Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 19 July 2018 7:00 pm

Venue: Kings Community Church, Upper Northam Road, Hedge End SO30 4BZ

Contact: Cheryll Kemsley, Performance and Governance Specialist; Tel: 023 8068 8112; Email:  cheryll.kemsley@eastleigh.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

16.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave an overview of recent council highlights:

 

·         He congratulated Jean Roberts-Jones and Sri Kandiah of One Community for being one of only three 3rd sector organisations in Hampshire this year to win the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  There was to be a presentation by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire at the Eastleigh Museum on the 17 September 2018.

 

·         On Sunday 22 July 2018 he was to attend the annual Eastleigh Mela and would have a stall to raise funds for his nominated charities.  This multicultural event would be hosted by the Asian Welfare and Cultural Association.

 

·         To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, there was to be a special event ‘Eastleigh Remembers’ on Saturday 15 September 2018 in the town centre. The event would include a display of military vehicles, a Dame Vera Lynn tribute and a World War One Field Hospital Re-enactment. A date would shortly be announced for the dedication of a new memorial to honour people in Eastleigh parish who were killed in the First and Second Word Wars. The Council was working with the Royal British Legion to create the monument that was to take its place alongside the Angel of Mons memorial in the Leigh Road Recreation Ground.

 

·         Eastleigh was having its very first Pride event on Leigh Road Recreation Ground on Saturday 8 September 2018, from 12pm to 5pm. Organised by Eastleigh Business Improvement District (BID), Pride provides a celebration of the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride reinforces a sense of belonging that was rarely replicated in everyday life and its mission was to be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBTQ+ community and a platform to continue the fight for equality and challenge prejudice. Pride was to be a free event with entertainment, stalls and live music throughout the day.

17.

MINUTES

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 14 and 17 May 2018.

17a

Council - Monday 14 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

17b

Council - Thursday 17 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

18.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

Councillors Manning and Airey declared interests in agenda item 6(i) - Community Governance Review (Minute 4), because they were Members of Hound Parish Council.

 

Councillors Tidridge and Parker-Jones declared interests in agenda item 6(i) - Community Governance Review (Minute 4), because they were Members of Bishopstoke Parish Council.

 

Councillors House, Rich, Holes and Craig declared interests in agenda item 6(i) - Community Governance Review (Minute 4), because they were Members of Bursledon Parish Council.

 

Councillors House, Clarke, Grajewski, Kyrle and Irish declared interests in agenda item 6(iii) - Additional Urgent Late Item - County Council Consultation on Street Lighting and Funded Concessionary Travel (Cabinet - Minute 16), because they were members of Hampshire County Council.

19.

LEADER'S REPORT

Minutes:

The Leader began by reporting good news.

 

Itchen Valley Country Park (IVCP) was celebrating receiving a tenth annual award that puts it among the best open spaces in the country.

 

More than 1,800 UK parks and green spaces would be flying the Green Flag Award this year, and the Council’s park was now celebrating a decade of success in the scheme.

 

The award was run by Keep Britain Tidy: a green flag flying from a pole was a sign to visitors that a park was well maintained and run to the highest possible standards, with excellent facilities.

 

For new councillors not familiar with IVCP, the Council had 440-acres of water meadows, woodland and meadows offering a wealth of waymarked trails. The park would soon open a new café, indoor play area and revamped outdoor play trail.  It also offered picnic tables and barbecue sites, making it a perfect destination for a family day out. The Go Ape treetops adventure was also based in the park.

 

The Council’s country parks were hugely important in promoting health and biodiversity in the Borough. Receiving a Green Flag Award for ten years in a row was an enormous achievement and reflected the hard work and expertise of the IVCP team.  The Council was very grateful to Keep Britain Tidy for a decade of recognition.

 

Two more awards to celebrate the Council’s work –

 

Places Leisure Eastleigh had won the Best Large Commercial building at the Local Authority Building Control UK awards 2018 for the South East. The Council may find more awards coming for its spectacular new and already very popular leisure facility: £28million of investment at no cost to local taxpayers and supporting a wide variety of council policies, including the Healthworks GP referral scheme thanks to Places’ sponsorship.

 

One of the Council’s housing developments was also up for an award – the Hatch Farm development at West End had been shortlisted at the National Housing Awards for “Best Large Scheme in Planning”.

