Agenda and draft minutes

Area Committee East (A.C.E) Dales, St Ann's & Mapperley
Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Kate Morris, Governance Officer  Email:

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Councillor Jon Collins – Council Business

Councillor Sue Johnson – Unwell


Mark Sunderland – South Operations Neighbourhood Manager

Luke Walters – Nottingham City Homes


Declarations of Interests




Minutes pdf icon PDF 367 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019


Page 4 of the minutes, paragraph h should read:

“There has been a reduction from 4 sergeants to 3 sergeants in the area.”


With that alteration the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019 were confirmed as a true record of the meeting.


Issues and Good News Stories

Update from Community Representatives


Community Representatives gave a brief update on their organisations activities since the last meeting:


(a)  Noel Martin of Prettier Wittier gave a brief update including details of a residents’ consultation around community gardens;


(b)  Pete Wright of STOP TRA informed the committee that the group had received £9,500 funding towards development of the community gardens;


(c)  Greg Feltham from STARA raised concerns about the news that another fast food restaurant would be opening. He was concerned about the impact of the shop on the retail offer on Sneinton Dale, and raised the possibility of Nottingham City Council using supplementary planning documents to limit the number of fast food outlets in much the same way alcohol licences are limited and a saturation zone enforced. Councillor David Mellen, Ward Councillor for Dales Ward and Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years advised Greg that the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning would be looking at the case with planning colleagues;  


RESOLVED to thanks the Community Representatives for their updates and to note their content.  




Area Policing Update

Update frp, Inspector James Walker, Nottinghamshire Police


Inspector James Walker, Nottinghamshire Police, provided an update on year to date crime statistics detailed in the table below:



St Anns

Mapperley and Wells

Sneinton and Dales



All Crime






Violence with injury
























Vehicle Offences

























He went on to give an update on current initiatives and operations in the area:


(a)  Operation Sceptre is focusing on knife related crime and includes a knife amnesty. There are searches of open areas being conducted where groups of individuals gather as these are often places where discarded weapons are left, or where weapons are hidden to be later retrieved.


(b)  The operation also included visits to individuals known to be at risk of carrying knives or being involved in knife related crime, school interventions, and increased use of social media;


(c)  The Police website is being revamped and extended to allow citizens to do more through it. They will eventually be able to report crime and track their crime number and apply for certain types of licenses;


(d)  The Mini Police initiative continues to be received well and build relationship with primary aged children in the Sneinton area.


(e)  From September St Ann’s will become a cadet base which will continue the work around improving and extending relationships between citizens and police and will work towards encouraging recruitment;


Following questions and comments from the committee the following further information was highlighted:


(f)  There is a focus of resources on young people and knife crime in order to prevent new offenders. However, those over 25 are still being targeted with visits, to existing offenders and a combination of enforcement work and support;


(g)  There is no specific intelligence about knives being purchased from local/independent shops being linked to knife crime. Test purchases take place regularly to ensure that under 18’s are not being sold blades.


RESOLVED to thank Inspector Walker for his update and to note its content.


Nottingham City Homes Update pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Report of the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes


Additional documents:


Will Morritt, City Housing Manager, updated the committee on key issues and themes around regeneration, Capital Programme and area performance. The following points were highlighted:


(a)  The Victoria Centre roof garden refurbishment is almost complete. There has been a day of planting and the grand opening is due to take place on 19

March 2019 for residents;


(b)  The tenants and leaseholder’s awards are coming up with the Bluebell Hill Community Rangers being shortlisted for community group of the year.




(1)  Note the update and performance information in appendices 1 and 2 of the report published with the agenda;


(2)  Note the remaining allocation of funds for 2018/19

Dales:  £0.00

Mapperley:  £0.00

St Ann’s:  £15,215.99


(3)  Approve the Area Capital Programme Funding requests set out below:





11, 12,17,18,23 &24 Bellevue Court – St Ann’s

New Metal Railings

Improve Security


29, 30, 35, 36, 41 & 42 Bellevue Court – St Ann’s

New Metal Railings

Improve Security


47, 48, 53, & 54 Court – St Ann’s

New Metal Railings

Improve Security


Rodel Court – St Ann’s

Car Parking area extension and removal of drying area

Parking is extremely limited


Rear 39/40 Westville Gardens – St Ann’s

Installation of Chicanes to the footpath

Slow down bicycles making it dangerous for residents


Shelford Rise – Dales

Installation of new metal railings and improvements to the garden areas

Continuation of a previous project completed to improve appearance of the area




Lead Organisation Update - Renewal Trust

Presentation by Cherry Underwood, Chief Executive of the Renewal Trust

Additional documents:


