Agenda and draft minutes

Hinckley Area Committee - Monday, 27 January 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager

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Apologies for absence


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


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.



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


RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 7 October 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.


New signage for Voluntary & Community Sector Partnership and Volunteering Hub pdf icon PDF 158 KB


Members received a report requesting funding for new signage for the Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership and Volunteering Hub.


Councillor M Mullaney entered the meeting at 6.32pm.


It was moved by Councillor Gibbens, seconded by Councillor Cope and


RESOLVED – the request for funding be endorsed.


Funding for new Proms in the Park event 2020 pdf icon PDF 143 KB


A report was presented which sought funding to host Proms in the Park in August 2020. It was noted that the event would be run in partnership with Hinckley Round Table and would follow on from a daytime family event in Hollycroft Park.


In response to members’ questions, it was noted that sponsorship and income opportunities would be explored to support the event.


It was requested that attendees and vendors be requested not to bring or sell balloons, plastic flags and other single use plastics.


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


RESOLVED – the request for funding be endorsed.


Hinckley Area Committee budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Additional documents:


Members received the proposed draft revenue budget and council tax for 2020/21 for the special expenses area of Hinckley.


Members queried the £1,000 funding granted to Neighbourhood Watch and it was agreed that the co-ordinator be invited to the next meeting to provide an update on the use of the funding and the changes to the coverage of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.


It was noted that reserves would be used to fund the heritage action zone project. Members expressed concern about this project as they had not seen the plans which had been approved for consultation under the previous administration. In response it was reported that the final plans would be going through the reporting process shortly. It was agreed that a planning policy officer be invited to the next meeting to outline the proposals.


In response to members’ questions, the following points were made:


·         Options for use of S106 money on Clarendon Park were being investigated – it was noted that the running club wanted a track and that 3G pitches were being considered

·         A meeting would be arranged with the relevant Executive member and ward councillors in relation to the play and open space contributions for The Greens

·         All budgets and fees and charges would be presented to a joint meeting of the Scrutiny Commission and Finance & Performance Scrutiny on 6 February

·         Officers could keep members up to date when applications were received for the Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.