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Decision details

Refresh of Ward Committees

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report provides an update on budget resources allocated to the council’s wards. It proposes options for using the various funding streams allocated together with approaches to deepening the council’s engagement with local residents.

The Executive will be asked to agree the proposals to develop the council’s approach to ward working.


Resolved:  (i)      That the following be approved:

a)   The criteria for the Safer Communities Fund set out in paragraph 6 of the report;

b)   The proposal for member development set out in paragraph 9;

c)   The allocation for highways funding and the draft updated process for identification of schemes set out in paragraph 12;

d)   The revised basis for allocation of ward funding set out in paragraph 17;

e)   The updated process for Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP) schemes set out in paragraph 18.


(ii)      That the Social Value Engine be endorsed as a method for evaluating ward schemes.


(iii)     That the proposals for resident engagement and the use of ‘Planning for Real’ set out in paragraph 25 onwards be endorsed.


(iv)    That the proposals for Parish Liaison be endorsed.


(v)     That the ideas for future development set out in paragraph 38 onwards be noted.


Reason:     To support the Council’s commitment to working with local communities and devolving power and budgets to residents.

Report author: Charlie Croft

Publication date: 30/08/2019

Date of decision: 29/08/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/08/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 03/09/2019

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