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Decision details

L08-21 - Area Board Decisions - Online Meetings (Period 7)

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Military-Civilian Integration, Economic Development, Heritage, Arts, Tourism, and Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report sets out decisions requested from Area Boards between 1 – 31 October 2021.

 

Area Board meetings have been held online and have been accessible to the public via Microsoft Teams for those wishing to take part and contribute to discussions on grant funding, decisions on delegations and key priorities. In addition, meeting recordings could be viewed through a link provided on the agenda and meeting page from the council website (published 5 clear days in advance).

 

This report seeks a decision from the Leader of the Council to confirm decisions, following the discussions and recommendations at the Area Board meetings. It is not possible for the Area Boards to formally make the decisions at this time as they are unable to meet in person on public-health advice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decision:

I approve that all funding decisions, decisions on delegations, and key priorities taken at Area Boards held online between 1 – 31 October 2021, be approved.

 

Thursday 7 October 2021 7.00pm Trowbridge Area Board

Tuesday 12 October 7.00pm Marlborough Area Board

Wednesday 13 October 7.00pm Bradford-on-Avon Area Board

Thursday 14 October 7.00pm Corsham Area Board

 

The decision was published on Tuesday 9 November 2021 and will come into effect on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure community priorities are met by the projects identified by allowing determination of Area Board funding decisions in a timely manner.

Alternative options considered:

Since formal (in-person) Area Board meetings are not taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic it is considered that determination by the Leader (following recommendation from the Area Board) ensures timely and transparent decision-making with local area input.

 

An alternative option would be for the Leader to make the decisions following recommendation from the local members, however the proposed process is preferred as it also allows for discussion with the public about grant applications at online meetings. 

 

Each Area Board’s funding decisions will be considered on its merits and in light of representations received from Area Board members and the public during the 5 days consultation period ahead of the meeting, and any raised during the meeting.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Leader will make funding decisions, delegations and agreed priorities following discussion and reflecting subsequent questions of the Area Board members and members of the public.

 

All items will be detailed within the agenda packs for the relevant Area Boards and available to view online (available 5 days prior to the meeting dates). Members of the public wishing to make representations on the decisions should feed this in at the relevant Area Board meeting to be factored into the Board’s recommendation to the Leader. An account of any feedback and recommendations made at each Area Board will be presented to the Leader.

Contact: Matt Hitch, Democratic Services Officer Email: matthew.hitch@wiltshire.gov.uk Email: Matthew.Hitch@Wiltshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 09/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 25/11/2021

Call-in deadline date: 24/11/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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