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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 129 KB

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

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Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To approve the minutes of the Committee held on 17th March and 18th May, 2022.

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Public Questions and Petitions

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

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South West Local Area Committee - Proposed Spend 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

a.             Presentation by Denise Devoto, South West Local Area Committee Manager

b.             South West Delivery Plan

c.              Breakout groups on proposed spend

     d.        Summary feedback from the breakout groups

     e.        Discussion and approval of the spend by Members

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Each Local Area Committee has a £100,000 budget to address local priorities, identified within their respective Community Plans.  This report sets out details of the proposed spending in respect of this £100,000 during the 2022/23 financial year.  This report gives an overview of the general categories of proposed expenditure and seeks authorisation from the South West Local Area Committee to permit the Community Services Manager, in consultation with the LAC Chair, to spend monies to address identified priorities within the Community Plan.




RESOLVED: That the South West Local Area Committee:-


(i)       notes the proposed anticipated expenditure against the £100,000 budget to address local priorities in the South West LAC Community Plan in 2022/23, as detailed in the report, be noted.


(ii)      to the extent that it is not covered by existing authority, authorises the Community Services Manager to make decisions on expenditure relating to the priorities set out in the report provided that:


         the decision is taken in consultation with the Local Area Committee Chair,

         the decision may not approve expenditure on any element in excess of the anticipated limit for that element set out in the report, and

         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 South West LAC is asked to note the broad allocation of funding under the priority headings identified to assist its ability to monitor its budget, and to authorise the Community Services Manager to approve expenditure above the current delegated authority in certain circumstances so that delivery of the Community Plan is not delayed.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected









Decisions on any expenditure above the existing authority to the Community Services Manager could be reserved to the LAC but this would delay delivery of priority actions to address specific issues identified in the Community Plan.


All decisions on expenditure to support Community Plan priorities could be delegated to officers.  However, this would restrict the LAC’s ability to monitor its delegated budget and delivery of the Community Plan.