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PART 1 - PUBLIC

CH 21/1

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

Minutes:

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

CH 21/2

Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Communities and Housing Advisory Board held on 10 November 2020

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the notes of the meeting of the Communities and Housing Advisory Board held on 10 November 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Matters for recommendation to the Cabinet

CH 21/3

Tonbridge Allotments Association - Proposed Charges pdf icon PDF 124 KB

This report brings forward a proposed review of charges and concessions for allotments in Tonbridge by the Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens Association for Member approval.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services provided details of the arrangements made with the Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens Association (TAGA) to manage and maintain allotments in Tonbridge on the Council’s behalf and set out proposed charges and concessions to be implemented from 1 October 2022. 

 

RECOMMENDED: That the proposed charges brought forward by the Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens Association, as detailed in the report, be agreed. 

*Referred to Cabinet

CH 21/4

Annual Grants to Key Voluntary Sector Bodies pdf icon PDF 16 KB

This report seeks endorsement of the grants for key voluntary and community sector organisations

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Decision Notice D210027MEM)

 

The report of the Chief Executive sought endorsement of the grants to be made to key voluntary and community sector organisations which provide support services to residents within the Borough. 

 

RECOMMENDED: That

 

(1)             based on the good progress and vital support provided to residents from Involve, Imago and the Maidstone and West Kent Mediation Scheme, the grant funding be continued for year 2 of the 4 year agreement with each organisation; and

 

(2)             based on the good progress and vital support provided to residents from Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and Citizens Advice North and West Kent (CANWK), grant funding to each organisation be maintained at current levels for the financial year 2021/22.

CH 21/5

Leybourne Lakes Country Park - Future Management and Facility Development pdf icon PDF 389 KB

This report updates and brings forward a revised timescale on both the proposed transfer of the site management of Leybourne Lakes Country Park [LLCP] to the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust [TMLT] and the Capital Plan scheme for the provision of additional lakeside facilities.  The proposed transfer is identified in the Council’s First Year Addendum to the Corporate Strategy. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Decision Notice D210028MEM)

 

Further to the report considered at the meeting of the Advisory Board held on 10 November 2020 (minute number CH 20/32 refers), this report updated and brought forward a revised timescale on both the proposed transfer of the site management of Leybourne Lakes Country Park (LLCP) to the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust (TMLT) and the Capital Plan Scheme for the provision of additional lakeside facilities.  Members were reminded that the proposed transfer had been identified in the Council’s First Year Addendum to the Corporate Strategy.

 

RECOMMENDED: That subject to the Monitoring Officer being satisfied about the lawfulness of the actions in relation to the potential transfer, both the potential management transfer and the facility development be progressed as outlined in the report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services. 

Matters submitted for Information

CH 21/6

Parks and Leisure - Response to Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

This report provides updates on progress with the themes/activities identified within the Parks and Leisure section of the recently approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy.  This includes updates on the Council’s Indoor and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, progress with Capital Plan Projects and the 2020/21 Events Calendar. 

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services provided updates on progress with the themes/activities identified within the Parks and Leisure section of the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy.  This included updates on the Council’s Indoor and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, progress with Capital Plan Projects and the 2020/21 Events Calendar.

CH 21/7

Community Safety Partnership - Update pdf icon PDF 133 KB

This report provides an update on some of the recent work of the Community Safety Partnership.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive provided an update on some of the recent work of the Community Safety Partnership.

CH 21/8

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator pdf icon PDF 232 KB

This report provides an update on the Council’s successful Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator competition consortia bid with Fenland District Council (FDC) to secure funding to enable the upgrade of circa 160 Clarion owned homes in Tonbridge and Wisbech (Fenland).

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided an update on the success of the Council’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator competition consortia bid undertaken with Fenland District Council to secure funding to upgrade Clarion owned homes in Tonbridge and Wisbech.

CH 21/9

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.