Agenda and draft minutes

Faringdon Area Committee - Thursday, 14 March 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Beacon, Wantage

Contact: Steve Culliford Email: 01235 422520 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 


The committee chairman, Councillor Simon Howell, had sent his apologies for absence.  Councillor Anthony Hayward, the vice-chairman, took the chair for this meeting. 


Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Faringdon Area Committee meeting held on 23 July 2018. 


RESOLVED: to adopt as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 July 2018 and agree that the chairman signs them as such. 


Declarations of interest

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




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. 


Three members of the public addressed the committee in support of their grant applications:

1.    John Tabor, on behalf of Be Free Young Carers

2.    Roger Baker, on behalf of Ashbury Village Hall Management Committee 

3.    Elizabeth Derrington, on behalf of Ashbury Parish Council


New Homes Bonus Grants 2018/19 - Round two pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider the head of community services’ report.  

Additional documents:


The committee considered the head of community services’ report, which set out details of three applications for New Homes Bonus grants.  The committee noted that it had a budget of £19,432. 


The officer’s report had assessed each application against the grants criteria and had scored the applications against the policy matrix.  The committee assessed the officer’s scoring for each application and agreed to increase the score from 2 to 3 for the finance element of the Be Free Young Carers’ application, due to additional funding being secured at the council’s other area committee meetings earlier in the week.  This resulted in that application scoring 9 out of 12, and therefore eligible for the maximum grant under the policy. 


The committee supported the officer’s scores as set out in the report, with the amendment to the Be Free Young Carers’ score.  The committee supported the officer’s recommendations to award grants to each applicant. 


RESOLVED: to award New Homes Bonus grants as follows:





Be Free Young Carers

Client management software replacement


Ashbury Village Hall Management Committee

New insulated floor


Ashbury Parish Council


Ground works and playing field creation