Councillors and committees

Agenda, decisions and minutes

New Regulations allow Committees to meet in virtual form online. Following Council approval on 19th May 2020 the Council’s five Strategic Committees responsible for major policy and service decisions will be temporarily streamlined into one Response and Recovery Committee. This will meet on a monthly basis and will be empowered to deal with all urgent business which would normally be considered by the other Strategic Committees, if it cannot wait until the resumption of normal conditions.

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Items
No. Item

14.

Public Questions

A period of no more than 30 minutes for questions on issues unrelated to items on the agenda (please refer to the More Meeting Information sheet).

Minutes:

No questions were received from members of the public on issues unrelated to items on the agenda.

15.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

16.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other personal interests relevant to items on this agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Ryder-Mills advised the Committee that whilst he had no involvement with Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground, he was not on their committee and did not attend their meetings, he had in the past met with them in respect of ward funding applications. He declared he had no pecuniary interest but in the interests of openness he would surrender the Chair to the Vice Chair for that item, and refrain from voting, but would remain in the meeting.

 

Councillor Wehring advised the Committee that he had been with Councillor Ryder-Mills when they met with the Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground, that he was not on their committee nor did he attend their meetings. As such he declared an interest but not a personal; or pecuniary interest.

 

Councillor Netley declared that she worked closely with the Canbury Community Trust. As such she had a significant personal interest and would leave the Chamber for that item.

 

Councillor Lidbetter declared that she too worked closely with the Canbury Community Trust.  As such she had a significant personal interest and would leave the Chamber for that item.

 

Councillor Davey advised that 4 of the grant applicants were in her ward but she was not on any of their committees and would stay in the meeting for the discussion.

17.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019 were confirmed as a correct record of the meeting.

18.

Petitions

To receive petitions submitted by Councillors or members of the public who live work or study in the Borough. The petition must contain at least 20 signatures*, and notice of the intention to submit the petition must be given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the last working day prior to the meeting.

 

*The Chair may waive the 20 signature threshold where the petition relates to a community or geographical area with a limited number of residents. 

 

Minutes:

No petitions were received by 10am on the day preceding the meeting in terms of Part 4G (Petition Scheme) of the Constitution.

 

19.

Neighbourhood Manager's Report

The Neighbourhood Manager will report on current Kingston Town Neighbourhood issues and topics. 

Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Manager reported that the consultation exercise on the Community Plan had been completed on 22 October.  Ideas and suggestions had been received from over 200 residents onmatters that could be improved or done in their neighbourhoods. These had been categorised into 3 main groups: Environment, Infrastructure and Communities, which would enable the Neighbourhood Management team to develop priorities based on what residents had said. The team proposed running workshops in each neighbourhood in the New Year to present their findings.

 

The first Citizens’ Assembly on Clean Air would take place over 4 days during November and December. The issue to be discussed would be “How do we collectively improve air quality in the borough?”

 

Updates were also provided on the Love Kingston Foundation Fund Dinner, the Kingston Christmas Lights switch on, CirKT celebrates Kingston’s live music, Green Spaces consultation and the Kingston Christmas Market.

 

(Postscript: As a result of the calling of a General Election subsequent to the meeting, the December Citizens Assembly on Clean Air was moved to the end of January 2020.)

20.

Re-imagining Kingston Town Centre Streets and Spaces Strategy pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To obtain endorsement from the Neighbourhood Committee for Reimagining Kingston Town Centre Streets and Spaces Strategy.

Decision:

To Resolve that:

 

1.    the strategy be endorsed as a document to be used as an evidence base for future funding opportunities by strategic partners;

 

2.    a Working Group made up of five members, principally from the Grove and Canbury Wards, be established to make recommendations and suggestions regarding the implementation of the Strategy, and that the proposed arrangements for the Working Group be reported back to the next meeting.

Minutes:

Members considered a report which sought endorsement of a strategy as a document to be used as an evidence base for future funding opportunities by strategic partners.  “Reimagining Kingston Town” was a collaborative partnership project, led by Kingston First BID, Kingston University, the Greater London Authority and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. A short presentation was made to the meeting which described the process they had followed, from a corporate context and with members of the public.  It included advice to persons using the document on delivering projects, and possible locations which had potential for projects.

