Agenda and draft minutes

Dales, Mapperley and St Ann's Area Committee
Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: LH 2.13 - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Kate Morris, Governance Officer  Email: kate.morris2@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Sue Johnson as Chair for the municpal year 2019/20.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Sajid Mohammed as Vice Chair for the municipal year 2019/20

3.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Councillor David Mellen – Council Business

 

Michelle Graley – Neighbourhood Development Officer

 

4.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019

Minutes:

With the amendment to attendance to show Greg Feltham as present, the minutes of the meeting were otherwise confirmed as a true record and were signed by the Chair.

6.

Community Representatives pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Carlton Fi Cusick, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the report to the Committee asking them to note the appointment of Community Representatives. 

 

RESOLVED to note the formal appointment of the following Area Community Representatives for the municipal year 2019/20

 

Dales Ward

Noel Martin

-

Prettier Whittier

Yasser Farook

-

Muslim Community Organisation (MCO) Nottingham

Greg Feltham

-

Sneinton Tenants and Residents Association (STARA)

 

Mapperley Ward

Alisdair  Butler

-

Mapperley Park Residents Association

Bishop Carlton Napier

-

Afro Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA)

 

St Ann’s Ward

Gina Mollett

-

Backlit Gallery

Pete Wright

-

Sneinton Tenants Outreach Programme (STOP TRA)

Debbie Webster

-

St Ann’s Advice Centre

 

 

 

7.

Issues and Good News Stories

Verbal updates from Community Representatives

Minutes:

Community Representatives updated the Committee with issues and good news stories since the last meeting in March 2019.

 

STOP TRA – Pete Wright informed the meeting that STOP TRA had won an national award, Community Group of the year, he offered thanks to the Councillors present and past who had helped and supported the group and to the Renewal Trust for their support also.

 

The Committee offered their congratulations on this achievement.

 

RESOLVED to note the verbal update from the Community Representatives.

8.

Area Policing Update

Update from Inspector James Walker, Nottinghamshire Police

Minutes:

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

Force

City

All Crime

+14.1

+3.0

-2.3

+0.3

-0.4

Violence with injury

-20.9

-11.0

-22.9

-9.3

-10.8

Robbery

0

+400

0

+11.4

-4.5

Burglary

+9.1

0

-3.0

-24.2

-19.8

Theft

+26.7

+4.8

-7.0

-7.7

-10.1

Vehicle Offences

-7.7

+17.2

-9.0

-14.0

-31.4

Drugs

+50

+50

+14.0

+62.6

+77.1

Hate

-28.6

-14.3

-6.7

-4.2

-8.5

ASB

-5.1

-26.1

-24.2

-1.2

+3.6

 

During discussion, the following points were made:

 

(a)  the volume of crime and the percentage increase may not necessary mean there is an issue in that area. For example Mapperley and Wells has an increase of 400% in robbery, that equates to 4 robberies, but in the previous period there were none whereas Sneinton and Dales shows 0 percent change in robberies as there were 6 robberies in this period compared to 6 robberies the previous year.

 

(b)  Drug offences by their nature can only be recorded when drugs are recovered so an increase in drug offences means more are being seized, following the execution of warrants etc and does not necessarily mean that drugs are becoming more prevalent;

 

(c)  These statistics are reviewed by Nottinghamshire police every two weeks and any patterns are picked up at that point. Measures can then be put in place, where possible, to address these patterns. 

 

(d)  There was a violent affray on 22 April 2019 5 people were arrested and charged. There have been no further incidents of affray at the same take away shop since.

 

(e)  Following a burglary at a mobile phone repair shop an offender was identified, charged and sentenced to 2.5years in custody;

 

(f)  Some additional funding has been granted to the area for further work on knife crime. There are now additional patrols in hotspots and work in schools continues. Police officers are also engaging with young people and breaking down the barriers that have traditionally existed; 

 

(g)  Concerns were raised about the recurring issues with the 101 number and the closure of front counters at police stations. The issues with 101 are recognised and the force is working on improvements. Front counter closures were as a result of budget pressures and the closures ensured that police officers remained on the streets;

 

(h)  Councillors reiterated that citizens were always welcome to contact them to feedback information to the police;

 

There was some discussion around how best to report crime statistics to the Area Committee going forward so that it was meaningful to citizens.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(1)  discuss with Inspector James Walker, and establish the best way to report crime statistics to the Area Committee going forward; and

 

(2)  note the content of the verbal update.

 

 

 

9.

Nottingham City Homes pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Report of the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Luke Walters, Area Housing Manager for Nottingham City Homes updated the Committee on the key issues and themes around regeneration, Capital Programme and area performance. The following points were highlighted:

 

(a)  Foundations have now been completed on West Walk properties, planning permission is in progress for the next phase of development.

