Following a successful Expression of Interest for EU rural funding to support the development of visitor signage and appropriate infrastructure on Epsom & Walton Downs, the Conservators in October 2018 agreed to support the development of a full EAFRD application bid based on the project identified within the Expression of Interest and a budget of £6,300 was approved to develop the full application.
This report seeks authority to submit the full application for funding.
The Conservators received a report seeking authority to submit a full application for European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development funding, following a successful Expression of Interest to support the development of visitor signage and appropriate infrastructure on Epsom & Walton Downs.
Following consideration, it was resolved:
The Conservators agreed:
(1) to note progress of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) bid based on the Expression of Interest;
(2) to the submission of the full EAFRD application bid;
(3) to maximise the proportion of the grant which can be used to fund new signage by asking Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to arrange for the installation of all new signage and the removal of any redundant signs;
(4) that in the event that a bid was successful, to delegate to the Clerk to the Conservators, in consultation with Chairman and the Vice Chairman, the approval of and completion of any contract or funding agreement with the Rural Payment agency for an award of funding.