Agenda and draft minutes

Berridge and Sherwood Area Committee
Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Indian Community Centre - ICCA. View directions

Contact: Phil Wye  Email: phil.wye@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

24.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Councillor Mohammed Ibrahim – unwell

Moby Farrands

Rupinder Kooner

Janet Tewkesbury

25.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

26.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2018, for confirmation

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

27.

Local policing update

Verbal update

Minutes:

Sergeant Nicholas Wealthall, Nottinghamshire Police, gave a verbal update on local police and crime in the Sherwood ward, highlighting the following:

 

(a)  overall crime has seen a reduction of 4.7% since the same time last year, with reductions in violence, theft (including shop theft), vehicle crime and hate crime;

(b)  burglary has increased by 5 offences, and there has been an increase in criminal damage. Ongoing support is offered to burglary dwelling victims;

(c)  there was a spike in auto-crime earlier in the year. An increase in high visibility patrols in the area managed to reduce these.

 

Inspector Riz Khan, Nottinghamshire Police, gave a verbal update on local police and crime in the Berridge ward, highlighting the following:

 

(d)  compared to this time last year there have been 98 fewer crimes overall, including burglary, robbery, violent crime and auto-crime;

(e)  there have also been reductions in hate crime and anti-social behaviour;

(f)  two offenders have been recently arrested for dwelling burglary in the Radford and Park ward, close to the Berridge ward;

(g)  plain clothes evening patrols are targeting high-risk individuals who have been recently released from prison, to check that they are complying with any curfews;

(h)  Operation Lumination has conducted uniform and plain-clothed patrols targeting burglary, drug, antisocial  and vehicle offending;

(i)  social media campaigns have increased with advice to keep safe, particularly in the run up to Christmas.

 

RESOLVED to thank Sergeant Wealthall and Inspector Khan for the information provided.

28.

Ward Reports pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Beth Hanna, Neighbourhood Development Officer, introduced the report focussing on current priorities and issues facing the Berridge and Sherwood wards and giving details of forthcoming events and activities.

 

It was noted that in addition to the events listed in the report, the Local Access Forum is organising a walk around Sherwood on 12 January at 10.30am, beginning at St John’s Church, Carrington.

 

CPO Kelly McCoy then provided an update on Community Protection in the wards, providing the Committee with figures for Fixed Penalty Notices, fly-tip investigations, messy gardens, Community Protection Notice Warnings and Community Protection Notices.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  note the progress on ward priorities and other supporting information including the issues being addressed by each Neighbourhood Action Team;

(2)  note the current performance data;

(3)  note the Respect Plans for each ward.

29.

Updates and items of good news from community representatives

Minutes:

Carol Mee reported that CTARA has been working with St John’s Church on tidy-up sessions. They held an advent fair on 10 December which was a success.

30.

Blue Green Infrastructure Project pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Richard Campbell, Flood Mitigation Manager

Minutes:

Richard Campbell, Flood Mitigation Manager, introduced the report and gave a presentation which detailed the Blue Green Infrastructure Project, a scheme to alleviate flooding along stretches of the Day Brook and River Leen watercourses. The following information was highlighted:

 

(a)  the project has an allocation of £2.5m, made up between FDGiA (central government ‘Flood Defence Grant in Aid’, Local Levy (locally raised income for local priorities) and the European Regional Development Fund;

(b)  100 projects will be better protected from flooding following the scheme’s completion;

(c)  the project will also open up land which is currently unviable for development due to it being classified as flood plain. It covers three sites on the Day Brook and two on the River Leen;

(d)  the project will also deliver benefits such as environmental enhancements, improved biodiversity, habitat creation and improved public access to open spaces;

(e)  the aim is to re-naturalise watercourses, thereby slowing the flow and lessening bank erosion;

(f)  the project delivery is dependant on a successful business case, due to be approved in March 2019.

 

Events will be planned for affected residents once the business case has been approved.

 

RESOLVED to note the information provided, and note that a further update will be provided at the March 2019 meeting.

 

31.

