• Calton Area Partnership – meeting held in City Council Chambers on 22 February 2017

    valtonCALTON AREA PARTNERSHIP’S MINUTES.

    Minutes of meeting held on 22nd February 2017 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; and Anne Young, West of Scotland Housing Association.

    Apology: Ruth Donnelly, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership; and James Smith, Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Community Council.

    Attending: M Hughes (Clerk); A McMillan (for the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council); A McConnell, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust; Linda Morris, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership; and Chief Inspector S Hazlett, Police Scotland.

    Minutes of the previous meeting approved.

    1 The minutes of 2nd November 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 Annmarie Todd, Third Sector Forum substitute representative, would attend the Partnership until the election process for the Voluntary Sector North East Glasgow had taken place.

    The Rejuvenation of the West Boathouse Project – Presentation by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust noted.
     
    3 There was heard a presentation by Andrew McConnell, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) regarding the rejuvenation of the West Boathouse, Glasgow Green, advising that

    (1) the West Boathouse was a ‘B’ listed building which had been built in 1905 and which would undergo extensive repairs to convert the building to a community facility;

    (2) the project would be funded by The National Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund along with contributions from Glasgow City Council, Historic Environment Scotland, Spirit of 2012 Foundation Scotland, the Architectural Heritage Fund, William Grant Foundation, my park Scotland and the Glasgow Building Preservation Fund;

    (3) the estimated cost of the project was £2.4m; and

    (4) work would continue to be done regarding activity and interpretation plan, equality, diversity and inclusion plan, archive development, volunteer training and development, management and maintenance plan, business plan, surveys and investigations, design development, legal agreements and leases, costs, fundraising and engagement.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (a) thanked Mr McConnell for his presentation;

    (b) noted that

    (i) further work was required in connection with linking in with the schools in the area to encourage participation and engagement;

    (ii) the community had to be made more aware of the project and the facilities that would be available to it after the redevelopment had been completed;

    (iii) GBPT would be looking into all aspects of funding for the project including sponsorship; and

    (iv) as the project was developed Police Scotland would require to become more involved.

    Community Health profiles for children and young people – Presentation noted etc.

    4 The Partnership heard a presentation by Ms Linda Morris, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership regarding children and young people’s health and wellbeing profiles across the City, during which she highlighted

    (1) that the profiles provided an overview of health and wellbeing of children and young people in Glasgow covering the whole of Glasgow, 56 Glasgow neighbourhoods and 3 Sector localities, namely North East, North West and South Glasgow;

    (2) these profiles had been produced to

    (a) provide accessible and up to date population health and wellbeing information for local planners and local communities;

    (b) illustrate children’s life circumstances and outcomes across Glasgow neighbourhoods;

    (c) highlight health and socio-economic inequalities; and

    (d) provide a better understanding of local circumstances, plan services, monitor progress and target resources and priority setting;

    (3) the Understanding Glasgow, Glasgow Centre for Population Health website and its content; and

    (4) a number of ‘evidence for action briefings’, which were deemed to be relevant to people working across a range of settings who were planning or providing services.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (i) noted and thanked Ms Morris for her presentation; and

    (ii) agreed that it would be useful to have the statistics updated on an annual basis.

    Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements – Outcomes for Area Partnerships and Community Councils noted.
     
    5 There was submitted and noted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council, advising that

    (1) the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland (LGBCS) had a statutory duty to carry out reviews of each Council area at intervals of 8 to 12 years;

    (2) the LGBCS had carried out its fifth review of electoral boundaries and on 14th September 2016 Scottish Ministers had accepted its recommendations to increase the number of Councillors for this Council from 79 to 85 with the addition of 2 new electoral Wards, increasing the total number from 21 to 23, which would be implemented in time for the local Government elections in 2017; and

    (3) that there would be an increase of councillors in the ward from 3 to 4.

     Multi Member Ward Plan Update noted.

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

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (1) noted the report;

    (2) noted that police officers were now more pro-active in the community than they had been for the last 10 years; and

    (3) noted the Police Scotland website ‘Your View Counts’ was available for anyone to detail priorities that they felt should be looked at by Police Scotland.

    Neighbourhood Management – Anti-social behaviour update noted.

    7 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; and

    (2) agreed that in light of the multi-member ward plan update provided by Police  Scotland at each Partnership meeting which would cover the reduction in  loitering/increase feeling in community safety elements, there would be no  further requirement for updates concerning this area of the Action Plan.

    Vacation of Chair/Declaration of interest.

    8 At this point in the meeting Councillor Redmond declared an interest in the following item of business, left the room during its consideration and vacated the Chair, which was taken by Councillor Hepburn.

    Area Budget 2016/17 – Budget allocations noted – Applications for funding dealt with etc.

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

    After consideration, the Partnership   (1)  noted

    (a) that Little Bridges After School Care failed to meet the condition of grant, therefore £1,597 had been returned to the Council;

    (b) that to date, £46,490 had been allocated to various projects in the Calton ward, leaving a balance of £18,770 unallocated;
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    (c) that an application had been received from Bridgeton Sheltered Housing for bus hire which had been deemed ineligible for Area Budget funding as the value requested was below the minimum amount of £300; and

    (d) applications which had been received and approved under Delegated Functions; and

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

    Applicant

    BCD Credit Union – To carry out external and internal works to the building – Awarded £2,391

    Bridgeton Community Learning Campus – To repair major faults in the kitchen/café area  – Awarded £4,500

    Church House Bridgeton – To deliver outdoor activity sessions for young people – Awarded £2,000

    Community Infosource – To establish a Women Asylum Seeker Housing Forum in the North East Sector – Awarded £1,230

    Glasgow Schools Football Association – To increase participation for primary and secondary schools in the Glasgow Schools Football Association programme – Rejected

    Parkhead Youth Project – To refurbish the base – Awarded £1,508

    Reidvale Adventure Play Association -To develop unused area into a nature discovery and exploration space – Awarded £849

    Save Our Service Veterans – To purchase a variety of gardening and football equipment – Awarded £2,594

    St Michael’s Primary School – To purchase equipment that will create a multi-media presentation area – Awarded £3,698

    Resumption of Chair.

    10 At this point in the meeting Councillor Redmond resumed the Chair.

    Area Budget 2017/18 – Budget allocations noted – Applications for funding dealt with etc.

    11 There was submitted a report by the Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council, advising of funding allocations for 2017/18 approved by the Executive Committee on 11th December 2014 and detailing an application for funding, travel passes and playscheme funding from the Area Budget 2017/18.

    After consideration, the Partnership

    (1) noted the Area Budget 2017/18 allocation and that the Calton Area Budget allocation for 2017/18 was £65,260;

    (2) 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

    Cuthelton Social Club  /  Towards bus hire costs for a trip to Dunfermline on 21st June 2017 for 50 people / Awarded £350
    (3) in terms of the Travel Pass Scheme, approved the issue of travel passes for use during the school holidays of spring, summer and October 2017 periods to Connect 2 OSCS Dalmarnock, Dennistoun After School Care and Rising Stars; and

    (4) approved the award of playscheme funding to Glasgow Women’s Aid, East End of £350 for Spring, £1,190 Summer and £175 October 2017 and to PEEK for £228 for Spring, £560 Summer and £140 October 2017, subject to satisfactory assessment and receipt of any outstanding information.

     Minutes of North East Sector Community Planning Partnership noted.

    12 The minutes of the North East Sector Community Planning Partnership of 24th November 2016 were submitted and noted.

     Valediction.

    13 Councillor Hepburn thanked Councillor Redmond for his invaluable input to the Partnership and wished him well for the future.

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