Agenda and minutes

County Council Local Committee for Carlisle
Thursday, 31st May, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Conference Room A/B, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD

Contact: Lynn Harker  Email: lynn.harker@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

To elect a Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that Mr CF Weber be appointed Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Mr Weber thereupon took the Chair.

 

2.

ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

To elect a Vice-Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,     that Mr J Mallinson be appointed Vice?Chair of the Local Committee for the ensuing year.

 

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence on this occasion.

 

4.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

            (a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

            (a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the authority; and

 

            (b)       Either –

 

(i)                 The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)               If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

 

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest on this occasion.

 

5.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,    that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 20 – Recovery of Community Grant (minute 20 refers) by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There are no public questions, statements or petitions to be considered at this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no public questions, statements or petitions to be considered at this meeting.

 

7.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee held on 26 March 2018 (copy enclosed).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee held on 26 March 2018 be confirmed as circulated and thereupon signed by the Chair.

 

8.

CARLISLE FOODBANK UPDATE pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

This report provides Local Committee with an update on the Carlisle Foodbank service and how the support from Carlisle Local Committee has been used.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Rachael Rodway representing Carlisle Foodbank attended for this item of business.)

 

The Committee received a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which provided an update on the Carlisle Foodbank and how the support from Carlisle Local Committee had contributed to the service.

 

A discussion took place regarding the use of the Foodbank in 2017 and members noted that over 6,000 people had sought help.  The increasing use of the Foodbank was highlighted and members were informed that if it continued to rise it may be necessary to ration food in the future. 

 

The Committee raised their concerns regarding the possible rationing of food and highlighted the Fareshare Scheme which may help alleviate the problem.  It was agreed that an officer from the County Council would facilitate discussions between Fareshare and the Foodbank.

 

The Committee were informed that due to the lack of volunteers the food collection from Greggs Bakery no longer took place.  The local Member for Stanwix Urban agreed to contact the local Rotary Club with a view to seeking volunteers to reinstate the service.

 

Members were informed that the Foodbank had temporarily relocated to the Nisi Prius building on English Street, Carlisle but continued to seek a more permanent solution.  It was agreed that further discussions would take place with officers of the County Council regarding more permanent premises.

 

The Committee welcomed the benefits of the Surplus Food Waste Project.

 

RESOLVED,     that

 

                            (1)       the report be noted;

 

                            (2)       an officer from the County Council facilitate discussions between Fareshare and the Foodbank;

 

                            (3)       further discussions take place with officers of the County Council regarding more permanent premises for Carlisle Foodbank.

 

9.

COMMUNITY BUDGET - ACTIVITY AND FINANCE STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 107 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides an update on its agreed activity, a financial statement in support of these activities and requests decisions on a range of issues.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which contained recommendations for grants and asked members to consider, note and approve recommendations in respect of:-

 

Ø   budget commitments;

Ø   grant allocations from the recommendations of its Strategic Grants Panel;

Ø   other relevant matters relating to Area Planning.

 

RESOLVED,     that

 

                            (1)       the commitments made and the remaining balances within delegated budgets (as detailed in appendix 1) be noted;

 

                            (2)       the allocation of the following grants from the General Provision budget be approved:-

 

                                        (a)     £2,000 to Spiral towards further development of the Group;

 

                                        (b)     £1,250 to Meals on Wheels towards costs of marketing and database development;

 

                                        (c)     £1,000 to AWAZ Cumbria towards the costs of Carlisle UNity Festival;

 

                                        (d)     £1,250 to Morton Community Centre towards the costs of new chairs;

 

                                        (e)     £3,000 to Citizens Advice Bureau towards the interim costs of an energy switching funding project;

 

                            (3)       the following grants previously allocated from the General Provision budget be decommitted:-

 

                                        (a)     £3,125 earmarked for the building of Longtown Multi Use Games Area;

 

                                        (b)     £750 awarded to Greystone Community Centre for support during the floods;

