Agenda and minutes

Funding Committee
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 October 2019 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 asked to declare any interests they may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No interests were declared.

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 question the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the 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it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items 6 and 7 which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local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RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority), the disclosure of which would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection Principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Items 6-8.

6.

Life Leisure/Stockport Council Partnership Delivery Plan 2019/2022

To consider a report by the Managing Director, Life Leisure

 

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated).  The report updated Members on the Partnership Delivery Plan between the Council and Life Leisure.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members commented that the new way of presenting the report enabled them to start seeing some trends.  Members acknowledged that this was raw data.

·         Members asked about the figures in Bramhall and why these have increased so much.  In response, Members were advised that a new employee was starting who was going to look at this and enable the trends and demographics to be more widely understood.

·         Members expressed that they would like to understand the value for money, and also that they appreciated the partnership working.

·         Members stated that they would like a section in the Strategic Priority 3 part of the report, which broke the information down into each quarter so that they could ask relevant questions.  In response, Members were advised that this was being worked on and would be brought to future committees.

·         A short discussion took place relating to the ‘fit and fed’ initiative.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Out Time Project Presentation

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Managing Director, Life Leisure presented a report (copies of which had been circulated) which updated Members on the development of the Our Time Project.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Life Leisure Trading Report to November 2019

To consider a report by the Managing Director, Life Leisure

 

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

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Managing Director, Life Leisure submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which updated Members on the financial highlights for the 8 months ending 30 November 2019.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members commented that considering the current financial climate, the figures were encouraging.

·         A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration provided a verbal update on Marple Pool.

·         A short discussion took place relating to the current contract position with Life Leisure.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.