Agenda and draft minutes

Central, Clifton and Harbourside Neighbourhood Partnership
Tuesday, 11th October, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Contact: Norman Cornthwaite 

Items
No. Item

13.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information

Minutes:

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and invited to introduce themselves.

 

14.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Richard Barnes, Toni Brown, Chris Hamner, Kurt James and Julian Jones.

15.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Please note that the Register of Interests is available at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/councillors/members-interests-gifts-and-hospitality-register

 

Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

Minutes:

Councillor O’Rourke – Agenda Item No. 10. She is a Member of Friends of Clifton Centre and Library who have applied for a Wellbeing Grant.

16.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meetings as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Minute No. 5 - It was noted that Councillor Dudd’s name had been spelt incorrectly..

 

AGREED - that the Minutes of the previous meetings on 21st June 2016 and 13th July 2016 were a correct record.

 

Actions from 21st June 2016

 

Minute No. 5 – Councillor Smith confirmed that he has had a meeting with the Universities and proposals are emerging.

 

Minute No. 10. – Councillor Stevens confirmed that he had written to Mark Sperduty and progress is being made.

 

Minute no. 10 – Councillor Stevens confirmed that he had written to Councillor Bradshaw and the Service Director Transport, and that the 20 mph review is ongoing.

 

Minute No. 11 – It was noted that the Traffic and Transport Sub Group had met with Ed Plowden but that not all the required information was available. It was agreed that Mike Lawlor would request the outstanding information.

 

Dance Centre – Councillor Smith stated that he has an arranged meeting with Robert Orrett and will raise the issue with at the meeting.

 

17.

Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item *Democratic Services Officer check time limit for your particular Committee*

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-

 

Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on *name deadline date*

 

Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on *name deadline date*.

 

Minutes:

The following Statements were received by the Partnership:

 

Sharon Chauhan – Woodland Road/Tyndells Park Road Junction. This was referred to the Traffic and Transport Sub Group.

 

Councillor Stevens – Bus Services. This was noted.

 

Maggie Shapland – Brunel Swivel Bridge. This was referred to the Traffic and Transport Sub Group with a view to the Partnership making a decision on it in January 2017. It was noted that the Heritage Priorities need to be established also whether or not there would be other funding from BCC. It was agreed that Maggie Shapland should write a paper to be presented to the Partnership at the Meeting in January 2017. It was noted that there was a need to establish whether or not BCC would maintain the Bridge if it was brought back into operation.

 

18.

Resident Parking Scheme Review Update

Minutes:

Fraser Bridgeford advised everyone that information about the review including the wards and dates is available on line.

 

It was noted that the Central Parking Zone is also being reviewed and this may result in the size of it being reduced and the size Residents Parking Zones being increased accordingly.

 

It was noted that some of the parking machines do not appear to be operative. Councillor Thomas stated that he would contact Highways about this.

 

It was noted that this is not clarity about when adjustments to the scheme will be completed.

 

Agreed – that the Update be noted.

 

19.

Broad Quay Public Realm Works Report for Decision. Vicky Welchman pdf icon PDF 206 KB

The Neighbourhood Committee is asked to agree to contribute funds to upgrade the Broad Quay works from concrete paving slabs to natural stone paving slabs as recommended for approval by the CCH Environment Sub Group;

Option 1: The Neighbourhood Committee is asked agree the CIL contribution of £250k to upgrade the whole of the Broad Quay works, Areas B and C, as outlined in Appendix 2; or

Option 2: The Neighbourhood Committee agrees that they wish to give some financial support to the Broad Quay project. The Committee agrees to the CIL contribution of £125k to upgrade the materials for the works on the key destination across the Centre – Area C.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Vicky Welchman introduced this report and summarised it for everyone.

 

During the debate on the issue it became apparent that Members were not supportive of the Recommendations.

