Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
(i) To accept that there were a number of areas requiring further exploration and a sub group of Cabinet members working with Officers will be required to work these through.
(ii) To accept that recommendation 1 was not a financially viable proposal without significant capital works and investments being required to ensure the farm buildings were fit for purpose to accommodate additional office space.
(iii)To accept that, at this stage, the environmental concerns limit the scope for disposing of land to re-invest in the Farm. However, with further exploration there could be possible alternative options which may provide a capital receipt. Therefore, further work was required by the task and finish group to progress this consideration.
(iv)To accept that recommendation 3 in principle does contribute to the budget saving by £45,000 and is a viable option to implement but to note that further consultation would be required to ensure staff were involved in any discussions before a final decision was made.
(v) That the task and finish group fully review all options for the Catering function and to implement a model ranging between amending the current arrangements and a totally vending only service. With the stipulations being that the new arrangements were implemented as soon as possible and by 1st February 2020.
(vi)To accept that recommendation 5 under scenario 1 would be the most financially beneficial with the least detrimental impact to the farm operation and its staffing structure in comparison to each of the other scenarios.
REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.
CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.
MEMBERS’ INTERESTS:Councillor Mandy Owen declared a personal interest as she was a Council appointed member of Greenmeadow Community Farm Shadow Board.
Publication date: 10/09/2019
Date of decision: 10/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet