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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Chappell Room

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

59.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Payne.

60.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2017. pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

61.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None

62.

South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Housing Strategy and Development Officer presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval of the South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy. Members received an update on the recently enacted Homelessness Bill which would place a greater emphasis on local authorities taking measures to prevent homelessness in the future.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Strategy as detailed at Appendix one to the report.

63.

Gedling Conversation 2017 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development & Democratic Services.

Minutes:

The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, giving feedback to Cabinet on the recently held Gedling Conversation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the feedback on the Gedling Conversation 2017.

64.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Annual Audit and Update pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development & Democratic Services.

Minutes:

The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, updating Members in relation to the Council’s use of powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 during 2016-17.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

65.

Change to Outside Body Representation pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Democratic Services, seeking approval to change the Council’s representation on the Board of Nottingham Express Transit. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

To appoint Councillor John Clarke as Gedling Borough Council’s representative on the Nottingham Express Transit Development Board in place of Councillor Hollingsworth.

66.

Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)

 

·         A Spring Clean campaign will take place next year as usual.

 

·         Local Children were to be involved in a project promoting changes to items that can be recycled.

 

·         Work on the Cinder path project was progressing.

 

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)

 

·         Local Plan examination hearing finished this week and it was hoped that the plan could be formally adopted in the summer.

 

·         The Calverton Neighbourhood Plan was supported at referendum and will be adopted next year.

 

·         The Showhome was open at former Gedling Colliery site.

 

·         Successful business networking meeting was held in November.

 

·         Drury Joinery, a local business, has won a European award for their work with apprentices.

 

Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)

 

·         Asset transfer of Community Centres was progressing and further meetings with groups were planned

 

·         The Seniors Council and Youth Council continue to meet to discuss a range of issues.

 

·         Sure Start are continuing with Saturday morning Dad’s Club and Nature walks at the Country Park.

 

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

 

·         Recruitment of Homelessness prevention officers was currently taking place.

 

·         Well done to all involved in the Royal Ballet showings at the Bonnington Theatre which were sold out.

 

·         Use of swimming pools and memberships at Leisure Centres continue to increase.

 

Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)

·         Consultation on the Selective Licensing Scheme in Netherfield continues. Further consultation events are planned and there has been mixed feedback from landlords.

 

·         Gedling’s Taxi Licensing teams continue to work with neighbouring local authorities on enforcement.

 

·         Two requests for a “community trigger” in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour were recently taken forward.

 

·         Environmental Health Officers have recently taken action to stop a restaurant illegally selling takeaway items to a third party shop for re-sale.

67.

Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

None.

68.

Any other items the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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