Nithsdale Area Committee (Business) Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time:
10:00am
Place:
Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Jim H Dempster (Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Tracey Little (Vice-Chairman) - Lochar
Graham Bell - North West Dumfries
John Campbell - Nith
Rob Davidson - Abbey
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Malcolm Johnstone - Nith
Jeff Leaver - Lochar
John Martin - Nith
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
Elaine Murray - Nith
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Andrew S Wood - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Fiona Daubney - Lead Officer
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Rebecca Aldridge - Locality Social Work Manager
Lilian Cringles - Head of Social Work/Chief Social Work Officer
Mark Molloy - Manager, Young People
In attendance:
Ananda Allan - Allan Performance and Intelligence Manager, Community Health and Social Care
Alison Solley - Locality Manager Nithsdale, Community Health and Social Care
Apologies:
Ian Blake - Abbey
John Charteris - Lochar
Matthew Ronnie - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Davie Stitt - Abbey
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

14 Members present, 4 apologies

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Andy Ferguson declared an interest in item 4, Health and Social Care - Performance Management Reporting for Area Committee Meetings, by virtue of being a member of the Integrated Joint Board, and determined that his interest was such that he would remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

 
3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 28 MARCH 2018

Decision

 

APPROVED, subject to an amendment to the appendix of the minute, to replace "nil award" with "no funds available" (Appendix to minute).

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

Decision

 

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

 

4.2       NOTED the actions proposed 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;

 

4.3      AGREED to request that the Integration Joint Board look to improve the format and detail of performance information contained within the reports to Area Committee; reports should be easy to understand and scrutinise, timelines should be included where no targets have been set and more detail provided to explain the rationale of the actions and commitments; and

 

4.4      REQUESTED that a workshop be held on the governance arrangements of the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board.

Head of Social Work

5 DIRECTOR’S 6 MONTH (APRIL - SEPTEMBER) ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING DIRECTORATE BUSINESS PLAN PERFORMANCE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

 

SCRUTINISED

 

5.1     Appendix 1 of the report as the Dumfries and Galloway position of the indicators reported at Area Level;

 

5.2     the Education Services Area Level KPI’s (Nithsdale) as set out in Appendix 2 of the report;

 

5.3     the Education Services literacy and numeracy summary 2016/2017 (Nithsdale) as set out in Appendix 3 of the report; and

 

5.4     the performance summary for Lifelong Learning and Wellbeing (Nithsdale) at Appendix 4 of the report.
 

 
6 DUMFRIES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND WELLBEING

Decision

  

6.1      NOTED the opportunity for Dumfries Christmas lights switch on event to partner with Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust to upscale the event for 2018 Year of Young People as detailed in paragraph 3.7 of the report; and

 

6.2      AGREED the 2018 switch on event to take place on Sunday 2nd December 2018 and then revert back to taking place on the last Sunday of November from 2019 onwards as detailed in paragraph 3.7 of the report.

 
7 PROPOSED COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER: PLOT OF LAND, CLOSEBURN - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

MEMBER -  Ronnie Nicholson left the meeting - 13 Members present

 

Decision

 

7.1      CONSIDERED the Nith Valley Leaf Trust (NVLT) Business Plan at Appendix 2 of the report for the proposed Community Asset Transfer of land at Castle Crescent, Closeburn, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report; and

 

7.2      AGREED to recommend to Policy and Resources Committee to agree to the Community Asset Transfer to the Nith Valley Leaf Trust of the land detailed in Appendix 1 of the report, for the sum of £15,000.

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

Decision

 

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

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
4 Action by Head of Social Work - Seminar for Members has been arranged for 22 Nov 2018.