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 that were 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.

 

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/09/19

Rochdale Town Centre Festive Lights

An award of £2,212 from the Projects Fund

RP/10/19

OverCome

N award of £2,166 from the Projects Fund

RP/11/19

Skills4Sport Programme

An award of £3,975 from the Projects Fund, with the balance of £3,000 to be delegated to the Townships and Communities Manager to determine in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and Opposition Spokesperson of the Sub-Committee.

TC/02/19

Eden Street Lighting

Consideration of the application be deferred to the next meeting of the Sub-Committee and a representative from the Council’s Street Lighting Team be requested to attend to respond to member’s questions thereon.

TC/15/19

Rochdale Sports Club Major Refurbishment

An award of £6,525 from the Capital Fund

TC/16/19

RWAS Healey Dell – Accessibility for all

An award of £3,720 from the Capital Fund

 

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

 

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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