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Decision details

Financial Contributions to Parish and Town Councils

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

The Cabinet considered a report which detailed the proposed financial contributions to be made by the Council to Parish and Town Councils in 2019/20 and the continuation of the Capacity Building Fund.

 

            RESOLVED:

 

1.  That, subject to recommendation 2 below, the Council, under the provisions of Section 136 of the Local Government Act 1972, make the following contributions towards the expenses of Parish and Town Councils’ concurrent functions in 2019/20:

 

Bean

£666

Darenth

£1,464

Longfield

£1,225

Southfleet

£0

Stone

£4,151

Sutton at Hone and Hawley

£1,752

Swanscombe and Greenhithe

£5,440

Wilmington

£2,655

 

2.  That the contributions be made subject to the Parish and Town Councils submitting suitably analysed details of estimated net expenditure for the ensuing year by 31 January each year, and actual net expenditure for the preceding year no later than six months after the end of each financial year, in a format prescribed by the Council;

 

3.  That the payments be made in two equal instalments; the first on 30 April (or next working day) and the second, the latter of 30 September (or next working day) or seven days following receipt of the Parish or Town Councils’ 2018/19 accounts, certified as correct by their Clerks;

 

4.  That the Council continues to operate the Capacity Building Fund and makes a contribution of £40,000 into the fund in 2019/20;

 

5.  That the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council, be granted delegated authority to agree the Capacity Building Fund bidding criteria and approval of awards through a Grants Panel process; and

 

6.  That the Council make the following contributions to Parish and Town Councils to compensate for lost council tax income in local areas for the introduction of the council tax support scheme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bean

£334

Darenth

£1,923

Longfield

£631

Southfleet

£198

Stone

£7,021

Sutton at Hone and Hawley

£1,737

Swanscombe and Greenhithe

£14,435

Wilmington

£1,317

 

 

Publication date: 07/01/2019

Date of decision: 06/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/12/2018

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