Decision details

Placemaking Fund – proposed allocations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval of the spending proposals for the Council's Placemaking Fund


The Cabinet was invited to approve the proposed allocation of the Council’s Placemaking Fund.


Members were reminded of how the Placemaking fund was established and of the approved allocations made to date regarding Town and local centres and Climate Change/Economic Growth resources.


The report before Cabinet detailed a number of other proposed allocations which covered:


·  Planting our Future

·  Healing Woodland

·  Enhanced Cleaning

·  Electric Vehicle Charging and strategy rollout

·  Culture and Community events

·  CCTV-enhancing fly tipping enforcement

·  Towns and Local Centres round 2

·  Borough promotion and tourism


Members welcomed the proposals set out above and fully supported them. With regard to graffiti on privately owned property, Members asked what could be done to aid its removal. Officers advised this was not covered in the scope of this proposal, but the issue would be investigated. With regard to the placement of CCTV cameras in support of flytipping enforcement, Officers advised that the “hot spots” were known, but this would be kept under review.




(i)  That the allocation of the Placemaking Fund, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be approved; and


(ii)  That the establishment of new reserves in the relevant portfolios to hold funds for the allocations set out in Appendix 1 be approved.

Report author: Perry Wardle

Publication date: 12/03/2021

Date of decision: 11/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/03/2021

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