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Venue: Chappell Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence.


None received.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2017. pdf icon PDF 70 KB




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


Declaration of Interests.


Councillor Clarke declared a non-pecuniary interest in the Bestwood Country Park Collaborative Agreement, as a member of the decision making body at Nottinghamshire County Council who had approved the agreement.


Woodborough Conservation Area Appraisal pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.


The Service Manager, Planning Policy, introduced the report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking  approval for the Woodborough Conservation Area Character Appraisal including proposed boundary changes to the Conservation Area and approval of the Management Plan which is included within the appraisal.




a)    Approve the appended Woodborough Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan and the recommended boundary changes therein; and

b)     Authorise the Service Manager of Planning Policy to notify the Secretary of State of the boundary changes, and advertise the boundary changes as required by statute.



Shared Service for Procurement Services pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.


The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance presented the report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval for the Council to enter into a Shared Service contract for Procurement Services through the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Procurement Unit.




a)    To agree to the proposal to enter into a shared service arrangement for the provision of procurement services via the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Procurement Unit (NDPU) hosted by Bassetlaw District Council; and

b)    That the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance be authorised to represent Gedling Borough Council on the Joint Procurement Board as part of the shared service arrangement.



Bestwood Country Park Collaborative Agreement pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Parks and Streetcare.

Additional documents:


Councillor Clarke, having declared an interest in the item, left the meeting.


The Service Manager, Parks and Street Care, presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval to enter into a collaborative arrangement with Nottinghamshire County Council for the joint management of general operations and the visitor offer at Bestwood Country Park.




a)    approve the establishment of a collaborative arrangement between Nottinghamshire County Council and Gedling Borough Council for the management of general operations and visitor offer at Bestwood Country Park;

b)    Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance in consultation with the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services to negotiate and conclude a collaborative agreement to facilitate the collaborative arrangement; and

c)    Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance to represent Gedling Borough Council on the Governance Board established as part of the collaborative agreement to oversee the collaborative arrangement.

Councillor Clarke re-entered the meeting,




South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Service Manger Economic Development and Service Manager Revenues and Welfare Support.

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The Housing Strategy and Development Officer presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, updating Members on the development of the South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy 2017-2021following wider consultation and prior to final drafting




a)    Note the progress on the South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy.


b)   Agree that the strategy is presented again to Cabinet later in the year in its final format so seek approval to publish once the implications of the Homelessness Reduction Bill are fully known.



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic 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.




To note the report.


Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.


Councillor Michael Payne (Resources and Reputation)


·         Customers can now change their circumstances for Council Tax online.

·         Staff mileage and expense claims can now be made online.

·         The Communications Team had recently led on arranging the Pride of Gedling Awards with Nottingham Evening Post, which were superb.

·         The “Keep Me Posted” service was advertised when council tax bills were sent out. This resulted in an additional 1000 subscribers.

·         An April fool’s video about dog fouling posted to social media by the Communications Team had received 22,000 views and had appeared on 80,000+ Facebook timelines.

·         The IT team had been working with the Department of Work and Pensions’ Job Centre to provide training and advice about computer use and providing information about grants to get a computer.


Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)


·         The examination of the Local Plan has now concluded and the inspector had requested some updated information.

·         An application had been made to the Homes and Communities Agency capacity funding to be used to deliver a number of projects aimed at bringing forward land for development.

·         2 business engagement events, in Calverton and Arnold, had been held and had been well received. A further two events are planned to take place.

·         Industrial Strategy is out for consultation.

·         A consultation on East Midlands Trains services is ongoing and a specific consultation will take place in Netherfield.

·         Shareware now providing good quality clothing free of charge at the Beacon Church.

·         Confirmation had been received that Sainsbury would build a superstore at the Colwick Loop Road site by 2020. The Leader asked that the Chief Executive and Member of Parliament be thanked for their lobbying of the company.


Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)


·         The Council have been approved as part of the Notts Hygiene Accreditation Scheme to use the scheme to rate businesses providing tattoos, piercings and semi-permanent make up.

·         A series of training courses on modern slavery had been held and attended by the Portfolio Holder.

·         The Portfolio Holder attended the final event of Women’s Month, a performance of the Vagina Monologues at the Bonington Theatre.


Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)


·         The Heritage Lottery Big Group had now had their first meeting.

·         The Portfolio Holder had contacted Age UK about developing pop up shops in the Arnold  area for the Men in Sheds and Arnold Arts Society.

·         Ley Street park project opened by the Mayor.

·         The Portfolio Holder had attended a meeting of the Senior’s Council, which had been well organised and a number of projects had been set out.

·         It had been agreed that part of Arnot Hill Park would be designated no smoking during Arnold Carnival.

·         Arnold Arts Society would celebrate their 50th anniversary at Pondhills on the 10th of May.

·         A book festival would be held from the 17th to 22nd of July.


Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)


·         The Gedling Country Park visitor building was under construction and the park had been very busy over the weekend.

·         Litter and dog fouling remain a problem across  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.


Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.




Any other items the Chair considers urgent.




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