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Decisions published

02/12/2022 - IT Strategy - scaffolding and interim support ref: 565    Recommendations Approved

To award a contract for the provision of interim scaffolding and IT support.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Commissioning

Decision published: 02/12/2022

Effective from: 10/12/2022


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Commissioning:


1.1.         Awarded a contract to Razorblue Ltd to provide 12 months (with an option to extend to 15 months) support to the council to both scaffold and provide additional resilience into the existing IT team, as well as deliver a range of baseline transformation projects. The contact award will be subject to a positive reference check.


1.2.         Allowed repurposing of the existing ICT (vacant roles) salary budget to fund the support scaffolding contract across the 12 – 15 month period.


1.3.         Utilised the £175k ICT transformation reserve to fund the baseline transformation project work and other works within the scope of the contract to achieve the ICT vision for Being A Better Council.

Lead officer: Christie Tims

28/11/2022 - Contract Award for the Development of a Design Code SPD ref: 564    Recommendations Approved

A restricted procurement process was undertaken. In line with Contract Procedure Rules, 3 suppliers were invited to bid, and we received two valid submissions.  One organisation invited declined to tender based on not being able to meet our requirements.


An evaluation process was undertaken which consisted of presentations being evaluated by a panel of 4 officers and the cabinet member for Housing, Ecology and Climate Change.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing, Ecology and Climate Change

Decision published: 28/11/2022

Effective from: 06/12/2022


The Cabinet Member for Housing, Ecology and Climate Change approved that the contract is awarded to Building Design Partnership Limited to carry out the works and services as detailed in their tender submission. The bid received from Building Design Partnership Limited is of high quality and can meet the deadlines needed.

Lead officer: Simon Fletcher

24/11/2022 - Council Tax Energy Rebate Amendment to Implementing the Discretionary Fund ref: 563    Recommendations Approved

1.1              The Government announced a package of support known as the ‘Energy Bills Rebate’ to help households with rising energy bills. The package includes:


·       A £150 non-repayable rebate for households in England in council tax bands A to D, known as the ‘Council Tax rebate’. 

·       Discretionary funding for billing authorities to support households who are in need but not eligible for council tax rebate, known as the ‘Discretionary Fund’ 

·       All households in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a £400 payment to help offset the rising increase in energy bills from October. Energy suppliers will send the money to household’s accounts from October 2022. 


1.2              Lichfield District Council has been allocated Government funding of £140,700 (Discretionary Funding) that needs to be awarded to qualifying households by 30 November 2022.


1.3              Approval is sought to amend the council’s Discretionary Fund Policy to enable all funding to be spent by 30 November 2022.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Commissioning

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Commissioning approved the amendment to the Discretionary Fund Policy in order to distribute all the discretionary funding.

Lead officer: Lizzie Barton, Nicola Begley

21/11/2022 - The Implementation of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order for the Pedestrianisation of Lichfield City Centre ref: 562    Recommendations Approved

Implementing the ETRO with the aim to make Lichfield city centre even more attractive to shoppers, workers and visitors, to reduce traffic movement and reduce air pollution in this locality whilst giving priority to pedestrians where appropriate.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 29/11/2022



The Leader of the Council approved:



1.1           That the pedestrianisation of additional parts of the city centre is introduced through the implementation of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, which prevents traffic from entering the city centre from 12.00 until 21.00 every day. New restrictions would apply to Market Street, Tamworth Street, Conduit Street, Breadmarket Street and Bore Street and incorporate existing restrictions at Dam Street and Bird Street.


1.2           That the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order runs for 18 months, from 1 January 2023, including a 6 month formal consultation process, and that the results of this are reported to Member Task Group and Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


1.3           That Bird Street car park and Lombard Street car park continue to provide for alternative Disabled Persons Parking Bays whilst the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is in place and that these are clearly and permanently marked out to reflect their use.


1.4           That at the end of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order process (18 months) the project Steering Group will need to make a recommendation on whether to make the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order permanent or to have it disregarded.