Agenda and minutes

Portfolio Holder Decision Meeting - Thursday 19 May 2016 2.30 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY. View directions

Contact: Daksha Ghelani, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 020 8424 1881 Email:

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Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub-Committee or Panel;

(b)               all other Members present.


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 August 2011 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 August 2011 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.



To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


RESOLVED:  To note that no petitions had been received.


Public Questions

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Executive Procedure Rule 16 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


Questions will be asked in the order notice of them was received and there be a time limit of 15 minutes.


[The deadline for receipt of public questions as given by the Leader, is 10.00 am on 19 May 2016.

Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were received.


Matters referred to the Executive Member

If any.


RESOLVED:  To note that no matters had been referred to the Leader of the Council for reconsideration.


Reports from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee or Sub-Committees

If any.


RESOLVED: To note that no reports had been received.



The Bridge - outcome of the consultation and decision on future provision pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Report of the Director of Adult Social Services.

Additional documents:


The Leader of the Council considered a report which set out a summary of the responses received in relation to the consultation on The Bridge, including alternative proposals put forward during the course of the process, together with proposals for the future operation of the service. 




(1)          the Bridge remain open as a mental health facility, operating as a ‘community model’;


(2)          the tendering of the service to community and voluntary groups be approved;


(3)          the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People, be authorised to conduct the tendering exercise and to award a contract for a three year period;


(4)          a 9 month extension to the existing contract with Rethink Mental Illness be authorised to enable the tendering process to be undertaken.


Reason for Decision:  To help remove the uncertainty around future use of The Bridge and alleviate anxiety amongst current users.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.