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					                   BRAUNSTONE TOWN COUNCIL
                              Ian Laughton - Executive Officer & Town Clerk

                                    Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway,
                                   Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2PP
                               Telephone : (0116) 2899270 Fax 282 4785
                                                  (24hr answerphone)
                                             Crime Reduction AP Agenda


«F2»

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2 October 2003

Dear «F1»

A meeting of the SOCIAL INCLUSION, RECREATION & CULTURAL ADVISORY PANEL will be held
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at Braunstone Civic Centre on Thursday, 9 October 2003 commencing at 7.00pm, for the transaction of
the business as set out below and your attendance is requested.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Laughton

Executive Officer & Town Clerk


                                                   AGENDA


1.      Apologies

2.      Disclosures of Interest
        Disclosures by members and officers of personal and prejudicial interests and the nature of
        those interests in respect of items on the agenda at this meeting
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3.      Minutes - Report of the last meeting held on 10 October 2002
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        To receive the report of the last meeting held on 10 October 2002 (Enclosed)

4.      To Recommend Performance Targets for 2004/2005
        To receive a description of services and Performance Indicators (Enclosed)

        Note: Targets should be set in direct relation to performance indicators already agreed.



 NOTE:
 CRIME & DISORDER ACT 1998 (SECTION 17) – The Council has an obligation to consider Crime & Disorder
 implications of all its activities and to do all that it can to prevent Crime and Disorder in its area.

 RACE RELATIONS ACT (SECTION 17A) – The Council has a general duty in carrying out its functions to have due
 regard to the need a) to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination; and b) to promote equality of opportunity and good
 relations between persons of different racial groups.
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                           BRAUNSTONE TOWN COUNCIL

SOCIAL INCLUSION, RECREATION & CULTURE

YOUNG PEOPLE

Youth Council
Administrative support is provided for the Braunstone Town Youth Council. The Town
Council also provides financial support and works in partnership with the Winstanley
Community College to enable a qualified Youth Worker to assist the Youth Council with their
activities. Braunstone Town Youth Council is made up of representatives elected (or
nominated) from the following groups:

Winstanley School/Lunch Club/Year 9; Duke of Edinburgh Group; Wino Seniors; Wino Girls;
Millfield Youth Group; Drop In (LFE); Friar Lane/St Crispins Church; Civic Centre.

The Youth Council meets at Braunstone Civic Centre on the last Tuesday in every month.

School Holiday Activities
The Town Council makes a financial contribution and works with our partners at the District
Council and Winstanley College to provide a range of summer holiday activities in
consultation with the Youth Council.

Grants
The Council will make financial grants to local schools to provide arts based workshops
which would not normally be provided from within the schools individual financial resources.

Our objectives in providing the service

            To create opportunities for young people to have a voice
            To identify young people’s needs and give support to new initiatives including
             summer holiday activities

YOUNG PEOPLE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2004/2005

Young People Performance Indicators                              02/03     03/04     04/05
                                                                                    Targets
Number of Youth Groups represented on Braunstone Town Youth        8         2
Council


(For Information) YOUNG PEOPLE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2003/2004

Young People Performance Indicators                              01/02     02/03     03/04
                                                                                     Target
Number of Youth Groups represented on Braunstone Town Youth        8         8         8
Council

Net cost per resident per annum                                  £0.93     £0.95      £1.07




SOCIAL INCLUSION, RECREATION & CULTURE
Joint Service Shop
Located within the Civic Centre our staff supply information on the vast range of services
provided by Braunstone Town Council, Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County
Council. Members of the public can use the ‘Infolinx’ (on-screen information system) which
contains information on elected representatives, clubs and societies, What’s On? Etc. A free
self-help phone-fax link to council departments is also available.

Skillspoint
Working in conjunction with our partners at Central Business Service a Skillspoint/Internet
Access Point has been provided in the Meridian Room at Braunstone Civic Centre. This
initiative enables local residents to gain new skills, get on the internet, learn about e-mails,
undertake a Learn Direct Course, choose what to learn and when. There is a modest
hourly charge of £1 per hour.

