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Venue: Reception Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Elections and Members' Services Officer

Items
No. Item

55.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Clarke.

56.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2016. pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

57.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None

58.

Annual Programme of Community Events 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Community Investment Manager.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Community Relations introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, proposing a programme of community events for the upcoming year.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the programme of community events for 2017/18 as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report.

59.

Proposed Sale of Community Centre and Former Bowling Green at Haywood Road, Mapperley

Report of the Estates Surveyor.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community Wellbeing presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, setting out proposals to agree the future for Haywood Road Community Centre and the adjacent Bowling Green.

 

Councillor Payne invited Paul Drury, on behalf of the Save Haywood Road Community Centre Steering Group, to address the Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Authorise officers to progress community transfer of the centre to a community group or organisation which meets the criteria outlined in the Council’s Community Asset Transfer Policy;

 

2)    Support the use of the asset management fund to undertake priority works to improve the condition of the community centre;

 

3)    Approve applying for outline planning permission for residential development on the Bowling Green land at Haywood Road, Mapperley (as shown edged red on the plan at Appendix 1 to the report)

 

4)    Agree, in principle, to the disposal of the Bowling Green and authorise Officers to advertise the Council’s intention as required by S.123(2A) of the Local Government Act 1972;

 

5)    Authorise the Portfolio Holder to take the decision to dispose of the Bowling Green in accordance with the proposals set out in the report, subject to consideration of objections received pursuant to the Statutory Consultation and in compliance with the Council’s Standing Orders; and

 

6)    Express appreciation for the passion and the plans of the new members of the Community Association and agree that any future propositions from the Association that satisfy the Council's financial requirements should be taken into account when the decision to dispose of the Bowling Green is considered.

60.

Quarter 3 Budget Monitoring, Performance Digest & Virement Report pdf icon PDF 509 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 3.The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services provided some details of performance for the same period.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

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

 

2)    Approve the General Fund Revenue Budget virements included in Appendix 1 to the report;

 

3)    Approve the changes to the capital programme included in paragraph 2.2.3; and

 

4)    Note the Portfolio Holder virements and use of reserves and funds during the last quarter as detailed in appendices 3 and 4 to the report.

 

61.

Prudential Code Indicator Monitoring 2016/17 and Quarterly Treasury Activity Report for Quarter ended 31 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

62.

Enforcement arrangements for the Calverton Parish Council’s Car Parks at St Wilfrid’s Square Calverton pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Car Parks Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Property introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval for the Council to take responsibility for parking enforcement at Calverton Parish car parks.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Agree to accept responsibility for the civil enforcement of the parking in the car parks at St Wilfrid’s Square;

 

2)    Enter into a legal agreement with the Parish Council to enable the Borough Council to ‘provide’ the car parks at St. Wilfrid’s Square for the purposes of section 32 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, and the Parish Council agreeing to pay the Borough Council’s costs of such an agreement;

 

3)    Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services, to agree the form and content of the necessary legal agreement; and

 

4)    Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services, to take all necessary steps to revoke the existing Order and bring into effect a new Car Park Order in accordance with the proposals set out in the report, including consideration of objections received pursuant to the statutory consultation and any necessary decisions pursuant to the applicable regulations.

63.

Carlton Square Car Park pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Estates Surveyor and Car Parks Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Property which detailed proposals to sell an area of land plus associated right of way to create car parking for residential development in Carlton Hill.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve the sale of the Land direct to the Purchaser and grant a right of way over the land edged brown on the plan at Appendix 1 for £55,000 without using the tender process as defined in the Standing Orders for Dealings with Land, subject to the removal of the Land from the current Off Street Parking Places Order;

 

2)    Remove the land from the current Off Street Parking Places Order with a new Order made to reflect this otherwise on the same terms as the existing order, namely the Gedling Borough Council (Civil Enforcement Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2014 which will be revoked by the new Order; and

 

3)    Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive, in conjunction with the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services, to take all necessary steps to amend and bring into effect the relevant Car Park Order in accordance with the proposals set out in the report, including consideration of objections received pursuant to the statutory consultation and any necessary decisions pursuant to the applicable regulations.

64.

Top Wighay Farm Development Brief pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Planning Policy introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, presenting the Top Wighay Farm Development Brief for approval.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the Top Wighay Farm Development Brief, at Appendix C to the report, as a Supplementary Planning Document to allow inspection by members of the public and other interested parties.

65.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

66.

Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

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

 

·         Concern had been expressed about the recent merger of Gedling Homes parent company with a new firm and the fear that this may lead to services becoming inaccessible to tenants.

·         It was hoped to extend the Citizen’s Advice Bureau service to more locations in the Borough.

·         There was still a high level of demand for the Housing Needs service with all temporary accommodation in use.

·         The Health Suite at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre had recently opened.

·         The Bestwood Healthy Communities project was still carrying on despite the loss of a key staff member.

·         More funding had been secured by Age UK’s Men in Sheds project.

·         The local clinical commissioning group was currently consulting on the proposals for some hospital based health care to be delivered in the community.

 

Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)

 

·         Christmas lighting around the Borough was well received

·         There would be some promotion of the garden waste scheme with the intention of increasing the customer base.

·         Construction work on the Country Park’s visitor centre was progressing well.

 

Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)

 

·         Recently attended an emergency planning briefing for managers which highlighted the importance of the role of members in the event of a large scale emergency.

·         Licensing staff would be visiting Derby to carry out enforcement on Gedling badged drivers.

 

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)

 

·         There would be a jobs fair at Arnold Methodist Church on 28 February.

·         A temporary empty property officer was to be recruited.

·         The examination stage of the local planning document would commence shortly.

 

Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)

 

·         New equipment at the Ley Street Park would be installed imminently.

·         It was hoped to lobby for more train services at Netherfield Station.

·         Sport England funding had been awarded for the skate jam festival.

·         It was hoped that bird boxes made by the men in sheds project could be installed on the Country Park.

·         A recent interview skills workshop was held at Carlton Le Willows School which was well received.

 

Councillor Michael Payne (Resources and Reputation)

 

·         The deadline for entries to the Pride of Gelding Awards was approaching and members were encouraged to make nominations via the Nottingham Post website.

67.

Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

In response to a question from Councillor Collis on provision of facilities at the Country Park, Cabinet Members agreed that it was important to balance good facilities with the need to keep the park a peaceful haven for the public.

68.

Any other items the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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