Agenda and minutes

Hinckley Area Committee - Monday, 7 October 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: G10, Ground Floor, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Cope, Hodgkins and Lynch.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.



It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Bill and


RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2019 be confirmed and signed by the chairman.


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.


No interests were declared at this stage.


Off Street Parking Places Order - Variation of Charging Times pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider the proposal to vary the Off-Street Parking Places Order.


Members were informed of the proposal to vary the Off-Street Parking Places Order to introduce free parking after 3pm in Trinity East, Castle and Lower Bond Street car parks and free parking before 8.30am in Lower Bond Street and Thorneycroft car parks. It was noted that the reduction in income as a result of the proposals would be £31,600 per annum which would be funded by the special expenses area earmarked reserve.


It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Nichols and




(i)            Approve the variation to the Off Street Parking Places Order;


(ii)           Delegate authority to the Head of Street Scene Services to publish a notice of proposals in relation to the Off Street Parking Places Order;


(iii)          Delegate authority to the Head of Street Scene Services, subject to there being no objections received within the relevant statutory period, to make the Order and publish the notice of making;


(iv)         Require that, where objections are received, a written report be produced by the Head of Street Scene Services detailing the objections and that authority be delegated to the Director (Environment & Planning) and the Executive Member with responsibility for car parks, in conjunction with the Legal Services Manager, to consider such objections and consider whether the variation to the Order should be confirmed.


Special expenses budget 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

The budget report for 2019-20 which was considered by the Hinckley Area Committee in January 2019 is attached for new members’ information.

Additional documents:


Members were provided with information on the special expenses area budget. During presentation and discussion, the following points were noted:


·         The earmarked reserve would reduce due to the reduction in car park income

·         Parks were a big part of the expenditure

·         The Hinckley Community Initiative Fund was widely advertised including via community groups, social media, the press and the VCS, but few applications had been received

·         The need to look at all grant funding to understand different streams

·         Approximately £5,000 would be required to run Proms in the Park in 2020

·         The Green Space Delivery Plan provided more detailed information on work in green spaces and in relation to spending S106 monies.


The suggestion to provide a loan to the CCG for the purchase of a new x-ray machine was discussed and it was requested that a report be brought to the Executive.




(i)            The report and current budget be noted;


(ii)           A report be brought to the Executive on options for supporting the CCG to purchase a new x-ray machine.