Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 33 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman of the Community Leadership Committee Councillor David Longstaff, welcomed all attendees to the meeting.

     

    RESOLVED that subject to the correction on page three of the agenda to read: Family and Community Wellbeing Lead Committee Officer, the minutes of the previous meeting on 10 November 2014 be agreed as a correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor Anne Hutton declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hill Library) and Item 11 (Urgency Committee – Notification of Decision in Relation to East Finchley Library as an Asset of the Community) by virtue of being a Member of Friern Barnet Community Library.

     

    Councillor Arjun Mittra declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hill Library) and Item 11 (Urgency Committee – Notification of Decision in Relation to East Finchley Library as an Asset of the Community) by virtue of being a Member of Friern Barnet Community Library.

     

    Councillor Alison Moore declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hill Library) and Item 11 (Urgency Committee – Notification of Decision in Relation to East Finchley Library as an Asset of the Community) by virtue of being an ordinary member of the East Finchley Library.

    Councillor Mark Shooter declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hill Library) and Item 10 (Grant Awards) by virtue of being a Director of a local based charity.

     

    Councillor Brian Salinger declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item Agenda Item 8 (Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hills Library) and Item 11 (Urgency Committee – Notification of Decision in Relation to East Finchley Lubrary as an Asset of the Community) as Mrs Salinger is the Vice-Chairman of Friern Barnet Community Library.

     

     

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any)

6.

Members' Items (If any)

7.

Commissioning Plan 2015-2020 pdf icon PDF 383 KB

8.

Assets of Community Value: Nomination of Childs Hill Library pdf icon PDF 343 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and informed the Committee about the Community Right to Bid under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.

     

    Following queries from the Committee, it was noted that the under the Community Right to Bid local people have the right to nominate buildings or pieces of land to be listed on a register of Assets of Community Value managed by the Council.

     

    The Committee further heard that where an owner of a listed asset wishes to dispose of it, there will be a period of time which would ultimately be for a period of six months- during which the asset cannot be sold or a qualifying lease granted or assigned – a qualifying lease is a lease originally granted for a 25 year term.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee agree that Childs Hill Library should be listed as an Asset of Community Value and added to the Council’s Register.

     

     

     

    The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    11

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

     

9.

Developing a Community Participation Strategy for Barnet pdf icon PDF 369 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report and noted the Community Participation Action Plan as set out at Appendix 1 of the Agenda Item.  

     

    The Committee received a presentation outlining the work carried out following the agreement to develop a Community Participation Strategy for Barnet. It was noted that the six areas covered by the Implementation Plan are:

     

    ·          Improving our information about local communities

    ·         Making more use of current community capacity

    ·         Using our purchasing power

    ·         Exploring the benefits of working locally

    ·         Building relationships between the VCS and the Council

    ·         Using our resources and levers

     

     

    RESOLVED that:

    1.    The Committee note the work done to develop the Community Participation Strategy.

    2.    The Committee agree the proposed Implementation Plan.

    3.    The Committee endorse the Strategy’s aim to draw together and coordinate opportunities for more community involvement in service delivery from across the Council as these emerge in future.

     

    The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    5

     

10.

Grant Awards pdf icon PDF 339 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report which recommends an award of £40,000 (2015/16) to Love Burnt Oak, subject to the Council’s Standard Conditions of Grant Aid to cover the costs of their Community Coordinator.

     

    It was noted that current Love Burnt Oak activities include delivering a range of services at its own community facilities in partnership with the public and community sector.

     

    The Committee were informed that the provision for the grant is from income to the Council from the Transformation Challenge Award from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

     

    Councillor Arjun Mittra moved a motion which was duly seconded, to include the following additional recommendation:

    ·         Additional recommendation: That the Committee receive a further report with update on the progress made following approval of the award to Love Burnt Oak.

     

    The Chairman then called for a vote on the recommendations.

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    The Committee approve the following recommendation of an award of £40,000 to Love Burnt Oak, funded from Transformation Challenge Award monies.

    2.    The Committee receive a further report with update on the progress made following approval of the award to Love Burnt Oak.

     

     The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    11

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

11.

Urgency Committee - Notification of Decision in Relation to East Finchley Library as an Asset of the Community pdf icon PDF 315 KB

12.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 313 KB

13.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent