Agenda and minutes

Venue: Phoenix Centre - L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LR

Contact: Alison James  4817

Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

 

Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

15.

Open Forum

Half an hour has been set aside for members of the public to raise any issues relevant to the business of the Committee and the Township.

Minutes:

No matters were raised under the Open Forum.

16.

Presentation - Heywood Township in Bloom

Minutes:

The Director of Neighbourhoods informed Members that North West in Bloom is the regions part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom scheme which sought to promote horticultural excellence, community involvement and environmental friendliness. Heywood, Rochdale and Pennines Townships each had a steering group of community representatives that co-ordinate the North West in Bloom entry for the area.

 

The competition sought to bring together people to improve the quality of the local environment and to show it at its best. In Bloom is therefore seen as a catalyst for getting people and organisations to work together.

 

The Director submitted a montage of photographs which demonstrated the substantial efforts that had been to improve the Township’s landscape and appearance.

 

The Committee were advised that the final results of the competition would be announced in October 2016.

 

Members of the Committee acknowledged the great efforts of all those involved in the Heywood scheme, commenting on how the scheme had improved the appearance of the Town and placed on record their thanks to all those involved.

 

DECIDED – that the presentation be noted.

17.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Committee held on 23rd May 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – that the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Committee held on 23rd May 2016 be approved as a correct record.

18.

Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee held on 5th July 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – that the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee held on 5th July 2016 be noted.

19.

Heywood Township Planning Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Planning Sub-Committee held on 7th June 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – that the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Planning Sub-Committee held on 7th June 2016 be noted.

20.

Asset Strategy 2016/2019 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Township Committee considered a report of the Director of Economy that presented the Council’s Asset Strategy 2016 – 2019, further to its approval by the Council’s Cabinet on 6th June 2016.

 

The Council’s previous Asset Strategy expired on 31st March 2016. Over the three year lifespan of this Strategy there had been greater focus on property management activities and this had led to some significant changes and improvements and some of the achievements and improvements were summarised at Section 5 of the revised draft Strategy.

 

The revised Strategy presented replaced the previous Strategy and built on its achievements. It considered the challenges that the authority was likely to face over its three year lifespan and how asset management might support service delivery. The Strategy sought to establish the benefits the Council would wish to achieve from its property portfolio and recommended the overall direction of travel for property management activity. It provided a framework of objectives to support decisions affecting the management of assets and identifies a series of work streams and actions designed to develop the property portfolio and its contribution to Council objectives during the next three years.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

Eligible for Call-in: No.

 

21.

Budget 2017/18 to 2019/20 Guidelines and Timetable pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes:

The Township Committee considered a report of the Director of Resources that had sought and received  approval from the Cabinet, at its meeting on 6th June 2016, of the budget guidelines and timetable to be used in preparing the detailed 2017/18 budget and provisional budgets for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

The Committee were advised that the Council is legally obliged to set a balanced budget and the submitted report established the planning process for the budget and detailed the assumptions used in the preparation of the budget to ensure they are agreed, reasonable and consistently applied by all services.

 

The budget forecast had been based on a number of assumptions, known levels of expenditure and anticipated levels of resources. Final confirmation of these assumptions was not expected to be finalised until November/December 2016.

 

The Committee were advised that the report had also been received by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 12th July 2016 and was being submitted to the four Township Committees for information.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

Eligible for Call-in: No