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Revenue & Capital Budgets - 2018/19 & 2019/20

Joint report of the Chamberlain and Director of Open Spaces.



RESOLVED - With two hours having elapsed since the start of the meeting, in

accordance with Standing Order No. 40 the Committee agreed at this point to

extend the meeting by up to thirty minutes.



Members considered a joint report of theChamberlain and Director of Open Spaces providing an update on the latest approved revenue budget for 2018/19 and sought approval for the provisional revenue budget for 2019/20 prior to submission to the Finance Committee.


*I did not understand a lot of what was being said under this item but I’ve tried to summarise what I took from the conversation*


A Member made a firm point (as a Member of the Finance Committee) that original budgets should not be revised/increased at a later stage in the year highlighting the need for all teams to live within their means. Members were advised that the changes had occurred from a reprioritisation of the CWP and unexpected additional costs incurred during the busy summer period. The Member stated that he would approve the proposed revenue budget for 2019/20 but was not happy to approve the current budget.


The Chairman asked the Committee if they were happy to approve the budgets which had been approved by other Committees. Members (except one) approved the budgets as recommended.


RESOLVED – That Members:-


·         Review the provisional 2019/20 revenue budget to ensure that it reflects the Committee’s objectives and, if so, approve the budget for submission to the Finance Committee;


·         Authorise the Chamberlain, in consultation with the Director of Open Spaces, to revise these budgets to allow for any further implications arising from Corporate Projects, departmental reorganisations and other reviews, and changes to the Additional Works Programme. Any changes over £50,000 would be reported to Committee;


·         To delegate to the Chamberlain any minor budget changes for 2018/19 and 2019/20 as a result of the completion of the asset verification exercise;


·         Review and approve the draft capital and supplementary revenue budget.

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