The North East Area Council Manager introduced this item and updated Members regarding the North East Area Council budget and progress in each ward in expending the Ward Alliance Fund in line with priorities. It was highlighted that current spend is on target. Final figures will be shared with Members when they are available. Ward Alliance spending is also on target.
(i) Members note the current position of the Area Council Devolved Ward Budget and Ward Alliance Funds, and
(ii) Each Ward prioritises the efficient expenditure of the Ward Alliance funds in line with the guidance on spend.