Agenda item

Rochdale North Township Funds 2019/20

To consider applications for Township funding

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which updated Members on the revenue and capital expenditure commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Fund 2019/20, to enable the Sub-Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.

 

The Sub-Committee were asked to note the expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2019/20, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report, the decisions made under delegated authority, as detailed at 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 of the submitted report. Members of the Rochdale North Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee were requested to note that the Townships and Communities Manager had assessed all of the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for Rochdale North Township Fund projects and any specific risks were identified within the report.

 

In considering the funding applications the Sub-Committee received oral representations the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in attendance at the meeting.

 

The Chair advised that there would during the course of the municipal year there would be a series of funding applications that would directly affect both of the two new Rochdale Township Committees: North and South, such as applications for the funding of Christmas lights in Rochdale town centre. These applications would be considered at future meetings of the Sub-Committee.

 

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.

 

Resolved:

1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale Township Funds 2019/20, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;

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

3. That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the

Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

4. That applications for Township Funds 2019/20, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); and be dealt with as follows:-

 

Ref

Project name/applicant

Decision

RP/02/19

Functional Fitness Course, submitted by Link4Life

An award of £1,024.42 from the Projects Fund

RP/03/19

Growth Project Work Area, submitted by Hourglass Environment

An award of £1,400 from the Project Fund

RP/04/19

Festival of Light, submitted by Vintage Worx Community Development Trust

An award of £2,694.50 from the Projects Fund

RP/05/19

Lantern Making Workshop, submitted by Vintage Worx Community Development Trust

An award of £1,800 from the Project Fund

RP/06/19

Real Change Rochdale, submitted by The Sanctuary Trust

An award of £610.30 from the Project Fund

RP/07/19

Rochdale Holiday Jamboree, submitted by the Nigerian Community Association

The application for funding be refused

RP/08/19

Eden Drop In, submitted by Hebron Social Club

Determination of this application be delegated to the Sub-Committee’s Chair, Vice Chair and Opposition Spokesperson, pending the outcome of discussions between the applicant and Rochdale Borough Council’s Youth Service.

TC/17/18

Rooley Moor Road Vehicle Activated Speed Sign, submitted by Spotland and Falinge Ward Councillors

An award of £5,402.23 (for Option Two, as outlined in the submitted brief) from the Capital Fund

TC/02/19

Eden Street Lighting, submitted by Councillor Rana

Consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee

TC/03/19

Stoney Hill Community Wildlife Area – Information Board, submitted by SETRA (Spotland Estates Tenants and Residents Association)

An award of £1,465 (50% of the total project cost) from the Capital Fund – and the applicants be encouraged to apply for funding from Spotland and Falinge Area Forum’s funding streams for the balance of the project costs.

TC/08/19

The Refuge, submitted by Whitworth Valley Angling Society

An award of £3,750 from the Capital Fund

TC/10/18

Rooley Moor Pedestrian Dropped Kerbs, submitted by Councillor Rana

An award of £2,750 (for Option Two, as outlined in the submitted project brief) from the Capital Fund

TC/06/19

Spotland Corridor Landscape Improvements, submitted by Councillor Rana

An award of £5,050 (for that element of the application that covers the installation and maintenance of 11 saddle planters, as outlined in the submitted project brief) from the Capital Fund

 

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

6. The Committee notes the Chair’s remarks about applications for funding that will be submitted to future meetings of the Sub-Committee that impact on the areas covered by both Rochdale North Township and Rochdale South Township.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations in the report were presented as management of the Rochdale North Township Fund is a function that is delegated to the Rochdale North Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee. Rochdale North 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 Rochdale North Township Fund to ensure the continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes

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