Agenda item

Neighbourhood Partnership Business Report (Keith Houghton)

Wellbeing decisions,  Fundraiser working group and further NP Governance & Plan work; future Traffic & Transport sub-group

 

Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Partnership considered the business activities report from Keith Houghton, Neighbourhood Partnership Co-coordinator.

 

The Neighbourhood Committee RESOLVED that the recommendations of the Southmead Wellbeing Panel to allocate £3,035 from the 2016/2017 Wellbeing Fund for the applications received as set out below be approved:

 

Organisation

Purpose

Amount recommended

Fonthill Primary School

The Garden Courtyard Project £1,400 requested

£1,000

Friends of Badock's Wood

Looking After Badock's Wood - Advice Leaflet £679 requested

£500

Southmead Festival Committee

Health & Wellbeing at Southmead Festival £400 requested

£400

Working in Southmead for Health

Greenway Playscheme £1,000 requested

£1,000

North Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum

North Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum Autumn Conference (£135 requested)

£135


Total Allocation

£3,035

2016/17 Funds remaining to allocate

£7,707

 

Cllr Weston abstained from the vote to approve funding to Henbury and Brentry Community Council due to having a declared interest.

 

The Neighbourhood Committee RESOLVED that the recommendations of the Henbury/Brentry Wellbeing Panel to allocate £3,695 from the 2016/2017 Wellbeing Fund for the applications receivedas set out below be approved:

 

Organisation

Purpose

Amount Recommended

Henbury and Brentry Community Council

Community Action Plan Launch event £400 requested

£400

Welcome Club

Welcome Group, Entertainment for older people

£480

Working in Southmead for Health

Supporting Extend Group in Henbury £480 requested

£480

Blaise Community Garden

Replacement of faulty roof covering of training/meeting building £1,800 requested

£1,800

Emmanuel Chapel

Emmanuel Henbury Youth - Summer Trip £400 requested

£400

North Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum

North Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum Autumn Conference £135 requested

£135

Total Allocation

£3,695

2016/17 Funds remaining to allocate

£7,114*

*note includes £600 returned by H&B Community Council approved from 2015/16 budget

 

The Neighbourhood Committee RESOLVED that the Wellbeing Panel’s recommendations not to allocate funding as set out below be approved:

 

Southmead Applications not recommended for funding

 

ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

AMOUNT REQUESTED

REASON

Southmead Development Trust

Falls Prevention Project

£968

Did not score enough to be considered for funding; applicant asked to cost out items; equalities benefit not explored clearly; Panel thought other funding should be sought, not simply the Wellbeing

 

Henbury and Brentry Applications not recommended for funding

 

ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

AMOUNT REQUESTED

REASON

Branch Community Church

IMPs Toddler Group

£2,400

Panel deferred to next round: would like to see a breakdown of income from fees over next 2 years; how group plans its sustainability; only willing to fund on 1 year basis; encourage to seek other potential financial support, not rely on Wellbeing alone

Henbury Community Art Group

Henbury School Community Art Group equipment

£1,206

Panel deferred to next round: Panel is keen to support the project: but wants to know how the project will be sustainable; encourage to pursue other funders as well as Wellbeing; is there any income from participants?

 

The partnership discussed the pros and cons of combining resources with other Neighbourhood Partnerships to employ a fund raiser.  It was confirmed that further research was required, St George Neighbourhood Partnership could provide more detail on how this had been implemented and how this was currently being managed.

 

The Neighbourhood Committee RESOLVED:

 

(i)             that the Recommendation to set up a working group to produce a report for the September Neighbourhood Partnership on the options for using Neighbourhood Partnership Budget to employ a Fundraiser be approved; and in addition that the Neighbourhood Partnership Cordinator should formally approach Avonmouth and Kingsweston and Horfield and Lockleaze with a view to progressing this to a detailed proposal for a decision in September 2016.

 

Action: Keith Houghton

 

(ii)          That the Neighbourhood Partnership hold a further Governance and Neighbourhood Partnership development event which could include consideration of allocation of other Neighbourhood Partnership budgets be approved. And that the Neighbourhood Partnership Coordinator identify individuals to take forward individual pieces of work.

 

Action: Keith Houghton

The Neighbourhood Partnership AGREED: –

 

(i)            That the Wellbeing Fund balance available for 2016/17 Ref 1.1 be noted

(ii)          That the setup of a Traffic & Transport sub-group in October/November to report back to the December Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on scheme recommendations be approved.

(iii)        That the latest S106 contributions and the latest statement on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), including the new contribution be noted.

(iv)        That the legal information giving due regard to Public Sector Equality Duty be noted.


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