 

Hatch Farm was a good example of how the Council really were fixing the broken housing market.  With one third of the homes for market sale, a third for affordable rent and the final third with the Council’s ground-breaking lifetime tenancies for market rent, it was finally giving an answer to those young people priced out of the housing market, with the option of a secure tenancy that can, in the future, be converted to ownership.  The Council had been pleased to work with Radian on this project, as it had with Vivid on the equally impressive new homes at Woodside Avenue.

 

Turning to other development issues, the Leader, along with Councillor Bicknell, was pleased in May to help launch new homes at North Stoneham Park.  Highwood’s well designed scheme, that preserves local history and would see over 1000 additional trees planted, would also include over 100 of its family friendly market rent homes with over 400 homes in total available for rent.

 

At Bursledon, the new haul road had been made to take construction traffic away from Hamble Lane, as promised, and only possible thanks to the Council’s intervention in initially acquiring the site.  Its joint working with Taylor Wimpey would see a permanent road link to Bursledon Road, removing traffic from Hamble Lane and also acceleration housing delivery.

 

On the subject of accelerating housing delivery, the Leader was pleased to also announce that the Council had been awarded over £11million by Homes England to speed up housing delivery on the site it had acquired west of Horton Heath, and where it was working in partnership with Galliford Try to bring forward a new masterplan for the site.  This award came in addition to £9million already awarded for infrastructure delivery.

 

He and Councillor Corben had spent some time on site recently looking at the detailed issues that the Council needed to consider to bring the site forward, notably following the County Council’s decision to move their planned new secondary school to Hedge End.  Over the coming months it would be working with Homes England and Galliford Try on these issues and considering how clean, environmentally sustainable modern methods of construction could take forward new home building.  The Council would be working with Councillor Couldrey’s development management committee and the Horton Heath community on all of these issues, securing much needed traffic-relief for Burnetts Lane residents and new community facilities.

 

On the Council’s Local Plan, formal consultation had commenced on 25 June 2018 and was to runs for a six week period to 6 August 2018.  This gave the opportunity for any person or organisation to make a representation on the Local Plan.  The response form, the Local Plan, and the supporting evidence were all available on the Council’s website.

 

The series of public exhibitions started on 25 June and was to run to 30 July 2018.  An exhibition was being held in each of the Borough’s communities.  Two exhibitions were being held in each of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak, and an additional exhibition was held in Colden Common, as these were the areas closest to the Strategic Growth Option.  Well over 500 people had attended already, and staff had noted quality engagement explaining issues and giving residents unfiltered facts to help consider issues on how the Council would achieve the homes it needed, with the timely delivery of infrastructure and environmental protection that matters so much to its communities.

 

A full update of all the formal representations received and a response to them would be prepared after the close of the consultation period.  Studies were also being completed on the M3 junction 12, Allbrook rail bridge and air quality.

 

In October 2018, the Council will then meet the timescale set out in its Local Development Scheme, submit the Local Plan to the Secretary of State who would appoint an independent Inspector to examine the plan.  The Inspector would set a date for the examination hearing sections, which were likely to be in the early part of 2019.  Once the Inspector reports, the Council would be able to adopt the Plan.

 

In addressing the Mayor, the Leader reported that over recent years it had been the case that here, and at other meetings of councils around the country, full Council had often become a short meeting to note decisions made, rather than for a full debate.  Hampshire even cancelled its full Council meeting this month, just as the point it was launching yet another consultation on its latest series of cuts.  That was a shame: councils were about democratic engagement.


This Council had the opportunity to debate a number of items and he hoped that would become a trend.

 

He asked the Mayor to suspend standing orders 7.1 and 11 to allow two urgent motions for debate. The reasons behind these were:

 

Councillor Clarke had asked him if the Council could congratulate Crestwood School on a really solid achievement; and

 

Councillor Gomer just a week ago brought to his attention what may be a shocking breach of a promise from the Government on noise pollution.  This was an urgent matter that required immediate attention.

Suspension of Contract Standing Orders 7.1 and 11

20.

Urgent Motions from Councillors Clarke and Gomer

Minutes:

    (i)        CRESTWOOD SCHOOL – CONGRATULATIONS ON OFSTED

 

Councillor Clarke moved the following motion:

 

“Council recognises and applauds the achievement of Krista Dawkins the Headteacher of Crestwood School and her staff in not only successfully merging Crestwood School with the former Quilley School but doing so in a way which has enormously improved standards for all and has resulted in an excellent Ofsted report. Council also recognises the rapid pace at which this achievement has taken place and fully endorses the Head’s vision of a compassionate school where both academic success and the wellbeing of children are of the utmost importance.”

