Agenda and minutes

Overview & Scrutiny Committee (01.01.2002 - 25.05.2017) - Thursday, 5th February, 2015 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234098

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies.


Apologies were received from Councillors D Ashcroft, D Evans, L Evans, M Harvey and G Stacpoole.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no Chairman’s Announcements.


Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2015.


The minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2015 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Draft Revenue and Capital Budgets 2015-16

Prior to consideration by Council on 26 February 2015, the committee is invited to scrutinise and make comments on the Draft Revenue and Capital Budgets 2015-16 report recommended to Council by Cabinet on 28 January 2015.


Please bring your copy of the 28 January 2015 Cabinet agenda to the meeting.




The committee scrutinised the Draft Revenue and Capital Budgets 2015-16 report. Jane Eaton, S.151 Officer, Simon Little, Service Manager Finance and Kevin Harlow, Corporate Accountancy Team Leader were present to answer questions.


In response to a question on the New Homes Bonus, it was explained that the existing percentage of this grant, within its six year period, would still be paid even if no further houses were built, as the grant was paid annually for a period of six years. 


The committee discussed new business ventures and the political ambition for the council to not be reliant on grant funding. 


Following the discussion it was RESOLVED that it be reported to Council that the Draft Revenue and Capital Budget 2015-16 had been scrutinised and the following issues identified:


  • Paragraph 4.2 of the report – further detail to include the percentage reduction of Council Tax Support Scheme claimants;
  • Paragraph 6.4 of the report – correct Alton Leisure Centre to Alton Sports Centre;
  • The second paragraph 6.4 of the report to be renumbered 6.5;
  • Appendix C – contributions to capital be amended to accord with the figures in Appendix B; and
  • Appendix D – all Fees and Charges to be reviewed and confirmed as correct.