Environment Leisure and Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes

The Environment Leisure and Recreation Committee met on 15th November and a draft of the minutes has been released (to be approved in a forthcoming meeting).

The budget review item has resulted in a total recommendation of £74,500 of committee funding to be considered for next years budget for several capital projects including a proposed Sports Wall and Redevelopment of the Skate Park at Amos Lawrence Park.  More details are below.

PRESENT
Cllr L Wilkes (Chair) Cllr R Levell Cllr B Tyman, Cllr B Tirebuck, Cllr Beck

IN ATTENDANCE
Ms Kate Houlihan, Town Clerk (Minutes)

438.18 To Receive Apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Cllr D Jones

RESOLVED to accept the apology

439.18 Notification of requests from members of the public to address the meeting in compliance with adopted protocol.
None received

440.18 Notification of members questions in compliance with the council’s standing orders.
None received

441.18 Declarations of Interest
COUNCILLORS ARE REMINDED THAT IF THEY HAVE EITHER A DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTEREST OR OTHER INTEREST IN ANY ITEM THEN THEY SHOULD DECLARE THE INTEREST AND IN THE CASE OF A PECUNIARY ITEM LEAVE THE MEETING FOR THAT ITEM.

None received

442.18 Minutes: confirm the minutes of the Environment, Leisure and Recreation Committee meeting held 18 October

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2018 be confirmed as a true record

443.18 To receive a progress report on ELR projects

Copies of the progress report were circulated as shown in Appendix 1, the Clerk updated members with certain items. Following discussion, it was…

RESOLVED to note the report

444.18 Storage: to consider a request from Raunds (Methodist) Scout Group for a storage container to be placed on Town Council land.

Members reviewed the request as shown in appendix 1 and following discussion it was agreed the Town Council were unable to offer any storage at the current time as the council had their own storage issues that they were looking to resolve.

If the council found a suitable solution that could accommodate the scouts and other groups, then the scouts would be informed.

RESOLVED that regrettably the council were unable to assist at the current time.

445.18 ELR Budget Review and Planning:
a. To consider projects to be included in the 2019/2020 budget.

The Chairman and Committee considered a range of capital projects to be undertaken in 2019/20

Projects proposed were:

ProjectDescriptionCost
Film ProjectMatch funding for purchase of projector
and equipment
£7000
StageMatch funding for purchase of a stage
at Saxon Hall
£7000
Sports WallMatch funding for the purchase of a
sports wall at Amos Lawrence
£6000
Skate Park
Redevelopment of the skate park (part
funding)
£5000
St Peter’s Church,
Raunds
Redevelopment of steps and paths,
additional lighting
£25000
Economic
regeneration
Project to increase footfall in the town
and encourage shoppers
£7500
StorageTo provide a storage solution for the
Town Council
£5000
Environmental
Project
To carry out a range of initiative to make
Raunds go green e.g. sustainable
packaging, shopping bags, Raunds
environmental app and so on.
£12000

RESOLVED to recommend to the Finance and Policy Committee that the above projects are included in the budget for 2019/20.

b. To consider the 2019/20 Environment Leisure and Recreation Committee Budget.

Members considered the budget for 2019/20 and reviewed each budget heading in turn following detailed discussion it was…

RESOLVED to recommend the Finance and Policy Committee that the budget be as shown in appendix 3

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