 

(b)  Passenger lifts 1 and 4 in the Victoria Centre flats are now operational and work has commenced on lift 2 and 5, completion dates are yet to be confirmed by engineers;

 

(c)  Discussions continue with Intu regarding access to the bin chutes to enable repairs to be made;

 

(d)  As part of a programme of work the following garage blocks will be demolished:

·  Greenwood Road – hardstanding to be created for allotment parking

·  Camden Close – possible development site

·  Tulip Avenue – hardstanding parking

·  Pointers Close – hardstanding parking

·  Dennett Close – converted to grassed area with potential for development.

Residents who rent garages within these blocks have been contacted and offered alternative spaces.

 

(e)  Tennant and Leaseholder awards were won by

·  Bluebell Hill Community Rangers  - Community Group of the Year

·  Sycamore Dining Group – Best Older person’s initiative or event

·  William (Bill) Chambers – Lifetime achievement award

The committee offered congratulations to all winners.

 

There was discussion around Nottingham City Homes repairs statistics as this had been bought up by a number of citizens over the last month or so. The Committee requested that a member of Nottingham City Home responsible for management of repairs to attend the next area committee for a full update.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(1)  Note the update and performance information presented to the committee;

 

(2)  Note the allocation of funds and the Area Capital Funding requests for 2019/20 municipal year as below:

 

Ward

Actual Budget (including carry over from 2018/19)

Schemes Approved

Schemes Committed

Schemes De Committed

Remaining Budget

Dales

£43,573.75

 

£0

£0

£0

£0

Mapperley 

£18,629.64

 

£0

£0

£0

£0

St Ann’s

£135,975.30

£0

£0

£0

£0

 

(3)  Receive a full report on Repairs and maintenance to the next area committee meeting.

10.

Area Capital Fund Report pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Fi Cusick, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the report on the latest spends proposals under the Area Capital Fund including highways and footways.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(1)  approve the new schemes prioritise by Ward Councillors since the last Area Committee as detailed below:

 

Dales Public Realm Schemes:

Location

Type

Councillor Prioritised /
Area Committee Approved

Estimate

Details

Sneinton Boulevard

Tree Works

Prioritised 2017/18

£5,000

Contribution to replacement of diseased trees in Sneinton area - lead service: Parks & Open Spaces

Dales Ward Gating

Gate Locks

Prioritised 03/06/09

£2,000

Additional funding to programme of lock replacement to shared gates across Dales ward - lead service: Neighbourhood Management

 

Mapperley LTP Schemes

Location

Type

Councillor Prioritised /
Area Committee Approved

Estimate

Details

Mapperley Road parking scheme Phase 3

parking

prioritised 21/05/19

£27,558

To complete residential parking scheme on Zulla Rd, Ebers Rd, Ebers Gr, Shirley Rd, Mapperley Rd, Park Ave - lead service: Traffic & Safety

Villa Road

road safety

prioritised 21/05/19

£1,500

Installation of 20mph repeater signs and new signing - lead service: Traffic & Safety

Abbey Grove area

parking

prioritised 12/06/19

£31,442

Residential parking scheme on Abbey Gr, Richmond Ave, Ball St, Colborn St, The Wells Road (LTP contribution) - lead service: Traffic & Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mapperley Public Realm Schemes

Location

Type

Councillor Prioritised /
Area Committee Approved

Estimate

Details

Wells Community Centre

rebuild

prioritised 21/05/19

£28,224

Further contribution to rebuild of Wells Community Centre - lead service: Neighbourhood Management

Abbey Grove area

parking

prioritised 12/06/19

£6,558

Residential parking scheme on Abbey Gr, Richmond Ave, Ball St, Colborn St, The Wells Road (PR contribution) - lead service: Traffic & Safety

Shirley Road

footpath

prioritised 12/06/19

£6,013

Contribution to large scale footpath patching on Shirley Road - lead service: Highway Maintenance

 

St Ann’s Public Realm Schemes

Location

Type

Councillor Prioritised /
Area Committee Approved

Estimate

Details

King Edwards Park

park improvement

prioritised 20/05/19

£20,000

Contribution to provision of WC facilities on King Edwards Park site - lead service: Parks & Open Spaces

 

St Ann’s Withdrawn Schemes

Location

Type

Councillor Prioritised /
Area Committee Approved

Estimate

Details

King Edwards Park

park improvement

change of priority

£20,000

King Edwards Park skate park: phase two - lead service: Parks & Open Spaces (Jun-17)

 

(2)  Note the monies available to the wards for 2019/20 as detailed below:

·  Dales      £99,330.00

·  Mapperley   £31,442.00

·  St Ann’s      £228,810.00

11.

Ward Councillor Budget Report pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Greg Foister, Neighbourhood Development Officer, introduced the report on the use of delegated authority by the Director of Community Protection for those projects funded by Ward Councillor Budgets.

 

He advised the committee that at this point the final budget allocation for 2019/20 has not yet been confirmed.

