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Local Partnership - Renfrew
25 Jun 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Committee Members
Membership
Diane Booth (Our Place Our Families): Councillor Bill Brown: Samantha Gillan (Renfrew YMCA): Councillor Edward Grady: Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes: Thomas Johnston (Renfrew Football Club): Ramsay Maclennan (30 Acres): Councillor Cathy McEwan: Councillor Jim Paterson: Callum Reid (Renfrew Community Council): Roberta Roberton (Renfrew Development Trust): Councillor Jane Strang:
Chair
Councillor John Shaw.
Councillor John Shaw, Chair, presided.
Present
Diane Booth (Our Place Our Families): Councillor Bill Brown: Samantha Gillan (Renfrew YMCA): Councillor Edward Grady: Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes: Thomas Johnston (Renfrew Football Club): Ramsay Maclennan (30 Acres): Councillor Cathy McEwan: Councillor Jim Paterson: Callum Reid (Renfrew Community Council): Roberta Roberton (Renfrew Development Trust): Councillor Jane Strang:
In Attendance
A MacArthur, Head of Finance (Lead Officer), C Tolan, Senior Planning & Policy Development Officer, C MacDonald, Senior Committee Services Officer (all Renfrewshire Council).
Community Planning Partners
C O’Byrne (Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership); and K McIntyre (Engage Renfrewshire).
Declaration of Interest
Councillors Hughes, having previously declared an interest in the following item of business, and having a general dispensation from the Standards Commission which allowed her to take part and to vote in relation to such matters, remained in the meeting.
Standard Items
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.
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.

Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
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.
Councillor Hughes declared a non-financial interest in respect of item 4 – Applications for Local Partnership Grants (FR1127) as she was Chair of the Board of Renfrewshire Leisure Limited. Councillor Hughes indicated that as she had a general dispensation from the Standards Commission which allowed her to take part and to vote in relation to such matters it was her intention to remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

Councillor Brown declared an interest in Item 4 - Applications for Local Partnership Grants, (FR1168 and FR1298) as his wife was a resident in the Care Home and indicated that he would remain in the meeting but not take part in the discussion or voting thereon.

Councillor Shaw declared a non-financial interest in Item 4 - Applications for Local Partnership Grants (FR1300) as he had a relative who was a service user of the organisation and indicated his intention to leave the meeting during consideration of this item and not to take part in any discussion or voting thereon.

S Gillan declared an interest in Item 4 - Applications for Local Partnership Grants (FR1200) as she was an employee of Renfrew YMCA and indicated her intention to leave the meeting during consideration of this item and not to take part in any discussion or voting thereon.

D Booth declared interests in Item 4 - Applications for Local Partnership Grants (FR1131) as she was an employee of Our Place our Families and indicated her intention to leave the meeting during consideration of this item and not to take part in any discussion or voting thereon.

C Reid declared interests in Item 4 - Applications for Local Partnership Grants (FR1289) as he was a Member of Renfrew Community Council and indicated his intention to leave the meeting during consideration of this item and not to take part in any discussion or voting thereon.
Submit Minute of meeting held on 28 March 2019.
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There was submitted and approved the Minute of the previous meeting held on 28 March 2019.

DECIDED:  That the Minute be approved.
Verbal update.
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The Clerk intimated that correspondence had been received to advise that David Hoey had stepped down as representative of Renfrew Burgh Band on the Local Partnership and the Burgh Band had indicated that they were unable, at this time, to provide a representative to sit on the Partnership.

It was proposed that the appointment of a new community representative be opened to all community organisation within the Renfrew area.  This was agreed. 

DECIDED:  That it be agreed that the appointment of a new community representative be opened to all community organisation within the Renfrew area.
Report by Chief Executive.
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There was submitted a report by the Chief Executive relative to outstanding business arrangements to be determined by the Local Partnership.

The report advised that the name of the Local Partnership remained as Renfrew Local Partnership and that the meetings would take place in Renfrew Town Hall.  The next meeting of Renfrew Local Partnership would take place in November 2019 on a date, time and venue to be arranged.

It was noted that at the last meeting of Renfrew Local Partnership held on 28 March 2019, it was agreed not to adopt the Code of Conduct (Standing Order 11:  Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interests) but where a member had an interest in any item of business at any future meeting they would declare this accordingly.

