Decisions

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Decisions published

18/11/2022 - PCC - Art work and design for the Police and Crime Annual Report 2021-22 ref: 1592    Recommendations Approved

The police and crime annual report is a statutory document which provides an overview of the work of the Deputy Mayor in the previous year.

The document is published on the GMCA website and needs to be professionally designed, finished and interactive features included.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

GMCA comms team to procure art work and design to produce the Police and Crime Annual Report for 2021-22 to the value of £2725 + VAT

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


24/11/2022 - PCC - A Bed Every Night (ABEN) – financial contribution ref: 1591    Recommendations Approved

In line with the commitments to reduce re-offending in the Standing Together Police and Crime plan, preventing homelessness will contribute towards reducing re-offending and keeping vulnerable people safe

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

£250,000 contribution to be paid to the A Bed Every Night scheme in the years 2022/23 & 2023/24.

Total £500,000

Total contributions for 2019/20 – 2021/22: £750,000

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - Cut Short: Fighting Against Knives in the North ref: 1590    Recommendations Approved

Tell Studio got in touch with the Deputy Mayor through Wigan Youth Zone and requested support with their project. They had already raised £1,800 through crowd funding, we would like to match that.
The film will tell the stories of a mother from Leeds who lost her son to knife crime, and an ex gang-member who now helps other young people, and other similar stories from across the North.
The film will be shown in schools and youth clubs across the North.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

The GM VRU is seeking to match fund money raised by Tell Studio for their film which aims to tackle knife crime in the North of England, total cost of £1,800.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - I4YPC – Delivery of school based pilot programme to address exclusion and associated violent crime. ref: 1589    Recommendations Approved

Charity I4YPC (headed up by a reformed offender) will run a pilot project entitled ‘Innit Right Now’, with a targeted group of secondary school pupils between the ages of 11 and 16, whom the schools have identified as being at risk of exclusion. The project will culminate in the pupils performing a series of monologues to camera. ‘Innit Right Now’ spans seven workshops, during which participants will explore the individual choices of the characters from a script and the consequences of their involvement in crime. The workshops and final performances will also allow the pupils to safely examine their own lives and the potential impact of the situations they find themselves in, should they make the wrong choices.
The programme addresses risk of exposure to violent crime, which also covers health and wellbeing issues relating to mental health, physical health, community participation.
Two schools have been identified for delivery, and have written to the VRU to confirm their participation.

• New Park Academy – demographic is vulnerable children with complex safeguarding needs, most of whom have already been subjected to exclusion. Following a successful project with I4YPC, the headteacher fully embraces our schemes to help children stay in school.

• Irlam and Cadishead Academy – one of the ‘Big Four’ schools in Salford regarding exclusions. The school’s location isolates the pupils from the rest of Salford, but they still face the same issues. Our schemes of learning are embedded into ICA’s curriculum, and I4YPC would like to build on this relationship

Delivery will take place between 9/1/23 and 3/3/23.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

The programme director agrees a budget allocation (from Health and Wellbeing VRU budget) of £15,000, to be drawn down in December 2022, for delivery across Jan / Feb / March 2023.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - Hate Crime - investment to raise awareness ref: 1588    Recommendations Approved

Hate crime has been identified as a significant issue which requires a coordinated partnership response. It is proposed that the following be supported:

That up to £50,000 be provided in support of a central awareness campaign, including a focus to promote Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week in February 2023. Building on the partnership approach taken to the campaign in 2022 work will continue with GMP, Local Authorties, TfGM, CPS, GMFRS, NHS and other partners to access their advertising assets and maximise the effectiveness of the campaign.

A number of media channels will be considered in support of the campaign including advertisement on public transport, radio and paid advertisement on social media.

The funding will also allow for the provision of branded promotional materials, that will be disseminated to each local authority area. The materials will feature dedicated partnership branding to be used in future campaigns.

The funding will also enable the continued provision of the www.letsendhatecrime.com website, which is a partnership landing page to easily direct the public to report hate crime, receive support or seek general advice. Funding will ensure the content remains up to date and relevant.

A task group has been formed bringing together communications and community safety staff from partner organisations to plan and manage the campaign. Work will be undertaken to ensure the campaign reflects the concerns raised to the partnership by communities.

