• Notes of meeting of 02/11/16 for Calton Area Partnership in City Council – next meeting 22/02/17

    20160123_glasgow logothe next meeting will be on 22/02/2017 and the agenda will be available from 15/02/17 onwards. A copy of the Agnda will; be published here.

    Notes of the meeting held on 02/11/17 are printed below


    CALTON AREA PARTNERSHIP’S MINUTES.

    Minutes of meeting held on 02 November 2016 in the City Chambers, Glasgow.

    Present: Councillor George Redmond (Chair), and Councillor Greg Hepburn, Glasgow City Council; Archie Curran, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Mary Dunn, Reidvale Housing Association; John Ferguson, Parkhead Community Council; Inspector John Gormlie, Police Scotland; Joan McMahon, Gallowgate TRA; Mary McPherson, Calton Community Council; James Smith, Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Community Council; Janet Tobin, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership; and Anne Young, West of Scotland Housing Association.

     Apology:          Ruth Donnelly, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

     Attending:        K Kime (Clerk); and A McMillan (for the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council); E Curtis, D Hay, P Hennessey and J Laiolo (for the Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services); D McGoldrick (for the Executive Director of Land and Environmental Services); and P Kelly and M Lundie, Community Safety Glasgow.

    Minutes of the previous meeting approved.

     1          The minutes of 3rd August 2016 were submitted and approved.

    Community Planning Partnership Governance Framework – Membership of Area Partnership – Update noted.

    2          There was submitted and noted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council, regarding an update to the membership of the Partnership, in terms of the Governance Framework, advising that

    (1)       Inspector John Gormlie had replaced Inspector George Campbell as the representative for Police Scotland; and

    (2)       Kelly Glass had resigned as the representative for the Voluntary Sector Network (in conjunction with the Third Sector Forum) and that the election process to identify the new Third Sector representative would take place in November.

    Environmental Task Force Activity report noted – Request to Executive Director of Community Safety Glasgow.

     3          There was submitted a report by the Executive Director of Community Safety Glasgow regarding the newly established Environmental Task Force (ETF), advising

    (1)      that the Task Force had been launched in June 2016;

    (2)       of the aims and objectives of the ETF within the Calton Ward, as detailed in the report;

    (3)       of the ETF activity report for the period June 2016 to August 2016, as detailed in the report; and

    (4)       of the key statistics of the ETF’s social media account.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (a)       noted the report; and

    (b)       requested the Executive Director of Community Safety Glasgow investigate discarded sharps behind the sub-station at David Court and repair the fence to close off access to this area.

    Neighbourhood Management – Anti-social Behaviour update noted etc.

     4          With reference to the minutes of 3rd December 2014, when the Partnership agreed the short/medium and long term outcomes, actions, timescales and Area Partnership leads for the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan (ASB), there was submitted a report by the Chief Constable, Police Scotland advising of the progress made in relation to the Anti-social Behaviour outcomes, as detailed in the report.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (1)       noted the report;

    (2)       agreed that

    (a)       Community Councils would meet with Inspector Gormlie as a group in order to discuss issues within the Ward; and

    (b)       in light of the information stalls which had been set up by Whitehill Hubcap in St Mungo’s Academy, Whitehill Secondary School and Parkhill Secondary School, promoting youth services for young people in the Ward, there would be no further requirement for updates concerning this area of the Action Plan.

    City Deal Projects – Presentation noted – Request to Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services.

     5          There was a heard a presentation by E Curtis, D Hay, P Hennessy and J Laiolo, Development and Regeneration Services on the Glasgow City Region City Deal and the projects planned as part of the City Deal, advising that

    • the Glasgow City Region City Deal agreement, the second largest in the United Kingdom, was signed in August 2014 which represented the biggest ever investment for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley;
    • £1.13 billion had been invested for infrastructure projects, with £500 million provided by both the UK and Scottish Government and £130m from Local Authority Members;
    • the Calton ward would benefit not only from the City Centre Enabling Public Realm Programme and the City Deal Drainage and Water Management System Projects but also directly from the Collegelands/Calton Barras Project; and
    • investment in the Collegelands/Calton Barras areas would include access improvement to the railway station at High Street and remediation of the buildings at Collegelands/Bellgrove Abattoir with a view to introducing housing and shop units.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (a)       noted the presentation; and

    (b)       requested the Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services provide a breakdown of funding for the Collegelands/Calton Barras City Deal project action plan.

