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Forward plan

Merton's Forward Plan sets out all the key decisions that are due to be taken by the council

A key decision is an Executive decision which is likely

a) to result in Merton Council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Council’s budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or

b) expenditure valued at £500,000 or above; or

c) to be significant in terms of its effects on communities and groups of service users living or working in an area comprising one or more wards or electoral divisions in Merton Council; or

d) to amend the agreed budget and policy framework.

Forthcoming decisions

06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - May 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 2.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - January 2021

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 10.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - December 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 9.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 08/02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - November 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 8.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - October 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 7.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - September 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 6.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 09/11/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - August 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 5.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - July 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 4

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - June 2020

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 3

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/07/2020 - Financial Monitoring report 2020/21 - February 2021

To note the Council's financial position for 2020/21 month 11

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Fleming

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2020 - Melrose School - enlargement and lowering the age range

To lower the age range of Melrose School (Special school) from 11-16 years old to 4-16 years old and to increase the capacity to 78 places

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Schools and Families

Decision due date: 06/08/2020

Lead officer: Marina Bowyer

Notice of decision: 03/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2020 - Leisure Centre Contract - Covid 19

The Leisure Centres have had to close under central Govt instruction due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This has placed the operators in a difficult financial position. This report seeks approval for additional financial support from the council so that they can reopen the facilities as soon as the Govt provide approval to do so and commence recovery plans for this service.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision due date: 03/08/2020

Lead officer: Christine Parsloe

Notice of decision: 03/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the business affairs of the operator


26/06/2020 - Reference to Cabinet from Overview and Scrutiny Commission on the Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

Reference to Cabinet from Overview and Scrutiny Commission on the outcome of pre decision scrutiny of the Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Regan

Notice of decision: 26/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/06/2020 - Household Reuse and Recycling service - Contract Review

Report seeking approval for a variation to the current contract with a proposed extension to the 31st March 2025 on revised terms as set out in the report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Charles Baker

Notice of decision: 17/06/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial Appendix will be Restricted and exempt from publication - Commercially sensitive


11/06/2020 - Corporate Asset Management Strategy 2020-2023

To approve the Corporate Asset Management Strategy 2020-2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Howard Joy

Notice of decision: 11/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/06/2020 - Allocation of Neighbourhood CIL funding to the Sustainable Merton Community Champions

This report seeks the allocation of £50,000 Neighbourhood CIL funding to Sustainable Merton Community Champions 2020-21 Programme.
The recommendation comes in advance of the consideration of bids submitted under the Neighbourhood Fund 2020 bidding round – to be brought to Cabinet for a decision in September 2020 – due to the need for funding to be secured before September for the Community Champions programme to be delivered.
A Cabinet decision is required as approving funding at such a stage would be a departure from Neighbourhood CIL governance approved by Cabinet in September 2017.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Catley

Notice of decision: 08/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/06/2020 - Merton's Public Space Protection Order Report

A report to outline the evidence and consultation results to inform Cabinet and to assist them in their ask to consider the renewal and proposed amendment to the Public Space Protection Order on the borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kelly Marshall

Notice of decision: 01/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/05/2020 - Adoption of the 2020 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

Recommendation that the Council adopt the 2020 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Katie Halter

Notice of decision: 21/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/05/2020 - Adoption of the 2020 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan

Recommendation that Council adopts the 2020 Climate Strategy and Action Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Halter

Notice of decision: 21/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/05/2020 - Extension of CCTV maintenance contract

Authorisation is requested for the modification of the CCTV maintenance contract, which is due to expire on 5 November 2020, to extend it for a further 12 months. The purpose of the extension is to allow the CCTV team sufficient time to scope and procure a new contract that will cover both maintenance and a significant programme of upgrades for which capital funding in 2021/22 and 2022/23 has been allocated.
The contract is held by Tyco Integrated Fire

Decision Maker: Director of Corporate Services

Decision due date: 15/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adrian Rutkowski

Notice of decision: 15/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The report will contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of the supplier, Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Ltd.