 

The strategy focused on developing new ideas for how streets and public places could contribute to a successful, vibrant and inclusive town centre. The strategy was an interactive document which provided accessible information to support opportunities for community-led change and activation of streets and spaces and enabled a broad range of people beyond the Council to utilise and deliver change.

 

The Committee felt that, as this strategy was directly related to areas under the remit of this Committee, and because the Council had a significant amount of land in the area under discussion, they should be involved in the project and offer leadership, rather than just asking for regular updates.  Accordingly, the Committee

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    the strategy be endorsed as a document to be used as an evidence base for future funding opportunities by strategic partners;

 

2.    a Working Group made up of five members, principally from the Grove and Canbury Wards, be established to make recommendations and suggestions regarding the implementation of the Strategy, and that the proposed arrangements for the Working Group be reported back to the next meeting.

 

Voting:

 

For: Councillors Abbas, Fiona Boult, Olivia Boult, Cunningham, Davey, Kerr, Lidbetter, Netley Tolley. ,

 

Against: Councillor Wehring

 

Abstained: Councillors Moll, Ryder-Mills

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  • 21.

    Kingston Town - Community Grants Report November 2019 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

    To consider applications for Neighbourhood Community Grant (NCG) funding

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Resolved to award the following Kingston Town Community Grants

               

    to: Vintage Banquet, St Peters Norbiton                                      £500.00

     

                to: Moving on Together Community Support Group                  £1000.00

     

                to: Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground                     £1000.00

     

    Further: Resolved to defer the grant application for Fulham Football Club Foundation until the next meeting in order to get more information

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered applications for Neighbourhood Community Grants (NGC) funding. There were six applications on the Agenda.

                                                   

    Vintage Banquet, St Peter’s, Norbiton

    £3000

    Moving on Together community support group (MoT) 

    £1000

    Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground

    £1500

    Fulham Football Club Foundation          

    £3000

    Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground 

    £2000

    Canbury Community Trust

    £1800

     

    The Neighbourhood Manager advised that the application for Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground for £2,000 had been deferred to the next meeting and that after considering the application for Canbury Community Trust for £1,800, it had been suggested that the application be referred to local Ward Councillors for funding.

     

    The remaining 4 applications were considered, with the applicants for Vintage Banquet, Moving on Together community support group (MoT), and Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground being on hand to present their applications, after which Councillors had an opportunity to ask questions and comment before debating each application. Fulham Football Club Foundation did not send a representative.

     

    Resolved to:

     

    1.    Award the following Kingston Town Community Grants:

     

    Vintage Banquet, St Peters Norbiton                                           £500

     

    Voting:

     

    For:    Councillors Abbas, O Boult, Kerr, F Boult, Moll, Tolley, Davey, Wehring, Cunningham, Lidbetter, Netley

     

    Against: None

     

    Abstained: Councillor Ryder-Mills

     

     

                Moving on Together Community Support Group                       £1,000

     

    Voting:

     

    For:    Councillors Abbas, O Boult, Kerr, F Boult, Moll, Tolley, Davey, Wehring, Cunningham, Lidbetter, Netley

     

    Against: None

     

    Abstained: Councillor Ryder-Mills

     

    Friends of Kingston Road Recreation Ground              £1,000

     

    Voting:

     

    For:    Councillors Abbas, O Boult, Kerr, F Boult, Moll, Davey, Cunningham, Lidbetter, Netley

     

    Against: None

     

    Abstained: Councillors Tolley, Ryder-Mills, Wehring

     

     

    2.    To defer the grant application for Fulham Football Club Foundation until the next meeting in order to get more information.

     

     Voting: Unanimous

     

    It was further NOTED that the Committee had now allocated £10,876 of the £20,000 available and there was a balance of £9,124 to allocate this year.

    22.

    Work Programme

    To note the work programme

     

    Albany Park Road CPZ

     

    Healthy Streets (North Kingston Study)

     

    Community Plan

     

     

    Minutes:

    The Work Programme was noted.

     

    The committee noted that the Healthy Streets (North Kingston Study) report was only due to be released on 2nd January 2020. The Chair agreed ask the Director of Transportation and Highways whether the draft committee report might be released earlier in order to give Members sufficient time to study the report before the next meeting of the committee. 

    23.

    URGENT ITEMS AUTHORISED BY THE CHAIR

    24.

    Exclusion of press and public

    The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

     

    To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

     

    (*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)