Decision details

Social Enterprise Activity

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Members on Social Enterprise activity being supported by the Council.




(1)  the review of the grass cutting trial in Podsmead ward as delivered by the  Stewkley Enterprise Agency be noted 


(2)  it be approved that the continuation of grass cutting in Podsmead ward and note that the Head of Communities will, following the grant of a waiver of the Council’s Contract Rules, in consultation with the Council’s Solicitor, enter into a new services contract with by the Stewkley Enterprise Agency following engagement with stakeholders to confirm contract scope


(3)  plans to explore a further trial of the scheme in Matson & Robinswood ward and any other community which comes forward be approved


(4)  it be noted that if the Podsmead Clearance Team and Podsmead Big Local become a legal entity, the Head of Communities will consider whether to terminate the contract with Stewkley Enterprise Agency and enter into a new arrangement with the new entity (subject to the grant of waiver).

Report author: Ruth Saunders

Publication date: 05/12/2019

Date of decision: 04/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/12/2019

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