Decision details

Capability Fund grant acceptance

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to accept £144,636 revenue funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) Local Authority Capability Fund to deliver a programme of walking and cycling activities and promotions across the county in 2021/22.



a)    The council accept and gives authority to spend grant funding of £144,636 from the Department for Transport;

b)    Authority for all necessary operational decisions to deliver the programme be delegated to Assistant Director for Regulatory Environment and Waste.


Alternative options considered:

Not to accept the funds and not to proceed

·       The council is currently delivering ‘Destination Hereford Phase 3’ (DH3), which is funded through the preceding, successful Department for Transport (DfT) Access Fund. If the council chooses not to proceed with accepting the new Capability Fund allocation continuation of current activities would cease in December 2021 and additional activities would not be undertaken.

·       Not proceeding would result in a missed opportunity to improve and upscale existing walking and cycling activities and promotions across the county. These activities are in line with the council’s policies within the Local Transport Plan and the complementary measures within the Hereford Transport Packages and help to achieve the corporate delivery plan objective to ‘Improve and extend active travel options throughout the county’ and will support the delivery of the council’s target of county wide carbon neutrality by 2030/31.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Judith Whateley, Principal Sustainability and Climate Change Officer Email: Tel: 01432 260157.

Publication date: 08/09/2021

Date of decision: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

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