Agenda

Grounds & Environmental Committee - Monday, 8th March, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: This will be a remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams in accordance with The Local Authorities and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)(Flexibility of Meetings)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Contact: Committee Officer  01525 631920 & Email: info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk

Note: https://tinyurl.com/yxn4ouvk or by tel: +44 20 3795 5672 (Conf. ID: 952 536 061#) 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

(i) Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.

 

(ii) Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).

3.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order No.s 3(f) and 3(h).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 311 KB

(a)        committTo receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 14 December 2020 (attached) in accordance with Standing Order 12.

 

(b)        To receive information updates on matters arising from the previous meeting (if appropriate).

 

5.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORKPLAN pdf icon PDF 300 KB

(a)        To receive and consider the Committee Work Plan for 2020-2021 (attached).

 

(b)        To receive and consider a draft Committee Work Plan for 2021-2022 (attached).

 

Additional documents:

6.

ALLOTMENTS UPDATE

7.

PLAY AREA PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To receive and consider an update report of the wider play area improvement and safer surfacing replacement programmes (attached).

 

Additional documents:

8.

NINE MONTH BUDGET MONITORING REPORT pdf icon PDF 29 KB

To receive a nine-month budget monitoring report for the period April-December 2020 (attached).

 

9.

CONCESSIONS TASK AND FINISH GROUP pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive the minutes of meetings held on 17 December 2020 and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (attached).

 

10.

NON DOMESTIC RATE BILLS FOR PAGES PARK PAVILION pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To receive a report regarding back dated non domestic rate bills payments for Pages Park Pavilion from Central Bedfordshire Council and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (attached).

 

Additional documents:

11.

COVID-19 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 174 KB

(a)       To receive a verbal update in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic and implications for Town Council owned play areas, parks, sports facilities, and pavilions.

 

 (b)    To receive a request from Gordon Fletcher and Cyd Smith Co-Chairs of the Leighton Linslade and District Sports Council (attached).

 

12.

PAVILION HIRE FEES AND CHARGES pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider fees and charges from 1 April 2021 (attached).

13.

CEMETERY FEES AND CHARGES

To consider fees and charges from 1 April 2021(to follow).

 

 

14.

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE COUNCIL RIVER CLEARANCE (ONE-YEAR REVIEW)

To receive and consider making a request to Central Bedfordshire Council, regarding the shared responsibility for clearing a section of the River Ouzel (to follow).

 

15.

OUZEL VALLEY PARK STEERING GROUP pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To receive the minutes of the last meeting of the Ouzel Valley Park Steering Group and a verbal update from its Chair (attached).

 

Additional documents:

16.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

The Committee may consider it appropriate to consider the following resolution should they consider that any discussion would be prejudicial to the public interests: that, under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960, the public be excluded on the grounds of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information. The public and press to withdraw from the meeting during consideration of detailed discussion regarding: Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Town Council Vehicles

 

17.

PARSON'S CLOSE RECREATION GROUND

To receive a report regarding the Town Council objective to refurbish the play area at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground to create an inclusive adventure play space and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (to follow).

 

 

18.

TOWN COUNCIL VEHICLES

To consider the recommendation made by the Policy and Finance Committee on 18 January 2021 in respect of town council vehicles (to follow).