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Contact: Claire Edwards
Apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest.
Item for Decision (Part 1 - Open to the Public):
Salford City Council - Record Of Decision
The payment of the shop rental income from 167 and 191 Langworthy Road, to Inspiring Communities Together (ICT), for use in community projects.
There is a longstanding arrangement for the payment of income from Langworthy Road shops, brought back into use by the NWDA during the Seedley Regeneration investment, to the Seedley and Langworthy Trust (now ICT). The report seeks approval to continue these arrangements.
Formalising the reporting and approval arrangements ensures greater value for money against spend.
SALT was part of Salford CVS, which is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration. Their role and work included providing support for VCSE organisations to establish and develop, including delivering training for their staff, volunteers and trustees.
SALT historically received residual income from shop premises brought back into use on Langworthy Road from funding provided by NWDA. There does not appear to be a formal record or agreement which the Council is able to locate, despite correspondence between the Council and NWDA but in view of the length of time which has passed (now 15 years) any risk of funding requirement breach is low.
SALT’s merger with ICT took place in 2019 and an SLA was subsequently entered into with them to set out the expectations and anticipated community projects as well as the governance and reporting arrangements, and that agreement is now ready for renewal for a two-year term.
Financial Advice obtained: Paul Hutchings, Strategic Finance Manager
This payment to Inspiring Communities Together (ICT) is effectively top sliced from the rental income the HRA receives for the shops on Langworthy Road (specifically the income from 167 and 191 Langworthy Rd less 12.5% maintenance costs). The purpose of the highlight report from ICT is to provide assurance that the £11,025 per annum is providing value for money for residents, particularly as this income would otherwise accrue to the HRA. It would be advisable for SCC to request that ICT provide an action plan in advance for how they will engage with residents and the initiatives they will implement as this will give SCC advanced assurance on value for money and provides a basis for the vfm assessment on an annual basis.
HR advice obtained: N/A
Climate Change advice obtained: N/A
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
Report to Lead Member Briefing.
Exclusion of the Public.
Items for Decision (Part 2 - Closed to the Public):