Agenda item

AREA PLANNING - SOUTH LAKELAND

[Electoral Divisions: All South Lakeland]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services

 

This report provides information and offers recommendations to the Local Committee for approval from meetings of the Strategic Planning Working Group and the Children and Young Peoples Working Group. It also updates the Local Committee on previously agreed activity supported with the latest financial statement.

 

Minutes:

A report was considered from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services regarding Area Planning in South Lakeland. The report provided service information and offered recommendations to South Lakeland Local Committee for approval from the Strategic Planning Working Group meeting held on 28 October 2019 and the Children and Young People’s Working Group meeting held on 16 October 2019. The report also provided Local Committee with an update on activity against agreed priorities and provided an overview of the current budget position.

The Area Manager guided members through the activity undertaken since the last meeting of the Committee and drew members’ attention to Ulverston’s nomination to the Borderlands Board for inclusion in the Place Programme. The Local Member for Ulverston East welcomed the nomination and reported on initiatives in the area such as Healthy Town initiative and on the strong network of interest groups which would work towards the success of the Place Programme. The nomination was supported by the Committee and a suggestion was made that the Local Committee hold a meeting in Ulverston.

Discussion turned to the work of the Children and Young People’s Working Group. The Area Manager commented on the effectiveness of the work of the Group and advised that the Working Group would continue to support the Local Committee’s agreed priorities but that not all of the additional funding may be spent. Mrs Evans thanked the Committee for the £10,000 to be vired into the 0-19 budget for investment in the priorities for young people. She invited members to the meeting of the Children and Young People’s Working Group in January where young people would be attending.

In discussing the draft Minutes of the Windermere Ferry Advisory Group, it was moved and seconded that the wording in the report before the Local Committee (at 4.13(ii)) be amended to remove ‘reduction’ and replace it with ‘review of’. This was agreed by assent of the Committee. A member commented on the recent changes to charges and advised that the County Council had not been adversely affected by the changes.

In relation to Working Together, the Area Manager reported on the lack of resources issue raised by members at the 30 September 2019 meeting. As agreed, she had informed the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure of members’ concerns and additional resources had been put in place to enable the service to be effectively rolled out.

A member commented on the library review and emphasised their essential role as a central hub in the community. He asked for a full list of libraries. The library report would be circulated to the Committee by the Area Manager.

A short discussion took place on the importance of Parish Meeting members being invited to the South Lakeland Association of Local Councils meetings as well as Parish Councils. It was confirmed at the meeting that they were able to be a member of CALC if they wished.

RESOLVED that,

1.1         Members note the budget update for 2019-20 including the commitments and expenditure to date, Appendix A of the report.

 

1.2         Members note the work of the Strategic Planning Working Group as set out at paragraphs 4.1 through to 4.11 of the report.

 

1.3         Members note that Ulverston is the nominated town to be submitted to the Borderlands Board for inclusion in the Place Programme.

 

Children and Young People’s Working Group

1.4         Members note the work of the Children and Young People’s Working Group as set out in the minutes at Appendix B of the report.

 

1.5         Members agree to vire £10,000 from the General Provisions budget to the 0-19 budget for investment in the priorities for young people.

 

Windermere Ferry Advisory Group

 

1.6         Members note the draft minutes of the Windermere Ferry Advisory Group (Appendix C to the report).

 

1.7              Members note the proposal of the Windermere Ferry Advisory Group regarding the review of the future pricing structure with paragraph 4.13 (ii) of the report being amended to remove ‘reduction’ and replace it with ‘review of’ and refer this to the Executive Director Economy and Infrastructure for consideration as part of the recommendation to Cabinet.

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