 

Following Votes on both Options it was

 

Resolved – (Voting 0 for, 7 against) that the Neighbourhood Committee does not agree to contribute funds to upgrade the Broad Quay works from concrete paving slabs to natural stone paving slabs because it was not thought by councillors that the expense of the natural stone could be justified above that of the concrete. Other members of the partnership did think that it was a good use of money and highlighted that this would be in line with that asked of other developers in the centre.

 

20.

Environment Sub-Group Decisions and Updates pdf icon PDF 132 KB

1.      That the Partnership considers the Environment Sub-Group recommendations contained within this report.

2.      That the CCH Neighbourhood Committee agrees to commit £58,000 of available Community Infrastructure Levy to fund the listed improvements to the Children’s Youth Network and the Station.

3.      That the CCH Neighbourhood Committee agrees to commit £20,000 of available Community Infrastructure Levy to fund graffiti removal and protection measures in the Bearpit and Bristol City Centre

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Fraser Bridgeford introduced the report.

 

Clifton Down Road/Bridge Valley Road Design Study – Ariaf Hussain stated that he would provide an update on this.

 

ACTION - Cycling contraflow – Councillor Thomas agreed to contact Emma Clark about this.

 

Mike Lawlor advised everyone that a new bus shelter would be provided at Victoria Square and that cycle parking at Southmead Road would be considered by the Traffic Transport Sub Group the following week.

 

Resolved – (1) that the Partnership considers the Environment Sub-Group recommendations contained within this report;

 

(2) (voting 7 for, 0 against)  that the CCH Neighbourhood Committee agrees to commit £58,000 of available Community Infrastructure Levy to fund the listed improvements to the Children’s Youth Network and the Station; and

(3) (voting 7 for, 0 against) that the CCH Neighbourhood Committee agrees to commit £20,000 of available Community Infrastructure Levy to fund graffiti removal and protection measures in the Bearpit and Bristol City Centre.

 

21.

Community Safety Update

Minutes:

Inspector Deborah Yeates introduced herself. She then described the steps the Police have taken to deal with rough sleepers.

 

Agreed – that the Update be noted.

 

22.

Grant applications for approval. pdf icon PDF 115 KB

  1. Note the Central, Clifton and Harbourside Wellbeing fund financial position as at 11 October 2016.

2.      Agree Wellbeing Grant Fund recommendations

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Fraser Bridgeford introduced the report.

 

Concerns were raised about the Off The Record application as it was considered that it did not include sufficient information. It was therefore agreed that the application be refused.

 

In relation to the application for hanging baskets at St Vincent’s Parade, it was considered that this was not an appropriate use of N P money so the application was refused.

 

Following the debate it was

 

Resolved – (1) that Avon Quay Creative Housing Steering Group be awarded an amount of £5,000.00;

 

(2) that Citizens Advice Bureau be awarded an amount of £1,375.00;

 

(3) that Friends of Clifton Centre and Library be awarded an amount of£2,195.00;

 

(4) that Jacobs Wells Community Hub be awarded an amount of £830.00;

 

(5) that Off the Record be awarded an amount of £0;

 

(6) that Redcliffe Residents Action Group be awarded an amount of £1,000.00, subject to Officers authorising how the money should be spent:

 

(7) (voting 4 for, 3 against, 1 abstention) that Richmond Area Residents Association be awarded an amount of £2,120.00, subject to legal advice being obtained;

 

(8) that St Mungos be awarded an amount of £2,500.00;

 

(9) that in respect of the BT Telephone Box St Vincent’s Parade Neighbours be awarded an amount of £2,000.00; and

 

(10) that in respect of hanging baskets St Vincent’s Parade Neighbours be awarded an amount of £0.

 

23.

Neighbourhood Partnership Co-ordinator Report pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This item will be presented by Kurt James

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration of this report was deferred until a future Meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership.

24.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

There was none.

25.

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 31st January 2017, 7pm @ City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

Minutes:

7.00 pm, Thursday 26th January 2017, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR.