Issue - meetings

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Meeting: 28/09/2021 - Council (Item 77)

Refugee Resettlement Programme

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Commercial. 

Additional documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 2
  • Restricted enclosure 3

Decision:

1.         To approve the following resources required to progress with further acquisitions for the Refugee Resettlement Programme and ongoing tenancy management:

a. Increase the capital programme by £2.2m for 11 properties to be funded through prudential borrowing

b. Increase the revenue budget by £35,000 for increased property maintenance

and staffing

2.         To approve the signing of the Grant Agreements with (LCC) for:

a. Single repatriation

b. 10 refugee families

Minutes:

The Executive Member (Resources) presented the confidential report of the Director of Commercial.  The report seeks approval for the resources required to progress with further acquisitions for the Refugee Resettlement Programme and ongoing tenancy management and approval to sign the UK Resettlement Scheme grant agreements developed by Lancashire County Council (LCC).

 

Following a request from the Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Martin Boardman, Councillor Wilson undertook to provide a briefing note to members regarding Housing Revenue Account. 

 

The Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Wilson proposed, the Executive Member (Homes and Housing, Councillor Peter Gabbott seconded, the (unanimous) Decision

1.         To approve the following resources required to progress with further acquisitions for the Refugee Resettlement Programme and ongoing tenancy management:

a. Increase the capital programme by £2.2m for 11 properties to be funded through prudential borrowing

b. Increase the revenue budget by £35,000 for increased property maintenance

and staffing

2.         To approve the signing of the Grant Agreements with (LCC) for:

a. Single repatriation

b. 10 refugee families