 

                                        (c)     £3,600 earmarked for the development of road safety measures in Richmond Green;

 

                            (4)       the allocation of the following grants from the 0-19 budget be approved:-

 

                                        (a)     £1,000 to Carlisle Gamers towards the start up costs of the project;

 

                                        (b)     £1,500 to Cumbria Army Cadets: Carlisle Castle Detachment towards the start up cost of new equipment;

 

                                        (c)     £500 to Elim Community Church towards the costs of healthy snacks for Parent and Toddler group;

 

                                        (d)     £800 to 1st Hayton and Holme Eden Guides towards the costs of new equipment;

 

                                        (e)     £1,000 to Denton Holme Community Centre towards the costs of a summer play scheme;

 

                                        (f)      £382 to Junior Football Club towards the start up costs of a tournament;

 

                            (5)       Mr J Mallinson and Mrs C Bowditch be re-appointed to the Henry Lonsdale Trust for a four year term.

 

10.

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP pdf icon PDF 94 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 17 April 2018 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Executive Director – Environment and Infrastructure which gave details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 17 April 2018 and presented their recommendations for approval.

 

During the course of discussion the local Member for Belah raised a concern regarding car parking issues on California Road, Carlisle.  The Committee were informed this was an ongoing problem and it was agreed that options would be discussed at a future meeting of the Carlisle Highways and Transport Working Group.

 

The local Member for Stanwix Urban raised concerns regarding the maintenance of hedges and trees in her Division and it was agreed a report on hedge and tree management would be discussed at a future meeting of the Carlisle Highways and Transport Working Group.

 

The local Member for Dalston and Burgh raised a concern regarding a stretch of highway in Dalston which he considered should be resurfaced.  The Highways Network Officer could not commit any funding to undertake the scheme this financial year.  It was agreed that a guidance note on prioritisation of schemes would be circulated to members and this would be discussed at a future meeting of the Carlisle Highways and Transport Working Group.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,     that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       Carlisle Highways Revenue Budget 2018/19

 

The Committee discussed the allocation from the Highways Revenue budget for Verge Maintenance and noted that the allocated budget only included one weed spray for the Carlisle area.  Members agreed that one spray was insufficient and requested that additional resources be identified and allocated to the budget to allow a second treatment to be undertaken.  It was agreed that this be delegated to the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure in consultation with the Chair and Vice?Chair of the Local Committee. 

 

The Highway Network Manager agreed to provide the local Member for the Yewdale Division with a breakdown of verge maintenance costs and the definition of ‘Special Verges’. 

 

RESOLVED,     that

 

                            (a)       the distribution of the Devolved Highways Maintenance Revenue budget for 2018/19 (as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report) be agreed;

 

                            (b)       additional resources be identified and allocated to the Verge Maintenance budget to allow a second weed spray to be undertaken in the Carlisle area.  The decision be delegated to the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure in consultation with the Chair and Vice?Chair of the Local Committee. 

 

(3)       Carlisle Devolved Highways Capital Budget 2018/19

 

RESOLVED,     that the devolved Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19 (as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report) be approved.

 

(4)       Traffic Regulation Orders - Variation Order 2017/18 - Outcome of Formal Consultation

 

RESOLVED,     that

 

                            (a)       the following objections which were received during the statutory consultation and advertisement be over-ruled and The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation (No. 55) Order 20>< be brought into operation, as advertised (as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report):-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

2018/19 HIGHWAYS BUDGET/PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 92 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report presents the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information, as detailed in the attached appendices.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report by the Executive Director – Environment and Infrastructure which presented the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital Budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress.

 

RESOLVED,     that the following be noted:-

 

                            (1)       the revenue and capital budget allocations for 2018/19 and the commitments and expenditure (as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report);

 

                            (2)       the programme progress information (referred to shown in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report);

 

                            (3)       the Highways Revenue budget which has been split for use against various budget headings.

