Operation Watershed - Application Approved - £ £62,104.92
Slindon Parish Council is delighted to announce that the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change has approved its application under Operation Watershed (29 September 2021).
Full details can be found here Decision – Operation Watershed Active Communities Fund Applications – September 2021 ECC04 (21/22) (moderngov.co.uk)
It has a call-in deadline of October 8th 2021, where call-in refers to the period of ten days following the date on which a decision is made and during which time such decision may be called in for reconsideration by Cabinet.
The decision will come into force, if not called in, on Monday 11th October, which is the date of the next ordinary Council meeting. The Council will then be able to agree next steps and appoint a contractor to undertake the project.
Latest – Decision effective 11 October 2021.
Interim Response from WSCC (posted 10 August 2021)
The Parish Council has now received an interim response to its two alternative applications for grant funding from Operation Watershed confirming that the Highways Team will be supporting the original scheme for funding consideration and detailing its rationale.
As soon as the Parish Council receives a final decision on the original scheme it will circulate details via SlindonLife and its own website. It is anticipated this will happen within the next few weeks.
Applications under Watershed (for informal consideration) Updated 2.7.21 to include additional costs of fish removal and silt storage and drying
Parish Council Meeting – May 4th 2021, Minute 12
At the Parish Council meeting on May 4th members voted to confirm the basis of its application under Operation Watershed and authorise submission.
Members voted to make two separate applications, one based on the original scheme provided by the Council and another incorporating the variation provided by Price and Myers. It has undertaken not to fell the willow tree before 1 August 2021 to allow for a decision to be made on the applications.
Operation Watershed does not anticipate it will make any decisions on submitted applications until early June at the earliest due to May’s elections, which will allow time for costings to be obtained for both the Council’s original scheme and the variation.