Decision details

Funding for the Wheels to Work Programme (Staveley Town Deal)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek the approval of the Cabinet Member to provide to Rural Action Derbyshire a capital grant of £57,000 for the purchase of e-mopeds and e-bikes to support expansion of the Wheels to Work scheme with a specific focus the Staveley area.


Reasons for the decision:

The funding will fulfil the Council’s obligations under its agreement with Chesterfield Borough Council and will allow the successful Wheels to Work scheme to expand its provision in the Staveley area.



Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Not to provide the funding– The County Council’s role in this initiative, as transport authority with responsibility for enabling sustainable transport solutions, is to passport capital funding from Chesterfield Borough Council to Rural Action Derbyshire under a grant funding agreement signed by both Councils. Not providing the funding to Rural Action Derbyshire would place the County Council in breach of this agreement, so is not a viable option.


Option 2: To procure e-mopeds and e-bikes directly– The County Council could potentially offer the same outcome by procuring e-mopeds and e-bikes itself and then making these available to candidates via Rural Action Derbyshire. However, as Rural Action Derbyshire has existing supply chain arrangements in place, whereas the Council does not, there is no benefit in this approach.



Publication date: 20/11/2023

Date of decision: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2023

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