12/05/2020 - Locally listed buildings

Additions to the local list of historic buildings and structures

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Jill Tyndale

Notice of decision: 12/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/05/2020 - South London Waste Plan - submission to the Secretary of State

Submission of the South London Waste Plan (a planning policy document prepared by Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) to the Secretary of State for examination. If adopted it will replace the South London Waste Plan 2012

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2020

Lead officer: Eben VanDerWesthuizen

Notice of decision: 12/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/03/2020 - Locally Listed Buildings

Additions to the local list of historic buildings and structures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jill Tyndale

Notice of decision: 18/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/03/2020 - Draft Merton Community Plan 2020-2026

To consider the draft Merton Community Plan 2020-2026 and recommend to Council for adoption.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Dimmer

Notice of decision: 04/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2019 - Wimbledon Park Lake – Outdoor Swimming Proposal    Item Deferred

To consider the merits of opening up the usage of part of Wimbledon Park Lake to an Outdoor Swimming Group during the summer season.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/02/2020

Wards affected: Wimbledon Park;

Lead officer: Christine Parsloe

Notice of decision: 20/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


16/12/2019 - Award of Multi-Function Device Tender

This is agree the award of the new Multi Function Device (MFD) tender

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/03/2020

Lead officer: Richard Warren

Notice of decision: 16/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
We have include commercial values


16/12/2019 - Adoption of the Co-Operative Party Charter on Modern Day Slavery    Item Deferred

To adopt the Charter as called for by Council in November 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Fabiola Hickson

Notice of decision: 16/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/10/2019 - School Meals Catering Contract Extension

Decision to approve the extension of the existing contract from August 2020 to July 2021.
This is the final extension of this contract.

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Schools and Families

Decision due date: 29/11/2019

Lead officer: Murray Davies

Notice of decision: 28/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of
any particular person (including the authority holding that
information).

Details of service costs and related issues in regard to the negotiation the extension


28/10/2019 - Contract Award - Risk and Resilience Service 2020

Award of contract for the council's Risk and Resilience service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Murray Davies

Notice of decision: 28/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


01/10/2019 - Update on Selective Licensing

Update on the research undertaken to date relating to the requirements for the introduction of a selective licensing scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shawn Scott

Notice of decision: 01/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/09/2019 - Wimbledon Park Lake - Design & Build Reservoir Safety Contract

Award a contract to a design and build contractor to design an appropriate solution for the lake which meets statutory Reservoir Safety requirements; achieves planning approvals and then to build out the design meeting all planning conditions. To carry out survey and other works to support future works to the lake.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Regeneration

Decision due date: 11/08/2020

Lead officer: Christine Parsloe

Notice of decision: 27/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendices will contain commercially sensitive information


10/09/2019 - Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025    Item Deferred

All local authorities are required to publish a Homelessness Strategy as of 1 April 2017, and the government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy published in August 2018 includes a commitment that all local authorities must have an up-to-date Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy by December 2019. The new Strategy will need to be submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Chu

Notice of decision: 10/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2019 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21

Report for agreement of 2020/21 council tax support scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 11/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 23/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/07/2019 - Proposal for the Introduction of a Selective Licensing Scheme    Item Deferred

Proposal to commence the process required for the adoption of a selective licensing scheme (private rented sector) in designated zones within the borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shawn Scott

Notice of decision: 22/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/06/2019 - Merton Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 - 2024

Merton Health and Wellbeing Board's statutory Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 - 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clarissa Larsen, Dr Dagmar Zeuner

Notice of decision: 12/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/06/2019 - Approval of Merton's Local Development Scheme 2019-22

Approval of the project plan and timetable for creating Merton's Local Plan (known as the Local Development Scheme (LDS))

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tara Butler

Notice of decision: 12/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/06/2019 - Children and Young People's Plan 2019-23

To consider the Children and Young People's Plan and recommend its adoption by full Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malini Hoezoo, Karl Mittelstadt

Notice of decision: 06/06/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/05/2019 - Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2018-19

