Community Development Committee

Committee Membership 2016 – 2017

Chairman – Roger Bell

Deputy Chairman – Simon Kimberley

Noel Bullock

Neil Dawson

Alison Foster

Wyn Kidger

Joyce Sanders

Shirley Varley

Wenda Whitehead

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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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 2/3/17 (copy attached)
4.         To receive update on Policing matters

5.         To discuss CCTV matters:-

(i)         To receive update on CCTV matters from LCC (see attached report)

6.         To receive feedback from Schools Music Festival 25/3/17

7.         To discuss arrangements for:-

(i)         Easter Bonnet Parade & Competition – 15/4/17

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

(iii)       Summer Entertainment

8.         To consider Grant Applications:-

(i)         Total Grants awarded in 2016/17 (see attached)

(ii)        Grant applications:-

(a)          St Peter’s Luncheon Club – Representatives will attend

9.         To consider release of grants (included in 2017/18 budget):-

(i)         £2,000 to Morley Lions for the 2017 Marching Hymn Tune and                            Brass Band  Competition

10.       To discuss 2017 Heritage Open Days (Thursday, 7th to Sunday, 10th September)

11.       To note expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Standing Order 19e) – item for information only:-

(i)         £227.77 (plus VAT) at Booker Limited for Refreshments for children at Schools Music Festival on 25/3/17.  Reclaimed by Town Clerk.  (Members to agree that this expenditure be taken from a/c code “4271 – Entertainment’).

12.       To agree item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)        Invoice dated 23/3/17 for £583.80 (plus VAT) from Lightmedia Displays Ltd re: 30% deposit for outdoor cinema on 17/6/17

(ii)        Invoice dated 23/3/17 for £1,362.20 (plus VAT) from Lightmedia Displays Ltd re: remainder of payment for outdoor cinema 17/6/17

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

14.       Date and time of next meeting



1.         Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), S Kimberley, J Sanders, W Whitehead, S Varley (late arrival) and W Kidger (late arrival).

G Fowler (Tingley Brass Band) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster, N Dawson and N Bullock, R Kennedy (Town Centre Manager, Pc’s M Sedgley and P Coates (Morley Police).

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of the meeting held on 12/1/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 12/1/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive update on Policing matters

There were no representatives from the Police available to attend the meeting.

The Chairman brought forward item 7 (ii).

  1. To discuss proposals for:

            (ii)        Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest – 18/6/17

G Fowler attended to give a verbal update on arrangements to date, and asked that the newly-elected Mayor write the ‘foreword’ for the programme, to include a photograph.

Cllr S Varley arrived at this point.

Adverts had been placed on the internet and in various publications in the Yorkshire and Lancashire areas, and three bands had already entered.

Cllr W Kidger arrived at this point.

G Fowler left the meeting at this point.

  1. To discuss CCTV matters:-

(i)         To receive update on CCTV matters from LCC

There were no matters to report.

  1. To discuss the following events:-

(i)         Summer Entertainment Programme 2017

The Deputy Town Clerk read out an email from R Kennedy proposing two events to be held during the summer months:-

  •      Pop-up Cinema – to be held on a Saturday afternoon (date to be agreed) on

Queen Street (location to be agreed) in late afternoon/early evening.  Attendees to bring their own chairs and encourage businesses/cafes to remain open.

  •      Themed Day – a Saturday in August (date to be agreed), booking donkeys,

Punch & Judy and booking various groups to provide entertainment.

Both proposals were agreed and R Kennedy was asked to progress this matter.  (ii)        Proposals for Lantern Festival – 26/10/17

Arrangements are progressing.

(iii)       Christmas Festival – 2/12/17

Arrangements are progressing.

  1. To discuss proposals for:

(i)         Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition – 15/4/17

The parade and competition would follow the same format as previous years.

Cllr Sanders to speak to Cllr Jackson re. acting as Easter Bunny.  A budget of up to £100 for Easter Eggs was proposed and agreed.

  1. To consider Grant Applications:-

            (i)         Grants paid to date in 2016/17

This information was noted.

(ii)        Grant Application:-

There were no grant applications. 

  1. To receive items of correspondence

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 7.00 pm.


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.