Agenda and draft minutes

County Council Local Committee for Carlisle
Monday, 19th July, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room A/B, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD

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

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

To elect a Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that Mr C Weber be appointed Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Mr Weber thereupon took the Chair.

 

2.

ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

To elect a Vice-Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that Mr J Mallinson be appointed Vice-Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Dr S Haraldsen, Ms K Lockney and Mr A McGuckin.

 

4.

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 on this occasion.

 

5.

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 for any items of business on this occasion.

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(1)       To receive a petition regarding the junction of Dykes Terrace and Brampton Road, Carlisle.

 

(2)       There are no public questions or statements to be considered at this meeting.

 

Minutes:

(1)       The petition regarding the junction of Dykes Terrace and Brampton Road, Carlisle was withdrawn from this meeting following discussions between the petitioner and Local Highways Network Manager.

 

(2)       There are no public questions or statements to be considered at this meeting.

 

7.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 350 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee held on 1 March 2021 (copy enclosed).

 

Minutes:

With reference to minute 76 – Minutes it was agreed to include that the local Member for Botcherby did not agree the minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2021.

 

RESOLVED,    that with the inclusion of the above amendment the minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee held on 1 March 2021 be confirmed as circulated and thereupon signed by the Chair.

 

8.

AREA PLANNING REPORT pdf icon PDF 330 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

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

 

This report provides an update on its agreed activity, a financial statement in support of these activities and requests decisions on a range of issues.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which provided members with recommendations and matters to note relating to budget commitments, grant allocations from the recommendations of its Strategic Grants Panel and other relevant matters relating to area planning.

 

The local Member for Dalston and Burgh expressed his appreciation for the works which had been undertaken in his Division.

 

A discussion took place regarding the ‘Blank Wall Assassins Project’ and members emphasised this was the positive outcome of both members and officers working jointly with Carlisle City Council.  It was agreed the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Local Committee should be consulted on any artwork to be displayed.

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (1)          the commitments made and the remaining balances within delegated budgets and notes the grants (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report) be noted;

 

                          (2)          the following grants made from Area Planning funding be agreed:-

 

                                        (a)     £6,400 to Cumbria Family Support towards a pilot project “Family Support –Covid Recovery” (as described in Appendix 2);

 

                                        (b)     £5,972 to Carlisle and Eden Citizens Advice towards the costs of an Employment Adviser and a worker to support the virtual team (detailed in Appendix 3 of the report);

 

                          (3)          the following grants from the 0-19 grants fund be noted:-

 

                                        (a)     £1,500 to Wetheral Cricket Club towards a new netting area to support the young people in Wetheral to take up Cricket;

 

                                        (b)     £450 to Morton Community Centre towards Summer Holiday Activities (from earmarked 0-19 holiday activities);

 

                                        (c)     £3,000 to Longtown Community Centre towards Summer Evening Activities targeting young teenagers in the Longtown (from earmarked 0-19 holiday activities);

 

                          (4)          grants of £12,000 from its DWP Winter Grants Fund as listed below be noted:-

 

                                        (a)     £2,500 to Carlisle Key towards supporting the charity to pay for utility bills and food costs, including food for cooking workshops;

 

                                        (b)     £700 to Elim Community Church (Oasis Food Pantry) towards supporting people who are in most need of accessing food, but who would not qualify for the Food Bank service of free food;

 

                                        (c)     £5,000 to Carlisle Community Help Group towards helping the group become more sustainable, this funding will help them to keep the service going whilst they reach out and look for other funding;

 

                                        (d)     £3,800 to Carlisle Food Bank towards food costs for core and/or emergency supplies to vulnerable people of all ages;

 

                          (5)          the schedule of works and budgets associated with the Contain Outbreak Management Fund to improve outdoor spaces and hold area based events and activities (attached at appendices 4 and 5 of the report) be approved;

 

                          (6)          Councillor Mike Mitchelson be nominated to the Committee of Brampton and Beyond Community Association (as outlined in para 4.9 of the report);

 

                          (7)          the Chair of Local Committee be nominated as its representative on the St Cuthbert’s Garden Village Member Advisory Group (as outlined in paragraph 4.10 of the report);

 

                          (8)          the Chair of Local Committee be nominated as its representative on the Project Tullie Board.

