To receive and consider the report of the Deputy Town Clerk.
The Committee received and considered the report of the Deputy Town Clerk regarding the allocation of annual grants to local groups and organisations.
Members agreed the work provided by all the groups was crucially important to Witney and its residents. The Town Clerk/C.E.O advised the sum allocated for Witney Twinning Association was an historic amount which was the Council’s contribution to the running of the organisation, administration and for their meetings.
The Town Clerk/C.E.O also raised that funds towards a joint mental health training event, run by Oxfordshire Mind and supported by WODC had been agreed under delegation, with agreement of the Leader and Chair of the Committee since the last meeting. This would be funded from the discretionary grants budget line 4100/407.
1. That, the report be noted and,
2. That, the grants be dispersed as proposed, subject to a written request from the groups and,
3. That, £660 from 4100/407 be allocated towards a free mental health training event run by Oxfordshire Mind and,
4. That, the grants be awarded under the General Power of Competence, apart from the amount towards Citizen’s Advice which is awarded under Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1972.