Decisions

Decisions published

18/06/2019 - Oxford Euro 6 Low Emission Zone for Buses ref: 7757    For Determination

To seek approval of emissions controls for buses in Oxford and submission of a request to the Traffic Commissioner to introduce a Traffic Regulation Condition (TRC) to enforce these controls.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed

Lead officer: Joanne Fellows, Martin Kraftl


18/06/2019 - Review of Oxfordshire Statement of Community Involvement ref: 7756    For Determination

To seek approval of the Draft Revised Oxfordshire Statement of Community Involvement for consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Peter Day


18/06/2019 - Questions from County Councillors ref: 7748    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

See attached annex.


18/06/2019 - Minutes ref: 7747    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

As a point of information the following substitutes were added to the Annex:

 

Thames Valley Collaboration Group – Cabinet Member for Local Communities as substitute for Deputy leader

 

Didcot Garden Town Board – Councillor Judith Heathcoat substitute for Councillor Ian Hudspeth

 

Oxfordshire Partnership Board – Deputy Leader substitute for Leader of ther Council


18/06/2019 - Declarations of Interest ref: 7746    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

None.


18/06/2019 - Apologies for Absence ref: 7745    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Councillors Gray and Harrod.


18/06/2019 - Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Oxfordshire ref: 7753    For Determination

To note the contents and challenges of the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Oxfordshire and to recommend to adopt the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Oxfordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Rachel Burns


18/06/2019 - Cherwell District Council Agency Agreement (S101) - Management of Temporary Signs on the Highway ref: 7754    For Determination

To seek approval in principle for the Agency Agreement with Cherwell District Council and seek approval to delegated authority to the Director for Infrastructure Operations and the Director for Law & Governance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment to give final approval to the Agency Agreement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Paul Fermer


18/06/2019 - Business Management & Monitoring Report - April 2019 ref: 7752    For Determination

To note and seek agreement of the report.

 

Joint Responsibility: Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Steven Fairhurst Jones, Katy Jurczyszyn


18/06/2019 - Provisional Revenue Outturn Report 2018/19 ref: 7750    For Determination

Financial report on revenue spending against budget allocations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Katy Jurczyszyn


18/06/2019 - Provisional Capital Outturn 2018/19 ref: 7751    For Determination

Financial report on capital spending against budget allocations, including any necessary capital programme approvals.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Recommendations agreed.

Lead officer: Katy Jurczyszyn


18/06/2019 - Forward Plan and Future Business ref: 7755    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.


18/06/2019 - Petitions and Public Address ref: 7749    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Items 6, 7 and 8 - Councillor Glynis Phillips

 

Items 10 and 11 - Councillor John Sanders


07/06/2019 - Applications for Payment of Pension Benefits ref: 7742    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  noted and to authorise the Service Manager for Pensions to make a decision should reports be received between meetings, following consultation with the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the Opposition Spokesperson;

(b)  authorise payment of the pension to the person specified in the report, for the period 2018 - 2021; and

(c)  noted.


07/06/2019 - Exempt Minute - Local Pension Board - 26 April 2019 ref: 7737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.


07/06/2019 - Annual Review of Pension Fund Policies ref: 7730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  Approved;

 

(b)  Following discussion at the pre-meeting with the Chairman, Deputy - Chairman and Opposition Spokesperson Officers were asked to draft an amended recommendation (b) in respect of the Investment Strategy Statement.  The subsequent decisions made at Committee were as follows:

 

To approve the revised Investment Strategy Statement as set out in Annex 2, noting the changes as discussed in the report and

 

(i)            endorse the current approach and direction of travel as set out in the Addressing Climate Change Position Statement, including:

·         the integration of consideration of environmental and social risks, as well as good governance and stewardship into all decision-making processes

·         contributing to a more sustainable and resilient financial system in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

·         ensuring all portfolios across all asset classes are carbon and climate aware

·         decarbonising the listed portfolios, and developing measurable objectives and targets

·         accessing positive climate impact investment opportunities. such as the 35% investment in renewable energy funds within the infrastructure portfolio 