Nottinghamshire, WW1 Roll of Honour Centenary Memorial Project pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Corporate Director for Commercial and Operations

Minutes:

Eddie Curry, Head of Parks, Open Spaces & Investment Funding, introduced the report providing a detailed overview of the Nottinghamshire WW1 Roll of Honour Centenary Memorial Project and seeking support from the Committee and local community groups. The following information was highlighted:

 

(a)  there is no one place that contains a definitive list of all the over 14,000 fallen from World War 1 from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. This monument will provide a befitting and lasting commemoration of these people who lost their lives;

(b)  the location of the memorial will be the Memorial Gardens at Victoria Embankment;

(c)  other options were considered than a permanent memorial structure, such as a digital projection or web-based roll of honour, but the permanent structure was considered the most accessible and suitably respectful solution;

(d)  the design has been through a competition and consultation process, and planning approval has now been secured. Full construction should begin in the new year in time for a dedication during Armed Forces Week;

(e)  the estimated working budget for the memorial is £320,000. The majority of this is funded jointly by contributions from Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and all 7 Borough and District Councils in Nottinghamshire;

(f)  the remaining funds will come from charitable donations from local businesses and public donations. Anyone wishing to donate to the project can do so online at http://nosf.org.uk/roll-of-honour.html or by cheque;

(g)  if people wish to check that their relative’s name will be included on the memorial, there is a roll of honour on the county council’s website, and this can be added to if anybody is missing from the list: http://secure.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/rollofhonour

 

RESOLVED to note the report and help support the promotion of the project within the local community.

32.

Nottingham City Homes updates and approvals pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Report of the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Wade Adams, Nottingham City Homes (NCH), introduced the report providing updates on key issues and themes which link back to local priorities and the strategic themes for NCH. The following information was highlighted:

 

(a)  mast climbers will be removed within the next two months from the two high rise towers at Winwood Heights;

(b)  works to install the fire sprinklers at Winchester and Woodthorpe Courts started in October. It is expected that installation will take one working day per flat;

(c)  work approved at Maud and Constance Street is now complete and has been positively received, and boundary works to Archdale Road are on site with a scheduled completion of mid-September;

(d)  NCH is supportive of tenants affected by Universal Credit and will work with them to claim and to avoid eviction.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  note the performance information in the appendices to the report;

(2)  note the allocation of funds for 2018/19, as detailed below:

Ward

Actual Budget

Schemes approved

Schemes committed

Remaining budget

Sherwood

£75,058.73

£75,058.73

£54,058.73

£0

Berridge

£8,010.79

£8,010.79

£0

£0

 

(3)  approve the Area Capital Programme funding request set out below:

 

Address

Request

Reason

Cost

Gunthorpe Drive –Sherwood

To construct new brick archways and pillars, with new gates and fencing to the properties adjacent to the prison.

Improve security and help reduce illicit activity in this area.

£54,058.73

 

33.

Area based Grant

Verbal update from Jawaid Khalil, NG7 Training, Employment and Advice

Minutes:

Jawaid Khalil, NG7 Training, Employment and Advice, provided a verbal update highlighting the following:

 

(a)  all of NG7’s targets for use of the Area Based Grant are on course to be met. This is the final year of the 3 year cycle;

(b)  some additional funding is available where money has not been spent, and where some Community Associations have come back under city council control. Jawaid will work with Neighbourhood Development Officers to determine where this money could best be spent;

(c)  take up of the small grants project run by NG7 has not been very high. Groups will be approached to see if these grants could be useful to them. This was originally intended to focus on fuel poverty and isolation but can be flexible in its use.

 

Councillors suggested that they would like involvement in the small grant allocation.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  note the information provided;

(2)  for the Chair of the Committee to work with NG7 to coordinate the small grants project.

34.

Area Capital Fund pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Beth Hanna, Neighbourhood Development Officer, introduced the report providing councillors with the latest spend proposals under the Area Capital Fund including highways and footways.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  approve the Area Capital Fund programme of schemes for Berridge and Sherwood Wards as set out below:

 

Berridge LTP schemes

Location

Type

Date prioritised

Estimate

Details

Wycliffe Street/High Church Street area

Junction protection

07/08/2018

£12,500

Double-yellow line scheme at junction of High Church St and Gawthorne St with Duke St and Wycliffe St

