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Services Committee

Mon 12th Apr 2021, 7:00pm

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

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Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Agenda 12th April 2021

Due to the Coronavirus and 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 to be held on 12th April 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 8th April 2021. 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 8th April 2021.

 


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 8th February 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

5. Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

5.2 CVSCE

 

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update

6.2 Weston community centre

6.3 Christmas lights

6.4 Floral displays

6.5 Public toilets

6.6 Festoon lights

Action: To consider the costs for festoons in Market Place.

6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights

6.8 Chestergate tree lights

6.9 Tunnicliffe Trail

6.10 EV Chargers

6.11 Barnaby ‘Redux’ Project

Action: To consider report and further funding of £5000

6.12 ELOV Delivery Proposal

Action: To consider the delivery proposal from ELOV

 

7.  Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Windmill St play area

7.2 Hurdsfield and Broken Cross play areas

7.3 South Park pavilion

7.4 Rugby Drive

7.5 Playing Out

7.6 Allotments

7.7 Street sports

7.8 Premier League Kicks

 

8. Street Scene

8.1 Public realm furniture

8.2 Town Ranger

8.3 Noticeboards

8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

8.5 Bike Racks in Town Centre Proposal

Action: To consider the report

 

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

9.1 Town Centre re-generation Update

9.2 Footfall mapping data

9.3 Town Centre free WI-FI data

10. Transport

Bus service working group

11.    Council Identity and Communications

Communications update report and Website update

12.    Environment

Future Forest

13.     Correspondence

 

14. Member Items

 

15. Date, Time and place of next meeting

The next meeting of the Services committee will be held at 7pm 15th July 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Minutes 12 April 2021

Due to the Coronavirus and 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

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2021 at 7pm

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

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE, Chair of the Services Committee, made the following announcement:

On 9th April, the Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away. As a mark of respect the Town Council and the services committee will now hold a one minute silence.

The meeting was then recommenced.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Fin Shenton

Also, in attendance were the Town Clerk and the Events and Communications Officer.

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
Cllr Neil Puttick

2. Declarations of Interest

None.


Public Questions

Abi Gilmore, Co-Chair of Barnaby spoke about the Redux project proposal. The proposal will be to produce 4 micro commissions of artwork in Macclesfield, with one being outside the town centre. A digital map will be produced which will have existing art works on and will be added to as new artwork is created. It will be an artist led approach to engage the community and inspire them.

Cllr Shenton asked for more details on the consultation. Abi replied that they would ideally like a local person who had experience of creative and visual consultation and engagement rather than a straightforward survey. Barnaby have a proposal under agenda item 6.11.

Russ Hope, of ELOV, shared with Councillors the work ELOV have been doing that started in the first lockdown. They provide zero emissions delivery service around the town, that has gone from strength to strength. They have employed riders and volunteers, and not only to they provide a service that is environmentally friendly and reduces car trips, but the service also helps the volunteers get exercise and support their mental health. Elov have a proposal under agenda item 6.12.


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 8th February 2021

The minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting.

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

There were no matters arising from the minutes

5. Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

The report was noted.

5.2 CVSCE Proposal

The report was noted.

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update

The report was noted.

6.2 Weston Community Centre

The report was noted.

6.3 Christmas Lights

The report was noted.

6.4 Floral Displays

The report was noted.

RESOLVED:  The Committee have decided not to enter Britain In Bloom this year for various reasons including:

  • We have a new Town Ranger commencing late April and he would need time to get the town ready for the competition.
  • The Judges are keen on community engagement and due to Covid this has been difficult.
  • Renovations on Castle St.

6.5 Public toilets

The report was noted.

6.6 Festoon lights

RESOLVED: The costs of £1875 plus VAT are approved for festoons in Market Place.

6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights

The report was noted.

6.8 Chestergate Tree lights

The report was noted.

6.9 Tunnicliffe Trail

RESOLVED: To start the process to gain planning permission for the sites who have given us permission, while continuing to pursue permission from the remaining sites.

6.10 EV Chargers

The report was noted. The Town Clerk updated.

6.11 Barnaby Redux

RESOLVED: A further £5000 is approved for the Redux Project.

6.12 ELOV project

RESOLVED: The delivery proposal from ELOV is approved at £200 per month.

7. Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Windmill St play area

The report was noted.

7.2 Hurdsfield and Broken Cross play areas

The report was noted.

7.3 South Park pavilion

The report was noted.

7.4 Rugby Drive

The report was noted. The Town Clerk aims to bring a report on the potential asset transfer of Rugby Drive at the June 14th, 2021 Full Council meeting.

7.5 Playing Out

The report was noted.

7.6 Allotments

The report was noted.

7.7 Street sports

The report was noted

7.8 Premier League Kicks

The report was noted

8. Street Scene

8.1 Public realm furniture

The report was noted

8.2 Town Ranger

The report was noted.

8.3 Noticeboards

The report was noted.

8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

The report was noted.

9.5 Bike Racks in Town Centre Proposal

The report was noted.

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

9.1 Town Centre re-generation Update

The report was noted.

9.2 Footfall mapping data

The report was noted.

9.3 Town Centre free WIFI data

The report was noted.

10. Transport

Cllr Jackson updated that the Town Council continue to attend the Community Transport CVSCE arranged meetings across Cheshire East.

11. Council Identity And Communications

Communications update report and Website update.

The report was noted.

12. Environment

Future Forest

The report was noted

13. Correspondence

None

14. Member Items

None

15. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services committee will be held at 7pm 15th July 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

The meeting closed at 8.37pm

Chair Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Clerk Laura Smith

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