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Contact: Amy Rodwell 

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Election of Chair

Recommendation: To elect Chair of Area Committee 3 for the 2022-2023 municipal year.


Councillor Cheney, as previous Chair, moved the election of a Chair for the 2022/23 Municipal Year.


Councillor Mack was nominated by Councillor Wilcox and seconded by Councillor Barnett. On being put to the vote, the nomination was unanimous.


RESOLVED: Councillor Mack is elected Chair of Area Committee 3 for the 2022/23 Municipal Year.  



Welcome, Introductions and Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 103 KB


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and led introductions.


Apologies were received from Councillor Francis.


Declarations of Interest


Councillor Cheney declared an interest as a member of the Barton Fields Trust, which is involved in the Argyll Road proposal being considered today. Councill Cheney will exclude himself from decisions related to that proposal.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held 26 July 2022 as a correct record.


RESOLVED The minutes of the previous meeting on 26 July 2022 were agreed as a correct record.


Public Forum

Members of the public may make a written statement or ask a question as long as it is about a matter for which this committee has responsibility. Your statement or question will be sent to the Committee and be available in the meeting room one hour before the meeting.


Please submit to The following requirements apply:

·      The statement is received no later than 12.00 noon on the working day before the meeting (Friday 11 November).

·      The question is received no later than 5pm three clear working days before the meeting (Tuesday 8 November).



None received.


Community Resources Manager Update and Decision pdf icon PDF 810 KB

Additional documents:


The Community Resources Manager introduced the report and highlighted the following points:


·       The Committee noted that progress updates are published every six months on previous schemes approved by the Area Committee. The latest was published in August 2022. The next will be published in February 2023.

·       A total of five projects have submitted full proposals with a total cost of £257,510 requested from Community Infrastructure Levy. No funding has been requested from Section 106.

·       There is some discrepancy between outline and full proposal costs. For parks applications in general, when officers report their cost estimates they do not change the original request from the community group, but the true cost of delivery is usually higher. 

·       CIL funds available at Oct 2022 are: £94,910.31.  If all proposals are approved, there will be a £162k CIL deficit to carry forward into the following year.


Discussion Notes:


Gordon Avenue Traffic Calming

·       £50k is considered a reasonable budget for these works and there has been no change in estimates. The recommendation is to fund in full.

·       This road is used as a cut through and is in a residential area. Traffic frequently breaches the 20mph limit, due in part to the width of the road. It is also near to a school so is heavily frequented by children.

·       Works will begin next year. Summer 2022 is the starting point for road schemes due to vacancy issues.


Oldbury Court Estate Pathways

·       The actual cost of delivery of the project is £29,750. This means a funding gap of £19,750. Committee will have to decide whether to commit the additional funding. 

·       There is the possibility of some match funding, but this is still being investigated.  

·       The £30k is to improve the main entrance at Goffenton Drive, it will not improve pathways. After investigation from officers, the park is a registered heritage landscape, so modifying paths is unlikely to be permitted.

·       The entrance will receive a tarmac surface. It is currently very muddy so this will improve access.

·       Without adding new pathways, existing pathways may be improved. Members should flag particular areas to officers for investigation.

·       Officers can talk to Historic England about what is possible once the money has been allocated.


Argyle Road Playground Improvements

·       This site is contained in the Barton Hill Trust area, with BCC maintaining the play area. BCC cannot make changes without the approval of the Trust.

·       £155k has been requested. This is the first stage in a concept that would total £185k. 

·       This project is to enhance the playground, including an outdoor gym and multi-use games area (MUGA).

·       The original application was to do a wide range of improvements, but this has been scaled back to be more realistic. A youth orientated park / outdoor gym is the preferred asset due to the close proximity of a secondary school.

·       The figures include a £23k commuted maintenance sum.

·       The £155k is much more than can be delivered with the available budget. However, a lower sum could still deliver something useful.


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