Agenda, decisions and minutes

Worthing County Local Committee - Monday, 25th November, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Worthing Town Football Club, Palatine Park, Palatine Road, Worthing, BN12 6JN

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

Items
No. Item

15.

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:

15.1 The chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and asked Members and Officers to introduce themselves.

15.2 Apologies for absence had been received from Cllr Sean McDonald.

16.

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:

16.1 There were none.

17.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

The confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 July 2019 (cream paper).

Minutes:

17.1 RESOLVED that the Minutes of last meeting of the Committee held on 8 July 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

18.

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:

18.1 There were none.

19.

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:

19.1 The Chairman invited Members of the public to ask questions of the Committee on business not already on the agenda. In response to questions the following was advised:

 

19.2 A consultation on the NCN2 Cycle path from George V Avenue to Sea Lane Café would open within the following week and Members of the Committee and the public were welcome to respond to it as they saw fit. The proposals covered the whole of Adur and Worthing and was significant in size and scope. The Area Highways Manager advised they could provide a presentation on the consultation responses at a future meeting.

19.3 Street cleansing is a responsibility of the district and Borough Councils. Any comments or complaints from the public should be directed to the appropriate authority.

19.4 A deputy headteacher of a local school addressed the committee aand provided a petition with 500 signatories.

 

·       The petition advised that following a serious traffic incident involving a young child outside Durrington Infant and Junior Federated School on 7 November, the petition of local people calls for the installation of a permanent Pelican crossing outside the school on Salvington Road. The petition explained:

 

·       The safety concerns raised due to the busy nature of Salvington Road and for an investigation into other potential methods of traffic calming along the road.

·       Previous campaigns have led to a flashing 20mph sign and a crossing patrol person, but driver behaviour remains a concern, with cars exceeding 30 mph.

·       The concerns of parents and staff regarding the risk to children are noted

·       A crossing is needed for access to the Family Centre, school and sports and social clubs A crossing will help the elderly cross safely and assist those using the library and local shops.

19.5 The Committee also received a letter written by the students at the school asking them to take action and address the issue. The CLC agreed that

Highways officers will investigate the matter with the aim of making recommendations, and report back findings at a future meeting.

19.6 It was advised that the parking services in Worthing are contracted out of the County to the Borough Council and any comments or complaints should be directed to Worthing Borough Council. The Public were advised to contact parking services at Worthing Council with details of persistent offenders and make note of their details (reg no etc) so that the Borough could contact them. The committee advised on the routes the public can go down in order to have their parking issues addressed.

20.

Traffic Regulation Order prioritisation (W02(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Report by the Director of Highways and Transport and Head of Highways Operations.

 

The committee is asked to consider the report regarding Traffic Regulation Orders and agree to progress the three highest scoring TROs from the list attached at Appendix A, subject to any adjustments made at the meeting

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report by the Director of Highways & Transport and the Head of Highways Operations and the recommendation included.

 

It was RESOLVED that the Committee agreed to progress the following TRO from the list attached at Appendix A of the report –

 

·       M435167 – Various Road – Various Roads throughout Tarring.

 

The Call in Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019

Minutes:

20.1 The Committee considered the written report by the Director of Highways & Transport and the Head of Highways Operations and the recommendation included.

 

20.2 Members considered each Order on its merit and

 

It was RESOLVED that the Committee agreed to progress the following TRO from the list attached at Appendix A of the report –

 

·       M435167 – Various Road – Various Roads throughout Tarring.

 

The Call in Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019

21.

Locality Lead update pdf icon PDF 120 KB

The attached document contains brief updates on worked completed by the Communities team since the last meeting of the CLC.

Minutes:

21.1 The Chairman invited the Communities and Partnerships Team Officers to provide an update on Community based projects that had been delivered in the local area.

 

21.2 The update included details on the following projects:

·       Adur & Worthing Health & Wellbeing Partnership

·       Welfare Reform Partnership

·       IPEH Advisory Partnership in both Adur & Worthing

·       Local Community Networks in both Adur & Worthing

·       Children & Young Peoples Network

·       Worthing Dementia Alliance

·       Action Northbrook

·       Adur & Worthing Walking & Cycling Forum

·       Keep Lancing Safe

21.3 The Committee thanked officers for the informative update.

22.

Community Initiative Funding (W03(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee considered each application on it’s merits and it was RESOLVED that the following pledges be made:

 

a)   418/W - South Coast Skate Club CIC, ‘Skateboarding clubhouse for Worthing’, £2,000– towards purchasing a range of equipment and technology for the benefit of the young people’s skate community ahead of the clubhouse opening.

b)   451/W – Trading Places – Practical Skills Matter!, £5,000 towards establishing a community skills sharing hub at a high street location to deliver a trades training programme.

