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.
Cllr L Wilkes (Chair) Cllr R Levell Cllr B Tyman, Cllr B Tirebuck, Cllr Beck
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.
440.18 Notification of members questions in compliance with the council’s standing orders.
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.
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:
|Film Project||Match funding for purchase of projector|
|Stage||Match funding for purchase of a stage|
at Saxon Hall
|Sports Wall||Match funding for the purchase of a|
sports wall at Amos Lawrence
|Skate Park||Redevelopment of the skate park (part|
|St Peter’s Church,|
|Redevelopment of steps and paths,|
|Project to increase footfall in the town|
and encourage shoppers
|Storage||To provide a storage solution for the|
|To carry out a range of initiative to make|
Raunds go green e.g. sustainable
packaging, shopping bags, Raunds
environmental app and so on.
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