North of Scotland Regional Network 1 - Minutes - 21 February 2020

Minute of North of Scotland Regional Network 1

Meeting held in AB1 Building, 48 Huntly Street, Aberdeen

on Friday, 21st February 2020 at 11.00 a.m.

 

Present:

 

Cameron Grant

Vice Chair (Chaired Meeting)

CG

Leonora Montgomery

Secretary/Treasurer

LHM

Steve Byrne

Committee Member

SB

Colin Stewart

Committee Member

CS

Alasdair Mackenzie

Committee Member

AM

Gerald Low

Committee Member

GL

Ruth Fraser

Committee Member

RF

Tom O’Brien

Committee Member

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance:

 

Morag Hutcheon

Observer

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apologies:/Absent:

 

Bill Chapman

Chair

Apologies

Patricia Millar

Committee Member

Apologies

Susan McLellan

Scottish Government

Apologies

Derek Wilkie

Committee Member

Absent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Action

 

1.

 

 

 

Welcome, Apologies and Declarations of Interest

 

CG welcomed all to the Meeting and asked everyone to introduce   themselves for the benefit of MH.  Apologies were then given as stated.

 

Declarations of Interest – CS gave his for being on the SHR Board.

 

 

 

 

CG

 

 

 

 

2. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minute of Meeting held on 10th January 2020 and

Matters Arising

 

This was proposed by AM and seconded by GL as an accurate record

of the Meeting.

Matters Arising

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

LHM advised the following -                                             £

January 2020 - Bank Account Opening Balance       1,334.68 Cr

                         Deposits for the Month                      1,500.00

                         Less Expenditure for the Month        1,054.69

                         Leaving a Balance of                         1,779.99 Cr

                         Petty Cash Opening Balance                   4.00 Cr

                         Deposits for the Month                           50.00

                         Less Expenditure for the Month             41.92

                         Leaving a Balance of                             12.08 Cr

 

AM wanted it Minuted at this point, which was seconded by CG, that

they commended LHM for the accurate and well presented Accounts

each month.            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LHM

 

 

AM/

CG

4.

 

Business Matters

• Age, Home and Community Group Report – SB had not forwarded

  the December Minute as stated last month but did so during the

  Meeting, together with the Note from the follow up Meeting on Housing

  2040.

  CS wanted it noted that he was on this Group representing Positive

  Voice and not the Regional Network although he would Report to this

  Group when SB was unable to attend. CS advised that at the last

  Meeting he had asked that Housing for Older People with HIV be

  included in their Action Plan.

• SHR Liaison Group Report – LHM attended this with TO as an

  Observer and advised that the main thing to highlight was that they had

  received a presentation on the preliminary findings of the Annual

  Assurance Statements.  95% (179) were received on time – 7 were

  late, 6 of which were received the following week.  The only one still

  outstanding was Glasgow City.  To the date of the Meeting (28/1/20)

  they had still 3 of the 7 Housing Associations and 3 Local Authority

  Landlords to visit (which would be completed the following week) for

  informal discussions with Staff and Committee Members to hear what

  worked well and what had not.  One of the main issues most

  highlighted was the lack of the Toolkit at the very beginning.  The Full 

  Report is due out in March.

  CS advised that the SHR were also doing Webcasts to reach a wider

  audience.

• Website Training Update – CS advised that he had heard nothing

  and LHM read out a short reply on this from Susan which stated that

  there was no update as a Member of Staff was off ill.

 

  CS felt we should complain (to which all agreed) about this situation

  and the fact that no Regional Network Members were consulted on

  what they would like the Website to look like before it was

  implemented.  CG/LHM will raise this  at the Chairs and Secretaries

  Meeting next week (25th).

• 2040 Consultation Response Event Feedback – All felt it was

  unnecessary to have us all travelling to Dundee as it could have been

  carried out at our Meeting as the Regions were split anyway albeit in

  the same room which was kind of distracting. 

  All agreed the Venue (Apex) was good, once you gained entry!

• Chairs and Secretaries Meeting on 25/2/20 – LHM included this on

  Agenda to advise that the Venue had been changed to the Radisson,

  West George Street, Glasgow and the Observers would now be GL

  and CS as AM had to pull out.

 

 

 

 

 

SB

 

 

 

 

CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LHM

 

CS

 

 

LHM

 

 

 

 

CG/

LHM

 

 

 

 

LHM

 

 

 

LHM

 

A.O.C.B.

• AGM – CS advised that George Walker (SHR) had declined the invite

  however, Mike Dailly has said that he would like to attend.  LHM read

  out the reply she had from Susan re the Housing 2040 Team attending

  in which they felt they would have nothing to Report so after much

  discussion, it was decided that only Kevin Stewart and Mike Dailly

  should be invited to talk and that LHM would write to them accordingly.

• Regional Network Representation – Susan had sent this to all and

  LHM stated that Susan had advised that she had Members from other

  Regions interested so the best way forward on this would be discussed

  at the Chairs and Secretaries Meeting.

• ACHA’s Annual Tenants’ Conference – CG wanted to highlight this

  which went very well and the main thing raised by the young Tenants

  who attended was Communication.  One of the young Tenants was

  also on the Youth Parliament and stated that the Scottish Government

  (TP Team) never communicated with them.  CG was able to say that

  they had (and still do) on numerous occasions but had never received

  a reply!  ACHA are also producing a Facebook Page and are going on

  You Tube.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LHM

 

 

 

LHM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CG

 

Date, Time and Venue of Next Meeting –

 

Friday, 3rd April 2020 at 11.00 a.m. in the Scottish Government

Offices, AB1 Building, 48 Huntly Street, Aberdeen.

 

 

 

 

ALL

 

 
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