Top

Top

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 16TH NOVEMBER, 2015

 

REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE RESOURCES): 13TH OCTOBER, 2015

 

505                CAPITAL MONITORING REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1ST APRIL TO 31ST AUGUST 2015 (MD) -

 

Details of financial progress in respect of the Capital Programme were set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

Appendix 2 provided non-financial information on capital construction schemes with a budget over £100,000. Where a budget shown in Appendix 1 was more than £100,000 but was made up of several schemes that individually were less than £100,000, this scheme was not included in Appendix 2.

The following was noted in regard to the undermentioned schemes:

  • Learning and Development - Ysgol Iolo Morganwg Demountable - Emergency Powers had been used for the inclusion of £50,000 into the Capital Programme for purchase of a demountable at the above school. The scheme would be funded by a contribution from the Education revenue budget.
  • Social Services - Southways Fire Works - this scheme was now completed, however, further works had been identified within the Southway and Cartref residential homes. It was therefore requested that £7,000 be vired into the Southway and Cartref residential home upgrade scheme.
  • Visible Services -
  • Gibbonsdown 2 Project Arbed Funding - Emergency Powers had been used to approve the inclusion of £2.069m for the above scheme in the Capital Programme for external wall improvements and other fuel poverty measures. The scheme would be funded by a grant from Welsh Government
  • Jenner Park and Colcot Pitches - Emergency Powers had been sued to approve the inclusion of £853,000 for the above scheme in the Capital Programme. The work would include the installation of 3G pitch at Jenner Park and five a side pitches at Colcot, Barry. This scheme would be funded from the Jenner Park Reserve.
  • Coast Protection and Land Drainage General - £150,000 had been allocated within this budget for works which were part of the Causeway Improvement Scheme. In order to enable a more co-ordinated approach to the Scheme, it had been requested to vire £150,000 to the Causeway Improvement Scheme.
  • Housing Improvement Programme - Delegated Authority had been used to amend the above Programme budget and consequently the 2015/16 budgets had been reassessed and were now reflected in Appendix 1 to the report.
  • Development Services -
  • Penarth Heights Cycle Parking Project - Emergency Powers had been used to approve the inclusion of £25,000 in the Capital Programme for the above project. This scheme would be funded from Section 106 monies.
  • Llantwit Major Bedford Rise Play Area - a request had been received for the 2015/16 Capital Programme to be increased by £21,000 to undertake work on the above play area. This scheme would be funded from Section 106 monies.

In terms of variances between actual spend to date and profiled spend, the Committee considered the following.

Cabinet had previously agreed that further information would be provided where schemes had a value over £500,000 and showed a variance of 20% or more between actual spend and the profile. The following schemes met this criteria:

  • Amendments to programming / sequencing of works to the undermentioned schemes had resulted in actual expenditure that was less than the initial spend profile. However, this did not adversely affect the final cost of the project:
  • Penarth Learning Community
  • Llantwit Learning Community
  • Modular Building Resiting at Ysgol Dewi Sant.

RECOMMENDED - T H A T the below virements be endorsed and be referred to Cabinet for approval:

  • Southway Fire Works - a virement of £7,000 to the Southway and Cartref residential home upgrade scheme
  • Coast Protection and Land Drainage General - a virement of £150,000 to the Causeway Improvement Scheme
  • Llantwit Major Bedford Rise Play Area - an increase in the 2015/16 Capital Programme of £21,000 to be funded from Section 106 monies.

Reason for recommendation

 

To allow the above schemes to proceed in the current or future financial years."

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources): 13th October, 2015

 

Share on facebook Like us on Facebook