To receive the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2018-19

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/07/2019

Lead officer: Julia Regan

Notice of decision: 31/05/2019


24/04/2019 - integrated adult mental health services section 75 agreement

To approve the renewed section 75 agreement governing the integrated arrangements with South West London

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Ellis

Notice of decision: 24/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/03/2019 - Business Plan 2020-24    Item Deferred

Medium Term Financial Strategy updated with latest financial information

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2019

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 29/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/03/2019 - Business Plan 2020-24

Medium Term Financial Strategy updated with latest financial information

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2019

Lead officer: Roger Kershaw

Notice of decision: 29/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2019 - Shopfront and parade improvements

To award a contract for refurbishment of shopfronts and parade exteriors

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, Director of Corporate Services

Decision due date: 31/05/2019

Lead officer: Mark Holmes

Notice of decision: 01/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


28/01/2019 - Parking management systems

Award of a new contract for a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and permit software solution.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Regeneration

Decision due date: 13/03/2019

Lead officer: Tom Davis

Notice of decision: 28/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


02/01/2019 - Reference from scrutiny - strategic approach to parking charges

Reference from the Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel in relation to report referred to it by Cabinet - "public health, air quality and sustainable transport - a strategic approach to parking charges"

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/01/2019

Lead officer: Julia Regan

Notice of decision: 02/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/12/2018 - Keeping young people safe in Merton

Report containing reference to Cabinet from the Overview and Scrutiny Commission, information on joint scrutiny exercise with members of the youth parliament plus an officer response to the recommendations made by the Young Advisors and by the Commission.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/01/2019

Lead officer: Julia Regan

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2018 - Adoption of the Council’s new draft Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005

To adopt the revised draft Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005, as approved by Members of the Licensing Committee on 10 October 2018

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 21/11/2018

Lead officer: Barry Croft

Notice of decision: 26/10/2018


24/08/2018 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2019/20

Agreement of the 2019/20 Council Tax Support scheme

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 21/11/2018

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 24/08/2018


23/08/2018 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2019/20 and Council Tax Technical Reforms 2019

For agreement of the 2019/20 council tax support scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/11/2018

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 23/08/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/07/2018 - Financial Report 2018/19 – August 2018

This is the financial monitoring report for period 5, 31st August 2018 presented in line with the financial reporting timetable

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/10/2018

Lead officer: Andrew Wood

Notice of decision: 16/07/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/07/2018 - Draft Business Plan 2019-23

This report presents details on the Draft Medium Term Financial Strategy and updates it for development as part of the business planning process for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/10/2018

Lead officer: Andrew Wood

Notice of decision: 16/07/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/01/2018 - Dog Control Public Space Protection Orders

Proposals to introduce new PSPOs in relation to the control of dogs within Merton borough

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Lead officer: Doug Napier

Notice of decision: 04/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - Delivery of Clarion's Estate Regeneration Project

Delivery of Clarion's Estate Regeneration Project

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 07/02/2018

Lead officer: Paul McGarry

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017


20/12/2017 - Adoption of Merton's Estates Local Plan

Adoption of Merton's Estates Local Plan

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 07/02/2018

Lead officer: Tara Butler, Valerie Mowah

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017


28/11/2017 - Changes to the Joint Regulatory Service Committee

A.That Council approves the amended Terms of Reference for the Joint Regulatory Services Committee (JRSC) as set out in Appendix 3;
B.That Council agrees that the Chair of the JRSC rotates on an annual basis between Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/11/2017

Lead officer: Paul Foster

Notice of decision: 28/11/2017


28/11/2017 - Recruitment for Director of Children, Schools and Families

To agree to commence a recruitment campaign for the post of Director of Children, Schools and Families in accordance with Section 6A (1)) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 as the current post holder will be leaving the post by the end of March 2018.
To approve an appointment to the post of Director of Children, Schools and Families
within the current Merton Director salary range. As the
Directors’ salaries exceed £100,000 per annum, under the Localism Act approval has to be sought from full Council.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/11/2017