 

9.

2021/22 HIGHWAYS BUDGET/PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 299 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

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

 

This report presents the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information, as detailed in the attached appendices.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which presented the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital Budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information.

 

Members were informed of the budget allocations for 2021/22 noting the Highways Revenue budget was £1,438,010, Devolved Highways Capital budget of £2,465,000 and the Non-devolved Highways Capital budget being £1,809,000.

 

The local Member for Botcherby asked that the Warwick Road scheme be included in future reports.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager explained that the Authority was awaiting information from Lidl to allow them to co?ordinate and design the scheme and confirmed that upon receipt of this the scheme would be included in the programme progress report.

 

The local Member for Stanwix Urban thanked officers for the work which had been undertaken on Brampton Road.

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (1)          the programme progress information (shown in Appendices 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (2)          the various Highways Revenue budget allocations and headings (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report);

 

                          (3)          the various Highways Capital budget  allocations and headings (as shown in Appendix 2 of the report).

 

10.

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

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

 

This report provides details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 6 April and 15 June 2021 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the meetings of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 6 April and 15 June 2021and presented recommendations to the Local Committee for approval.

 

10a

6 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 390 KB

(copy enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,   that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       2020/21 Highway Projects Update Report

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (a)          the report be noted;

 

                          (b)          that the Chair and Vice-Chair of Carlisle Local Committee together the local Member be notified of major planning applications.

 

(3)       Zone E Parking Review: Statutory Consultation Variation 61

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (a)          the representations which have been received during the statutory consultation and advertisement of The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation Order (No. 61) 20>< (“the Order”), be considered and:-

 

                                        (i)        agree to the introduction of the Order, as advertised, except for the following:-

 

                                        (A)       Brookside Place

 

                                                    Proposals to introduce disc parking restrictions on Brookside Place

                                                   

                                                    (Brookside Place will not therefore be part of the Zone E parking zone);

 

                                        (B)       Kendal Street

 

                                                    Proposals to introduce No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on the south west side of Kendal Street;

 

                                                    (This area would remain subject to the 2 hour disc parking waiting restrictions);

 

                                        (C)      Introduction of 1 Hour Waiting Restrictions

 

                                                    Proposals to introduce 1 hour disc parking waiting restrictions on Duke Street, Hawick Street, Kendal Street, Morton Street, Newcastle Street, Potters Place, Rigg Street, Silloth Street, Wigton Road (part of 1 to 11) and York Street;

 

                                                    (These would remain subject to the 2 hour disc parking waiting restrictions). 

 

(4)       Draft Carlisle Revenue Budget 2021/22

 

RESOLVED,   that the draft 2021/2022 Devolved Highways Revenue Maintenance budget allocations for 2021/2022 (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report) be agreed and kept under review.

 

(5)       Draft Carlisle Capital Budget 2021/22

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)          the proposed budget allocations and that the Highways Draft Capital budget allocations for 2021/2022 (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report) be kept under review;

 

                          (b)          the proposed schemes and the proposed schemes being delivered under the proposed budget allocations (attached as Appendix 2 to the report).

 

(6)       2020/21 Highways Budget/Programme Progress Report

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)          the Revenue and Capital budget allocations for 2020/21 and the commitments and expenditure (as detailed in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (b)          the programme progress information (shown in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (c)          the Highways Revenue budget has been split for use against various budget headings (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report);

 

                          (d)          the devolved Capital and Additional Devolved Capital budgets have been split for use against various budget headings. (referred to in Appendices 2 and 4 of the report);

 

                          (e)          the schemes that cannot be delivered in 2020/21 are transferred into 2021/22 (as detailed in Appendices 1-5 of the report).

 

(7)       Carlisle City Council – Notice of Variation of Car Park Charges

 

RESOLVED,   that it be noted that Carlisle City Council are proposing to make changes to the fees and charges within “The City of Carlisle (Off Street Parking Places Consolidation and Minor Amendment Variation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10a

10b

15 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 358 KB

(copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,   that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       2021/22 Flood Development Management Update

 

RESOLVED,   that the report be noted.

