Decision details

Covid 19 Recovery Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

 

To approve the Covid 19 Recovery Plan 2021/22 delivering the immediate actions required to enable short term economic, community wellbeing and organisational recovery.  The plan is centred on three key areas; Economic, Community Wellbeing and Organisational recovery.

 

Work will be based on the lessons we’ve learned, what our residents and businesses tell us is important and our understanding of what our county needs for a successful and sustainable future; we must make our recovery from Covid-19 a green recovery.

 

Decision:

 

That:

a)    The Covid 19 Recovery Plan 2021/22 is approved, implementing up to £6.144m of Covid 19 funding to deliver the immediate actions required to enable short term economic, community wellbeing and organisational recovery.

 

b)   The Director of Economy and Place, Director Adults and Communities, Director Children and Families and Director of Public Health be authorised to take all operational decisions to implement recommendation including, but not limited to, the procurement and commissioning of the identified projects (as set out in the detailed action plan in appendix A).

 

Alternative options considered:

 

Do nothing – The council could decide not to establish a Covid 19 Recovery Plan.  There is a risk that the immediate short terms actions required to stem increasing unemployment, support businesses to recover as soon as possible, and the provision of wellbeing support and advice to those that need it most will not be implemented, furthering the impacts of Covid 19 and extending the recovery period.  There is also a risk that remaining Covid 19 government funding will be lost if not committed and spent in 2021/22, reducing the council’s ability to deliver the critical services required to support recovery

Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Roger Allonby, Head of economic development Email: Roger.Allonby@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260330.

Publication date: 24/06/2021

Date of decision: 24/06/2021

Effective from: 01/07/2021

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