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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Clifton Methodist Church, Clifton

Contact: Michael Hawtin 

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Surgery/ Meeting Date, time and attendance

This is your chance to meet and speak to your councillor, neighbourhood management officer, street environment officer and safer neighbourhood team.


City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Clifton Ward Committee


Wednesday 14th July 2010 7.00pm-8.00pm



In Attendance

35+ residents

Rachel Stewart, Street Environment Officer.

Michael Hawtin, David Ward and Oliver Collins, Neighbourhood Management Unit

James Clay, Environmental Protection Unit


Drop in Surgery Minutes 7.00PM - 8.00PM


1.                       Drop-in Surgery 7.00pm – 8.00pm


Residents had the opportunity to talk to the David Scott Ward Councillor, Rachel Stewart Street Environment Officer, James Clay Environmental Protection Unit and representatives from the Neighbourhood Management Unit during the surgery who ran a consultation with residents on Neighbourhood Action Plans.

Residents were welcomed to the meeting, copies of previous minutes, your ward newsletters and various other leaflets relevant to Neighbourhood Management were available for residents to take away with them.


Tania Shuttleworth spoke with James Clay regarding the role of the Environmental Protection Unit and the keeping of hens at properties in Clifton. James distributed leaflets and contact details to residents throughout the evening.


Resident Steve Watson came and collected the contact details for Dave Meigh and Liz Topi, regarding obtaining permission for a friend of his to conduct a funfair on Bootham Stray. He took away with him the contact details for the leisure department and will be contacting them net week to request further information and application forms etc.


Linda Whitehead, governor of Burton Green School came to speak with David Ward about the recent take part event at the School to request photos of the event and the children’s work. A meeting was arranged at Burton Green School so that DW could attend the school council meeting on Thursday 15th July at 2.00pm


Mrs Berwick, a resident of Clifton gave very positive comments about the surgery and the consultation, however suggested that information in the newsletter be made more eye catching to residents because most readers only flick through the newsletter quite quickly. She suggested that more colour and less black and white would improve the document.


Jim Begley and another resident suggested that the format of the meeting should have been made clearer in the newsletter as some residents didn’t realise that there was no formal agenda and that the meeting was an informal surgery. The change in format wasn’t made clear enough.

He also spoke to DW about the installation of a bench outside Clifton Methodist Church. DW suggested that Jim spoke to Rachel Stewart SEO about the provision of the bench and the installation of it.


Also DW to remind Pat Holgate to take her camera with her to the Scarborough out and about event on the 23rd July!


Safer Neighbourhood Team


1.      Safer Neighbourhood Team


Sgt Martin Metcalfe and the Safer Neighbourhood Team were unable to attend due to working day shifts. Martin brought some Safer Neighbourhood Team leaflets which were specific to Clifton Ward. Residents were very positive about these publications.


Mr C Fowles asked for 100 Safer Neighbourhood Team leaflets to deliver to residents within his Neighbourhood Watch group. He suggested that they would be delivered on Avenue Terrace, Avenue Road, De Grey’s Court and the block of flats behind Avenue Terrace. If he had 100 he would possibly have up to 40 spare to deliver to Fothergill homes.


Mr C Fowles

24 Avenue Terrace


YO30 6AX

01904 638317


Your Ward, Your City, Your Say

The neighbourhood management team will be at the surgery to get your ideas and suggestions about your ward, our services and our partners’ services.


Your Ward, Your City, Your Say Consultation


Oliver Collins of the Neighbourhood Management Unit provided a consultation with residents regarding Neighbourhood Action Plans, One City Strategy and Equalities.


15 residents took part in this consultation process and many positive comments were received.


Clifton Community Sports and Fun Day

This is an event organised by Community Association for Recreation and Sports and Clifton Safer Neighbourhood Team and supported by the ward committee. This event will give you another opportunity to meet your councillors and ward team.


This event was attended and 10 consultations completed by residents.


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