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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Taylor and Bamford.


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.   


Resolved that the following declarations of interest be noted:-


a.    Councillor Davidson declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the funding application PF/24/19 (Minute 6 below) (Pennines in Bloom 2020) and she took no part in the discussion or determination thereon.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the Minutes of the Meeting of Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee held 21st January 2020




That the Minutes held on the 21st January 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Pennines Township Funds 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Fund 2019/2020

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on the revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of the Pennines Township Funds 2019/20, which would enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered: In considering the report, Members considered whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.



1.            That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report, be noted;

2.            That decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report, be noted;

3.            That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects that were to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks were identified in the submitted report;

4.            That the applications for Township Funds 2019/20 be dealt with as outlined in the table below.






Ebor Studio Workshop Furniture

An award of £2336.94 is approved plus a further £80 to cover full cost of easels.


Pennines In Bloom 2020

An award of  £8098.40 is approved on condition that In Bloom certificates/awards are displayed in all libraries (not just Wardle Library)


Fit, Read & Feed 2020

An award of £5000 from the Projects Fund.


Summer Activity Days

An award of £1185 from the Projects Fund.


Morris Dancing Annual Championships 2020

An award of £960 from the Projects Fund.


Hollingworth Lake Pavilion Woodland

An award of £2250 from the Projects Fund.


Hollingworth Lake Heritage & Family Events

An award of £2000 from the Projects Fund.


5.            That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations in the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function that is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township’s priorities and which will enable the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Fund to ensure the continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

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

Additional documents:


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.