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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Apologies for absence

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Received from Councillors Janet Burgess MBE, Jason Jackson and Anjna Khurana.


Declaration of substitute members

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Declarations of interest


If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

·         if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

·         you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.


If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.


*(a)Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b)   Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c)  Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)    Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e)    Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f)   Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

(g)   Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital.  


This applies to all members present at the meeting.


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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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CONFIRMED as a correct record.



That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 September 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.



Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none



(a) That the new proposals and changes to previous proposals submitted by Ward councillors, as set out in Appendix A to the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be approved in principle, subject to the Corporate Director of Fairer Together being satisfied that the necessary checks have been made and any other issues resolved.

(b) That the declarations of interest made by councillors and detailed at paragraph 4.6 of the report ne noted.

(c) That applications for funding for political activities and costs for individuals be not eligible for the Local Initiatives Fund.

(d) That that the majority of the temporary revised measures for new and previously funded Local Initiative Fund projects implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as detailed in the report to the Executive on 30 April 2020, be continued.

(e) That the Corporate Director Fairer Together, in consultation with the Executive Member for Community Development, be authorised to make changes to the use of previously awarded funding, with new applications to be considered by the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee.


Reasons for decision

The Local Initiatives Fund was an effective way of addressing local priorities and provided a mechanism for Ward councillors to support small projects which might otherwise not be funded. Proposals submitted for approval represented a wide range of activity and would deliver significant benefit to local communities.


Other options considered



Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted