Agenda item

Middleton Township Funds 2021/22

To consider applications for Middleton Township Funds 2021/2022.


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Middleton Township Funds 2021/2022 and to enable the Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered:

In considering the report, Members could decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects.



  1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Middleton Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the report be noted;
  2. That the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report be noted;
  3. That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Middleton Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the report;
  4. That the applications for Township Funds be dealt with as follows:-




Access improvements to Tonge Field

Allocation of £1980 from Township Projects Fund

New Lane Bollards

Allocation of £1199 from Township Capital Funds

Alkrington Woods Interpretation Panels

Allocation of £2737.80 from Township Capital Funds

Haslam Street Waiting Restrictions

Allocation of £4000 from East Ward Revenue Funds

Alkrington Play Area (South Ward)

Application deferred for further consideration of appropriate sites (with the funding allocation of £23,400 ring fenced from Ward and Township funds)

Ennerdale Road Fence Panel Replacement

Allocation of £1170 from West Ward Revenue Funds

Middleton Town Centre Management function (including Christmas lights switch on)

Allocation of £17,147 from Township Events Fund

Hazelhurst Drive and Hollin Lane junction pedestrian guardrail

Application deferred

Windermere Road Bollards

Allocation of £286 from West Ward Capital funds



Reasons for the Decisions


Management of the Middleton Township Fund is delegated to the Middleton

Township Devolved Funding & Devolved Services Sub Committee.


Middleton Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the

Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities.


To enable the committee to monitor and review the use of the Middleton

Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the fund.

Eligible for call – in

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