Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee (Business) Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, Annan

Attendance Details

Members:
Ronnie E Ogilvie (Chairman) - Annandale South
Sean W Marshall (Vice-Chairman) - Annandale South
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Douglas Fairbairn - Annandale North
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Denis R Male - Annandale East and Eskdale
Craig Peacock - Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson - Annandale North
Officials:
Lilian Cringles- Head of Social Work / Chief Social Work Officer
Stuart Hamilton - Ward Manager Annandale East and Eskdale
Jimmy Marshall - Team Manager Older Adults
Chief Superintendent Gary Ritchie - Police Scotland V Division
Gary Sheehan - Locality Manager Annandale and Eskdale
Lucy Irons Young - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

8 Members, 2 Apologies, 2 Members not present at the start of the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ian Carruthers declared an interest in Item 8 by virtue of the fact that he is a Trustee of Melbourne Park Playing Trust and had determined that his interest was such that there was a requirement for him to leave the meeting during consideration of the item.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING 22 FEBRUARY 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 DIRECTORS SIX MONTHLY ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS PLAN PERFORMANCE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR,CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING (CYPLL)

MEMBER - Sean Marshall entered the meeting - 9 members present
 

Decision

 

REVIEWED

 

4.1     the overall summary of performance for CYPLL outlined in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

4.2     SCRUTINISED the exception reporting in Appendix 2 of the report and considered  the actions proposed were adequate to improve performance and future monitoring of areas which have not met the target and  requested that a further report be brought back to the Committee in relation to PDR’s for social work staff.

 

REVIEWED

 

4.3      the overall summary of performance for specific Education cluster outlined at section 3.7 and in Appendix 3 of the report.
 

4.4     REQUESTED that work continues to increase the number of completed Performance Development Review across the service and a FURTHER report to be brought back to a future committee in relation to Performance Development Review for Social Work staff. 

 

MEMBER - Gail Macgregor entered the meeting - 10 Members present

5 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REPORTING FOR AREA COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

 

Decision

 

5.1     REVIEWED and SCRUTINISED the overall summary of performance outlined in the Appendix of the report;

 

5.2     CONSIDERED that the actions proposed are adequate to improve performance and future monitoring of areas which have not met the target; and RECOGNISED the areas of good practice/high performance where the target has been exceeded; and

 

5.3    REQUESTED that it be acknowledged that there is only one case worker for the West of Scotland to undertake the work of Combat Stress into the effects of armed combat and the effects of mental health issues in forces personnel and FURTHER REQUESTED that more up to date information be included in future reports as some of it was dated.

6 POLICE SCOTLAND, V DIVISION LOCAL CONCERNS PERFORMANCE REPORT - REPORT BY HEAD OF CIVIC AND LOCAL SERVICES

Decision

 

6.1    SCRUTINISED the performance report from Police Scotland, V Division for the Annandale and Eskdale area from 2011/12 to 2016/17, as detailed in the Appendix of the report; and

 

6.2    REQUESTED that the Chairman of the Police, Fire and Rescue Committee issue an invitation to the Chief Constable to attend a future Dumfries and Galloway Council meeting.

7 ANNANDALE & ESKDALE AREA COMMITTEE DISCRETIONARY GRANT BUDGET 2017/18 AND LOCAL ANTI-POVERTY FUND 2017/18 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

 

Decision

 

NOTED

 

7.1     the funding available for disbursement in 2017/18 as agreed by Dumfries and Galloway Council on 28 February 2017 and set out in paragraphs 3.1 and 3.9 of the report;

 

7.2    that since the report was published £746 was awarded under delegated authority to Lockerbie in Bloom therefore the carry forward figure at 3.1 in the report should read 13,042;

 

7.3     the Annandale & Eskdale Area Committee Discretionary Grant Criteria contained in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

AGREED

 

7.4     to ring- fence applications in Appendix 2 and summarised in paragraph 3.15 and make awards as appropriate;

 

 AGREED

7.5      to award funding to the following applications from the ring-fenced monies to the following applications:-
 

AE015 - Lochmaben & District Community Initiative - Basic admin Costs and Printing of Essential Publications -  £500;

 

AE014 - Lochmaben Children's Gala 2017 - £2,820;

 

AE025 - Annan Riding of the Marches - £15,000;

 

AE026 - Lockerbie Gala and ROM 2017 - £9,000;

 

7.6     to award funding from the Local Anti - Poverty Fund as follows:-

 

AE001 - Food Train - Volunteer Expenses - £2,250;

 

AE003 - The Langholm Initiative - The Eskdale Alliance - £5,000;

 

AE04 - Aberlour Child Care Trust - Aberlour Family Support - £15,000;

 

AE006 - Social Enterprise Academy (Scotland) - Skill-up Through Social Enterprise Programme - £2,808.50;

 

AE007 - Kate's Kitchen - The Next Chapter - £20,000;

 

AE008 - Annandale Transport Initiative - Community Transport Provision in Annandale and Eskdale - £20,000;

 

AE010 - Mossburn Community Farm - Learning with Horses - £4,500;

 

AE018 - Langholm Playcare Ltd - Core Running Costs - £6,825;

 

AE023 - Moorside NucleUS SCIO - The Green Project Room - £1,500;
 

7.7     to award funding to the scored applications in Appendix 3 of the report as follows:-

 

AE002 - Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust - Project Development Office for Castle Loch and Moffat Community Nature Reserve - £7,182;

 

AE009 - Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group - Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group - £6,357 in principal for further information on usage of the service in Annandale and Eskdale

 

AE011 - South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy - Summer School 2017 - £1,500;

 

AE013 - Dumfries & Galloway Disability Sport - Dumfries & Galloway Special Olympic Team - £2,625;

 

AE019 - Canonbie & District Residents Association - Canonbie Past, Present and Future - £7,125;

 

AE20 - Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group - Building Upon Success - £15,000;

 

AE021 - River Annan Trust - Restoring Annan's Water Ecologist Traineeship - £6,225 subject to match funding being obtained and  the viability through monitoring and being able to demonstrate how Annandale and Eskdale will benefit ;

 

AE022 - River Annan Trust - Invasive Non-native Species Project - £7,500 subject to all sources of funding being obtained and the viability through monitoring ;

 

7.8      not to award to the following applications as they did not meet the scoring framework ;

 

AE012 - Bankfoot House (Moffat) Ltd - Upgraded Care Call System - Nil award

 

AE016 - Lockerbie Drama Club - Replacement Windows and Doors at The Litte Theatre, Lockerbie - Nil award

8 TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE MELBOURNE PARK PLAYING FIELD TRUST - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Declaration of Interest

 

Sean Marshall declared an interest in Item 8 by virtue of the fact that he is a Trustee of Melbourne Park Playing Trust and had determined that his interest was such that there was a requirement for him to leave the meeting during consideration of the item.

 

MEMBERS- Ian Carruthers and Sean Marshall left the meeting during consideration of the item - 8 Members present

 

Decision

 

8.1     AGREED to the transfer funds of £42,000 held by the Council for the benefit of the Melbourne Park Playing Field to the Melbourne Park Playing Field Trust, on condition that they be used in the interests of the Melbourne Park Playing Field.

 

MEMBERS- Ian Carruthers and Sean Marshall re joined  the meeting - 10 Members present

9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no item of business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.

 

NOTED the Chairman's thanks to Members and Officers for their help during his period of office and FURTHER NOTED thanks to the Chairman for his hard work and commitment during his period of office.