Agenda and draft minutes

Castle, Hyson Green & Arboretum and Radford Area Committee
Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 5.30 pm

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

Contact: Mark Leavesley 

Items
No. Item

26.

Chair

Minutes:

In the absence of Councillor Choudhry, Councillor Ahmed took the Chair.

27.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Choudhry  -  personal

Councillor Peach  -  unwell

Councillor Webster  -  other Council business

Carol Laverick

28.

Declarations of interests

If you need advice on declaring an interest, please contact the Governance Officer above, if possible before the day of the meeting

Minutes:

None.

29.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(a)  Confirmation

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2019 were agreed as a correct record and the Chair presiding at the meeting signed them.

 

(b)  Matters arising

 

Further to minute 18(b), Rob Percival, Area Planning Manager, James Dymond, Parks Development Manager, and Sarah Baker, Commercial Business Partner, attended the meeting and responded to questions from Councillors and Community Representatives, updating the Committee on the amounts of Section 106 funds received / spent in the wards during the periods 2016/17, 17/18 and 18/19 and informing them of the Section 106 process from the original planning agreement to spend of the funds.

 

A revised table of receipts / spend was handed around the table (and is appended to these minutes).

30.

Police and Community Protection updates pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

During this item, Councillor Khalil arrived and took the Chair.

 

Inspector Khan and Sergeant Whitt, Nottinghamshire Police, Steve Stott, City Centre Manager, and Tom Lynk and Ryan Pickett (Senior Community Protection Officers) and Katalin Kiss and Laura Arnold (Community Protection Officers), updated the Committee, and responded to questions, in respect of policing matters / statistics in the area.

 

RESOLVED to note the update.

31.

Issues / updates from Community Representatives

Please contact the Neighbourhood Development Officer at least 3 days before the meeting if you have an issue you wish to raise at the meeting

Minutes:

Local representatives stated the following:

 

a)  the light in the back alley at Pleasant Row is now installed and working;

b)  more live bands / small music events (as opposed to large events such as Splendour) should be considered for cafes / bars in the City to make it more vibrant in the evening;

c)  the Council should not be making special bin collections for those that forget / choose not to put their bins out on a regular basis.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  that the Neighbourhood Development Officers will discuss b) and c) above with the Events Management and Waste Management / Community Protection Teams respectively;

 

(2)  that the Governance Officer requests an appropriate officer submits a report to, and attends, the 11 March 2020 meeting regarding Selective Licensing, including actions taken, statistics and total numbers etc.

32.

Appointments to outside bodies pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report of Director of Legal and Governance

Minutes:

Mark Leavesley, Governance Officer, presented the report, which requested the Committee to consider/suggest any local group(s) it felt should be invited for inclusion on the Council’s Outside Bodies register, and have a Councillor representative appointed to their group / Board.

 

RESOLVED that local groups contact the Governance Officer (mark.leavesley@nottinghamcity.gov.uk) by email should they wish to be included on the Outside Bodies Register (detailing the name of the organisation, contact details and a short description of what the group does).

33.

Area Based Grants

Van Henry, Area Partnerships Manager, to report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmed left the meeting during this item.

 

Van Henry, Castle Cavendish, circulated a handout (appended to these minutes), which detailed the local Area Based Grants business model, key priorities, locally identified needs, budget / spend, community partners and key facts from the 2019/20 programme.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  to note the information;

 

(2)  that the thanks of the Committee for the work undertaken by Van and his team be recorded.

34.

Area Capital Fund pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Gursharan Singh Nijran, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report and a revised appendix handed around the table, which detailed the latest spend proposals under the Area Capital Fund scheme.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  to approve the following schemes:

 

Location

Scheme

Cost

 

 

 

Castle – Public Realm

 

 

The Ropewalk (Pocket Park)

Various improvements

15,000

 

 

 

Hyson Green / Arboretum – Public Realm

 

Bridlington Park

Various improvements

10,282

Berridge Road West

Planter improvements

5,235

Belper Street Car Park

Install secure fencing

2,542

Hyson Green Market

Install lighting

5,063

Various locations

Install ‘No dog fouling’ signs

300

 

 

 

Radford – Public Realm

 

 

Northdown Road allotments

install removable bollard

130

 

(2)  in light of the decisions in (1) above, to note the following remaining available balances:

 

Ward

LTP (£)

Public Realm (£)

Castle

34,800

7,800

Hyson Green & Arboretum

60,831

18,028

Radford

59,900

35,870

 

35.

Nottingham City Homes update pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Report of Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Katie Sharp, Area Housing Manager, updated the Committee on the latest performance against key issues and priorities in the wards, as detailed in the report.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  approve funding of £24,120.48 for the scheme to improve small open spaces and install metal fencing and gates in Craven Road, Camomile Gardens and Patterson Street (Hyson Green & Arboretum ward);

 

(2)  note:

 

(a)  the performance information;

 

(b)  in light of the decision in (1) above, the remaining available balances of nil (both Castle and Hyson Green & Arboretum wards) and £42,946.23 (Radford ward).

36.

Ward Councillor Budgets pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Gursharan Singh Nijran, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which detailed the latest ward councillor budget spend taken under delegated authority by the Director of Community Protection.

 

RESOLVED to note the report.

 

Councillor Roberts left the meeting after consideration of the above item.

37.

Quoracy

Minutes:

At this point, the meeting became inquorate and the 2 remaining members of the Committee did not consider the following items:

 

·  Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies Document – Adoption;

·  Area Ward Reports.