Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Corporate and Social Inclusion Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 15th October, 2013
Time:
9.30am
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room,Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker (Chair); Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Evaline Cunningham (Vice Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Jean Kirby and Cllr Terry Laing.
Officers:
G Birtle, P K Bell (LD); M Chicken, J Angus (DNS).
In Attendance:
None.
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Mark Chatburn, Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Tracey Stott .
Item Description Decision
Public
CSI
23/13
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The evacuation procedure was noted.
CSI
24/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no interests declared.
CSI
25/13
DRAFT MINUTES
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
CSI
26/13
REVIEW OF STREET CAFé FURNITURE AND A-BOARD
ADVERTISING

AGREED that:-

1. The presentation be noted.

2. More evidence gathering is needed and this should take place at future meetings of the Committee.

3. The Scope and Project Plan be agreed.
CSI
27/13
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
CSI
28/13
CHAIR'S UPDATE
The Chair had nothing to report.
9.30 am - 11.00 am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CSI
25/13
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 16th July 2013.
CSI
26/13
Members received a presentation that gave details of street cafe furniture and A-Board advertising at different locations around the Borough.

The presentation also highlighted:-

* The purpose of the review
* The history of the street cafe furniture and A-Boards
* Discussions that had taken place at Urban Environment Task Group (UETG)
* There is currently no policy dealing with this issue
* Clear guidance is needed for businesses
* Some planning guidance could be used to make policy
* The use of street cafe furniture and A-Board advertising has grown out of control in recent years
* A sensible approach is needed
* Detailed discussions were needed with local business forums

It was agreed that more evidence gathering was needed and this should take place at future meetings of the Committee.

The Scope and Project Plan for the review were discussed and agreed.
CSI
27/13
Consideration was given to the Work Programme.

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