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Apologies for Absence and Substitutions
The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.
There were apologies for absence received from Councillor Poonian, Councillor King (with Councillor Broderick substituting) and Councillor Raby (with Councillor Whitmore substituting).
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 14 November 2016.
The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 14 November 2016, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
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.
There were none at this time. However, later on in the meeting, as mentioned below in minute 30, Councillor Broderick declared a Non Pecuniary Interest, by virtue of the fact that she was a member of the Citizens Advice Bureau.
East Anglia Rail Franchise
Petrina Murphy, Area Station Manager, will be in attendance to talk about Abellio’s plans and proposals for the new nine year East Anglia Rail Franchise.
Petrina Murphy, Area Station Manager for Abellio attended the meeting and gave a presentation to the Committee on Abellio’s plans and proposals for the new nine year East Anglia Rail Franchise. Her presentation covered the following:
(1) Headline Benefits;
(2) New trains for Essex;
(3) More frequent and improved journeys;
(4) Station improvements;
(5) Performance improvements; and
(6) Other enhancements, which included supporting the regional economy.
Members asked questions on various issues which included:
(a) The location of new ticket vending machines;
(b) Car parking;
(c) Bike spaces on trains;
(d) Disabled facilities;
(f) Later trains into Clacton;
(g) Job seekers support;
(h) Planned maintenance disruptions;
(i) Manned ticket offices and platforms; and
(j) Risk assessments.
Petrina Murphy was unable to answer all of the questions asked but agreed that she would go away and look into them further and get back with answers.
It was suggested by the Chairman that Petrina Murphy (or a representative of Abellio) came back to the Committee later on in 2017 with an update on the progress made.
The Chairman thanked Petrina Murphy for her attendance and looked forward to the plans and proposals being taken forward in the future.
To review Tendring District Council’s Children and Young People Partnership Delivery Plan 2015 – 2016.
The Committee had before it a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate Services), which presented it with the review of Tendring’s Children and Young People Partnership Delivery Plan 2015/16. The Delivery Plan 2015/16 was attached to the report as appendix A.1.
It was reported that:
· Tendring District Council‘s Children and Young People’s Partnership Delivery Plan 2015/16 had been put in place to support the Children and Young People’s Strategy which had been approved in 2011, and updated in 2015.
· The Delivery Plan had provided the opportunity for the Council to work with key partner agencies to ensure that progress was made against agreed objectives/priorities in compliance with Government guidelines and best practice.
· The Delivery Plan had reflected the four main priority areas namely: Education, Safeguarding, Child Poverty and NEET’s (16 to 19 year olds not in Education, Employment or Training).
· The report reviewed the progress made against those priority areas.
· It was proposed that a new Delivery Plan 2016/17 be developed as part of the work on a new Children and Young People Strategy for Tendring.
· This was a timely opportunity to review the Council’s priorities for Children and Young People with the launch of the Council’s Corporate Plan 2016 – 2020 and the new Essex County Council Children and Young People’s Strategic Plan, 2016 and onwards.
The Council’s Executive Projects Manager (Rebecca Morton) gave Members an update on the current position of the four key priority areas. Officers then responded to questions raised by Members on various issues which included:
(1) The Mental Health hub;
(2) Support of North East Essex Children’s Partnership Board; and
(3) The new IntoUniversity Centre, opening in autumn 2017 in Tendring.
Councillor Broderick declared a Non Pecuniary Interest, by virtue of the fact that she was a member of the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Officers undertook, when looking at the new Delivery Plan, to look again at actions that can have an impact on reducing child poverty.
Following discussion by the Committee it was RESOLVED that:
(a) The Committee notes the update and progress made against the 2015/16 targets identified within the Children and Young People’s Delivery Plan.
(b) That the Committee notes that the Children and Young People’s Strategy is to be reviewed and updated, and that the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing will be invited to attend a future Community Leadership and Partnerships Committee meeting to present the updated Strategy.
Update on the Community Leadership and Partnerships Committee work programme
The Committee will receive a verbal update on its work programme from the Management and Members’ Support Manager.
The Committee received an update on its work programme from the Management and Members’ Support Manager (Karen Neath).
A list of suggested items for the work programme for the 2017/18 municipal year was circulated to the Committee and discussion took place on Members thoughts and ideas. It was agreed that Members would go away and think about potential items and put any forward in time for the scheduled Committee meeting in March, where the review of the year and work programme for 2017/18 would be agreed.