Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

19.

Appointment of a Chairman

The Committee is requested to appoint a Chairman.

Minutes:

In light of the fact that Councillor Fairley (former Chairman of the Committee) had recently been appointed to the Cabinet and was therefore no longer eligible to be a member of the Committee, Members were required to appoint a new Chairman.

 

It was moved by Councillor Baker (Vice-Chairman), seconded by Councillor Amos and unanimously RESOLVED that Councillor Land be appointed as Chairman of the Committee.

20.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

Minutes:

There were none.

21.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 31 July 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 31 July 2017, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

22.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or other interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were none at this time.

 

Later on in the meeting, as mentioned below in minute 24, Councillor I Henderson declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest by virtue of the fact that he was an Essex County Councillor.

23.

Report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services) - A.1 - Proposed launch of online Tendring Lottery pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consult the Committee on a potential initiative to launch an online Tendring lottery, using an external lottery manager, to help fund discretionary support to local voluntary and community sector and to enable good causes to raise funds directly.

 

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services) which presented it with information on a potential initiative to launch an online Tendring lottery, using an external lottery manager, to help fund discretionary support to local voluntary and community sector and to enable good causes to raise funds directly.

 

The Council’s Head of Customer and Commercial Services (Mark Westall) was in attendance and gave the Committee an overview of the potential initiative to launch an online Tendring lottery.

 

It was reported that as budget pressures had continued to grow on all aspects of the Council’s work, there would inevitably be an impact on the funding available for good causes.

 

It was further reported that a Tendring Lottery had the potential to help organisations address any future funding pressures and also would move the Council into the position of enabler, helping communities to use their capacity to become more resilient and to self-help.

 

Members were informed that the report had addressed those issues and had provided a model for the implementation of an online Tendring lottery.

 

The Council’s Head of Customer and Commercial Services informed the Committee that they were being consulted to gain their views on the proposed initiative in order for the Health and Education Portfolio Holder to take into account before progressing with the project and gaining the relevant authority and permissions.

 

Members raised questions and concerns which were responded to by Officers.

 

Councillor McWilliams (Health and Education Portfolio Holder) was in attendance and gave her view on the proposed initiative.

 

The Chairman summarised the key points raised during discussion.

 

It was AGREED that the Committee COMMENTS TO CABINET that:-

 

(a)   the Committee supports the Health and Education Portfolio Holder’s proposal to introduce an online District Lottery as outlined in this report and provides the following observations to be considered before the initiative is progressed and the necessary approvals and permissions are sought;

 

                           i.          the proceeds to be retained by the Council for allocation to good causes should be managed and allocated by the Big Society Fund Panel subject to a review being conducted on how the Big Society Fund works to ensure that fair shares are distributed across the District.

 

                          ii.          a consultation with local charities should take place, facilitated by TCVS, to enable their feedback to be considered and to ensure that smaller scale charities are not missed out;

 

                         iii.          the Committee retains some concerns around the ethics of a lottery and accessibility given that the lottery would be internet based and not all residents have access to the necessary IT.

 

24.

Report of the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) - A.2 - Tendring Children and Young People Strategy 2017 - 2020 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The Council’s Executive Projects Manager (Rebecca Morton) will be in attendance to present to the Committee the updated Tendring Children and Young People’s Strategy 2017 – 2020, including the Children and Young People’s Partnership Delivery Plan 2017/2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) which presented it with information on the updated Tendring Children & Young People’s (C&YP) Strategy 2017 – 2020, including the C&YP Partnership Delivery Plan 2017/2018.

 

It was reported that Tendring District Council’s Corporate Plan 2016-2020 had put Community Leadership at the heart of everything it did and within this context, the children and young people living within its District, their education, safety, health and wellbeing, and raising aspirations had continued to be a priority.

 

The Council’s Executive Projects Manager (Rebecca Morton) was in attendance and informed the Committee that the Tendring Children & Young People Partnership Delivery Plan 2015/2016 was reviewed at the end of December 2016, and an update had been provided at the Community Leadership and Partnership Committee in January 2017. Further work had now been undertaken to research, consult and develop an updated Strategy and Partnership Delivery Plan to reflect the changing priorities and needs within the District.

 

Members were informed that the consultation had included members of the North East Essex Children’s Partnership, Tendring Youth Strategy Group, Tendring Community Safety Partnership, Tendring Public Health Officer, as well as consideration of feedback from young people and their views on needs and priorities – Essex Youth Service Young People Consultation 2016.

 

Members were further informed that the revised and updated C&YP Strategy had focused on four priority areas, working in partnership to influence and support the delivery of tangible outcomes for the children and young people of Tendring. The four priority areas were:-

 

(1)   Start Well – to continue to support schools in improving and maintaining attainment levels, promoting school readiness, and a positive experience and opportunities through school to allow each child to achieve their full potential;

 

(2)   Stay Safe – children and young people feeling safe in their community;

 

(3)   Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing – enjoying good mental health and Wellbeing; and

 

(4)   Positive Futures - working together with partners to enable families to lift themselves out of poverty, enhance aspirations and provide opportunities for life long wellbeing.

 

The Executive Projects Manager gave an overview of the strategic vision for the Children & Young People Strategy 2017-2020 which was attached to the report A.2.

 

Members raised questions and concerns which were responded to by Officers.

 

Councillor I Henderson declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest by virtue of the fact that he was an Essex County Councillor.

 

The Council’s Head of People, Performance and Projects (Anastasia Simpson) reminded the Committee that the overall responsibility and accountability for meeting the needs of children and young people in the area had rested with Essex County Council as the lead authority, however, Tendring District Council had an influencing role and could also provide support bringing agencies together.

 

The Chairman summarised the key points raised during discussion.

 

It was AGREED that the Committee COMMENTS TO CABINET that:-

 

(a)   the Committee supports the draft Tendring Children & Young People Strategy 2017 –2020 at Appendix A;

 

(b)   the Committee supports the draft C  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Youth and Community

Essex County Council’s North Senior Youth and Community Commissioner (Joanne Adams) and District Based Youth and Community Commissioner (Nikki Daniel) will be in attendance to give the Committee a presentation on Youth and Community.

Minutes:

Essex County Council’s North Senior Youth and Community Commissioner (Joanne Adams) and District Based Youth and Community Commissioner (Nikki Daniel) were in attendance and gave the Committee an overview on Youth and Community which covered the following:

 

(1)   Update on Youth Service;

(2)   Volunteers;

(3)   Workshops;

(4)   Training;

(5)   Projects;

(6)   Health and Safety;

(7)   Youth Clubs;

(8)   National Citizen Service Programme;

(9)   Relationship Building;

(10)   Intervention Teams;

(11)   North East Commissioning Team Young Peoples Consultation 2016;

(12)   Strategy Group’s Priorities 2016-19; and

(13)   Fund Raising Projects and Events to support local organisations.

 

Following on from the overview provided, Members were given the opportunity to ask questions which were responded to by Joanne Adams and Nikki Daniel.