Leicester City Council:

Minutes for Fosse Community Meeting meeting, Jan 18 2012, 6.00PM official page

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Venue: Woodgate Resource Centre, 36 Woodgate, Leicester

Contact: Palbinder Mann, 0116 2298814 

Items No. Item

 

6:00pm – 6:30pm

 

Meet your Councillors and local service providers dealing with:-

 

  • Prince’s Trust
  • Care and Repair
  • Police
  • City Warden
  • Square Mile Update

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm

 

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

 

  • Fosse Library
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Care and Repair
  • Square Mile Update
  • Police Update
  • City Warden Update
  • Youth Services
  • Community Meeting Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION FAIR

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES YOU CAN TALK TO AT THIS MEETING

 

You can raise matters of concern, give opinions and find out information which may be of use

 

Ward Councillors and General Information

 

Talk to your local councillors or raise general queries

Prince’s Trust

 

Find out more information about projects run by the Prince’s Trust.

 

Care and Repair

 

Find out information about the Care and Repair Service.

Police

 

Talk to your Local Police about issues or raise general queries.

City Warden

 

There will be an opportunity to raise any environmental issues in the ward.

Square Mile

 

There will be an update on the Square Mile project.

 

 

 

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.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Councillors will elect a Chair for the meeting.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

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.

 

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes of the previous Fosse Community Meeting, held on 5 October 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.

5.

GENERAL FUND BUDGET 2011/12 AND FOSSE LIBRARY

There will be an update with regard to the latest proposals for Fosse Library.

6.

PRINCE'S TRUST

A representative from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue will be in attendance to present an overview of the work with the Princes’ Trust and will provide guidance on how local young people can become involved with the trust.

 

7.

CARE AND REPAIR

There will be information provided on the Care and Repair service which offers housing adaptions for elderly and/or disabled homeowners.

 

 

8.

SQUARE MILE UPDATE

There will be an update on the Square Mile project

9.

POLICE UPDATE

A representative from the Local Policing Unit will be present to provide a crime update for the area.

10.

CITY WARDEN UPDATE

The City Warden for the Fosse ward will be present to provide an update on environmental issues in the area.

11.

YOUTH SERVICES

There will be an update on work being done to improve youth provision in the area.

12.

COMMUNITY MEETING 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.

 

There will be an update on the Community Meeting Budget. Please find summaries of applications received for consideration below.

 

The following budget applications have been received:

 

Application 1

 

Applicant:Woodgate Residents Association

Amount: £3,000

Proposal: Music Development Programme

Summary:

 

The Music Development Programme which is held at the Woodgate Resource Centre, teaches children to play the guitar, keyboards, violin, recorders and singing.  The programme has been running for over five years starting with just guitars and keyboards. Two to three years ago a grant was received from Youth Music to increase the number of classes both in guitar and keyboards but also introducing violin, recorders and singing. At the moment there are about eighty children taking part in the programme.

 

The Youth Music funding ran out on 31st March 2011. We are therefore looking for various funding opportunities to continue and expand the programme including an additional lesson each term and “master classes” during the school holidays. We have succeeded in getting some grants (about £15,000) and are in the process of applying for grants from trusts and lottery based funding organisations to continue funding to at least 31st March 2013. We also charge the children for the music lessons, currently £25 for an eleven week term.  A grant from the ward fund will help us to leaver in money from other sources.

 

We will be able to judge the success of the programme by the numbers attending and the improvement in the skills of the children participating.

 

Item

Cost (£)

Estimate or Actual cost (E or A)

Request to Ward Meeting (£)

Tutor Fees

34,500

E

3,000

Room Hire

3,800

E

 

Administration and Fees

2,000

E

 

Equipment

500

E

 

Publicity

1,000

E

 

Taster Days and Concerts

2,000

E

 

Contingencies

500

E

 

Total

44,300

E

3,000

 

Application 2

 

Applicant:Groby Road Allotment Society

Amount: £1,400

Proposal: Environmental / Wildlife Pond Project

Summary:

 

·         To create an environmentally friendly pond on the embankment of Groby Road Allotment Society overlooking 60+ plots.

·         To encourage frogs and other wildlife and plants to flourish in the pond.

·         The pond will be in a communal area where seating will be installed for use of plot holders and children and grandchildren.

·         Local schools will be invited to visit, observe and learn from their nautal habitat.

·         Most plot holders live in the Fosse ward and each year’s open day encourages more local people to visit and participation from all over the county.

·         The Committee is contributing £150 for hire of mini JCB towards the project.

 

 

 

Item

Cost (£)

Estimate or Actual cost (E or A)

Request to Ward Meeting (£)

Pond Liner / Tape and Underlay

900

900

900

Labour and Plants

650

650

500

JCB Mini Digger

150

 

 

Total

1,550

1,550

1,400

 

Application 3

 

Applicant: King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

Amount:  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

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