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23.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor S Claymore.

24.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19th November 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

25.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

26.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That:

 

 

Members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting on the grounds that the business involves the

likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and second by Councillor

S Doyle)

 

27.

Arts Grant Scheme

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to enable Members to consider applications to the Arts Grants Fund

 

 

RESOLVED

That Grants be made to the following

 

 

Name

£

Conditions

 

Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre

 

 

£500

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

The Sharon Rose Amateur Dramatics

 

£500

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

Lotties Tots CIC

 

£500

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

 

28.

Grants to Voluntary Organisations (Small Grants Scheme)

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships

to enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Small Grants Scheme

 

 

RESOLVED

That Grants be made to the following

 

1.     Applications for Revenue/Running Costs   

 

Name

£

Conditions

 

Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre             

 

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Tamworth Community Transport Services                       

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Tamworth Wildlife Conservation Group

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

2.         Applications for Equipment/Projects

 

Name

£

Conditions

 

Friends of Warwickshire Moor                                    

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

3rd Wilnecote Scouts                                                   

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle  and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

Tamworth Community Advice Network                       

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Lotties Tots                                                                   

£500

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

3.         Combined Applications: Running Costs/Projects and Equipment

 

Name

£

Conditions

 

Middleton Hall Trust                                                     

£452

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

29.

Sports Grant Scheme

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Sport Grants Scheme.

 

RESOLVED

That one grant for a Talented Individual for £500 be made and one grant to a Talented Individual be rejected.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

         No applications for Clubs were received this quarter.

 

RESOLVED

That four Coach Grants totalling £160 be made in respect of Tamworth Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club, and one application be deferred.

 

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

 

 

30.

Start Up Business Grants Scheme

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth to enable Members to consider grant applications to the Council’s Start Up Business Grants Scheme

 

 

RESOLVED

That Grants be made to the following

 

Name

£

Conditions

 

La Vasile Gustul de Acasa

£500

Requirement to see confirmation of planning permission and also relevant food hygiene registrations.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

Coverstory

£500

the grant to be used towards a waste carrier’s licence, branding, E-commerce website and a business mailbox to assist setting up the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Love Emvy

£750

the grant to be used towards a website which will allow the business to grow and expand into the overseas market and will allow Love Emvy to sell products from new suppliers who stipulate you must have your own website.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Ashford Green Limited

£851

Grant to be used towards Institute of Chartered Accountants fee to help establish the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

First Hygiene Ltd

 

£500

Grant to be used towards a website to help promote the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

DN Audio Productions

£750

The grant to be used towards studio surround speakers to start the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Omega Outdoor Adventure

 

£500

The grant to be used towards marketing and equipment to help grow the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

For openness and transparency Councillors Pritchard and Doyle recorded that they both knew the individual who had submitted the following grant application, however, neither considered that this was prejudicial nor affected their impartiality.

 

My Baby Bunting Ltd

£750

Grant to be used for marketing and equipment to help grow the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Saxon Showers

 

£750

Grant to be used towards a website and marketing to help grow the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Creps n Kicks

£650

Grant to be used towards a website to help set up the business.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

RESOLVED

That the following applications be rejected:

 

Local Eye Publications

£0

grant application rejected as members did not feel the business proposition was a venture that they wished to fund.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

Get Cat Crazy

£0

grant application rejected as the business plan did not show the demand for the business nor highlight how it would be niche to steer away from competitors.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

RESOLVED              That the following application be deferred:

 

Field of Dreams

£0

the application be deferred as the proposed business had no defined product within the business plan and had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.