Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor Joinson and Councillor Susan Smith.


Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


The Chair indicated that an additional application for funding had been received and had been added to the papers that had been circulated.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd July 2019.




That the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding

and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 3rd July 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Middleton Township Funds 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider Middleton Township Funds 2019/20.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Middleton Township Funds 2019/20 and to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered:


In considering the report, Members could decide whether or not to approve

the allocation of funds to projects.




1.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Middleton

Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of

the report be noted;

2.    That decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix

3 of the report be noted;

3.    That it be noted that the Townships & Communities Manager has

assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the

criteria of eligibility for the Middleton Township Fund, the priorities of

the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the


4.    That the applications for Township Funds be dealt with as follows:-




Bowlee Community Park Development – Spring Bulb Planting


Award of £487.99 from West Ward Revenue Funds

Skills4Sport Programme


Award of £6,975 from Township Revenue Fund


Manchester New Road Speed Surveys


Application declined

Nowell Road Waiting Restrictions


Award of £4,500 from Township Capital Fund


Boarshaw Clough Nature Reserve Improvements


Award of £3,852 from Township Capital Fund

King Georges Playing Field Security Improvements


Award of £7,699.02 from East Ward Capital Funds

Middleton Gymnastics Club – Fitness Suite and Refurbishment of Toilet Facilities


Award of £15,000 from Township Capital Funds




Reasons for the Recommendations:


Management of the Middleton Township Fund is delegated to the

Middleton Township Devolved Funding & Devolved Services Sub



Middleton Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities and to enable the committee to monitor and review the use of the Middleton Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.


Eligible for call in - yes