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Venue: Reception Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Elections and Members' Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Fox.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2016. pdf icon PDF 71 KB




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


Declaration of Interests.




Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring, Performance Digest & Virement Report pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team.

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The Deputy Chief Executive introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, informing Members of the likely outturn of the Revenue and Capital Budgets for the 2016/17 financial year as at the end of Quarter 2.The Chief Executive provided some details of action that was being taken to address performance indicators that were currently below expectations.




1)    Note the progress against Improvement Actions and Performance Indicators in the 2016/19 Gedling Plan;


2)    Approve the changes to the Indicators as detailed in paragraph 2.1.5 of the report as an amendment to the agreed Gedling Plan;


3)    Approve the General Fund Revenue Budget virements included within Appendix 1 to the report;


4)    Approve the changes to the capital programme included in paragraph 2.2.3 of the report; and


5)    Note the virements and transfers to/from reserves and funds during the last quarter as detailed in appendices 3 and 4 to the report.


Prudential Code Indicator Monitoring 2016/17 and Quarterly Treasury Activity Report for Quarter ended 30 September 2016 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer.

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The Deputy Chief Executive introduced  a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, informing Members of the performance monitoring of the 2016/17 Prudential Code Indicators, and advising Members of the quarterly treasury activity, as required by the Treasury Management Strategy.




To note the report, together with the Treasury Activity Report for Quarter 2 at Appendix 1 to the report, and the Prudential and Treasury Indicator Monitoring for Quarter 2 at Appendix 3 to the report.


Adoption of Playing Pitch Strategy pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Service Manager for Community Relations.

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The Service Manager, Community Relations, introduced a report, which was circulated prior to the meeting, presenting the Playing Pitches Strategy for adoption.




1)    Adopt the Gedling Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2026 while recognising its delivery will be determined within the parameters of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan;


2)    Approve that officers should work with partners when assessing the strategic development of improved or new outdoor sports provision in the Borough and develop a prioritised list of actions to direct this work; and


3)    Approve the annual review of the Strategy and Action Plan in line with the expectations of Sport England and National Governing Bodies.


Localities Update and Lottery Bid for Deprived Wards pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of the Locality Co-ordinators.

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The Service Manager for Community Relations introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, updating Members on the work of Locality Co-ordinators.




1)    Note the progress made in delivering the plans in Killisick, Netherfield and Newstead;


2)    Approve, in principle, the development of a holistic approach to assist with challenges of child poverty in the Borough; and


3)    Approve further work towards obtaining lottery funding as detailed in the report.


Allocation of CIL receipts from the Gedling Colliery development pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Planning Policy Manager.


The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, dealing with matters relating to the allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy funds collected from the Gedling Colliery development.




1)         To recommend to Council that:

(a)  Authority is given to commit up to a maximum of £4,488,120 as a contribution to the Gedling Access Road (“GAR”) to be financed by Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) receipts predominantly from the Colliery development and that the final contribution to the GAR from CIL receipts be the equivalent value of the actual amount of CIL received from the Gedling Colliery development that is required to construct the GAR if less that £4,488,120; and


(b)  Approval is given to establish a budget for the contribution to the GAR subject to the CIL actually being received and profiled in accordance with the timescale of receipt.


2)         That, subject to budget approval, the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services is authorised to enter into an agreement with Nottinghamshire County Council facilitating the transfer of CIL receipts to Nottinghamshire County Council to fund and/or reimburse funding for the construction of the GAR.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

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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.


It was reported that an additional item had been added since the publication of the agenda concerning the feasibility of acquiring Arnold Market and that the Forward Plan would be republished to reflect this. The issue would be considered at the December meeting of Cabinet.




To note the report and that a revised forward plan would be published shortly.


Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.




Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.


Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)


·         Works at the Jubilee Depot to install new welfare facilities have finished and would be opened soon.

·         Work had started to install Christmas lighting around the Borough.

·         The play area at Gedling Country Park was now open and has received positive feedback


Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)


·         Employability sessions at local secondary schools taking place.

·         An Apprenticeship Fair had been set for next March.

·         Affordable homes construction at Cavendish Road and Maiden Vale would be starting soon.

·         An inspector had been recently appointed for the examination phase of the local plan which would take place next year.


Councillor Gary Gregory (Policy Advisor for Community Engagement)


·         Work on the Asset Transfer of Arnold Hill Community Centre was continuing.

·         Floodlights at the sports pitches in Newstead were now operational.

·         The Gedling Youth Council were moving forward their work on tackling mental health issues and racism.

·         Youth arts activities being delivered through the Nottingham Playhouse were taking place and well received.

·         There was a successful arts and crafts event at Civic Centre for Halloween.

·         The armed forces community covenant will be refreshed and re-promoted in the near future.

·         Consideration was being given to making the Arnold Carnival a smoke free zone for next year following a suggestion from the Council’s Tobacco working group.



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

·         The Benefit cap imposed by Central Government comes into operation this week and affected residents are to be monitored.

·         Nottinghamshire Community Housing Association has secured properties in the new Spring Lane development.

·         Funding for Redhill Leisure Centre’s new pitch is now secured.

·         £100,000 of works at Calverton Leisure Centre to upgrade the facilities will begin shortly.

·         Bonnington Theatre’s winter schedule has been published and contains a varied programme of shows including cinema screenings.

·         Eight premises in the Borough are now accredited as breast feeding friendly.

·         A Park run event at Bestwood Country Park is under development.

·         Councillor Scroggie had recently represented Members at the Mental Health Challenge Annual Meeting.

·         Councillor Wheeler had recently completed the Alzheimer's society memory walk raising £800.


Councillor Michael Payne (Resources and Reputation)


·         There will be a piece in the next Contacts magazine requesting dog owners to be responsible when using our parks.

·         Thanks were given to Mike Calledine for all his work in establishing and running the Council’s Accredited Training Centre.

·         Well done for all of the positive achievements highlighted in the performance report earlier on the agenda.


Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)


·         A Taxi Driver was recently prosecuted and fined £10,000 for using a forged Gedling Licence. Changes to prevent future forgery have been made to our license plates as a result.

·         The owner of an abandoned house in Burton Joyce was recently prosecuted for allowing his property to fall into disrepair and become a safety hazard. Officers were actively pursuing other similar empty properties in order to bring them back into use.

·         A new CCTV camera was now operational in Newstead.


Any other items the Chair considers urgent.




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