To receive and consider the report of the Deputy Town Clerk.
The Committee received and considered the report of the Deputy Town Clerk.
As this Committee cycle had been focused on budget-setting for 2024-25, there were few recommendations for current fiscal year spending.
The Youth Council Task and Finish Group had raised Youth Council Member training once it had reformed at the beginning of 2024 as workshops were available from the British Youth Council. There was only £500 in the current year budget allocated to the Youth Council, and this was earmarked for administration costs to facilitate its work, not specifically for training. Members agreed the Council should be investing in the development of Witney’s young councillors so agreed that funds should be allocated in 2024-25 towards a half days training. Internal training should also take place to compliment the official programme.
1. That, the report be noted and,
2. That, funds for half a day’s training is included in the 2024-25 budget for the Youth Council.