Meeting Details

Cabinet
9 Nov 2015 - 18:30 to 21:32
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Documents

Agenda

Items
1 Apologies
2 Cabinet Announcements
To receive any announcements from the Leader and members of the Cabinet.
To approve, and the Chair to sign as a correct record, the Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 12 October 2015
4 Disclosures of Interest
Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, or personal interests (including other pecuniary interests) they may have in the business to be transacted, and officers to declare any interests they may have in any contract to be considered.
5 Deputations and Petitions
No requests have been received for the Cabinet to receive a deputation at this meeting.

Any further petitions received will be reported at the meeting.
6 Questions from Members of the Public
To receive questions from residents and electors of the Borough.
7 Councillors' Items
None received.
8 Councillors' Questions (15 Minutes)
Councillors to ask questions of the Leader of the Council or a Cabinet Member on issues within their Portfolio.
9 References from Other Bodies
(a).      The following petitions have been referred from the Council meeting of 21 October 2015:
(a)       Bradville Petition - Membership of Regeneration Planning group

(b)       Newport Pagnell Petition Mayor – Petition Demanding traffic Calming Measures along Green park Drive Newport Pagnell to enable Safe Passage across the road for   all pedestrians, young and old.        

(c)        Buszy Petition
(Annex: Report to Children and Young People Select Committee 21 July 2015) .

That the Cabinet be recommended to:

(a)     Publish, through the Local Economic Assessment  and regularly update estimates of the anticipated professional and technical person power needs to 2035 based on current and prospective economic structures;

(b)       Organise a biennial workshop involving industry, the public sector and educational providers, to review and integrate the growth development, consequent person power needs and the plans of education and other providers to meet those needs,

(c)       Work with all relevant bodies who seek to attract and retain students, visitors and businesses to the city with a view to building on existing initiatives such as the European Capital of Culture, as well as stimulating coordinated investment in a more charismatic and exciting vision which takes into account the opportunities can be offered to students and newly qualified graduates; 

 (d)       Urgently progress discussions with the University of Bedfordshire with a view to ascertaining the extent to which that University’s long term commitment to Milton Keynes can be integrated with the city’s future vision, having regard to how much larger Milton Keynes is going to become compared with Bedfordshire’s other component campuses;

(e)       Encourage the Milton Keynes Development Partnership to seek developer interest in student accommodation building to serve UCMK, College, and University Hospital trainees as well as OU residential students;

(f)        Work with relevant public and private sector employers in areas of professional and technical staff shortage to explore the option of paying off a proportion of student debt, in exchange for a commitment to work in Milton Keynes for not less than five years in a qualifying position;

(g)       Works with other relevant public and private sector employers, to negotiate with local developers to explore the option of reserving a proportion of starter homes for trained staff in areas of professional and technical shortage where it would lend the necessary deposit over a five year period and guarantee a mortgage for the same amount, in exchange for a commitment to work in Milton Keynes for not less than five years in a qualifying position; and

(f)        Build on its relationships with Cranfield University and the OU, to seek to involve them as fully as possible in the city’s economic development and the physical and human infrastructure that is required to support it.
(c). The following referral has been received from the Health and Adult Social Care Committee held on 6 October 2015
That the Cabinet, when considering its decision in relation to the redesigned Learning Disabilities Services Programme, takes note of the following:
(a)       That there is a multiplicity of needs amongst Learning Disability Service users which should be acknowledged and that one size does not fit all;

(b)       That the revised Learning Disability Services programme should be used to develop independence for both service users and their carers to whatever level the individual service users / carers are comfortable with;

(c)        That the Cabinet interrogates the comparison document thoroughly to ensure that the proposed provision meets the needs of service users;

(d)       That service users and their carers need to be involved in the redesign and development of services to ensure that their needs were being met;

(e)       That the redesign of Learning Disability Services should be about service improvement for users and not just about saving money;

(f)        That each family is different and requirements vary.  The Committee recommends the development of Personal Care Plans for both service users and their carers which should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis;

(g)       That although the Committee welcomed the use of new technologies to support service users this should not be seen as a replacement for regular face to face contact otherwise there was a danger of isolation and loneliness.
    
To receive the Autumn report of the Budget Scrutiny Committee.
To consider Item 15
To consider Item 16
20 Procurement and Commisioning

To receive the Minutes of the meeting of Procurement and Commissioning held on 1 September 2015

Copy of the Minutes are available at the following link:

Link to Procurement & Commissioning Minutes 1 September 2015

Declarations of Interests

Officers in Attendance

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