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Agenda and decisions

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Apologies for Absence

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Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public.

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting.

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve the minutes of the Committee held on 25 October, 2022.

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North East Local Area Committee Budget Report pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Report of Lindsey Hill, Local Area Committee Manager (to follow).

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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 recommended a further priority. This was a new priority not previously identified in the approved Community Plan and was requested as an addition following a presentation on the cost of living crisis at the meeting held 25 October, 2022. At the meeting in July 2022, a contingency budget of £20,000 was reserved for the delivery of unforeseen priorities and activities. The LAC was asked to formally agree that responding to the cost of living crisis be identified as a priority for the LAC and that the £20,000 contingency budget be reallocated to this priority.




RESOLVED: That the North East Local Area Committee: -


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


ii)      Agrees that a new Cost of Living priority be added to the Community Plan, as described in the report, and that the contingency budget of £20,000 previously identified be allocated to this priority and used to fund grants for Welcoming Places, as described in the report, or other activities which address this priority. 




Reasons for Decision




The North East LAC was asked to note the use of funding as per previous decision on 23 September, 2021.




To agree the allocation of the contingency budget to fund cost of living grants that will deliver projects and activities by organisations and groups to address key priority areas identified in the North East Community Plan.





Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The £20,000 contingency fund remained unallocated to spend, other options such as using the funds to deliver lower priority actions in the eight priorities set out in the Community Plan were considered but the deliverable actions were not considered achievable within the remaining three months of 2022/23. 



Community Safety

To receive a presentation on Community Service.

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Roadshow interactive session

The live webcast to be paused to allow public participation in this interactive session.

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Formal referrals to Policy Committees

To note the attached document containing updates on any referrals to policy committees.

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Public Questions and Petitions pdf icon PDF 122 KB

(a)  to receive any questions or petitions from members of the public; and


(b)  to note the attached document setting out the responses to questions raised at the last meeting, which were not provided at the meeting.

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