Leisure, Arts And Communities Committee - 27/04/2009

At a MEETING of the LEISURE, ARTS AND COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 27th April, 2009.

 

Present:-

 

Lord Provost John R LETFORD

 

 

 

Depute Lord Provost Ian BORTHWICK

 

 

 

BAILIES

 

Willie SAWERS

Helen WRIGHT

Roderick A J WALLACE

George REGAN

 

Derek J SCOTT

 

COUNCILLORS

 

Ken GUILD

Elizabeth F FORDYCE

Laurie BIDWELL

Jim BARRIE

Stewart HUNTER

Tom FERGUSON

Jimmy BLACK

Ken LYNN

Brian GORDON

David BOWES

Craig MELVILLE

Richard McCREADY

Andrew DAWSON

Christina ROBERTS

Donald HAY

Will DAWSON

Alan G ROSS

Fraser MACPHERSON

Bob DUNCAN

Kevin KEENAN

Helen DICK

 

Mohammed ASIF

 

 

Councillor Bob DUNCAN, Convener, in the Chair.

 

The minute of meeting of this Committee of 23rd March, 2009 was held as read.

 

Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.

 

I BAXTER PARK - USE BY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

There was submitted Agenda Note AN96-2009 advising the Committee that an application had been received from the Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church to hold open air preaching meetings at Baxter Park from 3rd-14th August, 2009 from 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm. The Church proposed to erect a tent in the park on 3rd August, 2009 and dismantle it on 14th August, 2009 and they would provide their own security.

 

In respect of the use of the park, the Committee agreed that this be approved subject to the Bible Baptist Church having the appropriate insurance indemnifying the Council and also that they would have to pay for any reinstatement costs or damage to the area and any other charges for services requested from the Council.

 

Normal public access would continue to be available.

 

II COMPLETION OF BAXTER PARK RESTORATION PLAN

 

There was submitted Report No 390-2008 by the Director of Leisure and Communities fulfilling a request by the Heritage Lottery Fund informing the Committee of the completion of Baxter Park Restoration project and seeking adoption of the Baxter Park Management Plan.

 

The Committee agreed to note the completion of the restoration of Baxter Park, and approved the adoption of the attached Management Plan for Baxter Park which would take into consideration the needs of the restored park.

 

III DUNDEE COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP GRANT AWARDS UP TO £500

 

There was submitted Report No 206-2009 by Co-Chair, Dundee Community Safety Partnership, detailing awards up to a value of 500 that had been made during the financial year 2008/2009.

 

The Committee noted the detailed payments outlined below:-

 

Name of Applicant

Grant Purpose

Grant Awarded

 

 

 

Smoking Prevention

Support smoking cessation groups

500

 

 

 

Dance Advance

Allow young people to explore community

safety issues through the medium of dance

500

 

 

 

Community Spirit

Support community safety event

470

 

 

 

Amina

Support community safety event

500

 

IV DUNDEE COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGY 2009/2012 AND ACTION PLAN - 1ST APRIL, 2009 - 31ST MARCH, 2009

 

There was submitted Report No 205-2009 by Co-Chair, Dundee Community Safety Partnership, seeking approval for the Community Safety Strategy 2009/2012 and Action Plan 1st April, 2009 - 31st March, 2010.

 

The Committee agreed to:-

 

(i) approve the Community Safety Strategy 2009/2012 and Action Plan 1st April, 2009 - 31st March, 2010 (Year 1);

 

(ii) approve the establishment of a single commissioning budget for the Dundee Community Safety Partnership by combining the Local Action Fund and the commissioning budget contained within the Community Safety Award;

 

(iii) approve the funding proposals as outlined in Appendix 3 of the report; and

 

(iv) note that the Community Safety Action Plan would be reviewed in October 2009 in line with all the other Single Outcome Agreement Delivery Plans.

 

V DUNDEE ICE ARENA - REVENUE SUPPORT 2009/2010

 

The Convener, Bailie Scott and Councillor McCready declared a non-financial interest in this item by virtue of their Council appointment to Dundee Ice Arena Board.

 

There was submitted Report No 180-2009 by Director of Leisure and Communities advising the Committee of a request for renewal of Revenue Grant funding to Dundee Ice Arena for the year 2009/2010.

 

The Committee approved the level of Revenue Grant funding amounting to 101,250 as set out in the report.

 

VI GRANT AWARDS UP TO £500 (2008/2009)

 

Councillor Macpherson declared a non-financial interest in this item by virtue of his attendance at West End Community Council meetings.

 

Councillors Black and Asif declared non-financial interests in this item by virtue of their Council appointments to the Grey Lodge Settlement Association Board.

 

There was submitted Report No 210-2009 by the Director of Leisure and Communities detailing awards up to the value of 500 that were made during the financial year 2008/2009.

 

The Committee noted the detailed payments as outlined below:-

 

Name of Applicant/Purpose

Grant Fund

Grant Awarded

 

 

 

Dance Advance

To assist with the costs of admin, publicity and training.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

Young Carers Project

(Part of the Princess Royal Trust)

To support the programme costs for a visit to London to meet other young carers.

 

 

 

Youth Investment

 

 

500

 

 

 

Volunteer Development Scotland

Annual membership fee. VDS is the national centre for volunteering in Scotland, promoting volunteering and developing initiatives and quality practice.

 

National Organisations

 

80

 

 

 

16-24 Literacies Project

To provide resources for the group to support the programmed activities.

 

Youth Investment

 

375

 

 

 

Dundee Youth Voice

To assist with costs of travel and accommodation when attending Scottish Youth Parliament general meetings.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

West End Community Council

To assist with the costs of the annual West End Christmas week celebrations.

