Agenda and minutes

Funding Committee
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 20 February 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

Councillor Helen Foster-Grime expressed concern that the minutes did not entirely reflect the discussions held and that some of the questions and points of concern that she had raised had not been recorded.

 

The Chair reminded Councillor Foster-Grime that due to confidentiality and the fact that the public were often excluded from the meeting the minutes did not always reflect all the points raised or discussed during the course of a meeting. He confirmed that he would ask the Deputy Chief Executive to give consideration as to how questions raised by Councillors can be answered in a systematic why which may not always be referred to in the minutes.

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.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the 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 card provided.  These are available at 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.

5.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items 6 and 7 which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 6’ Partnership Delivery Plan’ and agenda item 7 ‘Brinnington Park Leisure Complex – 1st Year of Operation.’

6.

Partnership Delivery Plan

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration. (To Follow)

 

The Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: - Peter Ashworth on Tel: 474 2392 or email: peter.ashworth@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated). The report outlined the proposed new Partnership Delivery Plan between the Council and Life Leisure for the period 1st April 2019 and March 2022.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors welcomed the fact that the report had been produced and noted that when updates were reported to future meetings, a separate finance report would be produced by the Director of Finance.

·         Councillors asked that the date which informed the production of the plan and the selection of the key indicators be reported to the next meeting.

·         It was suggested that whilst the strategic objectives should be welcomed it was imperative that the organisation receive appropriate financial support from the Council to enable them to deliver on them.

·         Councillors expressed concern about the continued closure of Marple Pool and at the lack of progress that had been made in the previous 12 months. The representative of the Corporate Director explained that the ward Councillors had recently received an update and that a detailed report would be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Brinnington Park Leisure Complex - 1st Year of Operation

To consider a presentation by the Managing Director, Life Leisure.

Minutes:

A representative of the Life Leisure made a presentation in respect to the performance of the Brinnington Park Leisure Complex in the 1st year of operation.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The Committee discussed the strategic priorities which included maintain physical access to a comprehensive range of facilities and carrying out projects relating to the Active Communities Strategy.

·         The desire to produce service standards which exceed customer expectations was welcomed.

·         Councillors noted the steady increase in membership and heard how the company would attempt to grow the membership over the forthcoming year.

·         The wider benefits to the local community – including links with schools, links with GP’s and a high percentage of staff employed from the local area.

·         Councillors welcomed the positive impact of the Paris scheme both on resident’s physical but also mental health.

·         Councillors discussed a recent incident of anti-social behaviour and the response of the Company.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Dates of Future Meetings

To note dates of future meetings as follows:-

 

·         9 October 2019 at 10.00am

·         12 February 2019 at 10.00am

·         15 April 2019 at 10.00am

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the dates for future meeting of the Committee be noted.