Agenda

Stepping Hill Area Committee - Tuesday, 21st June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

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

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2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 April 2022.

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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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5.

Urgent Decisions

To report that the Deputy Chief Executive has taken urgent action under the Constitution to make a grant of £300 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of organising a street party for the Queen’s Jubilee on Friday 3rd June 2022 for the residents of Chatsworth Road and a grant of £490 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of organising a street party for the Queen’s Jubilee on Thursday 2nd June 2022, including an event in Poise Brook Park.

 

The decisions were taken as urgent action as the events was due to take place in advance of this meeting of the Area Committee and as such, the ordinary approval process could not be followed.

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6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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6.(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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6.(iii)

Petitions

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

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6.(iv)

Open Forum - Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund Update pdf icon PDF 363 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Place Management.

 

This report updates Members regarding the progress of the Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund since it launched in November 2021. It provides an overview of how the funding scheme works, examples of projects already funded by the scheme, eligibility for funding, details of how the fund has been allocated and where, and how Members can help promote the take-up of the CAN Fund.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Nick Leslie by email nick.leslie@stockport.gov.uk

 

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6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Shahnameh pdf icon PDF 629 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Shahnameh for a grant of £90 (Hazel Grove ward allocation only) towards the cost of a half a day festival on 15 May 2022 ‘Celebrating Diversity’  to help people integrate in the society and come out of isolation, connecting with each other. The festival would be a half a day festival / celebration for over 200 people with talks, music and Q&A sessions, reading poetry in English and Persian, so language barrier in Persian speaking communities will be addressed.

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6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Lisburne School pdf icon PDF 573 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Lisburne School for a grant of £1,000 (Offerton ward allocation only) towards the cost of purchasing two defibrillators for the Lisburne school sites. All of the 170 children who attend Lisburne have Special Educational Needs and many have serious medical conditions.

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6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Renew Stockport - Iranian Community Support

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Renew Stockport – Iranian Community Support for a grant towards the cost of training amateur actors (refugees & asylum seekers) to perform a drama for Farsi speakers in Stockport.

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Non-Executive Business

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7.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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8.

Planning Appeal, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

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 Werneth Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

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

 

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Executive Business

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9.

Arundel Avenue, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 295 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report seeks approval for the construction of and costs to address an anomaly with an existing disabled bay and a dropped-kerb facility.

 

The Area Committee is requested to give consideration to a proposal to address an anomaly with existing disabled bay markings and approve the cost for a dropped-kerb facility at a cost of £2,000 to be funded from the Area Committee's Delegated Budget (Hazel Grove ward allocation).

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Dropped Kerbs - Catherine Street, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report seeks approval for the introduction of lowered kerbs toe entrance to Commercial Road apartments on the eastern side of Catherine Street to aid accessibility.

 

The Area Committee is requested to give consideration to a proposal to introduce lowered kerbs toe entrance to Commercial Road apartments on the eastern side of Catherine Street to aid accessibility at a cost of £1,103.15 to be funded from the Area Committee's Delegated Budget (Hazel Grove ward allocation).

 

Officer Contact: Gillian Kidd on 0161 474 4848 or email: gillian.kidd@stockport.gov.uk

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The provision of bulbs to friends' groups and other parties pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides an update on bulb provision to local community groups and for local initiatives.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report and agree whether it wished to make an allocation from its Delegated Budget towards the provision of additional bulb planting within its area.

 

Officer contact: Peter Cooke on 0161 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Parks Event Application - Summer Fun at Torkington Park pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report sets out an application received by the Council from SKC Leisure to hold a Summer Fun week at Torkington Park from 30th July until 7th August 2022.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application subject to the organiser producing the appropriate health & safety documentation, insurances being in place and paying the fee.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email:  jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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13.

Area Committee Ward Highway Spokespersons

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Director of Place Management can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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14.

Nominations to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Georgia Latham on 0161 474 3229 or email: georgia.latham@stockport.gov.uk  

 

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Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Georgia Latham on 0161 474 3229 or email:  georgia.latham@stockport.gov.uk

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