Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Clerk - Anne-Marie Kenward  Community Board Co-ordinator - Liz Charleston

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's welcome and introduction

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed attendees to the meeting.

 

2.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Ms M Bergh, Cllr J Gladwin and Cllr P Jones.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 473 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held 1 December 2020.

Minutes:

The following amendments would be made to the minutes of the previous meeting held 1 December 2020:

  • Ms C Eaden would be added to the apologies.
  • The surname Keen would be amended to Geen.

 

Review of actions from the previous meeting:

·         Voices and Choices funding application – request for further information

o   Further information supporting their application had been requested but they had not been able to provide the level detail wanted. The board would look to at Neighbourhood Watch and Street Associations as other options for providing similar support.

·         Chiltern Voice funding application – request for further information

o   The applicant was unable to ensure coverage specific to the board area. They had been asked to consider apply again if they were better able to demonstrate a local coverage in the future.

 

RESOLVED

Members of the Board agreed the minutes of the meeting held 1 December 2020 pending the changes above.

 

5.

Consultations

To be presented by Liz Charleston, Buckinghamshire Council.

Minutes:

Ms L Charleston, Community Board Co-ordinator, highlighted

  • There were several ongoing consultations available to view on the Buckinghamshire Council website.
  • A Buckinghamshire Council leaflet detailing consultations and ways to sign up for local email updates would be delivered to all households locally.
  • Ms Charleston would be producing a weekly email for sub-group members going forward which would also highlight relevant consultations. Other board members should contact Ms Charleston is they wishes to receive these emails.

 

6.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 757 KB

Petition received:

·         Nags Head Lane width restriction

Minutes:

One petition had been received, a copy of the resulting report was circulated with the agenda.

 

Nags Head Lane width restriction

Description: Requesting a width restriction at the bridge end of Nags Head Lane in Great Missenden to prevent large lorries from using the road as a shortcut to larger areas.

Discussion: research was needed to assess were the problem arose from and to come up with the best possible solution. One concern raised was whether a width restriction would restrict emergency vehicle assess and cause issues for school buses.

 

RESOLVED: This petition would be discussed further at the transport subgroup.

 

 

7.

Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To be presented by Liz Charleston, Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following funding applications had been received. Application had been circulated to relevant members for comment.

 

Holmer Green Sports Association and Holmer Green Football Club (HGSA/HGFC)

Amount: £2,500 (no match funding secured)

Description: Anti-vandalism measures to target anti-social behaviour (ASB). Proposals included CCTV, fence and hedge repairs, lighting and improving visibility from outside the site.

Discussion: Subgroup discussion had suggested reducing the grant to £1,500. Other members felt the application was reasonable having followed advice from specialists and reflected similar grants given by other Community Boards. By using CCTV it was hoped the culprits could be identified and support put in place to stop issues from being moved to another site. There was also work under way with local schools to identify and support young people.

 

RESOLVED: Member of the Board AGREED funding of £2,500.

 

Misbourne Area Youth (MAY)

Amount: £833.32 (no match funding)

Description: Monies to go towards retaining MAY’s experienced youth worker until normal activity (and funding streams) could be resumed. 

Discussion: It was confirmed that Buckinghamshire Council (BC) owned youth centres throughout the county but had not been responsible for funding/running youth clubs. The support referred to in the application was practical support such as training. It was noted that Prestwood had a large youth population and MAY would likely have to close if they received no funding in the immediate future.

 

RESOLVED: Member of the Board AGREED funding of £833.32

 

8.

Reports from sub groups

Minutes:

Covid subgroup – update from the Chairman

  • Demand had now significantly diminished. Going forward the separate Covid subgroup would be merged with the Health and Wellbeing subgroup.
  • The Chairman thanked members for their hard work.

 

Community safety – update from Sergeant D Walsh and Mr R Gibson, subgroup chair.

·         The Amersham and Chesham areas would be getting two additional PSCOs each.

·         Catalytic converter thefts up were up locally.

·         TVP continued to raised fraud awareness.

·         Burglaries had reduced significantly with two dwelling and three business burglaries in the last four months.

·         Local residents had raised concerns about dog theft. TVP had not had local reports of thefts or attempted thefts. Across the TVP area reported thefts were low, approximately 10 in the last year.

·         The subgroup wanted to get more involved with Neighbourhood Watch and Mr Gibson had been working with Mr D Alder, multi-scheme co-ordinator for Chiltern and South Bucks, to identify existing groups and support areas that wanted to start their own.

·         Dog fouling was complained about heavily on social media. Mr Gibson would be sharing information on reporting and enforcement locally and on the Community Boards website.

·         The old Community Forum would become the Chiltern and SB Policing Issue Forum. There would be a survey in April and a meeting in May. Mr Gibson encouraged engagement.

 

Young People – update from Mr C Versey

  • The group wanted to provide support to mitigate the long-term effects of covid on young people.
  • Feedback was young people wanted to be involved. Mr Versey would like to see them to be involved across all subgroups but acknowledged there would need to be support and training to achieve this.

 

Health and Wellbeing – update from Mr M Etkind

  • The group had set some priorities including:
    • Dementia
    • Social isolation
    • Food wellbeing
  • They had also discussed how to make use of defibrillators and social prescribing.

 

9.

Community Matters pdf icon PDF 681 KB

Questions from members of the public to be submitted in advance of the meeting to missendenscb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No written questions were submitted ahead of the meeting.

 

The Chairman referred to the update circulated with the agenda.

 

The Chairman highlighted the following projects as being under development:

o   A street art project to brighten up High Streets locally.

o   Dementia friendly training.

o   Grow and Cook project.

o   Bringing Prestwood Common under one ownership.

o   Co-ordinating town centre regeneration efforts among store owners.

o   Revisiting the idea of a community bus.

 

The Citizens Advice Bureau in Buckinghamshire was currently arranged into three separate areas. They would be moving over to a county wide approach and known as Citizens Advice Buckinghamshire from 1 April 2021.

 

HS2 Update

Mr M Johnson, Great Missenden Parish Council (GMPC), gave on update on HS2 locally. A copy of his presentation would be appended to these minutes.

 

Mr Johnson highlighted the GMPC survey for opinions on the Chiltern Hospital/London Road junction. The survey was available on the Great Missenden Parish Council website.

 

10.

Date of next meeting

22 June 2021, 7pm. Further details to be confirmed.

Minutes:

22 June 2021, 7pm. Further details to be confirmed.