Agenda and decisions

Community and Wellbeing Committee
Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Tim Richardson, 01372 732122  Email: trichardson@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

 

Please note: Members of the Public are requested to inform the Democratic Services Officer before the meeting begins if they wish to ask a verbal question to the Committee.

Decision:

The Committee received one question from a member of the public with regard to the procedure for hiring facilities at Auriol Park, and noted that the Head of Operational Services would respond directly to the questioner with regard to this matter within one week.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

Decision:

No declarations of interest were made by Councillors in items on this agenda.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 24 January 2017 (attached) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 January 2017 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman, subject to the following amendment:

That the word “Find” in Minute 23 be amended to read “Fund”.

4.

Horton Country Park Local nature Reserve Management Plan 2017-2117 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

This report asks the Community and Wellbeing Committee to approve and adopt as policy an updated management plan 2017-2117 for Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Adopted the updated 2017-2117  Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve Management Plan as Council policy.

(2)          Agreed to receive an Annual Review of costs and funding associated with the Plan.

5.

The Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve Management Plan 2017-2117 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

This report asks the Community and Wellbeing Committee to approve and adopt as policy an updated management plan 2017-2117 for the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Adopted the updated 2017-2117 the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve Management Plan as Council policy.

(2)          Agreed to receive an Annual Review of costs and funding associated with the Plan.

6.

Local Biodiversity Action Plan - Annual Up-date 2016 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

A report on progress during 2016 in implementing the Epsom & Ewell Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2020.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Noted progress during 2016 in implementing the Epsom and Ewell Local Biodiversity Plan.

7.

Park Management Plans pdf icon PDF 122 KB

This report presents the Committee with five-year park management plans for Auriol Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground, and the results of recent visitor surveys to both parks.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Approved the 2017- 2021 park management plans for Auriol Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground.

8.

Community Transport and Longmead Centre pdf icon PDF 99 KB

This report provides an update on changes to the Routecall service, and proposes rebranding for our Community Services operations and the Longmead Centre.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Noted the progress on implementing the recommendations of the Scrutiny Review of Routecall.

(2)          Agreed to the rebranding of the services within the Community Services operation, as detailed in section 4 of the report.

(3)          Requested the Audit, Crime & Disorder and Scrutiny Committee to undertake a review of the rebranded Community Services in April 2018.

(4)          Agreed to the changing the name of the Longmead Centre to “The Community and Wellbeing Centre”.

9.

Supplementary Fees & Charges pdf icon PDF 86 KB

This report sets out Supplementary Fees & Charges for Epsom Playhouse, the Ebbisham Centre and Ewell Court House that were omitted from the report agreed in January 2017.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee:

(1)          Agreed the fees and charges as set out at Annexe 1 and Annexe 2 to the report, effective from 1 April 2017.

10.

Outstanding References pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The references to Officers outstanding as at 21 March 2017.

 


Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee received and noted the outstanding references to Officers.

11.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 51 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision:

The Committee resolved to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

12.

Higher needs day care within Wellbeing centre

This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings.  The report deals with information relating to the business affairs of the Council and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee agreed:

(1)          To continue to provide higher needs day care within the Wellbeing Centre.

(2)          To a daily attendance fee for higher needs day care of £40 excluding travel and meals.

(3)          To continue to provide wellbeing support by ‘appointment only’ within the Wellbeing Centre.