Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Participation

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

 

4.

Public Space Protection Order Consultation (City Centre) pdf icon PDF 4 MB

1.   That approval be granted to undertake an eight week public consultation on the implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the City Centre (to commence on 15th February 2019) in accordance with section 72 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; and

 

2.   That the results of the consultation exercise are reviewed and reported back to Communities Committee with recommendations for consideration.

5.

Extension of the Single Person and Childless Couples Homeless Prevention Support Service (HoPES) and Recommissioning of New Service pdf icon PDF 133 KB

1.   That Committee approve a 6 month extension (until September 30th 2019) to the existing Worcestershire Single Person and Childless Couples Homeless Prevention Support Service Contract at a cost of £85,472 to the Council; and

 

2.   That Committee recommends to Policy & Resources Committee for the 6 month extension of the contract outlined at para 1.1, to be funded from the Affordable Housing Bid Fund.

6.

Universal Credit Hardship Fund pdf icon PDF 170 KB

1.   That the Committee recommends to the Policy and Resources Committee that the purpose of the Exceptional Hardship Fund reserve be extended to:

i.  include claims from Universal Credit claimants for support other than Council Tax Support

ii. provide an annual grant of £15,000 p.a. to Worcester Food Bank for the three years 2019/20 to 2021/22; and

 

2.   That the Committee recommends to the Policy and Resources Committee to delegate authority to the Corporate Director Finance and Resources to authorise payments from the Exceptional Hardship Fund in accordance with the proposals in the report.

7.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.