Agenda and draft minutes

County Council Local Committee for Allerdale - Friday, 5th March, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: via Microsoft Teams

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

Items
No. Item

59.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr T Lywood and Mrs C McCarron-Holmes.

60.

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:

There were no declarations of interest made on this occasion.  

61.

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.

 

62.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

Minutes:

There were no petitions, statements or questions made to Local Committee on this occasion.

63.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting held on 5 January 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that,     the minutes of the meeting held on 5 January 2021 be agreed as an accurate and complete record.

64.

Allerdale Highways Working Group Reports pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which detailed the outcome of the meeting of the Highways Working Group (HWG) held on17th February 2021 and presented HWG recommendations to the Local Committee for approval.

The Highways Network Manager presented the report and provided a detailed run through of the recommendations included in the report which related to budgets and programmes that were delegated to Local Committee for determination and delivery. Members heard that proposals for the Devolved highways Revenue Budget allocation for Allerdale 2021/22 was based on a funding allocation of £1,238,693.

A detailed discussion took place in which the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport confirmed that as a result of a central government decision there would be a £10 million reduction to highways budgets which would be shared across all local committee allocations. The Highways Network Manager gave assurance to members that plans were in place to deal with potholes that had been identified. Members then heard that schemes would continue to be delivered and a revised list of schemes would be provided to Local Committee at a future meeting. The Cabinet Member also confirmed that communications had been shared with the press regarding jet patching plans in Allerdale.

RESOLVED that,    

1)    Local Committee notes the minutes of the meeting of the HWG held on the 17th February 2021 which are attached as Appendix 1 to this report,

 

2)    Local Committee agree the proposed Devolved Highways Revenue Budget for Allerdale 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

 

65.

Proposed Amendment to Workington Traffic Regulation Order: Causeway Road and Church Road, Seaton pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which provided Local Committee with the background and detail of a further proposed change to the Workington Traffic Regulation Order. 

The Traffic Management Team Leader detailed the proposed change which related to a revised version of Proposal 16 of the Workington Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Causeway Road and Church Road, Seaton.

 

The Traffic Management Team Leader provided background to this review stating that concerns had been raised over a number of years to Cumbria County Council regarding parking issues on Causeway Road and Church Road, Seaton. Recently, reports had been received of an ambulance attending an emergency situation being unable to travel through Causeway Road due to parked vehicles causing an obstruction for traffic.  The report noted that several incidents of obstruction and damage to stationary vehicles had also been reported to the Police.  The Traffic Management Team Leader summarised the outcome of an initial consultation with residents and statutory consultees.

 

In addition to the parking issues on Causeway Road, the Local Member for Seaton as well as members of Seaton Parish Council had raised issues with traffic flows on Church Road due to parking issues. The Local Member explained the current difficulties in detail and supported the proposal as a means of addressing traffic flow problems.  

 

RESOLVED that,                

 

1)    the Local Committee agree that the revised proposal for waiting restrictions, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 of the report, replace the original proposal (shown on the plan as Appendix 1), for inclusion in the statutory consultation and advertisement of the consolidation and variation of The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Workington) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 2017 and its variations (“the Order”) which was previously considered by the Local Committee on 9 November 2020,

 

2)    the Local Committee agree that, subject to there being no unresolved objections received at the end of the statutory consultation and advertisement of the waiting restrictions referred to in paragraph 3.1 of the report, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 of the report, that the restrictions be brought into operation, as part of the Order, as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which are more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the Report.

 

66.

AREA MANAGER UPDATE pdf icon PDF 528 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which sought to bring Local Committee up to date with the activity across Allerdale and any recent developments in the ongoing response and recovery to Covid-19.

The Area Manager for Allerdale began by highlighting that the 2021-22 budget for Allerdale Local Committee was agreed at Full Council on 18 February and included a £200,000 Environment Fund for one year only.

Several community testing sites were now available to those unable to work from home and those who are in greater community contact as part of their job. Complete with strict and safe COVID-19 precautions in place, there were now a number of community sites running across the county including ones at Beacon Hill School in Aspatria and Workington Academy.

The Area Manager confirmed that the Council had secured £1million direct funding from the Environment Agency for the delivery of the Flimby Flood Alleviation Project to reduce the risk of flooding from both watercourses and surface water that have affected the village.

The Vice-Chair provided an update on the outcome Workington Towns Deal submission which had now been granted £23.1 million worth of funding from central government. Both the Vice-Chair and the Local Member for Thursby as the Leader of Allerdale Borough Council thanked all of the members of the public for providing such positive responses to the proposals.

The Community Services Manager provided an update on the library service and explained to members that from 12 April libraries would be looking to open up more services in accordance with guidance. Members then heard that libraries would be providing Census support to any members of the public who may need guidance.

RESOLVED that,    

1)    members note the contents of the report,

2)    members agree to utilise underspends for continuing to         support response to, and recovery from Covid-19 during 2021-22.

 

 

67.

ACTIONS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 100 KB

[Electoral Divisions –  All Allerdale ]

 

To consider a report by the Area Support Manager (copy enclosed).

 

This report updates the Committees on actions arising from previous meetings.

 

Minutes:

No items were removed from the list of actions arising from previous meetings.

 

68.

CHAMPION UPDATES

To receive updates from Allerdale’s Local Committee Champions

 

Minutes:

There were no champion updates provided at this meeting.

69.

VERBAL REPORTS FROM MEMBERS SERVING ON OUTSIDE BODIES

Members representing Allerdale Local Committee are invited to report back verbally on recent meetings they may have attended.

Minutes:

There were no verbal reports from member serving on outside bodies.

70.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 28 May 2021 at 10am.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Allerdale Local Committee is due to take place on 28 May 2021.