Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
consider an update on the Budget and the current financial position
of the Council (stage 2 of 4 in setting the forthcoming
That Officers shall continue to work towards
reducing the projected budget deficit in line with the Budget
Strategy and report back in December with draft proposals prior to
That £100,000 from the car park income budget
be transferred to the Community Support Fund be
REASON FOR DECISION:To
enable Directors and Heads of Service to continue the service
planning process and to help develop proposals with their
respective Cabinet Member(s) for savings, changes to service
delivery and optimise income
Report author: Lee Colyer
Publication date: 27/10/2022
Date of decision: 27/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 27/10/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 05/11/2022
This decision has been called in by:
Councillor Matthew Bailey who writes Called-In on the following grounds:
1) OSPR 12.6.1 inadequate consultation with stakeholders prior to decision – There's no evidence of any consultation with anyone prior to the decision including the Finance and Governance Cabinet Advisory Board.
2) OSPR 12.6.2 the absence of adequate evidence on which to base a decision – No evidence was presented of the decision being based on any reliable data about the operation of the Community Support Fund, including administrative cost or methods of distribution or that the decision represents best value.
3) OSPR 12.6.3 the decision would require a departure from or a change to the agreed budget and policy – The decision is outside the current budget because there was no such thing as the Community Support Fund when the budget was agreed by the Council. It also is an increase in spending which risks a draw down from reserves to cover the redirection of income which is against budget policy.
4) OSPR 12.6.6 insufficient consideration of legal and financial advice – There was no evidence presented that this had been thoroughly examined by the finance and legal officers or that they had put forward recommendations for the Cabinet to consider."
Councillor Lance Goodship who writes Called-In for the reasons as set out by Councillor Bailey."
Councillor Andy Fairweather who writes Called-In for the reasons as set out by Councillor Bailey."