Agenda item

South Lakeland Local Committee Devolved Budget

[Electoral Divisions: All South Lakeland]

 

Minutes:

(1)       Communities Budget

 

A report by the Corporate Director – Resources presented the actual expenditure and commitments recorded against the Local Committee’s Communities budgets as at 28 February 2011.

 

RESOLVED,    that

 

(a)               the following be noted:-

 

Ø             the budget allocations for 2010-11 and the commitments and expenditure recorded to date;

 

Ø             the unallocated resources in the Communities Revenue budgets of £65,227;

 

Ø             the unallocated resources in the Local Member Capital budgets of £150;

 

                           (b)       £2,200 be de-committed from the monies committed to Local Area Partnerships within the General Provision budget from the £5,898 allocation for a Fixed Speed Device on the A65 at Sedgwick as a speed sign is no longer required.  This will leave an allocation of £3,698;

 

                           (c)        £250 be de-committed from the monies committed to Local Area Partnerships within the General Provision budget from the Lakes Parish Council Courses allocation of £750.  This will leave an allocation of £500;

 

                           (d)       £10 be de-committed from the monies committed to the Local Area Partnerships within the General Provision budget from the Windermere Town Council allocation of £2,697.  This will leave an allocation of £2,687;

 

                           (e)       £4,387 be vired from the Neighbourhood Development Team budget to the General Provision budget.  This will leave a spending limit of £153,361 with a projected underspend of £17,209 in the Neighbourhood Development Team budget.

 

(2)       Highways Budget

 

Consideration was given to a report by the Corporate Director presenting the actual expenditure and commitments recorded against the Local Committee’s Highways Revenue and Capital Budgets as at 28 February 2011.

 

RESOLVED,    that the following be noted:-

 

                           (a)       the budget allocations for 2010-11 and the expenditure recorded to date;

 

                           (b)       the Revenue budget including Highway Stewards and Members Works currently has a projected overspend of £4,467;

 

                           (c)        the Non Principal Road Network Structural Maintenance budget is showing a projected overspend of £10,497;

 

                           (d)       the Annual Package of Measures budget is showing a projected underspendof £58,933;

 

(3)       Budget Working Group

 

At this point in the meeting the Chair left the meeting and the Vice Chair took the Chair for this item of business.

 

The Local Committee had before it the minutes of the meeting of the Budget Working Group held on 9 March 2011.

 

In considering the recommendations the Chair of the Children and Young People’s Working Group flagged up the fact that there would be transport issues to be addressed in relation to the Young Persons capped fare transport scheme.

 

RESOLVED,    that

 

                           (a)       the minutes of the Budget Working Group held on 9 March 2011be received;

 

                           (b)       it be noted that following consultation with the Budget Working Group the Chief Executive had agreed not to allocate up to £2,250 to the Lancaster Canal Restoration Partnership towards the cost of submitting a planning application to secure the route of the canal from Canal Head to Natland Bridge (minute 128(3) of the last meeting of the Local Committee refers);

 

                           (c)        the School Crossing Patrol SLA for 2011/12 be accepted;

 

                           (d)       the Highways and Transportation Working Group be asked to assess alternative safety measures which might be funded from any underspend on the School Crossing Patrol budget in 2011/12;

 

                           (e)       the proposals in appendix 1 of the Highways Revenue budget 2011/12 report be accepted (appendix 2 of the Budget Working Group report refers);

 

                           (f)         £50,000 be allocated to the Young People’s capped fares transport scheme from the 0-19 budget.  The balance of £90,255 to be spent according to the recommendations of the Children and Young People’s Working Group;

 

                           (g)       a task and finish group be set up to consider how and to what level Neighbourhood Forums and Local Area Partnerships can be supported in the future.

 

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