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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Reception Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Elections and Members' Services Officer

Items
No. Item

221.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

None.

222.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2015. pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

223.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

224.

Domestic Abuse Refuge Provision in Nottinghamshire pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Report of the Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager.

 

Minutes:

The Chief Executive introduced a report to approve an addition to the budget and the establishment of agreements with local housing authorities in Nottinghamshire to distribute grants to strengthen domestic abuse refuge services across Nottinghamshire.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve the addition to the budget as detailed.

 

2)    Approve the establishment of agreements between Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire local housing authorities covering both their authorisation to hold and distribute the funding and to enter into Service Level Agreements with the providers.

225.

Refresh Organisational Development Programme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report giving details of the new Refresh Organisational Development Programme.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Endorse the establishment of a new organisational development programme as outlined in the report;

 

2)    Request that the Chief Executive establishes a cross party member reference group to oversee the progress and impact of the programme, the membership of which is to be determined following Annual Council.

226.

Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)

 

·         A successful event marking the opening of Gedling Country Park was recently held. It was planned to add additional car parking and temporary toilet facilities.

 

·         There had been a recent improvement in employee sickness levels.

 

·         The Parks and Street Care Team had recently carried out planting work for a new supermarket opening in Arnold. 

 

Councillor Darrell Pulk (Leisure and Development)

 

·         The challenge to the Aligned Core Strategy had been heard in court. The judgment was in the Council’s favour.

 

Councillor Kathryn Fox (Community Development)

 

·         A number of schools and Gedling Homes had been involved in the Aviary Arts Project which is due to be completed shortly.

 

·         A feasibility study had been carried out on the former Mineral railway line and it was expected that a report would be available soon.

 

·         Artwork from the Calverton and Gedling Art Societies was being displayed in the Reception Room and in reception areas.

 

Councillor Henry Wheeler (Health and Housing)

 

·         Demolition and building work at the former Grove site is ongoing.

                                                       

·         The Health and Wellbeing Group are drawing up a post-election training delivery programme for new members.

 

·         Florence Orchard has been appointed as the permanent Chair of the Youth Council until 2016.

 

Councillor Michael Payne (Public Protection and Communications)

 

·         A meeting with Nottingham City Council to discuss taxi licensing administration was recently held.

 

227.

Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

None.

228.

Any other items the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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