 

Councillors fully supported the Motion and wished that their congratulations be passed to Krista Dawkins and everyone involved.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the great achievement of Crestwood School, with special regards to Krista Dawkins and all involved, be acknowledged.

 

  (ii)        M27 QUIETER ROAD SURFACE

 

Councillor Gomer moved the following motion:

 

“Council notes that Mike Thornton MP secured funding from Highways England in 2014 to achieve low noise resurfacing of the M27 between Junction 5 and Junction 7 in 2016, and that this work was subsequently delayed to link with the Smart Motorway project. 

 

“Council is concerned that full details of this resurfacing of all four lanes has not been included in Highways England’s exhibition on Smart Motorways, notes that without quieter surfacing noise pollution will increase above the already unacceptable levels as traffic volumes grow, and seeks urgent reassurance from the Secretary of State for Transport that this long-promised project will still go ahead alongside other work.”

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Government be held to account should Highways England fail to comply with a funded commitment agreed in 2014 for low noise resurfacing between Junction 5 and Junction 7.

21.

RECOMMENDATIONS (INCLUDING CALL-INS) REQUIRING DECISION pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Administration Committee – 25 June 2018

 

  (i)             Community Governance Review (Minute 4), with the results of the ballot on 17 July 2018 to be tabled at Council on 19 July 2018.

 

 (ii)             Councillors’ Allowances Report (Minute 5)

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the following Minutes:

 

Administration Committee – 25 June 2018

 

  (i)          Community Governance Review (Minute 4), with the results of the ballot on 17 July 2018 to be tabled at Council on 19 July 2018.

 

On 25 June 2018 Eastleigh Borough Council’s Administration Committee agreed to ballot the residents of Old Netley regarding the proposed change to the parish Boundary.

 

Ballot papers were opened from 3.15pm on 17 July 2018 at Eastleigh House, this process was led by the Council’s elections team and overseen by the Monitoring Officer. Also present was:  Mark Roberts and Simon Guillan from Hound Parish Council and Cllr Airey, also a member of Hound Parish Council.

 

Result of the ballot:

 

Number of electors                                                                          665

Number of electors wanting to REMAIN IN HOUND PARISH            111

Number of electors wanting to MOVE TO BURSLEDON

PARISH                                                                                             131

Number of rejected ballots                                                                 3

Turn out                                                                                      36.84%

 

The results of this ballot were tabled at the meeting.

 

Councillor Clarke, Chair of Administration Committee moved the recommendations set out in Minute 4, with the added words:

 

“To delegate and authorise the Chief Executive, Performance and Governance Manager, and the Monitoring Officer/Returning Officer to take any and all further steps necessary to implement the recommendations from the Community Governance Review including the publication of the outcome of the review and to authorise the Legal Services Manager to make and seal the Reorganisation Order.”

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the recommendations contained in Minute 4 of the Administration Committee, together with the additional wording as set out above, be approved.

 

(NOTES: (a) The Chair of Hound Parish Council, the Honorary Secretary of the Bursledon Public Rights of Way and Amenities Preservation Group, and a Bursledon Parish Councillor who was speaking independently as a member of the public, all spoke on this item; (b) Councillors: Tidridge and Parker-Jones declared interests as they are members of Bishopstoke Parish Council; Councillors Holes, House, Rich and Craig declared interest as they are members of Bursledon Parish Council; and Councillors Airey and Manning declared interests as they are members of Hound Parish Council; and (c) A recorded vote was requested, and duly supported, for the ‘resolved’ item (1) as set out on page 12 of the agenda, the result of which was as follows:

 

FOR: Councillors: Allingham, Asman, Bicknell, Boulton, Bourne, Broadhurst, Campbell, Clarke, Corben, Couldrey, Craig, Doguie, Gomer, Groves, Holes, House, Irish, Jurd, Kyrle, Mann, Reynolds, Rich, Rushton, Tennent, and Tyson-Payne.

 

AGAINST: Councillors: Airey, Atkinson, Broomfield, Dean, Grajewski, Hughes, Manning, Parker-Jones, and Tidridge.

           

ABSTAIN: Councillor Cross

 

FOR: 25; AGAINST: 9; ABSTAIN: 1)

 

 (ii)             Councillors’ Allowances Report (Minute 5)

 

Consideration was given to the recommendation of the Administration Committee on 25 June 2018.