·         active engagement with the underlying companies through asset managers, engagement and voting specialists and collaborative forums with other investors

·         improving the transparency of reporting including carbon footprinting and fossil fuel exposure and the impacts of our engagements

 

(ii)          ask Officers to set up a Climate Change Workshop in the Autumn to define timescales, milestones and reporting mechanisms for the above approach and to contribute to the Climate Change Policy being developed by Brunel, seeking participation from a wide range of stakeholders to ensure a balanced discussion; and

 

(iii)         note the view of Brunel that in light of the above approach, they do not consider a top down approach to divestment to be an appropriate strategy for its clients.

 

(c)  to refer these changes to the next meeting of Committee in September following further work;

 

(d)  agreed; and

 

(e)  noted.

 


07/06/2019 - Administration Report ref: 7729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  noted;

(b)  agreed; and

(c)  agreed, subject to additional wording on the equality implications given the majority of those scheme members impacted by the proposed  changes to the HE/FE employers are female.


07/06/2019 - Risk Register ref: 7728    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  noted; and

(b)  Sean Collins be asked to introduce an overview for each year, to re-introduce the directions of travel and rag rating.

 

 


07/06/2019 - Review of the Annual Business Plan 2019-20 ref: 7727    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  noted; and

(b)  approved.


07/06/2019 - Improvement Plan ref: 7726    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.

 

The Committee thanked Becky Herman for the update.

 

Members of the Committee to be informed in the event that fines are issued to employers.


07/06/2019 - Report of the Local Pension Board ref: 7725    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

(a)  noted;

(b)  addressed at Agenda Item 13; and

(c)  noted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


07/06/2019 - Minutes of the Local Pension Board ref: 7724    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.


07/06/2019 - Election of Deputy Chairman for the 2019-20 Municipal Year ref: 7719    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Nicholas Field-Johnson was elected Deputy Chairman for the 2019/20 municipal year.


07/06/2019 - Election of Chairman for the 2019-20 Municipal Year ref: 7718    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Kevin Bulmer was elected Chairman for the 2019/20 municipal year.


07/06/2019 - Annual Pension Forum ref: 7744    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

To note that the next Annual Forum would be held in November 2019 on a date to be decided. The focus would be on the triennial valuation.

 

Members of the Committee were asked to let Sally Fox know of any items which they considered would interest school employers for the Forum. Agenda.


07/06/2019 - Corporate Governance and Socially Responsible Investment ref: 7743    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

No further items.


07/06/2019 - Summary by the Independent Financial Adviser ref: 7741    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

No further summary required.


07/06/2019 - Report of Main Issues arising from Reports of the Fund Managers not represented at this meeting ref: 7740    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.


07/06/2019 - Insight ref: 7739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Noted.


07/06/2019 - Overview and Outlook for Investment Markets ref: 7738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Received.


07/06/2019 - EXEMPT ITEMS ref: 7736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed.


07/06/2019 - Overview of Past and Current Investment Position ref: 7735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Received.


07/06/2019 - Petitions and Public Address ref: 7723    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

·         Julia Spragg - on behalf of Fossil Free Oxfordshire – Agenda Item 13, Annex 2, The Investment Strategy Statement

·         Jess Mallaghan and Xanthe Wells – pupils of Gosford Hill School – Agenda Item 13, Annex 2, The Investment Strategy Statement

 


07/06/2019 - Minutes ref: 7722    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2019 were approved subject to the following amendment:

 

-       Minute 12/19 – page 6, sentence 2 to read ‘Over the Quarter, assets had depreciated by £190m, a drop of over 7% to £2.3m’ (amendment in bold italics).


07/06/2019 - Declarations of Interest - see guidance note ref: 7721    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Ros Smith declared an interest on account of her being in receipt of an Oxford Brookes University pension.


07/06/2019 - Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments ref: 7720    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Pension Fund Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2019 - Pension Fund Committee

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Councillor Mike Fox-Davies attended for Councillor Charles Mathew and Councillor Dr Suzanne Bartington for Councillor Ian Corkin.