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Greater scrutiny needed before Council-led lottery is introduced

December 14, 2017 7:40 AM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Rugby Borough CouncilRugby Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to proposals to introduce a Council-led lottery for Rugby to ensure that greater scrutiny takes place before the scheme is given the go ahead.

On 4 December 2017 the Cabinet of Rugby Borough Council considered a report concerning a potential council-led lottery for Rugby to help support the local community and voluntary sector. The indicative start-up costs for launching a council led lottery for Rugby would be in the region of £8,000 with on-going annual costs likely to be £10,000.

The amendment would ensure that the relevant Portfolio Holder and the Head of Communities and Homes must present the business case to scrutiny prior to any launch of a Rugby Borough Council led lottery. The original recommendation just delegates the decision to Council Officers.

The issue will be discussed and voted on at a Full Council meeting on Thursday 14 December 2017. The amendment is proposed by Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Paddox) and Seconded by Councillor Neil Sandison (Eastlands).

The amendment:

It be recommended to Council that delegated authority be given to the Head of Communities and Homes to

  • progress with due diligence works required to develop a robust business case for a Rugby Borough Council led lottery; and

Delete second bullet and replace

  • That the Portfolio Holder and Head of Communities and Homes presents the business case to scrutiny prior to any launch of a Rugby Borough Council led lottery.

Cabinet Papers from 4 December 2017

https://www.rugby.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/812/cabinet