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 Stapleford Town Council Meeting 21st February 2014

14th February 2014 Stapleford Community Group, Stapleford Town Centre Management Group, Stapleford Town Council, Upcoming Events Tags: 2 Comments

Friday 21st February 2014 at 7.00p.m.

In the Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford, Notts.

 AGENDA

1 Apologies for absence

(The Town Clerk will report any apologies for absence she has received in writing prior to the start of the meeting.)     

2 Declarations of interest

(Members will be invited to declare any interests they may have on any item to be discussed at the meeting.  They will also be advised that should it become apparent to any Member during the meeting that they do have an interest in a particular item they should alert the Chair and the Town Clerk immediately.)

3 Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on10th January 2014                      

4 Minutes of the Planning and Environment Committee held on 7th February 2014

5 Minutes of the Finance and General purposes Committee held on 7th February 2014

6 Request(s) made by any member of the public to address the Town Council  

7  Town Mayor’s Engagements                                                                   
8 Commemoration of the Commencement of World War 1    

 (There are two reports for the Town Council’s consideration regarding this Anniversary)

9 Allotments                                                                     
10 Town Centre Team         

(To consider any implications for the Town Council re the Town Centre Team and receive feedback following a Meeting held between the Leader of the Town Council and the Town Centre Manager) 

11 Benches – Gibbons Avenue, Stapleford        
(Following an initiative of Councillor J McGrath’s, Broxtowe Borough Council is requesting the assistance of the Town Council with the cost of installation worksfor the installation of benches on Gibbons Ave.)

12  Filming of Town Council Meetings and Provision of Agenda for the General Public                                                  

 (To consider a request from Stapleford Community Group to Film Town Council Meetings)

13  Stapleford Matters           

(These Items are placed on the Agenda to enable feedback to Members regarding this matter)

 Policing In Stapleford

Parking in Stapleford:  Including Parking Problems – Wellington Street.  

Traffic Management Issues – Warren Avenue at its junction with Derby Road.

 14 Core Strategy

 (Latest update on this matter)

 15  Planning Applications

 13/00322/OUT Nags Head and Plough and Pinfold Estate, Nottingham Road, Stapleford  

 Outline planning permission for 50 dwellings.

 16  Correspondence   

Residents Query Ms B Mills by email: The Town Clerk will report her response

 Broxtowe Borough Council: Boundary Review    

17 Items For Future Agenda

 (The Leader of the Town Council invites Members to submit items for inclusion on future Agenda for Town Council Meetings.  Any items submitted this evening are not for discussion at this meeting but may be considered for a future date.)  

18 Payments                                                                                                               
Date of next meeting. The next Meeting of Stapleford Town Council will be held on Friday 4th  April 2014 at 7.00p.m.

2 Comments

  1. Council meetings are public meetings. Elected representatives and council officers acting in the public sphere should expect to be held to account for their comments and votes in such meetings. The rules require councils to provide reasonable facilities for any member of the public to report on meetings. Councils should thus allow the filming of councillors and officers at meetings that are open to the public. The Data Protection Act does not prohibit such overt filming of public meetings. Councils may reasonably ask for the filming to be undertaken in such a way that it is not disruptive or distracting to the good order and conduct of the meeting. As a courtesy, attendees should be informed at the start of the meeting that it is being filmed; we recommend that those wanting to film liaise with council staff before the start of the meeting. The council should consider adopting a policy on the filming of members of the public speaking at a meeting, such as allowing those who actively object to being filmed not to be filmed, without undermining the broader transparency of the meeting

  2. Grenville Green 8 years Reply

    All main councils by law have to allow meetings to be recorded / filmed. Therefore members of Town and Parish councils should not object to their public meetings being recorded.

    To try and encourage people to take an interest in politics, the first Speakers Corner outside London came to Nottingham. Stapleford Town council, could be the first local council to show they are not afraid of being recorded.

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