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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Note: As there are no public items to be discussed this meeting will not be recorded. Minutes will be available on the website 

Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Thurgood

16.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th October 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor B Price and seconded by Councillor T Clements)

17.

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.

18.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

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, 2  and /or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

Minutes:

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, 2  and /or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor B Price)

 

19.

Grant to Tamworth Samaritans

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Waste)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Waste to seek approval for a further grant agreement be awarded to Tamworth Samaritans  to support the sustainability of a Tamworth Branch to provide a range of services for Tamworth residents.

 

RESOLVED:

that the recommendations within the Report be approved.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

20.

Community Grants

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Waste)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and to agree grant applications to the Council’s Community Grant Scheme

 

Community Grants Applications

 

Lichfield and Tamworth Sea Cadets

£1,000

To purchase 2 kayaks for the group to help gain more experience and practical skills to on the water for new and previous cadet.  The grant is agreed on condition that the Sea Cadets are asked to facilitate free of charge kayaking activities as part of TBC’s summer activity programme next year

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor T Clements)

 

The Hygiene Bank – Tamworth Branch

£1,000

Purchasing toiletry and household cleaning items in bulk for needy families in the Tamworth area – distributed through our partner organisations  i.e. 14 local schools, The Food Bank, CAB, Job Centre, The Heart of Tamworth Charity.

 

(Moved by Councillor T Clements  and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

The Committee asked Officers to enquire if the Council could facilitate a donation point in a Council building for the Hygiene Bank. 

 

Festive Grants

 

24 Councillors have agreed to pool their £100 festive grant allocation to support several anchor VCSE organisation as follows:

 

Applications

Applied for

Towards:

Communities Together CIC

£1000.00

Breakfasts & Lunch with Santa

Foodbank

£1000.00

To provide up to 150 festive frozen food parcels to families and individuals with insufficient funds during the festive period.

Heart of Tamworth

£250.00

A Christmas meal for the homeless and isolated on Christmas Day for 50/70 People

Home-start & Number 8 Charity

£1000.00

Christmas lunches for 50 home-start volunteers and 14 young Mums and approx. 10 volunteers at No 8 Charity

                                                      Total

 

£3250.00

 

 

 

Further Applications for Festive Grants have been received as follows:

 

Applications

Applied for

Towards:

Cllr Tina Clements

 

£100

CAMEO Club – towards 22 residents in Wilnecote area a Christmas lunch

Cllr Roy Rogers

 

£100

Wilnecote Congregational Church – Carol Service for the Manor House Day Centre Residents

Cllr Steven Pritchard

 

£100

Community Children Count – towards Christmas choir in the community and Christmas film night with a party to meet Santa and provide food and receive a gift.

Cllr Richard Ford

Cllr Thomas Jay

Cllr Simon Goodall

£300

Rotary Club Tamworth – towards upkeep for Christmas Sleigh

                                    Total

£600

 

 

 

 

The Committee approved the Ward Councillor Festive Grants totalling £3850.00 and agreed that the shortfall allocation of £850 for the bids to Festive Grants to fund and support the key projects to our communities during the festive period is met from the Community Grants budget. 

 

(Moved on block by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard).