Leadgate Area Partnership Meeting-Jan 2017

Here is an overview (not a full record)  of the Jan 2017 Leadgate Area Partnership meeting – minutes of the meeting will be shared in due course

There was a presenation by Vicky Rowell from Consett YMCA to introduce what they get involved in to support local area youngsters

They were involved in a sucessful funding application in 2010 and keen to explore working with Leadgate based youngsters again including working with the Partnership to look at making funding applications to support activities. They will be looking to visit and do an introduction at Leadgate Youth Club in due course.

Then there were the Counciler Reports from Alan Shields and Watt Sterling. New Road signage and speeding was mentioned and also details of “traffic audit” which is being carried out. Further information will be in the minutes

Then an update on Watling Woods project (Tesco Bags for Help £10k) with site meeting proposed for Feb 1st 2017. More updates will follow in due course

Finance was discussed and to enable fund raising the “running costs” of the Partnership will be confirmed so that a fund raising event can be arranged to hopefully cover these

Leadgate Taskforce reported they had held first meeting and set out their Aims for 2017. Minutes for the Taskforce meeting can be viewed here

http://www.leadgatevillage.org.uk/links.html

There was also a discussion regarding looking at getting a Defibulator for the village via the British Heart Foundation. More needs to looked into including how many might be needed and also the possible use of old BT boxes for secure storage- thanks to the Councilers for making us aware of this. More details to follow

Noted that a Drop Session to meet local police and also Neighbourhood Warden has been arranged for Weds 25th Jan 3.30pm at Leadgate Community Centre to address concerns inclduing dog fouling, speeding and anti social behaviour

Martin Boyle also mentioned a related issue on dog fouling and damage to fences at Park Villas

Minutes of the meeting were taken by Andy Plant and subject to his commitments minutes will be shared when availableF55A0618_1

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