AGENDA ITEM NO
ASHLEY, EASTON AND LAWRENCE HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP 29TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 6.30 P.M. ST WERBURGHS COMMUNITY CENTRE, HORLEY ROAD, ST WERBURGHS, BRISTOL
PRESENT: Community and Voluntary Sector A Richard Curtis (Church Road Action Group) P Ian Lawry (Wellspring Healthy Living Centre) P Sauda Kyalambuka (Full Circle Youth & Family Project) P Joanna Holmes (Barton Hill Settlement) P David Gbao (Malcom X Centre/Ceed /Kuumba) P Khalif Abdi Rahman (Somali Resource Centre) A Barry Green (Christian Church)
Ward Councillors P Councillor S Brown (Ashley) P Councillor J Rogers (Ashley) P Councillor F Choudhury (Easton) P Councillor J Kiely (Easton) P Councillor B Hugill (Lawrence Hill) P Councillor S O’Donnell (Lawrence Hill) Resident Partners P Tony Hicks (Barton Hill) P Mike Pickering (Goodpenny) A Fiona Eyre (Lawrence Hill) A Sally Casely (The Dings) P Dominic Murphy (The Dings) P J Austin (Barton Hill) P Hannah Purbrick (Easton Central) P John Richfield (Easton Central) P Jan Deverell (Greenbank) P Alex Milne (Redfield) A Joyce Clarke (Redfield) A Jo Curtis (E&LH) P Musnilya Babatunji (Wilson St/St Pauls Gardens P Abda Parveen (Asian Community) P Lisa Blackwood (City Road) P Art Sienkienwicz (Eastern European Community P Kwame Benin (African Decent (African Caribbean) P Maryanne Kempf (Ashley Road/City Road) - Chair A Tamba Nanoh (African Decent) P Mohamud Mumin (African Decent (Somali) P Henry Bassadone (St Werburghs)
Statutory Providers P Julie Bowle (Avon and Somerset Police) P Mohammed Elsherif (NHS Bristol) P Donna Johnson (Registered Social Landlord (Places for People) A Terry Black (Registered Social Landlord (Sovereign HA) A Lindsey Dowdell (EC3 CYPS) Business/Private Sector A
Jane Brewerton (Traders, Stokes Croft (Niche Frames)
Item No 1
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS All were welcomed to the meeting and introductions made.
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS: AGREED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 30th June 2010 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair, subject to the amendment of John Richfiels amd Jan Deverell should have been marked as present.
None Declarations of Interest Councillor O’Donnell declared a non-prejudicial interest as a RJ resident of Goodhind Street at the last meeting, and for this meeting as a Board Member – Awaz Utaoh, Junction 3, Governor Hannah More, and PTR – Housing Solutions.
GOVERNANCE REPORT The Partnership was asked to consider a report setting out revised proposals for governance. Hannah Purbrick proposed representations of young people PG should be resolved as a priority and asked that an update be given at the next meeting. RESOLVED – a. The revised membership as set out in appendix A of the report b. Members will serve until 31 December 2011, or earlier, by which time future arrangements would have been considered and agreed; c. Action be taken to fill the vacant positions as soon as possible and reported to the next meeting; d. Approved the minimum expectations as set out in the report, subject to clarification of resolution b. e. Approved the ‘ground rules’ as set out in the report; and f. The Neighbourhood Partnership will elect a Deputy Chair who will be from Easton or Lawrence Hill Ward. Nominations to be emailed to Penny by the end of October, with a short paragraph saying why you or the person you 2
are nominating would be a good chair. 6 PARKS & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE The NP considered a report of the Business Improvement Manager, Parks and Estates (Agenda Item No. 6) relating to the work of the Grounds Maintenance department. RESOLVED – (1) That the Neighbourhood Partnership notes the influence that they can have on the current grounds maintenance contract and delivery of service. (2) That the Neighbourhood Partnership notes that any changes requested to the contract will need to be delivered within the existing budgets for the contract. 7 STREET CLEANSING The Neighbourhood Partnership considered a report of the Waste and Street Scene Area Co-ordinator (agenda item no. 7) relating to the City Council’s contract with SITA to deliver all street-cleansing services throughout the city. This contract expires on 31st October 2011, and a new contract is currently being progressed. 8. RECYCLING BRINGBANKS The Neighbourhood Partnership considered a report of the Waste and Street Scene Area Co-ordinator (agenda item no. 8) relating to the kerbside black box recycling service to the majority of residents in Bristol. The Partnership agreed that Items 6, 7 and 8 be considered together and following discussion it was RESOLVED – (1) That the Neighbourhood Partnership notes the influence that they can have on grounds maintenance, street scene and Bring Banks within current contracts. (2) That the Neighbourhood Partnership notes that there is a new waste and cleansing contract currently being negotiated which will commence in November 2011, and this contract makes the influence of local people integral to the contract; and (3) That the Neighbourhood Partnership establish a one-off public event to look at problem areas and consider 3
possible solutions which will form the basis of the report at its December meeting. 9. CLEAN AND GREEN The NP considered a report of the Clean and Green Project Officer (agenda item 9) relating to the council’s initiative that is designed to enhance the cleanliness and general appearance of Bristol through projects that deliver activities that are not contained within any current council contracts. The Community would be invited to put forward suggestions for clean and green improvements to the Neighbourhood Manager. The Neighbourhood Manager and Clean and Green Officer would work together to prioritise and cost the proposals. Ward Councillors would be consulted on proposals put forward. Once the £500 allocated to the Partnership had been committed a bid would be made to the central pot of £29,000. RESOLVED – that the Neighbourhood Partnership (1) Notes the devolved budget of £1,500 for Clean and Green Projects; and (2) To delegate decisions for committing the Clean and Green funds to Denise James, Project Officer, Waste and Street. 10. WELLBEING GRANTS The Neighbourhood Partnership considered a report from Diane Dodd, feedback back to the work of the grants panel (Agenda Item No. 10). The Chair on behalf of the partners thanked the Sub-Group for the work which had been undertaken to make the recommendations. RESOLVED – that the Neighbourhood Partnership (1) Approved the recommendations for funding as set out in appendix A-F) in the report; and (2) Agreed to build learning into future rounds of Well-Being grants with a full review informing any decisions regarding the 2011/2012 well-being fund.
Item Item/Discussion/Decision No 11. AREA CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
The Neighbourhood Partnership considered a report of the Area Co-ordinator (agenda item no. 11) giving a progress update. AGREED (1) Noted the problems raised by residents at Neighbourhood Forums about roads which could be resolved through ‘minor traffic works’ would be considered for devolved funding 2011/12; (2) To established a ‘Stapleton Road Working Group’, to be chaired by a ward councillor, with a resident deputy chair; (3) The first meeting of the Stapleton Road Working Group would consider the purpose and terms of reference which will be confirmed at the next meeting of the Partnership; (4) Noted that Youth work would be one of the services to be influenced by the Neighbourhood Partnership and a report would be submitted to a future meeting; (5) A report on the long term priorities would be considered at a future meeting of the Partnership; (6) Noted that securing more green space and appropriate maintenance schedules would form part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Priorities; and (7) To schedule a further two meetings of the Neighbourhood Partnership in 2011 to consider strategic issues in depth. The focus of these meetings to be determined at the next meeting when strategic priorities are scheduled to be considered.
(The meeting ended at 8.45 pm)