Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Worthing County Local Committee
Monday, 25th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Worthing Library, Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HD

Contact: Jack Caine 033 022 28941  Email:  jack.caine@westsussex.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

26.

Welcome and Introductions

The Members of Worthing County Local Committee (CLC) are Mr Noel Atkins, Mr Michael Cloake, Mr Paul High, Mr Sean McDonald, Mr Roger Oakley, Mr Bob Smytherman, Mrs Elizabeth Sparkes, Mr Bryan Turner and Mr Steve Waight

Minutes:

27.1 The Chairman welcomed all members to the meeting. Apologies were received from Cllr Sean McDonald

27.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

Minutes:

28.1 In accordance with the Members Code of Conduct Mr Smytherman declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 8, as the Chairman of the Worthing Dementia Friendly Alliance, who had submitted an application to the Committee for Community Initiative Funding.

28.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 5 November 2018 (cream paper).

Minutes:

29.1 RESOLVED that the Minutes of the last meeting, held on 5 November 2018, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

29.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.

Minutes:

30.1 There were no urgent matters.

30.

Update on Urgent Actions pdf icon PDF 696 KB

The Committee are asked to note the Decision taken as an Urgent Action since the last meeting of the Worthing County Local Committee.

Minutes:

31.1 The Committee received an update on a decision taken through the Council’s Urgent Action process.

31.2 The Decision was to nominate the appointment of a local authority governor to the Elm Grove Primary School.

31.

Progress Statement pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The attached document contains brief updates on statements of progress made on issues raised at previous meetings and other issues pertinent to Worthing.

Minutes:

32.1 The Committee received a progress statement relating to matter in the area.

32.2 The area highways manager gave an update on items included.

32.

Community Hubs - Consultation Responses pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Members are invited to consider the responses to the Consultation on Community Hubs.

Minutes:

33.1 The Chairman invited Cllr Mr Kevin Boram to address the Committee as the elected Chairman of the Community Hubs Members steering group.

33.2 Mr Boram delivered an update on the work of the steering group and what progress to date.

 

33.3 The Committee agreed on the usefulness of the project and thanked the steering group for their contribution and continued hard work. The Chairman thanked Mr Boram for the update.

33.

Dementia Friends presentation

The Committee will receive a presentation on Dementia Awareness from the Worthing Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator.

 

Minutes:

34.1 The Chairman invited Ms. Lynsey Tran to address the committee regarding the work on Worthing Dementia action alliance.

34.2 Ms Tran delivered a presentation, detailing the work that had been completed by the Worth Dementia Action Alliance. Ms. Tran advised that her post had only been funded for one year and she was seeking additional funding in order to continue with her work.

34.3 The Committee agreed the alliance was necessary to break down barriers for communicating in the community and allow individuals suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s to still interact with their community.

34.4 Ms. Tran provided statistical information on the levels of Dementia in the local area and how important it was to address the issue. The Committee expressed thanks to Ms Tran for her informative presentation.

34.

Community Initiative Funding (W08(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The report summarises Community Initiative Funding Applications submitted via the West Sussex Crowd. The Committee is invited to consider the applications and pledge funding as appropriate.

Additional documents:

Decision:

At its meeting on 25 February 2019 the Worthing County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.

 

RESOLVED that the following pledges be approved:-

 

·         291/W – Home Start Arun, Worthing and Adur Parenting Workshops, up to £3,000 toward venue hire and marketing costs.

·         298/W – East Worthing Community Centre, New soft play surface at E W Community centre, up to £5,000 toward extending the existing soft play area surrounding the building

·         301/W – We Are Foodpioneers, Food for conversation in Worthing, up to £4482 toward funding cookery sessions, space hire and marketing costs.

·         325/W – Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra 70th Anniversary, up to £3,151 toward purchasing a stage extension.

·         326/W – Friends of Downsbrook Forest School, up to £6,000, toward building a ‘forest school’ for pupils and a dedicated cabin for the community.

·         328/W – Tide of Light, Planet Plastic Schools Workshops, up to £3379.52 towards the cost of running 8 recycling workshops for schoolyears aged 2 to 5.

·         333/W – Worthing Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Adur and Worthing, up to £2680 (plus any unallocated CIF from the 18/19 financial year).

·         334/W – Friends of Homefield Park, Homefield, Worthing People’s park, up to £3504, toward delivering community workshops and producing park info boards.

 

The Call-in Deadline is the 5 March.

Minutes:

35.1 At its meeting on 25 February 2019 the Worthing County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.

 

RESOLVED that the following pledges be approved:-

 

·       291/W – Home Start Arun, Worthing and Adur Parenting Workshops, up to £3,000 toward venue hire and marketing costs.

·       298/W – East Worthing Community Centre, New soft play surface at E W Community centre, up to £5,000 toward extending the existing soft play area surrounding the building

·       301/W – We Are Foodpioneers, Food for conversation in Worthing, up to £4482 toward funding cookery sessions, space hire and marketing costs.

·       325/W – Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra 70th Anniversary, up to £3,151 toward purchasing a stage extension.

·       326/W – Friends of Downsbrook Forest School, up to £6,000, toward building a ‘forest school’ for pupils and a dedicated cabin for the community.

·       328/W – Tide of Light, Planet Plastic Schools Workshops, up to £3379.52 towards the cost of running 8 recycling workshops for schoolyears aged 2 to 5.

·       333/W – Worthing Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Adur and Worthing, up to £2680 (plus any unallocated CIF from the 18/19 financial year).

·       334/W – Friends of Homefield Park, Homefield, Worthing People’s park, up to £3504, toward delivering community workshops and producing park info boards.

 

 

35.

Talk With Us Open Forum

Members of the Committee are asked to raise relevant issues of local significance for discussion and possible future agenda items. Members of the public are also asked to raise questions and are encouraged to submit more complex issues prior to the meeting to allow substantive answers to be provided.

Minutes:

36.1 The Chairman invited members of the public to ask questions of the committee on matters of County Council Business.

36.2 A question was asked regarding broadband cable work being carried out by City Fibre in the area resulting in paving slabs being removed and replaced with tarmac. The Committee expressed concern that the replacement road coverings were not ‘like for like’ and were detrimental to the area. It was advised by the Area Highways Manager that City Fibre had up to 6 Months to replace these slabs properly and would only be able to take any enforcement action after that time. The Committee expressed thanks to the member of the public for raising the issue.

36.3 It was asked if the Community Initiative fund was being cut within the next financial year. The Chairman of the Committee, also Chairman for the CLC review working group advised a review of CLC was ongoing and any proposed cuts would be factored into this.

36.

Authority School Governors (W09(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by Director of Education and Skills.

The Committee is asked to approve the nominations of Authority School Governors as set out in the report.  

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the following nominations for appointment and reappointment as Local Authority School Governors be approved:

 

·         Mrs Stephanie Lewis appointed to Chesswood Junior School for a Four year term.

·         Mr John Daughtery reappointed to Durrington Infant and Durrington Junior School Federation.

 

The Call-in Deadline is the 5 March.

 

Minutes:

37.1 RESOLVED that the following nominations for appointment and reappointment as Local Authority School Governors be approved:

 

·       Mrs Stephanie Lewis appointed to Chesswood Junior School for a Four year term.

·       Mr John Daughtery reappointed to Durrington Infant and Durrington Junior School Federation.

37.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 8 July at a venue to be confirmed.Members wishing to place an item on the agenda please notify Jack Caine via email: jack.caine@westsussex.gov.uk or on 033 022 28941

Minutes:

38.1 The Chairman confirmed the next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for  8 July 2019.