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Mon 18th Mar 2019, 7:00pm

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Full Council Agenda 18th March 2019

Agenda of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council held 18th March 2019 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned for public comments and questions. Following which, the meeting will be reconvened.


At the opening of the meeting the Mayor will invite any members wishing to say a few words regarding the work of the council over the past 4 years.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 4th February 2019

Action: To consider and approve the minutes

4. Minutes of the Planning Committee

4.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee 8/2/19

4.2 Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee 22/2/19

Action: To note the minutes & draft minutes

5. Community Service Delivery

5.1 Macclesfield Local Policing Unit (LPU)

Action: To receive an update from the LPU (also apology from those responsible for recent damage to town centre planting)

5.2 Disability Information Bureau (DIB)

Action: To receive an update on work and fundraising from DIB (this council previously funded a fundraising officer for 1 year).

6. LIT

Action: To note the submission relating to a proposed arts event and request for funding support (no decision can be made due to purdah commencing on 14/3/19).

7. Spend to Date

Action: To approve the spend total of £42,165.20 is approved & bank reconciliation

8. Draft Meeting Schedule 2019/20

Action: To note the draft meeting schedule for consideration by council at the AGM.

9. Planning Policy

Action: To note an update (no decision can be made due to purdah commencing on 14/3/19)

10. Member Items

11. Correspondence

12. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is the Annual General Meeting at 7pm, 13th May 2019, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Full Council Minutes 18th March 2019

Minutes of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council held 18th March 2019 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Philip Bolton
  • Cllr Gareth Jones
  • Cllr Adam Schofield
  • Cllr Ainsley Arnold
  • Cllr Matthew Sharrocks
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Liz Durham
  • Cllr Martin Hardy
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Beverley Dooley

1. Apologies for Absence

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Chris Andrew

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting was adjourned for public comments and questions.

There were none

The meeting was reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 4th February 2019

RESOLVED: The minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting

4. Minutes of the Planning Committee

4.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee 8/2/19

4.2 Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee 22/2/19

The minutes and draft minutes were noted

5. Community Service Delivery

5.1 Macclesfield Local Policing Unit (LPU)

The meeting was addressed by Sgt Simpson of the Macclesfield LPU. He introduced 5 young people who had been involved in vandalism to town centre planters. The young people apologised for their actions and involvement.

Members asked for reasons and motivation and also gave some guidance regarding learning from this experience.

The young people were thanked for coming to apologise, the parents were thanked for encouraging their children to attend and take responsibility and Sgt Simpson was thanked for his work in this instance of restorative justice.

Sgt Simpson continued with an update of the work of the LPU highlighting the value of assets funded by the council (Bikes, TruCam, educational kits and Operation Shield). Sgt Simpson also updated the meeting on current operations associated with ASB and county lines.

Sgt Simpson was thanked for his contribution to the meeting.

5.2 Disability Information Bureau (DIB)

The meeting was addressed by Laura Smith, the Chief Executive of the Disability Information Bureau. Ms Smith updated the council on the work of the Fundraising Co-ordinator (funded by this council to support ongoing financial sustainability of DIB).

The post holder has, in 6 months exceeded the target income (to achieve cost neutral in year 1) of £17,000 to achiev around £30,000 in additional income for the organisation.

Ms Smith also updated members on the progress relating to the Changing Places facility, which was previously agreed to be funded in principle by the council, that the group was successful in its New Homes Bonus bid and that the group now delivers aspects of the New Leaf employability project.

Ms Smith was thanked for her contribution to the meeting and information.


At this point of the meeting the Mayor invited any members wishing to say a few words regarding the work of the council over the past 4 years.

Councillors expressed their thanks to all members for their commitment and co-operation over the term of this council.

Cllr Durham expressed that she was grateful for the new friends she had made at the council, that all the members had helped each other and that is was great that the council had worked as a team. Cllr Durham also expressed thanks to the Civic Officer as well as the other office staff.

Cllr Jones supported these comments and also expressed that the council had made the town a better place through the projects and work it has initiated. Cllr Jones expressed thanks to his fellow councillors.

Cllr Sharrocks wished to echo and support the comments of his fellow members and expressed that he has learnt a lot in the past 4 years and thanked his fellow members for their help and support.

Cllr Harewood stated that she has enjoyed the work of the town council and was thankful for the new friends she has made and glad that she has been part of the council. Cllr Harewood expressed thanks to the civic officer and for the friendship and help of her fellow members.

Members responded in agreement and thanks.


6. LIT

The submitted proposal was noted

7. Spend to Date

RESOLVED: That the spend to date of £42,165.20 and reconciliation is approved

8. Draft Meeting Schedule 2019/20

The submitted proposal was noted

9. Planning Policy

The update was noted

10. Member Items

11. Correspondence

12. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is the Annual General Meeting at 7pm, 13th May 2019, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Meeting closed at 7.41pm

Chair Cllr Adam Schofield

Clerk Pete Turner

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