Report of the Stronger Communities Portfolio Holder
The Stronger Communities Portfolio Holder submitted a report (previously circulated) updating Members on the spend to date against the Stronger Communities Fund and requesting that Members give consideration to continuation of the scheme into the 2023/24 financial year.
The submitted report stated that Cabinet agreed, at its meeting held on 8 February 2022 to the continuation of the scheme into the 2022/23 financial year as part of the MTFP; the fund enables Members to use an allocated amount of money to deliver the objectives of building stronger communities; each Councillor had been allocated £1k; and details were provided of the spend against the £50k to date, together with information on what had been delivered in wards on an individual Councillor basis. Members noted the deadline of 24 March 2023.
RESOLVED – (a) That the current spend against the £50k be noted.
(b) That the Economy and Resources Scrutiny Committee be advised that the Communities and Local Services Scrutiny Committee support the continuation of the scheme in the 2023/24 financial year.