Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change


DECISIONS made by the Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change, Councillor Nick Bennett, on 24 July 2023 at Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams



Councillors Godfrey Daniel and Paul Redstone spoke on item 4 (see minute 32)



28.         Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 11 July 2023


28.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2023.




29.         Disclosure of Interests


29.1     There were none.




30.         Urgent items


30.1     There were none.




31.         Reports


31.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.




32.         Partnerships for People and Place - Update


32.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive.




32.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) Note the progress of Stage 3 of the Partnerships for People and Place Programme;


2) Approve the acceptance by the Council of an additional £100,000 of grant funding from central government; and


3) Agree to use the additional funding to provide a grant to Citizen’s Advice 1066.




32.3     The Council has made significant progress in delivering the Stage 3 Delivery Plan since it was agreed by the Lead Member in December 2022.


32.4     The target wards were selected due to the high levels of households living in fuel poverty, a high proportion of homes with poor energy efficiency and a higher than average proportion of residents who have a limiting long-term illness or disability. The additional grant funding available from central government will enable Citizen’s Advice 1066 to continue the positive work that they are currently delivering through the Partnerships for People and Place project to tackle fuel poverty in these target wards as well as provide more holistic support to vulnerable residents.