    Hate Crime – Presentation noted.

     6          There was heard and noted a presentation by P Kelly, Community Safety Glasgow, providing information on Hate Crime within the City of Glasgow, advising that

    • Hate Crime had been defined as “an offence that is motivated by malice or ill will toward a social group”;
    • there had been a 21% decrease in hate crime reports in Glasgow over the past 6 years, however, Glasgow still had the highest statistics in Scotland; and
    • the Glasgow Hate Crime Working Group was a multi-agency partnership linked to Community Planning Partnership structures and working to deliver the priorities of the CPP.

    Multi Member Ward Plan update noted.

     7          There was heard and noted a verbal report by Inspector John Gormlie, Police Scotland, advising the Partnership of the current progress that Police Scotland were making within the Ward and of the current statistics in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour within the Ward.

    Community Justice Transition Arrangements noted.

     8          There was submitted and noted a report by the Director of Goverance and Solicitor to the Council regarding the Community Justice Transition Arrangements advising that

    • the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 had established the legislative framework for the new model for Community Justice which would see all Community Justice Authorities abolished with effect from 31st March 2017 and that a new national body, Community Justice Scotland would come into being on 1st April 2017; and
    • the forthcoming implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 would require Glasgow Community Planning arrangements to be reviewed, as detailed in the report.

    Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland – Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements for Glasgow City Council noted.

    9          There was submitted and noted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council, advising that

    • the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland had a statutory duty in terms of section 16 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to carry out reviews of each Council area at intervals of 8 to 12 years;
    • the Scottish Boundary Commission had carried out its fifth review of electoral boundaries and Scottish Ministers had accepted its recommendations to increase the number of Councillors for this Council from 79 to 85 and the addition of 2 new electoral Wards, increasing the total number from 21 to 23, all of which had come into force on 30th September 2016; and
    • that the new Wards and polling districts would be in place for the publication of the Electoral Register on 1st December 2016 and that the revised number of Wards and Councillors in each Ward were as detailed in the appendix to the report.

    Integrated grant fund review – Implementation of area budget proposals noted.

     10        With reference to the minutes of 18th May 2016 noting an update on the Integrated Grant Fund Area Budget Review proposals and implementation of recommendations, there was submitted and noted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council providing the Partnership with a final update on the implementation of recommendations, which came into effect for those applications requested and/or received after 1st August 2016 advising that the impact of this new processes would be reviewed in Autumn 2017.

    Area Budget 2016/17 – Monitoring statement and applications for funding approved etc.

     11       There was submitted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council detailing applications for funding from Calton Area Budget 2016/17.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (1)       noted that to date, £40,228 had been allocated to various projects in the Calton ward leaving a balance of £25,032;

    (2)       agreed to postpone a further community budgeting event until 2017/18 and return the amount of £3,241 ring-fenced for this purpose to the current Area Budget bringing the balance to £28,273; and

    (3)       dealt with the applications for funding as follows, the grant awards being subject to the conditions detailed in the report:-

    Applicant Purpose of application Decision
    Glasgow Piano City Towards the cost to increase free access to acoustic pianos and deliver free piano tuition within the community Awarded £2,000
     

    Glasgow Schools Football Association

     

    Towards the cost to increase participation for primary and secondary schools in Glasgow Schools Football Association programme

     

    Consideration continued

     

    Glasgow Women’s Library

     

    Towards the cost of delivering a 10 week personal safety course for women at Glasgow Women’s Library

    No award
     

    Land and Environmental Services

     

    To develop a piece of vacant and derelict land at Millerston Street/Glenpark Street

     

    Awarded £5,350

     

    West of Scotland Housing Association

     

    To create a short film which highlights the reality of life on match days for the community

     

    Awarded £1,500

     

     

     

    Minutes of North East Sector Partnership noted.

    12        There was submitted and noted the minutes of the North East Sector Community Planning Partnership of 25th August 2016.

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