Issue details

Emergency Central Government Funding (Rolling Entry)

Due to the ongoing public health emergency the County Council has received a number of support packages from Central Government.  As funds are received the Council needs to determine arrangements to distribute, allocate or make other preparations for the appropriate use of funds received.

 

The relevant decision maker has been determined by the intended use of the allocated funds.  The Council may be required to comply with a number of conditions set out in the terms of the grant which may mean decisions need to be taken quickly due to the need to provide timely financial support related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chairman of the Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee has been consulted as required under Standing Order 3.47.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Chichester South;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The report recommends the allocation of Emergency Central Government funding, as set out in Paragraph 5 , to complete the demolition of the former Chichester High School Yr 7 Building. A project agreed by the Leader in report LDR01 2019-20 in June 2019. It had been intended that this project be funded by a Local Government Funding grant. However, this was lost as it could not be spent during the required time due to delays caused by the COVID19 pandemic. The project meets the criteria for the use of the Emergency Central Government fund. The urgency of this matter is due to the need to let the demolition contract as soon as possible now that alternative funds have been identified to cover the project costs.

Decision due: Before 31 March 2022 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Property

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt jeremy.hunt@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets Email: andrew.edwards@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 24261.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Decisions

Background papers

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