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Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

69.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Bailey and Councillor R Claymore was attended as her substitute.

70.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee held on 28th January 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor A Farrell and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

71.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial 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 personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Dr S Peaple declared a non-pecuniary interest.  There were no further declarations of interest.

72.

Update from the Chair

To receive an update from the Chair.

Minutes:

The Chair reported that he had emailed members to explain that rather than the draft ICT Strategy being considered at this meeting, the Future High Streets Fund would be considered. The draft ICT Strategy would be considered by this Committee at a later date.

 

73.

Responses to Reports of the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee

Update on responses received to Reports of the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee.

Minutes:

There were no recommendations from this Committee to Cabinet which had not been previously reported on.

74.

Consideration of Matters referred to the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee from Cabinet or Council

(Discussion item)

Minutes:

There were no items for this Committee’s consideration.

75.

2019/20 Forward Plan

(Discussion item – link to Forward Plan is attached)

 

http://democracy.tamworth.gov.uk/mgListPlans.aspx?RPId=120&RD=0&bcr=1

 

Minutes:

There were no further items identified on the Forward Plan for this Committee’s consideration.

 

76.

Working Group Updates

To receive updates from any Working Groups

Minutes:

There were no working group updates.

77.

Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 104 KB

(Update and discussion on the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Work Plan)

Minutes:

The Chair reported that the items expected for the next Committee meeting on 31 March 2020 were:

 

·         Electric Vehicle Charging progress update from Cabinet.  It was reported that the West Midlands Combined Authority had recently agreed to ensure there were funds available in the West Midlands to support electric vehicle charging.

·         Crime Figures for Tamworth and Community Safety – Annual update.

 

The Committee considered its Work Plan and updated it as follows:

 

Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan 2019 - 2020

DATE

SUBJECT

TBC 2020

ICT Strategy (also working group to be set up:  SG, RB and RF)

31 March 2020

Electric Vehicle Charging progress update

31 March 2020

Crime Figures for Tamworth and Community safety – Annual update - Staffordshire Police invited

March / April 2020

Review of Taxi Licensing Policy – Points System – 12 month review

When clarity on legislation

Fire Safety Update

Q2 2020/2021

Waste Management developments

September 2020 (tbc)

Development of Tamworth Community Offer – interim update

September 2020 (tbc)

Renewal of PSPO Dog Control

September 2020 (tbc)

Renewal of PSPO Alcohol Restriction

January 2021

CCTV implementation review

TBC

Castle Update

TBC

Review of taxi evidence

TBC

Public Transport and taxis

TBC

People Helping People ( Community Safety)

TBC

Town Centre Growth

TBC

Events Offer (possible working group)

TBC

Review of West Midlands Combined Authority – Green / Climate Strategy – targets and data for Tamworth

TBC

Development of Tamworth Community Offer – review of draft Strategy

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee Meetings

31 March 2020

 

 

78.

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 during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

79.

Future High Street Fund

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth)

Minutes:

The Chair introduced the Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth, the Assistant Director, Growth and Regeneration and the Head of Economic Development and Regeneration to the Committee.

 

The Chair reported that this Report had been referred to this Committee for its consideration ahead of the full Council meeting on 4th March 2020.

 

Councillor Dr S Peaple declared a non-pecuniary interest.

 

The Committee considered the report and sought clarification in certain areas, and generally supported the objectives of the report which would be considered further by full Council.