 

RESOLVED to note the actions agreed by the Director of Community Protection in respect of projects and schemes within the Dales, Mapperley and St Ann’s wards detailed below:

 

Dales Ward

Uncommitted Balance b/f 2017/18

2,406

Allocation 18/19

15,000

Total Allocation 18/19

17,406

 

De-committed Schemes

 

Greensmill

270

Oak Dale Road Planter 2014

237

Oliver Hind Youth Club 2014

790

Dales Barrier Trough Planting 2015

52

Oliver Hind Youth Club 2015

515

Litchfield in Bloom

66

 

 

Committed Schemes

 

Sneinton Festival 2018

(1,500)

Litchfield in Bloom 2018

(250)

Sneinton Football Team

(700)

Greens Mill 2018

(1,150)

Growing Spaces 2018

(1,200)

Dales Xmas 2018 Event

(6,000)

KAI GT Cricket and Sports Club

(416)

Sneinton Town FC

(400)

Sneinton Alchemy CIC

(45)

Save the Earth Cooperative Ltd

(250)

Union of Pakistani and Kashmiri Organisations

(250)

Muslim Community Organisation Nottingham

(600)

Sneinton Play Centre

(470)

Nottingham Community Basketball and Sports Trust

(250)

War Memorial

(500)

Greensmill 2019

(700)

Big Sneinton Spring Clean

(750)

 

19/20

Growing Space Fair Share 019

(1,000)

Total Uncommitted Funds

2,905

 

Mapperley Ward

Uncommitted balance b/fwd 2017/18

385

Allocation 2018/19

15,000

Total Allocation 18/19

 

15,385

 

De-committed schemes

 

Summer Sizzler

 

(250)

Love NG3 event

 

(500)

ACNA 40th anniversary celebration event

 

(1,500)

Free 4 All Good neighbour Project

 

(2,500)

Wells Community Centre

 

(10,000)

War Memorial

 

(500)

 

Unspent Balances b/fwd 17/18

23,431

Uncommitted Balances B/fwd 17/18

 

385

Balance as at 31/03/2018

 

23,816

Budget Allocated 18/19

 

15,000

Balance Available to Spend

 

38,816

Allocated Funds

 

38,681

Uncommitted Balance

 

135

Total Uncommitted Funds

 

135

 

St Ann’s Ward

Committed Schemes

 

ACAF

(2,995)

Furze Gardens project

(800.00)

St Anns Advice Grp

(2,000)

War Memorial

(3,000)

Stonebridge Farm Contribution IT Upgrade

(5000)

Total uncommitted funds

13,795

Unspent Balances b/fwd 17/18

5,142

Uncommitted Balances B/fwd 17/18

19,914

Balance as at 31/03/2018

25,056

Budget Allocated 18/19

15,000

Balance Available to Spend

25,941

Allocated Funds

13,795

Uncommitted Balance

12,146

Uncommitted from front page

12,146

 

 

 

12.

Ward Performance Report pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Greg Foister, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the report focussing on current priorities and issues facing the Dales, Mapperley and St Ann’s wards and giving details of forthcoming events and activities. Greg advised the meeting that it was the start of the civic calendar and new priorities were being discussed as part of the new Council Plan. The following points were highlighted:

 

(a)  Dales Ward:

·  Parking and traffic issues continue to be monitored on Oakdale Road, Sneinton Dale Edale Road and around the Academy as well as Parkdale, Watson Avenue and Lancaster Road.

·  Local groups and residents are being encourage to take place in the monthly litter picks that take place on the last Saturday of every month meeting a the Dales Centre at 11.15am

·  Ward Walks and the Dales week of Action dates are yet to be confirmed.

 

(b)  Mapperley Ward:

·  All of the funding for the new Wells Road Community Centre has now been confirmed. The old structure has been demolished and the official orders can be put in places.

·  The community Easter Egg Hunt litter pick event in April at Coppice park was well received by children and adults alike.

·  There are lots of upcoming events, including Love NG3 at Brewsters Park on 10th August.

·  Ward Walks and Mapperley week of Action dates are yet to be confirmed.

 

(c)  St Ann’s

·  Following a spike in graffiti funding has been secured to lead on a Graffiti campaign covering Dales and Mapperley wards too. The campaign will start soon.

·  Councillors, ASB officers, Nottinghamshire police and other partners continue to work to ensure congregations of young people who are at risk of becoming involved in crime are offered other activities.

·  St Ann’s carnival will take place on 7 September. Volunteers are required to help with dressing the carnival float and costume making. Anyone interested can contact Michelle Graley

·  The final year of a three-year traffic survey is starting and there is also focus on creating a list of roads/streets with significant potholes.

 

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, and the content of data provided by CDP for each individual ward and the area  as a whole.

13.

Future Meeting Dates

To agree to meet on the following Tuesdays at 5.30pm:

 

3 September 2019

3 December 2019

3 March 2020

Minutes:

There was some discussion around holding the Area Committee meetings into the Wards at easily accessible venues within each Ward. Councillors agreed to consider the matter.

 

RESOLVED to meet on the following Tuesdays at 6pm:

3 September 2019

3 December 2019

3 March 2020

 

Venues to be confirmed.