Agenda and draft minutes

County Council Local Committee for Barrow - Monday, 16th January, 2023 10.30 am

Venue: Conference Room, Nan Tait Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1LG

Contact: Lynn Harker  Email: lynn.harker@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

The Committee agreed to move agenda item 8 (Barrow Highways Advisory Sub?Group) and discuss this before agenda item 6 (Consolidation of Existing Traffic Regulation Order 2023).

 

52.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Mr B Shirley.

 

53.

Disclosures of Interest

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 disclosures of interest made on this occasion.

 

54.

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 item of business.

 

55.

Public Participation

There are no public questions, statements or petitions relating to the business of the Committee on this occasion.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions, statements or petitions relating to the business of the Committee on this occasion.

 

56.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 November 2022 (copy enclosed).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

57.

Barrow Highways Advisory Sub-Group pdf icon PDF 111 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report gives recommendations for approval by Barrow Local Committee from the Highways Advisory Sub-Group meeting held on 9 December 2022.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the discussion and recommendations of the Highways Advisory Sub-Group for the Barrow area which met on 9 December 2022.

 

The local Member for Hindpool raised concerns regarding the continued flooding problems on Cows Tarn Lane.  The Highways Network Engineer explained that discussions were taking place with Barrow Borough Council and the landowner and members would be kept updated.

 

The local Member for Walney South thanked officers for the flooding investigations which were taking place on Thorny Nook Lane.

 

RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2022 be noted.

 

58.

Consolidation of Existing Traffic Regulation Order 2023 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report seeks approval from Barrow Local Committee to consolidate the Traffic Regulation Orders set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which sought approval to consolidate the Traffic Regulation Orders as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

RESOLVED,   that the County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Barrow-in-Furness) (Consolidation of Traffic Regulations) Order 2023 (“the Consolidation Order”), be brought into operation, the effect of which will be to consolidate the restrictions and provisions of the Orders (listed in Appendix 1 of the report) without any change of substance.

 

59.

Devolved Highways Capital and Revenue Update 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report presents the Highways Revenue and Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports and updates Members as to current progress on these budget lines.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which detailed the Highways Revenue and Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports and updated members as to current progress on those budget lines.

 

The Committee was advised that the Devolved Highways Revenue budget was now £1,031.587 (this included a £200,000 revenue allocation from the DFT Pothole fund within it), Devolved Highways Capital budget was now £890,446 and the revised Devolved Highways Additional Pothole Repairs Capital budget was £750,404.  It was explained that in September top slicing was also applied to the Capital elements of the budgets and following this the current Devolved Highways Capital budget was £483,909 and the Devolved Highways Additional Pothole Repairs Capital budget was now £451,959.

 

A discussion took place regarding the £1,031.587 Devolved Highways Revenue budget and the Local Area Highways Network Manager explained that underspends and overspends were factored into this final amount.

 

Members were informed that currently the Devolved Highways Revenue budget was forecasting a small accelerated spend and the Devolved Capital budget was also forecasting an accelerated spendcurrently by the financial year end.  The Committee was informed that the Local Highways Team were working to manage the ongoing works wherever possible and it was expected that the full programme of capital works would be delivered by the end of the financial year.

 

The Chair, on behalf of the Committee, asked that thanks and appreciation be conveyed to the Highways Team for the significant amount of work they had undertaken.

 

RESOLVED,   that the Revenue and Capital budget allocations for 2022/23 and the commitments and expenditure recorded to the end of November 2022 (as detailed appendices 1, 2 and 3 of the report) be noted.

 

60.

Barrow Area Planning Report pdf icon PDF 592 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Assistant Director – Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides Local Committee with an update on its work and agreed activity since the last meeting of the Committee.  It also includes a financial statement in support of the work of the Local Committee for Members’ information.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a detailed and positive report from the Assistant Director – Customer and Community Services which brought together information from across the Community teams including Community Development, Archives and Libraries, and provided an update on work and agreed activity since the last meeting of the Committee.

 

The Committee’s attention was drawn the Barrow Town Deal Community Hubs and Earnse Bay which continued to be a major area of focus for the Team and members.  The Area Manager explained that the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan had now been developed and was currently under review; the Project Team were reviewing the project outputs with a view to disaggregating them proportionately to each of the community hubs.  Members noted this would mean that the community hubs would each have targeted outcomes that they would need to evidence and report back to the Council as a requirement of receiving revenue funding from the Barrow Town Deal.

 

Members were advised that Barrow Borough Council and The Forum were leading on the development of the Town Centre Community Hub and welcomed the training events which were scheduled to be delivered from The Forum (linked to the Community Hub).  The Committee was informed that a community consultation was currently underway regarding the developments of the Market and the Community Hub at the Forum. 

 

The Committee received an update on the Dalton Borderlands Place Programme and was informed that the Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) had been completed and submitted for consideration.  Members were informed that a ‘Celebrating Dalton Day’ was being organised for May 2023 and the Committee would be kept updated.

 

Members received a positive update from the Community Development Officer regarding the Barrow Wheels 4 All Centre.  Members were advised that £52,913 of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) would be used to create a dedicated cycle storage facility, kitchen and toilet within the Boat House at Barrow Park as well as a dedicated cycle storage facility at The Dock Museum.

 

The Committee was informed that a part-time Wheels 4 All Co-Ordinator, who would focus on engaging with charities, care home and health colleagues to encourage use of the facilities, had been employed and would be based at the Park Leisure Centre. 

 

Members received an update on cycling maintenance and welcomed the collaborative work being undertaken with Furness College Engineering Department to discuss incorporating cycle maintenance as part of their curriculum and allow students to give back volunteer hours to the Wheels for All Programme.

 

During the course of discussion the Committee highlighted a scheme led by Active Cumbria to allow access to bikes for those people living in deprivation.  It was agreed that this matter would be investigated further with Active Cumbria.

 

Members received a positive update on Love Barrow Families and noted the Boxability activity was going well and had been included on the national England Boxing website as a good project.

 

A discussion took place regarding Monks Trail and members were informed this area had been cleared and permission was awaited with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

61.

Reports from Members Serving on Outside Bodies

To enable local members to give verbal reports on and share information in respect of outside bodies to which they have been appointed.

 

Minutes:

There were no updates from members serving on outside bodies on this occasion.

 

62.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Friday 17 March 2023 at 10.30 am in the Conference Room, Nan Tait Centre, Barrow?in?Furness, LA14 1LG.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,    that the next scheduled meeting will take place on Friday 17 March 2023 at 10.30 am in the Conference Room, Nan Tait Centre, Barrow?in?Furness, LA14 1LG.