Decisions

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Decisions published

24/11/2022 - Acceptance of £185k grant from Historic England towards the next phase of repairs at Toneworks, Wellington and the creation of a supplementary budget for that amount ref: 1409    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Economic Development, Planning and Transportation Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Details of decision: 

 

The portfolio holder approves a supplementary capital budget of £207,596 in respect of Capital Repairs at Toneworks, Wellington, and accepts funding of £185,596 from Historic England plus allocated £22,000 from New Homes Bonus Earmarked Reserve to fund the budget increase.

 

Following the successful delivery of Phases 1 and 2 repair at Toneworks with external funding from DCMS, Historic England has offered a further £185,596 following a formal application for funds by SWT. This funding is to allow the continuation of contractors on site to allow a seamless continuation of works into Phase 3.

 

This grant was offered on the 10 November 2022 and must be spent by 15 March 2023.

 

The project delivery is exceptionally complex and within a tight timeframe. We will continue to work in tandem with our funder and stakeholders through any issues that arise.

 


24/11/2022 - Warm Spaces Funding ref: 1408    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Community Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Details of decision: 

To grant £50,000 to Somerset Community Foundation as part of its Warms Spaces and wider Cost Of Living programme.

 

Reasons for proposed decision: 

To support the work of the Somerset Community Foundation in delivering a Cost of Living Programme.

 

Somerset Community Foundation has established a ‘Cost of Living Appeal’ programme which in due course will support additional core costs for VCSE groups and projects that will help meet the needs of struggling and vulnerable households. In this first phase the Foundation has launched the Warm Somerset Spaces Fund, from which a venue can ask for up to £1,000 to stay open longer this winter to offer a warm place for people in their community.

 

More detail is in the attached report: http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/b6023/Cost%20of%20Living%20Working%20Group%20Report%2019th-Oct-2022%2010.00%20Executive.pdf?T=9

 

This expenditure will be funded from General Fund in year underspends