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Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Of the meetings held on 30th January 2019 and 4th February 2019 to be approved and signed.

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Proposed Committee Performance Scorecard for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

That the Communities Committee consider the proposed content of the Communities Performance Scorecard for 2019/20.

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Integrated use of the Increased Better Care Fund - Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Allocation pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To note the allocation of £75,600 received by the Council for ‘In-year Disabled Facilities Grant Funding’ from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to Worcestershire County Council to support the ongoing delivery of Minor Adaptions work.


Management Options - Tennis in Parks pdf icon PDF 182 KB

That the Committee:


1.1 Approves the provision of tennis court usage at Cripplegate and Gheluvelt Parks to be changed from open access provision to an operator led ‘pay & play’ bookable facility (in line with fees and charges agreed by the Policy and Resources Committee in February 2019) with a level of designated free to use sessions to be confirmed;


1.2 Authorises the Corporate Director (Homes and Communities) to enter into a grant and loan agreement with the Lawn Tennis Association for the Worcester Tennis Networks up to a maximum sum of £214,000;


1.3Authorises the Corporate Director (Homes and Communities) to commence a procurement process for the appointment of a commercial operator to manage the tennis facilities at Cripplegate and Gheluvelt parks on behalf of the Council in order to implement the Worcester Tennis Networks scheme; and


1.4Receives a further report for approval, on the outcome of the procurement negotiations set out at recommendation 1.3 above, before any contracts are concluded, in order to determine the final arrangements for the implementation of the Worcester Tennis Networks scheme.


Worcester Community Trust Progress and Business Plan Update pdf icon PDF 120 KB

That Committee notes the progress that has been made by Worcester Community Trust, including an update of its Business Plan with financial and management assistance from this Council.


Review of the Hosting of Whippet Racing at Perdiswell pdf icon PDF 102 KB

That the Committee note the findings of the review and actions set out at Appendix 1 and delegate authority to the Corporate Director (Homes and Communities) to agree the terms of a licence with the Whippet Club to regulate the ongoing use of the Perdiswell site for whippet racing.

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Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.


Freedom Leisure - Transfer of Creche to Perdiswell Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 107 KB

1.     That Committee notes the transfer of crèche facilities provided by Freedom Leisure from St Johns Sports Centre to Perdiswell Leisure Centre; and


2.     That Committee recommend to Council on 26th March 2019 the fees & charges proposed for the crèche facility at Perdiswell Leisure Centre as set out in this report at para 2.11 – 2.12.


Item Involving the Disclosure of Exempt Information

The Committee is invited to pass the following resolution:-


That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act.




Worcester Community Trust Progress and Business Plan Update

To consider an update of the Business Plan (Appendix 1) with a separate summary sheet overview for key finance and governance (Appendix 2).