 

12.

BARTON'S PLACE, CARLISLE - OUTCOME OF THE STATUTORY CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 114 KB

[Electoral Division: Castle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report advises the Local Committee of the outcome of the statutory advertisement and consultation to implement a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on Barton’s Place, Carlisle.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which advised members of the outcome of the statutory advertisement and consultation to implement a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on Barton’s Place, Carlisle.  It was explained that the TRO would implement a One Way restriction and a Prohibition of Motor Vehicles except for access restriction on parts of Barton’s Place (as detailed on the plan attached as Appendix 1 and as summarised in the Notice attached as Appendix 2 in the report).

 

The report sought the Local Committee’s recommendation to overrule the unresolved representation received and proceed to bring the TRO into operation as advertised.

 

RESOLVED,     that the unresolved representation be overruled and that The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation Order (No. 54) (Barton’s Place, Carlisle) 20>< be brought into operation, in full, as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (which are more particularly set out at paragraph 7.2 of the report).

 

13.

JACKSON COURT, BRAMPTON: OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES ORDER 20>< pdf icon PDF 114 KB

[Electoral Division: Brampton]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report seeks approval from the Local Committee to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of an Off-Street Parking Places Order to restrict the available Off-Street parking at Jackson Court, off Moot Lodge, Brampton.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which sought approval from the Local Committee to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of an Off-Street Parking Places Order to restrict the available Off-Street parking at Jackson Court, off Moot Lodge, Brampton (as shown on the location plan attached as Appendix 1 of the report) to staff and visitors of Moot Lodge Residential Care Home only.  It was noted that permits would be issued to eligible persons.

 

It was noted that the report also sought approval to bring the Order into operation should there be no unresolved objections received.

 

The local Member for Brampton, whilst agreeing with the Order, raised his concerns regarding the use of the off?street parking and suggested this should be restricted to visitors to the residential care home only.  It was agreed that this suggestion would be brought to the attention of the Authority’s Property Services Unit.

 

RESOLVED,    

 

                            (1)       to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of a proposal to introduce an Off-Street Parking Places Order (“the Order”) on Jackson Court, Brampton by introducing a combination of Permit Holders Only Parking Places and Parking Places for Disabled Persons Only, together with a dedicated Ambulance Only Parking Place, all of which will be available for use 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week (as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report);

 

                            (2)       that any unresolved representations received to the Order will be reported back to the Local Committee through the Working Group process for determination;

 

                            (3)       that in the event that no unresolved objections are received to the Order (referred to in paragraph (1) above) the Order be brought into operation as advertised having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (referred to in paragraph 7.7 of the report).

 

14.

THE CITADEL: OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES ORDER pdf icon PDF 697 KB

[Electoral Division: Currock]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report sets out the proposals for the relevant off-street parking place order which is required to manage the parking arrangements at the proposed Pay and Display Car Park at The Citadel, Carlisle.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which outlined the proposals for the relevant off-street parking place order which was required to manage the parking arrangements at the proposed Pay and Display Car Park at The Citadel, Carlisle.  The report also set out the proposed process and timeframe to deliver the off-street parking place order. 

 

Members noted that the report sought recommendations from the Local Committee for Carlisle to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of “The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order” (as referred to in the recommendations contained in the report. 

 

The report sought to delegate authority to the Executive Director - Economy and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Chair, Vice?Chair and local Member to consider and determine any unresolved objections which were received to “The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order” and the power to recommend the introduction of “The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order”.

 

A discussion took place regarding the proposed car parking charges.  It was explained the charges were also part of the consultation required for the Traffic Regulation Order and it was agreed that any concerns would be addressed in due course.

