Agenda and draft minutes

Basford, Berridge and Sherwood Area Committee
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Mark Leavesley  0115 876 4302

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Toby Neal – Work Commitements

Maxine Leigh

14.

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.

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 440 KB

Last meeting held on 25 June 2019 (for confirmation)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 June2019 were confirmed as a true record and were signed by the Chair.


The Committee was pleased to hear that the flood alleviation programme has started and encouraged continued consultation and communication between the project managers and the public.  

16.

Items from Community Representatives

If you wish to raise an item at the meeting, please inform the Neighbourhood Development Officer at least 3 days prior to the meeting

Minutes:

Carol Mee from Carrington Tenant’s and Resident Association gave the Committee feedback on the second Carrington Festival. The event was a success with around 2,000 people in attendance. Planning has begun for 2020.

 

She also informed the Committee about the Advent Fair that would be taking place on 30th November at St John’s Church.

 

The Committee noted the information and thanked Carol for her attendance.

17.

Police and Community Protection

Minutes:

Inspector Gordon Fenwick, Nottinghamshire Police and Rupinder Kooner, Community Protection, updated the Committee on policing matters in the wards. Only the crime figures for Basford were available at the meeting. During discussion the following information was highlighted:

 

(a)  Overall Inspector Fenwick reported that crime figures were 41% down for Basford on this time last year, a total of 102 less victims of crime;

 

(b)  Due to the proactive work of the drugs team drugs offences are up 121%. Inspector Fenwick ask that the public continue to report offences, as within the last 90 days there had only been three drug related reports. The Police are especially keen to receive information on activities such as cannabis growing, and dealing;

 

(c)  The issue of quad bikes and motorcycle riders on Bagnall Road on a Sunday morning was raised. Residents have complained about the noise and the dangerous way the bikes are being ridden. The Committee asked that the issue be reported to the Motorbike Task Force to investigate and work to resolve;

 

(d)  There have been a number of operations around knives taking place. An ANPR camera was positioned within the area to find cars with weapons markers, metal detectors have been used in and around parks searching for discarded weapons, and Officers continue to engage  with students and pupils at the various schools within the area;

 

(e)  two new powers have come into place for CPO’s. There is the anti-idling powers and powers to deal with street traders. Local primary school children are being invited to design posters to advertise the new Anti-Idling powers, these will be put up throughout the area but the focus will be around schools;

 

The Committee welcomed the Anti-Idling powers in a bid to ensure clean air around schools and at other hot spots such as Hayden Road Crossing.

 

The Committee noted the information provided by Inspector Fenwick and Rupinder Kooner and thanked them for their attendance.

 

18.

Edwards Lane Community Centre: Proposed development pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Leigh Plant, Neighbourhood Development Officer presented the report on the Edwards Lane Community Centre: Proposed Development to the committee. She informed the Committee that Nottingham Mencap had stated that they would safeguard the community space, which would allow the maintenance of a lively presence within the community. This agreement will be written into the lease. The Committee agreed that maintenance of publicly available community space was a positive step.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(1)  Facilitate the change of ownership and management of the ELCC to Nottingham Mencap; and

 

(2)  Confirm support for this development to provide sustainable community space as part of a selective offer from the new management organisation.

19.

Nottingham City Homes pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Wade Adams, Area Housing Manager presented the report, which updated the committee on performance against key issues and themes linked to local priorities and NCH Strategic themes, and highlighted funds available to each ward for schemes in the local area.

 

The main summary updates covered capital programmes and major works, area regeneration and environmental key issues. Wade highlighted the NCH Women in Construction taster sessions taking place across the city every month for tenants and encouraged anyone interested to look at the website for more details.

 

Councillors were pleased at the high attendance at the Tenant and Leaseholder fun day, attended by over 2,500 people.

 

The committee noted the update and performance information provided.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  Note the remaining funds for 2019/2020 as follows:

·  Basford  -  £50,123.54

·  Berridge  -  £5,059.42

·  Sherwood   -  £28,298.29

 

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

Address

Request

Reason

Cost

Approval

Hollis Street

Contribution towards the fencing upgrade of the timber fencing to high quality metal

Improve the appearance and security in this area

£5,059.42

Approval

 

20.

