Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Nolan, Robinson, Rowbotham and Wardle.


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 interests.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To consider the Minutes of the Sub-Committee held 19th December 2019.



That the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held 19th December  2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Middleton Township Funds 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider applications for funding from the Middleton Township Fund 2019/2020.

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 the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report be noted;

3.     That it be noted that the Townships and 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 report;

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




Investing in the future of local young talent

Award of £2,000 (£400 from each of the Township’s five Ward Funds)

Fit, Read and Feed 2020 (Langley Library

Award of £5,000: £3,778 from West Middleton Ward Revenue Fund 2019/2020 and £1,222 from West Middleton Ward Township Revenue Budget 2020/2021 (money is to be paid back to the Township Revenue Budget from West Ward Revenue 2020-2021 budgets)

Fit, Read and Feed 2020 (Junction Library)

Award of £5,000 from East Middleton Ward Revenue Budget

Welsh Estate Footways Reconstruction

Application declined

John Lee Fold Bollard

Award of £250 from the North Middleton Ward Revenue Fund

Bowness Road Pedestrian Dropped Kerbs

Award of £987 from the Township’s Capital Projects Fund

Baytree Lane Road Humps

Award of £4,000: £1,907 from the East Middleton Ward Capital Fund and £2,093 from the Township Capital Projects Fund

Kingsway/Kirkway Junction Zebra Crossing

Award of £40,000: £10,000 from the South Middleton Ward Capital Fund and £30,000 from the Capital Projects Fund

Alkrington Wood Entrance Sign

Award of £1,342 from the South Middleton Ward Capital Fund

Wood Street Drainage

Award of £792 from the West Middleton Ward Capital Fund

Middleton Holiday@Home Fit and Fed 2020

Award of £15,000: £13,430 from the revenue Events Fund ad £1,570 from the Township Revenue Projects Fund

Middleton Neighbourhood Team (GMP) Policing Bikes

Award of £3,250, from the Township Capital Project

Container re-location KGV to Limefields

Award of £5,000 from the Township’s Capital Projects Fund

Eligible for call in – yes


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.



That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.


Reason for the Decision:

Should the press and public remain during debate on this item there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Parts 1 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


Highways Programme

Director of Neighbourhoods to update the Sub-Committee on the Highways Programme


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods, which detailed a proposed highways programme for the Township in 2020/21 and 2021/22.



That the report be noted.