Lead officer: Kim Brown

Notice of decision: 28/11/2017


28/11/2017 - The Addition of Schemes to the Capital Programme

1.1The purpose of this report is to approve the funding required to progress the Canons Parks for the People schemes in Mitcham.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/11/2017

Lead officer: Zoe Church

Notice of decision: 28/11/2017


07/11/2017 - Adoption of Merton's Estates Local Plan

Adoption of Merton's Estates Local Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Lead officer: Tara Butler, Valerie Mowah

Notice of decision: 07/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2017 - Delivery of Clarion's Estate Regeneration Project

Delivery of Clarion's Estate Regeneration Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Lead officer: Paul McGarry

Notice of decision: 07/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


12/10/2017 - Revisions to the Council’s Contract Standing Orders

That Full Council, note and approve the recommended revisions made to the Councils Contract Standing Orders. Changes made are in response to the implementation of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 and to drive greater compliance overall with procurement governance and best practice.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/11/2017

Lead officer: Dawn Jolley

Notice of decision: 12/10/2017


11/09/2017 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2018/19

Agreement of the 2018/19 Council Tax Support Scheme

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 22/11/2017

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 11/09/2017


11/09/2017 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2018/19

Agree the 2018/19 council tax support scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 11/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/07/2017 - Business Plan 2018-22

Proposed balanced budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018-22

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 28/02/2018

Lead officer: Zoe Church

Notice of decision: 07/07/2017


07/07/2017 - Business Plan 2018-22

Proposed balanced budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018-22 for approval by Council on 28/2/18

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/02/2018

Lead officer: Zoe Church

Notice of decision: 07/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/07/2017 - Financial Monitoring Report 2017-18 - January 2018

Provides a summary of the financial position as at January 2018 including a forecast position a year end and a forecast position

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 25/06/2018

Lead officer: Zoe Church

Notice of decision: 07/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/07/2017 - Financial Monitoring Report 2017-18 - September 2017

Provides a summary of the financial position as at September 2017 including a forecast position a year end and a forecast position

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Lead officer: Zoe Church

Notice of decision: 07/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/06/2017 - Integrated Sexual Health Services - agreement of contract award

Cabinet is asked to award a contract for the provision of integrated sexual health services, following a tender process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/03/2017

Lead officer: Anjan Ghosh

Notice of decision: 20/06/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


12/01/2017 - Equality Strategy 2017-21

The Equality Act 2010 requires the council to publish equality objectives every four years to demonstrate how it will meet the Public Sector Equality Duty.
The equality objectives are outlined in the Equality Strategy 2017-21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/03/2017

Lead officer: Evereth Willis

Notice of decision: 12/01/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/12/2016 - Local Authority Property Company

Proposal to set up a wholly owned Property company to develop housing and commercial property using council owned and private sites.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/03/2017

Lead officer: Paul Schafer

Notice of decision: 30/12/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/12/2016 - School Cleaning Contract 2017-20

Award of new school cleaning contract or extension of existing contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/03/2017

Lead officer: Murray Davies

Notice of decision: 23/12/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2016 - Council Tax Support Scheme

Agreement of the 2017/18 council tax support scheme - the report is going to Council on 23 November as its a full council decision

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/11/2016

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 01/11/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2016 - Dispensations to Members

To grant a range of dispensations to elected members for a period of four years.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 23/11/2016

Lead officer: Susanne Wicks

Notice of decision: 01/11/2016


21/10/2016 - Estates Local Plan - Submission to Secretary of State

Recommend to full Council resolution to publish for comments, the Estates Local Plan, supporting Circle Housing Merton Priory regeneration project and associated sustainability appraisal, followed by submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/11/2016

Lead officer: Paul McGarry

Notice of decision: 21/10/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/10/2016 - Estates Local Plan - Submission to the Secretary of State

Seek full Council resolution to publish for comments the Estates Local Plan, supporting Circle Housing Merton Priory regeneration project and associated sustainability appraisal, followed by submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 23/11/2016

