Issue details

Ward Member Grant Scheme

At its meeting on 2 March 2020, the Council agreed its Budget for 2020/21, included within which was a Ward Member grant allocation for each Councillor of £500. This has now been reviewed in the light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the context of Members’ role supporting their communities and providing community leadership. Following the review, the Leader has determined that the allocation for each Councillor will now be £1,000 as set out in the attached report.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant 2 wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/03/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Council is responding to the Covid-19 outbreak and needs to ensure that arrangements are in place to support local communities. Th espeed with which resources may be required as a result of the outbreak means that it was not possible to give 28 days prior notification of the decision, nor to wait for the expiration of the call-in period.

Decision due: 23 March 2020 by The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Lead member: The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Contact: Richard Wyles, Interim Director of Finance, Section 151 Officer Email: Tel: 01476 40 63 75.


As this decision has been made under special urgency provisions, the Chairman of the Finance, Economic Development and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been consulted.