Treasury Committee


Thursday 29 June 2017






In attendance: Councillors David Glasspool (Chair), Councillor Hugh Scantlebury (Vice-Chair), and Councillors John Ayles, Rowena Bass, Clive Chase, Linsey Cottington, Tom Davies, Phil Doyle, Ian George, Liz Green, Chris Hayes, Gaj Wallooppillai and Yogan Yoganathan.


Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Treasury Committee.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.




Report of the Inquiry into the Activities of Former Councillor Derek Osbourne


Resolved that –


1.        the report of the independent investigation undertaken by Peter Oldham, QC into the activities of former Councillor Derek Osbourne, attached at Annex 1 to the agenda report, be received and noted;

2.     it also be noted that the investigation has not identified any concerns about the activities of former Councillor Derek Osbourne in his role as a Councillor or Leader of the Council during the period under review; and

3.        the response to the recommendations set out in Mr Oldham QC’s report referred to in paragraphs 19-22 of the agenda report be agreed and the action identified be taken as appropriate.



Safer Kingston Partnership Plan 2017-20



Recommended to Councilthat –


1. the Safer Kingston Partnership Plan for 2017/20 attached at Annex 1 to the agenda report and, pursuant to Regulations 3(1) and 3(2)(a) and the Schedule to the Local Authorities (Committee System) (England) Regulations 2012, the adoption of the Crime, Disorder, Substance Misuse and Reducing Re-offending Strategy for 2017/20, which is incorporated into the Plan, be approved; and

2. the Lead Officer for the Safer Kingston Partnership be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Member with responsibility for Community Safety and, where appropriate, the relevant Responsible Authorities, to make any consequential adjustments to the Plan and Strategy arising from any new volume crime priorities which may be agreed, from time to time, between the Mayor of London and the Council over the life of the Plan.



Medium Term Service and Financial Plan – Destination Kingston 2017/18 to 2020/21 – 2016/17 Revenue and Capital Outturn


Resolved that –


1.    the action taken to achieve the revenue net under spend for the General Fund for 2016/17 and its application to increase the Council’s strategic reserves as set out in the agenda report, be approved;

2.    the On Street Parking Account (Annex 1 to the agenda report); the Bus Lane Enforcement Account (Annex 2) and the Moving Traffic Contraventions Account (Annex 3) be approved for submission to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State respectively;

3.    the 2016/17 outturn positions on the Housing Revenue Account and Schools budget be noted;

4.     the capital outturn position be noted and the financing and proposed slippage be approved;

5.    the changes to the capital programme noted in paragraphs 49 - 57 of the agenda report be approved; and

6.    the change to the capital programme noted in paragraph 58 of the agenda report be approved.




Provision of Public Safety CCTV



Resolved that –


1.    a further report be brought to the Committee in October 2017, outlining the options, with estimated costings / savings for future models of CCTV provision; and

2.    pending the further report, up to £50,000 of capital funding be made available from the existing CCTV capital budget for any necessary repair and replacement of critical camera failures and key legacy issues that may arise in the interim.




Voluntary and Community Sector Grants Update



Resolved that –


1.    All outstanding grant commitments (including the c£250,500 reduced contribution to the London Council’s Grants Scheme) will transition to a commissioning approach from 1 April 2018 (apart from New Initiatives and Your Kingston Grants); and

2.    The Committee notes that this will be the last regular quarterly update to Treasury Committee on the grants to commissioning programme.




Acquisition of King's Place and Conquest House, Wood Street, Kingston


Resolved that the acquisition of Kings Place and Conquest House, Wood Street, Kingston (including the stamp duty and other associated costs of the transaction) be added to the approved capital programme, and that the Head of Finance - Strategy and Accounting be authorised to make arrangements for the drawdown of the necessary borrowing to finance the transaction.



Councillor David Glasspool