Services Committee

Mon 11th May 2020, 7:00pm

Is responsible for the strategic management of facilities and services in the town.

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Mon 11th May 2020, 7:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Agenda 11th May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda of the meeting held on 11th May 2020 at 7pm

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 07/05/2020. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 07/05/2020.


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 27th January 2020

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes

5. Abondonded Services Committee Meeting 23/03/2020

6. Community Engagement and Events

6.1 Community Engagement

6.2 Events Update

6.3 Community Plan

7. Asset & Service Provision

7.1 Weston Community Centre

7.2 Christmas Lights

7.3 Floral Displays

7.4 Public Toilets

7.5 See Macclesfield

7.6 Allotments

7.7 Street Sports

7.8 Police Drugs Intervention

8. Parks & Play Areas

8.1 Windmill Street

8.2 South Park Pavilion

8.3 Future Forest

8.4 2020/21 Play Area Funding

8.5 Rugby Drive

9. Public Realm

9.1 Public Realm Furniture

9.2 Town Ranger

9.3 Provision of Dog Foul Bag Dispensers

9.4 Noticeboards

9.5 Community Enforcement Officers

10. Town Centre

10.1 Footfall Mapping Data

10.2 Town Centre Free Wifi Data

11. Bus Services

11.1 Working Group

12. Knife Angel

13. Communication

14. Silk Heritage

14.1 Silk Road Monument

14.2 Visits & Engagement

15. Correspondence

15.1 LIT Festival

16. Member Items

16.1 Chainsaw Sculptures – Cllr Alift Harewood

17. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held at 7pm on 11th June 2020 at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Minutes 11th May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting was held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Minutes of the meeting held on 11th May 2020 at 7pm

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Mick Warren
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Fin Shenton

Also in attendance was Cllr David Edwardes.

1. Apologies for Absence

None

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Warren declared a nonpecuniary interest in agenda item 7.6 as an allotment holder

Cllr Jackson declared a nonpecuniary interest in agenda item 15 as a trustee of the Silk Heritage Trust

Cllr Puttick declared a nonpecuniary interest in agenda item 15 being involved with LIT through Artspace


Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public. The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE: There were no public speakers or questions


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 27th January 2020

RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes

None

5. Abandoned Services Committee Meeting 23/03/2020

The abandoned meeting and associated delegated decisions were noted for ratification at Full Council

6. Community Engagement and Events

6.1 Community Engagement

Members expressed thanks to the Community and Engagement Officer for the work relating to the council’s response to Covid-19 pandemic.

6.2 Events Update

RESOLVED: That the Service Level Agreement for the cancelled Bikeathon is honoured, recognising the work carried out to prepare for the event and readiness for delivery.

6.3 Community Plan

The report and delay to progress due to the Covid-19 pandemic was noted

7. Asset & Service Provision

7.1 Weston Community Centre

The insurance claim was noted

7.2 Christmas Lights

Noted

7.3 Floral Displays

RESOLVED:

A. That the proposed additional planters are purchased and included in the future floral displays

B. That the watering of floral displays is delivered by a seasonal ranger to also support the ranger service where possible

C. That the council seeks to develop and promote a town front garden/display competition delegated to the Community and Engagement Officer and Cllr Warren

7.4 Public Toilets

The decision to progress the sub-soil agreement was noted prior to council ratification

7.5 See Macclesfield

Noted

7.6 Allotments

It was agreed to seek progress towards self management of the Knowsley Road site.

7.7 Street Sports

The decision to fund the retention of the service provider was noted prior to council ratification

7.8 Police Drugs Intervention

The decision to fund the project was noted prior to council ratification

8. Parks & Play Areas

8.1 Windmill Street

Delayed progress due to Covid-19 pandemic was noted

8.2 South Park Pavilion

Noted

8.3 Future Forest

RESOLVED: That the land agent fees are approved

8.4 2020/21 Play Area Funding

RESOLVED: That the committee recommends the delivery of refurbishment and improvement works at play areas recommended by ANSA in Hurdsfield and Broken Cross.

8.5 Rugby Drive

RESOLVED: That the principle to receive the Rugby Drive playing fields from Cheshire East Council is approved, subject to details and business case, for final consideration by full council

9. Public Realm

9.1 Public Realm Furniture

RESOLVED:

A. That the additional town centre recycle bins are approved
B. That the replacement town centre general waste and litter bins are approved.

9.2 Town Ranger

The committee noted the opportunity to review the Ranger Service

9.3 Provision of Dog Foul Bag Dispensers

Noted

9.4 Noticeboards

Noted

9.5 Community Enforcement Officers

The engagement with Cllr Bennett-Wake was noted

10. Town Centre

10.1 Footfall Mapping Data

Noted

10.2 Town Centre Free Wifi Data

Noted

11. Bus Services

11.1 Working Group

The working group was noted, its current membership, the need for terms of reference and engagement with potential co-optees in the community.

12. Knife Angel

RESOLVED: that the council progresses a locally relevant project in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner

13. Communication

No action

14. Silk Heritage

14.1 Silk Road Monument

Noted that the silk road monument will progress to formal planning consideration.

14.2 Visits & Engagement

There have been none

15. Correspondence

15.1 LIT Festival

RESOLVED: That the decision is deferred to seek further detail from the organisers on the following:

  1. The schools involved in the outreach and engagement
  2. Details of the benefits to the wider community
  3. Details of virtual options and proposals
  4. Details of alternative proposals for the Christmas Lights Switch on event
  5. Details of how the organisers will work in partnership with Macclesfield Town Council
  6. Further details of any involvement and engagement with children and young people.

16. Member Items

16.1 Chainsaw Sculptures – Cllr Alift Harewood

The item was deferred to seek ward-specific budgets for community enhancements

17. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held at 7pm on 20th July 2020 at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance

Meeting closed at 9:07pm

Chair Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Clerk Mr P Turner

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