17/04/2019 - Street Lighting Private Finance Initiative Contract Re-Financing - Key Decision

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Not before 29/04/2019

Lead officer: Richard Beckett

Notice of decision: 17/04/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Due to currently favourable debt markets, the City Council’s street lighting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contractor has recently approached the Council with a proposal to re-finance its outstanding debt. This is a standard procedure within a PFI contract, from which the Council will receive a financial benefit. The item could not be included on a 28 Day Notice for two reasons. Firstly, taking the decision will give the Council’s commitment to the principle of the transaction, which the PFI contractor requires in order to move to the next stage of the transaction. A delay here will extend the timeframes that all parties are working to and reduce the ability to secure favourable funding terms at the earliest opportunity. Secondly, it will increase the flexibility that the Council and the PFI contractor have in order to time when final terms are agreed with the financial markets, thereby maximising the opportunities for these to be at their most advantageous to the Council.

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/04/2019 - City Centre Strategy - Key Decision

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Not before 11/05/2019

Lead officer: Robert Dixon

Notice of decision: 12/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/04/2019 - Updated Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) Policy

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision due date: 16/04/2019

Lead officer: Naomi Matthews

Notice of decision: 05/04/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This meeting is urgent and the business cannot be deferred because an approved updated Policy and Guidance means that the Council can continue to work with its partners towards the reduction of crime and disorder by ensuring evidence gathered by the use of covert surveillance has been acquired legally and that the correct procedures have been followed

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
It is not in the public interest tto disclose this information because to disclose this information because it is likely to reveal actions that the Council is required to take to improve its strategy and processes for the investigation of crime, which may then jeopardise current or future investigations through such disclosure