Agenda item


[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.



Members received a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which provided members with recommendations and matters to note relating to budget commitments, grant allocations from the recommendations of its Strategic Grants Panel and other relevant matters relating to area planning.


The Area Manager informed the Committee he had received confirmation today that there was now the ability to carry forward funding.


The local members for Brampton and Longtown welcomed the funding extension of the AD122 Bus Service and offered their support and dialogue with the provider.


The Area Manager outlined the exceptional difficulties encountered to deliver the environmental lighting on Eden Bridge.  The local members for Stanwix Urban and Houghton and Irthington raised their disappointment that the scheme would not be delivered.  Following discussion it was agreed that the unallocated £20,000 would be used to re?instate this project.


The local Member for Botcherby asked for an update regarding the Thirwell Gardens/Jonny Bulldogs Lonning Scheme.  The Chair confirmed this scheme was not part of the funding referred to in this report and that an update would be provided direct with the Member.


The local Member for Botcherby, whilst welcoming the proposed scheme with regards to the London Road Bridge to Melbourne Park, raised his concerns that the funding available would not cover the costs of the project.  The Area Manager confirmed the funding allocated was to undertaken an initial feasibility study in preparation for any future funding which may become available.


The local Member for Dalston and Burgh received confirmation that refurbishment of the Edward 1 Monument would be undertaken.


RESOLVED,   that


                          (1)          the commitments made and the remaining balances within delegated budgets together with the grants detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be noted;


                          (2)          the following grants made from the Area Planning Fund (also detailed in Appendix 2 of the report) be noted:-


                                        (i)      £5,000 to Carlisle CAB towards the Carlisle Rural Outreach Project (CROP) in Longtown and Brampton;


                                        (ii)     £4,000 to Aupeer Community Interest Company (a Cumbrian based autism led not for profit organisation founded in 2021) towards start-up costs;


                                        (iii)    £5,000 to Rebuild Community Interest Company towards equipment during start-up phase;


                          (3)          grants made from its 0-19 Funding as listed below and summarised in Appendix 3 of the report be noted:-


                                        (i)      £4,000 to CADAS to deliver group awareness sessions within school settings;

                                                  (NB This is a one off payment, for one year only due to exceptional circumstances for increased demand.  The Panel does not normally agree to fund staffing costs).


                                        (ii)     £2,500 to Yewdale Community Nursery towards a post Covid early years wellbeing and development community project;


                                        (iii)    £2,000 to The Gillford Pathways Charity towards a multi-purpose sensory room in the Gillford Centre;


                                        (iv)    £600 to The Friends of Bishop Harvey Goodwin School towards funding of free fruit for Key Stage 2;


                          (4)          the changes to COMF funded projects (as outlined in Appendix 4 of the report) be agreed;


                          (5)          the unallocated £20,000 would be used to deliver the Environmental Lighting scheme on Eden Bridge.


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