pilot agreement with District Enforcement to continue undertaking specialist enforcement services to address environmental crime issues such as dog fouling, littering and other dog control measures under the Public Space Protection Orders on behalf of Wyre Council until December 2020.




The portfolio holder agreed that


·         the pilot with District Enforcement be extended until the end of March 2021, based on the current model which is cost neutral and carries no financial risk, and that the existing three month termination period for both parties be retained, thereafter taking account of the recommendations of the task group.


·         the agreement be dealt with under the exemptions to Contract Procedures contained within the Financial Regulations and Financial Procedure Rules on the grounds that the services constitute an extension or variation of an existing contract.