Community Development Committee

Committee Membership 2017 – 2018

Chairman – Roger Bell

Deputy Chairman – Simon Kimberley

Noel Bullock

Neil Dawson

Andrew Dalton

Wyn Kidger

Shirley Varley

The main duties of the Community Development Committee are to: consider matters relating to crime prevention and public safety; consider Morley heritage, tourism, leisure centre and public park issues; consider business, retail, voluntary and community group liaison issues; and administer Community and other grants.  This committee administers the budget for Morley entertainment with events such as the Lantern Festival, Christmas Lights Switch-on, Easter Bonnet Parade and the Summer Entertainments Programme, among others.

Application for Community Grant

An information sheet showing details of a community grant that is available to voluntary and community organisations within the Morley Town Council area can be downloaded below, together with an application form.

Committee Meetings

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEE MEETING 

TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, 6TH JULY 2017 AT 7.00 P.M
RECEPTION ROOM, MORLEY TOWN HALL

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

2.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

3.         To approve minutes of the meeting held on 8/6/17

4.         To receive verbal report on Policing matters

5.         To discuss feedback from for:-

(i)         Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest – 18/6/17

(ii)        Pop-up cinema – 17/6/17

6.        To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)          Yorkshire Day 29/7/17

(ii)        Heritage ‘Open Days’ Tours 9/9/17

(iii)       Lantern Festival and Disco 26/10/17, and approve appropriate expenditure

7.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Grants awarded to date in 2017/18

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)          Churwell Community Association

8.         To approve release of funding to the following, included in the 2017/18 budget:-

(i)            Morley In Bloom

(ii)           Royal Society of St George

(iii)          Morley Murals

9.         To consider Public Question submitted to Full Council on 10/5/17 by Mr A Paver, as follows:-

“The NHS has stated that more Care in the Community is urgently needed to take pressure off the over-stretched resources of the NHS.  Would Morley Town Council actively support my proposal to have a locally administered volunteer befriending service to support vulnerable housebound members of our community?”

For information, it was agreed that this matter should be referred to Community Development Committee for further consideration.

10.         To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

11.         Date and time of next meeting

MINUTES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 4TH MAY 2017

 

1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), S Kimberley, J Sanders and N Dawson.  K Hardwick (Morley & District Lions Club), G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster, S Varley, W Whitehead, W Kidger and N Bullock.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 6/4/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 6/4/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive update on Policing matters

            (i)         To approve PCSO Agreement for 2017/18 financial year from West Yorkshire Police

The renewal of the agreement for 2017/18 was approved.

(ii)        To agree item of expenditure, as follows:-

Invoice dated 7/4/17 for £15,218.40 from Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire re. PCSO funding Quarter 4 (January-March 2017)

This item of expenditure was agreed.

  1. To receive feedback from Easter Bonnet Parade & Competition – 15/4/17

Cllr Sanders reported that the event went well and proposed that R Kennedy (Town Centre Manager) should have overall charge of co-ordinating this event.  This was agreed.  Following a discussion, it was agreed Cllr Sanders should obtain costings for a microphone.

  1. To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest 18/6/17

G Fowler reported that arrangements are ongoing, to date 14 bands are confirmed.

G Fowler and K Hardwick left the meeting at this point.

(ii)        Outdoor Cinema – 17/6/17

It was reported that volunteers would be required on the day to marshal, and it was agreed that an email be sent out to all councillors requesting assistance.  Members were also advised that the Churwell Community Choir will be performing on the day   It was proposed and agreed the Choir should receive a donation of £50.

(iii)       Yorkshire Day – 29/7/17

There were no further details on this event.

 

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

            (i)         Grants awarded – 2017-18

This information was noted.

 

(ii)        Grant Application:-

(a)        Shona Boocock’s Academy of Dance

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £750.00 had been requested to purchase a tumble track and towards cost of costumes/leotards.   Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £750.

(b)        Churwell Community Association

This application was withdrawn and requested to be placed on the next agenda.

(c)        Morley Community Archives Group

Two representatives attended to present this application.  A grant of £748.80 had been requested to purchase speakers for the current microphone system and photocopier.  Following a discussion, it was agreed to award a grant of £748.80.

Cllr Dawson left the meeting at this point.

  1. To receive items of correspondence

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be determined at the Annual Full Council meeting which will take place on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at 7.00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.