43 BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL PENISTONE EAST WARD PANEL Thursday, 29th April, 2010 Barnsley Town Hall (Committee Room 4) 31. Present: Councillors Barnard, Wilson and Hand-Davis J. Peachey, J. Openshaw, F. Tennyson and A. Poole: Customer and Neighbourhood Services. 32. Appointment of Chairman There was a discussion as to who would be the Chairperson for the meeting. IT WAS AGREED That Councillor Barnard act as Chairperson for the meeting and up to the appointment of a new Chairperson at the next Penistone East Ward Panel meeting. 33. Declarations of Personal Interest There were no declarations of personal interest. 34. Minutes of the Ward Panel Meeting on 4th February, 2010 There was a discussion about matters arising from the minutes of the last Penistone East Ward Panel on the 4th February, 2010. There was a discussion about the attendance of officers at the Penistone PACT and the need for additional information on Council services to be made available at that meeting. Grit Bins was raised and the need to discuss this matter with Highways and Engineering Services. Members requested information on litter/dog bin locations in their Ward. IT WAS AGREED:- (i). that the minutes of the Penistone East Ward Panel Held on 4th February, 2010 were accurate and were approved; (ii). that the locations of dog/litter bins in Penistone East Ward be forwarded to the Ward Councillors by the Area Partnership Team; (iii). that the issue of Grit Bins be an agenda item for discussion at a future Penistone East Ward/ Panel meeting. 44 35. Ward Engagement Events The Senior Local Support Officer gave a brief summary of events held to date and the actions resulting from the consultation. The need to hold ward meetings to discuss the detailed action and feed back from these events was recognised. The Senior Local Support Officer circulated a proposed programme for future the community engagement events and there was a discussion on the frequency, location and venues for these events. In addition the desire to hold an event with the Parish Councillors collectively to discuss their areas was recognised as a useful event along with such events as the Penistone Show. The need to programme the Area Conference was also noted. IT WAS AGREED:- (i). that a Penistone East Ward meeting be arranged to finalise actions and method/s of feedback; (ii). that the community engagement events for Penistone East Ward continued to be organised for Saturdays with three locations each Saturday and that they are initially clustered in Cawthorne/Thurgoland/ Silkstone (Common) and Tankersley/ Hood Green/ Oxspring; (iii).that the aim is for community engagement events to be held at each venue up to a maximum of four times a year to allow feedback and to allow the remaining Parishes areas to be incorporated in the community engagement events. 36. Ward Updates The Neighbour Pride South West Deputy Manager gave an update on the work undertaken in the area and how the ‘Future Jobs Fund’ Staff were involved. There was discussion on litter and dog fouling and the SW Tasking Officer outlined an initiative that had been delivered in parts of Hoyland to deal with these issues. There was a discussion about the PACT priorities which related mainly to the Penistone area. 37 Community Support Fund (CSF) A report was circulated from the South West Area Coordinator which summarised the Penistone West Ward’s CSF expenditure for last financial year. The following schemes/applications for funding out of this financial year’s CSF allocation (2010/2011) were identified within the Area Coordinator’s report as already agreed by the Ward Councillors and were subject to 45 referral to the Executive Director, Customer and Neighbourhood Services for approval :- (a). Youth Service request for financial support towards the provision of Summer Events for Young People in the Ward at cost of £1250; (b). Provision of 6no Hanging Baskets in the Ward at a cost of £462.90p; (c).Grant of £600 to Tankersley Parish Council towards the cost of replacing two vandalised picnic benches with steel versions in Pilley Pocket Park. There were a number of additional schemes/applications for CSF funding at the meeting:- (a). There was a request for a £1,500 grant towards the cost of a drainage scheme for Oxspring Playing Fields. The total cost of the scheme is £43,777. There was a discussion about the way the Parish Council intended to finance the scheme and when the approvals would be forthcoming. It was proposed that appropriate Officers look to identify alternative sources of funding for the scheme; (b). Silkstone Parish Council had requested to extend the period to expend CSF grants totalling £2,500 for the Silkstone War Memorial Project. The issues relating to finalising a lease with the Borough Council were discussed; (c). Tankersley Community Association had submitted an application for a £400 grant towards the Tankersley Gala; (d). Roggins Local History Group submitted a grant request for £788 (+vat) to replace a laptop computer, LCD projector and associated software to continue the group’s work; (e). Thurgoland Parish Council had requested for matched funding for a dog bin at new location at Crane Moor Road, Crane Moor; (f). Thurgoland Parish Council had applied for a £1,500 contribution towards a new land drain at Thurgoland Cricket Club. IT WAS AGREED (a). that a £1,500 contribution to the Oxspring Playing Field drainage scheme be referred to the Executive Director, Customer and Neighbourhood Services for approval subject to the balance of the scheme costs being secured; (b). that Ward Panel Members required further information on the term of lease offered by the Council and the decision to extend the period for Silkstone Parish Council to expend the CSF grant on the Silkstone War Memorial Project was deferred; (c). that Tankersley Community Association submit a revised application and the application be deferred pending its arrival; (d). that the application by The Roggins Local History Group was outside the CSF scheme’s funding criteria and was refused; 46 (e). that the request for funding towards a new dog bin in a new location was rejected on the basis that there are a finite number of litter and dog bins that Neighbourhood Pride can service in the Ward. (f). that a £1,500 grant to the Thurgoland Parish Council’s new land drain at Thurgoland Cricket Club be referred to the Executive Director, Customer and Neighbourhood Services for approval subject to the balance of the scheme costs being secured. 38 Date and Time of Next Meeting The next meeting of the Penistone East Ward Panel will be at 10.00am on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 subject to the draft Council Diary being agreed at the Annual Council Meeting.
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