Community Plan Committee

Minutes of the Community Plan Committee Meeting held on 14th March 2023

In attendance:

Cllr Martin Edwards

Cllr Nan Walton

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllr Benn Minshall, Cllr Alan Coiley, Cllr Dawn Clark, Cllr Tom Dunlop, Cllr Tess Buckley, Cllr Hazel Faddes
2   To note declarations of Members’ interests
  Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 6.8 17th South West Cheshire Scout Group.

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 7.1 Crewe Veterans Hub.

3 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Community Plan Committee meeting held on 23rd January 2023

RESOLVED:  That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.

4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.

·        There were no comments or questions from the public.

5 To review the year- to- date financial position for the Community Plan Committee.

The year-to-date position was noted by members.

6 To consider matters related to grant applications received from:

  Organisation Purpose Amount
6.1 Vesta SFS


Friday Reset – deferred from last meeting.

To award funds of £2498

6.2 Circus Starr


Circus Starr Show Crewe

To award funds of £2500

6.3 Friends for Leisure


Volunteering programme

To award funds of £1800

6.4 Friends of Queens Park


Wildlife boards in Children’s play area


To defer the decision until the next meeting

6.5 St Michael’s Dance Troupe


Training kit


To award funds of £1520

6.6 Family Ties CIC


Family first drop in

To award funds of £2500

6.7 The Dove Service


Dove buddies – Crewe

To award funds of £2500

6.8 17th South West Cheshire Scout Group


Final phase – New scout hut



To award funds of £2500 subject to a caveat





To provide an end of grant update to members regarding groups fund by the small grants scheme within the last financial year.

The updates were welcomed and noted. Members thanked the organisations and Officers for their work.

To consider a variation of a Grant request from Crewe Veterans Hub.

RESOLVED:  The variation was noted and approved.

8 Mayoral Engagements for 2022-23

The updates were noted. Members thanked Cllr Walton for her successful year as Mayor.

9 To provide an update to members on the progress of the Business Delivery Plan 2022-23.

Members noted the update of the business delivery plan.

10 To consider the committee’s draft budget for 2023/24.  


i.                  That the committee’s Business Delivery Plan is approved and recommended to Council for adoption.

ii.                That delivery and approval for spend of the Key Community Support Fund EMR is delegated to the Clerk and Community Officer in consultation with the chair of the committee.

11 To note the proposed date of the next meeting on Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 2pm.

Members noted the date of the next meeting.


Meeting closed at 6.59pm

Chair:  Cllr Martin Edwards

Clerk:   J.Dow

Meeting documents

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