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Minutes pdf icon PDF 45 KB


The minutes and actions of the 4th December 2014 were agreed.



Welcome, introductions and apologies


Apologies were received from Ian Orpen, Caroline Peters, Mick Dixon, Bernie Morley, Steven Fuller and Neil Sammells. 



VCSE Reference Group update


Jilly Edwards provided an update on the work the VCSE Reference Group was doing in designing mechanisms to strengthen the strategic leadership and co-ordination of the sector.  The work was focussing both on day to day support for the sector and also strengthening its overall strategic leadership. 


The Board discussed The Board discussed whether there were conversations to be had about the consolidation of services, and how the commissioners needed to be clear on what their combined message was.  This work has started through the Your Care Your Way conversations and will be picked up as VCSE proposals on their role develop.




Emergency Planning Responses in severe weather - Opportunities for Local People


Stephen Bell, Emergency Planning Manager described the approach taken to managing emergency situations and outlined the bronze, silver, gold commander system that is used across the agencies.  He described lessons learnt during the near flooding of a care home along the river Avon in recent years.  The Board discussed how the resources that each of the public services have could be better used in an emergency situation and specifically how Curo emergency gold teams could work more closely with Council teams.  The Board felt that a future discussion with the VCSE Reference Group on the role of voluntary sector in emergency situations would be useful. 



·  Curo emergency teams and Council emergency teams to make contact

·  Emergency planning discussion to be held at Voluntary Sector Reference Group meeting




Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy refresh pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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Cllr Simon Allen, Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board and Tracey Cox jointly presented the Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy refresh, describing the Boards priorities and where the Board see they can make a difference.  There was a discussion on how the Board need to be sighted on all major strategies in order that maintained a complete picture of activity across the partnership and partners.  The Board welcomed and complimented the strategy refresh. 




Placemaking Plan Development pdf icon PDF 37 KB


Richard Daone introduced the Placemaking Plan and described the purpose of the plan and its relationship to the Core Strategy.  The Board heard that there had been significant input from Parish Councils with the amount of work being input into the process from the parishes equating to approximately 1 FTE.  This was welcomed and appreciated by the Board.


A conversation was held about health infrastructure provision and the infrastructure delivery plan and the CCG requested involvement in conversations about future health services provision and offered their help to join up discussions across the health services spectrum. 



·  Tracy Cox and Richard Daone to meet to discuss future health infrastructure needs



Date of next meeting


Wednesday 3rd June 2015, 2-4pm, Guildhall.