[Electoral Divisions: All]
To consider a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services
This report outlines proposals, following a Local Committee seminar on 24 February 2021, toallocate the communities budget during the year 2021/22.
A report was considered from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services regarding the Local Committee Devolved Budget Allocations. The report outlined proposals, following a Local Committee seminar on 24 February 2021, to allocate the communities budget during the year 2021/22.
The Area Manager guided members through the report and advised that members had reviewed the budget lines at a seminar session on 24 February 2021.
A member referred to the population numbers in the Electoral Divisions. She asked that the figure for Penrith East be reviewed due to the increase in new housing developments in the division. The same member suggested a member discussion on how the Environment Fund money would be allocated. The Area Manager confirmed the intention to hold a seminar on this issue and undertook to review the Penrith East population figures.
A member asked if money could be vired between budgets at any time of the year. With reference to the priorities table at Appendix A to the report, the same member asked if priorities could be amended. On the priority table, under the Rural Issues Working Group priorities, the member asked that the first sub priority link be amended to read ‘’integrated public and community transport’. The member referenced Integrated Care Communities, and asked for regular updates on the issue, particularly in relation to mental health. The Area Manager suggested that the proposed change be discussed at the working group and ratified at a future member workshop.
The Chair presented the recommendations to the Committee for agreement. As there was no dissent, it was,
1 £24,332 is allocated to Area Planning from the Local Committee base budget.
2 £18,000 is allocated to Community Grants from the Local Committee base budget.
3 £29,464 is allocated to 0-19 Grants from the Local Committee base budget.
4 £10,000 is allocated to 0-19 Strategic development from the Local Committee base budget.
5 £9,696 be allocated to the School Crossing Patrol Servicefrom the Local Committee base budget.
6 £17,016 be allocated towards 11-19 Universal Servicesfrom the Local Committee base budget under the allocations described in paragraph 4.14.
7 The decision by Council to allocate an amount of£34,870 towards the Money Advice Service from the Local Committeebase budget be noted.
8 The allocation of an Environment Fund of £200,000, which is a one-off allocation for 2021/22 only be noted