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Councillor Baptiste Velan (Chairman)
Councillor Matt Boles – ex officio
Councillor Liz Clews – arrived at the meeting at 7:18pm
Councillor Dennis Dannatt
Councillor Tim Davies
Councillor Chris Lambie
Tom Clay Town Clerk
Rachel Allbones Deputy Clerk / RFO
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
Also Present: Councillor Paul Key
Councillor Sean Brennan
Also Present> Damon Parkinson, Gainsborough Trinity Foundation
Councillor Keith Panter
Councillor James Plastow
Minutes of the meeting of Community Services Committee held on Tuesday 13 October 2020
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday 13 October 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
Note: Councillor Velan abstained from voting on the above resolution.
Members noted an update from Magda Reed Associates on the consultation process.
Committee noted that there was no further update at this stage regarding Armed Forces and Community Day 2021.
Members received a verbal update from Councillor Davies following Remembrance Sunday.
RESOLVED to NOTE the contents of the report and approve the actions taken.
Committee received a presentation from Councillor Velan regarding income, expenditure, funding streams, footfall and opportunities for local residents. Damon Parkinson of Gainsborough Trinity Foundation was present to answer questions.
Note: Councillor Clews arrived at the meeting at 7:18pm
RESOLVED to defer the item to the end of the meeting.
Members were asked to consider budget requirements for 2021/22. Nothing was raised.
Committee considered a request for contributions towards events.
Note: Councillor Clews left the meeting at 7:26pm
RESOLVED to approve:
Committee considered options for the Allotment Tenancy Agreement and Terms & Conditions.
RESOLVED that in line with the Structures and Functions document both the current Allotment Tenancy Agreement and Terms & Conditions and the draft Allotment Tenancy Agreement and Terms & Conditions be referred to the Policy Review Working Group for further consideration.
Committee considered authorising expenditure of £180 to provide 4 tonnes of stone to improve the access surface at the north end of the site. The funds would come from reserves held for expenditure on the allotments which currently contains £6,266.83.
RESOLVED to authorise expenditure of £180 to provide 4 tonnes of stone to improve the access surface at the north end of the site of Love Lane Allotments. The funds would come from allotments reserves.
It was proposed and seconded to excluded press and public.
Committee considered an update following a decision taken at the October 2020 meeting.
iii. If following the notice, no action is taken it proposed that the action permitted under Terms 19, 20.1.a and 20.1.4 of the Tenancy Agreement be pursued,
Due to the confidential nature, members RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the next items in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
Committee considered nominations for the Citizen of Year Award.
RESOLVED to award the following individuals and organisations the ‘Citizen of the Year’ award in recognition of the support towards people in Gainsborough or the Town more generally throughout the pandemic: –
Also to write a press release setting out who has received the award and thanking all those who had stuck by the guidance and thanking key workers.
Committee received and considered an update following a decision taken at the October 2020 meeting.
RESOLVED that: –
iii. should the grave owner fail to act on the letter or contact the Town Council then a notice be placed at grave plot asking them to contact the Town Clerk about the matter, and;
The meeting closed at 8.10pm