Decision details

Responding to the Cost of Living Crisis

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To receive an update on the council’s repsonse to the cost of living crisis


Reason for urgency: The decision is key due to the community impact and the Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee has been notified accordingly




(1)          That the work that the Council is undertaking be noted.


(2)          That the Council’s Food Champion and the work of the Food Insecurity Working Group be supported.


(3)          That the allocation of £250k from the COVID fund to support the Food Voucher Scheme be supported and authority to approve further expenditure be delegated to the Corporate Director Resources, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities.


(4)          That it be agreed to successfully deliver new Central Government funding initiatives that support our communities.

Reason Key: Significant Effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : Healthy, resilient and engaged communities;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Nicola Riley, Assistant Director Wellbeing & Housing Email: Tel: 01295 221724.

Report author: Nicola Riley

Publication date: 04/10/2022

Date of decision: 03/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 08/10/2022

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