 

(3)       Safer Schools – School Streets Initiative

 

RESOLVED,   that the report be noted.

 

(4)       2021/22 Highways Budget/Programme Progress Report

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)          the Programme progress information (as shown in Appendices 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (b)          the various Highways Revenue budget allocations and headings (detailed in Appendix 1 of the report to);

 

                          (c)          the various Highways Capital budget allocations and headings (detailed in Appendix 2 of the report);

 

                          (d)          there are no comments in the Appendices to bring to the attention of Local Members. Any significant comments, changes and/or amendments will be highlighted here in subsequent and future reports to the Highways and Transport Working Group.

 

11.

MEMBER CHAMPION UPDATES

To receive updates from Carlisle Member Champions.

11a

Children in Care Council Champion

(Verbal update).

Minutes:

Members received a verbal update from Elizabeth Mallinson informing the Committee of positive virtual Children in Care Local Forum meetings.  It was also noted that Deborah Earl and herself had been involved with the Holiday Activity Fund which had included Looked after Children.

 

The Committee noted that the Access Cards for Leisure scheme was currently on hold due to the pandemic but it was anticipated this would be moved forward in the future.

 

In conclusion, members were informed there was a significant amount of positive work currently being undertaken.

11b

Autism Champion pdf icon PDF 254 KB

(Copy enclosed).

Minutes:

Members received an update from Christine Bowditch which outlined the problems which had been experienced by people with autism and their carers during the current pandemic.  It was noted that she had continued to meet with individuals in an outdoor space to discuss the issues surrounding their lives and the emotional cost of managing an autistic child as well as looking to the future.

 

The Local Committee was informed that the Autism Act 2011 placed a statuary responsibility on the Department of Health to publish an Autism Strategy every seven years which had been significantly constrained due to the pandemic but explained that an approved publication of an Interim Autism Strategy had been published. 

 

Members were informed that the introduction of a duty to provide adequate community services by councils, NHS England and local health decision?makers to provide enough services for autistic people in their area would be very much welcomed by autistic people and their families and carers.  It was suggested this could include mental health services, better supported housing and more social groups to prevent autistic people becoming isolated and developing mental health problems.

 

The Local Committee noted that following a survey in 2019 it had been reported that more than two in three autistic adults in England did not receive the support they needed; only 14% felt there was enough mental health services in their area and 50% of parents said that their child had to wait for more than a year to receive support at school.

 

Members were informed that currently the law allowed for people to be admitted to mental health hospitals because they were autistic but it was felt that the proposals to change the law should minimise this.

 

The Local Committee welcomed the potential holiday support which was being put in place and supported by the County Council.

 

11c

Armed Forces Champion

(Verbal update).

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from Val Tarbitt who welcomed the Veterans’ Breakfast Club resuming and work beginning on the allotments at Heathlands following the relaxation of restrictions during the pandemic.

 

 

The Chair thanked the Member Champions for their respective update.

 

12.

LOCAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND LEADERSHIP MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee Chairs and Leadership meetings held on 29 January and 27 April 2021 (copies enclosed). 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED,   that the minutes of the Local Committee Chairs and Leadership meetings held on 29 January and 27 April 2021 be noted.

 

The Leader gave an update from a meeting of the Local Committee Chairs and Leadership which had taken place on 5 July.  He explained that an enhanced roll had been discussed which could mean that, where appropriate, matters such as local funding and schemes throughout the county would be devolved to local committees.  Members noted this would be considered further at the full County Council meeting in September.

 

13.

LOCAL COMMITTEE FOR CARLISLE - FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 242 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

The Forward Plan of items for meetings of the Local Committee for Carlisle is attached for information.

 

Minutes:

The current Forward Plan of business for future meetings of the Local Committee was noted.

 

14.

DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

To note that the next meeting of Carlisle Local Committee will be held on Monday 13 September 2021 at 10.00 am in Conference Room A/B, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,    that the next scheduled meeting will take place on Monday 13 September 2021 at 10.00 am at Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle.