Agenda and minutes

Community Select Committee
Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

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

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 38 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2018 be approved as a correct record.


North Derbyshire CCG - Care Closer to Home Update


Jonathan Wardle, Senior Commissioning Manager from North Derbyshire CCG was in attendance to provide members with an update around the Better Care Closer to Home project, as well as issues around access to mental health beds following the closure of Spencer Ward.


Members were given an overview of the aims of the Joined Up Care Project, which was a place based approach to keeping people healthy in partnership with the NHS, local councils and the voluntary and community sector.  There are eight Place Alliances within Derbyshire, the High Peak being one (excluding Glossop), and reference was made to the unique patient flows from the area into Greater Manchester and Stockport.  Place Alliances focus on supporting people to stay well for longer through a consistent set of work areas and a focus on what local people need in that area, and through the promotion of healthy choices, healthy environments and resilient communities.  The care principles supporting the vision were to keep people safe and healthy, at home and independent, avoiding institutional care where appropriate. A person centred approach is taken, with people being involved in their own care and the design of services.  A Place Board sets the framework for the Place Alliances, with the involvement of key local decision makers.  The aims of the project included high quality co-ordinated care at home and in the community, targeted support and improved outcome for frail older people and their carers, reduced avoidable admissions and re-admissions, reduced admissions from care homes and healthier communities.  Within High Peak, there was a particular focus on falls as there were a higher than average number within the area.  This included raising awareness and understanding of how to prevent falls among older people, different levels of intervention for each community and support including awareness packs and falls champions.  Specific communication and engagement was being undertaken within each Place.


Members expressed concern regarding the reduction in local services including GPs and district nurses, and issues such as isolation are being exacerbated by reductions in bus services.  The view was expressed that there was little integration between services and lack of communication which needed to be addressed.  It was also commented that community development work was required to encourage community resilience which is at the centre of the Place approach. 


Regarding access to functional beds at Stockport, members were advised that a protocol had now been put in place confirming who is responsible for the beds, namely, Pennine Health Care, and there are 8 functional mental health beds, 4 for those aged under 65 years.  There were 32 beds at Walton, and some were always occupied by High Peak patients.  Specific numbers would be circulated.


Regarding Better Care Closer to Home, the number of beds at Fenton Ward would be reduced from 16 – 8 after the winter period in the new year. 6 beds would be opening at Thomas Fields which would be community support beds, which would be carer led but not 24 hour nursing beds. Once  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19/21


Derbyshire Police Update


Inspector Nick Reason provided the committee with an update on the work of Derbyshire Police in the area.  There were two main stations within High Peak at Glossop and Buxton where full time officers and the Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) were based.  The SNT in Chapel en le Frith was to be co-located at the fire station, which would not be used as a police station, but rather as a base for the SNT.  There had been a change of priorities where more education was on-going around cyber crime, and the community support officers were now more digitally enabled.  There would be particular emphasis on drug dealing, cross border crime and drink driving.


It was suggested that online crime could be targeted more efficiently if it would dealt with centrally, to which reference was made to national campaigns and Action Fraud.


Concern was expressed regarding vehicles parked on pavements in Glossop and the use of mobile phones while driving.


Reference was also made to vulnerable communities and increased drug dealing in particular areas, and suggested that random patrols would be effective in the area.




That Inspector Reason be thanked for his presentation, and a further update would be welcomed next year.


Royal Bank of Scotland Closures - Buxton and Chapel en le Frith

Links to the Royal Bank of Scotland information about branch closures are attached:





Branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland were to close, in Buxton and Chapel en le Frith on 30 January 2019.


Representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland had been invited to attend this meeting to discuss the matter, and Members were disappointed that no representatives of RBS were in attendance.


The following comments were made in respect to the closures:


·       Concern regarding the effect on older people in the area who may be less comfortable with using online banking, and are probably more likely to use cheques and therefore visit branches. It was requested that RBS consider the provision of a mobile branch in the affected areas, which given their rural location, would be greatly beneficial to residents and the wider community.


·       It was acknowledged that some banking transactions could be done via local post offices.  However, concern was expressed regarding the accessibility of some branches within the affected area.  Particular reference was made to Chapel en le Frith post office which has poor access for the disabled.


·       ATMs – although there are two ATMs outside the bank in Chapel en le Frith, the comment was made that one is frequently out of use due to scamming.




That the above comments be forwarded to the Royal Bank of Scotland for their consideration.




Declaration of an Air Quality Management Area on part of the Woodhead Road (A628) Tintwistle pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the making of an Air Quality Management Area along the Woodhead Road in Tintwistle, from the Bank Lane / Woodhead Road Junction and Old Road / Woodhead Road Junction.


Monitoring was also in place along the A57 and A6, the results of which were awaited. 




That the Executive be recommended to make an Order under Section 83 of the Environment Act 1995 declaring and Air Quality Management Area in the form attached at appendix 2 to the report.


Environmental Enforcement Annual Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB


The Committee considered an update on environmental enforcement and proposed changes to the levels of the fixed penalty notices issued by the Council.  An updated list of enforcement activity was circulated at the meeting.


The Executive Councillor commented on the increased numbers of fixed penalty notices issued, and that the proposed increased fixed penalty amount of £120 would enable more enforcement and education to be provided.




That the Executive be requested to:

·         Note the content of the report;

·         Approve the changes to the fixed penalty payments and arrangements.


Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 20 KB


It was requested that the future of Glossop Post Office be monitored, and that the CCG be requested to circulate the additional information requested in writing, rather than being asked to attend the next meeting.




That the Select Committee Work Programme be noted.