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Salford City Council - Record of Decision

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund Salford


I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:


1.    Approves the Council entering into a grant funding agreement with The Cities an Local Growth Unit (CLGU) for the receipt of a maximum sum of £230,071 in relation to the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) Fund for Salford.

2.    Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place, City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and finalise the detailed financial, commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of the proposed grant from CLGU to the Council.

3.    Authorise the Strategic Director Place to enter into and complete all necessary agreements or documents to give effect to the above recommendations. 

The Reasons are: The Council has received a grant allocation of £230,071 from The Cities and Local Growth Unit (CLGU)as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas by helping to establish safe trading environments for businesses and customers.  

In order to draw down the grant from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund a grant funding agreement is required to be entered into between the Council and CLGU for which approval is sought.


Assessment of Risk: Low


The source of funding:  Total funding of £230,071 ERDF grant Provided by CLGU. Claims will be made in arrears and be paid quarterly.

Legal Advice obtained: Yes - Lauren Armstrong, Solicitor, Commercial (Legal) Team


Financial Advice obtained: Yes - Gemma Singleton, Finance Officer Level 2


Procurement Advice obtained: Yes - There are no direct procurement

Implications arising from this proposal.  Any procurement activity undertaken

as part of the delivery of the RHSS project will be undertaken in full compliance

with the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders and European Structural and

Investment Funds national procurement requirements.   


HR Advice obtained: There are no HR implications arising from this proposal. 


Climate Change Advice obtained: Yes - The purpose of the RHSS grant is to

support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas by

helping to establish safe trading environments for businesses and customers.

As part of these activities residents will be asked to consider how they travel to

their local high streets and retail areas, and the use of active travel modes will

be promoted. Where possible environmental sustainability practices and

measures will be identified where appropriate through contracts to deliver the

required activity.


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

Report of the Strategic Director for Place submitted to Property/Regen Briefing held on 14 September 2020


Contact Officers:     

·         Sarah Heslop, Development Group Leader Tel No: 0161 686 7411

·         Shaun Clydesdale, Project Co-Ordinator    Tel No: 0161 793 3178

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Executive Lead Member /Director

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.



Declarations of interest


Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)


Reopening High Streets Safely Grant Funding Agreement pdf icon PDF 107 KB


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Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)

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