Greenwich Council

Decision details

Scheme & Estimate Report for the Schools Planned Maintenance Programme 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Agreed the implementation of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Children’s Services Planned Maintenance Programme (PMP) for 2019/20, as set out in paragraph 6.1 of this report, at a total estimated value of £2.44m.

 

Noted that the annual PMP is mainly funded by the School Condition Allocation (SCA) received annually from the Department for Education (DfE). The SCA for Royal Greenwich for the 2019/20 financial year has yet to be announced.  Therefore, the recommended programme has been prudently constructed to utilise a forecasted grant allocation of £2,087,410 based on the criteria set out in the SCA methodology published by the DfE in December 2018.

 

Noted the use of £354,420 of additional resources for works at youth clubs, which form part of the wider corporate estate. This additional funding allocation is contained within the recently approved corporate planned maintenance programme.

 

Agreed that any allocation confirmed by the DfE which is above the forecasted amount forms part of the programme contingency which may be utilised to meet identified priorities during the course of the year. In the event that the allocation received is less than anticipated, the scope of the programme will be reduced in accordance with need and the budget available.

 

Noted that this report represents the Scheme and Estimate (S&E) approval for each of the outlined schemes in Section 6 of this report; each project can be commenced immediately but on the condition that no works contract is awarded until the DfE has confirmed Royal Greenwich’s SCA for the 2019/20 financial year.

 

Noted the outcomes of the utilisation of the 2018/19 Healthy Pupils Capital Funds (HPCF) grant and the process adopted by Royal Greenwich as set out in Section 7 of this report.

 

Noted that 2019/20 HPCF grant allocations have not yet been confirmed. A separate Cabinet report will be presented for agreeing allocations if and when a 2019/20 HPCF grant allocation is confirmed by the DfE.

 

Delegated the decision to amend the 2019/20 PMP to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (DRES) in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of delegation.

 

 

 

 

Report author: Richard Perrett

Publication date: 18/04/2019

Date of decision: 17/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 17/04/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/04/2019

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