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Decision details


Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2019/2020. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.


Councillors Cain and Hobson of Bloomfield Ward have requested £560 as funding to the Highways Department to remove the current pedestrian guard rails and replace with barriers to prevent scooter users cutting through the guard rails in a dangerous manner at the location of the alleyway between Central Drive and Henry Street.


Councillors Burdess and Hutton of Clifton Ward have requested:

(i)£248.99 as funding to Mereside and Friends in Action for raffle prizes, DJ, Santa, and selection boxes for those attending the Christmas Lights Switch On Event at Mereside Boys and Girls Club in December 2019.  This is a retrospective application due to the Pre Election Period.

(ii)£1,820 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of alley gates at 24-26 June Avenue.


Councillors Brookes and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested £1,585 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of an alley gate at Sedburgh Avenue to improve security and prevent fly tipping in the area.


Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £30.37 as funding to Blackpool Coastal Housing to provide a buffet meal for the residents using the Lostock Community Centre at an Open Day to promote community engagement. This application is submitted as a solo application due to Cllr Mrs Henderson MBE being unable to provide a signature due to her current illness.


Councillors Mrs Callow and P Callow of Norbreck Ward have requested £615 as funding to Norbreck Primary Academy to help pay for the coach travel for the school choir to perform at The Royal Festival Hall, London.


Councillors O’Hara and Robertson BEM of Waterloo Ward have requested £100 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for one day’s work for the Community Payback Team to clear weeds and debris in an area to the rear of odd numbered properties on Stamford Avenue.



The Leader of the Council agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:


To authorise the requests, as submitted.


Publication date: 07/02/2020

Date of decision: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

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