Agenda and minutes

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee - Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235)

Items
No. Item

7.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Ian Hunter be elected Chair of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee for the duration of the meeting.

Councillor Ian Hunter in the Chair

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 7 November 2022 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 interest which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

Personal interests

 

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Anna Charles-Jones

 

 

 

Jilly Julian

 

 

Agenda item 6(ii) ‘St Catherine’s Church’ as she knew of the applicant.

 

Agenda item 6(i) ‘Abney Scout & Guide Training and Residential Centre’ as she knew of the applicant.

 

The following interests were declared:

3.

Urgent decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the constitution.

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 Sub 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 in the powers or duties of the Sub Committee, subject to the exclusions set out within the Code of Practice.

 

No public questions were submitted.

5.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director - Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer.

 

The Sub Committee are asked to consider and agree updated Terms of Reference of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee (shown as tracked changes) following amendments made to the aims that projects should seek to support by members of the Cheadle Area Committee at their meeting held on 29 November 2022.

 

The Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee is recommended to agree the Terms of Reference.

 

Officer contact: Charlotte Griffin 0161 474 3235 | charlotte.griffin@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Assistant Director for Legal and Democratic Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing updated Terms of Reference of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee (shown as tracked changes) following amendments made to the aims that projects should seek to support by members of the Cheadle Area Committee at their meeting held on 29 November 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Sub Committee Terms of Reference be agreed.

6.

Applications for funding from the Brookfield Shiers Family Trust pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director - Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer.

 

The report details a number of applications received for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, and asks that the Sub Committee consider the applications in line with the charitable objectives of the Trust.

 

The Sub Committee are recommended to:

 

(1)  note the amendments made to the aims that projects should seek to support by members of the Cheadle Area Committee at their meeting held on 29 November 2022; and

 

(2)  determine the applicationsfor funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust.

 

Officer contact: Charlotte Griffin 0161 474 3235 | charlotte.griffin@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Assistant Director for Legal and Democratic Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a number of applications received for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, and recommended that the Sub Committee consider the applications in line with the charitable objectives of the Trust.

6.(ii)

St Catherine's Church pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust received from St Catherine’s Church for a grant of £2,500 (inclusive of VAT) towards the cost of a set of automatic doors in the foyer of St Catherine’s Church.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Assistant Director for Legal and Democratic Governance submitted an application received on behalf of St Catherine’s Church (copies of which had been circulated) which sought funding to improve the accessibility of the church through the installation of a set of automatic doors in the foyer of the church.

 

The applicant attended the meeting to speak to the application and respond to questions from the Sub Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from St Catherine’s Church, Cheadle, for a grant of £2,500 towards the cost of a set of automatic doors in the foyer of St Catherine’s Church.

6.(i)

Abney Scout & Guide Training and Residential Centre pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To consider an application for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust received from Abney Scout & Guide Training and Residential Centre for a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of updating and modernising the centre’s existing toilets, disabled toilet, and shower facilities.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Assistant Director for Legal and Democratic Governance submitted an application received on behalf of Abney Scout & Guide Training and Residential Centre (copies of which had been circulated) which sought funding to enhance the community facility by updating and modernising the centre’s existing toilets, disabled toilet, and shower facilities.

 

The applicant attended the meeting to speak to the application and respond to questions from the Sub Committee.

 

Members welcomed the application and proposals to enhance this important community facility for its users. It was noted that the application requested a significant amount of funding from the Trust, and consideration was given to maintaining the sustainability and integrity of the Trust fund in enabling the Trust to continue to support projects. The applicant was also encouraged to explore other opportunities for funding, and the Sub Committee welcomed further updates on the project as it progressed.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Abney Scout & Guide Training and Residential Centre for a grant of £6,000 towards the cost of updating and modernising the centre’s existing toilets, disabled toilet, and shower facilities.