Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

1 MINUTE SILENCE

Minutes:

A one minute`s silence was held in remembrance of the recent tragic death of David Amess MP

2.

CHAIRMAN`S WELCOME, ETIQUETTE & INTRODUCTION

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced himself and welcomed everyone present to the meeting. He thanked people for their attendance and strongly encouraged participation and engagement withing the meeting   

3.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Bracken and Broom. Geoff Pegg, David Alder (Neighbourhood Watch) Jeanette Buckle (BTC) and Donna Wilkinson (Economic Development Team).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 439 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 13 July 2021

Minutes:

              RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Board held on 13 July 2021 be confirmed as a true record.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest

6.

PETITIONS (PENN RD SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION) & (RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS) pdf icon PDF 697 KB

Minutes:

An update on the process for petitions was provided and the meeting was informed that officers would act to take forward both petitions within the schemes for next year.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted

7.

THAMES VALLEY POLICE NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

Inspector James Ellis (TVP)

Minutes:

A presentation was conducted by Thames Valley Police. This covered such issues as the current policing landscape, the operating model for the Neighbourhood policing team along with its work remit.

 

A number of questions were asked following the presentation including whether there was a current gap in responsibility between the work of the council and that of TVP. Inspector Ellis confirmed that often the resulting action was down to the interpretation of the call centre but that some lessons needed to be learned over previous issues that had occurred and that greater collaboration between relevant agencies would take place to establish how the issues could be more suitably addressed.

 

Another question raised was regarding a perceived absence of a policing presence in Beaconsfield, and the consequent fear of crime. TVP agreed that police visibility was of great value in acting as a deterrent and were open to establishing types of crime that were taking place and the pockets in which it was occurring. It was therefore,

 

RESOLVED: That a Board representative be appointed to collaborate with TVP and bring back a report in due course.  

 

8.

BUCKS COUNCIL COMMUNITY SAFETY TEAM

Chris Geen

Minutes:

This  agenda item was withdrawn

9.

BUCKS & SURREY TRADING STANDARDS

Pei-Ling Harper

Minutes:

A presentation was conducted on the Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards Service.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted

10.

FUNDING REPORT pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Localism Manager

Minutes:

 

 

A report was submitted with regards to the funding that has been allocated to date in the current year, and which listed some of the applications that were currently within the system.

 

Members were informed that to date £68,058 had already been allocated with a remaining £306,393 yet to be allocated. The amount of applications currently under consideration totalled £49,618. Any funding applications submitted in the last 9-10 days were absent from the distributed list but were accounted for nonetheless.

 

The Localism Manager confirmed that 14 Highway schemes submitted for next year’s budget were in the process of being scoped and costed.

 

 

 

11.

ACTION GROUPS (GROUP CHAIRMEN)

 

 

Economic Recovery


Environment


Highways

Minutes:

Highways – Cllr Johncock

 

The group had met on 30 September and had received a number of traffic scheme projects ahead of the deadline for applications. Funding for projects submitted last year had also been approved and would be taken forward. It was anticipated that the next meeting would be held on 3 November.

 

Environment – Cllr Oliver

 

A meeting had taken place on 6 October. The B squared was being rolled out in conjunction with the other Community Boards. It was also reported that the Climate Action Group in Hazelmere had won an award from Red Kite for its B squared activity. Cllr Oliver also gave mention to the Big Bucks Tidy Up Project. The Chairman thanked everyone for their ideas for the Big Bucks Tidy Up and confirmed that it had been agreed that the waste team would be asked to focus on areas where it was too dangerous for residents and volunteers to pick litter.

 

Economic Recovery & Regeneration – Cllr K Wood

 

It was highlighted that a number of potential schemes were underway for the benefit of all relevant areas and not just limited to the High Street, to help reshape and revitalise the town and village centres. Some focus had also been given to the development of young people within the jobs market by way of CV coaching.

 

A plea was made to the Board to attend meetings and help to drive the schemes forward.

 

RESOLVED: That the time dates and times of all action group meetings be further explored in order to achieve the highest turnout.

 

Additional Group

 

It was reported that an additional group would be created with a portfolio of youth in the area. Nathan Thomas would be appointed as Youth Champion in order to take this forward.   This piece of work was likely to include work experience programmes, tackling economic recovery matters, the environment. It could also potentially include engagement in sporting activities and recreational spaces in general.

 

RESOLVED: That contact be made with Cllr Thomas on any potential schemes/ideas.  

12.

PUBLIC HEALTH PROFILE (B&CW) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Chairman)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The public health profile pack had been submitted for information.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.   

13.

COMMUNITY MATTERS (CHAIRMAN)

Consultations

Public questions

Minutes:

It was reported that a face to face spring event for the Community Board would be planned. Furthermore, the Proud of Bucks awards would also be launched for the current year to recognise people who had made a difference to the community. The Chairman also gave mention to a centralised campaign around posters outside schools to be put up around speed limits and idling engines. This was perhaps also a matter that could be linked into Cllr Thomas`s area of focus. 

 

Some of the consultations relevant to the area were inserted into the meeting chat. These included such consultations as the A355 speed reduction between Amersham and Beaconsfield which was due to close within the next few days. Attention was also drawn to the Buckinghamshire Council Budget which was open until mid-November..

 

A member also mentioned the parking problems encountered by residents within Hazelmere which needed to be addressed as soon as possible. Hazlemere Parish Council confirmed that this road had been considered in a previous parking scheme but had been withdrawn to focus on other priorities.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(i)            the issue be discussed at the Highways action group

 

(ii)                the Localism Manager liaise with Cllr Gaffney to explore the matter further

  

14.

TOPICS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION

(Localism Manager)

Minutes:

The Chairman requested that any topics for further consideration be submitted to himself or to the Board Coordinator.

15.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

30 November 2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That

 

(i)                  the next meeting take place on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 7pm via MS Teams. Since the meeting it had become clear that this date clashed with Chepping Wycombe Parish Council and therefore another date would need to be found.

 

(ii)         Clashes with other Community Board meetings be avoided