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LONGFORD PARK HERITAGE FUND DELIVERY PHASE APPROVAL

Meeting: 20/02/2023 - Executive (Item 84)

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To consider a report of the Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1)    That submission of the NHLF Delivery Phase bid on 25th May 2023 be approved.

2)    That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, to finalise the bid and compulsory supporting documents for submission be approved.

3)    That the need to continue to develop proposals to sustain the project, associated posts, and outcomes beyond the period of NLHF funding be noted.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration introduced the report which was the result of work to secure funding and the creation of a plan to develop the park. The Executive Member outlined the main elements that the update to the park would deliver. It was noted the project required match funding, with the Committee being informed of the partners who would be involved in providing funding. it was noted that a further update on the funding for the project was scheduled to come to the Committee in summer 2023.

 

The Leader welcomed the report and the development in the park which had a very rich heritage.

 

Councillor Blackburn asked for clarification as to when the senior engagement officer role would commence. The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration informed Members that the role would start in winter 2023.

 

Councillor Blackburn noted that the funding for the post was due to end in 2027 and enquired what would happen to the position.  The Executive Member informed Members that while it was currently a time limited post, work was ongoing with a view to secure additional funding for the role to continue.

 

Councillor Butt asked whether the work of the Rylands would be captured by the works within the park. The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration assured Councillor Butt that the Rylands and their work would be central part of the heritage work in the park.

 

RESOLVED:

1)    That submission of the NHLF Delivery Phase bid on 25th May 2023 be approved.

2)    That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, to finalise the bid and compulsory supporting documents for submission be approved.

3)    That the need to continue to develop proposals to sustain the project, associated posts, and outcomes beyond the period of NLHF funding be noted.