Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Arts Leisure & Culture Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday, 20th March, 2009
Time:
1.00pm
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Jean O'Donnell(Chairman), Cllr Andrew Sherris(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Dick Cains, Cllr Ken Dixon, Cllr Alan Lewis, Cllr Mick Womphrey
Officers:
R. Kench, N. Russell (CESC); P. Mennear, S. Whaley, C. Lunn (LD)
In Attendance:
Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Hilary Aggio, Cllr Mrs Kath Nelson, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley
Item Description Decision
Public
ALC
41/08
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ALC
42/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 8TH DECEMBER 2008
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8th December 2008 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
ALC
43/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 4TH MARCH 2009
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 4th March 2009 be agreed as a true record.
ALC
44/08
REVIEW OF TEES ACTIVE
CONCLUDED that Members agreed the recommendations with minor alterations; the review of Tees Active final report to be forwarded to Cabinet for consideration.
ALC
45/08
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the work programme be noted.
1.00/1.30pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ALC
41/08
Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey declared a personal non-prejudicial interest, as she was member of the Tees Active Board.
ALC
43/08
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 4th March 2009.
ALC
44/08
The Scrutiny Officer presented the Committee with the draft Review of Tees Active for consideration.
The Committee discussed the recommendations and these were agreed subject to the following:-

- R2 - The Committee agreed that R2 be amended to reflect the need to 'strive' to meet residents' expectations of leisure facilities.

- R6 - Members agreed that the recommendation be amended to highlight that a key aim of Tees Active's website should be to continually encourage more online interaction and digital activity with customers.

- R7 - The Head of Arts and Culture provided information on the Tees Active staff survey that was being undertaken. It was suggested to Members that the recommendation be amended in order to allow the opportunity for further investigation of issues emanating from the results by the SBC/TAL management group, should they be identified when the results are considered by the Committee meeting.

- The Scrutiny Officer drew Members' attention to the appendices on page 40 regarding the number of complaints submitted to Tees Active, which accounted for 16.3% of all those received across Council service areas, Tristar Homes and Tees Active in Quarter 3 2008-09; the Scrutiny Officer provided Members with further detail which explained the underlying reasons for these complaints. Members considered this information, and noted that it would be monitored as part of the Council's performance management arrangements, and also the SBC/TAL management group.

- The Committee discussed the building and refurbishment work that was being undertaken at Splash and Billingham Forum, and how this would impact upon the attendance figures for the next Municipal year.

- The Committee heard feedback in the form of an email from Tees Active, in respect of issues raised by a member of the public at a previous Committee meeting held on 4th March 2009. Members discussed this feedback, and received verbal examples as to how the annual Tees Active membership provided good value for money. The Committee requested that the member of the public be informed of this feedback.

- Members took the opportunity to thank Officers for their hard work, and congratulated them on the final report.
ALC
45/08
The Committee was informed that the work programme would be finalised at the next Executive Scrutiny Committee meeting on 24th March 2009.

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