View Hitchin Committee Agenda

Date:
Tuesday, 5th December, 2017
Time:
7.30pm
Place:
Hitchin Boys School, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin
 
Contact:
Hilary Dineen
Telephone:
(01462) 474353
 
Membership:
Councillor Nicola Harris(Chairman), Councillor Ian Albert(Vice-Chairman), Councillor Judi Billing, Councillor Paul Clark, Councillor Elizabeth Dennis, Councillor Simon Harwood, Councillor Bernard Lovewell, Councillor Alan Millard, Councillor Frank Radcliffe, Councillor Ray Shakespeare - Smith, Councillor Adrian Smith, Councillor Martin Stears - Handscomb, Councillor R.A.C. Thake
 
 
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PART I
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. MINUTES

To take as read and approve as a true record the minutes of the meeting of Hitchin Committee held on Tuesday, 5th September, 2017

3. NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS

Members should notify the Chairman of other business that they wish to be discussed at the end of either Part I or Part II business set out in the agenda. They must state the circumstances that they consider justify the business being considered as a matter of urgency.

The Chairman will decide whether the item(s) raised will be considered.

4. CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Members are reminded that any declarations of interest in respect of any business set out in the agenda, should be declared as either a Disclosable Pecuniary interest or Declarable Interest and are required to notify the Chairman of the nature of any interest declared at the commencement of the relevant item on the agenda. Members declaring a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest must withdraw from the meeting for the duration of the item. Members declaring a Declarable Interest which requires they leave the room under Paragraph 7.4 of the Code of Conduct, can speak on the item, but must leave the room before the debate and vote.

5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

To receive presentations and petitions from members of the public including:

1. Herts and Essex Ambulance Service;
2. Hitchin Hackspace;
3. Hitchin Interfaith Forum;
4. Hitchin Hedgehog Care;
5. Hitchin Stroke Group.

6. GRANTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATE

REPORT OF THE COMMUNITIES MANAGER

To update the Committee on the activities and actions of the Communities Officer, to advise on the current expenditure and balances of the delegated budgets and to consider applications for grant funding.

7. UPDATE REGARDING THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

To provide the committee an update regarding the progress and development of the areas of environmental sensitivity, including Local Nature Reserves, within the area of Hitchin.

8. INFORMATION NOTE - GREEN SPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

INFORMATION NOTE OF THE HEAD OF LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

To provide an update regarding the steps taken and the progress made in identifying interested groups and organisations to safely provide play area facilities previously provided by the Council.

9. THE BID RENEWAL PROCESS

To receive an oral presentation from the Democratic Services Manager regarding the BID renewal process.

10. HITCHIN TOWN CENTRE MANAGER

To receive an oral presentation from the Hitchin Town Centre Manager.

11. WARD AND OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS - MEMBERS’ REPORTS

To receive any oral reports from Members regarding Ward matters and Outside Organisations.

12. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSIONS AT FUTURE MEETINGS

To receive suggestions for Items to be discussed at future meetings from Members of the Committee.

The following future meetings of Hitchin Committee have been arranged:

  • Tuesday, 6th March 2018