Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow. View directions

Contact: Community Partnerships Unit, Email: community.developmentl@hounslow.gov.uk : 020 8583 2450 

Items
No. Item

142.

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

Decision:

Apologies were received from Cllr Rajawat

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Rajawat. Apologies for lateness were received by Cllr Louki. There were no declarations of interest.

143.

Minutes of the meeting and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Decision:

The minutes of the 31 July 2017 meeting were agreed as a true record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the 31 July 2017 meeting were agreed as a true record.

 

144.

Voluntary Sector Funding - Aine Hayes pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Decision:

Resolved:

 

Following consultation with the members of CIAP, the Lead Member agreed the funding recommendations set out in 3.4 and 3.6 of the report.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

Following consultation with the members of CIAP, the Lead Member agreed the funding recommendations set out in 3.4 and 3.6 of the report.

 

Councillor Lynch asked whether there were any projects or organisations to be particularly noted. Aine Hayes identified The Resco Trust and Hounslow Foodbox as organisations not funded by Community Grant before. Both addressed current issues within the borough. 

 

CIAP asked that when funding seasonal events we remind residents that grant funding should not be used for alcohol.

 

Councillor Dennison requested that when promoting the allocations that the location of the projects be included.  

 

Councillor Louki arrived at 6.30pm.

 

Councillor Louki queried the ability of organisations to deliver projects with relatively small amounts of funding.  Aine Hayes advised that for most groups these grants were only a percentage of the funding required to deliver the project or service and that other funding came from earned income, grants from independent trusts and funders, or donations.  The VCSE sector has reported that Council funding often helped leverage in other grants.   The wider approach to funding the VCSE sector and its ability to bid for large contracts was discussed.  It was agreed that queries on Adult Social Care and Youth contracts would need to be raised elsewhere.

 

Councillor Louki raised concerns about funding David Henry Waring Home as the organisation has significant reserves.  It was noted that these funds are earmarked for the management of the building and that the grant was specifically to fund a Christmas dinner for residents, their families and local community.

 

145.

Community Cohesion and Counter Extremism Update - Philip Doyle pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Decision:

Resolved:

 

CIAP noted the work of the Community Co-ordinator in building partnership work and supporting voluntary and faith groups to tackle extremism and build community cohesion.  

 

CIAP requested a further report at the February 2018 meeting, to include both Counter Extremism and Prevent and outlining key priorities, proposed actions and resources required.

 

Minutes:

Philip Doyle, the Community Co-ordinator (Counter Extremism), outlined ongoing work to build partnerships and support voluntary and faith groups to tackle extremism and build community cohesion.   This includes

-          Work with Hate Crime Prevention Forum

-          Establishing a sub-group of Stronger United Communities Group to support partnership working and information sharing.

-          Supporting VCSE groups to identify and apply for funding and in-kind support to add capacity to their organisations. 

Challenges were discussed including engaging and supporting communities that may not have an organised representative group.

Councillor Louki raised the importance of preventative work with young people, particularly in the transition to secondary school; supporting care leavers; and challenging white extremism.  Existing work was discussed including

-          the annual Junior Citizenship Scheme for Year 6 students

-          anti-crime and safety workshops delivered by Outside Chance to Year 6 students

-          Parent Zone which will support children and professionals who work with families on online resilience

Councillors asked for further information on the number of students and which schools have been engaged in the Junior Citizenship scheme and Parent Zone.  Councillor Dennison asked the Community Co-ordinator to consider what further work needs to be done by the Council and / or other partners to address cohesion issues where we have identified specific needs.

 

It was agreed that a report will be brought to the February 2018 meeting on Counter Extremism and Prevent outlining key priorities, proposed actions and resources required.

 

146.

Urgent Business

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

Decision:

There was no urgent business to be discussed.

 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business to be discussed.

 

147.

Date of Next Meeting

The CIAP meeting will next take place on the 26th February 2018.

For further information regarding the agenda/ documentation please contact Sara Lindsay on sara.lindsay@hounslow.gov.uk

Decision:

The next meeting is scheduled for 26 February 2018.  CIAP agreed that a longer meeting was necessary and for CPU to consult with CIAP members on alternative times. 

 

Minutes:

The next meeting is scheduled for 26 February 2018.  CIAP agreed that a longer meeting was necessary and for CPU to consult with CIAP members on alternative times.