Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ. View directions
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor J Rust, S Collop and Mrs M Wilkinson.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting.
The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared. A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.
These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider any business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chairman proposes to accept as urgent under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.
There was no urgent business to report.
Members Present Pursuant to Standing Order 34
Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chairman of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before the meeting commences. Any Member attending the meeting under Standing Order 34 will only be permitted to speak on those items which have been previously notified to the Chairman.
There were no Members present pursuant to Standing Order 34.
Chairman's Correspondence (if any)
There was no Chair’s correspondence to report.
The Chair welcomed Inspector Ben Jarvis to provide an update to the Committee on Policing matters in King’s Lynn.
The presentation included:
· An overview of the last year’s crime figures relating to the King’s Lynn area;
· Neighbourhood crime – there had been a total of 696 neighbourhood crimes over the 12-month period with a 0.9% increase.
· Good news stories
· Partnership working and local engagement
Councillor Bambridge reported that she had received complaints from residents about a public footpath between Cross Bank Road and Estuary Road, regarding youths on dirt bikes. She had reported this to the Public Footpath Officer at County Hall and raised it at SNAP meetings. The result was that a stile had been put in place which had stopped vehicles from using the footpath.
Inspector Jarvis responded to questions / comments, regarding the following:
· The crime recording system.
· What was classified as the most serious crimes.
· Reference to the publicity surrounding the Met Police Force and whether there were any issues in West Norfolk.
· The number of drug dealers in South Lynn, and what was being done to tackle it. Also what work being done with Change, Live, Grow.
The Chair thanked Inspector Jarvis for attending the meeting and updating the Committee.
The Committee will receive a presentation.
The Chair invited Mark Whitmore to give a presentation to the Committee on the Health & Wellbeing Partnership.
The presentation covered:
· The structure of the Integrated Care System and the Health Wellbeing Partnership (HWP)
· How the HWP worked including using Intelligence, Prevention, Developing Local Priorities and Plans, Influencing
· What has happened so far in West Norfolk
· Updates from funding
· What was happening next.
The Committee were also advised that the North Lynn store should be open in April and had been delivered by Freebridge Community Housing and the South Lynn Community store would be open imminently.
In response to a comment from Councillor Kemp, he explained that the community supermarket in South Lynn would be situated in the old HSS Tool Hire building and would be run by Purfleet Trust. In addition, they were looking to use some of the space to sell furniture as well. It was funded through the Norfolk Community Foundation and a degree of self-funding. It was not a foodbank, but members could access food at a discounted rate. Whilst people were there, the opportunity existed to talk to them about healthy eating and other issues.
In terms of the membership, this was still being worked out by the Purfleet Trust and although it would be on a membership basis, it was felt that this should be as broad as possible, so people were not excluded from the community shop if they needed to use it.
The Chair asked whether there were similar organisations set up over the country and was this part of a national strategy, or was this a standalone project? It was explained that the Integrated Care System was a national change to how the NHS and former CCG was structured. Partnerships existed in all local authority areas. Following feedback, it appeared that Norfolk was ahead of the game than other authority areas.
Councillor Jones stated that the Community Foundation, Nourishing Norfolk needed storage premises. The Assistant Director advised that he would try to facilitate where possible.
The Chair thanked the Assistant Director for the presentation.
Update from the Informal Working Group - Open Space review and provision of accessible play equipment
The Assistant Director provided the Committee with an update on the provision of accessible play equipment in the Walks.
He advised that the Committee had received a presentation from the Youth Advisory Board. A recommendation from the Committee was made to Cabinet to support the proposals, which Cabinet were happy to do.
The Informal Working Group met on 10 March and agreed to look at the provision of accessible play equipment in the Walks. Nathan Johnson-Hales had gone away to look at the available space and also investigate what Exeter County Council did and to look at their funding streams. A further Informal Working Group meeting had been arranged at the Walks on 31 March to look at space and cost identification. Councillor Hudson had undertaken to contact Mencap and Forward to see if they could assist with funding or support and the Assistant Director would do similar with the Health and Wellbeing Partnership and Norfolk County Council, although this was subject to the Youth Advisory Board identifying what sort of equipment they would prefer to have in place.
The Assistant Director provided feedback on the Cabinet response to the KLACC recommendation of 30 March. He added that Cabinet had been impressed by the presentation given by the Youth Advisory Board.
The Committee is asked to consider items for a future Work Programme for
The Committee is also asked to consider the Cabinet’s Forward Decision List.
Councillor Kemp asked for the Ferry at West Lynn be added to the Work Programme.
The Committee noted the Cabinet’s Forward Decision List.
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Thursday 29 June.
As this was the last meeting for the Chair, he took the opportunity to thank the Committee and officers for their support during his time as Chair.