Decision details

Citizens Advice Woking - Business Plan EXE19-009

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To determine the grant application.


Following consideration of an application for financial assistance from Citizens Advice Woking at the Executive on 13 December 2018, the Executive agreed that Citizens Advice Woking be asked to prepare a Business Plan setting out how it would work more effectively with the Council.  The Leader drew attention to an updated and more detailed action plan which had been tabled at the meeting.

The Leader advised that, given the significant level of support provided by the Council to Citizens Advice Woking, there was a need for oversight in order to ensure that the Council was achieving value for money.  The Leader suggested that such oversight could be achieved by an annual briefing to Members from Citizens Advice Woking or could be undertaken by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Councillor Barker commented that this would not be appropriate.

In order to allow time for Citizens Advice Woking to work with the Council in a collaborative way, the Leader stated that an update against the Business Plan would be received by the Executive at its meeting on 12 September 2019, and not at the March Executive as originally planned.


That the action plan be approved.

Reason:   To further strengthen relationships between Citizens Advice Woking and Woking Borough Council.

Report author: Doug Davern

Publication date: 27/02/2019

Date of decision: 07/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 16/02/2019

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