Agenda and draft minutes

Community Forum (Clanfield, Horndean & Rowlands Castle)
Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Barton Hall - Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross, Horndean, PO8 9PQ. View directions

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

8.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any matters the Chairman wishes to report since the last meeting of the Forum.

Minutes:

The Chairman informed the meeting that he had agreed that item 5 on the agenda the presentation “Get East Hants Working” would be considered as the second item on the agenda. After the presentation the meeting would return to the usual format.

9.

Get East Hants Working - Apprenticeship Fair pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Following “The Get East Hants Working Apprenticeship Fair” the Community Forum will have a presentation on apprenticeships with the following guest speakers.

 

·                     Cllr Glynis Watts, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, who will talk about the EHDC Apprenticeship Scheme;

·                     Martin Kiddey, a local business owner and apprenticeship champion;

·                     Judith Moule, ETA Consultancy Services; and

·                     Josh Abbott, former EHDC Marketing Apprentice

 

This will give parents and pupils who are unsure of what to do when they leave school a further opportunity to explore apprenticeship options and ask questions of the speakers.

 

For Information

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed

 

·         Cllr Glynis Watts, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development;

·         Martin Kiddey, a local business owner and apprenticeship champion;

·         Judith Moule, ETA Consultancy Services; and

·         Josh Abbott, former EHDC Marketing Apprentice.

 

They would be giving a briefing on apprenticeships. (A copy of the presentation is attached as Appendix 1 to the minutes)

 

Cllr Watts introduced herself and explained the District Council’s role in working with businesses and placing apprentices in the District. The area was now reaping the rewards of working with apprentices. The placement of apprentices was carefully considered as the apprentices needed to fit well into the placement. 51 people had been placed and had gone on to full time work.

 

She would encourage people to go on an apprenticeship scheme.

 

In reply to a question as to whether children who lived outside of the District but were educated within it could apply, she confirmed that they looked at each individual’s situation and that it was possible.

 

Martin Kiddey, a local business owner and apprenticeship champion addressed the Forum and explained how he had been recruiting and training apprentices for many years. (Please see the appendix for his briefing in full)

 

In response to a question as to whether it was difficult to find the right person for the apprenticeship, he explained that yes, the hardest part was finding the right fit. Attitude and enthusiasm on the part of the applicant was the most important quality consideded.

 

Judith Mowle, ETA Consultancy Services addressed the Forum and

explained how she helped recruit and place apprentices. (Please see the appendix for his briefing in full)

 

Josh Abbott, a former EHDC Marketing Apprentice explained to the Forum how he had become an apprentice and the benefits and qualifications he had achieved through the scheme.

 

He explained that in his final year at college he had been given many university and college application forms to complete and decided to go to University and study marketing. Whilst there he realised that he and his fellow class mates would be all qualifying with the same degree and all fighting for the same jobs. He therefore decided to look for different options and went on the web and looked at apprenticeships this had resulted in 40,000 results which he had narrowed down.

 

He applied for a number of apprenticeships and was given a number of interviews. EHDC had stood out as an excellent option and he became a Community Marketing Apprentice. This had resulted in him being involved very closely in organising a festival called Butserfest among other projects.

 

He went to college once a week. There had been very little course work as a lot of it was evidence based.

 

A year into his apprenticeship he was successful in applying for a job in the Communications Team at East Hampshire. This of course had meant that he would end his apprenticeship. However, he had approached the College he was doing his apprenticeship through and had finished the course early.

 

He would recommend an  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

11.

Confirmation of Minutes

Please note it is helpful if Councillors could give advance notice, to Democratic Services, of any questions they wish to raise in respect of the Minutes.

 

Minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 5 July 2018 previously circulated.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2017 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

12.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interests from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

13.

Public Question Time

Members of the Public are invited to ask questions on general matters affecting the local community.

 

If your question is not answered at the meting then the Democratic Services Team will try to answer your question within 10 working days of the meeting. The answer will also be included in the next agenda.

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

14.

Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To note the following urgent decisions taken in accordance with the Councils Standing Orders and reports to Community Forum Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle for information.

 

Clanfield Parish Council – up to £8,390 to install Terram GrassProtecta reinforcement at the new allotment site off Whitelands Way, Clanfield; and

 

East Hampshire District Council – up to the sum of £35,000 to undertake improvement works to the car park area around the “club House” building opposite the former Gales Brewery building.

 

For Noting

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED that the following SO 46’s be NOTED:

 

·         Clanfield Parish Council – up to £8,390 to install Terram GrassProtecta reinforcement at the new allotment site off Whitelands Way, Clanfield; and

 

·         East Hampshire District – up to the sum of £35,000 to undertake improvement works to the car park area around the “Club House” building opposite the former Gales Brewery building.

 

Councillor Shepherd, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration Delivery addressed the Forum and gave some background to the second application.

 

The S106 funds were to replace tarmac along the East side of London Road with block paving and were nothing to do with the car park works that Linden Homes needed to complete in full at their own cost. Once the highways element of the development had been signed off by County the works would be carried out.