Community Plan Committee Meeting

MINUTES of the meeting held 5th March 2024

In attendance:

Cllr Dawn Clark

Cllr Alan Coiley

Cllr Martin Edwards

Cllr Sally Graham

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Toni Mortimer

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

Cllr Ben Wye

CP/23/4/1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllr Irene Faseyi
CP/23/4/2 To note declarations of Members’ interests


CP/23/4/3 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Community Plan Committee meeting held on 23rd January 2024

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

CP/23/4/4 Public Participation:


A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments that relate to the items within the agenda.


i.           The following question was submitted via email:

I would like the following question put to this evenings community plan committee.
In 2022,The Nantwich Road Action Group were awarded funding to buy Christmas trees to put on shop fronts along Nantwich Road. As no trees were purchased it was subsequently resolved to inform the action group to either buy trees or return the no trees were installed last Christmas, has the action group returned the funding it received?


The Chair responded:

That the Nantwich Road Action Group returned the lit mesh balls to the supplier and now have the Christmas trees and lights.


ii.         A representative of Connecting Communities in Crewe gave addressed the committee in relation to agenda item 6.7, introducing the group and their ambitions for a Crewe Carnival.

Members expressed support for the principle and ambition but identified that the undertaking was of scale and required a lot of planning and resources.


CP/23/4/5 To review the year- to- date financial position for the Community Plan Committee.

The report was noted

CP/23/4/6 To consider matters related to grant applications received from:


  Organisation Purpose Amount
6.1 South Cheshire CLASP Our Space life skills workshop £1210
  Members commented that more detailed information on the specific actions taking place within a grant proposal would be helpful in the future
RESOLVED: That a grant of £1,210 is approved  
6.2 Malayali Association Crewe (MAC) MAC Junior Club £1550
  RESOLVED: That a grant of £550 is approved subject to details of how the resources will be used and confirmation of funding for room hire.
6.3 Crewe Creative Champions  Steampunk Hattrick £1868.80
  RESOLVED: That a grant of £1622.80 is approved (noting that the funding request for mural removal and insurance was not included in this approval)
6.4 Crewe Clean Team Save our Swifts (SOS) Crewe£2350 £2350
  RESOLVED: That a grant of £2350 is approved  
6.5 The Lighthouse centre Valley Park Festival – Community Fun Day £2500
  RESOLVED: That the application is deferred to seek further detail on why there is a charge for the fire service; evidence of the quotes for the bouncy castles and clarification that insurance is not funded within this grant scheme.
6.6 Hope4More The Hope Project £1430
  It was commented that hire of table cloths was not considered a priority funding request
  RESOLVED: That the application is deferred to seek more detailed information on specifics associated with the listed activities.
6.7 Connecting Communities in Crewe Our Crewe 2024 Carnival £2256
  RESOLVED: That the application is deferred to seek far greater detailed information
CP/23/4/7 To provide an end of grant update to members regarding groups funded by the small grants scheme within the last financial year.

The update was noted

CP/23/4/8 To provide an update to members on the progress of the Business Delivery Plan 2023-24.

The detailed update on delivery of work for 2023/24 was welcomed

  CP/23/4/9 To provide an update to members on the progress of our White Ribbon plans.

The update was noted

 P/23/4/10 To provide an update to members on the draft Business Delivery Plan 2024-25

RESOLVED: That the committee Business Delivery Plan is approved and recommended to council for inclusion in the corporate Business Delivery Plan for 2024/25

CP/23/4/11 To note the proposed date of the next meeting on Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 6pm.


Meeting closed at 7pm

Chair   Cllr Dawn Clark

Clerk   P Turner

Meeting documents

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