Details of previous communications campaigns have been shared with members of the Greater Manchester Equality Alliance and comments will be built into the next campaign.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

Up to £50,000 be allocated to support activity to raise awareness, reporting and understanding of hate crime in Greater Manchester. This will include a central awareness campaign in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week in February 2023.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - Male Refuge support worker – contributory funding ref: 1587    Recommendations Approved

Greater Manchester published it’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy in September 2021. Within this there was a commitment to look at the needs of male victims of Gender-Based Violence. Therefore, the securing of a male refuge and bespoke support for male victims will begin to address this need, and additionally enable us to better identify what the needs of male victims are in future.

GMCA has allocated funding to the delivery of the GBV Strategy. Through providing contributory funding to the GM Male Refuge GMCA is both recognising that this will begin to address some of the priorities within the strategy and will also contribute to the overall GM offer to male victims and an ability to provide accommodation to up to 12 male victims of domestic abuse every year within a 6-bed refuge.

Trafford are using a cross-commissioning and collaboration approach to this across Greater Manchester, and it is key we contribute alongside our local authority partners to the development of the male refuge.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

£15,000 of contributory funding be provided to Trafford Council to contribute to the costs of 1 Full-time male worker and 1 Part-time male worker within a new 6 bed male refuge.

Trafford Council’s Domestic Abuse JSNA identified that there was a gap in their provision for male victims of domestic abuse. Trafford Council and Trafford Domestic Abuse Advisory Service (TDAS) have developed a 5-year business case for a male refuge.

The refuge will be located within Trafford but will accept referrals from across Greater Manchester and TDAS will be the service provider.

Currently, local authorities can house male victims of domestic abuse within dispersed accommodation when the place is available. Other than Rochdale (which has 2 dedicated spaces for male victims), no other Greater Manchester borough has dedicated accommodation for male victims of domestic abuse. Consequently, Greater Manchester is not adequately nor effectively meeting its legal duties under Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act (2021).

Trafford will fund the set-up costs for the provision and have asked for cross borough support with funding the support element which will include 1 FT Male worker and 1PT Male worker. Local authorities across GM have been asked to contribute to this and 9 have confirmed contributory funding.

Therefore, GMCA has agreed to contribute an amount of £15,000. This is one off funding for start-up costs and initial service implementation in year one of the project.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - Printing of Survivors Manchester ‘Ripped’ information booklet ref: 1586    Recommendations Approved

The VRU agreed to support Survivors Manchester with this campaign to share messages on male sexual assault with young people across GM.
The project has been funded by Survivors Manchester with a small contribution from the VRU for printing costs.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

The GM VRU awards Survivors Manchester to print their campaign/information booklet on male sexual assault that will be delivered to schools, youth groups etc. across GM.
The total cost of the print is £508.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


04/11/2022 - GMP - A0909 Consultancy & Professional Services ref: 1585    Recommendations Approved

The YPO framework, 940, Managing Consultancy and Professional Services has a single supplier, Reed Consultancy +, to deliver a managed service provision (MSP) for consultancy and professional service requirements. Reed Consultancy + supports the delivery of consultancy projects and/or professionals into all public sector requirements. This can be through the provision of an individual on a day rate or for a piece of work that is output based.

This contract would provide an additional route for GMP for such services and sits alongside similar contracts already in place.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2022

Decision:


The direct award of a 3 year contract to Reed Consultancy + using the YPO Framework for Consultancy and Professional Services.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


04/11/2022 - GMP - A0894 Regional Framework for the Provision of Vehicle Spare Parts ref: 1584    Recommendations Approved

Procurement legislation requires GMP to tender for these goods and services. The recommended route provides the most effective route to market.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2022

Decision:

Approval is given to tender the framework for the provision of Vehicle Spare Parts using a local open tender on behalf of Regional Forces and AGMA.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


28/10/2022 - PCC - Mankind – one off Chair fee ref: 1583    Recommendations Approved

Greater Manchester published it’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy in September 2021. Within this there was a commitment to look at the needs of male victims of Gender-Based Violence. The convening of a GM Male DA working group is integral to this and will assist with developing the response to male victims of domestic abuse across Greater Manchester.

ManKind Initiative contributed to the development of the terms of reference for this working group, a scoping exercise undertaken to identify what current provision looked like across Greater Manchester and the Chairing of the first meeting. It was agreed a £200 one-off payment would be given to ManKind in recognition of the value of their contribution to getting the working group to a strong and productive start.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 28/10/2022

Decision:

£200 be awarded to ManKind Initiative for the Chairing of the inaugural GM Male DA Working Group in September 2022 and the preparation and planning which took place ahead of this meeting.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


03/11/2022 - PCC - Extension of the Victim Service Coordinator service from 1st December 2022 to 31st March 2023 ref: 1582    Recommendations Approved

The Victim Service Coordinators and Lead role were introduced in Sept 2017, as a pivotal element of the victims of crime assessment and referral Model. They are employed by GMP and fully funded by GMCA. The team are led by the GMP Victim Services Strategic Lead and are responsible for the leadership and oversight of the victim services work at a divisional level, to improve partnership working and align services more effectively to improve pathways for victims.

