PROCEDURE - The Chairman intimated that with the agreement of Members he intended dealing with recommendation 2.7 of the report first due to Finlay Carson's declaration of interest in the Food Train only, which would allow him to return and participate in the debate on the rest of the item.
MEMBER - Finlay Carson left the meeting for consideration of the Food Train project - 8 Members present
4.1 AGREED to support the continued service delivery of Food Train Extra Housing Service through funding of £37,400 as detailed at 3.10 of the report;
MEMBER - Finlay Carson re-entered the meeting - 9 Members present
PROCEDURE - The Committee was advised that 3.13.2 should read a shortfall of £236,400 not £131k.
4.2 NOTED the outcomes of the review of the Scheme of Assistance and progress made in relation to the key strategic areas as set out at 3.4 to 3.10 of the report;
4.3 the budget allocations to support the continued implementation of the Scheme of Assistance, as set out at 3.13 of the report;
4.4 to address the shortfall of £236,400 in the allocated budget for the Scheme of Assistance through a contribution from Council Tax income on second homes;
4.5 to amend the Below Tolerable Standard (BTS) Grant support arrangements as detailed at 3.5 to 3.6.11 of the report;
4.6 to provide additional funding to support the expansion of the Handy Van Service of £38k as detailed at 3.4.4 of the report;
4.7 to establish a Trusted Trader Scheme through year one funding of £30k as detailed at 3.9 of the report; and
4.8 to bring a report back to this Committee showing possible options for a link in the Below Tolerable Standard grant support and an accreditation scheme for Landlords and the roll out on the grant changes.