Agenda

Economic Regeneration Advisory Board - Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

Link: View Meeting

Items
No. Item

PART 1 - PUBLIC

1.

Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 3 KB

2.

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Economic Regeneration Advisory Board held on 1 September 2021

4.

Presentation: The Economic Impact of Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 4 KB

An update on the continuing impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the local economy and information on support for local businesses will be provided.

Matters for Recommendation to the Cabinet

5.

Jobs and Training Fairs - Analysis pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The report provides a brief update on the delivery of jobs and training fairs to support local employers with their recruitment needs and assist residents seeking new job opportunities and training courses.  The report also provides proposals for an analysis of the jobs and training fairs to help identify lessons learnt and to gain an appreciation of their economic impact.

6.

Welcome Back Fund pdf icon PDF 119 KB

This report provides an update on progress on the Welcome Back Fund and seeks Members’ support for the plan and the progress made so far.

Additional documents:

7.

Apprenticeships pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Over the past decade apprenticeships have played an increasing role in the jobs market and have become a central part of national policy to address the skills crisis.  Much work has been undertaken in recent years to help address worklessness and improve skills attainment, including the employment of apprentices at the Council, and this report looks at additional measures the Council could take to increase the availability of apprenticeship opportunities in the borough.

8.

Tonbridge Safer Towns Partnership pdf icon PDF 212 KB

This report sets out a proposed £8,000 contribution towards the purchase of much needed new equipment that will ensure that the partnership remains an effective mechanism through which crime against Tonbridge town centre businesses is prevented. This contribution would use up the remaining Business Rates Retention Pilot reserve funding that was earmarked for ‘Tonbridge Town Centre Initiatives’.

 

9.

Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent due to special circumstances and of which notice has been given to the Chief Executive.

Matters for consideration in Private

10.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

 

PART 2 - PRIVATE

11.

Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent due to special circumstances and of which notice has been given to the Chief Executive.