Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
a) Approved the 2022/23 ‘School Minor Works’ budget to rectify condition issues in WNC maintained schools, ensuring the Council continues to fulfil its statutory obligation of maintaining its school estate;
b) Noted that WNC’s allocation of ‘School Condition Allocation’ funding had been confirmed by the DfE at £1,732,900 and that this grant funding will be utilised as WNC’s ‘School Minor Works’ budget for 2022/23;
c) Noted that any works undertaken under the ‘Schools Minor Works’ budget would be delivered as part of a rolling programme of conditions surveys at maintained schools in the Local Authority;
d) Delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, to authorise all necessary legal, property and financial agreements to ensure effective delivery of condition schemes.
· WNC would continue to fulfil its statutory obligation of maintaining its school estate;
· The recommended course of action was the most effective and prevents delays in procuring essential works;
· Consistency with previous decisions. This is the third year of the ‘School Minor Works’ programme.
Publication date: 14/06/2022
Date of decision: 14/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet