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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Scarcroft Primary School, Moss Street, York, YO23 1BS

Contact: Jill Pickering  Democracy Officer

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To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 2 February 2012.


RESOLVED:                That the minutes of the Ward Committee held on 2 February 2012 be carried over to the next meeting once amendments have been completed by the Neighbourhood Management Officer.


Have Your Say

At this point in the meeting you can raise any issues or concerns you may have in respect of the ward.


An opportunity was given for residents to raise any issues or concerns they may have in respect of the ward.


There were no concerns raised. Residents with any concerns had already approached the Ward Councillors at the informal event held prior to the meeting.


Ward Committee Funded Schemes 2012/13

To formally agree the schemes to be funded through the Ward Committee for 2012/13 (to view the schemes for the ward go to www.york.gov.uk/wards/)


Details were given of the schemes to be funded through the Ward Committee for 2012/13.


It was noted that funding had now been divided into three components:


(i)           Ward Budgets – to commission local voluntary and community organisations to meet identified needs.

(ii)          Other Voluntary Sector Support – funding to support those voluntary sector organisations that provide services to more than one ward committee.

(iii)        Ward Credits – to be allocated to identified wards to be used to commission new services, either from within the council or from other partners.


It was reported that the following schemes would be funded by the Ward Budget:


Micklegate Ward budget is £4,550 for 2012-13.


MK-12-10 Micklegate Action Group. Funding to help with the rejuvenation of Micklegate - £1000

MK-12-15 Southlands Methodist Shell Group. A grant to provide two open children's groups on Friday evenings in term time - £1650 (see resolution for amendment).

MK-12-26 Family Matters. To run a 'Drug Proof Your Kids' course at Millthorpe School - £850

MK-12-25 Funding to help with start up costs for local interest groups - £500 (see resolution for amendment).

MK-12-11 Hamilton Panthers FC. Funding towards the community club house project - £550.


A representative of Southlands Methodist Church was in attendance and advised that £450 of the money allocated to scheme MK-12-15 was no longer required. Councillor Merrett suggested putting the £450 into MK-12-25 for Local Interest Groups and suggested that the Church could come back at a later date.


RESOLVED:                That the allocation of funding to Ward Schemes outlined above be approved subject to the following amendment:


That £450 is taken from scheme MK-12-15 and placed in MK-12-25 as follows:


MK-12-15 will be allocated £1250.

MK-12-25 will be allocated £950


REASON:                    To enable ward grant funding to be allocated to local ward schemes for the forthcoming year.






Your Ward Forum

To help identify issues to be the focus for the next informal meeting.


Residents were asked to identify any issues that they would wish to be considered at future ward committee meetings.  The following suggestions were put forward:


Ward Councillors used the opportunity to inform residents about the new system for Ward Committee meetings. They asked that residents look out for the informal dates that will be scheduled throughout the year. Dates will be advertised on Ward notice boards, on the Council’s website and in Ward newsletters.


North Yorkshire Police provided a brief update as follows:

·        It has been noted that Graffiti has started to appear again and residents were urged to report any details to the Police.

·        Race day road closures are working well and will continue to be monitored.

·        Issues at the Terry’s site continue to be monitored.

·        Figures show that burglaries are down.

·        There is a small amount of anti-social behaviour in the Ward and residents were asked to ring 101 with any concerns.


Ward Members outlined a few other matters as follows:

·        Rowntree Park Cafe is re-launching as part of the explore Library.

·        There was funding in place to improve the number 11 bus service and it is back to running hourly on week nights and on Saturdays. There will be re-tendering for a Sunday service.


RESOLVED:                That the discussions outlined above be noted.


REASON:                     To inform future Ward meetings.






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