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Streets and Open Spaces Portfolio Revenue and Capital Budget Proposals for 2018/19 to 2022/23

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


a) Approve the proposed charges for this portfolio’s services and facilities
b) Consider the revenue budget proposals
c) Consider the capital budget proposals


Matter for Decision

The report detailed the budget proposals relating to the Streets and Opens Spaces portfolio that are included in the Budget-Setting Report (BSR) 2018/19.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces

Review of Charges:

  i.  Approved the proposed charges for this portfolio’s services and facilities, as shown in Appendix A to the Officer’s report.



  ii.  Considered the revenue budget proposals as shown in Appendix B.



  iii.  Considered the capital budget proposals as shown in Appendix C.

  iv.  Adjusted capital funding for item (iii).


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Principal Accountant (Services).


In response to Members’ questions:

  i.  (P96) The Principal Accountant (Services) undertook to clarify post meeting where capital bid benefits would fall as they covered two portfolios.

  ii.  The Streets and Open Spaces Development Manager said Silver Street Toilets had an ageing infrastructure and there was a lot of demand for the facility. The intention was to improve capacity and facilities available. These would be appropriate for a sensitive area.

  iii.  The Executive Councillor said there was an allocation in the budget to provide funding for the ‘tree for a baby scheme’ and for the promotion of it to involve more people.


The Committee resolved by 5 votes to 0 to endorse the recommendations.


Councillor Barnett did not vote.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

Publication date: 02/03/2018

Date of decision: 18/01/2018