Agenda and minutes

Community Select Committee
Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email:

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To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

i)              Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii)             Other Interests


Councillor Greenhalgh declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 5, “Places for People Leisure Annual Action Plan” (reason: works for The Bureau who receive a financial contribution towards a member of staff’s salary from Places for people Leisure – HPBC leisure contractor


Councillor Thrane declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 7, “Buxton TIC – Proposals for new management arrangements” (reason: Council nominee on Crescent Trust) and withdrew from the meeting during the consideration and voting thereon


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 41 KB




That, subject to the amendment of minute 19/1 to refer to Communty Select Committee, the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2018 be approved as a correct record.


Places for People Leisure Annual Action Plan Update pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:


Aidan Hall and Charlotte Leonhardsen (Health and Wellbeing Manager) provided the committee with an update on the performance of Places for People Leisure (PfPL) in 2017-2018.


The report set out the actions set for the 2017 – 18 period, 16 of which were achieved (38%), which was disappointing.  It was noted that a number of the actions and targets in the plan were unrealistic due to delays in appointing to the Health & Wellbeing Manager post.  The 2018/19 action plan was appended to the report which supported the aims of the Council’s Sport & Physical Activity Strategy.


The remit of the Health & Wellbeing Manager post was outlined to the committee, which was a jointly funded post with the Bureau, based in Glossop. The role included tasks such as working with GP surgeries, volunteers, focus on COPD, people suffering with dementia and long term conditions and the exercise referral scheme. A swimming and sports development manager had also been appointed working across all 4 sites, who had a focus of children’s activities, swimming lesson development, gymnastics development in New Mills and Glossop, sports hall development and place based activities.


In response to concerns expressed regarding performance last year, and reporting mechanisms, the committee were assured that the actions for 2018/19 were realistic and achievable and that the action plan was reviewed on a quarterly basis to enable any issues with non-compliance to be flagged up.


It was queried whether there was any scope for reduced membership fees for those who successfully completed the 12 week GP referral course to assist those who might otherwise be financially excluded, and to increase completion rates.


The provision for 13 – 16 year olds was queried, and members were advised that a number of taster sessions had been offered such as dancercise and re-bound, but that this age range remained challenging to engage.  It was noted that since 2008, attendances generally had increased by 40%, with the largest increases being in swimming and gym use.




1.    That the performance of PfPL against the actions contained within their 2017 – 2018 Annual Action Plan (Appendix A) be noted;


2.    That the actions contained within the 2018 – 2019 Annual Action Plan with its associated targets and outcomes be noted.


Glossopdale Biodegradable Liners Trial Update pdf icon PDF 173 KB


The Committee were provided with an update on the Glossopdale compostable liners trial which sought to investigate the impact providing residents with compostable liners had on the amount of food waste recycled and the impact on wider recycling performance.  The Committee were advised of proposals to amend and extend the scheme to another collection round to provide comparative data.


In response to a query regarding the liners, members were advised that a key aspect of the project was to ensure that the liners composted within 3 months and did not affect the quality of the compost which had been achieved.  A key issue was to ensure that residents used the correct liners, and communication would be undertaken around local stockists.  The importance of effective communication with residents was stressed by members.




1.    That the proposed amendments to the original trial be noted;


2.    That the proposed continuation of the trial in Glossopdale be noted; and


3.    That the proposed expansion of the trial to a further collection round in Buxton.






Buxton TIC - Proposal for new management arrangements pdf icon PDF 53 KB


The Committee considered the proposed future management arrangements for Buxton Tourist Information Centre and retail at Pavilion Gardens.


It was reported the Executive would not be quorate to make a decision on this item due to two members needing to declare interests so therefore, the decision on this item would be made via an Individual Executive Decision.


Whilst it was commented that residents were widely supportive of the proposal, assurances were sought around the future of the retail and gallery operations.  The Committee were advised that this formed part of the outsourcing arrangements for the Pavilion Gardens and it would be for the operators to decide whether or not these functions would be retained.




1.    That the Executive be requested to approve the recommendation to transfer the management and operation of the Buxton Tourist Information Centre (TIC) to the Pump Room and Crescent Experience (Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust) on the terms as set out within the report;


2.    That the making of the decision via an Individual Executive Decision (IED) be supported.






Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 20 KB


The following additions were requested to be added to the work programme:

·         An update on the Better Care Closer to Home Programme

·         Glossop Household Recycling Centre – determine whether any changes are planned, and if not, delete from work programme

·         Members requested that they be able to accompany the enforcement team on visits, which would be arranged

·         An update on the DFRS consultation around the removal of the aerial ladder platform from Buxton




That subject to the above amendments, the Select Committee Work Programme be noted.



Exclusion of press and public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972




That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972


Exempt Minutes of the previous meeting




That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2018 be approved as a correct record.