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WPCC3-0076 Learning & Development – Licence – Ryton

Decision Title: Learning & Development – Licence – Ryton

Decision Reference Number: WPCC3-0076

Lead Officer: Helen Minett, Estates, Facilities & Health & Safety Manager

Chief Officer approval: ACC Ben Smith – 12/1/23

Date: 19 January 2023

Status:  Non-Confidential

Decision summary:

To agree a licence to occupy 1 classroom and 2 storage rooms for 6 months from 1 February 2023 at the College of Policing for the provision of training courses.

I confirm that my register of interests declaration is up to date and that none of my interests preclude me from making this decision.

Signature: Philip Seccombe

Date: 19/01/23

Supporting information:

1. Background information

Learning and Development require accommodation to deliver First Aid training courses.  The proposal is to rent a classroom and two storage rooms at the College of Policing, Ryton to enable this training to be provided to Police Officers.  At the moment there is no alternative space available within the Warwickshire Police estate.  The license is for 6 months commencing on 1st February 2023.

2. List of additional information attached as appendices


3. Expected benefits

Able to deliver First Aid training requirements to Police Officers.

4. Impact of not approving the application

Unable to deliver training for Police Officers.

5. Costs (including any identified savings)

The revenue costs are:

  • Cost to rent a large mtg rm + 2 storage rooms
  • Rent                                   – £7,625.00 p.a.
  • Service Charges               – £9,179.90 p.a.
  • Utilities                              – £1,322.61 p.a.
  • Totals                                – £18,127.54 p.a.

Estimated legal costs for completing licence – £500

All costs to be funded by the Estates revenue budget.

6. Equality considerations

Police Officers are expected to be able to travel around the county, and Ryton is centrally located. There appears to be no detriment to those attending courses that is identifiable from the proposal

7. Legal comments

The force have sought legal advice on this proposal where appropriate.

8. Social or Environmental considerations

This arrangement will result in more travel throughout the county for some course attendees. The force have a principle to minimise unnecessary travel, and it is agreed this arrangement is only suitable in the short term, due to the lack of suitable alternatives.

9. Publication

Information in this form is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and other legislation.  Unless the information provided is covered by an exemption and stated to be either confidential or partly confidential, the information contained in the form will be published on the OPCC website.

Comments from the Treasurer

The associated financial costs to this decision, will provide for strong governance and professionalism within the force which will help to ensure value for money from the existing estates revenue budget.

Comments from the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

This decision relates to a short term arrangement whilst longer term solutions are identified in line with the estates strategy.