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Venue: Reception Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Elections and Members' Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Fox and Councillor Hughes (observer).


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2014. pdf icon PDF 31 KB




That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.


Declaration of Interests.




Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement. pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report of Corporate Director (Chief Financial Officer).

Additional documents:


The Financial Services Manager presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, giving details of the provisional finance settlement for the next financial year.




(a)     Note the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement;


(b)     Approve in principle the payment of £47,500 grant funding to the Parish Councils as detailed in paragraph 2.1.4 of the report;


(c)     Approve a 3% income inflation increase for the individual portfolios as shown in the table at paragraph 2.3 of the report; and


(d)     Approve the draft letter attached at Appendix B to the report for circulation to a selection of Business Ratepayers.


Forward Plan. pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Elections and Members’ Services, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, detailing the Executive’s draft Forward Plan for the next four month period.




To note the report.


Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.


Councillor Darrell Pulk (Leisure and Development)


·       A gym refresh has just been completed at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, introducing new equipment and weight training opportunities.

·       Large, colourful artwork, created for the “I Will” campaign is now in place at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.

·       A recent gym refresh at Calverton is continuing to be well received. There has also been an increase in gym opening hours, which is proving successful, with the site reporting increased use and enquiries.

·       A new swim timetable has been implemented at Calverton and Arnold Leisure Centres. Children have transitioned to new swimming lesson time slots largely without incident.

·       There has been a 9.9% growth in DNA memberships, driven by an increase in sales and customer retention.

·       Work on a new ticketing website is almost complete, subject to final testing and resources have been moved to allow for a 2 month trial period of increased admin and marketing support, including the opening of the box office twice weekly during the day time.


Councillor Barnfather entered the meeting,


Councillor Michael Payne (Public Protection and Communications)


·       Crime figures showed an increase in December, against December 2013, of 10 offenses.

·       The only priority plus area within the Borough, Netherfield & Colwick, is now only 0.6% away from their crime reduction target.

·       The Mayor, on behalf of the Council, is intending to write to the Mayor of Paris to offer condolences following the recent tragedy.







Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.




Any other items the Chair considers urgent.




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