Westbury Road area

Road safety

09/11/2018

£6,919

Tactile crossings at identified locations across the ward


Berridge Public Realm schemes

Location

Type

Date prioritised

Estimate

Details

Berridge ward

Tree works

22/11/2018

£18,929

Tree works at identified locations across the ward

Chard Street Park

Resurfacing

20/12/2018

£3,800

Resurfacing of Chard Street Park

Teesdale Road

Grit bin

20/12/2018

£505

Additional grit bin on Teesdale Rd

 

Berridge withdrawn schemes

Location

Type

Reason

Amount

Details

Austen Avenue area

Survey

Change to terms of survey

£2,094

Survey to evaluate parking issues at Austen Avenue

Berridge Ward crossings

Dropped crossing

Funding not now required

£1,500

Scoping exercise for the provision of dropped crossings across the ward

Carver Street

Area improvement

Underspend

£831

Contribution to public realm improvement scheme in partnership with NCH



Sherwood LTP schemes

Location

Type

Date prioritised

Estimate

Details

Fairbank Crescent

Footpath

06/11/2018

£5,986

Surface treatment of footpaths on Fairbank Crescent

Sherwood ward parking

Parking

06/12/2018

£20,000

Implementation of resident parking schemes at identified locations in the ward, subject to consultation.

 

(2)  note the commitment of funds in Berridge and Sherwood wards as set out below:


Berridge

2018-2019 LTP allocation

£70,100

LTP carried forward from 2017-2018

£0

2018-2019 Public Realm allocation

£26,944

Public Realm carried forward from 2017-2018

£1,372

Total available 2018-2019 ACF

£98,416

Less LTP schemes

-£33,519

Less Public Realm schemes

-£26,494

Decommitted funds

+£4,425

Remaining available balance

£42,828

LTP element remaining

£40,175

Public Realm element remaining

£2,653

 

Sherwood

2018-2019 LTP allocation

£54,100

LTP carried forward from 2017-2018

£40,899

2018-2019 Public Realm allocation

£20,736

Public Realm carried forward from 2017-2018

£55,949

Total available 2018-2019 ACF

£171,684

Less LTP schemes

-£84,036

Less Public Realm schemes

-£0

Decommitted funds

+£941

Remaining available balance

£88,589

LTP element remaining

£10,963

Public Realm element remaining

£77,626

 

35.

Ward Councillor Budget pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Beth Hanna, Neighbourhood Development Officer, introduced the report advising the Committee of the use of delegated authority by the Director of Neighbourhood Services for those projects funded by Ward Councillor budgets.

 

RESOLVED to note the actions agreed by the Director of Neighbourhood Services in respect of projects and schemes within the Berridge and Sherwood wards, as detailed below:

 

Berridge

Date approved

Allocated schemes

Councillors

Amount

23/08/18

Safety sessions/Garden

Ibrahim, Jones & Neal

£960

14/09/18

Anti poverty event

Ibrahim, Jones & Neal

£500

14/09/18

Centre Improvements

Ibrahim, Jones & Neal

£1,500

14/09/18

Seeds Foundation Homework Club

Ibrahim, Jones & Neal

£1,500

23/09/18

Black History events

Ibrahim, Jones & Neal

£630

 

Balance brought forward 2017/18

£24,128

 

Allocation 2018/19

£15,000

 

Total available allocation

£39,128

 

Total de-committed

£0

 

Total allocated at 01/11/18

£27,709

 

Total unallocated at 01/11/18

£11,419

 

Sherwood

Date approved

Allocated schemes

Councillors

Amount

10/10/18

ELETRA Fun Day

Urquhart, Parbutt & Williams

£500

19/10/18

Friends of Woodthorpe Park

Urquhart, Parbutt & Williams

£500

19/10/18

Survivor Management Programme (Support for Survivors)

Urquhart, Parbutt & Williams

£200

19/10/18

A Place in the World

Urquhart, Parbutt & Williams

£3,000

19/10/18

Hood Street Park consultation

Urquhart, Parbutt & Williams

£300

 

Balance brought forward 2017/18

£24,128

 

Allocation 2018/19

£15,000

 

Total available allocation

£39,128

 

Total de-committed

£0

 

Total allocated at 01/11/18

£27,709

 

Total unallocated at 01/11/18

£11,419