 

Councillor Clarke, Chair of Administration Committee moved the recommendations set out in Minute 5.

 

The recommendations were voted on individually.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the recommendations set out in Minute 5 of the Administration Committee be approved.

 

(Note:  A recorded vote was requested, and duly supported, for the recommendation (2) as set out on page 12 of the agenda, the result of which was as follows:

 

FOR: Councillors: Airey, Allingham, Asman, Bicknell, Boulton, Bourne, Broadhurst, Campbell, Clarke, Corben, Couldrey, Craig, Cross, Doguie, Gomer, Groves, Holes, House, Irish, Jurd, Kyrle, Mann, Manning, Reynolds, Rich, Rushton, Tennent, and Tyson-Payne.

 

AGAINST: Councillors: Atkinson, Broomfield, Dean, Grajewski, Hughes, Parker-Jones, and Tidridge.

 

FOR: 28; AGAINST: 7)

 

Cabinet - 16 July 2018

 

(iii)             Additional Urgent Late Item – County Council Consultation on Street Lighting and Funded Concessionary Travel (Minute 16).

 

Consideration was given to the late recommendation from Cabinet on 16 July 2018 which was tabled at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That Council’s response to the County Council Consultation on Street-lighting and Funded Concessionary Travel be agreed to be finalised in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to include:

(1)         That the Borough Council does not consider that presently funded bus services in the Borough are suitable for conversion to community transport;

 

(2)         That the Borough Council does not support removal of use of the concessionary bus pass from community transport such as Dial-a-ride as this would create substantial new costs to vulnerable adults and undermine the viability of services;

 

(3)         That the Borough Council does not consider charging for each single use of the concessionary bus pass as fair or appropriate given that many journeys involve multiple journeys on different buses and that, once introduced, a charge could be increased by stealth; and

 

(4)         That the Borough Council does not support the switching off of streetlights overnight given the implications for road safety and potential for consideration of crime and personal safety issues.

 

(NOTE: Councillors Grajewski, House, Kyrle, Irish and Clarke declared interests in this item as they were members of Hampshire County Council)

22.

CABINET STATEMENTS

To receive statements, if any, by the Leader/Cabinet Councillors on Cabinet matters and to deal with any related questions.

Minutes:

Councillor Airey, Cabinet Member for Transport, reported:

 

That there were numerous things going on within the Transport portfolio team as follows:

 

·         Responding to the Hampshire County Council (HCC) consultation on the 2019 Environment budget reductions which had been discussed that evening, he had been to three presentations on this, one was for Parish Councils.

·         Two meetings with HCC regarding Community Transport funding.

·         Attended HCC’s Eastleigh Passenger Transport Forum.

·         Meeting with HCC to deal with a particular set of bus contracts – the X6/X7 and X15.

·         Meeting set up with HCC and the consortium of developers to deal with problems with bus services to Boorley Park, to which without notice the consortium representative did not turn up.

·         Preparing the response to the DfT’s consultation on the next Cross Country Trains franchise.

·         Attending meetings organised by Highways England regarding Smart Motorways, something we have also discussed this evening.

·         Attended two meetings of Solent Transport.

·         Chaired the Eastleigh Licensed Vehicle Forum.

·         Attended the Central Area Hampshire Road Safety Council. Eastleigh is well represented on this as both he and Councillor Grajewski were members.

·         Had input into consultations from the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority about changes to air space.

·         Attended, with the Leader, an event to meet the new Southampton Airport Chief Executive.

·         Attended the Southampton Airport Consultative Committee and the Technical Working Group.

·         Attended the UK Airport Consultative Committees’ National Conference, a two day event at Heathrow.

·         Attended regular liaison meetings with Bluestar, Firstbus and Xelabus.

·         Attended the Go South Coast (Bluestar) Stakeholder Conference.

 

He had been assisting both Hound and Hamble Parish Council regarding the HCC consultation responses and hoped the list provided a flavour of what he gets up to as the portfolio holder.

 

Finally to note, that Xelabus X6/X7 timetable changed from next Monday 23 July 2018. There would be major changes to the Xelabus college contracts from September following changes to Eastleigh college hours; this would see services operating an hour later on Monday mornings compared to the other days of the week

 

Councillor Campbell, Cabinet Member for Social Policy reported:

 

Disabled Facilities Grants – 60 new referrals for grants in quarter one; 11 from in house Occupational Therapist.  47 grants were fully completed (NB: these are mostly pre-existing cases not the new referrals received mentioned above.)  The Council had paid out a total of £252,747.23 in grants to make the lives of some of the Borough’s more vulnerable residents easier.

