The Area Council Manager spoke to the item, first referring to the Working Together Fund. Members noted that just over £105,000 remained allocated to the fund, but panels had been arranged to be held in April and July.
The meeting discussed the composition of the panel and it was agreed that Councillor Wilson and Unsworth would represent their respective wards.
With regards to the procurement for a new Clean and Tidy Service, it was noted that discussions were taking place regarding TUPE implications from the existing service. As soon as this was resolved, the tender would be advertised. It was agreed that a representative from each of the wards would sit on the tender evaluation panel, and dates would be circulated once available.
The attention of Members was drawn to the finance update provided. It was noted that around £50,000 remained in the 2017/18 budget. Members discussed potential uses of the finance, including potentially devolving finance to the Ward Alliance, and funding targeted environmental enforcement in the area. As part of the discussion, following receipt of positive feedback, it was agreed to fund the distribution of an additional edition of the community magazine.
(i) That the report be received;
(ii) That Councillors Wilson and Unsworth represent their respective wards as part of the Working Together Fund Grants Panel;
(iii) That a Member of each of the Penistone East and Penistone West Wards takes part in the tender evaluation panel for the Clean and Tidy Service;
(iv) That the production and distribution of a further edition of the community magazine is approved at a cost of £3,362.