Thursday, 12 November, 2020
Decisions made at the most recent meeting of the SHBC Executive on 20 October included:
-Parking charges in Rural Car Parks
- The temporary suspension of parking charges in the Pay and Display car parks (in place since 26 March 2020) is to be lifted on 16 November 2020;
- The ‘Parking Subsidy’ Season Ticket will be sold at £10 per month for all Pay and Display car parks.
Night Stop Rough Sleeper Initiative
- The Night Stop project (an emergency accommodation scheme for those facing homelessness) is to be supported;
- The Night Stop accommodation will be provided through re-provisioning of improved accommodation for the Hope Hub;
- The project is to be developed and brought back to a future meeting.
Poverty in Surrey Heath
- A Poverty Working Group will be established to oversee the revised plans and schedule for addressing poverty within the borough;
- The Poverty Working Group will initially be made up of community representatives, voluntary sector, Surrey Heath CCG, and Councillors from Old Dean, St Michaels and Watchetts;
- A ward councillor community fund grant will be established;
- Any underspend from the existing Hardship Fund will be repurposed for an individual hardship fund, to be administered by Citizens Advice Surrey Heath, and to fund the ward councillor community fund grant scheme for the remainder of 2020/21.
Community Fund Grants
- A grant of £2,385 was awarded from the Community Fund Grant Scheme to St Mary’s Church Centre, Camberley, to refurbish its main floor hall.
Community Infrastructure Levy
- A revised approach to bidding for and distribution of the Community Infrastructure Levy funding, via a new Local Community Improvement Fund for the non-parished areas, was agreed.
Surrey Heath Statement of Community Involvement
- The Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted.
Government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper
- The Executive agreed the Council’s response to the consultation to be submitted.
Use of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- A capital bid for £150,000 from the CIL to fund new ducting for CCTV and internet cabling in Camberley town centre as part of the current public realm project was agreed.
Kevin Cantlon Fund
- It was agreed that the Kevin Cantlon Shop Front Improvement Fund would be repurposed to support Economic Recovery in the Borough.