Decision details

Community Car Schemes (Agenda Item 9)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To obtain direction from Members regarding the completion of a process to introduce new governance arrangements for the community car schemes in Breckland.


(1)   To set a deadline of 1st October 2011 for the car schemes operating in the Breckland area to sign the funding agreement, after which time Breckland Council funding will be suspended; and

(2)   To allow six months, from 1st October 2011, for those schemes that sign up to the agreement to implement the changes required.  If they remain non-compliant after six months, funding will be withdrawn.


Reasons for the decision:

The new governance procedures demonstrate best practice, and implementation should be a matter of priority to protect all parties.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1        To continue to discuss the issues with each car scheme individually without a time constraint – this will cause further delays and continue to expose Breckland Council.  This option is not recommended as all the community car schemes have had more than enough time to reach agreement as to whether or not to accept Breckland Council’s funding under the new conditions. 

Option 2        Keep the funding agreement as originally formatted and set a deadline of 1st October to sign the agreement, after which time Breckland Council funding will be suspended.  This option is recommended. 

Report author: Laura Apps-Green

Publication date: 28/07/2011

Date of decision: 26/07/2011

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2011

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