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11.

Additional Item of Business

Minutes:

In accordance with Council procedure rules, the Chair indicated an additional item of business would be considered on the grounds of urgency, namely the Pennines Clean and Green Fund as the work is required to be undertaken during the spring in order to be most effective.

 

12.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 32 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Darnborough declared a personal interest in the application from the Pennines in Bloom Group for Revenue Funding (PF/17/14), contained within agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/2015, insofar as she is involved with the Group.

 

Councillor Darnborough declared a personal interest in the application from the Wardle Anderson Band for Revenue Funding (PF/19/14), contained within agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/2015, insofar as she is a Governor at Wardle Academy

 

Councillor Dearnley declared a personal interest in the application from the Wardle Anderson Band for Revenue Funding (PF/19/14), contained within agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/2015, insofar as he is involved with the Band.

 

Councillor Emsley declared a both a Personal and a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in the application from the Wardle Anderson Band for Revenue Funding (PF/19/14), contained within agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/2015, insofar as she is Director of Performing Arts at Wardle Academy.

 

Councillor Stott declared a personal interest in the application from the Pennines in Bloom Group for Revenue Funding (PF/17/14), contained within agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/2015, insofar as she is involved with the Group.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 26th November 2014.

Minutes:

DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 26th November 2014, be approved as a correct record.

 

14.

Pennines Township Funds 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 479 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Interim Director for Corporate and Customers Services introduced a report which updated Members on the revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of the Pennines Township Funds 2014/ 15 to enable the Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.

 

The recommendations contained within the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function 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.

 

The Committee considered applications for funding from the 2014/2015 Township Revenue and Capital Funds and the balances of £36,780 (Capital Fund) and £67,155 (Revenue Fund) were detailed in the submitted report.

 

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

 

The Director for Economy and Environment provided an update on the feasibility study undertaken into the provision of footway at Rakewood Road/ Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough.

 

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

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

(3) the summaries of evaluation information for projects funded as detailed in Appendix 4, be noted;

(4) the Principal Townships Officer has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified be noted.

(5) the Principal Townships Officer, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.

(6) applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendix 5 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:

a) PEF/08/14 – Approve an allocation of £1,360 for the Big Games 2015 from the Pennines Township Events fund.

b) PF/17/14 – Approve an allocation of £2,997.88 for the Pennines Summer Projects from the Pennines Township Projects Fund.

c) PF/18/14 - the application for the funding of the Millbury Drive Fence be declined.

d) PF/19/14 – Approve an allocation of £2,928.79 from the Pennines Township Projects Fund for Storage facilities for Wardle Anderson Band subject to the granting of any required planning approvals.

e) PF/22/14 - Hollingworth Road Car Park Barrier be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee pending consultation with the Director of Economy and Environment in relation to the responsibility for the maintenance of the Barrier

f) PF/23/14 – Approve an allocation of £1,000 to the Minrow Morris Troupe to compete in the Annual Morris Dancing Championships 2015 from the Pennines Township Projects Fund

g) PF/25/14 - the application for the funding of the Walmsley Avenue Street Lighting Column be declined and the Chief Executive  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Pennines Clean & Green Fund pdf icon PDF 478 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Interim Director for Corporate and Customers Services introduced a report which requested that Members agree to the allocation of £55,000 to Pennines Township for environmental improvements to be used to commission a dedicated Clean & Green Team for a period of 23.5 weeks.

 

The Committee noted that at the Council meeting held on 24th February 2015, the Leader of the Council had announced an allocation of £250,000 was to be made to the Townships from April 2015 in order to address environmental issues identified by each Township. The amount allocated to each Township was based on the percentage of population in line with the Township Revenue funds.

 

In discussion the Committee raised an issue regarding the monitoring of the work undertaken by the Clean and Green Team and requested that the Chair and Vice Chair be informed on a fortnightly basis of the work completed by the Team.

 

DECIDED – That (1) the funding of a dedicated Clean & Green Team for a period of 23.5 weeks be agreed and;

            (2) the Director of Economy and Environment be requested to notify the Chair and Vice Chair at least every two weeks of the work completed by the Clean and Green Team.

 

Eligible for Call in  - Yes