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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 


Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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Councillor Wardle declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in an application for funds as contained in agenda item 3 – Heywood Township Funds


Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Delegated Sub-Committee held on 1st December 2016.


DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2015 be approved as a correct record.


Heywood Township Funds 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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The Director of Neighbourhoods presented a report which updated the Sub-Committee on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Heywood Township Fund 2016/17, to enable the Sub-Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.


The recommendations contained in the report were presented as the management of the Heywood Township Fund was a function delegated to this Sub-Committee to determine. The Heywood Township Funds were designed to be allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s communities and environment and which realise the Township’s stated priorities. The Sub-Committee monitors and reviews the use of the Heywood Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the Township’s Funds.


The Sub-Committee were asked to note the expenditure, commitments and balances for Heywood Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1, 1A 2 and 2A the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 to the submitted report and to consider and approve, defer or refuse the allocation of funds to proposed projects detailed in Appendix 4.


Members of the Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee were requested to note the Principal Townships Officer’s assessment of the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Heywood Township Fund, priorities of the Township and any specific risks identified.


Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.


Further to minute 22 of the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee held on 18th March 2014, the Director of Neighbourhoods updated Members of the Sub-Committee in relation to improvements at the entrance to Heywood Cemetery.  The Sub-Committee were advised the scheme previously approved by the Sub-Committee would cost an additional £26,496.06 to complete. The Director of Neighbourhoods provided details of proposed alterations to the scheme which would not require additional funding.   


The Director of Neighbourhoods introduced an additional application for funds from the Heywood Township Capital Fund for junction improvements at Starkey Street, Heywood.  The Sub-Committee were informed improvements were required to improve safety and traffic flow in the area.


In considering the report Members identified items which were proposed to be undertaken at similar times or which may conflict with other events occurring on the same site.  Members requested the Township Officer review the process of applications to enable a coordinated programme of events to be developed across the Township, rather than a series of ad hoc experiences.


Members requested that an audit for each application which receives funding be brought to the final scheduled Sub-Committee meeting of the Municipal year, detailing the amounts spent and on what they were spent, the impact of the scheme and attendance at the event.


DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances for Heywood Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendices 1, 1A 2 and 2A of the submitted report be noted;

(2) the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed at Appendix 3 of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.