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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 14/11/2006
Draft Capital Programme 2007/2008



APPENDIX Di
Waverley Borough Council

ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY Committee
– 14TH NOVEMBER 2006
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Title:
DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2007/2008
[Wards Affected: ALL]
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Summary and purpose:

The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2007/2008 Three–Year Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services within the remit of this Committee. The views of the Committee are sought, particularly regarding schemes within the draft 2007/2008 Programme.
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Environmental implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will impact on the environment.

Social / community implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will impact on the community.

E-Government implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals for implementing E-Government.

Resource and legal implications:

There are no specific legal implications as a result of the recommendation of this report. Resource implications are contained throughout the report.
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Introduction

1. Each year, the Council reviews its three-year Capital Programme and in particular agrees the provisions to be included within the Budget for the year ahead. The overall parameters for the Capital Programme are set out within the Council’s Financial Strategy. The Capital Programme proposals from officers for 2007/2008 are attached for consideration by Members at Annexe 1. This Annexe covers all services, not just those within the remit of this Committee. The draft Capital Programme will be the subject of initial consideration by the Executive on 5th December 2006, further consideration during January and final confirmation by Council on 20th February 2007.

Draft 2007/2008 Capital Programme

2. The draft 2007/2008 Capital Programme is based on the three-year Capital Programme as agreed within the existing Financial Strategy. It also includes any slippage from 2006/2007 where this seems likely to occur. Further schemes, which are additional to the existing three-year capital programme but in accordance with Waverley’s Capital Strategy, have been included with the draft Programme.

3. The Information Technology programme is in accordance with Waverley’s statement under the Implementing Electronic Government Initiative (IEG).

4. Initial proposals for the 2007/2008 Capital Programme amount to 5.4million. These proposals take account of re-phasing of certain schemes following consideration by the Management Team.

5. Members are reminded that the Council’s approved capital priorities are (in order):
1. Health and Safety
2. Disabled Facilities Grant
3. Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) Grants
4. Schemes that deliver the Leisure Strategy
5. Schemes that maintain an income stream or reduce revenue costs
6. Maintaining the Council’s assets
7. Maintaining services
8. Electronic Government initiatives to improve customer service
9. Farnham Maltings grant
10. Partnership funding and other service developments

6. The Committee is requested to indicate any relative support for specific schemes for the services within its remit.

Three-Year Capital Programme

7. The new three-year Capital Programme includes the year 2009/2010 and schemes proposed for that year accord with Waverley’s Capital Strategy. At this stage, proposals for 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 are broadly in line resources allocated within Waverley’s Financial Strategy.

8. Currently, the Capital Programme includes an overall annual provision of 300,000 for Partnership-Funding schemes. Annual provision at this level has been included within the three-year programme, but this will be an additional demand on the Revenue Reserve Fund beyond 2007/2008, as the Community Partnership Fund will be exhausted by 31st March 2008.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee inform the Executive of its views on the draft Capital Programme for the services within its remit, including any relative support for specific schemes.
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Background Papers ( DoF )

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Mr B Long Telephone: 01483 523253

E-mail:blong@waverley.gov.uk

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