Decision details

Funding strategy for the Forum maintenance

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Policy Development Advisory Group

9 July 2018


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets submitted a report seeking approval for advance funding of The Forum residential service charge account in order that repair works to the exterior of the premises could be progressed in Spring 2019.  Details of the split of the cost of the works between retail, residential and the car park were submitted together with information on how the expenditure would be recovered/ funded.


The Finance and Assets Policy Development Advisory Group had been consulted and supported the proposal.




(i)            That the whole project for exterior maintenance works at The Forum be approved in the sum of £543,000.


(ii)           That the sum of £160,000 of advance funding to the residential service charge reserve fund for The Forum be included in the 2019/20 budget to enable the works to be carried out in the Spring of 2019, to be recovered/funded as reported.


(iii)          That the Chief Executive be authorised to accept the tender and enter into a contract for the works, subject to the whole project expenditure being no more than £543,000.




(i)            To enable essential maintenance works to the Forum to be undertaken.


(ii)           To avoid delaying the works and to meet the Council’s lease obligations.


(iii)          To allow residents to spread the burden of the cost of the works over three financial years.

Report author: Chris Lyons

Publication date: 19/07/2018

Date of decision: 19/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/07/2018

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