Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

91.

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

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Katherine Dunne, Kamaljit Kaur, Paul Lynch and Nisar Malik. Councillor John Chatt had given apologies for lateness as he had another meeting to attend.

 

The Chair, Councillor Sue Sampson, declared a pecuniary interest in that she was employed by the Housing Pathways Trust, the parent body of Cultivate London, so she would not participate in the decision in respect of that organisation.

 

As an advisory body, the Panel did not need a quorum. It was proposed that as other Panel members had been unable to attend, they would be consulted by email on any items for decision. 

92.

Minutes of the meeting and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 were confirmed subject to one minor correction:

 

Item 87, page 1 – to read ‘The minutes of the meeting held on 20 July…’

 

There was one matter arising from the minutes:

 

Item 87, page 1 – Matter Arising – The report on the VCSE Sector Survey was on the agenda for this meeting.

93.

London Boroughs' Grants Scheme Expenditure 2016-2017 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Sue Sampson, considered the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.     Councillor Sampson noted the Council’s response to the London Boroughs Grants Scheme budget proposals for 2016/2017.

2.     Councillor Sampson noted the London Boroughs Grants Scheme Expenditure 2016/2017.

3.     Councillor Sampson recommended that the one-off payment from the London Councils (amounting to £15,774) should be ring-fenced for the benefit of the voluntary and community sector in the borough. However, as other members of the Panel had been unable to attend, it was agreed that the Panel members should be consulted by email to seek their views on this recommendation.

 

94.

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Budget Report pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

Members were asked to agree the 2016/2017 voluntary and community sector budget to be presented for formal approval by Borough Council on 23 February 2016. The Cabinet Member recommended the budget for approval.

95.

Voluntary Sector Funding 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1)    The recommendations of the report proposed:

 

1.1 That the Panel should:

·       Consider the applications to Round 1 of the Hounslow Community Grant 2016/17 and the assessment of the applications undertaken by officers.

·       Consider the proposed allocation of funding to Hounslow Community Network to continue its work in 2016/17.

·       And that the Cabinet Member for Communities should take into account the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel (CIAP) when making decisions on funding.

 

1.2 That the Cabinet Member for Communities should take into account the views of the CIAP and then determine each of the funding recommendations as set out in paragraphs 3.5 and 3.6 of the report.

 

2)    As no other members of the Panel had been able to attend the meeting, it was proposed that:

 

       2.1 the members of the Panel should be consulted by email for their views on the proposed applications and allocations.

 

         2.2.1 Members of the Panel were asked to comment by email on the following:

 

·       Allocation of funding amounting to £200k from the 2016/2017 Community Grant Budget of £370k as set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report.

·       Allocation of £32k to Ealing Community Voluntary Service (CVS) as host organisation for Hounslow Community Network (HCN), as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report. The grant would allow the Network to deliver the HCN work programme and schedule of Open and Executive meetings between April 2016 and March 2017. Funding would come from unallocated funds in the 2015/16 Commissioning budget.

 

       2.2 Councillor Sue Sampson had declared a pecuniary interest with regard to the application from Cultivate London set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report and would have no involvement in this decision. Members of the Panel were asked to comment on the application together with the others as above. The decision would not be made by the Cabinet Member but under officer delegated decision making powers, taking into account the outcome of the consultation with members of the Panel. Members were asked to note that the history of funding this organisation pre-dated Councillor Sampson’s position with Housing Pathways Trust.

 

 

 

 

96.

Prevent Strategy 2015-2016 Update pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Sue Sampson, considered the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.     Councillor Sampson noted the progress made against the delivery of the Prevent Strategy Home Office approved projects, and how it is monitored and assessed by the Government.

2.     Councillor Sampson noted the progress made against the Prevent projects 2015-2016 (local), as funded by the London Borough of Hounslow.

3.     Councillor Sampson noted the update in the report on the work to prevent radicalisation which included an update on Counter Terrorism and Security Act and the new Prevent Duty and an update on the delivery of support for front line staff via the WRAP3 training package.

 

97.

Hounslow's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Survey 2015 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Sue Sampson, considered the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.     Councillor Sampson noted the annual VCSE sector survey had concluded and the results had been analysed. The results, in keeping with previous years, are being reported to the CIAP, VCSE Partnership, Hounslow Community Network (HCN) and online for open access.

2.     Councillor Sampson noted that the survey was open for 3 months and closed at the Hounslow Funders Fair on Monday, 28 September 2015. A total of 61 unique, usable responses were received, with 49 of these completed in full and the remainder responding to some but not all questions.

 

98.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.