Agenda and draft minutes

Economic Development - Thursday, 4th November, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2RA

Contact: Olwen Heap 

Items
No. Item

434.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for the meeting were received from Councillor G Mirfin.

 

435.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable and non registrable interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interest in respect of matters contained in the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of registrable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests.

 

 

 

436.

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

The Director of Economic Development and Planning gave members an update on Minute 276. She also informed them that a Senior Economic Development Officer had been appointed.

 

437.

Public participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

 

438.

Revenue Outturn 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of Director of Resources enclosed.

Minutes:

The Director of Resources submitted a report for information on the outturn for the financial year 2020/21 in respect of the revenue budget for this committee.

 

There had been several variations in both income and expenditure during the year and this had given rise to an overall underspend of £63,937 on the net cost of services. After transfers to and from earmarked reserves there was an overall underspend of £51,119.

 

The Director of Economic Development and Planning gave an update on the Clitheroe to Hellifield railway project.

 

439.

Revenue Monitoring 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of Director of Resources enclosed.

Minutes:

The Director of Resources submitted a report for information on the position for the period April to September 2021 of this year’s revenue budget as far as this committee is concerned.

 

The main variances were highlighted. The comparison between actual and budgeted expenditure shows an overspend of £15,616 for the first six months of the financial year 2021/22. After allowing for transfers to/from earmarked reserves the overspend is £2,798.

 

The Director of Economic Development and Planning gave an update on ‘Reopening the High Streets Safely Fund’ now known as ‘Welcome Back Fund’.

 

440.

Capital Monitoring 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report of Director of Resources enclosed.

Minutes:

The Director of Resources submitted a report for information on the progress on this committee’s 2021/22 capital programme for the period to the end of September 2021.

 

At the end of September 2021 £7,950 had been spent or committed. This was 7.8% of the capital programme total approved budget for this committee. At this stage, one of the two schemes in the capital programme was expected to be completed in-year. It was unclear whether the other scheme would be fully committed in-year.

 

The Head of Leisure and Cultural Services informed members that the Gateway Signs had been ordered with Lancashire County Council but no timetable for installation was yet known.

 

441.

Reports from representatives on outside bodies

None.

Minutes:

There were no reports from representatives on outside bodies.

 

442.

Exclusion of Press and Public

None.

Minutes:

There were no items under this heading.