Macclesfield Town Council
Services Committee Minutes 22nd July 2019
Minutes of the meeting held on 22nd July 2019 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Cllr Fiona Wilson
- Cllr Liz Braithwaite
- Cllr Fin Shenton
- Cllr Chris Wilcock
- Cllr Neil Puttick
Also in attendance was Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
1. Apologies for Absence
Cllr Mick Warren
2. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Wilson Declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 9.1 as a volunteer run director
Cllr Jackson declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 14.1 as a trustee of the Silk Heritage Trust
There were no members of the public in attendance
3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 10th June 2019
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
4. Community Engagement and Events
4.1 Community Engagement & Events Update
4.2 Macclesfield Concert Series
It was noted that the grant offer had been accepted.
5. Asset & Service Provision
5.1 Weston Community Centre
5.2 Christmas Lights
RESOLVED: That the event is delivered as planned to include a fireworks display as in previous years and that the event is reviewed after delivery for future sustainable delivery.
5.3 Floral Displays
5.4 Public Toilets
It was agreed that the possibility of increasing provision at the back of the market is explored.
5.5 See Macclesfield
5.6 Enterprising Macclesfield
6. Parks & Play Areas
7. Churchill Way Mural Improvement
8. Forest for the Future
RESOLVED: That a land agent is appointed to investigate the possibility of acquiring land within Macclesfield to deliver a tree planting project, with further details of the proposed delivery mechanism, to include detailed capital and revenue costs, to be presented to this committee for consideration should a suitable piece of land be available.
9. Active Macclesfield
9.1 Park Run & Junior Park Run
9.2 Street Sports
9.3 Supported Summer Schools
10. Public Realm
10.1 Public Realm Furniture
It was noted that members are invited to submit their proposals and requests for bins, recycle bins and benches in their wards prior to the next Services Committee to allow this committee to agree a strategy for delivery and identify the revenue budget requirements.
10.2 Town Ranger
Members expressed agreement that the service is valued and should be retained; that the service warranted consideration to increase in scale; that the service should continue as a Service Level Agreement with ANSA until the council has the resources to bring it in house; and that opportunities for greater engagement and additional aspects of the service should be considered.
10.3 Provision of Dog Foul Bag Dispensers
11. Town Centre
11.1 Footfall Mapping Data
11.2 Town Centre Free Wifi Data
12. Member Items
12.1 Benches at Barnard Close
RESOLVED: As per agenda item 10.1, this request will be considered with the co-ordinated requests submitted by ward members at the next meeting of this committee
12.2 Tytherington Phone Box
- That, in view of the phone box’s location, the application to adopt the asset is approved.
- That the installation of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is approved, noting the value of the AED at around £800.
- That members are reminded that they are not authorised to act on behalf of the council unless duly delegated by committee or council.
13.1 Cultural Link With Biella, Italy
RESOLVED: That councillors can introduce community members to those interested in developing a twinning relationship with Macclesfield.
14. Silk Friendship
14.1 Supporting Cultural Activities
The submission was noted for future consideration following the installation of the proposed statue.
15. Budget Setting 2020/21
Members considered line by line the operational service element of the draft budget (version 2), informing draft amendments (creating draft version 3).
17. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held at 7pm on 9th September 2019 at Macclesfield Town Hall.
Meeting closed at 9.51pm
Chair Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Clerk Pete Turner