The Area Council Manager introduced the item, noting that the contract with Age UK for a further year of the service for isolated and vulnerable older people had now been issued. Targets were due to be agreed shortly.
Members noted that the Working Together Fund was allocated a total budget of £202,038 from the Area Council. A total amount of £147,249 had been approved, leaving £54,789. Acknowledged were a number of applications expected to be submitted, however it was suggested that the fund be promoted again to encourage further applications before the end of the financial year.
It was noted that the Clean, Green and Tidy contract with Twiggs Grounds Maintenance had started on 1st November, 2017 and the detail of this had been discussed earlier in the meeting.
Those present heard that the community magazine had recently been printed and would be distributed before Christmas. Members discussed further print runs of the magazine, noting that production was at nil cost due to the advertisements and were supportive of further editions. It was suggested that further consideration ought to be given to measuring the impact of the magazine where possible.
(i) That the update report be received;
(ii) That the position on the Clean and Tidy Contract be noted;
(iii) That two further editions of the community magazine be produced, and with further detail regarding costs for distribution be considered at a future meeting;
(iv) That the financial situation for the Area Council be noted.