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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Gleadless Valley Methodist Church, Blackstock Road, S14 1FT

Contact: Jennie Skiba, Democratic Services  Email:

No. Item


Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public.


Apologies for Absence


Exclusion of the Press and Public

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


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 9 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee meetings held on 19 May 2021 and 7 July 2021.

Additional documents:


Authorisation of the Community Services Manager to take decisions on behalf of the Committee pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Report of Nik Hamilton, Interim Head of Service, Communities.



The Community Services Manager, submitted a report setting out the mechanism for the Local Area Committee to enable decisions to be taken quickly and to respond to emerging issues by authorising the Community Services Manager to make decisions on expenditure between Committee meetings, subject to certain conditions.




RESOLVED: That the South Local Area Committee authorises the Community Services Manager to make decisions on expenditure from any budgets allocated to the Local Area Committee provided that:


·       The decision is taken in consultation with the Local Area Committee Chair

·       Spending is in line with any specific purposes of the allocated budget

·       The decision may not approve expenditure of more than £5,000

·       A report detailing the delegated spending decisions taken by the Community Services Manager is presented to the next Local Area Committee meeting.



Reasons for Decision



The proposal to authorise decisions on any budgets allocated to the Committee can be discharged, in part, by the Community Services Manager will ensure the Committees can respond quickly to emerging local issues.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected



All decisions relating to budgets allocated to the Local Area Committee

could be decided at Formal Committee Meetings only. Whilst this approach would ensure the involvement of all members of the committee, it would mean that decisions to allocate spending for emerging and urgent local issues may not be made in a timely fashion.



Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted






Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration






Respective Director Responsible for Implementation


Executive Director People Services




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee





Local Area Committees

Presentation by Diane Owens, Local Area Manager.


Understanding Community Priorities - feedback session

At the close of the formal meeting, there will be an opportunity to take part in some informal discussions about area priorities with Elected Members and the South LAC Team.


Date of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting is to be confirmed.