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Additional item of business


In accordance with Council Procedure rules the Chair indicated there would be an additional late item of business on the grounds of urgency, an application for Pennines Township Revenue Funds 2012/13 for £4,000 from Milnrow Brass Band.  The grounds for urgency being the requirement for the band to confirm funding prior to being able to confirm their place to compete in a national competition.


Withdrawal of item of business


In accordance with Council Procedure rules the Chair indicated applications PTC/11/12 for a link bridge from Butterworth Hall to New Street and PTC/12/12 for a public footpath from Milnrow to Hollingworth Lake; for Pennines Township Capital Funds 2012/13 be deferred pending further information on each scheme.


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest.  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 personal or discloseable pecuniary interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

- To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 6th February 2013.


The minutes of the meeting of the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee held on 6th February 2013 be approved as a correct record.


Pennines Township Funds 2012/13 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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The Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate) introduced a report seeking Members agreement to the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2012/13 and to consider applications for funds by submitted groups and projects.


The recommendations contained within the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects/schemes that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities. The report enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of Township Funds.


Alternatives: Members were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.


The Head of Townships informed the Sub-Committee that the Township Capital Funds for 2013/14 were to be reduced by twenty five percent due to expected underspends by other Townships from the 2012/13 Capital Funds.  The Chair informed the Sub-Committee he had previously received assurances that there would be no reduction in Township Funds in preparation for the 2013/14 Budget.  Members of the Sub-Committee sought information as to the mechanisms used for the reduction of the Capital Budget.

DECIDED – That (1) the Deputy Chief Executive write to the Director for Finance expressing the concern of Pennines Township Members of the reduction in Township Capital Funds for 2013/14, and to request the reinstatement of those Funds for 2013/14;

(2) the expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital funds as detailed in the appendices 1 and 2 be noted;

(3) the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in appendix 3 be noted;

(4) applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue Fund, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:

a)    PF/26/12, £563 be approved for the purchase of equipment for volunteers in Wardle Village;

b)    PF/27/12, £650 be approved for Wardle Road Garden supplies;

c)    PF/28/12, £300 be approved for Milnrow Library Garden supplies;

d)    PF/30/12, £500 be approved for Victoria Garlick for the purchase of swimming equipment;

e)    £4,000 be approved for Milnrow Brass Band to assist in competing in a national competition.

(5)  applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Capital Fund, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:

a)    PTC/08/12, request for £40,250 for drainage improvements on Kiln Lane be deferred to a future meeting of the Pennines Township Committee or delegated Sub-Committee, providing information relating to alternative options available, legal and financial implications of the scheme;

b)    PTC/09/12, a request for £26,500 be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee pending full breakdown of the associated costs of the scheme;

c)    PTC/10/12, £575 for play equipment at Haugh Park be approved.