Council champions

General information

Resources

Each Champion is allocated a sum of £10,000 per annum for use at their discretion to finance their activities including:

  • organising and attending meetings, seminars and conferences and other similar events;
  • the payment of a grant or loan to individuals and outside bodies and organisations within the scope of their remit; and
  • other incidental costs necessary to enable them to fulfil their roles. 

Any unspent balance up to a maximum of £2,500 can be carried over from one financial year to the next giving a maximum budget of £12,500.

The Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services as been authorised under the Council's Scheme of Delegation to Chief Officers to process financial approvals.

Accountability

Each Champion is required to prepare an annual report to the Cabinet on their activities in the preceding financial year.

Special Responsibility Allowance

Champions receive a Special Responsibility Allowance under the Council's Members' Allowances Scheme.

 

Champion for Armed Forces Veterans

Cllr Clempson

County Councillor Alf Clempson

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Role:

To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members to work with the organisations that support ex-servicemen and women to work even more closely together and to ensure that veterans and their families get the support they deserve.

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    Champion for Disabled People

    Cllr Steen

    County Councillor Peter Steen

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    Role:

    To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on service issues which support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for disabled people and to raise the profile of disabled people and their needs in the development of policy across Directorates.

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      Champion for Older People

      Cllr Burrows

      County Councillor Joan Burrows

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      Role:

      To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on service issues across Directorates which support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for older people.

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        Champion for Parishes

        Cllr Rigby

        County Councillor Paul Rigby

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        Role:

        To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on ways to sustain and improve effective working relationships between the County Council and Parish and Town Councils in Lancashire.

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          Champion for Young People

          Cllr Perks

          County Councillor

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          Role:

          To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members on efforts across Directorates to provide high quality employment opportunities and apprenticeships for young people, and to encourage external organisations to do likewise.

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