Agenda and draft minutes

Abingdon and North East Area Committee - Tuesday, 17 January 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Contact: Susan Harbour 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from the following councillors:


Emily Smith (Vice Chairman); Alice Badcock; Mike Badcock; Debby Hallett; Dudley Hoddinott; Catherine Webber


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To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 October 2016 (attached). 


The minutes of the meeting of 11 October 2016 were agreed as an accurate record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters, which the chair determines, should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances, which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair.


There was no urgent business.


The Chairman announced plans to allow for the delegation of grant awards below a certain threshhold, number of applications, and where there is no competition for resources; to the head of service, in consultation with the Chairman of the committee.


The views of members were sought and these will be compiled, together with those of the other area committees, and recommended to the Cabinet member for grants.


It was agreed that the grants team would work up some proposals based on consultation with the three area committees.



Statements, petitions and questions from the public relating to matters affecting the area committee.

Any statements, petitions and questions from the public under standing order 32 will be made or presented at the meeting.


There were no public speakers.


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To consider the head of corporate strategy’s report.




Abingdon Rowing Club: Car park resurfacing and related work to reduce water runoff into building.


The committee debated this item.




The committee approved the officer’s recommended score of 9 points and therefore the project would be a high funding priority.




To award 48.33 per cent of the total cost, capped to £7,015 (which was 100 percent of the amount requested by the organisation).