Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING:
23rd JANUARY, 2013.
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 17TH
CAPITAL PROGRAMME PROPOSALS 2013/14 (MD) –
Matter which the Chairman has decided is
urgent to ensure Members have the views of Scrutiny Committee in a
The Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources)
on 11 December, 2012 considered the Initial Capital Programme
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 financial year.
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,
Care and Health – 3rd December – the Committee asked
that Corporate Resources be informed of
that the cumulative effect of the substantial nature of the cuts
proposed in the report may
on the provision of services.
and Environment – 4th December – noted report.
and Public Protection – 6th December – endorsed.
Learning – 10th December - agreed report.
(2) T H A
T the following changes to the 2012/13 Capital Programme be
- St. Pauls Church - reduce the budget to nil
and carry forward £250k. into 2013/14. This will require Council
Reasons for recommendations
amend the Capital Programme.”