Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Review Panel - The Evening/Night Time Economy
Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the agenda items for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Paul Richards,

Director of Development

and Regeneration

Agenda item 5 - ‘Rationale for the Review, Background and Scoping’ as a Director of the Stockport Hotel Management Company Limited Board.

 

2.

Scrutiny Review Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out the Scrutiny Review Procedure Rules and suggests that the Panel should adopt them for the purpose of conducting the review.

 

The Panel are requested to formally adopt the Scrutiny Review Panel Procedure Rules for the purpose of conducting the review.

 

Officer contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Panel to agree a set of procedures to be adhered to for the conduct of the review.

 

RESOLVED – That the Scrutiny Review Panel Procedure Rules, as set out in the report, be adopted.

3.

Rationale for the Review, Background and Scoping pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report is designed to assist the Panel to scope the review and determine the areas which they wish to explore and scrutinise further.

 

The Panel is recommended to consider the information in the report and agree the focus for the review.

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the background to the selection of the Review Topic and requesting that the Panel give consideration to the scope of the proposed review, its aims and its objectives.

 

An update on the wider programme for district centres was due to be submitted to the Economy & Regeneration and Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committees in December in order to ensure that all Members of those Committees had oversight of the different elements of the district centres and were able to shape it as it developed. To avoid duplication it was therefore recommended that District Centres did not form part of the review into the Evening and Night Time Economy and the review focussed solely on Stockport town centre. This was supported by the Panel.

 

RESOLVED –  (1) That approval be given to the broad, scope, aims and objectives of the Review, as detailed in Section 4 of the report, namely to review the draft Stockport Town Centre Evening and Night Time Economy Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2022 and in particular the following:-

 

·         Relevance of the strategy and action plan in creating a vibrant, thriving and sustainable evening economy

·         Progress so far in achieving the objectives linked to the five themes of the Strategy in as much as they relate to Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny:-

 

1.    Wellbeing – successful destinations are safe and welcoming with all sectors playing their part in delivering high standards of customer care.

 

2.    Movement – getting home safely after an evening out is crucial, as is the ability to move around the centre on foot with ease.

 

3.    Appeal – successful destinations offer a vibrant choice of leisure and entertainment for a diversity of ages, groups, lifestyles and cultures.

 

4.    Place – successful areas are alive during the day, as well as in the evening. They contain a blend of overlapping activities that encourage people to mingle and enjoy the place. They reinforce the character and identity of the area as well as flair and imagination in urban design for the night.

 

5.    The Policy Envelope – an after hours policy that shows a clear strategy based on sound research, integrated public policy and a successful multi-sector partnership.

 

(2) That the Purple Flag Assessors’ report be forwarded to Members of the Panel.