Agenda and draft minutes

County Council Local Committee for Allerdale
Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Daniel Hamilton  Email: daniel.hamilton@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

27.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr J Holliday, Mr R Liddle, Mr J Lister, Mrs C McCarron-Holmes, Mrs M Rae and Mr S Stoddart.

 

Members offered their support to Mr J Holliday and wished him a speedy recovery.

28.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises:-

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for       profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

(b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                         interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the          area of the authority; and

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one        hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

Minutes:

Mr M Johnson declared an interest regarding Item 6 – Workington Town Deal as he was currently the Deputy Leader of Allerdale Borough council.

 

Mr A Barry declared an interest regarding Item 6 – Workington Town Deal as he was the Local Committee representative on the Towns Deal Board.

 

Mrs C Tibble declared an interest regarding Item 6 – Workington Town Deal as she was a shareholder in the Workington AFC.

29.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED, that                 the press and public be not excluded from the meeting during consideration of any items of business.

30.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There were no petitions, statements or questions submitted at time of publication.

Minutes:

There were no public statements, questions or petitions on this occasion.

31.

Workington Town Deal pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure regarding the Workington Town Deal.

 

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which asked the Allerdale Local Committee to agree to a letter of support for the Workington Town Deal submission and to agree that delegation is given to the Major Programmes Director in consultation with the Chair of the Local Committee to provide the letter following approval of the final Town Investment Plan.

 

Members noted that in September 2019 it was confirmed that Allerdale Borough Council would be invited to put forward a Town Deal proposal valued at up to £25m to deliver economic growth.  It was explained that the case for this investment would need to be articulated through an evidenced Town Investment Plan approved by the Town Deal Board

 

The Place and Enterprise Manager provided a presentation which highlighted the shortlisted projects proposed as part of the Town Deal submission:

 

·         Port of Workington Logistics and Clean Energy Hub

·         Workington Innovation Centre

·         Townscape and connectivity improvements

·         Workington Sports Village

·         Opera House site works

·         Digital Skills Programme

 

Members thanked the Place and Enterprise Manager for his presentation and showed their support for the project.

 

RESOLVED that,                 Local Committee agree to provide a letter of support for the Workington Town Deal submission and that delegation be given to the Major Programmes Director in consultation with the Chair of the Local Committee to provide the letter following approval of the final Town Investment Plan by the Town Deal Board.

 

 

 

32.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 9 November 2020 at 10am via Microsoft Teams.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Allerdale Local Committee is due to take place on 9 November 2020 at 10:00am via Microsoft Teams.