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Meetings for Swinton Community Committee

DateTuesday 10 August 2004
LocationCommittee Room 4, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
Item Subject
1Apologies for Absence
2Minutes of the meeting held on 15th June , 2004
Mins of the 150604
Budget Sub 250504
3Matters Arising

Minute 14 : The Committee will receive an update on progress with regard to the drainage of the Beech Farm Playing Field

Minute 15 : Network Rail has been asked to remove the redundant fencing which is creating an eyesore at Clifton Country Park . The Footpaths Officer will monitor the situation.

Minute 16 :The inspection of Victoria Park took place on 16th June, 2004 but the process of determining if it met the criteria for the Green Flag Award is a lengthy one and not yet complete .
Beechfm Drainage
4The Lowry

The Chief Executive of the Lowry will make a presentation
Lowry Presentation
5Sites for Possible Needle Exchange Scheme

Colin Wisely will seek opinions from Members as to sites in Swinton at which a Needle Exchange Scheme might be based.
Needle exchange scheme
6Pendlebury Coyotes

The Committee will receive a presentation on the activities of the Coyotes.
7Budget Sub Group

(a)To consider the recommendations of the Budget Sub Group made on 27th July, 2004, with regard to applications for funding under the Devolved and the Community Use of Schools Budgets

(b)To note the Financial Position Statement as at 19th July, 2004 ,

(c)To note the action of the Area Co-Ordinator in approving a grant for grass cutting and maintenance for the Swinton Open Space.

(d) To note the enclosed Newsletter of the Swinton Open Space Commmunity Association which gives details of the events which took place during the Fun day on 18th July, 2004, and expresses appreciation for the support from the Community Committee

(e)To note the enclosed report which sets out the decision of the Cabinet on 20th July, 2004, to increase the Devolved Budget for Community Committees by 250,000 pounds and to allocate this to each Committee on a per capita basis . In the case of Swinton this will more than double the budget from 35,278 pounds to 73,348 pounds.
Financial position statement 190704
Devolved Budgets to Community Committees
Boudget Sub 270704
8Post Office Closures

The enclosed report sets out ways in which the public can be involved in formulating a response to proposals from the Royal Mail for closing a number of post offices in the area. Members are encouraged to take part in the events.
Post Office Closure : response
9Items for Information

(a)Enclosed is the latest Funding Brief containing details of grants etc which are available to community groups.

(b)Enclosed is a copy of an application form for the new Special Grants Programme intended to support work by voluntary and community groups in improving the quality of public spaces.
Funding Brief
10Any Other Business

(a) Community Representatives may raise any issues of concern to their area or group

(b) Ward Councillors may raise any item not already covered . So as to ensure that decisions can be taken at the meeting Members are asked to notify items - especially costs - in advance on telephone 793-3008
Do It In Swinton PR
11Date of next meeting

The Committee will next meet at 7pm on Tuesday , 12th October, 2004
Contact officer Dave Cunningham
Title Senior Committee Administrator
Telephone (0161) 793 3008
Fax (0161) 793 3160
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