Decision details

Portfolio Holder updates

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader of the Council presented the Portfolio Holders update report.


Questions were asked around the Levelling Up Fund, the disposal of assets, progress on the Sports Village, the Stronger Together Moorclose Group, a Geological Disposal Facility within Allerdale, the Corporate Restructure, ground maintenance and the Allerdale Local Focus Hub.


With regards to the riverbank works at Millfield, Workington Councillor P Scott enquired about the dub wall on the opposite side, and asked when repairs were to be carried out there.


Regarding the Allerdale House refurbishment works, Councillor Scott asked for a breakdown of costs, including for the further two phases.

Councillor M Johnson agreed to find out and provide the information.


With regards to the repair of broken blue bin lids, Councillor G Kemp requested details on the number of all repaired bins and the associated costs of the repairs.

Councillor J Lister agreed to find out and provide the information.


With regards to the Bulky Waste Collection Service, Councillor P Scott asked how many total collection slots were available across the borough.

Councillor J Lister agreed to find out and provide the information.


Councillor J Cook requested to know from Tivoli when a permanent street cleaner was to be appointed for Silloth.

Councillor J Lister agreed to find out more information.


Under paragraph 9.2 ‘Covid-19 financial monitoring’, Councillor C McCarron-Holmes moved a motion without notice, under procedural rule 4.19.4 ‘to refer something to an appropriate body or individual’.


Councillor McCarron-Holmes said;

‘In relation to the latest new case figures for the variant in Cumbria and in particular Allerdale that I have recently read, they are most concerning. The Borough has seen increases again which are well above the national average, 87% of all cases are in the under 50 age group. We are a long way from normality and I feel that the time is due when we need to seek help.

In the North East of England in particular Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Redcar, Cleveland and Sunderland they are to receive a five week package of government support for extra testing and measures to boost the vaccine rate, this shows recognition of need. I am therefore moving a motion without notice that the Executive consider asking Government for a similar package to assist our Borough at this time’.


This was seconded by Councillor A Smith.


Councillor M Fitzgerald said it was her understanding that the additional funding was devolved down from the higher tier authority so it would be Cumbria County Council who would apply for the additional funding, particularly the Director of Public Health.

Councillor Fitzgerald agreed with the sentiment of the motion and to open the lines of discussion.


Councillor C Sharpe said ‘that since the latest Government milestone there had been concerns around increasing Covid cases, there had been a push within the County to increase the vaccine uptake and bearing in mind the time lag around statistics the County was now seeing a downward trend in cases, something in the region of 40%’.

The Director of Health chaired the county wide health protection group and anything cascaded was monitored by Allerdale’s relevant officers and by the Executive.


A vote was taken, 34 in favour, 0 against and 1 abstention. The motion was carried.


Report author: Alex FitzGerald

Publication date: 29/07/2021

Date of decision: 28/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2021 - Council

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