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Apologies for Absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Payne.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2015. pdf icon PDF 72 KB




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


Declaration of Interests.




Community Asset Transfer Policy pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Service Manager Community Relations.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder, Kathryn Fox, and Corporate Director, David Wakelin, introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting seeking the adoption of the Council’s Community Asset Transfer Policy.


The Portfolio Holder asked that thanks be passed on to those Officers who had worked on the Policy and its related documents.




To adopt the Community Asset Transfer Policy.


Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.


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


·       A decision will shortly be made relating to the Christmas opening hours of the Borough’s Leisure Centres. The Richard Herrod Centre’s opening hours would be different to other centres to take into account the bar facilities at the venue.

·       A festive cinema program is planned for the Bonington Theatre and it is hoped that this will include the new James Bond film.

·       The reception screens at the Civic Centre are currently showing various healthy living campaigns, including smoking cessation, the “stay well” campaign and information about flu jabs.

·       A cross party, County wide, tobacco group has been relaunched to reduce the impact of smoking.

·       New Leaf will no longer be providing smoking cessation services in Nottinghamshire and this will be transferred to a new company.

·       The Council’s dementia and loneliness plans will be refreshed to broaden their impact to include local business.

·       It is now possible to self- refer to DNA Health for all residents ages over 16 with a health condition.

·       The Health and Wellbeing Board recently adopted a Young People’s Strategy and a new website will be rolled out.

·       There has been an increase in homelessness applications, with 13 received in September. Work will be done at looking at managing this increased demand.

·       The Council took part in Homeless Watch to identify rough sleepers.

·       A Housing Needs Officer with the Council recently represented Great Britain at an international power lifting competition.

·       The Severe Weather Policy will be in place shortly ready for the Winter season.


Councillor Kathryn Fox (Community Development)


·       Gedling CVS closed on the 16th of October, following a failed merger with Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe CVS’. The transport scheme for Gedling remains and voluntary advice will now be provided by Newark and Sherwood CVS in the North of the Borough and Rushcliffe CVS in the South of the Borough. A discussion is ongoing regarding assessing the impact of the closure and the future for advice provision to Gedling based groups.

·       Debz4Coffee, a local group providing help for children with SEN and their families. Work will be carried out to identify support for clients going forward. Gedling Play Forum and the Borough Council will now provide SEN support at Gedling Borough Council’s events in the place of Debz4Coffee.

·       A Mineral Line feasibility study has been completed by Nottinghamshire County Council. The implications of this are being considered and will be discussed at the Netherfield Steering Group. A report will be seen by the Senior Leadership Team and Cabinet in the new year and a briefing for Members will follow.

·       A Halloween Arts and Crafts event will be held on Saturday, 24th October at the Civic Centre.


Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)


·     Took part in a South Nottinghamshire Crime Safety Partnership (CSP) Away Day.

·       Gedling is currently the best performing Borough in our CSP family of 15 District/Borough areas.

·       Crime was down 8% in the first 6 months of 2015 and anti social behaviour, in particular, was down  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.


Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.




Any other items the Chair considers urgent.




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