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Council 28-Feb-2018

28 February 2018 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Michael Popham & Richard Woodford. Contact committee services

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All ground floor meeting rooms are accessible to wheelchair and scooter users.

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pdf icon Agenda [118kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]



Mayor's Announcements

To receive Mayor's Announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.



The Mayor to sign the Minutes of the proceedings of the Council Meeting held on 23 January 2018.

pdf icon Item 3 [46kb]


To receive petitions in accordance with Standing Order 8.


Questions from Members of the Public

Questions in accordance with Standing Order 9.

pdf icon Item 5 [56kb]

Questions from Councillors

Questions in accordance with Standing Order 10.

pdf icon Item 6 [128kb]

Reports and Recommendations from Committees

Budget 2018-2019 and Medium Term Financial Strategy

Report by Corporate Management Team

pdf icon Item 7 [1Mb]


Ward Priority Fund

Councillor Hopper to move:

This Council notes that 15% of monies received from the Community Infrastructure Levy should be allocated "locally" and, according to RBCs CIL Draft Spend Protocol document, these funds can be focused on:

  • Open space improvements / small scale leisure
  • Local highway projects
  • Air quality
  • Community Improvements
  • Renewable energy infrastructure
  • Economic Support
  • & other measures

This Council also notes that as of 15 January 2018, the total amount of CIL collected by RBC was just over £4.5 million and that 15% of this therefore equates to in excess of £675,000.

This Council further notes that Oxfordshire County Council recently agreed to allocate a sum of £15,000 per year for the next two years to each of their County Divisions, which are represented by a single Councillor per Division. These funds are to be spent on local priorities within the Division.

This Council therefore resolves to request Officers to investigate the deliverability of a similar scheme for Reading, such that each Ward be allocated £15,000 per year, broken down as £5,000 per Councillor, to be allocated by individual Councillors on ward specific issues subject to:

  • Scheme to start in 2018/19
  • No funds to be allocated to individuals
  • No funding to be committed beyond the end of the annual funding window
  • Ward councillors can pool funds within their ward
  • No roll over of unallocated funds
  • All funding decisions to be approved by Policy Committee
pdf icon Item 8 [17kb]


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