Issue details

COVID-19 Local Support Grant – Summer Holiday Support

With the approval of the Chair of the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee, the urgency and special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish the decision on the forward plan for 28 days and the requirement to publish for a 5-day consideration period. These procedures have been invoked due to the need to get the grant out to parents for the start of the summer holidays.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University and the Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities:

  

1.    Agreed the contract exemption is approved for the sum of up to £699k to provide supermarket vouchers in time for the first voucher to be distributed on the 23rd July.   

2.    Agreed to the proposed approach to the distribution and criteria to award the vouchers as outlined in this report 

3.    Agreed to enter into a contract with Wonde (Furlong House, 2 Kings Court, Newmarket, CB8 7SG) for the period 17TH July to 1st September for a value of up to £699k. 

4.    Agreed the allocation of the remaining funding to support families in Peterborough via our City Hub arrangements.   and

5.    Delegated authority to the Executive Director: People and Communities to effect the matters referred to above. 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/07/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chair of the Children and Education Scrutiny?Committee, the urgency and special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish the decision on the forward plan for 28 days and the requirement to publish for a 5-day consideration period. The waiver of call-in procedure has also been invoked. These procedures have been?invoked?due to the need to get the grant out to parents for the start of the summer holidays.?

Decision due: 13 Aug 2021 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities

Lead member: Councillor Steve Allen, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities steve.allen@peterborough.gov.uk, Councillor Lynne Ayres, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University lynne.ayres@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Corporate Director People and Communities

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Jonathan Lewis, Service Director - Education Email:  jonathan.lewis@cambridge.gov.uk; Tel: 01223 507165  jonathan.lewis@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 207295.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

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