Decision details

Update on the Council's Financial Position

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




i)          To note the changes in the Council’s financial position in 2020/21 and the Medium Term.


ii)         To recommend to Council the new pricing structure at Southwater County Park car park as set out in Appendix A of the report.


iii)        To recommended to Council the transfer of the budget and associated operational responsibilities for the Southwater Country Park car park to Parking Services for 2021/22. 


iv)        To recommend to Council the approval of a £89k capital budget in 2020/21 for business waste bin weighing technology and equipment.




i)          The Council needs to acknowledge the highly unpredictable nature of the national and local situation occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the huge impact this is having on its financial position both in the short and longer term. This has moved the Council from what has been a long term healthy financial position to one with predicted large deficits unless action is taken.


ii)         To standardise parking hours across the year and help manage demand for car parking at Southwater Country Park during busy periods.


iii)        To streamline internal reporting processes and have all parking related services within the Parking service budgets.

iv)        The bin weighing technology and equipment will help the business waste service more accurately and efficiently manage the service by identifying trends and overladen bins, ensuring the Council is not subsidising customer disposal costs.

Report author: Jane Eaton

Publication date: 27/11/2020

Date of decision: 26/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2020 - Cabinet

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