 

Community Council Special Projects

 

500

 

 

 

Highwayman Youth Cafe

To provide monies to purchase resources to support specific learning programmes, as well as purchasing general resources for the group.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

Grey Lodge Settlement

To assist with the costs of the AAAA project which is for young people from across the City. The programme is to look at breaking down territorial carriers between these young people.

 

Youth Investment

 

400

 

 

 

Broughty Ferry Youth Group

To produce a DVD about the life of a young person in Broughty Ferry.

 

Youth Investment

 

400

 

 

 

Dryburgh Community Association

To assist with the running costs, rent, etc.

 

Non-Recurring Revenue

 

500

 

 

 

West Youth Team

Support for course from Ancrum Outdoor Activity Centre.

 

Youth Investment

 

100

 

 

 

North West Youth Team

Support for course from Ancrum Outdoor Activity Centre.

 

Youth Investment

 

100

 

Broughty Ferry Environmental Project

To assist with the cost of materials for a spray art project - group of 12-14 year olds.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

DISC Target Project Girls' Group

To enable to run the programme which is needs-led by the participants.

 

Youth Investment

 

205

 

 

 

Art Angel

To assist with rent and move to a new building.

 

Equality and Diversity

 

500

 

 

 

Community Spirit Community Action Group

To assist in the implementation of an action plan consisting of local people's views on key issues.

 

Non-Recurring Revenue

 

500

 

 

 

Tayside Chinese Community Centre

Contribution towards the costs of the Dragon Boat Race event in Broughty Ferry Harbour on 17/8/08.

 

Equality and Diversity

 

500

 

 

 

Changing Horizons

Youth group whose main interest is music. To assist with the costs of producing a CD for promotional purposes.

 

Youth Investment

 

450

 

 

 

BME Financial Inclusion Project

To finance a pilot for the project to deliver advice and information to the Chinese community in Dundee.

 

Equality and Diversity

 

500

 

 

 

6th/8th Dundee Boys' Brigade

Towards the costs of transport for the Pipe Band to participate in events across Scotland.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

Whitfield DJ's

To purchase a Pioneer CDJ 800.

 

Youth Investment

 

450

 

 

 

Young Suits (The Shore)

To help with the purchase of games, art materials, pool table and Wii.

 

Youth Investment

 

500

 

 

 

Grey Lodge Settlement

To assist with the costs for the return leg of a youth exchange with a group from India.

 

International Youth Work

 

500

 

VII ARMY CAREERS EXHIBITION

 

There was submitted Agenda Note AN97-2009 advising the Committee that a request had been received from the Army Careers Office to provide an Army Careers Exhibition at Camperdown park on 11th June, 2009 for invited schools.

 

The Committee agreed to approve the event having noted that the event would be subject to the necessary insurances being provided indemnifying the Council against damage to property, injury or loss of life etc to members of the public and in addition to any services being provided by the Department being paid for by the applicant. In addition, a competent Risk Assessment would be forwarded and approved by the relevant Council Officer prior to the event going ahead.

 

VIII SCOTTISH YOUTH PARLIAMENT

 

There was submitted Agenda Note AN98-2009 advising the Committee that the count for Dundee's elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament took place in The Shore on 28th March, 2009. Four members of the Scottish Youth Parliament had been elected. They were:-

 

Β— Matthew Landsburgh (16) from Grove Academy

Β— Laura Gorman (17) from Menzieshill High School

Β— Laura-Louise Martin (14) from Craigie High School

Β— Dale Whitton (15) from St John's RC High School

 

In total, 2,761 young people aged between 14 and 25 cast their vote representing an increase of more than 2,000 on the number of young people who participated in the same event in 2007.

 

The elections were co-ordinated by youth work staff from the Leisure and Communities Department with support from colleagues in schools and young people in the Schools Pupil Councils.

 

IX MUSIC PROJECTS FUND ALLOCATION

 

There was submitted Report No 216-2009 by Director of Leisure and Communities making recommendations for the allocation of grant awards from the Music Development Projects Fund.

 

The Committee approved the grants as detailed below:-

 

Organisation

Purpose of Award

Grant Awarded

 

 

 

RSNO

To support a five concert season at the Caird Hall.

14,000

 

 

 

Scottish Ensemble

To support a four concert season at the Marryat Hall and venues across Dundee and development of a lifelong learning programme.

4,000

 

 

 

Assembly Direct

To support the Dundee Jazz Festival and the development of the Youth Jazz stage at the Festival.

4,000

 

 

 

Dundee Blues Bonanza

To support Dundee Blues Bonanza 2009.

1,500

 

 

 

Children's Classic Concerts

To support a two concert seasons at the Marryat Hall.

500

 

 

 

Music in Hospitals

To support a series of concerts at Care Homes and Hospital wards throughout Dundee.

 

 

 

 

Caird Hall Programming

To support programming of Classical, Jazz and World music concerts at the Caird Complex.

3,000

 

X SERVICE PLAN 2007/2011: UPDATE

 

There was submitted Report No 226-2009 by Director of Leisure and Communities advising the Committee of progress with implementation of the Leisure and Communities Department Service Plan, which was approved by Committee in January 2008.

 

The Committee approved the revised table of Service Plan projects as detailed in the report.

 

XI DUNDEE FLOWER AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2009

 

There was submitted Agenda Note AN104-2009 advising the Committee that the Flower and Food Festival 2009 would be incorporating a Forestry Commission Marquee for the first time. The "Woodlands4Yew" would host exhibitions and points of interest highlighting forestry, trees and woodland awareness. Previously, the Forestry Committee had staged their own annual Woodfair in different parts of Scotland but had requested to be part of the Flower and Food Festival in 2009. This would be introduced this year as a trial and reviewed for future years.

 

The Committee noted this accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Bob DUNCAN, Convener.