Venue: Soar Valley College, Gleneagles Avenue, LE4 7GY
Contact: Elaine Baker, tel: 0116 229 8806Items No. Item
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet your Councillors and local service providers dealing with *:-
- City Wardens
- Community Safety – Police
- General Council matters and other issues
* Other items to be confirmed
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get involved in your area and planning for the future. There will be presentations and discussions on:
- Sainsbury’s Development, Melton Road – Progress Report on Recently Submitted Planning Application
- City Wardens Update
- Police and Community Safety Update
- Community Grant Applications
Making Meetings Accessible to All
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.
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
City Warden Service
The City Warden will be at the meeting to discuss issues in the Westcotes Ward
Community Safety – Police
Talk to your local Police officers about Community Safety issues, or raise general queries
Ward Councillors and General Information
Talk to your local councillors or raise general queries
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
ELECTION OF CHAIR
Councillors will elect a Chair for the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
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.
The minutes of the previous Rushey Mead Community Meeting held on 15 March 2012 are attached 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
Representatives of Sainsbury’s will be at the meeting to discuss the recently submitted planning application for the development on Melton Road. City Council Planning Officers also will be present.
Notes of the discussion about this development at the Community Meeting held on 12 January 2012 are attached at Appendix B for information. Notes of the discussion at the meeting held on 15 March 2012 are included in the minutes of that meeting attached at Appendix A.
CITY WARDENS UPDATE
The City Warden will give an update on issues in the Rushey Mead Ward
COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS
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.
a) An update on the 2011/12 Community Meeting budget will be provided.
b) The following grant applications are submitted for consideration:-
Project: Ladies Milan Mandar
Applicant: Mrs Kundanben Tejura & Kamlaben Shah
The following amounts are for 6 months:
Estimate/ Actual cost?
Request to Ward Meeting (£)
Guest Speaker & Yoga
The group is currently based at Rushey Mead Recreation Centre. It meets two evenings a week, for 2 hours per meeting, for 6 months of the year. There are approximately 100 members, all of whom are aged 60+.
Funding has been requested to enable the group to take trips around its local area to temples and other religious outings. Some support also is requested for the evenings, for group meals and celebrating religious festivals.
The group also would like to invite speakers to talk about health and wellbeing, and enquiries have been made about having a yoga instructor.
Project: Sakhi Milan Ladies Group
Applicant: Smita Radia & Ramila Puparell
Estimate/ Actual cost?
Request to Ward Meeting (£)
Exercise Workshop £30 x 6
Cooking Workshop £30 x 6
Dancing Workshop £30 x 6
Women aged 30 plus will be attending the group, which will be meeting at Rushymead centre on Fridays 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
· encourages ladies to come and talk about problems and to socialise;
· celebrates festivals;
· runs exercise workshops with professional people;
· holds health and safety sessions;
· promotes a better understanding of wider communities; and
· organises cooking workshops and promotes healthy eating and well being.
If funding is approved, the group would like to:-
· arrange some trips and outings;
· use outside catering, possibly using voluntary organisations such as The H Café;
· purchase some equipment, such as a CD player, so that dance sessions can be held to help people keep fit; and
· buy a toasty maker and disposable plates and cups.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS