Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED that Cabinet -


(a)    agrees the contents of the Council’s ‘Back to Business’ agenda;  


(b)    allocates £862,000 from the Back to Business budget and authorises the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Finance and Governance to do the following:


          i.    Explore options to provide dedicated resources to manage the Council’s Back to Business agenda;

         ii.   Subject to a Project Initiation Document being approved by the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Finance and Governance and the appropriate procurement rules being followed, to explore options for the refurbishment of Clacton Skate Park;

        iii.   Update the Council’s procurement rules to ensure more of the Council’s spending stays within the local economy;

        iv.   Within the parameters of the Council’s financial regulations, make arrangements for a framework to be developed to provide redundant Council IT equipment to disadvantaged young people; and

         v.    Explore options to allocate additional funding towards local organisations providing mental health services to young people.


(c)    gives thanks and acknowledges those Members who participated in the consultation on the approach and who had contributed a number of the projects and actions that were now being taken forward.

Report author: Richard Barrett, Michael Carran

Publication date: 13/11/2020

Date of decision: 13/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2020 - Cabinet

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