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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School

Contact: Kay Bailey 

Items
No. Item

1.

A half hour drop in session for information on Tour De France, ward boundary info, health commissioning

Minutes:

Residents had the opportunity to speak to ward councillors and service providers informally. Information was available about 2015 ward boundary changes, health commissioning in York and the Tour De France.

 

2.

7.00pm onwards, public forum to discuss local issues, announce ward priorities and ward budget 2014-15, parish council updates etc

Minutes:

Cllr Cunningham-Cross welcomed everyone to the meeting. She explained this was a non political meeting and an opportunity for any issue of interest to be discussed. The minutes of the last annual meeting held on 30 April 2013 were approved and signed. The meeting was held in a more informal ‘circle’ style to encourage discussion and debate.

 

Matters arising:

The results of the Local Plan consultation are now in and in the process of being analysed. Cllr Watt explained that he is deputy chair of the Local Plan Working Group and has monthly briefings with Lead Officer martin Grainger at CYC. He said there had been an overwhelming response to the Plan and consultation. All comments received had to be placed in the public domain of the CYC website but before this could happen all submissions had to be redacted to remove names or any other material that could identify an individual and this process had caused considerable delay. The consultation had also included an opportunity for potential development sites to be put forward that had not been included in the original plan and all thse sites had to be visited. Consultants had now been appointed to examine the Local Plan to consider if the infrastructure was in place to support proposals. The Working Group would be meeting later this month to consider the draft Local Plan which will then go to Cabinet at the end of April. There will be another public consultation before the final plan goes to Cabinet and is then passed to the Local Government Inspector.

 

2.Police update

The PCSO gave a report. The following points were noted;

Reported crime since January:

The statistics showed little change from teh same period last year. The message remained for people to be aware of security and to contact the team about any issues or concerns.

The following questions were raised:

i)A resident noted that their driveway was regularly blocked by parents dropping off children at the school.

Response; The police have been working closely with the school on this. Officers are outside the school gate at the beginning and end of the day as often as possible, advice about dropping off children has been sent out in the school newsletter and work has been undertaken with the students focussing on safety issues.The new camera car will also be patrolling the area. In the meantime it was confirmed that it is an obstruction for a car to park across as driveway and residents are advised to call the police on 101 if their access is blocked.

 

ii)A resident expressed concern about pavement parking

Response; if this is causing an obstruction so that if for example a wheelchair is unable to get past the action taken will be up to the discretion of the office present.

 

3.Ward Budget and ward priorities 2014-15

The 2013-14 priorities were read out:

A thriving ward ; getting around easily and safely ; keeping our community safe

Grants totalling 5445 had been awarded. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

 

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