 

Benefits Team - roll out of Universal Credit steadily increasing in Eastleigh. The caseload for Housing Benefit continues to fall and was at the lowest it had ever been. Due to the nature of Universal Credit administration for Council Tax Support purposes, the workload was at the highest it had ever been. Case Management Officers and Specialists continue to provide a good, efficient service to residents.  The Department of Work and Pensions Performance Management team recently scrutinised the Council’s data and commented: ‘Eastleigh are a decent authority, performing well with no obvious sign of issues’. They were happy with our output and confirmed we are performing ‘better than most’.  They were particularly impressed that the Council are a Universal Credit full service site and had been able to maintain such a good level of service whilst going through a major change programme. 

 

Houses of Multiple Occupancy – new policy developed and approved by Cabinet to meet legislation change.

 

Housing – have been implementing significant legislative changes introduced by Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 which came into force on 1 April 2018.  The Act placed additional duties on Local Authorities in relation to the prevention of homelessness, early intervention and multi-agency working.  The Housing team continued to secure some very positive outcomes for some of the Borough’s most vulnerable customers and were working hard to keep down the number of households placed in Bed & Breakfast accommodation by working with them at an early stage to prevent their homelessness. 

 

Finally, the Cabinet Member paid tribute to the staff in the Departments that fall within her portfolio.  As a new Cabinet member she had spent the past few weeks getting to know the team and had been immensely impressed by the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of all the staff that she had met.  Despite the challenges that the Future Eastleigh Programme has thrown up they had remained focused on delivering the highest levels of service to the residents of Eastleigh.

 

 

 

Councillor Craig, Cabinet Member for Health reported:

 

That Eastleigh Health and Wellbeing board was going from strength to strength and had attracted a range of new partners.  It was in the process of restructuring the board to focus on the three key areas of Starting well, Living well and Ageing well.

 

Healthworks - 150 new individuals across healthworks had been referred and were engaged in the scheme. It now had over 900 attendees across heathworks attending classes such as two low level circuits, neurofit, strength and balance or steady and strong, which now runs four sessions, and there was now over 300 attendances across eleven weekly healthwalks.

 

Park Sport - Started Monday 30 July 2018 and would run for five weeks for 8-16 year olds. Bookings went live on 2 July 2018 and already 2537 had signed up. Activities included cycling, fishing, basketball, sailing, football, tennis, golf and new for this year was skateboard coaching.

 

Your Park - this was the latest programme from Sports works and aimed to engage residents into physical activity.  It was offering adults and families, Pilates, Tai Chi, cardio tennis, family yoga, park fit and family fun at locations across the Borough and all activities were subsidised thanks to funding from Sport England.  The team had also put together a short video to demonstrate simple exercises one could do as a beginner workout.

 

Grantham Green - was set to benefit from a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).  In partnership with One Community, Sport England had awarded the Council £55,000.

 

Places Leisure Eastleigh - had seen a 20% increase in throughput of attendances which included an expansion of the Swim Academy Learn to Swim Programme and casual swimming.

 

This Girl Can - launched in March 2018 and was a celebration of active women.  There were six local women championing the cause who had produced videos with the Council to share their own stories of how activity had helped them overcome barriers and transformed their overall health and wellbeing. To date over 200 women had engaged in the campaigns free sessions and beginners courses.

 

The Borough had its first Dementia Friendly Festival at the Royal Victoria Country Park back in May 2018.  Reminiscence in the Park was organised by the Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound (BHH) Dementia Action Group (DAG) and supported by Eastleigh dementia Forum. Overall the festival attracted more than 500 people and a fifth of these visitors took the virtual tour on the dementia bus.  This gave people the opportunity to experience for themselves what it might be like living with dementia.  The afternoon also comprised of music, entertainment and information.

 

Accessible cinema continued to run monthly at the Point and attracted more than 60 people to the relaxed screenings.

 

The Council continued to raise awareness of Dementia, and the latest area for training was Chandler‘s Ford and Hiltingbury. With support from the Council the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury DAG will be visiting businesses in the area to promote dementia friendly training.

