Agenda and draft minutes

Local Spending Board - Esher & Hersham
Monday, 23rd September, 2019 7.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Civic Centre, High Street, Esher. View directions

Contact: Committee & Member Services: Miss. S. Ullah  Direct Line: 01372 474177 E-mail:  sullah@elmbridge.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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To Appoint a Chairman for the 2019/20 Municipal Year

Minutes:

The Esher and Hersham Local Spending Board appointed D.J. Archer as Chairman for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

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Declarations of Interest

All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

 

(i) any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

(ii) other interests arising under the Code of Conduct

 

in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

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Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Esher and Hersham Local Spending Board 12 March 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Matters of Report

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2019-20 Local Spending Applications for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funds for Esher and Hersham pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Minutes:

The Esher & Hersham Local Spending Board considered a report that summarised the two applications received by the Council which sought Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds: 

 

·         Esher Church of England High School, which was seeking £105,464 to install an outdoor canopy for a year-round cover to create additional dining and outdoor learning space.

 

·         Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School, which at the time of publication of the agenda, was seeking £250,000 to extend the school hall on two sides creating additional space for the school and community.

 

The Chairman clarified that there was £18,993.95 available for the settlement area of Esher and the amount of £77,764.52 for the settlement area of Hersham available to spend on local infrastructure improvements and if Members were minded, the Board could choose to part fund or not fund the applications at all.

 

The Chairman welcomed the applicants and invited them to present their respective application.

 

 

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Esher Church of England High School - External Canopy pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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Minutes:

The Chairman explained that subsequent to the publication of the agenda, the Esher Church of England High School had withdrawn their application for consideration as the total amount available for the Esher settlement area was not sufficient to progress the school’s project and they will apply again in the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

 

Accordingly, it was noted that the application was no longer before the Local Spending Board for consideration.

 

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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School - Extension of School Hall Application pdf icon PDF 279 KB

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Minutes:

The Esher and Hersham Local Spending Board welcomed Ms. T. O’Kelly and Ms. M. Moore, representatives of Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School to the meeting. Ms. O’Kelly presented the application and provided Members with background information in respect of funding towards the extension of the school’s hall.

 

Ms. O’Kelly explained that the proposal would address the lack of space for community use and access to public services within Hersham, Walton-on-Thames and the wider local area. It was noted that the extension would accommodate larger groups which would give clubs that rented the hall outside school hours, the opportunity to expand their memberships and reduce their waiting lists.

 

The Local Spending Board was advised that in order to drive the project forward, the Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School required 10% of the proposed amount and the remaining amount would be provided by the Catholic Education Trust.

 

Members were supportive of the application and on consideration of the application, the Local Spending Board

 

Resolved that £50,000 be awarded to Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School in respect of funding to extend the school’s hall.