Following the ongoing review of victim services across Greater Manchester which commenced in 2019/2020, a number of key successes and key challenges / opportunities for the Victims Service Coordinators were identified. This is currently being used to scope options for a redesign of the service, which can be worked into a practical delivery model. Whilst this work is undertaken, an extension of the current service is required to continue key support.

The continuation of the Victim Services Coordinators service over this 4 month duration will also allow consistency of support whilst the newly commissioned co-located victims multi-crime service beds in from early 2023.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 03/11/2022

Decision:

To extend the funding of the GMP Victim Services Transformation Lead role and 11 Victim Services Coordinators posts, for a further 4 months (1st December 2022 to 31st March 2022).

Total funding to be approved is for the Victim Services Transformation Lead role and the 11 Victim Services Coordinators is £194,000.

The extension of the posts will be funded via the annual MOJ Victims Budget allocation for 22/23.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


04/11/2022 - PCC - GBV Victims and Survivors / Lived Experience Panel ref: 1581    Recommendations Approved

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority want to provide investment in partner organisation/s to assist us in the appointment of panel members and facilitation of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Panel of Lived Experience which will support the work of the GBV Board and the delivery of the GBV Strategy.

The GBV Strategy outlined our commitment to establishing a panel of people with lived experience of GBV as one mechanism of ensuring that victims and survivors’ voices are heard and validated and ensuring that those with lived experience are at the heart of what we do.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2022

Decision:

To support the stated central tenet of the GM Gender-Based Violence Strategy, namely that we are clear that we will only be truly successful in our endeavour by having those with lived experience at the very heart of everything we do.
We will provide £100k funding over 2 years via grant to a partner organisation/s to run, develop and facilitate the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Panel of Lived Experience. This will support the work of the GBV Board and the delivery of the GBV Strategy.

Following discussions with key stakeholders within GM we want to undertake a tailored process to appointing a panel. This will be a bespoke, collaborative approach with an independent coordinating and facilitating organisation an organisation that will take cognisance of the GM landscape in relation to specialist services around gender-based violence.

We will look to an independent, impartial organisation to undertake the management, facilitation and recruitment to the panel. It will be made clear that the panel’s membership will need to reflect the wide-ranging nature of gender-based violence and the diversity of Greater Manchester’s communities. The organisation appointed will also be responsible for managing expenses payments for members of the Panel who are giving up their time to contribute. This will cover the costs associated with involvement in the panel, for example travel costs.

The organisation will need to articulate and identify how they will work with the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester to deliver aspects of the GBV Lived Experience Panel. This may cover areas such as welfare/emotional support and clinical supervision for Panel members, identification of panel members and the relevant expertise in supporting people with lived experience of gender-based violence.

The independent facilitating organisation will bring this together and provide all secretariat functions so will be an expert in partnership working and community engagement.

The funding will be allocated via an expression of interest process which will be sent out to relevant partners and stakeholders. £30k will be allocated for the coordination and running of the panel and £20k for the support element.

Once an organisation has been appointed a further decision notice will be submitted to seek final approval.

Consideration of going out to market has been undertaken and due to the specialist requirements for this panel it has been agreed that a tailored approach can be progressed.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/11/2022 - PCC - Education Consultant Lead role ref: 1580    Recommendations Approved

Priority 6 of the GM Serious Violence Action Plan includes a commitment to; work with education settings (including primary, secondary, alternative provision, further education and pupil referral units) to keep pupils safe and reduce the likelihood of fixed term and permanent exclusions.

In order to progress this work, the VRU has identified the need to appoint an individual who can function at a senior level and invoke the necessary changes across the education system. This individual would be operating in a complex partnership environment, working with multiple stakeholders to identify best practice, implement strategy and effective intervention measures.

Building resilience within the school community and general education setting is vital in order to reduce the risk of young people becoming involved in violence, but also addressing the outcomes and factors when violence does occur. This work covers all elements of primary and secondary and further education as well as other specialist education provision.

