Agenda and minutes

Avtar Sandhu, Dartford Local Boards
Thursday, 18th November, 2010 7.00 pm

Venue: St Anselm's Catholic Primary School, Littlebrook Manor, Temple Hill, Dartford DA1 5EA

Contact: Kayley Phillips  01622 696067

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome to the Meeting and apologies - Mrs Ann Allen - Chairman

Minutes:

Avtar Sandhu thanked the St Anselms School for hosting the meeting at no charge.

2.

Notes of Local Board meeting held on 22 April 2010 and progress on any actions agreed

Minutes:

The notes of the Dartford West Local Meeting were agreed and approved.

3.

Youth Opportunities in Dartford North East

Presentations from KCC Youth Service and YMCA Dartford

Minutes:

A presentation was given by KCC Youth Service showing some of the activities and opportunities enjoyed by the youth.  A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes.

 

The YMCA showed picture boards of their proposed new buildings which will include a café, music studio, artworks workshop, cookery school and accommodation for young people where the car park was. 

 

One of the activities they are hoping to promote is an intergenerational project which will teach young people values.  They are currently producing monthly  newsletters and have a football team.

 

Avtar Sandhu stated that we must develop links with the youth.

4.

Presentation by Kent Youth Service pdf icon PDF 11 MB

5.

Your Voice - Your Services - Learn about how your money is being spent

Minutes:

Kayley Phillips introduced the “Your Voice Your Services” leaflet and advised that this is a campaign to make your voice heard.  In these tough times it is very important to hear public views on services provided by KCC and how your money is spent.  Responses show that street lights, roads, libraries and public transport are the main areas of interest.  It has been established that the average house price in Kent is £200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Pounds).

 

KCC are publishing all invoices in excess of £500 (Five Hundred Pounds) and salaries on the internet.

 

There is a competition in the leaflet, the prize being a weekend away in Edinburgh.

6.

The Big Society - What this means for you

Minutes:

Avtar Sandhu gave a presentation on the Big Society.  A copy of the presentation has been attached.

7.

BIG Society - Presentation PPTM 171 KB

8.

Funding - Announcement of successful grants

Minutes:

Dartford Small Community Capital and Local Scheme Summary of Grant Applications

Date: 18 November 2010

 

Ref No.

Project

Applicant

Recommended

DAR/01

Field Shelters

Spirits Rest Bean Horse Sanctuary

£7,500

DAR/02

Working 9 - 5

Street Talk Dartford Detached

£700

DAR/03

St Vincent’s Community Centre

St Vincent’s Catholic Church

£12,000

DAR/04

Fencing

Hayden Youth Association

£0

DAR/05

Church Development Project

St Michael’s & All Angels

£0

DAR/06

Centre for the Community

St Mary Greenhithe Development

£0

DAR/07

Bean Community Bus

Bean Community Bus

£7,500

DAR/08

Jubilee Field Playing Area

Sutton-at-Hone & Hawley Parish Council

£3,700

DAR/09

Raising the Rec Part Two (upgrade changing rooms)

Halls Athletic Football Club

£2,700

DAR/10

Office Equipment

Confident Children & Parents at Riverside Community Resource Centre

£0

DAR/11

IT Equipment

CRUSE Bereavement Care

£3,000

DAR/12

Office Equipment

Council for Voluntary Service NWK

£0

DAR/13

Refuge Children’s Service

North Kent Women’s Aid

£2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation:     £39,100

 

 

 

Total Requested:   £96,336

 

 

For information: Capital request amounted to £87,416.50 and Local Schemes Grants £8,920.  Table above has combined both allocations.

 

A personal interest was recorded in the minutes for Mrs Ann Allen – St Vincent’s Catholic Church and Mr Jan Ozog – Halls Athletic Football Club.

9.

Question Time – Your opportunity to ask questions about local public services

Minutes:

A representative from Bean Community Bus advised that their original fund,  started 5 years ago with a grant from KCC.  They have already raised £8,500 towards the cost of a new minibus, with the funding allocated to them this year, they are now in a position to purchase a brand new minibus.  The KCC Dartford Members were thanked for their grant.

10.

Future Local Board Meetings

Minutes:

Future Local Board meetings will be advertised once scheduled.

11.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

As no other business was forthcoming, the meeting closed at 8.30pm.