Agenda and draft minutes

Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 21st March, 2019 6.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Items
No. Item

HCc/38/03/19

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Meadowcroft and Councillor M Temple, Councillor I Chambers attended as substitute.

 

HCc/39/03/19

Minutes

To sign the minutes HCc/29/1/19 to HCc/37/1/19 of the meeting of this Committee held on 24 January 2019 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes HCc/29/01/19 to HCc/37/01/19 of the meeting of this Committee held on 24 January 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

HCc/40/03/19

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.

HCc/41/03/19

Portfolio Holder Update pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To receive a verbal update and ask questions of the Communities Portfolio Holder.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies were received from the Communities Portfolio Holder.

 

The Committee received an update from and asked questions of the Assistant Director Community Services on the following matters:

 

·         Leisure and Communities have worked with Action with Communities in Cumbria to secure additional funding for programmes in Shap and Dufton;

 

·         Eden District Council has contributed to funding to provide an Armed Forces Co-ordinator;

 

·         a Rural Pools Network has been established with support from Action with Communities in Cumbria.  Eden District Council has assisted with the production of leaflets;

 

·         funding of £10,000 has been secured for play equipment in Castle Park; and

 

·         Neighbourhood plans.

 

The Assistant Director Community Services offered to provide a briefing paper on Neighbourhood plans.

 

The Assistant Director Community Services stated that written responses will be provided for the following matters:

 

·         what events will be supported by the grant funding agreed for Art and Leisure Activities?

 

·         has the meeting between Eden District Council and Greenwich Leisure Ltd in respect of the leisure contract taken place?

 

·         have there been any complaints regarding the changes to the fees and charges for the leisure facilities?

 

·         what sports activities are taking place over the Easter holiday period?

 

·         who has received the Community Safety Partnership cyber training?

 

 

 

HCc/42/03/19

Fuel Poverty

To receive a verbal update and ask questions of the Assistant Director Community Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received an update from and asked questions of the Assistant Director Community Services in respect of Fuel Poverty.

HCc/43/03/19

Homelessness Review

To receive a verbal update and ask questions of the Assistant Director Community Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received an update from and asked questions of the Assistant Director Community Services in respect of the Homelessness Review.

HCc/44/03/19

Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Report

To receive an update from Councillor V Taylor.

Minutes:

The Committee received a written update from Councillor Taylor in respect of meetings recently attended concerning Health and Wellbeing.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

 

HCc/45/03/19

Scrutiny Coordinating Board Update

To receive a verbal update from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from the Chairman in relation to a meeting attended on behalf of the Chair of the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

HCc/46/03/19

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business from the Chairman at this meeting.

HCc/47/03/19

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting is 4 July 2019, subject to approval at Annual Council.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Committee was confirmed as 4 July 2019, subject to approval at Annual Council.