 

RESOLVED,    

 

                            (1)       to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of the proposals (as detailed in paragraph 3.1.1 of the report) to introduce an off-street parking places order on The Citadel, car park, (“The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order”) (as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report), with charges and exemptions, to the extent shown in the Schedules (attached as Appendices 2-6 of the report);

 

                            (2)       that in the event that no unresolved objections are received to The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order following the statutory consultation and advertisement period, that The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order be brought into operation as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (referred to at paragraph 8.7 of the report);

 

                            (3)       that in the event of unresolved objections being received toThe Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order following the statutory objection period that Local Committee delegate authority to the Executive Director - Economy and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and local Member, to consider the unresolved objections and to decide whether The Citadel Off-Street Car Park Order should be brought into operation, as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (referred to at paragraph 8.7 of the report).

 

15.

NOMINATION OF GOVERNORS FOR NURSERY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 37 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a schedule by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed).

 

A schedule of recommendations for local authority governor appointments to schools in Carlisle.

 

Minutes:

The Local Committee considered a schedule of recommendations for the nomination of County Council representatives on the governing bodies of county, nursery, primary and secondary schools.

 

RESOLVED,    that, subject to their consent, the following be nominated:-

 

                           School                                                             Nomination

 

                           Inglewood Community Nursery                   Paul Carrigan

                             and Infant School

 

                           Newlaithes Infants School                           Ian Harker

 

                           Newtown Community Primary                     Pamela Birks

                             School

 

                           Petteril Bank Community School                Deborah Earl

 

16.

CUMBRIA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE UPDATE pdf icon PDF 72 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To receive a report from the Chief Fire Officer (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides an overview and expectation in relation to the proposed reinvigoration of Fire Member Champions to support, assist and provide constructive challenge to the Council’s Fire, Rescue and Resilience Directorate.

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Assistant Chief Fire Officer which provided an overview and expectation in relation to the proposed reinvigoration of Fire Member Champions to support, assist and provide constructive challenge to the Council’s Fire, Rescue and Resilience Directorate.

 

The Committee were informed that Member Champions were elected Members who acted as an advocate or spokesperson for a specific area of the Council’s business.  It was explained the main responsibility for each Member Champion was to encourage communication and positive action over the issue they represented.  Members noted that the role of Champion complemented the responsibilities of the respective Portfolio Holder, the Chairs of Scrutiny Committees and other elected members with designated responsibilities.

 

Members discussed the report and offered any necessary support to the Service but felt that, as there were already elected members accountable for the Service, they would not nominate a Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service Champion.  On being put to the vote it was unanimously

 

RESOLVED,     that the Carlisle Local Committee would not nominate a Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service Member Champion.

 

17.

UNIVERSAL YOUTH PROVISION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 124 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides Local Committee with an update on how funding allocated to universal youth provision is being spent, and developments in partnership working between providers.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which gave an update on how funding allocated to universal youth provision was being spent and developments in partnership working between providers.

 

The Committee noted the three stage approach for supporting Universal Youth Provision across the Carlisle area.  Members were informed that the groups who had continued to deliver youth provision had also been afforded the opportunity to work with Cumbria Youth Alliance in gaining quality assurance marks to ensure they were developing and delivering provision that met a national standard for youth work.  It was noted that all groups had achieved the Bronze Level Award and were working towards the Silver Level.

 

The local Member for Yewdale raised a concern regarding the problems incurred in securing youth provision in his Division during April and May because of a shortfall due to the timescale in approving the budget.  It was agreed that this would be investigated further for future allocations.

 

The local Member for Dalston and Burgh raised his concerns at the lack of rural divisions in receipt of funding.  It was acknowledged that the initial project mainly involved urban areas but work was being undertaken to identify partners in the rural divisions. 

 

The local Member for Longtown raised her concerns at the lack of funding allocation for youth provision in her Division.  The Committee were informed that an application would be put forward in future for the inclusion of funding for youth provision in the Longtown area.

