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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY

Contact: Zoe Borman/Zoey Foakes (01277 312 736/733) 

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No. Item

547.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies had been received.

548.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous Community and Health Committee held on 10th March 2020 were agreed as a true record.

 

 

549.

Chair's Update pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the updates from officers as set out in the report and thanked the officers for their hard work through challenging times. 

 

Ms Lilley gave a verbal update on New North House.  The London Borough of Newham had moved some families into this building back in June this year. Brentwood have since established a working relationship with Newham, conducting bi-monthly meetings with officers and engaging with third parties to help support the families.  The residents remain the responsibility of London Borough of Newham.

 

 

 

 

550.

Presentation - Support & Recovery

Minutes:

Mrs Anderson gave a presentation on the Support and Recovery and what action the Council took, and services they provided during Covid-19. The presentation highlighted the stages from the Lockdown in March through to the New Normal stage in October 2020.

 

Members thanked and praised officers for their efforts.

 

 

551.

Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Brentwood Borough Council is a key partner organisation that makes up the

Brentwood Health and Wellbeing Board. Part of the governance arrangements for the Board is that a regular update is provided to the Council’s Community and Health Committee (or relevant committee) on the progress of the Board in reducing health inequalities in the borough.

 

Mrs Anderson summarised the report.

 

A motion was MOVED by Cllr Poppy and SECONDED by Cllr Tierney to

approve the recommendation in the report.

 

A vote was taken by a show of hands and it was RESOLVED

UNANIMOUSLY to:

 

1.    Note the Brentwood Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy

(Appendix A) and;

 

2.    Agree for Officers to adopt a Health in All Policies implementation

programme.

 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

The Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy sets out to reduce the health

inequalities of the residents in Brentwood. Brentwood Borough Council can,

through a programme of implementation of Health in all Policies, have a

positive impact on the wider socio-economic determinants of health, to enable

our residents to lead active, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyles.

552.

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Brentwood Borough Council’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures provides guidance and procedures that can support staff and elected Members on their legal obligations to safeguard children, young people and adults with care and support needs. The purpose of the Council’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2020-23, is to provide guidance to employees, volunteers and elected Members of Brentwood Borough Council on their legal obligations to safeguard Children, Young People and Adults with Care and Support Needs and what to do if they have any safeguarding concerns.

 

The Council’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are reviewed and updated every three years to ensure that it complies with the latest legislation. The revised Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (Appendix A) is before Members tonight for consideration.

 

Cllr Poppy MOVED and Cllr Tierney SECONDED the motion to approve the

recommendations in the report.

 

Following discussion a vote was taken by a show of hands and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY to:

 

 

1. Agree to the revised Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2020-23

for Children, Young People and Adults with Care and Support Needs

 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

The Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (Appendix A) had been reviewed and revised to take into account any new legislation and emerging issues, so that the Council can meet its safeguarding obligations and ensures that all staff, member and the public are aware of safeguarding, and that they can access appropriate support services if and when required.

553.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Minutes:

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs), as set out in the

Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, are a new, strategic

approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements required at the local level. They enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks, ideally over a 10-year period, and form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle. It is proposed that working in partnership with Cycle Brentwood and Essex County Council that the Council develop its own LCWIP for Brentwood.

 

Cllr Poppy MOVED and Cllr Tierney SECONDED the motion to approve the

recommendations in the report.

 

A vote was taken by a show of hands and it was RESOLVED

UNANIMOUSLY to:

 

 

1.    Delegate authority to the Director of Environment to identify the

resources and budgetary requirements needed by Brentwood Borough Council to complete the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Brentwood.

 

2.    To work in partnership with Essex County Council, Active Essex and Cycle Brentwood, to undertake a gap analysis to identify further work that needs to be done to inform the LCWIP development.

 

3.    To report back to committee with the Brentwood LCWIP for members to agree the recommendations.

 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

The LCWIP for Brentwood will support the Council’s objectives of a healthier

community. It supports the Government’s Sustainable Travel objectives. With greater take up it should help reduce congestion in Brentwood through more people walking and cycling. The LCWIP will also support Brentwood’s Health and Wellbeing Board objectives with residents becoming more active and improving their health and wellbeing.

554.

Covid 19 Brentwood Response pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Minutes:

This report is to update Community and Health Committee on the responses made by Brentwood to the Covid-19 pandemic and inform members of the latest situation with regards Track and Trace and the Council’s present involvement.

 

Mr Dennett presented this report.  The report was for Members to note.

 

 

 

 

555.

Urgent Business

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

 

 

                                                                        The meeting concluded at 19:50