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Meeting: 28/09/2020 - County Council Local Committee for Eden (Item 23)


[Electoral Divisions: All]


To consider a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services.


The Area Manager’s report brings together information from across the Community teams including Community Development and Services, Public Health and Waste Prevention. This report provides Local Committee with an update on the work of each area, identified activity against priorities, highlights current issues and provides an overview of the budget position.

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Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services, which brought together information from across the community teams including community development and services as well as public health. This report provided Local Committee with an update on the work of each area identified activity against priorities, highlighted current issues and provided an overview of the budget position.  

The Eden Local Committee Communities Budget allocation is based upon the 2020-21 Budget agreed by Council on 13 February 2020. The Local Committee is able to vire funding between budget lines during the course of the financial year, subject to any restrictions set by Cabinet and/or Council regulating the use of such funds. The Committee is not able to vire money from capital budgets to revenue budgets.

The Area Manager took members through the report.

He reassured members that the local multi-agency community group would continue to meet to review recovery and collectively manage/escalate any emerging issues. The team was currently talking to local support agencies about additional capacity that could be secured to further support Eden residents via local application of a hardship fund recently awarded to the Council from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The Children and Young people working group met on 8 September. The group finalised their proposal to ask Local Committee to endorse Coaches in Mind – an emotional wellbeing and mental health pilot project in Eden – in support of the group’s strategic priority. The project, which would be delivered by Carlisle Eden Mind, aimed to deliver an online and face to face emotional wellbeing coaching and mentoring programme for young people in secondary schools in Eden. All five secondary schools had agreed to participate. Funding would enable 150 young people across the district to access the programme.

Members heard a grant application from Right2Work to enable a local scheme supporting young people with learning disabilities and complex needs into local outdoor work placements. The group supported the officer recommended amount of £4,618.60. More details on this project can be found in appendix J of the report.

On discussing the Local Committee’s 0-19 budget the CYPWG noted that, following grant awards to a number of excellent projects, the budget was now reporting a balance of £1,386.40.  Given the expected additional needs of young people recovering from COVID-19, the group would like to recommend that Local Committee agrees to vire £10,000 from Area Planning to 0-19 to continue to support youth projects in Eden at this important time.

At the Local Committee meeting of 31 October 2018, members considered a report on the establishment of Local Committee working groups. The report asked members to constitute three Eden Local Committee working groups and agree membership of these, in line with the County Council’s Constitution.

The Area Manager offered an apology to the members as he had inadvertently included an old version of the Terms of Reference for the working groups.  He asked that this discussion be deferred until the next  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23