 

RESOLVED,     that

 

                            (1)       the report be noted;

 

                            (2)       the combined 0-19 Grants budget fund the delivery of Universal Provision for the 2018-19 financial year as follows:-

 

(a)          £3,000 to the Rock Youth Project;

 

(b)          £3,000 to Petteril Bank Community Centre (Youth Project);

 

(c)          £5,000 to YMCA (Castle Division);

 

(d)          £5,000 to Yewdale Community Centre;

 

(e)          £5,000 to Denton Holme Community Centre;

 

(f)           £5,000 to Botcherby Community Centre;

 

(g)          £5,000 to Belah Community Centre;

 

(h)         £5,000 to Belle Vue Youth Club.

 

18.

MEMBER CHAMPION UPDATES

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To receive verbal updates from Carlisle Member Champions.

 

Minutes:

(1)       Mrs EA Mallinson, Member Champion for Looked After Children informed the Committee there had been no forum meetings since the last update to Local Committee but work was being undertaken to establish Terms of Reference for the countywide Looked After Children Forum.  It was explained that work had continued with Looked After Children officers with the main focus being on the ‘Charter’.  

 

            The Leader gave a positive update on the new Edge of Care provision in Carlisle and extended an invitation to all members to visit the site. 

 

(2)       Mrs V Tarbitt, Member Champion for Carlisle and District Armed Forces Veterans informed the Committee that the Veterans Hub initiative had not progressed due to staff changes and responsibilities at Brampton Community Centre, however, the use of a community facility in Longtown was being investigated.  Members noted that the Police and Crime Commissioner was very supportive of the initiative. 

 

            Members noted that Brampton Legion had extended an invitation to Mrs Tarbitt to attend their monthly meeting as a visible addition to their Group.  It was also explained that the Toby Carvery Saturday Veterans Breakfast continued to meet.  The Committee were informed that their weekend visit this year, supported by the Local Committee’s Community Grant, was to Stirling Castle.  The veterans had extended their thanks and appreciation to Cumbria County Council for their support.

 

(3)       Mrs C Bowditch the Member Champion for Autism informed the Committee that the Authority had recognised the additional difficulties for adults with autism to enter the workplace and had included them in their Apprenticeship Programme with the intention of removing barriers and developing responsibility for themselves to sustain employment.  

 

            Members were also informed that a positive meeting had taken place with ‘Ingenus’, an organisation funded by the Department for Works and Pension whose brief was to develop work and health programmes, with a particular emphasis on autism, in the workplace. 

 

The Chair, on behalf of the Committee, thanked the members for their informative updates.

 

19.

LOCAL COMMITTEE FOR CARLISLE - FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 73 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

The Forward Plan of items for meetings of the Local Committee for Carlisle is attached for information.

 

Minutes:

The current Forward Plan of business for future meetings of the Local Committee was noted.

 

The press and public left the meeting.

 

20.

RECOVERY OF COMMUNITY GRANT

[Electoral Division: Belle Vue]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed).

 

This report asks Carlisle Local Committee for approval to recover a community grant.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which sought approval to recover a community grant.

 

Members were informed that a-not-for profit, community led group, working to develop and protect a local play park had been awarded £7,000 from the Belle Vue Community Grants fund towards the costs of new play equipment at the park on 18 September 2014.

 

The Committee were informed that the project had suffered a number of unforeseen difficulties, and this had led to the Group being given additional time to use the funding beyond the usual period.  However, the terms and conditions of the grant specified that the County Council may seek to recover the grant if the applicant had failed to complete a satisfactory Project Completion Report.

 

It was explained that in October 2017 a final request for a Project Completion Report form was sent to the Group who replied to confirm they would not be proceeding with the project.  Members noted that this now meant that the project would not be completed in line with the criteria and a request was made to recover the full grant of £7,000.

 

The Committee agreed that the full amount of £7,000 should be ring?fenced for use in the Belle Vue Division.

 

RESOLVED,    that

 

                            (1)       the report be noted;

 

                            (2)       the recovery of a grant of £7,000 be approved;

 

                            (3)       the recovered grant of £7,000 be ring?fenced for use in the Belle Vue Division.