Scottish Borders Council

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Consider a request for financial assistance received from Lauderdale Community Council.  (Copy application attached).

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The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.



2.0                 lauderdale Community Council

There had been circulated copies of an application for financial assistance from Lauderdale Community Council seeking a contribution of £1,000 towards the Firework Night in Lauder.  The application explained that over the past two years the Community Council had organised and paid for a firework night, which had been hugely successful in bringing the Community of Lauder together.  This year the Community Council had unexpectedly had to pay an insurance bill of £218, in respect of the Firework event and it was anticipated that this would require to be paid each year when holding the event.  It was further explained that the finances had been placed in a precarious positon as they had to fund the gold pin for the Cornet as the Quality of Life Funding had ceased.  There had been £500 retained for the Fireworks, however this had not taken into account the additional cost of the insurance.  A collection would be taken at the Event to go towards the costs.  Following careful consideration the Members were of the opinion that the grant be awarded on this occasion.  However they wished to emphasise that the grant would not be awarded on an Annual basis.





(a)          that a sum of £1,000 be granted to Lauderdale Community Council to cover the costs of the Firework Night on this occasion.


(b)          that a letter be sent to the Community Council explaining that this funding would not be granted on an Annual basis.


            The meeting concluded at 9:20am





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