Agenda and minutes

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No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Peter Allonby, Susan Emmott and Sara Rowbotham.


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.   


In relation to agenda Item No. 8 Middleton Township Funds 2022/23, late application ‘Bowlee Heritage Group’ Councillor Susan Smith declared that she was a Trustee of Bowlee Community Association.


She left the room during the discussion and vote on the application.


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.


There were no exempt reports to consider.


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 reported that an additional application for funding had been received from Bowlee Heritage Group.  Copies of the application were circulated at the meeting.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6th October 2022.


Resolved: That the minutes of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub Committee held on 6th October 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record.



Middleton Township Funds 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider Middleton Township Funds 2022/23.

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 2022/23 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;


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

3 of the report be noted;


  1. That it be noted that the Townships & Communities Manager had

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



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




Evesham Road Waiting Restrictions

Application refused


Long Street Waiting Restrictions

Application deferred


New Footway outside Old Cock PH, Oldham Road

Application refused


Malta Close & Tonge Roughs Waiting Restrictions

Allocation of £4,000 East Ward Capital


Notice Board at Jumbo Community Centre

Allocation of £1,000 East Ward Capital £2,667 Township Capital Projects


10 Stuart Street Gate

Allocation of £700 East Ward Revenue


Pedestrian Dropped Crossing – Mainway

Allocation of £7,490 South Ward Capital



Greenspace behind Mainway, Access Path

Allocation of £7,590 South Ward Revenue


Bowlee Heritage Group

Allocation of £4,000 Township Project Revenue, subject to all supporting evidence being received and delegated to Cllr West & Cllr Williams.



Reasons for the Recommendations:


Management of the Middleton Township Fund was delegated to the

Middleton Township Devolved Funding & Devolved Services Sub



Middleton Township Funds were allocated to projects that benefitted the Township’s community and environment, realised the Township priorities.


The decision ensured the Sub Committee monitored and reviewed the use of the Middleton Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.


Eligible for call in - yes