Community Plan Committee Meeting

 Minutes of the Community Plan Committee Meeting held on 5th September 2023

 In attendance: Cllr Dawn Clark, Cllr Alan Coiley, Cllr Jill Rhodes, Cllr Lena Hogben, Cllr Ben Wye, Cllr Toni Mortimer, Cllr Kevin Murray, Cllr Martin Edwards, Cllr Sally Graham

CP/23/2/1 To receive apologies for absence:
  Cllr Irene Faseyi, Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis
CP/23/2/2 To note declarations of Members’ interests:
  Cllr Alan Coiley declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 10

Cllr Ben Wye declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 7.3 & 7.5

Cllr Dawn Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 10

Cllr’s Dawn Clark, Jill Rhodes, Martin Edwards, Alan Coiley declared a non-pecuniary interest in the agenda as Cheshire East members.

CP/23/2/3 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Community Plan Committee meeting held on 14th March 2023

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

CP/23/2/4 Public Participation
A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments in relation to the published agenda items.

There were no comments or questions from the public.

CP/23/2/5 To discuss matters relating to the CVSCE Food Mapping project as described in the full agenda.

·         Members appreciated and noted the Food Mapping update

CP/23/2/6 To review the year-to-date financial position for the Community Plan Committee.

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

CP/23/2/7 To consider matters related to grant applications received from:

Organisation Purpose Amount
7.1 Cheshire & Warrington Young Carers Trust


Relax & take care of yourself



To award funds of £2325

7.2 Sherborne Community Group


Branching out


To defer the decision until the next meeting providing the opportunity for clarity and confirmation regarding match funding




Alpha Omega (WPS) Foundation



Safety inside out hub


To award partial funding of £1860

7.4 Motherwell


Encourage, Inspire, Empower

To award funds of £2481 by exception with a view to the provision of a service level agreement  from the Wellbeing budget for future years

7.5 Crewe Amateur Musical Society (CAMS)


Unprecedented times



To award funds of £2500

7.6 Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club


Equipment & training for the athletes of Crewe & Nantwich

To award partial funding of £1600

CP/23/2/8 To provide an end of grant update to members regarding groups funded by the small grants scheme within the last financial year.

·         The updates were welcomed and noted.

CP/23/2/9 To request an allocation of funding to support debt counselling in Crewe

RESOLVED: Members agreed to allocate £2500 of funding for 3 years from the Wellbeing budget line.

CP/23/2/10 To provide an update to members on the progress of the Business Delivery Plan 2023-24.

·         Members noted the update of the business delivery plan.

 CP/23/2/11 To provide members with an update regarding Crewe Library

RESOLVED: That the committee budgets to fund 7.5 hours per week of the 10 hour funding shortfall as informed by Cheshire East Council.

CP/23/2/12 To request approval of the new Grants Guidance Policy effective September 2023

RESOLVED: That the amended policy is approved and recommended to Council for adoption.

CP/23/2/13 Budget setting 2024-25

·         It was agreed that the draft committee budget should be amended to reflect a commissioning model of community service delivery and a reduction in civic expenditure. The amended draft community plan budget to be circulated  to the committee for comments and seek consensus on the draft budget that will be recommended to council.

CP/23/2/14 To note the proposed date of the next meeting on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 6pm.

·         Members noted the date of the next meeting


Meeting closed at 8.03pm

Chair: Cllr Dawn Clark

Clerk: J. Dow

Meeting documents

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