Decision details

Empowering Communities Programme - Creation of Democracy Fund and Ward Fund

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To create democracy fund and ward fund.


1.  That the introduction of a new Ward Fund (WF) for ward councillors to organise at least six ward based meetings a year be approved.


2.  That the creation of a Democracy Fund (DF) to allow communities to hold their own events/meetings to tackle local priorities be approved and that decisions relating to these events, after consultation with the council community champions, be delegated to the director of communities.


3.  That future ward fund decisions be delegated to the cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities.


4.  That Leader’s Question Time be replaced with an annual residents conference to be coordinated by community champions.

Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

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