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Councillor Davison and Stott declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in an application for funding from Pennines in Bloom as contained within agenda item 3 Pennines Township Funds 2016/17.
To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee held on 4th July 2016.
DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4th July 2016 be noted.
The Director of Neighbourhoods submitted a report requesting that the Sub-Committee consider applications for funding that had been submitted by and on behalf of individuals and groups and for projects.
The recommendations detailed in the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund was a function that was delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds were allocated to various projects and schemes that would benefit the Township’s community and environment, and help to realise the Township’s priorities. The report also enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of these Funds.
Alternatives considered: the sub-Committee were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.
The Sub-Committee received representations from applicants who addressed Members in relation to their applications.
DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;
(2) The decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in
Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;
(3) The Sub-Committee notes that the Principal Townships Officer has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks have been identified;
(4) The Principal Townships Officer, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of this Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make appropriate decisions on any deferred projects;
(5) Applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:
a) PTCF/03/16 Littleborough Food and Drink Festival 2017 - Approved £2214.64;
b) PF/15/16 Pennines in Bloom - Approved £3497.15;
c) PTC/09/15 Birch View and Birch Road Waiting Restrictions – deferred to a future meeting;
d) PTC/07/16 Whitebeam Close Waiting Restrictions – the decision be delegated to the Head of Townships in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair and Ward Councillors pending clarification from Highways of the pedestrianised area of Whitebeam Close;
e) PTC/11/16 Kings Grove Parking Restrictions – refused.
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on the community centre monitoring process for 2016 and to inform Members of the information received for quarter one (April, May and June) and quarter two (July, August and September).
The recommendation was put forward as community centres are delivering in relation to the Public Health indicators. Public Health team are satisfied and impressed with the work/activities being delivered by community centres.
DECIDED – that (1) the report be noted;
(2) the current monitoring arrangements for community centres be continued.