Agenda and draft minutes

Charities and Trusts Committee
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Members Library, County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Zach Simister  Email: zachary.simister@staffordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

66.

Apologies

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that County Councillor Michael Greatorex was currently unwell. The Committee requested that a letter be sent to Mr Greatorex to extend their best wishes.

67.

Declaration of Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

68.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 1 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

69.

Public Liability Insurance - Oral Update

Minutes:

The Committee were reminded that at the Charities and Trusts Committee meeting held on 1 July 2019 the Committee approved the following recommendation:

 

·       That the Committee request the land not covered by public liability insurance be included in the County Council’s public liability insurance and in the event of a claim, the County Council pay any excess.

 

The Committee were advised that the County Council had rejected the Committees request to pay any excess in the event of a claim.

 

The Committee were informed that the only site in need of public liability insurance was the land at the Broom, Dosthill. The Committee requested that a quote to insure the land be brought to the next meeting where the Committee will then discuss the options available to raise the necessary funds.

 

RESOLVED – That a quote for Public Liability insurance for the Broom at Dosthill be brought to the next meeting.

 

 

 

 

70.

The Broom, Dosthill, Tamworth - Oral Update

Minutes:

The Committee were reminded that at the Charities and Trusts Committee meeting held on 1 July 2019 the Committee approved the following recommendations:

 

·         That subject to further detail being received, and deemed acceptable, the Director of Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chairman of the Charities and Trusts Committee be given delegated authority to write to the Secretary of the Dosthill and Two Gates Residents’ Association to say that the Charities and Trusts Committee have no objection with their request.

 

·         That the Director of Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chairman of the Charities and Trusts Committee be given delegated authority approve the request to erect a single set of Goal Posts subject to the license satisfying the concerns of the Committee subject to the license being completed and satisfying the Committees concerns

 

The Committee were informed that the school adjacent to the land have released plans for an additional classroom, those plans indicated that the sitting of the additional classroom would be on the Broom, however the Committee were advised that the site was not on the Broom.

 

The Committee were advised that as a result of this confusion the proposals for a community orchard and goal posts are being suspended until the outcome of the new build is known.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

 

71.

North End Charity - Report to follow pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee were informed that the Chairman of North End Community Charity has indicated that the charity wishes to make changes to the charity’s constitution. In addition, it was reported that the land is owned by Staffordshire County Council and leased to the charity for 60 years, however the lease is due to expire in September 2020.

 

The Committee requested further information on the proposals to amend the charities constitution prior to considering the future leasehold arrangements.

 

RESOLVED – That further information on the proposals to amend the charity’s constitution be brought to a future meeting.

 

72.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.

 

 

PART TWO

(reports in this section are exempt)

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.

73.

Landau Forte Academy

(Exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

(Exemption paragraph 3)