Town Centre 24 June 2014

A meeting of the Town Centre Committee will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 24th June at Neston Town Hall.

The press and public are welcome to attend Part One of the meeting.

Part One: Items considered in the presence of the press and public

1 Election of Chairman

2 Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and consider acceptance of these.

3 Election of Vice Chairman of the Committee

4 Questions to the Committee

To hear representations from the public on any item of business included in the agenda, each person being permitted to speak for three minutes subject to an overall time limit of thirty minutes.

5 Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations of Interest on agenda items.

 6 Minutes of the last meeting of the Finance & Town Centre Committee

  6.1. To consider whether the Committee has the competence to approve the minutes of the meeting of the Finance and Town Centre Committee held on 8 May 2014

 6.2. If appropriate to consider approval and signing of those Minutes.

 7 Acting Clerk’s Report

 To receive the Acting Clerk’s report updating members on any matters arising since the production of this agenda. Members are invited to ask questions on any matters not covered in this agenda and within the Committee’s terms of reference.

 8 Terms of Reference for the Committee

 To note the Terms of Reference of the Committee and to consider immediate priorities in the light of declared Council strategic objectives.

 9 Working Groups

 9.1 To consider whether the efficiency and effectiveness of the committee in undertaking its work might be assisted by the establishment of appropriate working groups, or advisory groups, or sub-committees

9.2 If appropriate, to consider the establishment of such specific groups, their purpose, status and membership.

During 2013-2014 the Finance and Town Centre Committee either established or considered the establishment of, the following groups: 

 Town Centre Advisory Group

Town Hall working group

Market Traders’ liaison working group

Asset Transfer Negotiations working group

10 Town Centre Manager’s Activity reports

Activity Report: To receive the Town Centre Manager’s Activity report and receive an oral update on any matters arising since the production of this agenda. Members are invited to ask questions on any matters not covered in this agenda.

11 Neston Marketing

To note that the Marketing Consultant (item 228) has been selected and the awarding of the contract is in the final stages of completion.

12 Local Sustainability Transport Fund grant

To note that the contract commissioning the consultant to deliver the works as set out in the agreed funding bid has now been awarded.

13 Town and City Centre Working Group (CWaC) 

To note the invitation from CWaC’s Town and City Centre Working Group for the Town Council to present its findings of the town centre issues faced by Neston

13.1 To consider the briefing paper provided by CWaC

13.2 To consider and agree the main themes to be included in the presentation

14 Town Hall and Market Management 

14.1 To consider the administrative arrangements and any delegated powers required to ensure responsive management of the asset.

 14.2 To note the income of the Town Hall and market in May.

 14.3 To resolve current problems of emergency egress from the Council administered sections of the Town Hall.

 15 Neston Town Centre s106 Group

15.1 To receive and consider a report of the meeting held on 18 June.

15.2 To nominate one member of the Committee to serve with the Committee Chair as a representative of the Council.

16 Other business

To consider matters which the Chair determines are urgent for immediate discussion, or for decision at the next meeting.

17 Date of next meeting: To confirm the date and time of the next meeting as 2nd September 2014.


K Pierce

Acting Town Clerk 18th June 2014

Neston Town Hall, High Street, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 9TR

Tel: 0151 343 1407

Email: [email protected]

Core Members of the Committee: Councillors M Barker, J Griffith, A Jilani, P Kynaston, C Lloyd, M Shipman, J Wilkie