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Decisions published

01/04/2021 - EXPANDED RETAIL AND NURSERY BUSINESS RATES DISCRETIONARY DISCOUNTS 2021/22 ref: 1828    Recommendations Approved

To outline the measures to support businesses announced in the budget statement on 3 March 2021 as a result of the continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and seek approval for implementation under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 13/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the implementation of the measures under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 outlined in the background information section.

 


09/04/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1826    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Taylor and L Williams of Claremont Ward have requested £500 as funding to Claremont First Step Community Centre towards providing some Christmas gifts for those impoverished and isolated in the Claremont community over the festive period.  This is a retrospective application due to some confusion with the original application form not being received and those applying for the funding assuming that the money had been granted.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 15/04/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To authorise the request, as submitted.

 


06/04/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 4 APRIL 2021 ref: 1825    Recommendations Approved

The Head of Licensing Service deals with a number of requests for licences under the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act and other pieces of legislations. Details of the licences, applied for and granted are outlined in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Head of Licensing Service

Decision published: 06/04/2021

Effective from: 06/04/2021

Decision:

The Head of Licensing Service agreed to grant the licences as set out in the attached Appendices.

 


16/03/2021 - PLANNING ENFORCEMENT UPDATE REPORT- FEBRUARY 2021 ref: 1812    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 16/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

The Committee considered the summary of planning enforcement activity within Blackpool between 1 February 2021 and 28 February 2021.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the update.


16/03/2021 - PLANNING ENFORCEMENT UPDATE REPORT- JANUARY 2021 ref: 1811    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 16/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

The Committee considered the summary of planning enforcement activity within Blackpool between 1 January 2021 and 31 January 2021.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the update.

 

 

 


16/03/2021 - PLANNING/ENFORCEMENT APPEALS LODGED AND DETERMINED ref: 1810    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 16/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

The Planning Committee considered a report on the Planning Appeals lodged and determined since the last meeting.  The Committee noted that the Council has successfully defended appeals and this would be helpful in terms of the Council’s approach to children’s accommodation.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the update.

 

 


30/03/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1823    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Galley and T Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested £15,000 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of street trees on Anchorsholme Lane to enhance the community.

 

Councillors Burdess and Hutton of Clifton Ward have requested £7,000 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of 2 Sustainable Christmas Trees in Clifton Ward for the festive season.

 

Councillors R Scott and Wing of Greenlands Ward have requested £1,247.90 as funding to Unity Academy to provide Christmas gifts to pupils attending the school during the distressful period of the Covid pandemic to give all attending the school a sense of community and cohesion.  This is a retrospective application due to the fact that the gifts were presented to pupils on the last day of the Christmas term and since then due to the Covid pandemic and national lockdown, it has taken staff many weeks to collate all the information required for this application.

 

Councillors D Coleman and Stansfield of Marton Ward have requested £4,000 as funding to The Friends of the Stanley Park towards repairs to the roof of the Visitors Centre within the Park.

 

Councillors Baker and Roberts of Stanley Ward have requested:

(i)£2,538.11 as funding to the Highways Department for repairs to the Pedestrian Crossing outside St Nicholas School on School Road.

(ii)£7,294 as funding to the Highways Department for the refurbishment of footpaths along Carterville Close, Carisbrooke Avenue and Nairn Close.

(iii)£3,255 as funding to the Highways Department for the refurbishment of footpaths along Midgeland Road.

 

Councillors Hugo and Smith of Talbot Ward have requested £500 as funding to St Johns Primary School towards purchasing equipment to create 3D modelling and to create a garden.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £500 as funding to Blackpool Music Services towards giving pupils within Tyldesley Ward the opportunity to attend music workshops.

 

Councillors D Scott and M Scott of Warbreck Ward have requested £3,081.40 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a Sustainable Christmas Tree in Warbreck Ward for the festive season.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

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

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


30/03/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 29 MARCH 2021 ref: 1824    Recommendations Approved

The Head of Licensing Service deals with a number of requests for licences under the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act and other pieces of legislations. Details of the licences, applied for and granted are outlined in the report.

 

 

Decision Maker: Head of Licensing Service

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 30/03/2021

Decision:

The Head of Licensing Service agreed to grant the licences as set out in the attached Appendices.

 


26/03/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1821    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Galley and T Williams of Anchorsholme Ward have requested:

(i)£840 as funding to the Environmental Services Department to paint the bus stop poles at East Pines Park in support of a community project.

(ii)£299.70 as funding to the Friends of East Pines Park for the purchase of paint to brighten up the Park railings and bus stop poles in the Park.

