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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Derwent School

Contact: Cindy Benton 

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-in surgery gives you the chance to meet and speak with your ward Councillors, street environment officer, safer neighbourhood policing team, neighbourhood management officer and visting speakers info

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Drop in Surgery from 7pm

The drop in surgery gives you the chance to meet and speak with your ward councillors, street environment officer, safer neighbourhood policing team, neighbourhood management officer and visiting speakers informally.

Minutes:

The drop in surgery gave residents the chance to meet and speak with ward councillors, street environment officer, safer neighbourhood policing team, neighbourhood management officer and visiting speakers informally.

8.

Welcome and minutes

Welcome to all and the minutes of the last meeting will be agreed and any maters arising from the minutes discussed.

Minutes:

Cllr Roger Pierce welcomed residents to the meeting.

 

The minutes of the last Ward Committee were agreed and signed.

9.

Safer Neighbourhood policing team

There will be an update from the ward police team and residents have an opportunity to raise any concerns

Minutes:

PC Barrow gave an update of activities in the ward.

  • The police have been working closely with Housing and the schools on various initiatives.
  • In August the police have organised 3 weeks worth of activities at the schools.  The events range from football to dance and are for all children age from 5 to 12 years.
  • There are summer police surgeries organised where residents can bring along their bicycle and get it security marked.
  • There has been an increase in flytipping and dumping from student properties which the police are working alongside Housing to try and control and educate residents.

10.

A day in the life of an estate manager

One of the Housing estate managers will describe their role and some of the challenges and rewards involved.

Minutes:

Paul Morrison the Housing Tenancy Manager gave a brief quiz with residents on Housing statistics and the role of the Estate Manager.

 

  • How many Council properties are in York?    Approx 8000
  • How large is the average patch managed by an Estate Manager?  800
  • What is the average property relet time in days?   19 days
  • How many properties are left by tenants each year?  650
  • How many cases were evicted for nuisance in the last 12 months?  12
  • How many active nuisance cases do we have at any one time?  270
  • Which of these are genuine orders available to the council?       CRASBO, Dispersal Order, Demotion, Crack House Closure,  ALL
  • How much does Tang Hall get to spend on Estate Improvement Grant each year?  £26,400

 

Questions and issues raised by residents were;

  • EIG schemes in the past have been car parking and play equipment which have been great for the area.
  • How do you complain about a tenant? You can ring the switchboard or the Estate Manager or report it to the police.
  • How does the Council waiting list work?  When you are top of the list CYC will arrange to view a property with you.
  • What consent do tenants need for improvements?  Introductory tenants cannot make any improvements but any structural changes must be receive permission.
  • When will Choice based lettings start?  It is due to start in November.
  • How many are on the council housing waiting list?  Approx 3000

11.

Playbuilder for Hull Road ward

Beth Cooper, Playbuilder Project Officer will provide an update on the proposals for new play equipment in the ward

Minutes:

Beth Cooper the playbuilder project manager gave a brief update on the project in this ward;

  • The Playbuilder project is York wide to deliver 22 play areas across the city over 2 years.
  • The first 11 have been completed and 5 of these were delivered by the parish Councils.
  • The allocation of money for Hull Road was originally going to be at Badger Hill, but this has now changed and it will be situated in Hull Road park.
  • The design is to extend the play area that is already there.  As there is no need to request planning permission then there is no statutary obligation to consult locally.

 

Residents raised the following;

  • Who will decide on the final design?  Local people will make the decision based on certain criteria.

12.

Your Ward, Your City, Your Say

The Neighbourhood Management Team are going to be at the meeting to get your ideas and suggestions about your ward, our service and our partners’ services

13.

Have Your Say

Your chance to ask questions about any local issues or concerns

Minutes:

Residents raised the following under ‘Have Your Say’;

  • What are the recycling changes in Burlington Avenue and when will this be?  The NMU will find out the information for the resident and contact them.
  • Can we clarify who will be responding to the Hull Road planning panel queries as the member of staff who looked after the ward previously has now left.?  The NMU will confirm who this will be.
  • Please can we change the ward newsletter as it is not very exciting to read.

 

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