The report also advised that the Youth Challenge element of grant funding for this Local Partnership would be determined by a participatory budgeting exercise for young people being held during August/September 2019 and that a community conference event would be held during September/October 2019 to engage with community groups, voluntary organisations and members of the public who were not represented formally on the Local Partnership.

DECIDED:  

(a)   That the agreed name of the partnership remained as Renfrew Local Partnership; and

(b)   That it be noted that the Youth Challenge element of grant funding would be determined by a participatory budgeting exercise in August/September 2019; and 

(c)   That a community conference event for this Local Partnership would be held in September/October 2019.
Report by Chief Executive.
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There was submitted a report by the Chief Executive relative to applications received for grant funding from this Local Partnership.  

The report advised that each application reflected one or more of the themes/priorities that had been discussed at the previous meeting: Bringing Renfrew Town Centre to Life; Moving around and Connectivity; Making the most of Public Assets; Strengthening Social Connections; and Maximising Economic Impact as a key theme.  A list of all applications and a summary of each application were attached to the report as Appendices 1 and 2 respectively.

It was noted that the total amount of funding available for disbursement was £107,813, which was made up of £40,453 General Grant Fund and £66,360 Renfrew Common Good Fund.  It was noted that £350 had been ringfenced for community members’ expenses.

The report intimated that, additionally, the Youth Challenge Fund component for this Local Partnership was £18,657 and would be allocated by young people through a participatory budgeting exercise to take place later in the year.

Councillor Shaw advised that decisions to award funding should reflect the priorities discussed by the Local Partnership at the last meeting and going forward applications would have to adhere strictly to this criteria.

It was proposed that members consider whether to recommend an award to each of the applicants either unanimously or by a majority following an indicative vote taken by a show of hands.

It was recommended that the undernoted applications be declined:

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Councillors Hughes, having previously declared an interest in the following item of business, and having a general dispensation from the Standards Commission which allowed her to take part and to vote in relation to such matters, remained in the meeting.

FR1127    Renfrewshire Leisure
FR1104    Forever Young
FR1148    Oakshaw Trinity
FR1151    Renfrewshire Bowling Under 25s
FR1152    The Wynd Centre
FR1212    Route 66
FR1217    Playbus SCIO
FR1281    REEM
FR1293    REEM
FR1090    Lapwing Lodge
FR1147    Phoenix Flyers
FR1183    Rainbow Turtle
FR1268    Loud n Proud
FR1275    Lamont Farm

It was recommended that the undernoted awards be approved:

FR1262   St Vincent's Hospice   1,962.82 
FR1141   Friends of Knockhill Park   10,000.00
FR1073   Renfrew Accordion/fiddle club   770.00 
FR1081   Arkleston & Newmains over 60s   1,480.00 
FR1168/FR1298   Renfrew Care Home   10,000.00 
FR1109   Paisley Pirates    3,142.86 
FR1285   Paisley Shopmobility   1,252.00 
FR1196   C-change Scotland   1,000.00 
FR1238   Ren Access panel   2,239.00 
FR1280   Braehead Jnr Ice Hockey   371.50

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

D Booth having previously declared an interest in the following item of business left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

FR1131   Our place our families   14,202.00 

Sederunt

D Booth returned to the meeting prior to consideration of the following item of business.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

S Gillan having previously declared an interest in the following item of business left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

FR1200   Renfrew YMCA   8,368.00

Sederunt

S Gillan returned to the meeting prior to consideration of the following item of business.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

C Reid having previously declared an interest in the following item of business left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

FR1289   Renfrew Community Council   4,000.00

Sederunt

C Reid returned to the meeting prior to consideration of the following item of business.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Councillor Shaw having previously declared an interest in the following item of business left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

FR1300   Feis Phaislig   2,599.00 

DECIDED:

(a)   That the applications which were declined be noted;

(b)   That it be agreed to award the grant applications as noted above and the Lead Officer to allocate the grant money between the Common Good Fund and the General Grant Fund;

(c) That it be noted that £44,992.00 remained within the Common Good Fund and £1,083.82 remained within the General Grant Fund.

 
The next meeting will be held in November 2019 on a date, time and venue to be arranged.
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DECIDED:   That it be noted that the next meeting of the Renfrew Local Partnership would be held in November 2019 on a date, time and venue to be arranged. 

Declarations of Interests

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

Visitors

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