Matter which the Chairman has decided is urgent to
ensure Members have the views of Scrutiny Committee in a timely
Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 17TH DECEMBER, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE
RESOURCES): 11TH DECEMBER, 2012
INITIAL CAPITAL PROGRAMME PROPOSALS 2013/14 (MD) –
Appendix A detailed financial progress on the
Capital Programme as at 30th September 2012.
Paragraphs 3 to 13 of the report gave details as to various changes
in the 2012/13 Capital Programme as outlined in recommendation (2)
below, the exception of the inclusion of a £42k. budget in the
Capital Programme to fund the purchase of a second mini bus for the
Council’s community transport initiative (approved by the Managing
Director under delegated authority).
Paragraphs 14 to 18 of the report detailed
those variances between actual spend to date and profiled spend
where schemes had a value of over £500k. and showed a variance of
20% or more:
Penarth Pier – delay in letting the works contract although it was
anticipated that full spend would be achieved by year end
Barry Island Footbridge – an initial delay in commencing work on
site but anticipated that full spend would be achieved by the end
of the financial year
Dyffryn Gardens Refurbishment and National Trust Contribution –
delays in the process had been incurred but it was anticipated that
a full spend of both budgets would be achieved before the end of
the financial year
Leisure Centres Refurbishment – works had now commenced and it was
anticipated that a full spend would be achieved by the end of the
As regards 2013/14 Capital Programme, the
2013/14 capital settlement represented a 10% cut in funding over
last year’s allocation but no further cut had been identified for
Appendix B to the report set out the proposed
Capital Programme for 2013/14 to 2017/18. It was considered
likely that further austerity measures could be introduced between
2015/16 and 2017/18 and, as such, a 10% cut each year had been
assumed in Appendix B. As part of a Budget Review covering
the period 2013/14 to 2017/18, the Council would have to look to
mitigate the deteriorating situation insofar as it is able by
reappraising all schemes and looking to progress only those which
were deemed to be a key corporate priority while also seeking to
gain assurances that such schemes were delivered on time and within
Committee were advised of the decisions of
other Scrutiny Committees to the Initial Revenue Budget Proposals,
- Social Care and Health – 3rd
December – the Committee asked that Corporate Resources be informed
of its concern that the cumulative effect of the substantial nature
of the cuts proposed in the report may negatively impact on the
provision of services.
- Economy and Environment – 4th
December – noted report.
- Housing and Public Protection –
6th December – endorsed.
- Lifelong Learning – 10th December
- agreed report.
(1) T H A
T the initial capital budget proposals for 2013/14 be noted
together with the comments of all other Scrutiny Committees be
submitted to Cabinet.
(2) T H A
T the following changes to the 2012/13 Capital Programme be
Sub-standard bridges - reduce the 2012/13 budget to nil and carry
forward £250k. into 2013/14 and bring £250k. from the 2014/15
budget into 2013/14. This will require Council approval.
B4265 Toucan Crossing - include a £140k budget (funded by a £100k.
contribution from the Ministry of Defence and a £40k. virement from
the Highway Safety Schemes capital budget).
Traffic Calming Measures, Durell Street, Llantwit Major - include a
budget of £11k. (funded from a S106 contribution)
Pont y Werin Cycleway - increase the budget by £25k. (funded from
A48 Bus Stop Improvements - increase the budget by £25k. (funded
from WG grant)
Railway Walk, Penarth - include a budget of £15k. (funded from WG
Highways Making Better Use Study: Barry Docks Roundabout A4050 /
A4231 - include a budget of £10k. (funded from WG grant)
St. Pauls Church - reduce the budget to nil and carry forward
£250k. into 2013/14. This will require Council approval.
Disabled Facility Grants - reduce the budget to £1m.
Coronation Street Green Space Improvements - include a budget of
£31k. (funded from WG grant).
Reasons for recommendations
allow full consultation on the future Capital Programme.
amend the Capital Programme.”