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COMMUNITY ASSET REVIEW

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet is recommended to approve approach and implementation for the Community Asset Strategy.

 

 

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed further forward funding of £480,000 from the Investment Fund to enable the delivery of the programme over a 2 year period to support the production and implementation of the Community Asset Strategy;

 

(2)  approved the use of the CBAT tool for awarding rent subsidies capped at a maximum level of 70%, to VCSOs leasing the Council’s community buildings;

 

(3)  agreed to the creation of Community Hubs across the Connecting Communities Network areas; and

 

(4)  delegated authority to review and implement the outputs of the 2 year programme to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Strategic Director for Economic Growth and Housing.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

To do nothing is not an option for the reasons set out in this report and would result in a missed opportunity by the Council in the efficient use of its assets and resources to support residents and VCSOs in the Borough.  The greater risk to the council is the failure of VCSOs to expand and enhance provision of local services to communities which would ultimately cost the Council more in delivery.  Approximately 70% of leases have expired presenting a significant risk to the Council and requiring remedial action.

 

Report author: Huw Rhys Lewis

Publication date: 11/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2019 - Cabinet

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