agenda for these minutes
Councillors Radford (Chairman), Berry, Colthorpe, Lee and Way
Devon Association of Parish Councils
Councillors Hannon and Daw
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 17 October and 14 November 2011 be signed as correct records.
*75 Early Years and Childcare Services - Termly Update (Minute *65 from the meeting on 17 October 2011 refers)
The Committee received the report of the Head of Social Care Commissioning which updated Members on the new facilities and closures, child minders who had received an outstanding Ofsted inspection and news relating to Children s Centres. It was agreed that the Chairman should write a letter of congratulation to the two child minders who had received an outstanding Ofsted inspection.
*76 Mid Devon County Committee Budgets: 2011/12 Locality Budget and County Discretionary Fund
The Committee considered the report of the County Community Strategy Officer (SC/12/8) setting out the current budget position for the County Committee Locality Budget and an update on the Mid Devon County Discretionary Fund of 29,700.
It was MOVED by Councillor Radford, SECONDED by Councillor Berry and
(a) that approval for the spending proposals set out in the report, including those agreed by the Chairman/Vice-Chairman since the last meeting, be confirmed;
(b) that approval for the following spending proposals be confirmed:
Councillor Lee, Chawleigh Jubilee Hall, renovation/refursbishment, 1,000;
Councillor Hannon, Tivvyfest, support for Tiverton Community Festival, 250;
Councillor Colthorpe, 2nd Tiverton (St Pauls) Scout Group, repair/renewal of camping equipment, 250
Councillor Colthorpe, Tiverton Community Festival, 250;
Councillor Colthorpe, Morebath Parish Council, development of Neighbourhood Plan, 500;
Councillor Way, Crediton Arts Centre, Crediton Food and Drink Festival, 500;
Councillor Way, Copplestone Afterschool Club, support for table tennis club, 350;
Councillor Way, Copplestone Methodist Church, Reach drop-in Centre, 300;
Councillor Radford, Burlescombe Parish Council, new seats for Plat Area , 731.31
(c) that the current budget position for 2011/12 be noted;
(d) that the allocations from the County Discretionary Fund set out in Paragraph 2 of the report and made at the previous meetings be noted;
(e) that of the remaining 5,000 of the Discretionary Fund, 3,000 be allocated to the County Games and 2,000 be allocated to the Ponies Empowering Teens with Autism project developed by Tiverton High School and New Life Horse Care based in Silverton subject to the County Community Strategy Officer finding out more details of the scheme;
(f) that the County Community Strategy Officer update Members on the future funds available in 2012/13 from the Locality Budget, Invest in Devon Capital and the Community Budgeting scheme based on 1 per elector.
The Committee considered the report of Head of Services for Communities (SC/12/14) on some of the provisions in the recently enacted Localism Act, changes to local government finance and priorities in the County Council s recently approved Strategic Plan. Discussion centred on Neighbourhood Plans, how Town and Parish Councils become involved and the Parish groupings that that might evolve, such as around market towns or based on County Councillors electoral divisions.
It was MOVED by Councillor Radford, SECONDED by Councillor Colthorpe and
(a) that the County Community Strategy Officer arrange a meeting between the Leader and Chief Executive of Mid Devon District Council and County Council Members with Councillor Browse representing Towns/Parish Councils;
(b) that County Councillors discuss this with groups of town and parish councils and invite suggestions and ideas for projects.
*78 Date of Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the next meeting would be held on Monday 18 June 2012 at 2pm at Tiverton Town Hall.
*DENOTES DELEGATED MATTER WITH POWER TO ACT
The meeting started at 2.00pm and finished at 3.40pm.