Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Consideration was given to the report of Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources, as contained on pages 141 to 158 of the Book of Reports, which sought approval for the Council’s proposed delivery of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (‘UKSPF’) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (‘REPF’) investment programme.
The Leader gave an undertaking to provide regular updates via the Members Update.
RESOLVED: A. That the spending and investment proposals and all other associated work(s) required to deliver, award, manage and monitor both the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (£4.25m) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (£441,630) set out in this Report and Appendices be approved.
B. Thereafter, the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources, in consultation with the portfolio holder be granted delegated authority to amend the investment proposals/plan as deemed appropriate
C. That the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources be given delegated authority to procure specialist support and advice, to ensure the programmes of work can be implemented and meet the UKSPF framework and timescales. The cost of which will be taken from the over-all administration and management fees allocation.
D. That West Lancashire Partnership Board are appointed to act as the Independent Local Partnership Board. The role of the Board will be to provide guidance and advice on the strategic fit and deliverability of the activities funded by UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
E. That the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources in consultation with the Portfolio Holder be granted delegated authority to make alternative arrangements for the provision of an Independent Partnership Board if at any time the West Lancashire Partnership Board are either unwilling or unable to carry out that function.
Publication date: 23/08/2023
Date of decision: 19/07/2023
Decided at meeting: 19/07/2023 - Council