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Declarations of Disposal Pecuniary and Other Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19-20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of interest.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: M Hamilton and G Harper.
To consider a report by the Assistant Chief Executive (Customer Access & Performance) which provides an update on the West Park Centre following it’s temporary closure due to health and safety concerns.
(Report to follow)
The Director of City Development and Chief Officer Strategy, Commissioning and Performance submitted a report which provided an update on the West Park Centre following its temporary closure due to health and safety concerns.
The following officers were in attendance:
Christine Addison, Acting Chief Asset Management Officer
Anne Chambers, Head of Corporate Property Management
Neil Charlesworth, Community Asset Officer
Sarah Sinclair, Chief Officer (Strategy, Commissioning and Performance) Children’s Services
Ken Morton, Young People & Skills, Children’s Services
Addressing the report, Christine Addison, Acting Chief Asset Management Officer confirmed that the decision to temporarily close the West Park Centre was made following receipt of information which suggested that the existing electrical system was potentially dangerous and a health and safety concern.
The Acting Chief Asset Management Officer reported that in considering the information available to her, she took the view, that in light of the health and safety concerns raised (risk of electrocution), this was an emergency situation and arrangements be made for it’s immediate temporary closure.
Councillor Atha sought clarification that the building was being closed on a “temporary basis”
The Acting Chief Asset Management Officer confirmed that the decision taken was the temporary closure of the centre.
In brief summary the following issues were highlighted:
Councillor Yeadon requested that a list of the user groups and where they had been reallocated to, be supplied to Committee Members.
The Chief Officer (Strategy, Commissioning and Performance) Children’s Services confirmed that the requested information would be supplied to Committee Members.
In drawing the discussion to a conclusion the Chair said, it was the view of the Area Committee that the West Park Centre was a valuable community asset and a well used facility. It was important that inspection works were undertaken without delay and any repair works be carried out in order to regain the operational use of the building.
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