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Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Meeting: 07/12/2017 - Cabinet (Item 66)

Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.


Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)


·         A Spring Clean campaign will take place next year as usual.


·         Local Children were to be involved in a project promoting changes to items that can be recycled.


·         Work on the Cinder path project was progressing.


Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)


·         Local Plan examination hearing finished this week and it was hoped that the plan could be formally adopted in the summer.


·         The Calverton Neighbourhood Plan was supported at referendum and will be adopted next year.


·         The Showhome was open at former Gedling Colliery site.


·         Successful business networking meeting was held in November.


·         Drury Joinery, a local business, has won a European award for their work with apprentices.


Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)


·         Asset transfer of Community Centres was progressing and further meetings with groups were planned


·         The Seniors Council and Youth Council continue to meet to discuss a range of issues.


·         Sure Start are continuing with Saturday morning Dad’s Club and Nature walks at the Country Park.


Councillor Henry Wheeler (Housing, Health and Well-being)


·         Recruitment of Homelessness prevention officers was currently taking place.


·         Well done to all involved in the Royal Ballet showings at the Bonnington Theatre which were sold out.


·         Use of swimming pools and memberships at Leisure Centres continue to increase.


Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)

·         Consultation on the Selective Licensing Scheme in Netherfield continues. Further consultation events are planned and there has been mixed feedback from landlords.


·         Gedling’s Taxi Licensing teams continue to work with neighbouring local authorities on enforcement.


·         Two requests for a “community trigger” in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour were recently taken forward.


·         Environmental Health Officers have recently taken action to stop a restaurant illegally selling takeaway items to a third party shop for re-sale.


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