It is proposed that the consultant would report directly to the Head of the Violence Reduction Unit and work closely with internal and external stakeholders, briefing senior colleagues and politicians such as the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and other leaders and Elected Officials.

In order to succeed in this work, it is necessary that the individual would need to have had extensive experience as a headteacher, someone who is both competent and fully conversant with the business landscape of education, including matters pertaining to national and local policy, through to direct operational delivery.

The seniority and experience of a retired Headteacher will not only offer the VRU and Police, Fire and Crime team benefits of being able to influence and negotiate with education leads across GM but will also offer significant benefits to wider GMCA work streams and priorities.



Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

The services and expertise of a former headteacher acting as an Education Consultant Lead consultant for the Violence Reduction Unit is procured on a contract basis for two days per week, for two years, at a day rate cost £600 per day plus reasonable expenses. This role is aimed to build resilience within the GM school community and general education setting, which is key to reducing the risk of young people becoming involved in violence.

Max budget - 46 w x 2d x 600 x 2 years = £55,200 per year x 2 = £110,400 (2 years) plus all reasonable expenses

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


28/10/2022 - PCC - Programme Challenger funding for Justice and Care ref: 1579    Recommendations Approved

Justice and Care is an international Non-Governmental Organisation operating in the UK, Europe, United States, Bangladesh, Thailand and India. They provide a network of in country and international services to support victims and survivors to reintegrate, reduce risk of re-exploitation, and support prosecutions to prevent further offending from the ir exploiters. The service provides a dedicated Victim Navigator embedded with the Greater Manchester Challenger team, specifically the Modern Slavery Coordination and Investigation Unit.
Since the Navigator role was introduced in December 2019 they have:
• Triaged over 4,200 cases/intelligence with potential modern slavery elements
• Provided strategic advice to 67 cases
• Supported 26 victims with care plans
• Supported seven prosecutuions of which three have resulted in convictions totalling over 22 years in custodial sentences collectively (not all prosecution processes have been completed)
• Trained 120 police officers and other stakeholders

Considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the criminal justice system, securing four convictions in the last 12 months of this work is a significant achievement. Of the four prosecutions that have not yet gone to trial, one involves an individual charged with 60+ offences, including modern slavery offences.

Overall, 95% of individuals the navigator is working with support engaging with the police, whilst 88% have actively been engaged in the process by supporting a prosecution or providing ABE (Achieving Best Evidence) interviews.

The service has been fully funded by Justice and Care from December 2019 to December 2022, with a £4,000 contribution made annually from the Ministry of Justice Victims Fund to cover immediate victim care needs. Between January 2023 and December 2023, Justice and Care will continue to fund 50% of the costs of the service, with an expectation that the remaining funds will be provided locally. The costs arising from the changes in funding arrangements will be covered by the Challenger budget for the duration of the 50% contributory period.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 28/10/2022

Decision:

A total of £43,000 of the total Programme Challenger budget for 2022/23 and 2023/24 is allocated as follows:

2022/23 - £10,500 to cover 50% of costs of Justice and Care to deliver the modern slavery victim navigator service in Greater Manchester at for three months (January – March 2023).

2023/24 - £32,500 to cover 50% of costs of Justice and Care to deliver the modern slavery victim navigator service in Greater Manchester for nine months (April – December 2023).

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


28/10/2022 - PCC - Domestic servitude training in partnership with NESTAC ref: 1578    Recommendations Approved

In 2021, Nestac supported the modern slavery coordination unit in Programme Challenger to work with community members they worked with to raise awareness of domestic servitude. Through the work, it emerged that there was a significant crossover in these community members between experiences of domestic servitude and experiences of domestic abuse. As a result, this training was developed, in partnership with UCLAN, to raise awareness of this amongst agencies and organisations that worked with women about the issues identified.

This will be delivered as part of a national focus period on Modern Slavery at the start of November 2022.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 28/10/2022

Decision:

£684 plus VAT be provided to University of Central Lancashire to deliver, in partnership with Nestac, two ‘It’s not culture, it’s crime: Understanding domestic servitude and gender based abuse’ training session to relevant partners across Greater Manchester.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


24/10/2022 - PCC - GM Trauma Responsive and ACEs programme ref: 1577    Recommendations Approved

A paradigm was needed across Greater Manchester to ensure a coordinated population approach to reduce children and families exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and, to prevent or mitigate the consequences of trauma and ACEs by becoming a Trauma and ACE responsive city-region.

