Agenda and minutes

Culture and Leisure Sub Committee - Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: 0.02 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Yvonne Harrison  Email:

No. Item


Substitute Members

To be notified of the appointment of any Substitute Members


There were no substitute members reported.


To Receive any Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


You are also invited to disclose any dispensation in relation to any registerable and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.


Please complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2021.


Resolved that the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 2 November 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.


Active North Tyneside - An Overview pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To present an outline of the Active North Tyneside programme, how it attempts to address health inequalities across the Borough and plans for future delivery of the service.

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(The Chair explained that due to a previous commitment she would be leaving the meeting early and at that point the Deputy Chair would be in the chair for the remainder of business).


The Sub-Committee received a report outlining the work of the Active North Tyneside programme.


The Operational Manager, Sport and Leisure Services, and the Senior Manager, Public Health, presented an overview of the Active North Tyneside programme, how it attempted to address health inequalities across the Borough and plans for future delivery of the service.


It was explained that the primary purpose of Active North Tyneside was to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and to impact on these health inequalities across the borough. Programmes were designed to increase levels of physical activity, increase levels of healthy weight in children and adults and supported good mental health. The programme also aimed to enable residents and staff to support their friends, peers and families to make lifestyle changes which would have a positive impact on their health.


In the past two years, during the Covid pandemic, the full programmes of activities had not been able to be delivered. This however had provided space for a review in partnership with Public Health colleagues of what future priorities may be in advance of a new service level agreement from 1 April 2022.


During the pandemic, North East charity RISE was successful in sourcing funding to create and develop some at-home activity packs to offer to people who had their mobility, confidence and isolation impacted as a result of COVID-19.  RISE donated 600 packs for people in North Tyneside, which were distributed by Active North Tyneside and partners across the borough.


The packs contained simple equipment, instructions and prompts to encourage basic activity, exercise and movement from the comfort of people’s homes. One of the avenues the packs were distributed via was through North Tyneside Living, rented accommodation schemed for tenants aged 60 and over. The residents at a number of schemes were a fan of using them as a way to stay active, and when coronavirus restrictions lifted, Active North Tyneside and Housing Officers worked together to plan and deliver some classes using the packs, which now took place weekly.  A short YouTube video was shown to demonstrate how through collaborative working a number of older people were enjoying and benefiting from some gentle exercise. 


In terms of next steps, these would be based on co-production and collaboration – development of a Healthy Weight Alliance and Healthy Weight declaration. 


·         The Authority would re-focus its efforts of Active North Tyneside in line with the Health and Well-being Strategy to tackle inequalities and the drivers of those inequalities.

·         Develop new model for food and health team.

·         Continue bespoke development of weight management in target areas.

·         Commission services where appropriate e.g. universal weight management programme could be delivered by a third party.

·         Ensure programmes were delivered with and in the areas of most need.

·         Explore outdoor opportunities and how to maximise these.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C&L21/22


Date and Time of Next meeting

6.00pm on Tuesday 1 March 20221.


6pm on Tuesday 1 March 2022.


The above meeting would be held at the Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR.  The meeting would be preceded by a tour of the site commencing at 5.15pm.


(It was explained that this year was Hadrian 1900, marking the 1900th anniversary of the building of the Wall, with events across the year. The 2 June 2022 would also see the lighting of Jubilee beacons to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, an event which Hadrian’s Wall was expected to feature highly.)