Agenda and minutes

Brinnington & Reddish Joint Ward Committee
Monday, 4th September, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 17 July 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

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.

3.

Community Engagement

3.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

Minutes:

No announcements were made.

3.(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 fly tipping in Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to investigate the concerns raised and provide a written response.

 

3.(iii)

Petitions

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

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

3.(iv)

Ward Flexibility Funding

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that there were no funding applications to consider.

3.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding Feedback - Men in Sheds

Representatives from the Group will attend the meeting to discuss how they used their grant to support a project to repair and maintain bicycles in an effort to help the community keep fit and protect the environment.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed representatives of the Men in Sheds organisation who attended the meeting to report back on how they had spent the £750.00 awarded to them from the Area Flexibility Fund in 2017.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The grant had predominantly been used to purchase consumables for the repair of bikes but some funds had also been used for marketing and advertising the group in the local community.

·         The group had now been in existence for two years and totalled ten members/volunteers. Although there was only one specialist bike mechanic all members were developing their skills.

·         One of the group’s main ambitions was to expand and do more in the Brinnington community, participating in events to promote the work of the group – it was hoped that this would be effectual in 2018. The group hoped to secure further funding from a variety of sources to support this ambition.

·         The group enabled socially isolated individuals not only to come together and socialise with others but also enabled them to make a contribution to the good of the community.

 

RESOLVED – That the representatives of Men in Sheds be thanked for their attendance and presentation and that they be congratulated for the excellent work they undertake.

3.(vi)

Frank Bramwell Legacy Fund pdf icon PDF 35 KB

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the Friends of the Vale who were seeking funding to support a project to replace the palisade fencing on Mill Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to make a grant of £2015.50 from the Frank Bramwell Legacy Fund to the Friends of the Vale to support the project for the replacement of the palisade fencing on Mill Lane.

4.

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 attended the meeting and provided an update on issues affecting Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

 

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Future Agenda Items

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reminded Councillors that groups who had benefited from a grant from the ward flexibility fund would be invited to future meetings to provide feedback.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.