Agenda and minutes

Brinnington & Reddish Joint Ward Committee
Monday, 9th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor David Wilson be elected Chair of the Brinnington and Reddish Joint Ward Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 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

5.

Chair's Announcements

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

Minutes:

No announcements were made.

6.

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.

 

No public questions were submitted.

6.(i)

Petitions

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

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

7.

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 submitted a ward funding application on behalf of the Heaton Norris Community Centre (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding towards the cost of a trip to Liverpool Museum of Slavery in connection with Black History Month.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            That a grant of £700 (Brinnington & Central Ward) be made to the Heaton Norris Community Centre.

 

(ii)          That the application be referred for consideration to the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee to enable the Heatons North and Reddish South wards to determine if they wish to make a grant.

 

8.

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:

Representatives of the Friends of Reddish Vale attended the meeting and provided an update on matters relating to Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         The summer fun day had to be cancelled at a substantial cost, due to extremely adverse weather conditions.

·         An apple day had been planned instead on 22nd September, when it was hoped that those stall holders who had lost out on the summer fun day could attend.  The Friends of Reddish Vale requested that Members mention the apple day to as many people as possible in order to maximise attendance.

·         New ironwork had been installed at the park and this had improved the area’s appearance.

·         There had been an increase in fly tipping .  There had been a number of prosecutions but it remained very difficult to identify the culprits.  Members stated that there was a government website where licensed waste carriers were listed and that this should be promoted.

·         The Friends of Reddish Vale advised that it was very easy to report fly tipping and it was important that every incidence should be reported.

·         Members emphasised that they were very grateful for the continued work carried out by the Friends of Reddish Vale and all the volunteers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and that the representatives of the Friends of Reddish Vale be thanked for their attendance and presentation.

 

9.

Date of the next meeting and Future Agenda Items pdf icon PDF 588 KB

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)            That the next meeting of the Brinnington & Reddish Joint Ward Committee be held on 25 November 2019.

(ii)          That the National Grid be considered as a future agenda item.