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Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)

 

·         Arnot Hill Park, Gedling Country Park and Burton Road Jubilee Park we all recently given the Green Flag Award.

 

·         The Parks and Street Care Team had been shortlisted APSE Best Kept Cemetery Award.

 

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth (Growth and Regeneration)

 

·         The Local Plan inspector had expressed concern about the allocation of land at Killisick.  Other sites are being identified and a cross party group will meet on the 2 August to consider new proposals.

 

·         Attended a recent Community Infrastructure Levy briefing in unparished areas which gave information about how applications could be made.  Details on the Council website.

 

·         The Employment and Skills group met on the 19 July and received a presentation about the World Health Innovation Summit in Nottingham.

 

·         Gedling Jobs Fair to be held on 11 September at Arnold Methodist Church.

 

·         Free mentoring training for employers recruiting apprentices will take place at the Civic Centre on the 3, 10 and 17 October.

 

·         Work was progressing on converting DBH House into residential accommodation at Carlton Square.

 

·         Presentation on Housing Infrastructure was given at the Developers’ Forum.

 

·         The County Council had published a Bus Route Improvements Report with aspects of the report affecting local business and residents in the Borough. Members agreed that a collective response should be sent from the Borough Council

 

Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)

 

·         The community asset transfer of Arnold Hill Community Centre to Eagles Nest Church is now complete.

 

·         This year the Horticultural Society Show and Allotments Association will hold a joint presentation evening on 10 November at Richard Herrod Centre.

 

·         Dylan Barker’s football shirt has been sent to the city ground to be signed.

 

 

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

 

·         Recently attended a CCG meeting which announced planned spending cuts of £12m by 2021.

 

·         Redhill 3G artificial football pitch is now open with a range of activities available.

 

·         Memory Café to open at St George’s Centre on 24 August.

 

·         All Temporary housing accommodation was currently occupied. Repairs at Wollaton Avenue are ongoing.

 

Councillor Michael Payne (Resources and Reputation)

 

·         Residents can book Bulky Waste collections online to commence from 7 August.

 

·         New format to Council website to make it simpler for the public to find information and access to services, launch planned for mid-August.

 

·         Outstanding achievement by Customer Services in Quarter 1 receiving no complaints

 

Councillor David Ellis (Public Protection)

 

·         Court proceedings have been instigated to evict unauthorised travellers at Colwick.  The Neighbourhood Wardens continue to liaise with travellers and the local community.

 

·         There had been a recent increase in reported crime.  The Police and Crime Commissioner will be hosting a workshop on this in the autumn.

 

·         Carlton Police have relocated to the Fire Station and Arnold Police to relocate to the Council’s Jubilee House building.

 

·         East Midlands Ambulance Service’s electric rapid response vehicle would soon be based at Jubilee House.

 

Councillor John Clarke (Leader of the Council)

 

·         The Chief Constable has approved accreditation to the Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens giving them powers to confiscate alcohol.

 

·         The recently held Gedling Arts Festival was a success due to the hard work of volunteers.

 


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