Agenda and minutes

Service Delivery Committee
Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Tel: (0116) 257 2775 Email: democratic.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

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Items
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37.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors Miss A Kaur and Mrs S B Morris.

38.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

39.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

40.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 November 2019 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

41.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

The Action List arising from the previous meeting on 26 November 2019 will be considered at the next standard quarterly-reporting meeting on 03 March 2020.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Action List arising from the previous meeting on 26 November 2019 be considered at the next standard quarterly-reporting meeting on 03 March 2020.

42.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

43.

Future Provision of Public Conveniences within the Borough pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Corporate Asset Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and appendices (as set out at pages 4 - 9 of the reports pack) which asked it to make an informed decision as to whether public conveniences within the Borough should be permanently closed or remain open.

 

Councillor K J Loydall JP requested that it be specifically minuted that Members were being asked to make a decision regarding the future provision of public conveniences in order to realise necessary cost savings as a result of the challenging austerity climate affecting all local authorities bought about by the current Conservative government.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by Councillor L A Bentley and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       All public conveniences within the Borough, other than the public conveniences at Peace Memorial Park in Wigston, be closed permanently from 1 April 2020;

(ii)     That future infrastructure improvements to the public conveniences at Peace Memorial Park in Wigston and the toilets within Uplands Park Pavilion in Oadby be added to the current list of Section 106 funded projects; and

(iii)   Officers continue to pursue a Community Toilet Scheme (CTS) with a further report to be bought back to a subsequent meeting of the Committee, provisionally scheduled for 24 November 2020, regarding the CTS’ progress and with particular reference to any potential arrangement(s) with Age UK on Paddock Street in Wigston.

44.

Footpath at Tendring Drive, Wigston Update (January 2020) pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Report of the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report (as set out at pages 10 - 12 of the reports pack) which asked it to provide Officers with direction as to how it  wished to proceed with the proposed transfer of the footpath at Tendring Drive in Wigston.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mrs L M Broadley, seconded by Councillor F S Broadley and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The contents of the report be noted; and

(ii)     The matter of the proposed transfer of the footpath at Tendring Drive in Wigston not be pursued any further.

 

Members requested that clarification be sought on the position regarding the existing permissive path providing entry to Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby in terms of ongoing access/egress and liability and the appropriate action be taken accordingly.

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