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Cabinet Decision: 24th May 2018
Title of Item/Report
Community Participation Budget Report
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on the Community Participation Budget. The report highlighted the information provided to the People Select Committee on 18th December outlining the financial situation with regards the Community Participation Budget and the details of the uncommitted Ward allocations at that time. The report also provided an update on the financial situation and highlighted the success of a high level of committed Ward budgets for 2017/18.

RESOLVED that:

1. The continued use of the Community Participation Budget Guidance be endorsed with the expenditure of any uncommitted Ward allocations of the Community Participation Budget to be considered at the discretion of the Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport.

2. The process of officers providing recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport of potential changes to the list of eligible projects and how the budget is allocated across the Wards be endorsed.
Reasons for the Decision
Financial concern has been raised at the level in previous years of the level of uncommitted funds of the Community Participation Budget being carried forwarded.

Intervention as required at the discretion of the Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport would seek to allay these concerns and ensure expenditure and commitment of this budget.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 4 June 2018.
Attachment

Date of Publication: 29 May 2018


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