Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 4.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Anna Charles-Jones be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Charles-Jones in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Keith Holloway be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2020.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 March 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Carole McCann

Agenda Item 7(v) ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Heald Green Christmas Committee’ as a member of the Committee.

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

David Meller and Tom Morrison

Agenda Item 10 ‘Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Annual Report 2019/20’ as Directors of Cheadle FM, one of the recipients of funding from the Trust.

 

5.

Urgent Decisions

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

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No urgent decisions were reported.

6.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the Area Committee’s delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

With regard to the unauthorised incursion at Diamond Jubilee Park, Cheadle, a representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that the Council’s Neighbourhoods Team was aware of the encampment and was liaising with colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and the Council’s Public Health Department. Public Health Officers had been requested to carry out a welfare assessment and this was expected to happen no later than 17 June 2020. Once it was known whether there were any needs that required addressing, the Council would consider the most appropriate next steps.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the update on the unauthorised incursion at Diamond Jubilee Park, Cheadle be noted and Members of the Area Committee be kept up to date with developments.

 

7.

Community Engagement

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7.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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The Chair reported on the success of Cheadle FM, a local community radio station, which had been established in May following a grant of £5,480 from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust.

7.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area 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.

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No public questions were submitted.

7.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

7.(iv)

Open Forum

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation has indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

7.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Heald Green Christmas Committee pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Heald Green Christmas Committee in connection with an event for the switch on for the Christmas lights on 29 November 2020.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application received on behalf of the Heald Green Christmas Committee in connection with an event for the switch on for the Christmas lights on 29 November 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from the Heald Green Christmas Committee for a grant of £2,485.32 from the Ward Flexibility Budget in connection with an event for the switch on for the Christmas lights on 29 November 2020, to be funded from the Head Green Ward allocation.

Non-Executive Business

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8.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

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There were no development applications to consider.

9.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions; lists current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Cheadle Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

The Area Committee acting in its capacity as trustee of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust

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10.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services

 

The report advises the Area Committee of the financial standing of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust and requests Members to formally adopt the Financial Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 which can be found at Appendix One.

 

The Area Committee is further requested to consider the position of the Fund in real terms and to advise as to the investment strategy that they wish to follow.

 

Officer Contact: Paula McDonald on 0161 474 4708 or email: paula.mcdonald@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Borough Treasurer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) advising the Scrutiny Committee of the financial standing of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust and requesting Members to formally adopt the Financial Accounts of the Trust for the year ending 31 March 2020 which were attached as Appendix One to the report. The Scrutiny Committee was requested to consider the position of the Fund in real terms and to advise as to the investment strategy that they wished to follow.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)  That the Financial Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020, attached as Appendix One to the report, be formally adopted.

 

(3)  That the Area Committee’s decision to allocate £50,000 from the Trust to support voluntary groups for children and young people, young carers, addressing loneliness amongst children and young people, and supporting sports groups for people of all ages be reaffirmed.

 

(4)  That the sub-group previously established to consider applications for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, comprising Councillor Anna Charles-Jones, Keith Holloway and John Pantall, be reconvened to consider the distribution of the Trust during 2020/21.

 

(5)  That the current investment policy be retained.

Executive Business

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11.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons

The Area committee is invited to nominate Ward spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward spokespersons for the Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North and Heald Green Wards.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3207 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons/joint Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters in the Cheadle area for 2020/21:-

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic issues for 2020/21:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward – Councillor  Keith Holloway

Cheadle Hulme North Ward – Councillors David Meller and Tom Morrison

Heald Green Ward – Councillor Anna Charles-Jones