Knowsley Council’s Cabinet will meet at 5pm on Wednesday 28 February.
Here is a summary of the items on the agenda.
Regionalisation of adoption services in the Liverpool City Region
Cabinet will be asked to approve the creation of a regional adoption service covering Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral with Adoption in Merseyside (AiM) coming into effect from 1 April 2018.
It is proposed that Knowsley Council would host the service with staff from the other three authorities being seconded to it. A review of the new arrangements would take place during the first 12 months to help determine the most appropriate future delivery and organisational arrangements.
Children Scrutiny Committee review of transition between primary and secondary school
Cabinet will hear from the chair of the Children Scrutiny Committee, which has carried out a report into the transition of Knowsley pupils from primary to secondary school and whether the current arrangements are effective.
Review of infrastructure to support house-building
The Economic Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Committee carried out a review of infrastructure to support new build homes and businesses in the borough.
Cabinet will consider the detailed recommendations made by Scrutiny Committee, many of which build upon existing good practice already in progress.
Scrutiny review of Adult Social Care commissioning
Cabinet will consider recommendations from the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee following its review into the commissioning of adult social care services, with a particular focus on the awarding of domiciliary care contracts.
Emergency planning arrangements
The Sustainable Borough Scrutiny Committee has examined the robustness of the emergency planning arrangements currently in place to respond to emergency situations in the borough.
Following the review – which included input from agencies including the fire service, social landlords and public health – a number of recommendations will be considered across eight different themes.
Car parking review
Members of the Cabinet will consider options around the level of car parking charges in the borough’s town centres.
The Economic Growth and Scrutiny Committee has recommended that charges are amended to allow short stay users an extra one hour of parking, meaning it would cost £1.20 for up to three hours.
The report states that, in the longer term, the Council will give consideration to removing car parking charges as key town centre regeneration projects are delivered.
LFC Academy extension
Members of the Cabinet will consider the sale of land on Simonswood Lane in Kirkby to Liverpool Football Club to allow the redevelopment of the Club’s existing training facility and to provide improved community sports facilities.