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Decision details

South East Local Area Committee Budget Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision:

9.1

The Committee considered a report of the Community Services Manager that advised each Local Area Committee had a £100,000 budget to address local priorities, identified within their respective Community Plans.  The report set out details of the spend in respect of the £100,000 that had been authorised by the Community Services Manager, in consultation with the LAC Chair and in accordance with the delegation granted in September 2021. 

 

The report highlighted current spend and also requested approval for spend for a CCTV camera for the South East area. The report also requested that any underspend achieved from the priorities be re invested into the three key priorities within the community plan.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That the South East Local Area Committee: -

 

i)               Noted the expenditure against the £100,000 budget to address local priorities in the South East LAC in 2022/3, as detailed in the report.

 

ii)              Approves the purchase of a mobile CCTV camera for the South East LAC area as described in the report.

 

iii)            Agreed that any underspend of funds may be used for any projects within the three key priorities within the community plan and is not limited to the allocated budgets for those priorities reported to the LAC at its meeting in June 2022.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The South East LAC was asked to note the use of funding as per previous decision of September 2021, in line with the South East LAC community plan and priorities.

 

 

9.3.2

The South East LAC was asked to agree the allocation of £10,078 to fund the mobile CCTV camera for the South East area as this meets a priority within the Crime and Community safety theme within the plan.

 

 

9.3.3

The South East LAC was asked to approve the use of the remaining contingency funds for any identified project within the 3 themes, this would ensure the £100,000 is completely spent.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

Other lower priority actions in the Community Plan were considered to profile anticipated spending against, but the deliverable actions were not considered achievable within the remaining 3 months of 2022/23.  This would also limit the ability for community organisations and groups to be involved to deliver projects and activities across the breadth of the key priorities identified.

 

 

 

Publication date: 17/01/2023

Date of decision: 11/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2023 - South East Local Area Committee

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