The report was introduced by the Area Council Manager, and attention drawn to the levels of finance carried forward, and current levels of expenditure. From April 2016 the Devolved Ward Budget has been withdrawn. Each Ward Alliance has a budget of £10,000. The Area Council has devolved a further £10,000 to each Ward Alliance. 50% of the total Ward allocation requires match-funding.
(i) The report be noted and
(ii) Each Ward in the North Area Council that has carried over Devolved Ward Budget from 2015/16 has identified a specific project for the spend. These projects needs to be prioritised in the next 6 months to ensure the efficient expenditure of the remaining Devolved Ward Budgets.