Trauma impacts every element of life and can affect a persons ability to engage in society meaningfully, it can present as distressed or challenging behaviour and can ultimately affect relationships, engagement, employment and the ability to contribute to society in a positive and meaningful way, this is not inevitable and the way systems, staff and communities respond can have protective and positive effects.


This programme includes:
- The development of co-produced test-and-learn approaches which can support community resilience now (focused on trauma arising from or compounded by the covid pandemic) and in the future
- Collaborative approaches to sharing existing knowledge and practices across the city region via a Greater Manchester community of practice hub; and
- Support for skills and competency development and CPD across professions and service areas, including community partners.

This programme was supported in 2021/22 through VRU funding and additional Home Office funding in 2021.
To date, the GM VRU have awarded Salford City Council £425,885 (£200,000 out of the 2020/21 VRU funding and an additional £225,885 from the Home Office in 2021/22). To deliver the GM Trauma Responsive and ACEs programme. This will bring the total funding amount to £700,885

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 24/10/2022

Decision:

The GM VRU awards Salford City Council £275,000 to continue the delivery of the GM Trauma Responsive and ACEs programme.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


18/11/2022 - GM Transport Committee Work Programme ref: 1573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:


18/11/2022 - Changes to the Bus Network and Review of Subsidised Bus Services Budget - Part B ref: 1576    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022


18/11/2022 - Ring and Ride Performance ref: 1572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

  1. That the report be noted.
  2. That a further update on the expansion of the electric fleet for Ring and Ride be provided to the Committee in due course.
  3. That officers at TfGM would pick up the concerns raised by Age Concern regarding Ring and Ride in Bury.
  4. That the Chair would write to electric wheelchair manufacturers on behalf of the Committee, asking for consideration to be given as to how their chairs could more compatibly work with accessible transport provision to reduce any future exclusion.
  5. That TfGM would provide an update to the next meeting on the progress of the Demand Responsive Transport review, with specific reference to Local Link and other areas not included in the Ring and Ride report.

 


18/11/2022 - Operator update ref: 1571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

  1. That bus operators be thanked for their verbal updates, and their contents noted.
  2. That it be noted that Diamond welcome further dialogue with Cllr Phil Burke regarding the specific issues relating to service 471.
  3. That TfGM seek a response from GMP / Travelsafe in relation to the recent spate of vandalism on Diamond Buses in Little Houlton.
  4. That concerns regarding service 328 to Aquinas College be passed on from Cllr Meller to Stagecoach directly.
  5. That it be noted that Stagecoach welcome notification of any further concerns in relation to the 192 service.

 


18/11/2022 - Changes to the Bus Network and Review of Subsidised Bus Services Budget ref: 1570    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

  1. That the changes on the commercial network as set out in Annex A be noted.
  2. That it be agreed that no action be taken in respect of changes or de-registered commercial services set out in Annex B.
  3. That it be agreed that the action be taken in respect of the service changes set out in Annex B.
  4. That the proposed changes to general subsidised services set out in Annex C be agreed.


18/11/2022 - Dates and Times of Future Meetings ref: 1574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

  1. That future dates for the Bus Services Sub Committee be noted as below –

 

Friday 20 January 2023

Friday 10 March 2023

 

  1. That it be further noted that these meetings would take place in the Boardroom at the GMCA Offices, Tootal Buildings, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester.

 


18/11/2022 - Minutes of the Bus Committee Sub Committee meeting held 7 October 2022 ref: 1569    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

1.    That the minutes of the GM Transport Bus Services Sub Committee meeting held 7 October 2022 be approved as a correct record.

2.    That Nick Roberts would provide a written update to Cllr Vickers regarding the current patronage levels and current status of the Vantage Services.

3.    That Cllr Vickers would provide officers with information as to how the issues with the Vantage were impacting other bus routes, including services 132, 582 and 583.


18/11/2022 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1568    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to any item on the agenda.


18/11/2022 - Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business ref: 1567    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

The Chair welcomed the attendance of bus operators present at the meeting.

 


18/11/2022 - Apologies ref: 1566    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 18/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2022

Decision:

That apologies be received and noted from Councillor Phil Burke.

 

Apologies were also received from Ian Humphreys (First), Alastair Nuttall (Arriva) and Gary Nolan (One Bus).


