Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual meeting, Community Grant Panel - Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Online via the zoom app. All councillors and registered speakers will have been sent an appointment with the meeting link

Contact: Chris Lane, Democratic Services Officer 01395 517544 or email  clane@eastdevon.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

20.

Public speaking

Minutes:

Bill McDermott, Chair of Budleigh Salterton Trust reported that the project to purchase Budleigh Salterton  Fire Station needed additional funding. When they knew that the fire station would become available they tried to purchase it on behalf of the community. The building would be going to auction with a guide price of £120,000. But there had been considerable interest shown in it and it was likely to achieve a much higher figure.

 

£200 000 had already been raised and £25,000 pledged from Budleigh Salterton Town Council towards refitting the building; but this might not be enough. They were hoping to acquire the Fire Station for the benefit of the community as a centre for community activities. A large number of people were behind the project and the Trust were seeking grant of £10,000 towards the purchase of the Fire Station for the community benefit.

 

Mike Ferguson, Member of Coleridge Memorial Trust reported that they were seeking funding towards a life sized bronze statue of Samuel Taylor Coleridge at St Marys Church in Ottery St Mary. It was an important memorial for one of England’s most important romantic poets. The statue would help remind and educate people on his legacy.

 

21.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes of the Community Grant Panel meeting held on 18 December 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019 were agreed as a true record.

22.

Declarations of Interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

23.

Matters of urgency

Minutes:

There were no matters of urgency.

24.

Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the press) have been excluded.  There are no items which officers recommend should be dealt with in this way.

Minutes:

There were no items that officers recommended should be dealt with requiring exclusion of the public or press.

25.

Crowdfund East Devon - Budleigh Salterton Community Workshop Bid pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To seek Members support to the Budleigh Salterton community workshop crowdfunding campaign.

Minutes:

Jamie Buckley, Engagement & Funding Officer reported that the Budliegh Salterton Community Workshop project on Crowdfunder has now raised more than 25% of their Crowdfunder total. It was noted that they had now sent back answers to a few questions that were asked and were now eligible to be considered for a Crowdfund East Devon pledge.

 

It was reported that they now had raised £45,133 of a £50,000 campaign. The maximum available Crowdfund East Devon pledge was therefore £4,867.

 

RECOMMENDED that the maximum pledge of £4,867 be made towards the project from the Crowdfund East Devon.

 

 

26.

Crowdfund East Devon - Coleridge Memorial Statue Bid pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To seek Members support to the Coleridge Memorial crowdfunding campaign.

Minutes:

Jamie Buckley Engagement & Funding Officer reported that the Coleridge Memorial Trust crowdfunding campaign project on Crowdfunder has now raised more than 25% of their Crowdfunder total. It was noted that they had now sent back answers to a few supplementary questions that were asked and were now eligible to be considered for a Crowdfund East Devon pledge.

 

It was reported that they now had raised £14,840 of a £20,000 campaign. The maximum available Crowdfund East Devon pledge was therefore £5,160.

 

RECOMMENDED that the maximum pledge of £5,160 be made towards the project from the Crowdfund East Devon.