Knowsley Council’s Cabinet will meet on Wednesday 17th July at 5pm, here’s a quick summary of what’s on the agenda:
Access to Halsnead Garden Village Transport Scheme
Halsnead Garden Village is one of only 14 sites in England which have been awarded Garden Village status by the Government. It is the largest combined housing and employment site in the city region, with the potential to deliver approximately 1,600 homes and 22.5 hectares of employment land.
Cabinet will be asked to approve the delivery of the transport scheme and to authorise the addition of the scheme to the council’s Capital Programme, following funding awarded from the Liverpool City Region in January 2019.
The funding will facilitate essential off-site transport infrastructure to build adequate capacity and resilience in the surrounding highway network and to improve access to the Halsnead site.
School Organisation Strategy 2019-29
Cabinet will be asked to approve and adopt the proposed School Organisation Strategy 2019-29.
The council must ensure there are sufficient high quality primary and secondary school places across the borough. The draft strategy will ensure the council can meet the future demand for school places which the increase in the local population will bring over the next 15 years due to continued natural growth in the population and the new housing developments currently underway and planned across the borough.
Aligned with Knowsley Better Together the draft strategy has been developed in consultation with schools and the wider local population.
Community Fund – grant allocations
Cabinet will be asked to approve grants from the council’s Community Fund – established to support the growth of social enterprise and volunteering in Knowsley – for three initiatives. A grant of £10,500 is proposed for the Knowsley Parent Carers Voice to help it increase parent participation. A further £20,000 would support the recruitment of a Volunteer Development Officer by Knowsley Incredible Edible to organise outdoor volunteering activities appealing to those currently using Adult Social Care Day Services, or people wishing to improve their health or employability. If approved a grant of £20,000 will fund the continuation of the LFC Foundation Kicks Project for young people aged 8-19 in Kirkby and the development of new sessions in Huyton.
Recommendations of Knowsley’s Education Commission
Cabinet will be acknowledging the work of the Education Commission and will be considering a series of recommendations, including a future delivery model of school improvement in Knowsley.
You can view all of the papers for this meeting on the council’s website.
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