Agenda and decisions

Venue: Meeting Room A

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Welcome and Apologies


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 133 KB


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th June 2024 were agreed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 72 KB


Equality Implications

The Chair will ask Members to confirm that they have considered and understood any Equality Impact Assessments associated with reports on this agenda ahead of making any decisions.


Public Forum

To receive written questions or statements submitted by members of the public no later than 4pm on the day prior to the meeting.


Questions by Non-Executive Members

To receive written questions submitted by Non-Executive Members no later than 4pm on the day prior to the meeting.



Youth MPs Update

To receive an update from the Youth MPs along with any issues they would like to raise.


Executive Member Reports

Verbal updates may be given by each Executive Member.


Adult Social Care & Health

Children, Young People & Education


Making Care Experience a Locally Protected Characteristic pdf icon PDF 217 KB



That the Executive Board:


a) Note the contents of this report.

b) Consider the advantages and implications of the addition of Care Experience to the locally defined protected characteristics.

c) Subject to the decision at 2(b) above, if the Executive Board is so minded, recommend to Council Forum on 25th July 2024 that care experience is adopted as a locally protected characteristic.

Environment & Communities


Food Waste pdf icon PDF 165 KB




It is recommended that the Executive Board:


1. Notes the legislative requirements to introduce a food waste collection service from 2026.

2. Notes the indicative capital transitional costs of £1,157,421 which has been provided by Government for the introduction of weekly food waste collections. 3. Gives approval to a supplementary capital estimate of £1,453,000 to fund the estimated capital transitional costs on the provision of vehicles, items, and equipment necessary to enable food waste collections to commence within Blackburn and Darwen in June 2026.

4. Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Finance and Resources to determine the most appropriate method of finding unfunded additional capital expenditure required to implement this Scheme;

5. Delegates authority to the Strategic Director of Environment and Operations in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment and Operations, to procure the necessary equipment, items, and vehicles.

6. Agree that a further report on the operational costs of operating the Food Waste Collection Scheme is submitted to the Executive Board once the Government has confirmed the New Burdens Revenue Funding.

Housing & Public Health

Digital & Customer Services

Growth & Development


Acceptance of Grant - Local Transport Capital Block Funding (Integrated Transport and Highway Maintenance Blocks) Specific Grant Determination (2023/24): No.31/6681 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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That the Executive Board:


• Approves the acceptance and spending of the DfT Traffic Signals Obsolescence Grant funding of £555,185 awarded to the Council in 24/25 and 25/26 on the upgrading and future proofing works set out in section three of the report submitted.

• Approves a supplementary capital estimate of £555,185 to be funded from the grant. Given the extant technologies for the Borough’s Traffic Signals and the specialist nature of this work, note the award of the contract to deliver these works to Yunex, the Council’s incumbent provider.


EB_Climate Emergency Action Plan Progress Report 2023/24 and Plan for 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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That the Executive Board:


 i. Note the progress made in 2023/24;

ii. Approve the Climate Emergency Action Plan for 2024/25;

iii. Authorise the Strategic Director for Growth & Development, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council, to finalise the details of the agreed Action Plan;

iv. Delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Growth & Development, in conjunction with the Executive Member for Growth & Development to implement the agreed Action Plan.


Finance & Governance


Corporate Revenue Budget Monitoring 2023/24 - Quarter 4 Outturn Position pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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2.1 It is recommended that Executive Board:-

a) give approval to the Portfolio Cash Limit Adjustments as outlined in Appendix 1;

b) note the General Fund Budget Outturn for 2023/24;

c) note the Earmarked Reserves and General Fund Balance position at 31st March 2024.


Corporate Capital Budget and Balance Sheet Monitoring Report 2023/24 - Quarter 4 as at 31st March 2024 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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The Executive Board is asked;

• to approve the revised capital programme as per Appendix 1,

• to approve the variations to the programme as outlined in the report and detailed in Appendix 2.


EB Treasury Outturn 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 306 KB




The Executive Board is asked to note the Treasury Outturn position for 2023/24.


Corporate Issues


EB 0-19 Healthy Child Programme Update pdf icon PDF 174 KB




That the Executive Board note the content of the report.



Carers Strategy 2024-28 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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That the Executive Board:


 • Endorse the Blackburn with Darwen Carers Strategy as a key strategy to guide PBP delivery.

• Agree the following next steps and take collective responsibility for their delivery:

i. Support the co-production of a Delivery Plan with service users from across the breadth of the Place-based Partnership.

ii. Support the development of a Carers Board to oversee the delivery of the strategy.

iii. Extend their thanks to all those involved so far in developing the strategy.


Replacement planning, land charges and building control software system. pdf icon PDF 157 KB




That the Executive Board:

• Approves the procurement of the new software through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Vertical Application Solutions (VAS) framework RM6259 for a 5-year period with the option to extend for a further five number one-year periods.

• Approves a supplementary capital budget of £559k for the scheme.

• Notes that an Executive Member Decision will be submitted by the Executive Member for Digital and Customer Services and the Executive Member for Growth & Development following the tender exercise to award the contract confirming the final financial implications.


Matters referred to the Executive Board