Area Capital Fund pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Leigh Plant, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the Area Capital Fund report providing the councillors with the latest spend proposals under the Area Capital Fund, which included highways and footways. A revised appendix was circulated at the meeting detailing 2 additional schemes in the Basford area that had not previously been detailed in the published appendix.


RESOLVED to note the commitment of funds in Basford, Berridge and Sherwood Wards for 2019/20 as below:

 

Basford LTP Schemes

Location

Type

Estimate

Details

Vernon Road

road safety

£3,000

raise kerbs on build-out adjacent to Acton Avenue - lead service: Highway Maintenance

Percy Street

road safety

£2,588

install dropped kerbs at Percy St bus stop island to improve access - lead service: Public Transport

 

Berridge LTP Schemes

Location

Type

Estimate

Details

Berridge Ward parking

parking

£25,000

work on resident parking schemes in Exton Rd, Newfield Rd and Reigate Rd areas - lead service: Traffic Management

Berridge Ward road safety

road safety

£20,000

junction protection, keep clear and 20mph signs at identified locations across the ward - lead service: Road Safety

 

Sherwood LTP Schemes

Location

Type

Estimate

Details

Sherwood ward parking

parking

£7,000

contribution to resident parking (details to be confirmed) - lead service: Neighbourhood Management

 

Remaining available balances:

Basford   - £55,911

Berridge  - £34,753

Sherwood  - £86,300

21.

Ward Councillor Budget pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Leigh Plant introduced the Ward Councillor Budget report advising the Committee of the use of delegated authority by the Director of Neighbourhood Services for those projects funded by Ward Councillor Budgets.

 

The committee noted that they were pleased to see so many activities being ut on for young people in the area.

 

RESOLVED to note the actions agreed by the Director of Community Protection in respect of projects and schemes within the Basford, Berridge and Sherwood wards for the financial year 2019/20 as detailed below:

 

Basford

Date Approved

Allocated Schemes

Councillors

Amount (total)

7/6/19

Lining for Sports Hall – NG Community Hub

Cllrs Woodings, Raine and Mumtaz

1000

 

Berridge

Date Approved

Allocated Schemes: Berridge Ward

Councillors

Amount (total)

28/05/19

Hyson Green Cultural Festival

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

1,123

28/05/19

Berridge Unity Fun Day

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

1,170

22/07/19

Craft Workshops

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

500

22/07/19

Youth Sessions

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

1,200

25/07/19

Summer Play Scheme

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

800

25/07/19

Colour of love Publication

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

500

25/07/19

India Independence Event

Cllrs Neal, Kandola & Quddoos

250

 

Sherwood

Date Approved

Allocated Schemes: Sherwood Ward

Councillors

Amount (total)

7/6/19

St John’s Community Café and Carrington Festival

Cllrs Williams, Matsiko and O’Grady

£800

1/8/19

Youth Activities

Cllrs Williams, Matsiko and O’Grady

£3000

1/8/19

An-Nisa Women’s Network Community Eid

Cllrs Williams, Matsiko and O’Grady

£250

1/8/19

ELTRA Fun Days X 3 2019

Cllrs Williams, Matsiko and O’Grady

£1500

 

22.

Ward Reports pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Leigh Plant, Neighbourhood Development Officer introduced the Ward Reports and gave an overview of some of the highlights and concerns within the three wards.

 

RESOLVED to note the updates for the current priorities and issues within Basford, Berridge and Sherwood Wards. 

 

23.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting will be held at 6.00pm on Wednesday 12 December 2019 at a venue to be agreed

Minutes:

Councillors commented that this meeting clashes with another community meeting. there was discussion around the possibility of changing which Wednesday the meeting falls on and the venue of the next meetings.

 

The date and venue of the next meeting will be communicated to all Committee members, Community Representative and regular attenders once they have been confirmed.