The North Area Council Manager introduced this item and highlighted the function of the Priority Working Groups, giving appropriate background information. It was reported that the working groups have been invaluable in ensuring that each ward is represented in the planning, development and delivery of Area Council service design and projects designed to benefit the North Area as a whole and that it is now necessary for each ward to adopt at least one priority or project per member.
It was explained that volunteers are being sought for a number of priorities and projects, including:
1. Opportunities for Young People
2. Health and Wellbeing
5. Economic Regeneration
6. Community Magazine Editorial Group
7. Stronger communities grants (2019/20)
Members were asked to confirm with their ward colleagues that they are happy to be aligned to a specific priority project.
(i) The North Area Council Members consult with their Ward colleagues and adopt at least one priority or project per member, and
(ii) In doing so, the representative agrees to participate in priority working groups to ensure that each ward is represented in planning, development and delivery of projects that benefit the North Area as a whole.