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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: St Laurence School, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ

Contact: Kevin Fielding 

Items
No. Item

14.

Chairman's Welcome, Introduction and Announcements

Chairman’s Announcements:

 

Changes to Kerbside Recycling

Coroavirus Advice and Information

Better Deal for Bus Users

Council Tax

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everybody to St Laurence School.

 

The Area Board members were introduced.

 

The following Chairman’s announcements contained in the agenda pack were noted:

 

·       Changes to Kerbside Recycling

 

·       Coronavirus Advice and Information

 

·       Better Deal for Bus Users

 

·       Council Tax

15.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Cllr Sarah Gibson – Wiltshire Council

16.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 29 January 2020

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·       The Minutes of the Area Board meeting held on Wednesday 29 January 2020 were signed as the correct record

 

17.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

18.

Youth Partnership Report (Town Council)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report contained in the agenda pack was noted.

 

Points made included:

 

·       That the BoA Youth service was continuing to develop, membership had increased to seventy-three young people.  A new ‘drop in hub’ service commenced on the 3rd March, where the young people could drop in to discuss the services and support that was available.

 

·       The detached work had been successful and really developed over the last year, BoA Youth Workers had established a good relationship with those harder to engage young people who were now the ones keen to engage with skate park plans. The ‘one to one’ scheme with St Laurence, working with young people who are ‘hard to reach’ and at risk of antisocial behaviour, was also working well.

·       There were older young people volunteering and helping out at the youth centre sessions which was great for them to gain experience, confidence and improve their skills.

 

·       The service was monitored by Bradford on Avon Town Council’s Community and Recreation committee, via an update report.  At the Annual Town Meeting 2019, there was a presentation from Community Family Care (CFC) on the work undertaken, by a project youth worker and an a former attendee of the Youth Centre, now a Work Experience person, who shared his past experience while attending the Centre and the benefits he had gained from this valuable resource.  

 

·       The intention was to introduce a six-monthly ‘commissioners’ meeting with CFC, The Area Board and Bradford on Avon Town Council, meeting in April and October. 

 

·       The Council’s communications manager was working with CFC to improve its social media and communications.  This would include the development of a calendar and success stories.

 

·       CFC were also intending to trial a monthly provision of the youth centre provision in Westwood for a three-month period.

 

 

Skate Park

 

Bradford on Avon Town Council agreed to undertake a consultation and planning exercise for a new skatepark in Bradford on Avon and appointed Maverick Industries to undertake, the brief includes:

 

·       Design development and consultation, including initial costings

 

·       Liaison with interested parties, including a community group established to support and fundraise for the park

 

·       Pre-planning and Planning permission preparation and consultation

 

Following a review of possible sites, The Council, at its Community and Recreation committee on the 25th February, agreed that Poulton Recreation Field would be the preferred site for the Skateboard Park.

 

This will allow Maverick to now start the design and consultation exercises and the process of grant applications and fundraising.

 

The Chairman thanked the Town Council for its update.

19.

BoA Youth Service Update and Presentation - Community Family Care

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Gavin Worrall – Youth Worker, BoA Youth Service gave a short update.

A number of written updates covering the past 6 months were included as part of the agenda pack.

Points made included:

·       That the BoA Youth service was continuing to develop, membership had increased to seventy-three young people.  A new ‘drop in hub’ service commenced on the 3rd March, where the young people could drop in to discuss the services and support that was available.

 

·       The detached work had been successful and really developed over the last year, BoA Youth Workers had established a good relationship with those harder to engage young people who were now the ones keen to engage with skate park plans. The ‘one to one’ scheme with St Laurence, working with young people who are ‘hard to reach’ and at risk of antisocial behaviour, were also working well.

 

·       There are older young people volunteering and helping out at the youth centre sessions which is great for them to gain experience, confidence and improve their skills.

 

·       The service was monitored by Bradford on Avon Town Council’s Community and Recreation committee, via an update report.  At the Annual Town Meeting 2019, there was a presentation from Community Family Care (CFC) on the work undertaken, by a project youth worker and an a former attendee of the Youth Centre, now a Work Experience person, who shared his past experience while attending the Centre and the benefits he had gained from this valuable resource.  

 

·       The intention was to introduce a six-monthly ‘commissioners’ meeting with CFC, The Area Board and Bradford on Avon Town Council, meeting in April and October. 

 

·       The Council’s communications manager was working with CFC to improve its social media and communications.  This would include the development of a calendar and success stories.

 

·       CFC were also intending to trial a monthly provision of the youth centre provision in Westwood for a three-month period.

 

The Chairman thanked Gavin Worrall for his update.

 

20.

Local Youth Network

Updates from groups/clubs - an opportunity for information sharing and to promote activities

 

Minutes:

Mighty Girls

 

·       That the Mighty Girls web site had now been launched.

 

·       That the group were planning a music evening.

 

·       That Area Board funding had delivered an after school club at St Laurence school.

 

·       That the group were planning an up-cycling course.

 

 

West Wilts Scouts

 

·       That the group were looking to buy three fields next to their campsite and plant 25,000 trees.

 

·       Were planning to design new wildlife habitats, especially for bats.

 

·       Were looking to involve the local Community.

 

 

 

1st Bradford on Avon Scouts

 

·       That the group needed to redevelop the site of their current Scout hut, whether this was a new build or modernisation of the aging Scout hut, or re-location.

 

 

Winsley Scouts

 

·       That the group had some 170 members in Bradford and Winsley

 

·       That there were long waiting lists to join – Scouting is popular.

 

·       That the group were looking for adult volunteers.

 

The Chairman thanked all the groups for their updates.

21.

Bradford on Avon Youth Event 2020/21

Minutes:

The attendees were given the opportunity to discuss in groups how and what a potential Bradford on Avon youth event might involve.

 

Points made included:

 

·       The importance of local youth groups talking to each other.

 

·       That the event would be a good forum to break down any barriers and prejudices.

 

·       That youth group leaders forming a steering group would be beneficial.

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their input, the findings of the discussion groups would be brought back to a future Area Board meeting.

22.

Grant Recipient Feedback

An opportunity for groups and organisations to update the Area Board on the grant funding that they had received

Minutes:

Sylvia Gilmore - Relate briefly informed the Area Board members of a new application that she would be submitting.

 

23.

Grants and Funding Requests

To determine any applications for Community Area Grants.

Grant application packs for the Community Area Grants Scheme

are available from the Community Area Manager or electronically at:

 

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboards/areaboa

rdscommunitygrantsscheme.htm

 

a)    Community Grants

b)    Health and Wellbeing Grants

c)     Youth Grants

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

Applications for funding

 

Decision

Holt Pre-School awarded £5,000 for Holt Pre-School - New Building - Kitchen Facilities

 

 

Decision

Staverton Rangers FC awarded £1,100 for Ground maintenance



Decision

Wiltshire Music Centre Trust Ltd awarded £588.79 for Wiltshire Music Centre community pilot project at Selwood housing (Health & Wellbeing funding)



Decision

Carer Support Wiltshire awarded £1,372 for Carers Choir (Health & Wellbeing funding)

 


Decision

Bradford on Avon Rowing Club awarded £570 for Cabinet to house defibrillator for public use in park

 

 

Youth Funding Applications

 

Wiltshire Music Centre Trust Ltd requesting £3,500 for Zone Club at Wiltshire Music Centre (Note: It was agreed by the Area Board members to defer this application in order to look at it and other applications, so that all 2019/20 funding could be used up)

24.

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