Agenda and minutes

Policy Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 4th October 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1-2, City Hall. View directions

Contact: Claire Turner, Democratic Services Officer  (01522 873619)

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Confirmation of Minutes - 16 August 2022 pdf icon PDF 142 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 August 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest

Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.


No declarations of interest were received.


Sincil Bank Regeneration pdf icon PDF 7 MB


Paul Carrick, Neighbourhood Working Manager:


a)     gave a power point presentation on the Sincil Bank Regeneration and covered the following main points:


·         Place shaping Strategy

·         Early Successes – Improving the Street scene

·         Our Six Priorities/ Physical Interventions

·         Creating Open/ Green Spaces

·         Archer Street Former Play Area

·         Area Under Pelham Bridge

·         Chelmsford Street

·         Kesteven Street/ Tentercroft Street

·         Redesign of Highways Infrastructure/ Urban Design

·         Hermit Street Redevelopment

·         Residents Parking

·         Palmer Street Garage Site

·         Cleaner Safer Streets

·         Cleaner Safer Streets – CCTV

·         Cleaner Safer Streets – Fly Tipping Week of Action

·         Community Leadership

·         Lessons Learnt


b)    invited members questions and comments


Members discussed the presentation in detail and praised the work that had been undertaken in the Sincil Bank area. They asked the following questions and received relevant responses from Officers.


Question: Asked if the CCTV that covered most of Sincil Bank had helped to address the issue of fly tipping.

Response: The installation of CCTV had been very successful in addressing fly tipping.


Question: Referred to the area under Pelham Bridge and asked if the intention was for the area to be open to the public.

Response: The area would be leased to the Bridge Church, the Council would support the Church with a consultation and feasibility exercise to find out how the community would like the area to be used.


Question: Referred to the potential skate park at Kesteven Street and asked if the Council would support the project.

Response: The project was in its early stages, there was a small pot of money that was available to be used for either this project or another scheme, the decision would be subject to Executive approval.


Question: Referred to Chelmsford Street and asked if the Landlord was working with the Council.

Response: The Landlords would be working with the Council, enforcement powers could be used and also we would work with the Planning Department.


Comment: It was good to see that residents parking was being implemented and the rat runs were being addressed.

Response: : At community meetings the first thing that was asked for was to address the parking in the area. Lincolnshire County Council were currently consulting on Residents Parking with a view to a report going to their Planning and Regulation Committee Residents early next year


Question: Referred to Palmer Street and asked if this would be made into a green space.

Response: The project was in its early stages, residents had asked for green space and would also like accommodation as well.


Question: Referred to the Hermit Street Redevelopment and asked how the community had been involved in the project.

Response: We had worked closely with all of the residents on Hermit Street. Prior to the pandemic there was residents groups, which would be back up and running soon.


Question: Asked if students in the area were engaged with the team.

Response: The Student Union had been involved with the Neighbourhood Board, also lots of projects had been undertaken for example the school  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.


Health Scrutiny Update


The Chair of Policy Scrutiny Committee advised that due to the national period of mourning the Health Scrutiny Committee due to be held on 14th September 2022 had been postponed and would now be held on 12 October 2022. An update would be provided at the next meeting of Policy Scrutiny Committee.



Policy Scrutiny Work Programme 2022-23 and Executive Work Programme Update pdf icon PDF 11 KB

Additional documents:


The Chair:


a.    presented the report ‘Policy Scrutiny Work Programme 2022-23 and Executive Work Programme Update’.


b.    presented the Executive Work Programme September 2022 – August 2023.


c.    requested councillors to submit what items they wished to scrutinise from the Executive Work Programme and policies of interest.


d.    invited members questions and comments.


The Chair requested that a report on the Shared Prosperity Fund be added to the work programme for 10th January 2022. She confirmed she would ask attendance at the next meeting for an update on UK Shared Prosperity Fund.





1.    the work Policy Scrutiny work programme be noted.


2.    the Executive work programme be noted.