(iii)£3,195 as funding to the Advertising Sales Department for the purchase and installation of a replacement bus shelter on Anchorsholme Lane.

(iv)£2,115.94 as funding to the Friends of Anchorsholme Park for the purchase and planting of various trees and shrubs in Anchorsholme Park and the Living Memorial Gardens.

 

Councillors Clapham and Wilshaw of Bispham Ward have requested £4,850 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and installation of an Accessible Basket Swing at the play area at Bispham Cliffs.

 

Councillors Blackburn and G Coleman of Brunswick Ward have requested:

(i)£6,000 as funding to Blackpool Boys and Girls Club towards the upgrading of the Club furnishings and building, and to help support payment for a youth worker.

(ii)£1,200 as funding to Blackpool Music Services which will enable a class of 30 children to experience Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons for a whole year in Brunswick Ward.

 

Councillors R Scott and Wing of Greenlands Ward have requested £884 as funding to Lowmoor Community Centre towards maintenance and upkeep of the garden areas of the Community Centre.

 

Councillors Brookes and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested:

(i)£6,500 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for the employment of a Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) Officer from April 2021 to March 2022 to cover Hawes Side, Highfield, Victoria and Waterloo Wards.

(ii)£1,500 as funding the Blackpool Music Services to enable a class of 30 children to experience Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons for a whole year and also enable the purchase a musical instrument to lend to a child free of charge in Hawes Side Ward.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £6,500 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for the employment of a Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) Officer from April 2021 to March 2022 to cover Hawes Side, Highfield, Victoria and Waterloo Wards.

 

Councillors Cross and Farrell of Ingthorpe Ward have requested £300 as funding to Blackpool Music Services to enable the purchase of a musical instrument to lend to a child free of charge in Ingthorpe Ward.

 

Councillors D Coleman and Stansfield of Marton Ward have requested £3,000 as funding to Blackpool Boccia Club to cover costs for the rental of the Sport Centre and to purchase new equipment for the Club.

 

Councillor Mrs Callow of Norbreck Ward has requested £1,200 as funding to Blackpool Music Services to enable a class of 30 children to experience Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons for a whole year in Norbreck Ward.

 

Councillors Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested:

(i)£6,500 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for the employment of a Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) Officer from April 2021 to March 2022 to cover Hawes Side, Highfield, Victoria and Waterloo Wards.

(ii)£1,000 as funding Waterloo Primary Academy for the purchase of additional laptops for pupils to access remote working.

(iii)£1,000 as funding to Revoe Learning Academy for the purchase of Family Fun Day Kits and resources for pupils.

(iv)£1,000 as funding to St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy towards the improvement of the outside space and resources for the Early Years Learning.

 

Councillors O’Hara and Robertson BEM of Waterloo Ward £6,500 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department for the employment of a Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) Officer from April 2021 to March 2022 to cover Hawes Side, Highfield, Victoria and Waterloo Wards.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 23/03/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


26/03/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1820    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. 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 £6,583.04 as funding to the Property Services Department for the purchase and installation of fencing and a gate to create a community garden area on Bloomfield Road.

 

Councillors Blackburn and G Coleman of Brunswick Ward have requested £2,000 as funding to St Thomas’ Church Youth Club for repairs to the existing snooker table and for the provision of a Boxing Coach.

 

Councillors Burdess and Hutton of Clifton Ward have requested £1,000 as funding to Blackpool Music Services to enable a class of 30 children to experience Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons for a whole year in Clifton Ward.

 

Councillors Brookes and Critchley of Hawes Side Ward have requested £1,415.70 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a Sustainable Christmas Tree at Oxford Square together with Tyldesley Ward.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested £13,640 as funding to the Highways Department for the purchase and installation of 2 x Bus Shelters on Highfield Road.

 

Councillors Campbell and Kirkland of Park Ward have requested:

(i)£1,000 as funding to Blackpool Music Services to enable a class of 30 children to experience Wider Opportunity instrumental lessons for a whole year in Park Ward.

(ii)£1,327.20 as funding to the Parks Department for the repair to the roof of Grange Park Bowling Club.

 

Councillors Cox and Walsh of Squires Gate Ward have requested £18,796.95 as funding to the Highways Department for the installation of a Pedestrian Refuge Island on Clifton Drive.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £1,415.70 as funding to the Parks Department for the purchase and planting of a Sustainable Christmas Tree at Oxford Square together with Hawes Side Ward.

 

Councillors Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested £1,000 as funding to South Shore Academy towards the purchase of school uniforms for deprived families attending the school.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 23/03/2021

Effective from: 24/03/2021

Decision:

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst