Decision details

Approval to administer the Waking Watch Relief Fund in Leeds

Reference: D52731

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the administration of the Government’s Waking Watch Fund by the Council.

 The Council has received a grant of £693k to support the removal of waking watches by the provision of additional fire alarm systems

The Council need to approve of both the criteria by which funding will be award to affected blocks, the signing of  the memorandum of understanding and the permission to spend £693K.

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

a)  approved the administration of the WWRF for Leeds as per the Government criteria and prospectus

b)  approved spend of the grant up to £693k

c)  agreed the memorandum of understanding

d)  waived the right to call for this decision for the reasons set out at 4.5.1.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

If the decision has not been published in the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions for at least 28 clear days, the reason why it would be impracticable to delay the decision:: The Government announced the funding at short notice and opened the process of as of the 1st February with a six week window for applications. In order to meet the deadlines officers need to develop the criteria for allocation funds and manage the budget. To delay the decision could impact on the funding.

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: The Government announced the funding at short notice and opened the process of as of the 1st February with a six week window for applications. In order to meet the deadlines officers need to develop the criteria for allocation funds and manage the budget. To delay the decision could impact on the funding.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Lead member briefed 29/1/20.

Contact: Mark Ireland 0113 3786334 Email: mark.ireland@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021

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