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No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Participation

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Of the meeting held on 21st July 2021 to be approved and signed.

5.

Freedom Leisure - Contract Year 5 Annual Report (April 2020 to March 2021) pdf icon PDF 132 KB

That the Communities Committee notes the content of the Freedom Leisure Annual Report 2020/21, which is due to be presented by members of their senior management team on the evening of the above meeting.

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6.

Freedom Leisure - Proposed Fees & Charges for 2022 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

1.     That the Committee recommends to the Income Generation Sub Committee and the Council, the approval of the proposed Fees & Charges submitted by Freedom Leisure for 2022, covering the period 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022 inclusive (Appendix 1); and

 

2.     Following review by the Income Generation Sub-Committee on the 10th November, this report will go to the Council meeting on the 30th November for final approval.

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7.

Setting of the Budget for 2022/23 and MTFP to 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

1.   That the Committee note the Budgets for the various services identified for 2021/22; and

 

2.   That the Committee note the progress made in delivering the projects included in the City Plan and City Delivery Fund that are relevant to this Committee and confirms the programme of work resourced.

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8.

Consultation on a Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to Close Footpath WR858 (Brickfields Crossing) and WR678 (Kays Crossing) pdf icon PDF 257 KB

That the Committee:

 

1.   Note the contents of this report in particular the consultation responses at Appendix 1;

 

2.   Approve the undertaking of a four-week public consultation on the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to prohibit the use of footpath WR858 (Brickfields Crossing) and WR678 (Kays Crossing) at Appendix 2; and

 

3.   Note that the results of the public consultation will be reported back to this Committee on 16th March 2022 to decide whether to create the orders.

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9.

Hosting of the Knife Angel - The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression pdf icon PDF 339 KB

That the Committee:

 

1.   Note the contents of this report and in particular the work being undertaken for Worcester City to host the Knife Angel during Spring 2022, supported by a programme of activities and materials to raise awareness of the impacts of violence and aggression; and

 

2.   Recommend to Policy & Resources Committee the allocation of £7,500 from the funding towards Arts & Cultural Events approved in June 2021 towards the costs associated with those activities outlined at recommendation 1.1.

10.

Housing Assistance Policy Update pdf icon PDF 237 KB

That the Communities Committee:

 

1.     approve the increase in the current level of Discretionary Disabled Facilities Grant top up from £10,000 to £25,000;

 

2.     note the further minor amendments to the Housing Assistance Policy at section 4 and 5; and

 

3.     approve delegated authority to the Head of Homes & Communities in consultation with Communities Committee Chair and Vice Chair to make future small amendments to the policy as required.

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11.

Quarter 2 Performance Report for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

That the Communities Committee notes the Council’s Quarter 2 performance for 2021/22.

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12.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chair is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.