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Minutes for Rushey Mead Community Meeting meeting, Jul 8 2011, 6.30PM official page

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Venue: St Theodore's Church, Sandfield Close.

Contact: Stacey Welton, 0116 2298813 

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Please note there will be no information fair at this meeting.

 

6:30pm

 

Get involved in your area and planning for the future. There will be presentations and discussions on:

 

  • Police priorities
  • GE Thorn Lighting update
  • Summer play projects
  • Watermead Park project update
  • Funding bids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Meetings Accessible to All

 

WHEELCHAIR 

Meetings are held in a variety of community venues. We will only hold meetings in venues where there is suitable access for wheelchairs. If you have any concerns about accessing a venue by wheelchair, please contact the Democratic Services Officer on the details provided.

 

BRAILLE / AUDIO TAPE – CD / TRANSLATION

If you require this agenda or a particular part of it to be translated or provided on audio tape, the Democratic Services Officer can organise this for you (production times will depend on equipment facility availability). In certain cases, subject to the agreement of the local Councillors, translation facilities can be provided at the meeting.

 

INDUCTION LOOPS – HEARING AT MEETINGS

We provide a loop system at every meeting for people with hearing aids. If you have a hearing aid, please speak to the Democratic Services Officer at the meeting for further assistance if you think you won’t be able to hear what’s being discussed. There is also a facility which can help people hear better if you don’t have a hearing aid but are hard of hearing, again please speak to the Democratic Services Officer about this.

 

 

 

 

The first part of the agenda covers formal items which the Councillors need to deal with to ensure that regulations on holding meetings are kept to.

 

1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

2.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Councillors will elect a Chair for the meeting.

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

The first main item on theagenda is Declarations of Interest where Councillors have to say if there is anything on the agenda they have a personal interest in. For example if a meeting was due to discuss a budget application put forward by a community group and one of the Councillors was a member of that group, they would not be able to take part in the decision on that budget application.

 

Councillors are asked to declare any interest they may have in the business on the agenda, and/or indicate that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

 

5.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes of the previous Rushey Mead Community Meeting, held on 8 March 2011, have been circulated and Members are asked to confirm them as a correct record.

This next part of the agenda covers items where input from you on issues that affect your community is welcomed.

 

6.

GE THORN LIGHTING SITE UPDATE

The meeting will receive an update on the GE Thorn lighting site on Melton Road. Rt Hon Keith Vaz will also be in attendance for this item.

 

7.

SUMMER PLAY PROJECTS IN RUSHEY MEAD

An officer will be present to discuss summer play provision in the Rushey Mead ward.

8.

WATERMEAD CAR PARK UPDATE

The meeting will receive an update on the Watermead car park.

9.

CITY WARDEN

The City Wardens will give an update on the work of the City Wardens in the Rushey Mead Ward.

10.

LOCAL POLICING

An officer from Leicestershire Constabulary will give an update on their priorities and actions in the Rushey Mead Ward.

11.

BUDGET

Councillors are reminded that they will need to declare any interest they may have in budget applications, and/or indicate that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

The meeting will receive an update on funding given by the Community Meeting and the budget for 2011/12.

 

The following budget applications will be considered:-

 

Application 1

 

Applicant: Leicestershire County Netball

Amount: £745

Proposal: Back to Netball

Summary: Working in partnership with NGB Officer for Netball, Physical Activity Officer for Leicester City Council and the Community Development Worker at Surestart they wish to pilot a 10 week course for women (16+) to get back into Netball at a local venue near to them. The sessions target mums at the Surestart group and is open to the local community.

 

Funding would go towards a venue and a Netball coach, while the Children’s Centre will offer free child care during the session to their parents who attend the Back to Netball group.

 

As an introductory offer for the 10 weeks the Back to Netball sessions will be £1 per Person, this will go up to £2 I the sessions are successful. The £1 charge will go towards funding and sustaining the sessions on a long term bases and contribute to a tournament event after the 10 week course.

 

Application 2

 

Applicant:Karod Kiran Arts

Amount: £1250/3 wards (Application also submitted to the Belgrave and Latimer wards)

Proposal: Diwali Get Together

Summary:Kardo Kiran Arts are planning an event of dance, music and celebrations on Sunday 30th October 2011 to mark the joyous festival of Diwali commonly known as the festival of lights. This will be a multi faith and multi cultural event, bringing people from all communities of Leicester to share in this joyous event.

 

The event would encourage and support the arts and cultural festival and in turn raise awareness and learning about other diverse cultures, customs and background.

 

Application 3

 

Applicant: Leicestershire Police

Amount: £500

Proposal:Rushey Mead Target Hardening Project

Summary: The Rushey Mead Beat team have begun a target hardening project within the area. Due to the location of the ward and the demographic make of the ward they have found there is an increased attraction to criminals to commit burglaries within the area.

 

In conjunction with pro-active police patrols and education they would like to offer free window/ door shock alarms. They are easy to install and give out a high pitch sound if the door/ window is broken or forced. A large amount of burglaries are though force/ smashed rear windows or doors.

 

Through using funding from various sources they hope to cover a large proportion of the ward.

 

Application 4

 

Applicant:Highfield Rangers

Amount: £2500

Proposal:Highfield Rangers Community Family Fun Day

Summary:Highfield Rangers Community Fun Day was celebrating 25 years of its existence on 29 May 2011. It is designed to promote community cohesion by delivering a series of activities primarily sports and live entertainment for families and the whole  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

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ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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