Decision details


Decision Maker: County Council Local Committee for Allerdale

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Members considered a report from the Corporate Director – Health, Care and Community Services which provided members with an update on the activities of the Allerdale Community Services Team and presented the budget for the current financial year.


Area Planning


Area Planning activity took place as private member briefing sessions following local committee and would continue to be held regularly during the year.


In addition, the Joint Liaison Group with Allerdale Borough Council had been re-established where existing and potential areas of joint working were discussed. The first meeting took place on 15 November 2017.


Member Champions


The Area Manager explained that Allerdale Local Committee currently had two member champions for Armed Forces and Children’s.


At its meeting of Cabinet held on 19 October 2017, it was reported that Cumbria was been awarded Time to Change Hub status in April 2017 despite considerable competition from other Local Authorities in the North West. In doing so Cumbria became the first Local Authority in the North West to obtain Hub status. This had attracted both funding and training support from Time to Change nationally.


Contributions from Time to Change was to be used towards the staff time required to coordinate and support the Hub partnership, including the administration of a Champions Fund to support local activity, with £10,000 being allocated to this.


The Champions were to be nominated, one from each local committee and this report sought a nomination for this role from Allerdale Local Committee.


Members were aware that in other local committee areas a number of champions had been appointed which Allerdale Local Committee did not have.  They suggested that the Area Manager brought a report on Allerdale Local Committee Champions to a future meeting, and to include the appointment of the Member Wellness Champion in this report.  This was AGREED.




(1)       members note the expenditure to 30 November 2017 from the 2017-18 budgets as set out in Appendix 1;

(2)       members note the continuing area planning activity in the current year;

(3)       members note the update on recent activity around Health and Wellbeing across Allerdale;

(4)       members note the update on recent activity in the library service across Allerdale

(5)          members note that a report on Allerdale Local Committee Champions will be brought to a future meeting.

Report author: Valerie Ayre

Publication date: 08/12/2017

Date of decision: 05/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2017 - County Council Local Committee for Allerdale

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