Thursday, 28 February 2013

Spending the Members' Budgets

Cllr Lynn Riley and I each administer a £10,000 a year Member Budget.   The idea of the scheme is to allow councillors to make swift decisions and with a little bit of money help local projects and good causes.  The budgets can also be used for highway improvements.  The rules of the scheme allow us to carry any unspent money from year 1 to year 2, and from year 3 to year 4.  So as we are at the end of year 2 we now have the final published list of what we have supported over the last 2 years.

If you read this blog you'll realise that Lynn and I are innovative - and we let community groups decide where some of the money goes.  In fact over £14,000 of the money we allocated was decided by community groups.

We always try to work with other groups to share costs and to provide matched funding where we can.

So what have we supported over the last 2 years - who has got what?

Project Sponsor Amount Councillor
Debfibrilator Project for schools AWD, SLR & CWaC £3,980.00 AWD & SLR
Speed Limit Reduction works on A56- Helsby AWD, SLR & CWaC £2,894.79 SLR
Weaver Words- new Frodsham Literature Festival Frodsham Community Association £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Worklessness Project Frodsham Foundation £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Young People Through the Lens Competition Good Squared CIC £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Learning Outdoors Development Frodsham Manor House Primary School £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Golden Mile Track Development Frodsham Weaver Vale School Fund £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Young First Aiders Frodsham Army Cadets £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Downhill Run Frodsham Community Association £1,000.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Life Magazine Orbit News Ltd. £900.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Life Magazine- (Nov, Dec & Jan) Orbit News Ltd. £900.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Life Magazine Orbit News Ltd. £900.00 AWD & SLR
Production of local history book Arthur Kay £600.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Christmas Festival Frodsham Youth Association £600.00 AWD & SLR
Road Closure at Marsh Lane, Frodsham AWD, SLR & CWaC £600.00 AWD & SLR
Purchase of Gritter for Helsby High School AWD and LF £529.50 AWD
Eglu Chicken House Frodsham CE Primary School £500.00 AWD & SLR
Gateway Award Expedition Runcorn & Frodsham MENCAP Society £500.00 AWD & SLR
Trees and Plants for Castle Park AWD & CWaC £500.00 AWD
Castle Park Tuck Shop Frodsham Youth Association £500.00 AWD & SLR
Festival in the Park 2013 The Rotary Club of Frodsham & Helsby £500.00 AWD & SLR
Expanding sport interest "Challenge Rainbow" Runcorn & Frodsham MENCAP Society £500.00 AWD & SLR
International Youth Development Young Life International  £500.00 AWD & SLR
Replacement of damaged Canoes on summer camp 3rd Frodsham Scout Group £500.00 AWD & SLR
Frodsham Christmas Festival Robert Gleave & Sons Ltd. £490.00 AWD & SLR
Additional Tools Will to Work Workshop £350.00 AWD
4x Homewatch Signs: Frodsham/Chester Villages/Shakerley Cheshire Police £278.25 AWD & SLR
Community Orchard Planning Frodsham Transition Initiative £250.00 AWD & SLR
Computer for Pre-School Children Little Overtons' Pre-School £250.00 AWD & SLR
Purchase of new club car Frodsham Model Car Club £250.00 AWD & SLR
Bereavement Group Wellspring Christian Trust £250.00 AWD & SLR
Library Summer Reading Challenge AWD, SLR CWaC Library £200.00 AWD & SLR

Lynn and I have donated the balance of our money to Frodsham Town Council to assist them provide match funding on highway improvement schemes.