Agenda and minutes

Castle, Hyson Green & Arboretum and Radford Area Committee
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 5.30 pm

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

Contact: Mark Leavesley 

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In the absence of Councillor Choudhry, the Vice-Chair, Councillor Khalil, chaired the meeting.


Apologies for absence


Councillor Bryan  -  other Council business

Councillor Choudhry  )  personal

Councillor Roberts  ) 


Declarations of interests

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 343 KB

Last meeting held on 12 June 2019 (for confirmation)


The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2019 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair presiding at the meeting.


Updates from previous meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB


a)  Community Representatives


As requested at the previous meeting, the list of Community Representatives, circulated with the agenda papers, now included the ward each was representing.


b)  Section 106 funding


Finance were still reformatting the data to match the new ward boundaries and, if available, this would be circulated with the minutes when published. If not, it would be submitted to a future meeting.


Issues raised by Community Representatives

Please notify the Neighbourhood Development Officer in advance of the meeting with any issues you wish to raise at the meeting


a)  Residents were concerned that rubbish left by students was not being dealt with effectively. It was stated that this is not just a Council Waste Management issue as responsibility also sits with landlords and agents.


  It was requested by Community Representatives that the Council raise the issue with landlords and agents by informing them of their responsibilities (although Community Protection Officers currently try to address any issues they come across).


b)  It was requested that an update on selective and HIMO licensing, including the responsibilities landlords and agents have, be submitted to a future meeting.


c)  Concerns were raised that there are not enough CPOs patrolling the Arboretum area, resulting in there being too much rubbish and often fires being started.


Police and Community Protection updates pdf icon PDF 222 KB


Inspector James Walker, Notts Police, and Rupinder Kooner and Ben Parrington, Senior Community Protection Officers, updated the Committee on the latest crime and anti-social behaviour statistics in the area, and responded to questions from the Councillors and Community Representatives.




(1)  to request that the Regional Licensing Manager submit a report in respect of Selective Licensing to the next meeting, detailing actions taken, statistics and figures for this area;


(2)  that the NDO be requested to invite a representative of the City Centre Team to future meetings to report on specific issues / data relating to the City Centre;


(3)  that while the attendance by Inspector Walker was appreciated by the Committee, he be requested to feed back to his colleagues that, due to the large, diverse area covered by this Committee, and the differing needs/issues of each area, Councillors felt attendance by Inspectors with a more specific area remit would be helpful.


Nottingham City Homes Update pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Report of the Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes

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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.


In response to a question, she stated that the ‘Arboretum ARC Project’ was a scheme under which City homes purchased properties from the City Council (usually empty properties purchased under compulsory purchase powers) and then made them available for private rental.




(1)  note the report and performance information;


(2)  approve £3,647.49 funding from the Castle budget towards clearing planters and providing a mix of planting and ornamental stones across Carter Gate, noting that this leaves a remaining nil balance for Castle ward.


Area Ward Report pdf icon PDF 505 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection


Linda Wright, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which highlighted current priorities and issues in the wards and issues being addressed through Neighbourhood Action Team meetings, and detailed forthcoming events and activities in the area.


During discussion, the following responses to questions were given:


·  the City has numerous events throughout the year, such as ‘Bands in the Park’, ‘South Asian Music Festival’ and ‘Curry in the Park’ (to be held on 12 October 2019);


·  future ward reports will include a short summary on employment and training in each ward;


·  consultation in respect of development proposals within the area forms part of the planning process and, due to the meeting timetable, would normally be too late to be part of the Area Committee process (although there is provision in Area Committee Terms of Reference to be consulted on proposals in their area if deadlines allow).


RESOLVED to note the report.


Area Capital Fund pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection


Gursharan Singh Nijran, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which detailed the latest proposals under the Area Capital Fund.




(1)  approve the following Castle ward schemes:





Cliff Road / Shortwood Close

Resident parking



Litterbin installation


Carter Gate

Public realm improvements



(2)  following the approvals in (1) above, note the remaining 2019/20 balances of £57,600 (Castle), £102,291 (Hyson Green & Arboretum) and £95,900 (Radford).


Ward Councillor Budget pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

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


In response to a question from Community Representatives, enquiring how to apply for funding, the NDO stated that application criteria guidance is appended to these minutes and application forms can be requested from the NDOs.


RESOLVED to note report.


Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at Loxley House, Station Street, NG2 3NG


The Committee noted that the next meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at Loxley House.