 

The one thing she wanted to put on record was her thanks to all staff.  The teams she worked with had gone through the restructure and remained positive and dedicated which showed in the offers made to our residents.

 

Councillor Kyrle, Cabinet Member for the Environment, reported:

 

Green Flag Award – he was pleased to announce that Itchen Valley Country Park had once again been awarded a Green Flag, which was a testament to the ongoing excellent work of Council staff and volunteers. He would encourage everyone to visit the site and enjoy the new facilities which the country park had to offer.

 

Recycling - May 2018 was a record month for recycling in Eastleigh, with over 1800tns of Glass, Food, Garden Waste, Card and Bottles collected.  This was great news and he was sure these figures further strengthened the Council’s position as the best recycling local Authority in Hampshire.  

 

Green House Gas - The Council had just produced its annual Green House Gas report for DEFRA and he was delighted to say that it had achieved a 36% reduction in emissions relating to Council activities, two years earlier than the government’s 34% target for 2020. He looked forward to this improving further as the Council continued to deliver schemes which reduce its carbon footprint.

 

New vehicles – The Council had taken delivery of seven new Dennis Eagle waste collection vehicles fitted with food pods. The new vehicles had replaced some of its older vehicle stock and were working successfully across the Borough. The new vehicles were fitted with electric bin lifts. These lifts were environmentally friendly as they used less fuel, and reduced noise levels for residents when operating near to their properties.

 

LGV driver training – The Council was funding three of its loaders to learn to drive large goods vehicles. Since the introduction of Certificate in Professional Competency for LGV drivers, a number of drivers had left the industry creating a supply problem. The Council was responding to this issue by up skilling its own people and starting to create a career path through its service. It had previously trained five operatives who had gone on to successfully apply for, and become, full time LGV drivers within the service.

 

On Tuesday, it had been his privilege to be invited as Cabinet Lead for the Environment along with Councillor Bicknell, to visit the Lakeside Centre building which had scooped a prestigious international award for its eco-friendly design and energy performance.

 

The centre, located within Eastleigh’s Lakeside Country Park, saw off stiff competition from more than 100 entrants, to be awarded an International Green Apple Environment Award in honour of its environmentally-friendly construction. Organised by The Green Organisation – an independent, non-political, non-profit group - the Green Apple Environment Awards recognised environmental best practice around the world.

 

At a ceremony held at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on 16 July 2018 the Lakeside Centre’s architects, R H Partnership, were honoured by the judges for their sustainable design for the visually striking, low-energy building, which was designed to be high energy and water efficient, using ground source heat and solar power. It also featured a green roof consisting of a Sedum planting system which was designed as a wildlife habitat.

 

It was wonderful to have the building recognised in this way and he knew that the Architects were very pleased indeed to have won this award. This building was yet another shining jewel in Eastleigh’s crown and he wished to give his thanks to all the Officers, Members and the Architects R H Partnership who had worked so hard on this project and who had delivered this council and the residents of Eastleigh a highly sustainable, energy efficient, landmark building that everyone could be proud of.

 

Councillor Bicknell added that he wanted it recorded that it was the vision and determination of the former Head of Countryside, Richard Mould-Ryan that drove the Lakeside Country Park forward.

23.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS DOCX 14 KB

To deal with questions from Members to the Leader and Cabinet Councillors on Cabinet decisions, performance and strategy. 

Minutes:

The Members’ questions, as set out in the Agenda, and supplementary questions, were answered by the Leader, Councillors Kyrle and Campbell.

24.

RESOLVED ITEMS - FOR NOTING AND QUESTIONS ONLY

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the following meetings be received: 

 

Cabinet

(a)         12 April 2018

(b)         21 May 2018

(c)         14 June 2018

 

 

Administration Committee

(d)         25 June 2018

 

Audit and Resources Committee

(e)         13 March 2018

(f)          12 April 2018

(g)         12 June 2018

 

Licensing Committee

(h)         7 March 2018

(i)           26 June 2018

 

Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel

(j)           7 June 2018

(k)         5 July 2018

 

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee

(l)           21 March 2018

 

Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee

(m)        22 March 2018

(n)         21 June 2018

 

Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee

(o)         14 March 2018

(p)         6 June 2018

 

Eastleigh Local Area Committee

(q)         20 March 2018

(r)          28 June 2018

 

Hedge End, West End And Botley, Local Area Committee

(s)         12 March 2018

(t)           11 June 2018