Lead officer: Paul McGarry

Notice of decision: 20/10/2016


02/09/2016 - Sexual Health Strategy and Procurement

In Merton a Sexual Health Strategy is being developed and an integrated sexual health service is being considered. This report sets out the Strategy and seeks agreement for the proposed procurement route

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2016

Lead officer: Anjan Ghosh

Notice of decision: 02/09/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/08/2016 - Business Plan 2017-2021

Latest progress and update of information relating to the business planning process for 2017/18, including updated MTFS, and update on the Capital Programme and bidding process for 2017-21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2016

Lead officer: Andrew Wood

Notice of decision: 17/08/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/08/2016 - Business Plan 2017-21

Initial report on the Business Plan 2017-21, including updated MTFS, draft timetable for business planning process 2017-21, savings targets, and update on latest relevant information.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Andrew Wood

Notice of decision: 17/08/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/08/2016 - Merton Adult Education Commissioning Update

To provide Cabinet with an update with the transition towards a commissioning model of delivery for the borough's adult education services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Anthony Hopkins

Notice of decision: 01/08/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/07/2016 - Harris Academy Merton Expansion - Construction Contract Award

To approve the award of the construction contract for the 300 place expansion of Harris Academy Merton.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Marina Bowyer

Notice of decision: 26/07/2016

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


25/07/2016 - Ravensbury Garages

The substance of the report is to confirm authority for the Director of Environment and Regeneration to use his delegated powers to authorise disposal of the freehold.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2016

Wards affected: Ravensbury;

Lead officer: Howard Joy

Notice of decision: 25/07/2016


24/06/2016 - Council Tax Support Scheme

To agree the council tax support scheme for April 2017

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 23/11/2016

Lead officer: David Keppler

Notice of decision: 24/06/2016


31/05/2016 - Regionalisation of London Adoption Services

To confirm Merton's inclusion in Pan London arrangements as per national requirements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Paul Angeli

Notice of decision: 31/05/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/04/2016 - Proposed Extension of the Comensura contract

Proposed extension of the Comensura Contract for the supply of temporary agency workers

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: MarieAnge Combe

Notice of decision: 26/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


19/04/2016 - Financial Monitoring January 2017

This report reviews the financial position for the first 10 months of the financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/03/2017

Lead officer: Paul Dale

Notice of decision: 19/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2016 - Financial Monitoring June 2016

Review of the financial position of the Authority for the first quarter of 2016-17. This report will have been reviewed by the Financial Task Group on 26-07-2016

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Paul Dale

Notice of decision: 19/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2016 - Financial Monitoring July 2016

Review the financial position of the Authority for the first four months of the financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Paul Dale

Notice of decision: 19/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/04/2016 - Financial Monitoring August 2016

Review of the financial position of the Authority for the first five months of the financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2016

Lead officer: Paul Dale

Notice of decision: 19/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/03/2016 - Options Analysis Report for the re-procurement of the Highway Works and Services Term Contract

Analysis Report on the options available for re-procuring this major Term Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/09/2016

Lead officer: Steve Shew

Notice of decision: 16/03/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/02/2016 - Strategic Funding 2016-17

Approval of Year 2 funding for Merton and Lambeth CAB, MVSC, Merton CIL, Merton CT, SWLLC and Springfield Advice and Law Centre

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Lead officer: Martin King

Notice of decision: 10/02/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/11/2015 - Environmental Asset Management System procurement

The re-procurement of the Council's Environmental Asset management system under an tender process.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Lead officer: Clive Cooke

Notice of decision: 23/11/2015

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


30/09/2015 - Direct procurement of Solar PV through ESPO Framework Contract 2838

LBM wish to access ESPO Framework 2838 to directly procure a number of photovoltaic systems to be installed on various Council properties. The Framework requires a mini-competition to assess the best supplier. The resultant contact award is likely to be in the region of £1,000,000 to £1,500,000. Hence a Chief Officer Key Decision.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision due date: 26/10/2015

Lead officer: David Bell

Notice of decision: 30/09/2015

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons