Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow. View directions

Contact: Joti Patel, Committee Administrator, Email: joti.patel@hounslow.gov.uk : 020 85833356 

Items
No. Item

77.

Apologies for Absence,declarations of interest and other communications from Members

Decision:

Apologies were received from Councillor Nisar Malik

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Nisar Malik.

78.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2015 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2015 were agreed.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2015 were agreed.

 

6.05pm – Councillor Chatt arrived at the meeting.

79.

Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 3

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted The Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015 – 2019 that had been developed following extensive consultation and which effectively integrated the collaborative work across Council departments with key external partners.

1.2 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel supported the recommendation to Cabinet to approve the adoption of the Strategy in 1.1 above (Subject to the approval by Cabinet in 1.2 above)

 

1.3 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel supported the implementation of the new Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy and agreed to play an important role in reviewing progress towards outcomes through the CIAP reporting function over the next four years.

 

1.4 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel recognised that the strategy effectively integrated the collaborative work across Council departments and with key external partners

 

1.5 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019 superseded the current VCSE Sector Strategy 2011-2015.

 

 

 

Minutes:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 3

 

The Chair was very pleased with the extensive consultation carried out with internal directorates, the VCSE sector and key stakeholders to create the strategy. She emphasised that the strategy was one of the few examples of integrated strategies for communities and the third sector across England. It was hoped that the Strategy would be approved by the Cabinet in September 2015.

 

Councillor Lynch emphasised the importance of valuing local community volunteers and treating them as a valuable asset. He advised that the volunteers brought a vast array of knowledge, experience and skills that were invaluable to the Council.

 

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted The Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015 – 2019 that had been developed following extensive consultation and which effectively integrated the collaborative work across Council departments with key external partners.

1.2 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel supported the recommendation to Cabinet to approve the adoption of the Strategy in 1.1 above (Subject to the approval by Cabinet in 1.2 above)

1.3 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel supported the implementation of the new Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy and agreed to play an important role in reviewing progress towards outcomes through the CIAP reporting function over the next four years.

1.4 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel recognised that the strategy effectively integrated the collaborative work across Council departments and with key external partners

1.5 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019 superseded the current VCSE Sector Strategy 2011-2015.

 

 

 

80.

VCSE Sector Survey CIAP 2015 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 4

 

 

Resolved:

 

1.1   That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted that the annual survey had been launched.  It was prepared in consultation with the Hounslow Community Network (HCN) Executive Committee. The results, in keeping with previous years, would be reported to the CIAP, HCN and online for open access.

 

1.2   That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted that the survey would be open for 3 months and would close at the Hounslow Funders Fair on Monday 28 September (a key Council biannual event to support capacity building of the VCSE sector).

 

Minutes:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 4

 

Ms Francis-Brophy advised that the Hounslow VCSE Sector Survey was open to all charities, social enterprise, faith groups and community groups. She advised that 80 individual responses to the survey had been received in 2014 from 77 organisations. It was hoped that 120 responses would be received to the 2015 survey as it was a much simpler and shorter survey with only sixteen questions.

 

Resolved:

 

1.1   That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted that the annual survey had been launched.  It was prepared in consultation with the Hounslow Community Network (HCN) Executive Committee. The results, in keeping with previous years, would be reported to the CIAP, HCN and online for open access.

 

1.2   That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted that the survey would be open for 3 months and would close at the Hounslow Funders Fair on Monday 28 September (a key Council biannual event to support capacity building of the VCSE sector).

 

81.

Community Engagement Update & Progress pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Decision:

See the report by Jonathan Giddings Reid, Principal Area Initiatives Officer, Agenda Item 5

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel (CIAP) noted:

·        The progress and outcomes of the delivery of the estate based programme of activities since February 2015 as contained within the report

·        The work carried out by the Community Engagement Officers since February 2015

·        The strategic approach to Community Engagement and Development

·        The work plan and process framework for monitoring performance and out comes over the next 6 months.

 

Minutes:

See the report by Jonathan Giddings Reid, Principal Area Initiatives Officer, Agenda Item 5

 

Mr Giddings-Reid advised that a lot of his work had involved engaging with established residents groups and providing any support they needed. He advised that a lot of work had been undertaken to try and engage groups that were not represented in the local community. He reported that he had been looking into different ways to engage local people.

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel (CIAP) noted:

·        The progress and outcomes of the delivery of the estate based programme of activities since February 2015 as contained within the report

·        The work carried out by the Community Engagement Officers since February 2015

·        The strategic approach to Community Engagement and Development

·        The work plan and process framework for monitoring performance and out comes over the next 6 months.

 

82.

Voluntary Sector Funding Report CIAP 2015 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report by Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnership Manager, Agenda Item 6 and associated appendices at Agenda Items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3

 

Resolved:

 

Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the grant allocations as below:

 

Community Youth Fund Budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

 

Communities First

£2,114

£1,114

Spark

£2,500

£2,500

Hogarth Youth Centre

£1,687.50

£1,687.50

Speak Out in Hounslow

£1,870

£1,870

Total

£8,171.50

£7,171.50

 

The remaining balance of £17,828.50 would be used to launch a second round of funding in August.

 

Community Grant Budget 2015/16

 

The Lead Member approved the following grants from the 2015/16 grant budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

 

Hounslow Pensioners Forum

 

£8,000

£8,000

Isleworth 390

 

£4,490

£4,490

 Total

£12,490

£12,490

 

Minutes:

See the report by Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnership Manager, Agenda Item 6 and associated appendices at Agenda Items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3

 

Ms Hayes presented the report outlining applications from youth groups and voluntary and community sector organisations to the Hounslow Community Youth Fund 2015/2016. She advised that five applications had been received.

 

Uttam Gujral suggested that any applications that were received for the Community Youth Fund for youth activities during the half-term be determined by the Chair to ensure that young people did not miss out. The allocations that were made would be reported to the next meeting.

 

Councillor Chatt moved that the decisions for any applications received during the half term be delegated to the Chair. This was seconded by Councillor Dunne and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved:

 

Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the grant allocations as below:

 

Community Youth Fund Budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

 

Communities First

£2,114

£1,114

Spark

£2,500

£2,500

Hogarth Youth Centre

£1,687.50

£1,687.50

Speak Out in Hounslow

£1,870

£1,870

Total

£8,171.50

£7,171.50

 

The remaining balance of £17,828.50 would be used to launch a second round of funding in August.

 

Community Grant Budget 2015/16

 

The Lead Member approved the following grants from the 2015/16 grant budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

 

Hounslow Pensioners Forum

 

£8,000

£8,000

Isleworth 390

 

£4,490

£4,490

 Total

£12,490

£12,490

 

83.

Junior Citizenship Event pdf icon PDF 493 KB

Decision:

See the report by Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation Manager- Prevent Lead, Agenda Item 7

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the processes and outcomes of the delivery of a very successful Junior Citizen Scheme Hounslow 2015 (JCS).

 

1.2 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the overview and summary of the project and scheduled plans for the delivery of the scheme in 2016.

 

Minutes:

See the report by Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation Manager- Prevent Lead, Agenda Item 7

 

Ms Conlon advised that the Junior Citizen Scheme was successfully launched in June 2015 and many Councillors attended the event at Cranford Community College. The aim of the Junior Citizen Scheme was to teach primary school children how to deal with everyday dangers safely and effectively. The scheme was targeted at Year 6 pupils to help them make decisions about personal safety, the safety of others and building awareness of possible dangers.

 

Ms Conlon hoped to run the event again next year and invite a larger group of schools and invite children with disabilities. 

 

The Chair asked officers to write to the Head at Cranford Community College and thank the school for their hospitality.

 

Resolved:

 

1.1 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the processes and outcomes of the delivery of a very successful Junior Citizen Scheme Hounslow 2015 (JCS).

 

1.2 That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the overview and summary of the project and scheduled plans for the delivery of the scheme in 2016.

 

84.

PREVENT update pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Decision:

See the report by Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation Manager- Prevent Lead, Agenda Item 8

 

Resolved:

1)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the funding allocated by the Home Office for 3 Prevent related projects in 2015-2016.

2)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the allocation of funds for the employment of a Prevent Coordinator.

3)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the requirements that came into force in relation to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (ct+sa 2015), and the implications for LB Hounslow.

4)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the overview of work carried out under the Prevent (counter terrorism) banner in Hounslow and the positive impacts they were having on the local communities.

 

Minutes:

See the report by Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation Manager- Prevent Lead, Agenda Item 8

 

Resolved:

1)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the funding allocated by the Home Office for 3 Prevent related projects in 2015-2016.

2)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the allocation of funds for the employment of a Prevent Coordinator.

3)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the requirements that came into force in relation to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (ct+sa 2015), and the implications for LB Hounslow.

4)     That the Community Investment Advisory Panel noted the overview of work carried out under the Prevent (counter terrorism) banner in Hounslow and the positive impacts they were having on the local communities.

 

85.

Urgent Business

Any other business, which the Chair agrees to consider on the grounds of urgency.  

Minutes:

There was no other business.