Agenda item

Rochdale North Township Funds 2019/20

To consider applications for assistance from the Rochdale North Township Fund 2019/20

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 from 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/14/19

Going Digital – Spotland Community Association

An award of £1,800 from the Projects Fund

RP/21/19

Rochdale TRY – Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation

An award of £1,962.50 from the Projects Fund

RP/22/19

Drumming/Cultural Group Workshop – Nigeria Community Association

An award of £1,305 from the Projects Fund.

RP/23/19

Multicultural Parade 2020 – Nigeria Community Association

That consideration of this funding application be referred to the Middleton Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee for determination

RP/26/19

Oulder Hill Remembrance Garden – Oulder Hill Community School

An award of £700 from the Projects Fund

W/35/19

Norden Village CCTV – Norden Ward Councillors

An award of £10,000 from the Norden Ward and Member’s Fund

TC/02/19

Eden Street Lighting – Councillor Rana

An award of £6,645.96 from the Capital Fund

TC/21/19

Clement Royds Street Salt Bin – Councillor Rana

Application withdrawn

TC/22/19

Rooley Moor Road/Fern Hill Lane Junction Salt Bin – Councillor Rana

Application withdrawn

TC/25/19

Ashworth Road Deer Fencing – Norden Ward Councillors

An award of £8,730 (Option 2)

TC/28/19

Heights Lane 20mph School Zone – Healey Ward Councillors

A award of £31,000 (Option 3)

 

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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