And the following grants be awarded:

c)   391/W – Turning Tides, ‘Community bus’, £750.00 - towards organising 15 annual coach trips enabling sustainable recovery and community reintegration among homeless adults.

d)   394/W - Transition Town Worthing CIC, ‘Mobile Energy Shop’, £343.99 - towards purchasing a refurbished bicycle and trailer to mobilise the group's service and reach areas affected by fuel poverty.

e)   452/W – Concordia, ‘National Citizen Service (NCS) Graduate Development Programme’ £749.99 - towards purchasing a PA system for use in event management and the provision of first training for up to 15 graduates, delivered by Forever First Aid

f)    453/W – Tide of Light, ‘The Valuing Volunteers Scheme’, £723.46 – towards the cost of equipping 100 group volunteers with highvis jackets for event marshalling, activity/workshop clothing and ID lanyards SUBJECT TO West Sussex County Council receiving feedback on the spend of any and all previous grants awarded.

g)   454/W - West Tarring Young People’s Hub, ‘Hub Garden’, £750.00 – towards purchasing gardening materials to create an openspace outdoor environment for young people to grow, learn and socialise.

h)   455/W – All Saint Church, ‘The Ark Project’, £701.93 – towards purchasing a laptop to be used by the project co-ordinator and promotional materials for the ‘Acts of Random Kindness’ (ARK) community initiative.

i)    456/W – Springboard Project, ‘Sensory play and development’, £731.20 – towards purchasing a range of play equipment for disabled children’s (aged 6-12) use during weekly respite sessions held at Palatine School.

And the following applications were deferred:

j)    401/W – South Coast Skate Club CIC, £750.00 – towards applying to enrol on a Skateboard England coaching qualification and purchasing 10 skateboard completes – as the applicant had already received a pledge through the West Sussex Crowd from the Committee. The Committee agreed to consider the application at the next meeting if the Spacehive Crowd Funding project was not successful.

The Call In Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019.

Minutes:

22.1 The Committee considered the written report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

22.2 The Committee considered each application on it’s merits and it was RESOLVED that the following pledges be made:

 

a)   418/W - South Coast Skate Club CIC, ‘Skateboarding clubhouse for Worthing’, £2,000– towards purchasing a range of equipment and technology for the benefit of the young people’s skate community ahead of the clubhouse opening.

b)   451/W – Trading Places – Practical Skills Matter!, £5,000 towards establishing a community skills sharing hub at a high street location to deliver a trades training programme.

And the following grants be awarded:

c)   391/W – Turning Tides, ‘Community bus’, £750.00 - towards organising 15 annual coach trips enabling sustainable recovery and community reintegration among homeless adults.

d)   394/W - Transition Town Worthing CIC, ‘Mobile Energy Shop’, £343.99 - towards purchasing a refurbished bicycle and trailer to mobilise the group's service and reach areas affected by fuel poverty.

e)   452/W – Concordia, ‘National Citizen Service (NCS) Graduate Development Programme’ £749.99 - towards purchasing a PA system for use in event management and the provision of first training for up to 15 graduates, delivered by Forever First Aid

f)    453/W – Tide of Light, ‘The Valuing Volunteers Scheme’, £723.46 – towards the cost of equipping 100 group volunteers with highvis jackets for event marshalling, activity/workshop clothing and ID lanyards SUBJECT TO West Sussex County Council receiving feedback on the spend of any and all previous grants awarded.

g)   454/W - West Tarring Young People’s Hub, ‘Hub Garden’, £750.00 – towards purchasing gardening materials to create an openspace outdoor environment for young people to grow, learn and socialise.

h)   455/W – All Saint Church, ‘The Ark Project’, £701.93 – towards purchasing a laptop to be used by the project co-ordinator and promotional materials for the ‘Acts of Random Kindness’ (ARK) community initiative.

i)    456/W – Springboard Project, ‘Sensory play and development’, £731.20 – towards purchasing a range of play equipment for disabled children’s (aged 6-12) use during weekly respite sessions held at Palatine School.

And the following applications were deferred:

j)    401/W – South Coast Skate Club CIC, £750.00 – towards applying to enrol on a Skateboard England coaching qualification and purchasing 10 skateboard completes – as the applicant had already received a pledge through the West Sussex Crowd from the Committee. The Committee agreed to consider the application at the next meeting if the Spacehive Crowd Funding project was not successful.

The Call In Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019.

23.

Authority School Governors (W04(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 196 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.  

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report by the director of Education and Skills and the Recommendation included.

 

It was RESOLVED that the following Nominations of Local Authority Governors be approved:

 

Kerry Jones to Bramber Primary School for a 4 year term.

 

And

 

Mr David Roll to Springfield Infant School for a 4 year term.

The Call in Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019

Minutes:

23.1 The Committee considered the written report by the director of Education and Skills and the Recommendation included.

 

23.2 It was RESOLVED that the following Nominations of Local Authority Governors be approved:

 

a.   Kerry Jones to Bramber Primary School for a 4 year term.

 

And

 

b.   Mr David Roll to Springfield Infant School for a 4 year term.

The Call in Deadline for this decision is 3 December 2019

24.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 2 March 2020 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:

24.1 The Committee noted that the next meeting of the Committee was confirmed as 2 March 2020 at a venue to be confirmed.