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Accountable Body Towns Fund Responsibilities - Annex C


Preston City Council acting as Accountable Body

  • Upholding the Seven Principles of Public Life (the Nolan Principles)
  • Developing a delivery team, delivery arrangements and agreements
  • Ensuring that decisions are made by the board in accordance with good governance principles
  • Ensuring transparency requirements are met - through publication of information on their website or a Town Deal specific website (where further reference is made in this guidance to publication on a Lead Council's website this includes Town Deal specific websites)
  • Developing agreed projects in detail and undertaking any necessary feasibility studies
  • Undertaking any required Environmental Impact Assessments or Public Sector Equalities Duties
  • Helping develop detailed business cases
  • Liaising with potential private investors in identified local projects and schemes
  • Signing the Head of Terms Agreement with government
  • Monitoring and evaluating the delivery of individual Towns Fund projects
  • Submitting regular monitoring reports to Towns Hub
  • Receiving and accounting for the Town's funding allocation

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