Issue details

Maritime Academy Temporary Accommodation 2023/24


This report will request commitment to underwriting the funding of temporary accommodation for the Maritime Academy, if required, for the academic year 2023/24. The Director of People – Children and Adults’ Services will also be asked to use separate non-executive urgency provisions to add the required funding to the Council’s Capital Programme.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) would ordinarily be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide 28 clear days’ notice, nor 5 clear days’ notice, therefore Section 11 (Cases of special urgency) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 and Rule 17 (Special urgency) of the Council’s Access to Information Rules, as set out in the Constitution, have been complied with. The Chairman of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that the taking of these decisions are urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 11 January 2022. This is because it is imperative that the Council takes urgent action to ensure that the Department for Education can continue to provide and prepare temporary accommodation for the 2022/23 academic year.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2021

Decision due: 22 Dec 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Mrs Josie Iles, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services – Lead Member (statutory responsibility), Councillor Alan Jarrett, Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools

Lead director: Lee-Anne Farach

Contact: Paul Clarke, Head of School Services Email: Tel: 01634 331031.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

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