Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Regeneration & Transport Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Monday, 12th September, 2011
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Lecture Theatre, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Maurice Perry(Chairman), Cllr Norma Wilburn(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Mrs Maureen Rigg, Cllr Andrew Sherris and Cllr Nigel Cooke(Vice Cllr Norma Stephenson).
Officers:
Andy Bryson(RES), Sue Daniels, Paul Diggins, Richard McGuckin, Richard Poundford(DNS), Peter Mennear and Fiona McKie(LDS).
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Ian Dalgarno and Cllr Norma Stephenson.
Item Description Decision
Public
RTS
11/11
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
RTS
12/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
RTS
13/11
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 21ST FEBRUARY 2011, 14TH MARCH 2011 AND 20TH JUNE 2011.
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
RTS
14/11
DRAFT MINUTES - 18TH JULY 2011
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
RTS
15/11
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT) TASK AND FINISH REVIEW OF HIGHWAYS
AGREED that the scope be endorsed and the information be noted.
RTS
16/11
MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
- INITIAL PROGRESS REPORT ON EIT REVIEW OF EVENTS, ARTS AND TOURISM
- QUARTERLY UPDATE ON OUTSTANDING RECOMMENDATIONS

AGREED that the Progress Updates be noted and the assessments for progress be confirmed.
RTS
17/11
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT) REVIEW OF REGENERATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- TO CONSIDER THE OPTIONS

AGREED that the information be noted and that draft recommendations and the Equality Impact Assessment for the EIT Review be considered at the next meeting, prior to inclusion in the final report.
RTS
18/11
WORK PROGRAMME
- TO REVIEW THE WORK PROGRAMME FOR FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
RTS
11/11
The evacuation procedure was noted.
RTS
12/11
Cllr Norma Wilburn declared a personal non prejudicial interest in the item titled Efficiency, Improvement and Transformation (EIT) Review of Regeneration and Economic Development as she was a Member of the Know How North East Board.
RTS
13/11
The minutes of the meetings held on 21st February 2011, 14th March 2011 and 20th June 2011 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
RTS
14/11
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 18th July 2011.
RTS
15/11
Members received the draft scope of the task and finish review of Highways. The following points were discussed by the Committee:

- The two areas through which Highway Services was delivered which were Technical Service and Direct Services.
- Budget and sources of funding for the service area.
- Future work that the service was to deliver.

The Committee would receive the baseline information for the review at the meeting on 14th November 2011.
RTS
16/11
Consideration was given to the assessments of progress on the implementation of the recommendations from the EIT review of Events, Arts & Tourism and scrutiny review of Sustainable School Travel.

The Committee agreed to consider a more in depth presentation on the results of the EIT Review of Events, Arts and Tourism at the next meeting of the Committee on 24 October. The Chair requested that the presentation cover the full range of proposed actions linked to recommendation 1 in the original Committee report.

Members noted the importance of signposting visitors to the customer contact centres, should the Tourist Information Centre function be transferred to them in future.

Members agreed that no further action could be taken on the review of Sustainable School Travel in relation to recommendation 9, and the review was signed off as complete.
RTS
17/11
The Committee considered possible options for the EIT Review of Regeneration and Economic Development highlighting the following areas:
- Major projects
- Town Centres
- Service Support
- Tourism
- Buildings - Stockton Business Centre and The Shambles
- Stockton-Middlesbrough Initiative
- Enterprise
- Employment and Skills
- Tees Valley Unlimited
- Business Engagement

Members considered that it would be important to ensure continued support for small scale, tourism businesses and activities.
RTS
18/11
Members were reminded that the next meeting was 24th October 2011 and the following would be considered:
- Presentation on Events
- Draft recommendations for the EIT review of Regeneration and Economic Development.

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