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Local Partnership - The Villages
29 Jan 2019 - 10:45 to 11:30
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Meeting Details
The meeting will take place at 10.45 am or at the conclusion of the Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton and Langbank Local Partnership whichever is the later.
Present
Anne-Marie Balfour (Elderslie Community Council); Councillor Bill Binks; Councillor Jacqueline Cameron; Sandy Clark (Bridge of Weir Community Council); Councillor Andy Doig; Councillor Audrey Doig; Councillor Natalie Don; Margaret Dundas (Brookfield Community Council); David Fowles (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Councillor Alister Mackay; Councillor James MacLaren; John McEvoy (Houston Community Council); Councillor Emma Rodden; Councillor James Sheridan; Councillor Andy Steel; and Fiona Stewart (Kilbarchan Community Council).
Chair
Councillor Don, Chair, presided.
In Attendance
L McIntyre, Head of Policy and Commissioning, A Armstrong-Walter, Strategic Partnerships and Inequalities Manager and S Graham, Partnerships Planning and Development Manager (all Chief Executive’s Service); O Reid, Head of Communities and Public Protection (Communities, Housing and Planning Services) (Lead Officer); and E Currie, Senior Committee Services Officer (Finance & Resources).
Also in Attendance
A McNiven, Chief Executive (Engage Renfrewshire).
Sederunt
John McEvoy (Houston Community Council) and Fiona Stewart (Kilbarchan Community Council) entered the meeting during consideration of the following item of business.
Membership of Houston, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Kilbarchan, Howwood, Lochwinnoch and Elderslie Local Partnership
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There was submitted a report by the Chief Executive relative to the appointment of community representatives to vacant positions within the Local Partnership.  

The report intimated that in terms of the decision taken at the meeting of the Council held on 27 September 2018, membership of the Local Partnerships would comprise an equal number of elected members from Renfrewshire Council and community representatives with the standing members being those elected members which represented wards within the Local Partnership area and representatives of active community councils in the area. The report detailed the 15 elected members eligible for membership of this Local Partnership together with the representatives of the seven active Community Councils in the area. As a result, there were currently eight vacancies for community representatives. It was noted that Anne-Marie Balfour would be Elderslie Community Council's representative on the Local Partnership.

Details of the five organisations who had, to date, expressed an interest in providing a community representative on the Local Partnership were provided within the report.  Criteria to support standing members to come to a decision on the appointment of community representatives was also provided. 

Councillor Don proposed that Linda O’Malley (Rays of Hope); Meg Gilzean (Bridge of Weir Tenants and Residents Association); Jennifer O’Brien (Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) Project); John Anderson (Howwood Sports and Hobbies); and David Blair (Renfrewshire District Scouts) be appointed to the Local Partnership.  This was agreed unanimously.

Councillor Don further proposed that the Chief Executive’s Service undertake a drive for further community representatives targeting those areas in the Local Partnership which were under-represented including youth organisations and that, if required, a further meeting of the Local Partnership be held, prior to March 2019, to consider applications received.  This was also agreed unanimously.

DECIDED:

 

(a) That it be noted that Anne-Marie Balfour would be Elderslie Community Council's representative on the Local Partnership;

(b) That Linda O’Malley (Rays of Hope); Meg Gilzean (Bridge of Weir Tenants and Residents Association); Jennifer O’Brien (Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) Project); John Anderson (Howwood Sports and Hobbies); and David Blair (Renfrewshire District Scouts) be appointed to the Local Partnership; and

(c) That the Chief Executive’s Service undertake a drive for further community representatives targeting those areas in the Local Partnership which were under-represented including youth organisations and that, if required, a further meeting of the Local Partnership be held, prior to March 2019, to consider applications received.

Committee Members
Membership

Elected Members

 

Councillor Derek Bibby: Councillor Bill Binks: Councillor Jacqueline Cameron:  Councillor Andy Doig: Councillor Audrey Doig: Councillor Alison Jean Dowling: Councillor John Hood: Councillor Scott Kerr: Councillor Alistair Mackay: Councillor Colin McCulloch: Councillor James MacLaren: Councillor Emma Rodden: Councillor James Sheridan: Councillor Andy Steel.


Community Representatives

 

Sandy Clark (Bridge of Weir Community Council): Margaret Dundas (Brookfield Community Council): Linda MacMillan (Elderslie Community Council): John McEvoy (Houston Community Council): Linda Smith (Howwood Community Council): Fiona Stewart (Kilbarchan Community Council): David Fowles (Lochwinnoch Community Council). 

Councillor Natalie Don (Chair)

Standard Items
Further Information

This is a meeting which is open to members of the public. 

A copy of the agenda and reports for this meeting will be available for inspection prior to the meeting at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley and online at http://renfrewshire.cmis.uk.com/renfrewshire/CouncilandBoards.aspx

For further information, please either email
democratic-services@renfrewshire.gov.uk or telephone 0141 618 7112.

Members of the Press and Public
Members of the press and public wishing to attend the meeting should report to the customer service centre where they will be met and directed to the meeting.
Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Councillors Bibby, Hood and Kerr.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Strategic Partnerships and Inequalities Manager to report.
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The Strategic Partnerships and Inequalities Manager intimated that future meetings of the Local Partnership would be held in the evenings in the Local Partnership area at a similar time to the former Local Area Committee meetings.  It was anticipated that a meeting of the Local Partnership would be held in March 2019.

Councillor Don intimated that it was her intention to hold meetings of the Local Partnership in as many areas covered by the Local Partnership as possible and requested that members of the Local Partnership advise the Strategic Partnerships and Inequalities Manager of appropriate local venues.

DECIDED 

(a) That it be noted that future meetings of the Local Partnership would be held in the evenings in the Local Partnership area at a similar time to the former Local Area Committees;

(b) That it be noted that it was anticipated that a meeting of the Local Partnership would be held in March 2019; and

(c) That it be noted that it was intended that Local Partnership meetings be held in as many areas covered by the Local Partnership as possible and that members of the Local Partnership advise the Strategic Partnerships and Inequalities Manager of appropriate local venues.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

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