Agenda and minutes

Community Select Committee - Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email:


No. Item


To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

i)              Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii)             Other Interests




Any matters referred to the Committee under the call-in procedure




Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 230 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2022 be approved as a correct record.


Buxton Broadband - Presentation from FullFibre


Matt Smith from Full Fibre Ltd gave a presentation on plans to build a fibre network in Buxton. Progress to date, plans, improving infrastructure, accessing network elements and benefits were outlined.


Issues discussed included:

-        Digital exclusion and the need for affordable rates for communities.

-        Social tariffs and pilot projects.

-        Potential for WiFi hotspots and projects with Town Councils.

-        Numbers of Internet Service Providers, small companies, changing market, mergers and migrating to other providers.




1.     That the potential to provide free Wifi be investigated.


2.     That the presentation be circulated to members.


3.     That the presentation be received with thanks.


Homelessness Strategy and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Additional documents:


Members considered a report outlining the Derbyshire wide Homeless Strategy for 2022-27, developed through close collaboration with all Derbyshire Housing leads for each authority, Portfolio holders, NHS, Police, Probation and voluntary sector agencies.


Consideration was given to:

-        Cost of Living Group and County Council Household Support Grant funding.

-        Other support within the County.

-        Rough sleeping by choice and those begging not necessarily being homeless or from the Borough.

-        Out of hours contact option on the phone line.

-        Consideration of the Homes for Cathy project.

-        Project Officer being appointed and supported to deliver against the action plan.

-        Possibly extending the model to other housing issues.

-        Joint approach and work of Vision Derbyshire and Safer Communities Group.

-        33 households in temporary accommodation.

-        Possible creative solutions including static caravans and Airbnb.

-        Temporary provision, working with other Councils while retaining any local connection.




That the report be noted and the delivery of the Homelessness strategy county wide be supported.



Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 114 KB


If possible the Parkwood Annual Review and the New Leisure Operating Model Proposals would be considered at the same meeting.


Economy and Growth Select Committee would consider any parking reports.




That, subject to the above amendment, the Select Committee Work Programme be noted.


Any questions referred to the Executive Member (Democratic Services to be advised of any questions at least 4 days prior to the meeting)