Agenda

Heritage Culture Leisure and Tourism Scrutiny Commission - Tuesday, 20 September 2022 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Scrutiny Policy Officer: Anita Patel, 0116 454 6342, Email: Anita.Patel@leicester.gov.uk  Democratic Support Officer: Jessica Skidmore, Te l:0116 454 5843, Email: jessica.skidmore@leicester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.

3.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Heritage, Culture, Leisure and Tourism Scrutiny Commission held on 9 August 2022 are attached and Members will be asked to confirm them as a correct record.

5.

UPDATE OF PROGRESS AGAINST ACTIONS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS (NOT ELSEWHERE ON THE AGENDA)

The Director of Delivery, Communications and Political Governance submits information requested by Members of the Commission for the Swim Leicester item from the meeting held 9 August 2022 to be noted as follows.

 

Learn 2 Swim – Ethnicity report

 

Data capture for children’s ethnicity is not mandatory to sign up to be a leaner on the Active Leicester scheme.  Therefore, information on ethnicity is limited.  At the time the report was pulled, of approx. 7100 learners on the cities scheme:

 

·       64% members are unknown ethnic origin (around 4600 members).

·       27% are from a BAME origin (around 1900 members)

·       9% are other…either white British or white European (600 members)  

 

Based on the 2,5000 learners who have listed their ethnicity, we can make the following assumptions:

 

·       1900 or around 75% are of BAME origin.

 

Open Water Swimming

 

The virtues of Open Water swimming is known to have benefits above any other sport. It promotes better sleep, increased happiness, boosted immune system and prevention of long term health conditions.  The chill, thrill and exhilaration of the cold water is said to increase positive hormone production, resulting in these virtues.

 

Leicester City does no have any open water facilities. Although, a number of swimming clubs who operate from Active Leicester swimming pools do build it into their member offers. Clubs such as Masters Swimming Club, who operate from Cossington, provide organised open water swimming sessions for adults.

 

A number of open water facilities exist in the County, close to the city boundaries: Kirkby Mallory, Stoney Cove, Rutland Water. More details can be found by visiting:  How To Start Open Water Swimming

 

Considerations for establishing an open water swimming venue in the city would include, but not limited to:

 

1.     Water quality to meet EU regulations.

2.     Size of water space, has to be enough to allow on and off shore safety.  This includes spotters and safety craft.

3.     Has to be a designated space, free from other users, i.e boating.

4.     Ancillary provision of showers, changing and toilets.

 

6.

PETITIONS

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any petitions submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

7.

QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF CASE

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any questions, representations or statement of case submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

8.

LEICESTER LOCAL PLAN (2020-2036) - PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SUBMISSION PLAN (REGULATION 19) pdf icon PDF 286 KB

The Director of Planning, Development and Transportation submits a report which outlines the main strategies and proposals of the submission for the City of Leicester Local Plan for public consultation in November 2022.

 

A presentation will also be made at the meeting covering the report and related details.

 

Members of the Neighbourhood Scrutiny Commission are invited to participate and contribute to the consideration of this item.

Additional documents:

9.

HERITAGE PANELS PROJECT UPDATE pdf icon PDF 452 KB

The Director of Tourism, Culture and Inward Investment submits a report on the Heritage Panels Project across Leicester city.

 

10.

AUTUMN / WINTER EVENTS PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Director of Tourism, Culture and Inward Investment to submit a report on the Autumn / Winter events programme being held in Leicester city in 2022.

11.

TASK GROUP REVIEW UPDATE pdf icon PDF 248 KB

The Chair will provide an update on progress with regard to the task group review into Women’s Participation in Sport, and in particular, will raise awareness of a survey that has recently been launched online to seek views and experiences.

 

The survey questions are appended and to access the survey in full, please do so via https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/comms/sports-survey/

 

12.

WORK PROGRAMME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.

13.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS