Presentation on theme: "1 Balancing the Budget Over 4 years. 2 Spending must fall True Grant falls by 27% (£3.3m) next year Council tax frozen for 2011 Council reserves to fall."— Presentation transcript:
1 Balancing the Budget Over 4 years
2 Spending must fall True Grant falls by 27% (£3.3m) next year Council tax frozen for 2011 Council reserves to fall to minimum level
3 Core priorities Waste collection & recycling Support for vulnerable people Support for healthy lifestyles Strategic planning & growth Licensing, elections & regulatory functions
4 Efficiency Savings Reduce management team from 16 to 9 Pay & allowances Efficiency savings of £3m (10%) are targeted
5 Operations CCTV – Reduced or terminated Countryside – reduction in events, reduced maintenance of rights of way. Car Park charges – income increased by 50% over 5 years. Grounds maintenance reduced.
6 Planning Advice no longer free. Transport, cycle & bus shelter schemes reduced. S106 changes – Community Infrastructure Levy
7 Environmental & Community Health Grants to CAB & voluntary groups reduced Less advice on nuisance, noise, pollution & drainage.
8 Housing No social housing grant Slower response to enquiries Less support for housing repairs
9 Customer Services Reduction in staffing
10 Leisure Reduced opening hours Bars Focus on paid for services
11 Capital Projects 4 schemes planned that break-even or better PV Cells on Eastfield House Huntingdon Western Relief Road New Multi-Storey Car Park for Huntingdon Extend St Ivo Leisure Centre
12 Capital Project Reductions Huntingdon Bus Station Transportation Schemes Environmental Schemes Reduction in design and architectural staff
13 Main impact on businesses The positives Funding for the LEP Strategic planning development Business start up premises Economic development team Less positive Town centre partnerships Hardship relief from business rates limited Car park charges CCTV