21/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Franchising Scheme for Buses 2021 – Sub Area A Small Local Service Contracts ref: 1565    Recommendations Approved

As set out in the Part B report.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 30/11/2022

Decision:


1. The recommendation from TfGM to appoint the Indicative Preferred Bidder as the preferred bidder subject to satisfaction of the validation phase is noted;

2. The appointment of Bidder A as the Indicative Preferred Bidder in respect of the Small Franchise Contracts is endorsed;

3. Where the Indicative Preferred Bidder satisfies the validation phase and is the preferred bidder:

i. the contract be awarded to the preferred bidder in respect of the Small Local Service Franchise contracts for Sub Area A as set out in the report, and

ii. the preferred bidder and other bidders of the contract award decision be notified in accordance with the Utility Contracts Regulations 2016 and

iii. all commercial and contractual arrangements to give effect to the recommendation be finalised;

4. The Monitoring Officer to enter into all necessary arrangements to give effect to these
recommendations; and

5. It is noted that a report will be presented back to the decision maker:

i. where the Indicative Preferred Bidder does not satisfy the validation phase and a decision is required to award the contract to an alternative bidder and/or

ii. where a challenge is received in relation to the notification of the contract award decision.


Lead officer: Nicola Ward


11/11/2022 - RAIL PROGRAMME AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT UPDATE ref: 1564    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.       That the report be noted.

2.       That it be noted that Northern offered to respond to Councillor Dzidra Noor, Manchester City Council about the scheme at Walken (section 2.6 of the report) and provide the water filling station timetable outside of the meeting.

3.       That Councillor John Vickers, Wigan Council be kept appraised about Golborne Station by Cat Morris, TfGM.

4.       That it be noted that Network Rail offered to share the reasoning behind why the bridge lift option was chosen at Hindley with Councillor John Vickers, Wigan Council.

 


11/11/2022 - RAIL OPERATOR UPDATE ref: 1563    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.     That the verbal update be received and noted.

2.     That Members noted the reassurance from Operators about their readiness to implement the December 2022 timetable.

3.     That it be noted that Northern offered to share information on the roll out of accessible toilets with the Committee.

4.     That it be noted that all Operators were asked to consider how learning from recent industrial action around flexibility, temporary timetabling (P Code use) and introduced service changes be applied should any future action arise.

5.     That it be noted that Northern offered to share their booklet around the December 2022 timetable changes with the Committee.

6.     That the Station Adoption Group on-line course on suicide prevention highlighted by Angie Clark, Stockport Council be emailed to Members by the Governance and Scrutiny Team.

7.     That it be noted that Northern offered to share their driver rotas with Councillor Noel Bayley outside of the meeting.

8.     That Cat Morris, TfGM would share information about Irlam Station with Councillor Dzidra Noor, Manchester City Council, following the meeting.

 


11/11/2022 - METROLINK OPERATOR UPDATE ref: 1561    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.     That the verbal update be noted.

2.     That Daniel Vaughan, TfGM discuss options and proposals for railways, trams and buses with Councillor John Vickers, Wigan Council outside of the meeting.

 


11/11/2022 - RAIL PERFORMANCE REPORT ref: 1562    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.     That the content of the report be noted.

2.     That TfGM would send congratulatory letters to the winners of the Community Rail Network Awards and the schools involved in collaborative projects.

3.     That it be noted that Northern offered to provide information on the costs associated with compensatory payments for cancelled trains.

 


11/11/2022 - METROLINK PERFORMANCE REPORT ref: 1560    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.     That the content of the report be received and noted.

2.     That Vicky Mercer, TfGM would share campaign material targeted for the festive period around tram safety be shared with Members of the Committee.

3.     That Daniel Vaughan, TfGM be asked to give further thought as to how the effectiveness and impact of the Crucial Crew be measured and reported.

 


11/11/2022 - MINUTES OF THE METROLINK AND RAIL SERVICES SUB-COMMITTEE 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 ref: 1559    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.     That the minutes of the annual meeting held on 23 September 2022 be approved.

2.     That reports about the dogs on trams, vandalism costs and anti-social behaviour be considered at the next meeting on 13 January 2023.

 


11/11/2022 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ref: 1558    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


11/11/2022 - CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND URGENT BUSINESS ref: 1557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

That thanks be noted to Caroline Whittam, Head of Rail at TfGM for all her support to the Committee as she moves onto a new role with Rail North.

 

There were no Chair’s announcements or items of urgent business.


11/11/2022 - APOLOGIES ref: 1556    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 11/11/2022 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

1.    Apologies were received and noted from Councillors Kevin Peel (Bury), Mohammed Ayub (Bolton) and Aasim Rashid (Rochdale).

 

2.    Apologies were also received from Simon Elliott (TfGM) and Charlie French (Avanti).