The Committee considered an update on progress
with small projects that were agreed by this Sub-Committee on
11th July 2017. The Head of Finance presented the report
and explained that the following projects had been completed and
had a balance of the reserve remaining that is no longer
New commercial riverside opportunities - £2,737
Solar feasibility - £10,000
The Corporate Director – Finance and
Resources explained that, subsequent to the preparation of the
report, other sums had been identified as no longer being
In respect of the City app, not all of the amount allocated is for
the City wifi project is needed and £10,000 can be
Outdoor information boards are being funded by third party and the
£10,000 allocation can be returned to the City Plan.
Furthermore, the following projects
still require funds:
Some of the original budget for the City wifi is still needed and
it was proposed to allocate £5,000 from the City app
The Arts Strategy allocation is still needed to develop a strategy
and £5,040 should be put back.
In conclusion this left a total of
£37,737 to be returned to the City Plan Fund.
In the ensuing discussion, the following main
points were made:
It was clarified that the Disabled Go City Guide had received
cross-party support from Members.
Reference was made to the City wifi project and the delay in
delivery. Officers acknowledged that Members’ expectations
had not been met to date and assured Members that the City wifi
scheme will be implemented later this year. In response to a query,
Officers will clarify whether the wifi scheme includes an app and
whether it can be used to promote Council business and events.
RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee agree to:
1. note the progress made in the
various small projects that were approved in 2017; and
2. approve the transfer of the
£37,737 reserves, remaining on the completed projects, to the
City Plan Fund.