Work Experience Placements
We provide regular work experience placements in conjunction with our partners at
Ellesmere College.

Awards of Merit
The Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement, and valuable service to the
Community. Young Persons Awards may also be given at the discretion of the Council.
Nomination forms are available from the Civic Centre. Information about the Awards
Scheme is published each year in the Braunstone Life.

Civic Occasions
The Town Council, mainly through the functions of the Town Mayor, organises a number of
Civic Functions each year, these include:- Vaishaki, Diwali, Christmas Carol Concert,
Remembrance Day Reception, Cheque and Civic Awards presentation ceremonies.

Community Grants
The Council makes financial grants to various local organisations to assist their work,
together with grants for subsidised use of the Civic Centre. The availability of grants is
published each year by a press release to the Braunstone Life. Detailed information is
requested from applicants on the purpose of the grant and the financial basis of their
organisation. The Council also obtains information about other funding sources (Lottery,
District/County Councils etc.) and will encourage and assist community groups in making
applications for funding.

Arts/Entertainment Programme
Our strategy is to promote the arts by working in partnership with local groups and good
causes. We publish a ‘What’s On’ guide and organise a number of events held in the
Autumn/Spring of each year. The ‘What’s On’ Guide is delivered to all households in
Braunstone Town. By involving the local community groups, a programme of well supported
events has been established. We also maintain a mailing list to notify local residents of
events at the Civic Centre. The Council underwrites the cost of each event and passes on
100% of the net profits to the relevant local group or good cause. Applications for inclusion
in the Council’s sponsored Programme of Events have to be received before 1st March each
year.




Free Use Community Rooms
The Winstanley, Ravenhurst and Fosse Rooms at Braunstone Civic Centre are available to
non-profit making Community Groups between 9am and 5pm each weekday. Regular users
include the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Braunstone Town Community Mini Bus, Thursday Over
60’s Club.

Website
www.braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk includes items of local interest, What’s on, details of
local services, Councillors’ contact details, agendas and Minutes of Meetings, local
residents’ ‘Feedback’ page, etc.

Front Garden Competition
To encourage the improvement of our local environment the Town Council organises an
annual Front Garden Competition – entry forms are available from the Civic Centre.


Our objectives in providing the service

              To work with our partners to attract increased funding and the provision of a
               wider range of services at local level
              To provide support for the Office of Town Mayor
              To assist local clubs and societies to undertake their work for the benefit of the
               citizens of Braunstone Town
              To direct grants to organisations where this will be of greatest benefit to the
               citizens of Braunstone Town
              To organise arts events/ entertainment’s/ Civic Occasions which bring people
               together
              To encourage the formation of new community groups by promoting free/
               subsidised use of the Civic Centre
              To promote social inclusion

SOCIAL INCLUSION PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2004/2005

Social Inclusion, Recreation & Culture                              02/03     03/04       04/05
Performance Indicators                                                                   Targets

Joint Service Shop Enquiries                                        5880      5112

Number of Civic Occasions arranged aimed at promoting Social         7          7
Inclusion

Number of Community Grants Made                                      18         21

Average value of Community Grants made                              £125      £149

Number of public events that the Council will intend to hold in a    14         10
year

Average attendances at all Events                                   136        124

Percentage of occupancy of free-use rooms                           39%        30%




(For Information) SOCIAL INCLUSION PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (2004/2005)
Social Inclusion, Recreation & Culture                               01/02    02/03   03/04
Performance Indicators                                                                Target
Joint Service Shop Enquiries                                         3572     5880    6000

Number of Civic Occasions arranged aimed at promoting Social          7        7        8
Inclusion

Number of Community Grants Made                                       15       18      18

Average value of Community Grants made                              £139.93   £125     N/A

Number of public events that the Council will intend to hold in a     16       14      10
year

Average attendances at all Events                                    140      136      170

Percentage of occupancy of free-use rooms                            17%      39%      45%

Net cost per resident per annum                                      £1.71    £1.98   £2.08

				
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