The Service Director People and Places submitted a report seeking approval to deliver improvements to Jubilee Gardens, Cleveleys in accordance with its development masterplan using monies received from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for parks improvements, unallocated monies from the council’s 2019/20 Capital Programme for the Refurbishment of Playgrounds together with external grants secured, and for the scheme to be added to the 2019/20 Capital Programme.
The portfolio holder agreed that
· the council’s 2019/20 Capital Programme be amended to include improvements to the facilities on Jubilee Gardens using £5,300 from the MHCLG ‘Local Authorities Parks Improvement Funding (LAPIF)’, a grant of £30,000 secured from the Lancashire Environment Fund (LEF) and a further grant of £10,000 be accepted from the Big Lottery if the bid is successful.
· the council allocate £10,000 from the 2019/20 unallocated capital budget for Refurbishment of Playgrounds should the Big Lottery bid be unsuccessful. Notification is expected to be made early October.
· the council allocate £5,300 from the LAPIF (total received £17,333) to this scheme. This will allow £3,300 to be the Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment to Entrust who are the LEF scheme regulator. Failure to provide this CTP will mean the application to LEF will not be validated. The remaining £2,000 will go towards the improvements.
· the council accept the £30,000 from the LEF to implement the improvement work.