Agenda and draft minutes

Faringdon Area Committee - Monday, 23 July 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX

Contact: Susan Harbour 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mohinder Kainth.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 304 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Faringdon Area Committee meeting held on 18 December 2017. 


The minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2017 were agreed as an accurate record 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.  


Councillors Simon Howell and Elaine Ware declared that they were familiar with the work of the Viscountess Barrington’s Memorial Hall trust and would not vote on their application in the interest of transparency, although they were not trustees or parish councillors. They both remained on the committee for the discussion, citing lack of direct involvement with the application.


Urgent business and chairman's announcements

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




Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 


There were no public speakers present at the meeting.


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To consider the head of community services’ report. 


The committee considered the report of the head of community services. This set out the applications received and the committee’s budgets for community grants and New Homes Bonus (NHB) grants.


Viscountess Barrington’s Memorial Hall Trust


The officer introduced the application by the Viscountess Barrington Memorial Hall Trust for a grant of £6,462 towards a £12,925 project to replace the central heating boilers in the Hall.


The committee debated the item. It was noted that the applicant had submitted applications to both the capital grant and NHB schemes, but procedure rules stated that a project may only be funded from one of these schemes. Accordingly, the committee decided to consider this item as a capital application, to allow for the best possible allocation of budget.



1.    To approve the officer’s recommended score of 6 points out of a possible 9.

2.    To approve the officer’s recommended capital grant of 37.49 per cent of the total cost, capped to £4,846. This was to be awarded to the Viscountess Barrington’s Memorial Hall Trust towards the cost of replacing the central heating boilers.

3.    To reject the application for a grant from the NHB scheme, due to the grant awarded from the capital budget.