Agenda and draft minutes

Goldthorpe Town Deal Board - Thursday, 19th November, 2020 2.00 pm


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Contact: Elizabeth Steel / Jessica Whiting 

Items
No. Item

69.

Apologies

Speaker: Chair

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Gavin McMurty, Alan Joyce and Jess Whiting.

70.

Update from Chair

Minutes:

A welcome was given to John Healey MP. With regret, Andy Hyde has had to resign from the board due to business circumstances arising from COVID-19.

 

71.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Speaker: Chair

Minutes:

The minutes were accepted as a true record.

72.

Declaration of Interest

Speaker: All

Minutes:

It is important to declare any conflicts of interest.

 

Andy Lock declared interest in Project C.

 

73.

Town Plan Update: Purple Cabinet Outcome

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

We are working towards the submission of the Town Investment Plan by 11th December. Substantial progress has been made. Formal sign off from board of draft town investment plan. The first meeting has taken place with overwhelming support from cabinet. Formal approval will be at the next cabinet meeting.

74.

Accelerated Funding

Speaker: Sophie Moore

Minutes:

Five projects were outlined where work is progressing:

 

Community Orchard: Procurement and contract documents being developed.

Embankment: This is progressing well. Handrails installed next week. Obtaining quotes for CCTV and paving.

Strategic demolition of the market: We are currently looking at numbers in terms of stalls on the High Street.

Green active travel route: We are looking at funding.

Strategic acquisition: Negotiations have reopened with the site owner.

 

Andy Lock declared interest in project C.

 

75.

Town Investment Plan Presentation

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

The Town Investment Plan is for up to £25 million. There is an option to apply for up to £50 million but this means there is an extra level of scrutiny. The plan should reflect local needs, have 90% capital funding and cover period of 5 years. We want the projects to support the wider community.

 

We are over £25 million. Third party level of investment is at approximately £31M.

 

We are looking towards submitting the Town Investment Plan and agree terms with central government.

 

76.

Key Decision Required by Board

Speaker: All

Minutes:

A robust discussion was held by board members around the level of risk associated with submitting an investment plan ask of over £25 million. Members stressed it was important that the bid should fully reflect the scale of ambition the board has for Goldthorpe by the proposed Investment Plan projects selected and the opportunity the funding offers to help regenerate and revitalise the area. After much discussion a decision was made by the board to submit a bid for over £25 million.

 

77.

Government Updates

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

No update from the last board meeting.

78.

Sheffield City Region Updates

Speaker: Jennefer Holmes

Minutes:

Transport for the North Board have approved the preferred routes. A letter to Government has been sent, waiting for indication in spending review. Early next year for the policy direction.

79.

Project Governance and Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

It is important to declare any conflicts of interest.

 

The updated TIP was presented in a short presentation. It was met with positive feedback and a big improvement. Revisions to be made before the next meeting.

80.

Issues, Risks and Decisions

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

The main risk is the value of the Town Investment Plan. We may get pushed back but there will be an opportunity to revise and resubmit.

81.

Forward Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

The Town Investment Plan passed purple cabinet, with white cabinet to take place on 2nd December. The TIP is to be submitted by 11th December.

82.

Town Board Sub Group and Business Forum

Speaker: Claire Dawson

Minutes:

83.

Any Other Business

Speaker: All

Minutes:

It was agreed that each project area will be sponsored by a Town Board member. This is to be added as an agenda item for the next board meeting.

 

An invitation has been extended to the Barnsley MBC Chief Executive to attend a future meeting.

 

84.

Goldthorpe Full Fibre Roll-out by Openreach pdf icon PDF 571 KB

Speaker: Matthew Lovegrove, Openreach

Minutes:

Goldthorpe has one central in the town that is connected by copper. Deployed broadband into green cabinets, closer to the houses, aligned with the goal of development in the area.

 

4.5 million homes by 2021. 20 million by 2025. There is framework in place to look at digital skills pathways.

 

85.

Active Travel - Tranche 2

Speaker: Tracey Brewer, BMBC

Minutes:

The Transforming Cities Fund of £400,000 has been awarded and some direction is required on how best to spend it. A level of engagement and consultation with residents is needed.

 

86.

Shaping Places Bid - Round 2

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

The outline of the bid has made it through to the next round, through to 14 authorities.

 

LGC have paused their programme; it will restart in January. The delivery team has been established and there is the opportunity to look for more money.