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Venue: Chappell Room

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager Democratic Services

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Apologies for Absence.




To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2017. pdf icon PDF 64 KB




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


Declaration of Interests.




Make Calverton Neighbourhood Plan. pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.

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The Service Manager Planning Policy introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, recommending that the Council “makes” the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan.




1)    Makes the appended Calverton Neighbourhood Plan and associated Policies Map at Appendices A and B to the report in accordance with the 2012 regulations.


2)    Authorises the Planning Policy Service Manager to publicise the decision made by Council and the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan document in accordance with the 2012 regulations – confirming that the neighbourhood plan has been made; and


3)    Delegates authority to the Planning Policy Service Manager to make any minor typographical or formatting amendments to the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan as appropriate, prior to publication.


Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) – Car Cruisers pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of the Community Safety Manager.

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The Director of Health and Community Wellbeing introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, proposing that a Public Spaces Protection Order is implemented to prevent car cruising in the Netherfield and Colwick areas.




1)    Make the Public Space Protection Order as shown at Appendix 1 to the report covering the area shown at Appendix 2 to the report for a period of three years to begin on 17 January 2018; and


2)    Approve a fixed penalty level of £100 for failing to comply with a PSPO, which is payable to the council within 14 days of the fixed penalty notice being served, with no reduction for early payment of the penalty.



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 84 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 Peter Barnes (Environment)


·         There had been positive feedback about Christmas light displays and the Arnold lights switch on.


·         Wording and pictures will shortly be fitted to benches to commemorate miners at Gedling Country Park.


·         Memorial to soldiers at Carlton Cemetery is being constructed.


·         Waste department ran well over the busy Christmas period thanks to the hard work of the staff


Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)


·         Well done to all involved in bring the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan to fruition.


·         Meetings of the Developer Forum and Business Forum continue to take place and have proved to be useful.


·         Work on progressing the improvements to Carlton Square and the acquisition of the Arnold Market site were ongoing.


Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)


·         Gedling Heritage Brought Alive project will recruit volunteers from across the area and it is hoped to shared the heritage strategy shortly.


·         Newstead Christmas Fair light switch on was a success.


·         The Seniors Council is looking at the issue of isolation amongst older people in partnership with Gedling Homes.


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


·         There continues to be good customer feedback from Leisure centres with more than 9000 visits to the new Carlton Forum Health Suite in the last year.


·         The Health and well-being group were hoping to recruit community navigator volunteers.


·         Dementia Friendly training continued to be rolled out to and would soon reach neighbourhood watch groups and garden centre staff.


·         Further Dementia Friendly screenings at the Bonnington Theatre Cinema as well as swimming session were planned.


·         A campaign on Obesity prevention would begin in February.


·         The post of Temporary Health and Housing coordinator aid home discharge from hospital was currently being recruited.


·         Active Nottinghamshire, the new name for Sports Nottinghamshire, was consulting on its future.


·         Bestwood Healthy Communities Project now self-sufficient and continues to be successful.


·         Homelessness prevention officers now in post and will be creating action plans to prevent homelessness.


Councillor Michael Payne (Resources and Reputation)


·         This year’s Pride of Gedling ceremony will take place on 29 March. All members were encouraged to nominate.


·         The Carlton Customer Contact Point signage is now installed and usage has been steady. There would be continued promotion of the service.


·         The Council’s twitter feed is now able to audio describe pictures that are posted.


·         Work on the next contacts magazine edition has started for publication in March.


·         Job applicants can now apply online to work at the Council. Members were encouraged to report issues with website content to the Communications Team.


Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)


·         The Council’s Empty Homes Officer has been involved in 120 cases over the last year and the officer has been doing some excellent work.


·         Following a recent enforcement operation in the City all taxi drivers have been reminded of the rules regarding only taking pre-booked pick ups.


Councillor John Clarke (Leader of the Council)


·         There had been recent negative publicity from Council owned recycling sites. There wold shortly be a meeting with operators to try and tidy their appearance.


·         Recent positive feedback  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.


Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.


In response to  a question from Councillor Doyle about what was happening with the Youth Club/Former railway station building on Shearing Hill, Councillor Hollingsworth advised that the youth club closed in 2006 and was in need of extensive costly renovations. The newly established Committee of the trust had agreed that selling the site was the best option and marketing was currently taking place.


Any other items the Chair considers urgent.




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