Agenda and minutes

Brinnington & Reddish Joint Ward Committee
Monday, 17th July, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Kate Butler be elected Chair of the joint ward committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

2.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 27 February 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

 

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Ward Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

One question was submitted relating to the installation of a bird hide in Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide advice to the questioner in respect to planning permission for the installation of a bird hide in Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Ward Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Ward Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

Minutes:

No ward funding applications were submitted.

4.(v)

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To consider any applications for funding from the Frank Bramwell Legacy Fund or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

 

1) Sunnyside Pond Drainage Work

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application on behalf of the Friends of Reddish Vale (copies of which had been circulated) to help support the project to undertake drainage work at Sunnyside Pond.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to make a payment of £4000.00 to the Friends of Reddish Vale to support a drainage project at Sunnyside Pond.

 

 

5.

Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth

Representatives of Savy have been invited to report of their off road bike project.

Minutes:

Representatives of Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth (SAVY) attended the meeting and made a presentation in respect to their off road bike project. Representatives of the group showed a video on the positive impact that the project had on young people and the benefits to the local community.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors welcomed and thanked SAVY for their presentation. The project had inspired many young people who had benefited from such a positive experience. They noted that 35 young people had been involved in the project

·         Councillors undertook to support the group in their desire to create facility in the Greater Manchester area.

·         The benefits to the wider community were evident, Councillors had received few if any complaints of motorbikes being rode illegally of dangerously in the local area.

 

RESOLVED – That the representative of SAVY be thanked for their attendance and presentation and that they be invited to attend a future meeting to report of the outcomes of the project and on the associated benefits to the wider community.

6.

Update on the Management of Reddish Vale Country Park

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will attend the meeting and provide an update on issues affecting the management of Reddish Vale Country Park.

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on issues relating to Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         A Family Fun Day had been held on Sunday 16th July 2017 which had proved to be a great success. It had been extremely well attended and opened by Andrew Gwynne MP.

·         The Toddler Group continued to meet at the Visitors Centre every Thursday morning.

·         It was agreed that an update be brought to the next meeting on works being undertaken to the toilets in the centre.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and all those volunteers involved in the arrangements for the Family Fund Day be congratulated on their efforts.

 

 

 

 

7.

Future Agenda Items

Councillors and members of the public are invited to suggest items for inclusion on future agendas.

Minutes:

Councillors and members of the public were invited to suggest items for inclusion on the agenda for future meetings of the Ward Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to program groups who have received Area Flexibility Funding to report back to future meetings of the Committee.