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EDEN 10.3.20 HIGHWAYS REVENUE PROGRAMME 2020/21

Meeting: 10/03/2020 - County Council Local Committee for Eden (Item 86)

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[Electoral Divisions: All]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure.

 

This report requests the Committee to determine the distribution of resources among the budget heads within the highway maintenance revenue budget

Minutes:

A report was considered from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure regarding Eden Highways Revenue Budget 2020/21. Members were requested to determine the distribution of resources among the budget heads within the highway maintenance revenue budget.

 

The Local Area Network Manager drew members’ attention to the key changes made to the budget since the draft was considered by the Committee at its January 2020 meeting.

 

Following lobbying by the Chair to Cabinet, £30,000 had been added into the Appleby Fair budget from the corporate centre. This was welcomed by a number of members who thanked the Chair. The Local Area Network Manager advised that the £30,000 previously allocated to this budget would now be spent on gully cleansing.

 

The Chair explained the actions he had undertaken to secure the additional funding, welcoming that the budget had been secured from the corporate centre. He stressed that it should be ensured that this allocation was continued in future years. He welcomed that this would allow more work to be undertaken on drainage cleansing.

 

A member stated that the costs for Appleby Fair had resulted in a financial burden for residents as the money had come from the highways budget and welcomed that this burden would now be alleviated. He commented on the positive benefits of Appleby Fair and on his increased understanding of how important the Fair is to Travellers.

 

The Local Area Network Manager proceeded to explain in detail how the £30,000 would be used for drainage cleansing. He commented on the sharing of gully cleansing equipment with Carlisle and that the budget would allow greater flexibility to deal with the drain cleansing programme.

 

The recommendations were moved en bloc and agreed by the assent of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that,Members agree the distribution of the devolved highways maintenance revenue budget for 2020/21 as proposed in paragraph 4.3 of the report