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Newgate Market Review Final Report

Meeting: 18/01/2011 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11 (Item 144)

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This report presents the final report arising from the Newgate Market Scrutiny Review.

 

Note:  copies of the A5 booklet style final report have been distributed with this agenda to Members only.  The final report can also be viewed on-line.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the following comments and recommendations be agreed in response to the final report:

 

Scrutiny Recommendation

Cost implication

Executive comment

Executive Recommendation

1. To improve the general cleanliness of the market. This can be achieved in the

short term by:

i) Early implementation of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a review after 3 months

ii) Closing the market one day per quarter for deep cleansing (the first instance to be before Easter 2011)

And in the medium term by:

iii) Exploring the possibilities of storing waste underground – possibly in St Sampson’s Square or by exploring other suitable options

 

 

 

i) none given

 

ii) none given

 

iii) none given (but in the report “They were however aware that this may be cost prohibitive”)

i) This is understood to be in progress as part of the More for York review process.

 

ii) Closure of the market would require advance notice to customers and stall holders, and would require cost estimates, and should be considered in the review of the SLA.

 

iii) Without a cost figure this is difficult to assess, particularly in the current climate.

i) Request that CANS officers include a review of the SLA agreement to consider cleanliness, and to report to the Executive Member a review after three months

 

ii) Agree to examine if the outcome of I) in terms of measurements of cleanliness indicates that this action is necessary.

 

iii) Request that officers review other suitable locations for storing waste.

2. To improve the public realm – this can be achieved in the short term by:

i) Working with landlords and lessees of buildings surrounding the market to improve their general appearance

ii) Trialing ‘sculpted style’ stalls along Jubbergate with a view to implementing

this throughout the market in the medium term

iii) Looking at ways of preventing unauthorised parking in Silver Street and the Market

iv) Providing additional market stalls along Silver Street

v) Improving the lighting in the area

 

i) Officer time – could be contained within existing work plans

 

ii) Trial would be £5,000 fabrication and design costs with 4 units at @ £4,750. Total £24,000. Medium term would be £475,000 (100 x £4,750).

 

iii) Mainstream budget

 

iv) No costs given

 

v) No costs given

i) Helpful addition to existing negotiations.

 

ii) At this moment in time there would need to be a sound business case for the costs of changing the design. It is up to groups on the council to propose this within the budget process.

 

iii) Helpful addition to existing work.

 

iv) Subject to business case this could increase capacity and therefore income.

 

v) Could be reviewed but subject to budget.

i) Agree

 

ii) Notes the estimated costs which would require a growth bid to be proposed in the budget rounds.

 

iii) Agree

 

iv) Request officers examine business case for provision of additional market stalls.

 

v) Request that officers review lighting of the market area to assess deficiencies to be met from existing budgets.

 

3.  To begin to improve the  ...  view the full decision text for item 144

Minutes:

Members considered the final report arising from the review of Newgate Market carried out by the Economic and City Development Overview & Scrutiny Committee.  Cllr Scott, as Chair of the Committee, was in attendance to present the report.

 

The new, booklet-style, final report (Annex 1) had been circulated to Executive Members and made available on the Council’s website.  A summary of the short and medium-term recommendations arising from the review was provided in paragraphs 5 to 8 of the cover report.  It was noted that the financial implications of accepting the short-term recommendations would be for the Council to set aside one-off funding of £20k for the replacement of stall canopies, one-off funding of £24k for ‘sculpted’ stalls and recurring funding of £24k for re-investment in the market.

 

Having noted the comments of the Labour Group Spokespersons on this item, it was

 

RESOLVED: That the following comments and recommendations be agreed in response to the final report:

 

Scrutiny Recommendation

Cost implication

Executive comment

Executive Recommendation

1. To improve the general cleanliness of the market. This can be achieved in the

short term by:

i) Early implementation of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a review after 3 months

ii) Closing the market one day per quarter for deep cleansing (the first instance to be before Easter 2011)

And in the medium term by:

iii) Exploring the possibilities of storing waste underground – possibly in St Sampson’s Square or by exploring other suitable options

 

 

 

i) none given

 

ii) none given

 

iii) none given (but in the report “They were however aware that this may be cost prohibitive”)

i) This is understood to be in progress as part of the More for York review process.

 

ii) Closure of the market would require advance notice to customers and stall holders, and would require cost estimates, and should be considered in the review of the SLA.

 

iii) Without a cost figure this is difficult to assess, particularly in the current climate.

i) Request that CANS officers include a review of the SLA agreement to consider cleanliness, and to report to the Executive Member on review after three months.

 

ii) Agree to examine if the outcome of i) in terms of measurements of cleanliness indicates that this action is necessary.

 

iii) Request that officers review other suitable locations for storing waste.

2. To improve the public realm – this can be achieved in the short term by:

i) Working with landlords and lessees of buildings surrounding the market to improve their general appearance

ii) Trialing ‘sculpted style’ stalls along Jubbergate with a view to implementing

this throughout the market in the medium term

iii) Looking at ways of preventing unauthorised parking in Silver Street and the Market

iv) Providing additional market stalls along Silver Street

v) Improving the lighting in the area

 

i) Officer time – could be contained within existing work plans

 

ii) Trial would be £5,000 fabrication and design costs with 4 units at @ £4,750. Total £24,000. Medium term would be £475,000 (100  ...  view the full minutes text for item 144


 

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