Emma Lucas, Renewal Trust, gave a presentation updating the Committee on activity around the Area Based Grant. She highlighted the following points:


(a)  From April 2019 the Muslim Community Organisation will be transferred to the Community Centres team and will not come under the Area Based Grant programme;


(b)  Job clubs and job fairs are only encouraging “good” work opportunities, meaning that zero hours’ contracts will not be encouraged unless they specifically suit the candidate. The time the fairs are being held are also being varied to allow people already in work but may be looking to change jobs to attend;


(c)  Going forward in 2019/20 there will be a dedicated Group support officer who will help signpost local groups on where and how to access grant funding;


(d)  In 2019/20 there is due to be a reduction in the Area Based Grant funding, however there will be uplift grants that can be applied for to help mitigate against the reduction;


(e)  Targeted youth work will be carried out by Nottingham City Council staff, universal provision will remain with the Area Based Grant and play provision will move under the Area Based Grant. It is anticipated that experienced providers will be commissioned to provide play services; 


Following questions and comments from the committee the following further information was given:


(f)  Unemployment is down across all three wards but is falling faster in Mapperley and St Ann’s. Demographic details for the numerical breakdown of people helped into employment are not currently available, however this is something that can be looked at;


(g)  The job clubs held in the Dales ward could be advertised more widely, including on various social media platforms. It would also be beneficial to link into other local organisations including those represented at this meeting, to help spread information;


RESOLVED to thank Emma Lucas to for her presentation and to note its content




Area Capital Fund 2018/19 Programme pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:


Michelle Graley, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the Area Capital Fund report 2018/19 providing the councillors with the latest spend proposals under the Are Capital Fund.


An additional appendix, appended to these minutes was circulated at the meeting detailing an additional scheme on The Wells Road for CCTV.



(1)  Approve the new schemes prioritised by Ward Councillors since the last area committee as detailed below:


Mapperley Public Realm Schemes:

·  Pendle Crescent - £1,394 for street lighting


St Ann’s Public Realm Schemes:

·  The Wells Road - £8,000 for permanent installation of CCTV cameras on The Wells Road at the Junction of Ransom Road, near Cromer Road to prevent antisocial behaviour.


St Ann’s Withdrawn schemes:

·  Beverley Square - £300 Due to underspend on installation of gating in support on a public spaces protection order to deter antisocial behaviour.


(2)  Note the monies available  for 2018/19 as detailed below:

·  Dales   £3,230

·  Mapperley  £4,595

·  St Ann’s  £111,310


Ward Performance Report pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:


Greg Foister, Michelle Graley and Fi Cusick jointly presented the Ward Performance report for approval


RESOLVED to note the progress on ward priorities and other supporting information including the issues being addressed by each neighbourhood Action Team and upcoming opportunities for citizens to engage, as contained within the report


Ward Councillor Budgets pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:


Fi Cusick, Neighbourhood Development Officer presented the Ward Councillor Budget report, advising the committee on the use of delegated authority by the Director of Community Protection for those projects funded by Ward Councillor Budgets.


RESOLVED to note the actions agreed by the Director of Community Protection in respect of projects and schemes within the wards:

·  Dales ward:

Uncommitted Balance b/f 2017/18


Allocation 18/19


Total Allocation 18/19


De-committed Schemes




Oak Dale Road Planter 2014


Oliver Hind Youth Club 2014


Dales Barrier Trough Planting 2015


Oliver Hind Youth Club 2015


Litchfield in Bloom


Committed Schemes


Sneinton Festival 2018


Litchfield in Bloom 2018


Sneinton Football Team


Greens Mill 2018


Growing Spaces 2018


Dales Xmas 2018 Event


KAI GT Cricket and Sports Club


Sneinton Town FC


Sneinton Alchemy CIC


Save the Earth Cooperative Ltd


Union of Pakistani and Kashmiri Organisations


Muslim Community Organisation Nottingham


Sneinton Play Centre




Total Uncommitted Funds



·  Mapperley Ward

Uncommitted balance b/fwd 2017/18


Allocation 2018/19





De-committed schemes



Summer Sizzler



Love NG3 event



ACNA 40th anniversary celebration event



Free 4 All Good neighbour Project



Wells Community Centre




·  St Ann’s Ward

Committed Schemes




Furze Gardens project


St Anns Advice Grp


War Memorial


Total uncommitted funds