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Items
No. Item

ERG 19/25

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

ERG 19/26

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Economic Regeneration Advisory Board held on 4 September 2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the notes of the meeting of the Economic Regeneration Advisory Board held on 4 September 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

ERG 19/27

Presentation: West Kent Scale Up Programme pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Presentation by Tudor Price from Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce on the West Kent Scale Up Programme.

Minutes:

Members received a presentation from Tudor Price of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce on the West Kent Scale Up Programme.  Members noted the growth of businesses within the Borough that had been supported through this Business Rate Retention Pilot funded initiative.  The Chairman thanked Mr Price for his contribution to the meeting.

Matters for Recommendation to the Cabinet

ERG 19/28

Economic Regeneration Strategy Action Plan Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The report sets out early progress to date on the Economic Regeneration Strategy Action Plan and notifies the Board of the aim to recruit a Graduate Economic Regeneration Officer for a 12 month period to assist in future delivery, using funding from the growth element of the Business Rates Pool.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision Notice D190078MEM

 

The report of the Chief Executive set out progress to date on the Economic Regeneration Strategy Action Plan and advised of the aim to recruit a Graduate Economic Regeneration Officer for a 12 month period to assist in future delivery, using funding from the growth element of the Business Rates Pool.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That the Action Plan update, including the arrangements to provide a Graduate Trainee post for 1 year fully funded by Business Rates Pool growth funding, be noted. 

ERG 19/29

Local Centres and Parades Shopfront Grant Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The report provides an update on the Local Centres and Parades scheme, which was launched in September 2019, and seeks approval to extend the support provided by Action with Communities in Rural Kent to cover this new scheme.

Minutes:

Decision Notice D190079MEM

 

The report of the Chief Executive provided an update on the Local Centres and Parades scheme, which was launched in September 2019, and sought approval to extend the support provided by Action with Communities in Rural Kent to cover this new scheme.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)          the contents of the report be noted; and

 

(2)          the continued use of hands-on advice and support from Action with Communities in Rural Kent for the Local Centres and Parades Scheme be approved. 

Matters submitted for Information

ERG 19/30

Strength in Places Fund - Growing Kent and Medway pdf icon PDF 148 KB

The report provides information on the Growing Kent and Medway ‘Strength in Places’ Fund bid, led by NIAB EMR (National Institute of Agricultural Botany East Malling Research), which was submitted in September 2019.

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Executive provided information on the Growing Kent and Medway ‘Strength in Places’ Fund bid, led by NIAB EMR (National Institute of Agricultural Botany East Malling Research), which had been submitted to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in September 2019. 

Matters for consideration in Private

ERG 19/31

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.

 

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.