Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operational Services)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Townsend Bowen Ltd have offered their services to assist applicants for Disabled Facilities Grants and other discretionary financial assistance in making their applications and overseeing builders and other contractors.
Entering into an MOU enables the council to share information with Townsend Bowen Ltd and to offer them as an option to clients at the beginning of the process.
Townsend Bowen's Fees are covered as a percentage of the grant.


To enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Townsend Bowen Ltd

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To enter into a MOU
Option 2 - not to enter into a MOU - this option has been considered but with such a strong demand for disabled facilities grants and there being only one other agency service operating in the District, an additional agency service will be of benefit and provide healthy competition.

Publication date: 04/11/2019

Date of decision: 01/11/2019